A photo of June and the kids making marshmallows at the junior herbalist club which are great for sore throats and coughs due to the demulcent anti-inflammatory action.

Marshmallow at the Junior Herbalist Club

The children had a lot of fun at this Junior Herbalist Club session. We made Marshsmallows! and used actual Marshmallow root powder! The kids loved learning about Marshmallows soothing, softening and cooling actions. They were grossed out to learn that these actions are due to the gooey snot-like quality of Marshmallow. There was alot of […]

A photo of Ribwort Plantain flower and leaves. The leaves are used for bites, stings and cuts and hay fever

Ribwort Plantain

Apparently I am obsessed with all of the herbs. I get so excited when talking about all of their amazing qualities 💚 Ribwort is amazing for cuts, grazes, burns and stings. Specifically bee stings! It’s also great for… 🌱Hay fever! I use it in my herbal blends to soothe the inflamed mucous membranes in the […]

Photo of a pink rose flower. Rose is used to balance hormones and as an anti-depressant and during the menopause

Herbal Menopausal Support

In the western culture this word fills most women with dread as it’s seen as a terrible thing that happens to women of a certain age, but not all cultures view it this way. In fact, in many cultures around the world view the menopause as a time when women step into their new role […]

A photo of the white bell shaped flowers of Snowdrops showing through the leaves at Sabbat Imbolc

Imbolc Blessings

Imbolc Snowdrops February 1st is Imbolc which is the midway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It is also a new moon so it’s doubly magical Imbolc is associated with the Goddess Bridget or Bride who is connected to healing, fertility, poetry and blacksmiths!! Powerful strong Goddess! Imbolc is a good time […]

A photo of the sun shining over a reservoir and grassy meadow
Felt Sense – Author Unknown

“I am the pain in your head, the knot in your stomach, the unspoken grief in your smile.I am your high blood sugar, your elevated blood pressure, your fear of challenge, your lack of trust.I am your hot flashes, your cold hands and feet, your agitation and your fatigue.I am your shortness of breath, your […]

A photo showing the trunk and branches of a Horse Chestnut Tree, used to improve the tone of veins

Horse chestnuts

Lovely morning foraging for horse chestnuts. Going to put 1 in each corner of every room to deter the spiders now 🕷🕸Some of the uses of Horse chestnut Tightens and tones veins Used for varicose veins and haemorrhoids. Spider deterrent 😊  

A photo showing different herbal remedies made at the Junior Herbalist Club. The home-made remedies include creams, ointments, syrups, soaps and cough drops.

Junior Herbalist Club

Exciting course for kids coming Starts Saturday 18th September 2021 at 10.30am at The Botanical Gardens Leicester. Suitable for children from ages 7 – 11. Each month we will be learning about the medicinal uses of plants, stories, songs, growing, harvesting, and making something to take home (lavender bags, lip balms, bath bombs, lotions, potions […]

A photo of pink Echinacea flowers against a background of green plants. Echinacea is used to treat coughs, colds and fevers

Electric Echinacea

I absolutely love it when the Echinacea comes out. It’s such a happy herb with huge beautiful daisy-like flowers and the bees can’t get enough of it. It’s a very popular well known herb and is mostly known for it’s immune boosting actions. This is largely due to the constituents in Echinacea called Alkamides, which […]

Photo showing the purple flowers of lavender which are used to treat migraines, calm the nervous system and promote good sleep.

Calm and relaxed

Anxiety affects us all from time to time but it can be crippling for some. In these stressful times we need our herbal allies support more than ever to help us relax, cope with our fears and find our way back to a place of balance. Most of the herbs that help to achieve this […]