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How to blend a tasty herbal tea

How to blend a tasty herbal tea

Creating a herbal tea that looks great, tastes great and smells divine is an art and a science. In the first of this 3-part series, I'll be sharing the secrets medical herbalists use to create a fabulous tea. Today we're looking at the art of blending for a tasty...

Reduce congestion with this herbal steam

Reduce congestion with this herbal steam

There's nothing worse than being clogged up, eyes streaming, when you are full of cold. Reduce congestion with this herbal steam inhalation. A herbal steam inhalation is essentially a herbal tea. But instead of drinking it, you place your head over a bowl of steaming...

Sweet Violet

Sweet Violet

I've always had a soft spot for sweet violet. I love the smell. The taste is divine. My favourite sweets are violet cremes. I used to treat myself to a small box of rose and violet cremes from Fortnum and Mason when I lived in London every Christmas. Just remembering...

Reduce congestion with this herbal tea

Reduce congestion with this herbal tea

Travelling around with a headcold is no fun. I was congested with a blocked nose and sinus related headache. So I popped into a local herbal store and bought some herbs to remedy the situation. Ingredients 30g Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) leaves 15g Mullein...

How to Make Rosehip Syrup

How to Make Rosehip Syrup

Whilst the winter chill arriving is not usually a cause for celebration, it does herald the beginning of rosehip picking season.  Rosehips are best harvested after a good frost. Collect them when they are fully matured and have reached their most vivid shade of red or...

How to Make Sage-Infused Honey

How to Make Sage-Infused Honey

Sage Helps When You Have a Sore Throat I'm seeing a lot of colds and flu now that the weather is turning colder.  Sage is a wonderful herb that is at home in most sore throat remedies.  Research shows it's antibacterial activity is due to its thujone content so it's...

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