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How to make rose petal tincture

How to make rose petal tincture

Rose petal tincture is easy to make and this sort of medicine making is good for the soul. A tincture is a combination of your herb, alcohol and water that is left to macerate for a set period of time. The alcohol / water medium encourages plant chemicals to move from...

How to make nettle pesto

How to make nettle pesto

We're half way through spring and the warm weather has arrived. Hooray! I love this time of year as it's a treasure trove of fresh green spring leaves. My favourite are the fresh green tips of nettle. If nettle tea isn't your thing, try this nettle pesto recipe....

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...

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