Meadowsweet is Nature’s NSAID

Meadowsweet is Nature’s NSAID

Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) is one of my favourite herbs when it comes to digestive disorders or anything anti-inflammatory. It’s best known for its salicylates.  Salicylates are nature’s non steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) but they’re packaged a little...
Turmeric is a Great Liver Herb

Turmeric is a Great Liver Herb

What’s In Turmeric? Researchers have isolated a number of phytochemicals from turmeric.  The orange-yellow volatile oil contains turmerone, atlantone and zingiberone (which accounts for 4% – 14%).  Curumin accounts for just 0.3% – 5.4%. ...
The Stories Plants Could Tell

The Stories Plants Could Tell

My Mum told me the most amazing story the other night. It totally blew my mind, so of course, I had to share it with you. She has two rather wonderful plants in her garden. One is a cutting from her Grandmother’s house and one is a cutting from her Aunt...