Thyme Checklist

Thyme Checklist

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a must-have herb to keep in the kitchen.  Use it fresh in the summer and the dried herb in the winter.  Add it to your food, make herbal teas with it, add it to your creams and ointments. Its benefits and medicinal uses are applicable all...
Turmeric Has a Wide Variety of Benefits

Turmeric Has a Wide Variety of Benefits

Turmeric, also known as Curcuma longa, is benefitting from some great research at the moment.  It’s a fabulous herb with a wide range of benefits.  Great for the skin, helpful for the liver and gallbladder, and a brilliant anti-inflammatory. I’ve recently...
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%. ...