Treating your body

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The Chelsea Fringe, the alternative gardening festival

on July 21, 2014

The Chelsea Fringe, the alternative gardening festival is a private garden and is no longer viewable. It is a great example of a herbal garden and some of my work - a serene 80ft garden in Maida Vale that was transformed into a traditional English medical garden.


on July 15, 2014


Here's a glimpse into a fun-filled day in London during one of my workshops. Attendees were shown how to prepare an ointment and we tasted some freshly picked herbal tea from the garden. Workshops can be tailored to your needs.

What is the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP)?

on April 17, 2014

The CPP is a professional membership organisation of western medical herbalists that sets the highest standards of practice in herbal medicine.  Established in 1991, it has members in 11 countries including Australia, South Africa and the USA.

All members are required to participate in a professional training scheme updating them with the latest scientific developments in medical and herbal research.  All members are fully insured.

How does herbal medicine work?

on April 17, 2014

Herbs work to restore balance within the body by stimulating certain functions or relaxing them where necessary. Herbs are selected to build and strengthen the body's natural responses to ailments in order to heal itself more efficiently.

Every herbal medicine mixture is tailored to the individual's needs. And since we are all different most herbal medicine mixtures will be different too. The herbalist has a selection of flowers, barks, leaves and roots available to help with your healing process.

How long will I need to use herbal medicine?

on April 17, 2014

At your first consultation I will clarify how long your treatment may need to last.  However, during the treatment you may find that your health improves quicker than expected.  Monthly visits are normal and for long term treatments a visit every three months may be adequate.

Can children take herbal medicine?

on April 17, 2014

Herbal medicine is suitable for babies and children of all ages.

Urtica dioica Nettle

on January 26, 2012

You may not want to grow this plant in your garden but the next time you come by a nettle patch why not make a tea or a delicious soup.  Wear gloves and cut the tops with a scissor.  You only need to cut the top 4-6 leaves.  Some tops may have seed heads, leave these plants to ensure next year's nettle patch.  Nettles are rich in minerals including iron, vitamin C, serotonin and calcium.  No need to worry about stinging your throat as the heat inactivate the stingers making it safe to eat.  

Galium aparine Cleavers

on January 18, 2012

For a refreshing spring drink try to this. Take a handful of Cleavers and wash and chop. Place in a coffee plunger or a jug. Cover with spring water and leave to infuse overnight in the fridge. In the morning strain and drink within two days.