I have a Cramp Bark bush in my back garden. This plant is otherwise known as Guelder Rose or Viburnum opulus. It has palmate leaves a little like sycamore but is, in fact, related to the Elder bush, Sambucus nigra … Continue reading
When I first started looking at the internet, which was later than some and earlier than others, I naively thought that the Frequently Asked Questions (or FAQ) on websites was literally that, the most frequent questions people ask. How wrong … Continue reading
Had a patient the other week where I thought – “you need some dried dandelion roots for your liver, to boil up with other herbs.” But – conniptions – none in stock! Fairly frantic digging on my (chemical free) allotment, … Continue reading
URHP AGM I’ll be going to the Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners AGM and Conference (link above) in Warwickshire from 20-22 June 2014. Promises to be a good weekend with Lesley and Michael Tierra on tongue and pulse diagnosis.
I’ve just been to an inspiring professional conference of the URHP. It was an encouraging get-together of practising herbalists not least because my presentation on lessons learned from patients over 20+ years in practice was well received! The highlight of … Continue reading
Now that I am (temporarily) off the treadmill of University lecturing and clinical supervision, I had a rare cycle ride along the Leeds-Liverpool canal yesterday and found the perfect Hawthorn tree in full bloom. Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna and Crataegus laevigata) … Continue reading