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Price Change

New Year, New decade (!) and, I fear, new prices. Due to rising costs and the unreliability of the postal service, I have put up my prices a little as of January 1st 2020: Donald Purves Traditional Herbalist Price List … Continue reading

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Dispensary Hut Completed

The finished dispensing hut in the corner of the garden, as viewed from my office. My fabulously talented son, Habib has done me proud in building this working space for me. Room for all my approximately 150 stock tinctures (two … Continue reading

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Yuletide Greetings

Today is the Winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the time when the light begins to return. Traditionally (going way back), this is the British Midwinter Festival of Yule (although winter is just … Continue reading

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Did you know skin has a microbiome?

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New Dispensary Update

Walls, floor and beginnings of a roof Work slowed down a little as Habib has been busy with other things. Nevertheless, from last week, we now have fully insulated floor and walls (Ignore the youtube ads afterwards – nought to … Continue reading

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Bespoke Dispensary Hut

A new dispensing hut is taking shape in my garden. Habib Purves is building it from scratch for me. With the demise of The Healing Clinic in May 2019, I no longer had a dedicated space to make up my … Continue reading

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I have moved

The lease at The Healing Clinic in Merchantgate, York has come to an end. I am now seeing patients, by appointment, (call or text 07504839301; email: dapurves@gmx.com) at the Quaker Meeting House in Friargate, York. This is still in the … Continue reading

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What do relaxing herb teas taste like?

Had a lovely time tea tasting with the York LGBT Forum on Friday 9th November at Briar House Resources, part of the Community Wellbeing Centre in Merchantgate, York.  There has been European Social Funding to provide confidence building and wellbeing … Continue reading

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Spring Fever – Hay Fever – Herbal Solutions

  If the sight, or even thought of pollen laden trees and flowers fills you with dread about the months to come, help is at hand. Allergic rhinitis, commonly known as Hay Fever, is amenable to treatment with Herbal Medicine … Continue reading

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New Herb Garden – Hammer and Sickle

Part of the point of moving house was to be able to grow herbs in my own garden and not need an allotment.  Our new house has a beautiful established garden with many shrubs, these beautiful trees: and a lawn. … Continue reading

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