Comfrey

October 30, 2009 Dave Hamilton 5

Common Comfrey is related to both the herb ‘borage’ and the similar plant ‘Russian comfrey.’   Herbalists have used it for centuries, including the classical Greeks and the Turks.   Its old English name was […]

A quick guide to vitamins

October 30, 2009 Andy Hamilton 0

Vitamins can be broken into two groups – Fat soluble and water soluble. The Fat Soluble vitamins are Vitamins A, D, E and K.   They are stored in the liver so unlike water soluble vitamins, […]

Iron, Calcium and Salt

October 30, 2009 Dave Hamilton 3

IronIron is useful throughout the body but it is mainly present in our blood where it is attached to a molecule known as haemoglobin. It is the presence of these haemoglobin molecules that gives us […]

Dandelion crop or pest?

October 30, 2009 Andy Hamilton 8

Dandelions are traditionally a well-know bane of most gardeners, their deep roots make them a tough weed to eliminate from any plot.   To ensure they do not return the entire root must be taken […]

Rosemary rosmarinus officinalis – growing, medicinal, sowing, cuttings

May 3, 2009 Andy Hamilton 1

Rosemary is an aromatic herb from the libiatae (mint) family and is a gardeners friend as it is known to be a natural insect replant. If left unchecked it can grow to over 2m (6.6ft) tall, regular picking and pruning will keep your plant more manageable. It has needle like grey\green leaves and its flowers are small and pale blue/pink in colour. There are several decorative variegated types, but none are as hardy as the ordinary green rosemary […]

Natural remedies for Colds and Flu – Part 1 By Andy Hamilton

December 2, 2008 Andy Hamilton 0

  As I am writing this on the coldest day this winter I thought it was perhaps time to dedicate a page to natural remedies for coughs and colds. Remember though, that your medical practitioner […]

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