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Registered Medical Herbalist
Luzia Barclay
DBTh MIRCH
Tel: 01722 330663

News Archive

Articles from 2020
It looks as if the corona virus is here to stay. The question arises: How can we strengthen our health and specifically our respiratory system so that ...
This new virus, that seems to originate from bats, can affect our airways and lungs. It can lead to a cough, a high temperature and shortness of breat ...
Articles from 2019
In Nature as in the human gut, biodiversity is essential for health. Antibiotics can save lives, no doubt about that. Using antibiotics however, le ...
Why there are plenty of reasons to respect the good old nettle! If any plant should be called a superfood, the stinging nettle deserves that title. ...
Articles from 2017
June last year saw the first international propolis conference take place in Strathclyde University, Glasgow. Scientists and researchers from all over ...
There are many reasons for gathering and eating wild garlic or ramsons, as it is also known. An old English proverb says: Eat leeks in Lide (M ...
There are lots of great remedies that can help children recover from all sorts of common illnesses. Here are a few of my favourites. Fennel tea is ...
Articles from 2016
This summer the passionflower in my little South facing garden in Salisbury went wild. It expanded into my neighbour’s garden and I don’t know ...
Articles from 2015
Unfortunately it does happen that we cut ourselves, burn our skin, maybe even break a bone or catch a cold. And hopefully we get better soon afterward ...
Articles from 2014
Liquorice has been used as a sweet treat and flavouring for hundreds of years. You might know it as Pontefract cakes or as Liquorish Allsorts. Apart f ...
A herb that likes to have its feet in water This plant has erect, sword-shaped leaves which bear a resemblance to those of the Iris. Botanically it ...
Articles from 2013
In Britain health authorities advise not to give Echinacea to children under 12 years. A spokesperson for the Medicines and Healthcare Products Reg ...
Do your hands get rough and dry from gardening or other outdoor work? Comfrey ointment might restore your skin quite effectively. It is easy to mak ...
It is said to get its name from the archangel Michael who told of its use as medicinerful effective natural antibiotic A striking plant that is not ...
Garlic - a powerful effective natural antibiotic At the beginning of this year we were being warned again by the chief medical officer that “medi ...
The Romans brought the oat cereal to Britain. It settled particularly well in Scotland where it became a mainstay of the Scottish diet: in the form of ...
Now is the time to research natural remedies with anti-microbial and immunity-boosting effects On the 24th January 2013, the BBC drew attention to ...
Ground clay is one of the oldest remedies used by mankind, and it’s still used today in many countries. In France ground clay is sold as ‘Argil ...
Articles from 2012
The one and only time I ever found milkthistle growing in the wild was on a walk along the coast from Kimmeridge in the Purbeck Hills. There were n ...
Ginkgo biloba (Maidenhair tree) is one of the most interesting medicinal trees on the planet. There are over 400 scientific studies into ginkgo bil ...
Never have I seen as much horsetail growing in one place as at the Coldharbour allotment in Salisbury. Curse or blessing? Weed or medicinal herb? T ...
For thousands of years honey has been loved for its sweetness. Early rock paintings in Africa and eastern Spain from around 7000 B.C. show people gath ...
The common garden thyme loves poor stony soil, a dry and warm place, and plenty of sun, the more sun the better. It is indigenous to Mediterranean reg ...
Nettles are not the most popular of plants. They sting and can be a stubborn weed in gardens and along garden fences. ..Do nettles need even an introd ...
Don't we love delicious hot cross buns? So buttery, sweet and spicy! A tasty treat to mark the end of winter, traditionally eaten on Good Friday, sha ...
Chances are that your medicine cabinet contains aspirin. Aspirin has its origins in the bark of the white willow tree and in the pretty plant meadowsw ...
Many beekeepers find propolis a nuisance. However healthwise, it is worth its weight in gold. Bees use the sticky substance just as humans would use ...
Articles from 2011
Ginger and turmeric come from the same plant family, the zingiberaceae. Both rhizomes have antiinflammatory properties. Like turmeric, ginger also ...
Luzia received a visit from the local Salisbury Journal's correspondent Anne Morris for an interview. www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/green_living/942112 ...
Turmeric is the spice that gives curries that bright yellow colour. Turmeric root does not grow in our climate but many people have the dried and grou ...
When walking along a river or small stream you are likely to find some comfrey. You might even have it in your garden. It is a popular plant for garde ...
Moving to the beautiful city of Salisbury So the news is that Luzia Barclay, registered medical herbalist, is coming to Salisbury! The move will ...
A newsletter in association with the Sturminster Newton Transition Town Group. Part of the Transition Town Network. Download the newsletter in PDF ...
Yesterday 11.1.11 we had some good news. People who were infected with N1H1 swine flu “have an extraordinary immune response, producing antibodies t ...
A newsletter in association with the Sturminster Newton Transition Town Group. Part of the Transition Town Network. Download the newsletter in PDF ...
Articles from 2010
2010 - 2011 Lecture Series: Preparing for Winter: prevent colds and flu With Lori Hillman - acupuncturist and Luzia Barclay - herbalist 6th Decemb ...
A newsletter in association with the Sturminster Newton Transition Town Group. Part of the Transition Town Network. Download the newsletter in PDF ...
2010 - 2011 Lecture Series: Preparing for Winter: prevent colds and flu With Lori Hillman - acupuncturist and Luzia Barclay - herbalist 16th Novem ...
2010 - 2011 Lecture Series: Healthy Children With Lori Hillman - acupuncturist and Luzia Barclay - herbalist At The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, ...
A newsletter in association with the Sturminster Newton Transition Town Group. Part of the Transition Town Network. Download the newsletter in PDF ...
On Tuesday 20th April a new event takes place in Shaftesbury to include a Nutrition lecture on Stress and Food Intolerances from Fiona Waring: Nutriti ...
A newsletter in association with the Sturminster Newton Transition Town Group. Part of the Transition Town Network. Download the newsletter in PDF ...
"A new superbug that is resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics has entered UK hospitals, experts warn." (source BBC News, 11 August 2010). ...
A newsletter in association with the Sturminster Newton Transition Town Group. Part of the Transition Town Network. Download the newsletter in PDF ...
A newsletter in association with the Sturminster Newton Transition Town Group. Part of the Transition Town Network. Download the newsletter in PDF ...
A newsletter in association with the Sturminster Newton Transition Town Group. Part of the Transition Town Network. Download the newsletter in PDF ...
Another newsletter in association with the Sturminster Newton Transition Town Group. Part of the Transition Town Network. Download the newsletter i ...
Articles from 2009
Pain... Acute pain is a signal for alarm. It has life-protecting functions. It is a cruel friend A life without pain might seem be desirable, th ...
This week we are being told of a significant rise in people suffering from multiple allergies. Questions are being asked into the possible causes. Tod ...
Articles from 2008
This article is sourced from The Blackmore Vale Magazine dated 8 December 2008As many readers will know, using herbs for healing isn't a "New Age" cra ...
Dying to Look Beautiful The title may be over the top. You won’t die when you put your lip gloss on, brush your teeth or wash your hair.. Sadl ...
Writes Luzia Barclay: I will always be grateful to my sister for introducing me to propolis. Since then I use it regularly, as do my family and ...
Lyme's Disease 1) Late spring and early summer are the worst times to get bitten by a tick. Some ticks carry a bacterium called Borrelia. Whe ...
Hay fever, wheezes and sneezes... How you could enjoy your Summer? 11 top tips. Most people look forward to the end of Winter and to the be ...
In the search for answers to many illnesses, people are once again turning to nature. Plants that offer true healing, without the side effects of man- ...
Have you ever read the label on a packet of Aspirin? “Aspirin may sometimes cause irritation or bleeding of the stomach, difficult breathing or asth ...
After the long Winter months we're looking forward to Spring and Summer… but if only we had more energy! We all occasionally suffer from fatigue. ...
Are you one in eight? Statistics show that one in eight couples is infertile. Some types of infertility may be permanent, but some may be reversibl ...
Articles from 2007
When you first consult me I will take your whole case history. You will be asked questions relating to the body systems to find out how they are funct ...
Panic over Swine Flu could lead millions of people into taking anti-viral drugs such as Tamiflu needlessly, says registered medical herbalist Luzia Ba ...
News has been released by The Lancet Medical Journal showing that Echinacea “decreases the risks of catching a cold by more than 50%.” This new ...
Transcript of an article published in the Bournemouth Daily Echo: www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/features/1282571.Thyme_to_turn_to_herbs/ AFTER yea ...
Article for paper: The Western Gazette Jan 07. Local herbalist warns about the overuse of antibiotics and offers opportunities to learn about natur ...
Luzia (left) and Georgie windsor (right) in the BBC studio discussing herbal medicine and taking calls from listeners. Listen again to the show [fo ...
This Sunday 25th February was Luzia's second appearance on the BBC Radio Solent show. She was really getting into the swing of things! The first pa ...
Following the launch of www.herbsforhealing.org.uk, Luzia Barclay has been invited to guest on BBC Radio Solent's The Good Life show presented by Geor ...
Articles from 2006
January 2007 sees the launch of our revamped interactive website! www.herbsforhealing.org.uk allows you to find out about herbs and herbal medicine ...
During 2006 we ran a number of new Courses. They were an instant hit. Some of the most popular were: - Make your own cream, tincture and tea. - N ...
Long Crichel's Walled Garden: a haven for those interested in growing natural food and medicines Luzia has been working with the Long Crichel Baker ...
To date, the bird flu virus has been able to move from bird to human, but not from human to human. However, it may only be a matter of time. Whilst ...