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Registered Medical Herbalist
Luzia Barclay
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Angelica - June 2013 Newsletter
Angelica is a traditional and very versatile remedy said to get its name from the archangel Michael who told of its use as medicine. A very versatile remedy for chest problems and influenza-type symptoms.
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Garlic - April 2013 Newsletter
Garlic is an everyday ingredient that really can help us avoid Antibiotic apocalypse, the ticking time bomb, or the catastrophic threat to population that antibiotic resistance can lead to.
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Oats - February 2013 Newsletter
Oats are an excellent food for the nerves and the brain. It contains B vitamins or thiamine and riboflavin, B6 and folate, as well as vitamin E. It is also low in sodium but contains iron, potassium, silica and zinc.
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Green or Ground Clay - January 2013 Newsletter
Volcanic clay contains 'negatively charged' minerals. Toxins tend to be positively charged. So when clay absorbs water its particles act like a sponge, binding together with toxins to be eliminated from the body.
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Milkthistle - October 2012 Newsletter
Milthistle is one the most potent plants for protecting and restoring the liver. It helps to regenerate damaged liver tissue in case of hepatitis and cirrhosis. Much research has been done on it in Germany and the US.
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Ginkgo Biloba - August 2012 Newsletter
Ginkgo biloba is widely known as herb for the brain. It improves blood flow to the brain. The German government in 1994 approved ginkgo biloba extract for the treatment of dementia.
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Horsetail - June 2012 Newsletter
No other plant contains as much silica as horsetail. Silica strengthens all connective tissues in the body. It is specifically used to treat incontinence because it strengthens the sphincter muscle of the bladder.
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Honey - May 2012 Newsletter
Honey, like many plants and herbs, is food and medicine. Recent research is continually confirming the healing properties of honey.
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Thyme - April 2012 Newsletter
Thyme helps to clear phlegm and congestion. A powerful antibacterial often used in mouthwashes and toothpastes..
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Nettle - March 2012 Newsletter
Did you know that nettles are loaded with vitamins and minerals? Taken as a herbal infusion or even as fresh juice, nettles act like a tonic and spring cleanse due to their diuretic properties.
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Cinnamon - February 2012 Newsletter
Research has found that cinnamon helps encourage the body to use insulin correctly and increase the ability of the cells to use sugar. More information about cinnamon including delicious recipes.
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Propolis - January 2012 Newsletter
One of nature's most potent and powerful substances. Produced by bees, it's a natural antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal and immune booster. Best of all it doesn't create resistance that leads to superbugs.
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Ginger - December 2011 Newsletter
Herbs For Healing Newsletter - Ginger. Confucius wrote about it in 500BC. A versatilie plant, used medicinally for at least 2000 years. Works on the stomach and circulation. A warming plant, keeps the winter chills at bay.
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Turmeric - November 2011 Newsletter
Herbs For Healing Newsletter - Turmeric the ‘Spice of Life’. Used as food and a medicine for centuries. Modern research has shown that curcumin in turmeric has antibiotic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
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Comfrey - October 2011 Newsletter
Herbs For Healing Newsletter - Comfrey. Nutrient rich Comfrey, also known as Knitbone, used to treat a variety of ailments from bronchial problems, broken bones, sprains, arthritis, gastric and varicose ulcers, severe burns, acne and other skin conditions
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Dandelion - April 2011 Newsletter
Herbs For Healing Newsletter - Dandelion (or Lion’s Tooth). High in vitamin A, B, C and D, the vitamin A content is greater than that of carrots. A natural diuretic which increases urine production by promoting the excretion of salts and water from the
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Mistletoe - January 2011 Newsletter
Herbs For Healing Newsletter - Mistletoe. Used in the treatment of high blood pressure. The berries are toxic but the leaves and young twigs are used homoeopathically or as a cold infusion. It stimulates the metabolism and can help to ease rheumatic pain.
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Echinacea - November 2010 Newsletter
Herbs For Healing Newsletter - Echinacea. A remedy which increases the ‘non-specific’ activity of the immune system, it is the most popular and most researched natural plant remedy used all over the world. More info and recipes.
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Hawthorn - October 2010 Newsletter
Herbs For Healing Newsletter - Hawthorn. Modern research has shown that hawthorn berries contain potent chemicals which promote the health of the circulatory system. More information and recipes.
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Elder - September 2010 Newsletter
Herbs For Healing Newsletter - The Elderberry. A powerful Anti-viral growing in our hedgerows. Contains vitamins A, B and C, calcium, iron and potassium, high in flavonoids; natural immune boosting substances to protect against infections and allergies.
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Marigold ~ Calendula - August 2010 Newsletter
Herbs For Healing Newsletter - Marigold, herb of the sun. Calendula’s most popular use is as a wound healer it also stimulates a healing effect inside the body, inside the digestive system.
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Meadowsweet - July 2010 Newsletter
Herbs For Healing Newsletter - Meadowsweet. Queen of the Meadow. Meadowsweet works as a painkiller, a blood thinner and as an antacid. It contains salicylic acid, the principal ingredient in aspirin.
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Lime Blossom - June 2010 Newsletter
Herbs For Healing Newsletter - Lime Blossom. The heart and the whole of the cardio-vascular system benefit from drinking lime blossom tea regularly and long term. It is an excellent preventative for many heart problems and stress.
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Wild Garlic - May 2010 Newsletter
Herbs For Healing Newsletter - Wild Garlic. Forage for food and medicine in the woods! Wild garlic can be used in salads, soups or mixed with vegetables. A potent medicinal herb. Find delicious recipes and advice about how and why to use wild garlic.