Exploring the ancient history of Western Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years and has a fascinating and...

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Our favourite healing gardens in the UK

Medicinal plant gardens are a delightful way to get to know natures medicine for...

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The language of Energetics: An excerpt from Kat Maier’s book

This excerpt is from Kat Maier’s new book Energetic Herbalism: A Guide to Sacred...

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Chaga (Inonotus obliquus): A mushroom with many medicinal properties

Medicinal fungi like chaga have boomed in popularity in recent years. Matthew Clark shares...

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Primitive sense and the intuitive mind: Sensory herbal medicine

Ruth Weaver discusses how we connect with herbs by sensing and feeling and why...

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The history of adaptogens

Jason Irving explores adaptogens which have been hailed as a panacea for many of...

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The evidence house of Herbal Medicine: A holistic approach to contemporary research

Herbalist Danny O'Rawe discusses a holistic approach to contemporary research.

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The history of ephedra: A powerful lung medicine from China

Ethnobotanist Jason Irving explores ephedra's use as a treatment for asthma.

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The effects of modern life on our gut health and what to do about it

With the advent of ultra-processed foods and the over-use of pharmaceuticals, what do we...

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Bitters: Why herbalists love them and how they help digestion

In botanical medicine, we value the gentle but consistent effects bitters have in promoting...

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A brief history of herbal quality assessment: From Ancient Rome to 21st century mitochondria

Quality control has been an issue for as long as humans have used herbs...

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Kava: Mythical origins and epic coevolution

Origin Myths from various cultures and religions are fascinating examples of oral tradition. Bill...

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Cannabis: A Folk Remedy in Europe

The cannabis plant is extraordinarily versatile: it can be used for textiles, oil, food,...

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Can We Integrate Traditional Knowledge and Modern Science? (Part 7)

Roy Upton explores if, and how, we can integrate the knowledge from traditional herbal...

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Pharmacopoeias in Codifying Quality of Herbal Medicines (Part 6)

Roy Upton explores the history of pharmacopoeias and their important role in herbal medicine.

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Traditional Herbal Medicines: Centuries of Empiricism (Part 5)

Roy Upton explores how the true level of medicine is only revealed through empirical...

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Historical Perspectives on Traditional Herbal Medicine (Part 2)

The dynamic relationship between humans, plants, and the environment overall has been captured in...

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