I have been a practising medical herbalist for over 30 years since qualifying as a Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists after an in depth four year training. As well as being a consultant herbalist I have run short courses on herbal medicine in colleges, given many hundreds of talks to any organisation who is interested, given radio interviews and written numerous articles some of which you can read on this website.
I was previously a lecturer at Lincoln University on the BSc (Hons) course in Herbal Medicine. I regularly open my practice for ‘herb days’ for anyone who wants to know more about herbs, identify them and how to use them for everyday ailments.
Angelica is an antiseptic, stimulating expectorant, and bronchial tonic. It is a good remedy for colds, coughs, pleurisy. It should not be taken by diabetes, since it causes an increase of sugar in the urine.Angelica is an antiseptic, stimulating expectorant, and bronchial tonic. It is a good remedy for colds, coughs, pleurisy. It should not be taken by diabetes, since it causes an increase of sugar in the urine.
Known since the 12th Century for its health benefits, wild angelica contains stimulating properties for the lungs and is used as a relief for lung congestion. It invigorates the blood and improves its circulation; attenuates the blood and disperses clotting. It mildly concocts phlegm due to its heating and drying qualities; cleanses and purifies the lymph and interstitial fluids. It also mildly stimulates the flow and production of bile; dredges the liver; stimulates the appetite and digestion.
Angelica root infused in syrup.
I ensure that the creams and lotions I use are made from sustainable, vegan, natural ingredients. They are, in my estimation, the best available. All the essential oils used are organic and minimum of preservatives are used; 0.3% rather than the 1% permitted by law. These creams and lotions include no parabens or other harmful ingredients.
To best identify the kind of condition and the suitability to your type of skin I have written a simple guide. Email me for a PDF copy.