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.
A light and very cooling cream for any hot, inflamed skin condition e.g. nettle rash, hives, eczema and acne (including rosacea). Gentle enough to use with babies. Size: 60 grams screw top jar.
With Chamomile, the gentle flower’s actions are centred on calming and decreasing inflammation. Chamomile is calming to both the nervous system as well as the digestive system. Indeed, one of its primary uses is in soothing the digestive tract, especially when stress is contributing to the upset. Chamomile is great (as part of a formula, or on its own) for irritable bowel flare-ups. It is gentle enough for kids, and has a long history of use not only for stressed-out bunnies, but also upset children with tummy aches.
It is a soothing syrup for Baby’s mouth and throat. You can pop a little on your babies tongue or on the dummy and it helps to naturally settle them. Apply a small amount on your babies tongue or on the dummy to help naturally settle your baby at times of distress or discomfort.
Aromatic water, decoction and essential oils of Chamomile. Evening Primrose and Almond oils. Wheatgerm, Shea Butter, vitamin E.
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.