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.
This syrup is traditionally used to soothe sore throats, and ease coughs and chesty conditions.
Thyme has traditionally been used for respiratory conditions, and has powerful antimicrobial properties. In Germany, thyme has been approved for therapeutic use for ‘symptoms of bronchitis, whooping cough and catarrh's of the upper airways’. In the UK, thyme is traditionally used to relax the airways and reduce coughing spasms. When it is a dry, hacking and irritating cough, that is the moment to call in thyme. Liquorice is known for its anti inflammatory properties and makes a useful addition to formulas for digestive upsets, lung congestion and sore throats.
Cane sugar, Thyme herb and Liquorice root.
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.