SCENTS OF CHRISTMAS

Perhaps I became a herbalist because I grew up in a household where herbs, spices, and home-made perfumes and flower waters played a major role in Christmas celebrations.  My Great-Grandmother, Grandmother and Great Aunts were all English ladies of the Victorian era. ...

SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS DRINKS

ROSE HIPS AND BERRIES (a vitamin C boost in the morning) 1 tbsp dried rose hips (crushed) 1 tbsp dried berries (strawberries, blueberries, bilberries) 8 oz. fresh boiling water. Steep covered for 5 minutes minimum, remove the herbs and berries and enjoy.  Sweeten with...

CORNS, CALLUSES AND OTHER BUMPS

CORNS, CALLUSES AND OTHER BUMPS Recently I decided to take a good look at my feet.  Ack! There’s a bump near my big toe.  Happily, it’s definitely not “COVID toe,” painful red and purple bumps that can occur at the tips of the toes or tops of your feet with the...

NIGHT SWEATS, HOT FLASHES AND EXCESSIVE SWEATING

Many women in the perimenopause or menopause time of life face hot flashes or night sweats. They’re completely natural, the result of declining estrogen levels that accompany these life stages. Nevertheless, they can disrupt sleep and mood and cause fatigue and...

LIVING GLUTEN-FREE IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA

Iron-deficiency anemia is the most prevalent type of anemia globally and is common in people with celiac disease. In a study of newly diagnosed celiacs, one-third had anemia. There’s evidence that people who report constipation as their main symptom may have a...