Make Your Own Massage Oil
It is very easy to make your own massage oil and a lot of fun experimenting with them. They also make great homemade gifts for friends and family.
Speedwell for Anti Aging
A little plant with a powerful action in reducing wrinkles...
About Vitamin D
Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin. Patricia Clark, our Nutritional Therapist, tells us more about this vital vitamin.
Vegan Easter Simnel Cake
This is a low-sugar, easy to make recipe that makes a pretty traditional simnel cake to celebrate with but will also be healthy and compensate for the raised sugar intake of all those Easter eggs!
Is your teenager tired all the time, unmotivated and not on the ball. Monica, mother of 3 young people, looks at various different simple causes of what might be making your teenager feel tired!
Food Sources of Iodine
What foods contain iodine and how much should we eat?
Please be careful if taking prescription medicines with herbs, food supplements and even some foods. This article explains why and points you in the right direction for more information.
Cinnamon helps New Mums
Recent research has found that cinnamon ointment reduces pain & speeds healing after episiotomy. Here is a recipe to make at home.
Could Prescription Drugs be Affecting Your Sexuality?
If you're taking prescription medicines and experiencing a lack of interest in sex, arousal or erectile problems, then it may be worth looking more closely at your medication. Monica Wilde looks at some of the side effects of medicines.
Avoid Air Fresheners in Pregnancy
Air fresheners are everywhere now but evidence is emerging that the chemicals in them can affect a baby's health both before and after the birth.
Calendula Salve Recipe
Monica Wilde explains how to make your own easy balm
Herbal contraceptives have been used since the ancient Greeks including this cousin of the domesticated carrot!
What Causes Acne Rosacea?
Acne rosacea may be caused by bacteria living in a mite in your skin. As the research becomes clearer we look at some herbs that can help.
Peanuts in Pregnancy
Eating wheat, peanuts and milk when you are pregnant may help reduce childhood allergies a recent study has found. Researchers concluded that a higher intake of peanut, milk, and wheat by a new mum during early pregnancy significantly reduced the odds that
Garlic Mullein Earache Oil Recipe
Breda shares her recipe for an earache oil that helped her own two children
Herbal Tincture Recipe
How to make your own herbal tinctures at home, making the most of your kitchen spices and herbs.
Our First Napiers Remedy
Celebrating 155 years since Duncan's first herbal medicine
Plants for Exam Help
Herbalist & mother-of-2, Breda remembers exam time well and shares her tips
Grasping the nettle
What's growing down at the herb farm? Nettle seed!
Fragrant banks of honey-scented flowers line the roads with Nature's aspirin
The low down on migraines and home remedies to help
Spice Mix for Diabetes
Fear of Flying
Taking valerian to reduce anxiety and panic around flying
Coming Up Roses
From the herb garden of Cat Stewart MCCP, Scotland in July
Getting to Sleep
Do you long for a good night’s sleep? by Dee Atkinson MNIMH
Napiers in Grazia
Our Napiers Seagreens Hebridean Kelp gets a mention!
The Machair Wildflowers
The machair of the Western Isles, a herbalist's dream!
Underactive thyroid and iodine deficiency: by Monica Wilde
Evening Primrose Flowers
Catriona notice the evening primrose flowers blooming in unexpected places and explains why evening primrose oil is so good for us all.
Drink Driving and Herbal Tinctures
Be aware of your alcohol limits with this handy table
Make Your Own Flower Waters
The Marvels of Roses
Roses don't just smell and look wonderful, they also have a wide range of health and cosmetic benefits. They're for much more than just Valentine's day and lovers!
Echinacea for thrush (candida)
Bitter Bloody Mary
If you're suffering from a hangover try our delicious pick-me-up made with our Best Bitters, tomato juice and seasoning.
Napiers Shamrock Sazerac
A green-themed cocktail to celebrate St Patrick's day and get your digestive system and liver toned up with our Best Bitters to face the happy occasion.
Herbal Doses and Measures
Drops, ml, teaspoons... it can get confusing. Here is a useful guide to dose measurements.
Jan de Vries
Vegan Irish Boxties with Wild Garlic Sauce Recipe
Herbal Haggis vegetarian recipe
Want a healthy haggis full of tasty herbs for Burn's night? Here is the recipe...
Lavender Iced Tea Recipe
With the weather warming up, here's how to make a delicious and refreshing lavender and lemon balm iced tea to keep you cool in body and spirit!
The Gift of a Therapy
Why therapies are better than socks! by Nikki Biddiss, MNIMH
Mulled Wine Recipe
All About Garlic
HRT Cancer and Herbs
Dee Atkinson talks about the latest HRT news
Make Your Own Thyme Toner
It's thyme to get your skin under control!
Plant Day May 2017
It's the international Fascination of Plants Day on 18 May 2017. Come along and Meet the Medicine Plants.
Nutritious Seaweed Soup
How to make a simple 10 minute nourishing seaweed soup
The Surprising Superpowers of Nettle Seed
The Surprising Superpowers of Nettle Seed by Monica Wilde
Tips for Losing that Extra Weight
Medical herbalist, Nikki Biddiss encourages us to lose weight
How Strong is my Tincture?
Calculate the amount of herb in a tincture
Natural remedies for sinusitis
Nikki Biddiss, MNIMH explores herbs that help sinus problems
Some herbs were considered protection against witches, ghouls and things that go bump in the night!