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.
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!
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.
Calendula Salve Recipe
Monica Wilde explains how to make your own easy balm
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.
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.
Herbal contraceptives have been used since the ancient Greeks including this cousin of the domesticated carrot!
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
Grasping the nettle
What's growing down at the herb farm? Nettle seed!
Plants for Exam Help
Herbalist & mother-of-2, Breda remembers exam time well and shares her tips
Fragrant banks of honey-scented flowers line the roads with Nature's aspirin
Fear of Flying
Taking valerian to reduce anxiety and panic around flying
Spice Mix for Diabetes
Getting to Sleep
Do you long for a good night’s sleep? by Dee Atkinson MNIMH
Coming Up Roses
From the herb garden of Cat Stewart MCCP, Scotland in July
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.
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!
Make Your Own Flower Waters
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!
All About Garlic
Plant Day May 2017
It's the international Fascination of Plants Day on 18 May 2017. Come along and Meet the Medicine Plants.
Mulled Wine Recipe
Make Your Own Thyme Toner
It's thyme to get your skin under control!
Tips for Losing that Extra Weight
Medical herbalist, Nikki Biddiss encourages us to lose weight
Nutritious Seaweed Soup
How to make a simple 10 minute nourishing seaweed soup
The Gift of a Therapy
Why therapies are better than socks! by Nikki Biddiss, MNIMH
HRT Cancer and Herbs
Dee Atkinson talks about the latest HRT news
Some herbs were considered protection against witches, ghouls and things that go bump in the night!