Onion (Allium cepa)

Onion is a member of the Amaryllidaceae family like garlic and shallots which have similar properties. Historically, onions have been a part of the western diet for centuries. Rich in Sulphur- like compounds, they particularly benefit the respiratory system and the immune system as well as being used topically for their drawing properties with things …
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Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)

Commonly a herb eaten with roast beef, Horseradish is originally a wild herb that can be found growing on roadsides (if you can recognise it!) It often resembles a dockleaf. The root is the main medicinal part and has a strong peppery taste and smell. Leaves have a milder peppery flavour and are a great …
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Garlic (bulb) – Allium sativum

A wonderful superfood used for centuries to boost the immune system and fight infection, viruses and bacteria.  Garlic contains vitamins C and B6, manganese, selenium and other antioxidants (notably allicin). I usually find it best to use garlic in its dried but fresh form (also known as ‘wet’ or ‘green’ Garlic) as sold in the …
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Winter Health

As winter looms, the autumn colours bloom and natures last feast of the year ripens throughout the countryside for foragers, birds and furry beasts to enjoy. When the leaves fall and the cold draws in, natures innate hibernation begins and for us- this is a fantastic time to regenerate spiritually, emotionally and restore physically for the year ahead. Snow …
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