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Bilberry (vaccinium myrtillus)

Bilberry (vaccinium myrtillus)

Bilberries or Huckleberrys are sweet tasting wild fruits. being rich and tannins make them a good treatment for diarrhoea and mucus membranes. Bilbery is a low shrub only growing 20 to 50 cm tall.  The pale flowers develop into bluish black berries with a sweet and tangy taste while the leaves have a bitter taste.

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Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Ginseng is one of the most commonly used herbal remedies for maintaining good health rather than treating illness. it is used as an adaptagen as well as increasing performance and endurance. Siberian ginseng grows 2 to 3 m tall where the branches are covered with woody spikes.

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Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)

Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)

Chamomile is probably one of the most well known healing herbs used in traditional medicine. The word Matricaria derives from the Latin word womb and chamomile was originally used to treat gynaecological issues. The two types of chamomile used are Roman camomile and German or wild chamomile.

Chamomile is an annual plant and can grow up to around 80cm tall. It has bright green hairy leaves with a mix of small white and yellow flowers. Chamomile originally grew in South Eastern Europe and today is found all over the world where it is often referred to as 'the plant doctor.'

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Hops (Humulus Lupulus)

Hops (Humulus Lupulus)

Hops has been used since the middle ages to flavour beer. It has also been used for its healing properties for weak digestion, poor appetites as well as its calming and sleep inducing properties. Hops belongs to the hemp family and has recently been found to contain a full spectrum of cannabinoids. Hops can grow to roughly 6m tall, the females grow tight budding flowers whereas the males grow loose panicles. Hops has a strong herbal smell and bitter taste.

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Dill (Anethum graveolens)

Dill (Anethum graveolens)

Dill is a culinary herb known for its calming and healing effects. The oldest known record of dill is in an ancient Egyptian papyrus where it is recommended for headaches. Dill was believed to ward off evil spirits when sprinkled over newborn babies. Dill grows to approximately 1m tall with feathery leaves and yellow flowers with a strong herbal smell and bitter taste.

Dill is native to Central and South Asia yet today grows all over the world. Both fresh and dried parts of the plant are used in cooking and for medicinal purposes.

The active constituents found in dill are used in traditional digestive and calming remedies which include;

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Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

The fruit of this herb is also known as St Mary's milk and is commonly used for its protective effects on the liver. Legend has it Mary's milk was spilled when breastfeeding baby Jesus and St Mary's milk thistle grew where the milk had spilt with its milk stained leaves. 

Milk thistle is used in supportive treatments for inflammatory inflammatory liver conditions and liver cirrhosis. It can also be taken as a mild laxative and for gallbladder problems. Milk thistle is most frequently used to protect the liver and in some cases to help treat varicose veins. Milk thistle is most commonly taken as a tea, tincture or as herbal capsules.

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