This website was created as a database of knowledge and experience of nearly 20 years as a practising Herbalist. My intention is for the site to grow and evolve to form an encyclopaedic style database full of herbal formulas, natural healing notes and findings, personal experiences and tips and suggestions from myself, other practitioners and hopefully you! If you have any tips, suggestions, questions or stories of your experiences with herbs and natural healing we would love to hear from you. That way we can learn from each other.
Wherever possible, herbal ingredients and equipment will be available to buy in our online shop. The plants, videos and natural healing sections are works in progress and more items and updated information are added regularly.
We hope you enjoy using the site and please do visit us again soon to check for new information as we are constantly updating with new information and experiences.
The main purpose of the site is to provide information and perhaps inspire you to make and try your own herbal formulas at home. However there are times when some guidance is called for in choosing the right herbs to suit you as an individual, particularly when taking prescribed pharmaceuticals, when pregnant or breastfeeding, when seriously ill or when nothing seems to improve your condition. In this case, write your questions in the box in the 'contact us' section and we will do our best to advise on which herbs and treatments are most appropriate. You can also book an appointment to see a herbalist at our base in East Sussex.
We run our cottage industry herbal business in an Earth conscious and sustainable way using, wherever possible, recycled and recyclable materials, environmentally friendly power sources and organic and wild plants. We are committed to preserving the indigenous plant populations of the world so endeavour to source our products locally from the UK or from reliable fair trade and environmentally aware overseas suppliers. Herbs are victim to ‘fashion’ also, often at a high cost to local environments and livelihoods. In our shop, we will never sell rare or endangered plants unless we are sure they have been planted and harvested in a sustainable way.
Most of the herbs we use in practice and sell in the shop are grown organically and biodynamically on Soil Association and Demeter registered herb farms in the UK.
Please read the harvesting and preparing herbs page if you are considering collecting your own plant materials from your garden or the wild.