Dandelion sap for warts

John Wesley was an 18th Century Anglican priest who foundedMethodism in England, Ireland and North America. He was a leader in the issues of social justice, and took a keen interest in the health of the poor. This interest led to him publishing a book of inexpensive and traditional remedies. It is from this book […]

Echinacea for colds and flu

Echinacea. Its the first thing that many people take when they feel a cold coming on. Many people even take it throughout the winter months to prevent a cold from starting. So what evidence is there for the use of this popular herb as a cold remedy?

Kew Gardens: The top 20 plant remedies

Kew Gardens, Britain’s most famous botanical gardens and one of the world’s most prestigious plant research centres, is the home of the ethnomedica project, the purpose of which is: “To collect and preserve a fast disappearing aspect of our British heritage – its medicinal plant traditions. The people who remember using plants as a primary […]