Monthly Archives: October 2014

Dogrose / Rosa canina

ROSA CANINA (Dog Rose) Rosehips provide one of the best natural and freely available sources of Vitamin C. They will help the body’s defences against infections and especially the development of colds. They make an excellent spring tonic and aid … Continue reading

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Hawthorn berries

HAWTHORN BERRIES Crataegus monogyna These beautiful red berries set the countryside ablaze with colour at this abundant time of the year. They are also known as pixie pears, cuckoo’s beads and chucky cheese! They contain Oligomeric procyanidins and Flavonoids (hyperoside, rutin) … Continue reading

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Conkers and their hidden uses

CONKERS! Aesculus hippocastinum or Horsechesnut seed. There’s more to these beautiful seeds than conker fights! They contain Saponins collectively called ‘Aescin’. They also contain Flavonoids. Therapeutically they tone the capillaries, reduce inflammation and reduce water retention. They are used to … Continue reading

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