Home Remedies

As a Nutritional Therapist and Western Medical Herbalist, I love to use plants as medicine.

In fact, I believe in the healing power of various herbs, spices, plants, fruits and vegetables as well and other common items you’ll find in your home.

Throughout the year I regularly make up these gentle home remedies depending on the seasonal challenge. It could be some elderberry syrup for a cold, a pot of chamomile tea to calm the nerves before an exam, or some gentle aloe gel for a heat or allergy rash.

On this page you’ll find some of my most family friendly ideas, plus our favourite natural products reviewed.

The Medicinal Magic of Aloe on Skin

BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES REVEALED… We’ve all heard of Aloe vera. But have many of us actually experienced the pure magic that a real live Aloe plant gives, gives and keeps on giving? The (I would say) Magic Medicinal properties of Aloe have been known for centuries. The earliest record of human use of Aloe vera comes […]

Garlic for Ear Infections

As I discussed in this recent post on Ear Infections – Prevent and Treat Ear Infections Naturally, ear infections are extremely common in children. 3 out of 4 children will suffer at least one before their third birthday. They are the most prevalent complaint that lands children at the doctor’s surgery, and the most common […]

Benefits of Colloidal Silver

Colloidal silver is a traditional remedy that has been used successfully for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, including flu, skin rashes, MRSA, sinus infections and wounds. It was widely used in hospitals before antibiotics were invented. My husband Dr Alex tells me it’s still being used in bandage wounds today. Colloidal silver is […]

Prune Smoothie for Constipation

The first line of treatment for idiopathic constipation – constipation with no known cause – from your GP would usually be an osmotic laxative such as Lactulose, Movicol, Cosmocol or another similar brand. Osmotic laxatives are a collection of proteins, fibres, or sugars that promote the movement of water into the colon through a process called osmosis. In […]

Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup is a very common remedy for kids suffering with a cold. You can buy it in many pharmacies, though it does come with a high price tag and in very small quantities. It’s just as easy, and more fun, to make it yourself at home. Research studies show it’s good at supporting the body through a virus…

Homemade Onion Cough Syrup

We’re all going to be super sensitive to a cough right now as it’s one of the key symptoms of coronavirus. To add to the worry and discomfort, coughs are annoying, they keep you or your child awake at night. They are often persistent, lingering for weeks on end. Paracetamol won’t help a cough, and […]

Natural Remedy for an Anxious Child

We had a situation last night with my 9-year-old daughter, who can be a sensitive soul, became overtired and anxious. It was just approaching 8.30pm and we were about to cuddle down in bed, when Alex returned home. Keen to spend time with him, we both went back downstairs. Alex was tired but wired after […]


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