Nell Racker – Ahead of her time

Who was Nell Racker? The name probably won’t be familiar to most of my readers, yet as a herbalist & healer she was way ahead of her time. Nell Racker (real name Ellen Wallace) was born 12th October, 1846 in a place called Pigslee, near Walmersley, Bury Greater Manchester.  She married twice. Her second husband JohnContinue reading “Nell Racker – Ahead of her time”

Mugwort – The Old Ones are The Best

Mugwort I think is one of the most underestimated herbs around. This tall and hardy plant was named for the Greek Goddess of the moon “Artemis”, because of its powerful benefits to women’s health ie – menstruation, childbirth and the menopause.  Mugwort is very easily found in valleys, wild fields & hillsides but is oftenContinue reading “Mugwort – The Old Ones are The Best”

Cinnamon – one for the medicine drawer

Cinnamon is a great little addition to every pantry. It’s bursting with antioxidants and has been said to have lots of health benefits. These include…. reduced inflammation and blood sugar levels, improved heart health, and perhaps even weight loss. You can take Cinnamon as a tea to fight off infections and reduce PMS and menstrualContinue reading “Cinnamon – one for the medicine drawer”

A Little Buddhist New Year Discovery

Hello readers. Its been a while since I wrote. Life gets in the way, and before long so much time has passed. In my absence however, I’ve made some wonderful discoveries – especially around New Year. Like most people, the 1st Jan 2022 brought up New Year resolutions – totally pointless as I’ve never keptContinue reading “A Little Buddhist New Year Discovery”

From Mud to Magnificence

Good morning everyone!Did you know – To blossom, the lotus flower must grow through mud and dirty pond water?Despite the fact it pushes through all that gunge & bacteria, it still blooms.The conditions in which this beautiful Lotus flower grows, are beyond nasty. Somehow though, each morning it hears the call of the sun andContinue reading “From Mud to Magnificence”