Onions: Beneficial for bronchial congestion, earache, flu, headache, toothache, use as a blood thinner, to lower cholesterol, fight asthma, hayfever and atherosclerosis

For thousands of years the humble onion has had a respected and often revered place in the diet of man. Sacred to the Egyptians, it often appears in the art of ancient India, China and Greece, but it probably originated in Central Asia. The onion’s unique properties...

Yarrow: For the relief of diarrhoea, dysentery, haemorrhoids, menstrual & menopausal problems, uterine fibroids, aids liver, gall bladder and kidney function

Yarrow has an important place in the history of herbs. It has two agents which promote blood coagulation, several which have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving action, and others which are antiseptic. As well as healing internal and external wounds, yarrow counters...

Cabbage: Simple remedy for arthritic and inflamed joints, swelling, sores, sprains and slow-healing wounds

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea): I don’t think I have to tell anyone what a cabbage looks like because it is one of the most widely grown vegetables and is a European native. The heads of cabbage varieties range in shape from pointed, through to globular, to flat...

The Beetroot: The most valuable vegetable in the medicine chest

Beetroot (Beta vulgaris): For 2000 years the beetroot has remained as the most valuable vegetable in the medicine chest. After carrot juice, the juice from the beetroot must be the most used of all the root vegetables. It is also one of our most valuable, containing...