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UK Indigenous Herbs

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  We often hear about some of the more exotic herbs such as ginkgo and ashwagandha, they are in the shops available to buy (I always recommend you get them from your trusty local herbalist) and discussed in magazines and on TV programmes.  I prescribe them to patients if required and they are fabulous.  But […]

Can herbs help with PCOS

Herbs for PCOS

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Using herbs for PCOS is very effective, in fact any hormonal imbalance responds extremely well to herbs.  It is estimated that as many as 1 in 5 women are affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in the UK.  Women experience symptoms of PCOS from the teen years and upwards.  But some women are only diagnosed […]

Herbs for eczema Bromley

Eczema or Dermatitis?

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First of all, to avoid any confusion, the terms eczema and dermatitis are interchangeable. There are many different kinds of eczema which can also be confusing: Atopic, seborrhoeic, irritant, gravitational/stasis, pompholyx, allergic contact, Lichen simplex and asteatotic eczema. But for today, let’s simplify things and concentrate on the most common type – atopic eczema or […]