Author Archives: Chanchal

Herbal Medicine from your Kitchen Cupboard

Many herbs and spices serve a dual role in our lives, both to provide culinary diversity and as medicinal herbs used for therapeutic purposes.

Materia Medica by Body System

Covers materia medica of the digestive, endocrine, immune, urinary, respiratory and musculo-skeletal systems.

Clinical Aromatherapy – the Medicinal Value of Volatile Oils

Volatile oils are complex chemical substances which give scent to the various parts of a plant. On exposure to air or steam they evaporate and are therefore called ‘volatile’ oils.

Dietary Recommendations for Anaemia

Iron deficiency is the commonest cause of anaemia, although other dietary factors are also essential for the making of healthy red blood cells, namely amino acids, vitamins C, B6 and B12, folic acid, copper and cobalt. Vegans, those who eat … Read More


This is essentially an extreme or irrational form of protective immunity where the immunological response makes a major contribution to the pathology. It is dependent on a previous stimulation of the immune system by a specific antigen or foreign agent … Read More

Gardens Without Borders Article – InFocus Magazine

Hello and welcome to my first blog posting – even luddites like me are waking up to cool new technology that allows a conversation between us hundreds if not thousands of miles away. Or maybe I should get with the … Read More