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Cottage Hill Herb Farm’s 2008 Herbal Diploma

Cottage Hill Herb Farm is pleased to announce its 2008 Herbal Diploma course starting in July… A Little About Herbal Medicine Herbal medicine is the oldest medicine on the planet and still the referred medicine of the greater population worldwide. More than 80% of the world’s population uses Herbals as mainstream medicine, according to the World Health Organisation. Most of us do not have the slightest idea of how to achieve and maintain good health today. Our fast pace lifestyles, with polluted environments, alcohol abuse, drug dependencies, fast foods and high tech stress, make us susceptible to all sorts of […]

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Simple Base Cream

Ingredients *16gm Vegetable based emulsifying wax 36 ml cold pressed apricot oil (or your choice of oil) 148 ml herbal water extract 4 drops rosemary oleoresin (an antioxidant and preservative) Equipment 1 candy thermometer for checking the temperature 1 stick blender 1 double boiler 1 saucepan pots for containing cream Instructions To make the herbal water Herbal water is made as a herbal tea infusion or decoction (simmered gently in water) using dried and preferable whole herbs- not tea bags. Some choices may be- Chamomile- soothing, gentle and anti-inflammatory Plantain- for problem skin Gotu Kola- regenerating Neem- eczema and psoriasis […]

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