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Herbs are a valuable addition to your daily diet - you can use them in a variety of ways.

They smell delicious, taste delicious and have many cosmetic and medicinal uses.


Herb Guide News April Edition

April's edition of the Herb Guide News Featuring testing seed viability, herbs to go with pork, remedies, recipes and crafts

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Alphabetical List of Herbs

An alphabetical list of herbs with links for growing and using them. Color photographs of herbs to help you identify which herb you are looking for.

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Herb Recipes

Herb Recipes. Easy to follow instructions and tips for using herbs in your cooking. Cut down on fats and salt and use herbs to flavour your food.

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Natural Cosmetics

Natural cosmetics are better for our planet and pocket. For a few pence and a bit of time, you can make beauty products that will easily rival the most expensive you can buy over the counter.

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Preserving Herbs

All about preserving herbs. From making jellies and sauces to freezing and drying - naturally, in the oven and microwave.

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Green Tea

Green Tea is the best all round drink you can have. It's attributed to be helpful in weight loss, blood sugar management, lowering blood pressure and protecting against cancers.

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Herb Books

Let me help you choose the best herb books available on the market. Cooking, cosmetic, remedies, building a business - the categories are endless

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About Me

About Me. A brief background on Liz who writes the Herb Guide and why she does it!

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Herbs

A guide to herbs and their uses. Culinary, medicinal, cosmetic, lots of articles about all things herbal

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Herb Guide Questions

Do you have a herb related question - this is the place to ask and read what others want to know. Useful little titbits, snippets and How To information

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Herb Guide Newsletter

Herb Guide News is a free monthly publication that is full of great info on growing and using herbs. From culinary through cosmetic to medicinal

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Herbs For Animals

If you're embarking on a non-chemical life for yourself, then herbs for animals will give you some great ideas.

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Herbal Medicine Courses

Which herbal medicine courses are available and which are the best? Find out how to tell the difference between good, indifferent and downright dangerous!

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Cookery Courses

Cookery courses can be short, long, local or residential. There are hundreds to choose from and you'll find a selection here.

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Herb Guide TV

Herb Guide TV is a section where you will find the videos that the Herb Guide has published. A wide range of herbal videos making simple remedies, cosmetics, gardening and cooking.

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Herbs and Their Uses

Herbs and their uses - what meat or fish to serve with which herb. It's not an exact science but here's a basic list.

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Herbs To Go With Pork

Herbs enhance most recipes. The best herbs to go with pork depend on how you are going to cook it.

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Food as Medicine

The concept of using food as medicine is literally thousands of years old. Find out how adding herbs can prevent disease and lead to excellent health.

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Herbs For Kids

Here are my top five herbs for kids. Gentle, effective and safe. How to calculate the correct dosage and 19 herbs you should never give to children.

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Elderberry Juice Recipe

Super easy elderberry juice recipe. Sometimes known as elderberry syrup it has strong anti-viral properties and will help fight colds and flu.

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How to Not Waste Fresh Herbs

How to not waste fresh herbs - whether you've bought them or grown them here's the 'how to' you've all been waiting for.

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Fresh Herbs

Now you have your fresh herbs, find out how to use them. You can use them straight away or preserve them for out of season.

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Growing Chives

Growing chives is very easy. This hardy perennial herb is very versatile and delicately flavoured. Instructions on how to grow chives and also use them.

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Herb Garden Design

If you're looking for a herb garden design, it might seem overwhelming. So many questions but there are some simple tips to help you choose

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How to Grow Herbs Indoors

How to grow herbs indoors - whether it's because you have no outdoor space, it's the middle of winter of you just love to have a few pots of herbs in the kitchen, how to grow herbs indoors will give you many options of the best way for you.

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How to Dry Herbs

How to dry herbs - five main methods, all have their pros and cons. Herb Guide News compares the different methods and gives you step by step instructions for each.

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Chamomile Tea for Hair

Easy step by step with photos to make chamomile tea for hair. It lightens your hair and leaves it with a super soft shine.

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Herbs to go with Lamb

Lamb is the traditional roast for Easter. It is succulent and these 7 Herbs to go with Lamb will enhance the flavor without overpowering it

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Parsley Sauce

Parsley sauce is excellent with fish, gammon (ham) steaks and other plain cooked meats. You start with a basic white sauce recipe and add fresh, frozen or dried parsley.

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Growing Seed

Growing seed indoors and out. A list of what you need and complete instructions on how to grow plants from seed.

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Ayurvedic Herbs

A section devoted to ayurvedic herbs. Their uses in medicine and wellness and the history and philosophy of ayurvedic medicine. 3 minute test to determine your Dosha.

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Growers Dictionary

The Growers Dictionary is where you will find explanations of the terms gardeners use. How to layer and divide plants to increase your stock - what's mulch? How do you sow seeds and take cuttings

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Container Herb Gardens

Container herb gardens are useful to have as close to the kitchen as possible. You can use all sorts of containers - don't just think plant pots. Watch this video on how to make a herb garden.

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Herbal Remedies

Herbal remedies have a long history. Our ancestors used medicinal herbs all the time as there was no choice. Herbal cures are better than a chemical cosh- take control for yourself

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Comfrey

Comfrey applied externally as a poultice will help aches and strains. It is also an excellent organic fertilizer and well worth growing a patch in your garden to feed other plants.

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Testing Seed Viability

Don't discard last year's seeds before testing seed viability to see if they will germinate. Easy method to test if seeds are fertile which could save you a packet!

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Damping Off

If you're confronted with dying seedlings, keeling over with transparent stems, then damping off is most likely to be the problem. Find out how to avoid or prevent this..

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La Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup

La Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup is rightly famous for its creamy texture. It's very simple and you will be amazed how you can make only a few ingredients taste so delicious.

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Herbs to Feed Bees

It is important to plant to feed bees. Herbs are ideal - easy to grow in the smallest of spaces and useful for humans too with many culinary, cosmetic and medicinal uses.

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Growing Garlic

Step by step instructions on growing garlic indoors and out. Garlic is an essential flavoring in lots of dishes as well as a valuable medicinal herb Tips and advice on how to cure and dry garlic.

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Strawberry Basil Jam

This healthy strawberry basil jam is sweetened with honey and thickened with chia seeds and ready to eat in about 20 minutes. No need for long cooking times or sugar thermometers. Video to show you step by step how to make it.

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Organic Gardening

Organic gardening is gaining in popularity. Find out how to make the garlic and mint bug spray. Here are some natural pesticides all of which you could easily make at home - control aphids, mildew, rust, scab or blight without chemicals.

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Basil Chicken

This super easy basil chicken recipe will be ready in next to no time. It takes around thirty minutes which makes it perfect for a mid week meal for all the family.

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Ancient Herb

Ayurveda is the ancient herb medicine of India. It is holistic and has been in existence for more than 5000 years.

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Mint Tea Recipe

This mint tea recipe can give you relief from indigestion, flatulence and some of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS Relief).

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Mint Jelly

Mint jelly is an easy way of preserving mint for use out of season. It is superb with lamb. Step by step instructions with photos.

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Herbal Academy of New England Introductory Herbal Course

Review and unit by unit description of the Herbal Academy of New England Introductory Herbal Course

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