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Herbs to Beat the Winter Gremlins with Christine Haughton Medical Herbalist Sat 5th December at The Dispensary

Christine Haughton, Medical Herbalist, is next with us on Saturday 5th December from 10 - 3 p.m.  If you would like to find out about "Herbs to Beat the Winter Gremlins", have a general chat about your well being or ask a specific query, just pop into our shop at 6 Hunter Street, Whitby and see Christine. It’s free and there’s no need to book. Christine also offers free blood pressure checks.
 
Christine is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health.
 
For more information about medical herbalism and Christine’s work please visit her website at
www.purplesage.org.uk

or listen to a 10 minute talk about herbal medicine on our website http://www.thedispensary.org.uk/physical/physical-10min-talks

 
If you’d like to find out more about what we do at The Dispensary, please visit 
http://www.thedispensary.org.uk 

The photo above is of the herb Ginkgo biloba. Ginkgo is the sole survivor of a primitive order of plants dating from 200 million years ago. One reason for its longevity is its ability to withstand insects, disease and pollution due to the unique mix of pharmacologically active compounds in its leaves. The earliest record of its medicinal use is in ‘Chen Houng Pen T’sao’ published in 2800 BC. The Chinese recommend the leaves as being beneficial to the heart and lungs and use it to treat asthma, chilblains and as an anti-tussive and expectorant.Thanks to Christine's website for this information!

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