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Medical Herbalist at The Dispensary Futurehealth Store Saturday 14th May 10 -3

Christine Haughton, Medical Herbalist, is next with us on Saturday 14th May from 10 - 3 p.m.  If you would like to have a general chat about your well being or ask a specific query, just pop into our new shop at 25 Skinner 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 websitehttp://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 illustration above is of the herb St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum.) The name Hypericum was given by the Greeks to a plant which was placed above religious figures to ward off evil spirits. The common name, St. John’s wort, is believed to come from the fact that its yellow petals ‘bleed’ when crushed and that it flowers around the 24th of June, the date on which it is said St. John the Baptist was beheaded. The Knights of St. John of Jerusalem used it to treat wounds during the Crusades. Being yellow, the herb was used in the past, according to the Doctrine of Signatures, to treat jaundice and ‘choleric’ humours.
Thanks to Christine's website for this information!

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