Nervine teas

December has come at last and Christmas is just around the corner. Days are short, nights are long and cold. What little light we’ve got in our 24h clock we’re using for working and frantic shopping sprees to get everything ready before the big day. When we finally get home, we’re tired and very often … Read more

Luxury for your skin

When I started writing this blog, winter was slowly spreading her icy fingers all over England. She left all her beautiful drawings on the blades of grass and last year’s leaves. Now the days are longer and the promise of summer hangs in the air. All the birds in my garden woke up with exiting … Read more

Herbal infused oils

After a busy summer, with autumn on our doorstep, I feel I have again enough time to sit down and write. It was a truly busy year in my life. I conducted some interesting experiments, trying to find a way to a healthier and greener life, and now I’m just itching to write about it. … Read more

Spring tea

As the days grow longer and the sun is warming our bodies, the promise of Spring brings happiness and joy. I love this time of year. The earth wakes up from its wintery sleep and you can almost hear the growing plants and shoots. It takes a lot of energy. A similar thing is happening … Read more

Herbal remedies

There is widespread perception amongst the general public that herbal medicines being “natural” must be entirely safe. There is nothing more misinterpreted. We have to remember that in order to influence human physiology, herbs have to interact with our physiological system in the same way other drugs do; otherwise they would have no effect. What … Read more

Healing hidden in Linden tree

July is the month when the Linden (Tilia cordata) is in full bloom not only in Poland or England but also throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Linden is a sacred tree. It had a special meaning in pagan, pre-Christian tradition running so deep that Christianity was forced to embrace the tree as their own. Gods … Read more

Ginger-Echinacea Syrup

Although wet and mild, Winter is already here – crushing our gardens with hail, destroying the cliffs with stormy waves and keeping my cat on the sofa completely ignoring the outside world. It is cold wet sometimes mild, sometimes colder – depending entirely where you are right now. All that wetness and mildness supported by … Read more

Elderberry syrup

With the beauty of autumn and the peacefulness of falling leaves and shorter days comes the darkness of colds and flues. We are not defenceless against it and we can battle it with home-made remedies. Last weekend I spent time in the kitchen preparing a new batch of remedies and feeling the connection with Mother … Read more