The Benefits of Valerian Root

Valerian Root has been used throughout the ages to promote relaxation, tranquillity and to help improve your sleep. It is a herb native to Asia and Europe and is now grown in China, the USA and other countries. The root has a strong earthy odour which comes from the oils and other compounds. The root…

Benefits of Magnesium

Exercise, Magnesium and Immune Function. We all know there are many ways to support our immune system against corona virus, any other virus and infections. Exercise, sleep , balanced healthy diet, happiness, communication and many others all have a part to play. Magnesium is not the first nutrient associated with immune support. But in this…

Understanding Melatonin

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has become a pandemic with tens of thousands of infected patients. Some seem to get only mild symptoms while others progress to acute breathing difficulties. Evidence suggests that excessive inflammation and an exaggerated immune response in some individuals leads to a cytokine storm (a flood of inflammatory signals) that damages…

Nutrients for Eczema

Eczema an inflammatory skin condition that causes can cause skin irritation, itching and oozing blisters. Eating certain foods doesn’t appear to cause eczema, although it may trigger a flare-up if you already have the condition. Oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel, trout and sardines contain high levels omega-3 fatty acids which are anti-inflammatory. You may…

Herbs for Sports Recovery

Proper recovery from exercise is critical for transforming your training into tangible gains in strength, speed and stamina. Without it you risk injury and your hard work not paying off! Ginseng There’s a wide variety of medicinal herbs that have been shown to help with various aspects of sports performance and recovery. Some of the…

Nutrients for Healthy Skin

The primary function of the skin is to act as a barrier to protect the body from damage and invasion. To do this job effectively it need to be both strong and stretchy. Collagen is a protein found in skin that is key the key to skins strength. To produce collagen the body needs a…

Nutrients for the Immune System

If corona virus has taught us anything it’s just how easily and readily we come into contact with germs everyday. From door handles to the London Underground, we’re all exposed to potential infection all the time. Some germs are definitely better at causing illness than others but having a tip top immune system goes a…

Herbs for Detox

At this time of year, it’s hard to stay motivated, especially as the New Year resolutions start to slip away. At Botanical Pharmacy & Clinic, we stock a number of herbal medicines and tinctures which could be of help for those struggling to stay on track. Milkthistle is the queen of liver support and helps…