Entries by nicolette perry

What’s behind skullcap?

Can a plant really boost our mood ? A number of plants have clinical science to show that they effectively lift mood, balance mood swings and relieve mild depression (severe depression should not be self-treated). The widely recognized anti-depressive St John’s wort leads the way, but other traditional mood-boosting plants, verfiied in clinical studies today, include […]

What is it about Liquorice?

Love it or hate it liquorice has a range of health benefits. The ingredient of one of the world’s favourite sweets, including the North’s famous Pontefract Cakes, it is used in plant medicine for fatigue, particularly adrenal stress, but it also has memory boosting and protective effects on brain cells. Scroll down to find liquorice […]

Want to see a medical herbalist outside of Dilston Dispensary hours?

Here is a list of Medical Herbalists and a Herbal Pharmacist who are affiliated with Dilston Physic Garden. Davina Hopkinson Medical Herbalist BSc MNIMH. davinaherbalist@gmail.com. Davina gained her degree in Herbal Medicine at Lincoln University, having also completed a 2-year course in complementary therapies. Davina has her own herbal practice she runs from home or […]

Memory Test Study

Want to see if plants can boost your memory ? And receive a free pass to the North’s best kept secret garden? Dilston Physic Garden, local medical herbalists Ross Menzies and Davina Hopkinson and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew offers an exciting opportunity to take part in a second natural Memory Test Study in West and […]

Two Summer Art-in-Wellbeing Workshops

Join a summer art-for-wellbeing workshop by our new artist-in-residence Sarah Greaves Saturday June 8th and/or Saturday July 6th 10am- 4pm 2019 These two mid-summer workshops are a chance to draw and paint outdoors in bright summer sunshine – let’s hope! But even if it rains the Herbology House in the Physic Garden is the perfect […]

Summer uplift

Plants to lift mood, balance mood swings & relieve depression Plants we list in Botanical Brain Balms have science to show how they lift mood, alleviate mild depression (severe depression should not be self-treated) and level out mood swings. The widely recognized anti-depressive St John’s wort leads the way, but other traditional mood-boosting plants, successful […]

Listen to and see the physic garden on the TV/radio

Watch physic garden curator, neuroscientist Professor Elaine Perry talk about Dilston Physic Garden on HexhamTV   Listen to physic garden director, pharmacognosist Dr Nicolette Perry talk to Jo Good on BBC radio London   Listen to Dr Nicolette Perry on HealthyLife.net   Take two minutes out, relax and watch Dilston Physic Garden filmed by Oliver […]