The UK lags behind other nations, both in using science-backed medicinal plants as disease preventative medicine, and in using science-backed plant medicine to treat a range of common ailments with few or no side-effects.

Take control of your health and improve everything from your memory, mood and sleep to your digestive, respiratory and cardiovascular health. 

Find here easy how-to guides, recipes, tips and information on how to make medicinal plants a regular part of your diet, and how to safely source, grow & prepare effective plant medicine, all grounded in the science of how each plant works.

Our Resources page is new and growing! As part of our mission to increase both public and educational awareness of plant medicine, it includes our Botanical Close Ups – a regular focus on essential plants and how to use them.

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Chinese Star Anise

While awaiting clinically-verified evidence, a substantial body of supporting information attests to the traditional medicinal efficacy of Chinese star anise. Its range of bioactive components mean that it offers us numerous benefits.

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The Waiting Gardens of the North

We’re pleased to have been working in association with renowned Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz, for his current exhibition The Waiting Gardens of the North at Baltic. Commissioned by Baltic in partnership with the IWM

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Four Thieves Vinegar

Food is Medicine Salvia officinalis Common/European sage Add all ingredients to a clean glass jar, ensuring all herbs are covered by the vinegar. Allow to stand for one month in a

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Sage and Chickpea Chips

Food is Medicine Salvia officinalis Common/European sage Put the milk, butter and garlic in a pan over a high heat and bring to a simmer and butter has melted. Reduce the

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How To Make A Tincture

Sage Tincture Recipe Salvia officinalis and Salvia lavandulaefolia (Spanish sage) tincture /ˈtɪŋ(k)tʃə/ noun a medicine made by dissolving a drug in alcohol Similar: solution suspension infusion potion elixir extract essence Sage

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