I am an osteopath and acupuncturist with an interest in medicinal plants, also an author, nature lover, learner, poet, walker, musical beginner, and drinker of Khayyam’s “wine”.
This site is dedicated to my interest in medicinal plants.
I am based in Ibiza, Spain, where I run a practice focused on pain and mood disturbances, serving the local community.
For information about my professional practice, please go to www.roberthale.es.
My interest in and love for all things natural goes way back to when I was a child exploring the local countryside and its woods, ponds and brooks… (Read more)
About Herbal Medicine
Herbs, along with massage, must surely be the one of the oldest forms of medicines used by human beings. Herbal medicine is very effective and certainly remains relevant today… (Read more)
A Mediterranean Home Herbal
I am writing a book called Mediterranean Healing Herbs: A Holistic Household Guide. While I am writing it, I am making the developing manuscript available – as a work in progress – on this website.
Field Notes From the Rain Forest of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
An account of a small scale project to document some of the medicinal plants important to the native Temuan people in peninsular Malaysia. To read about my Malaysian adventure, see here.
Blog: Old-World Medicinal Plants
Cupressus sempervirens: Traditional Uses, Chemistry, Pharmacological Properties, Toxicity
Parts used: cones, leaves, essential oil. Traditional uses: respiratory complaints,…
What’s So Special About Apple Cider Vinegar?
Articles extolling the benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV), such…
Essential Oils in Musculoskeletal and Neural Pain
There have been many studies on the use of essential…
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Drawing and paintings of plants from A Modern Herbal by M. Grieve (1931): Marsh Mallow, Garlic, Lavender, Rosemary. Photo of woman at desk from Pikist.