Foraging for Lavender in Ibiza

Join me on a magical, mystery foraging trip to a secret valley on the beautiful, rugged north coast of Ibiza:

  • Learn about Lavender and its uses to support health.
  • See the trolls cave.
  • Journey down a wild gulley.
  • Walk through an alien landscape.
  • See outstanding natural scenery.
  • With a modicum of philosophy thrown in.

Phytochemistry of Medicinal Plants Used in Romania

This literature review details the phytochemistry of some commonly used medicinal plants in Romania. Many of the plants listed are common to use in other European countries. A PDF download of the full article is available from the link below.

Isabelle P, Monica B (2021) Highlighting the Compounds with Pharmacological Activity from Some Medicinal Plants from the Area of Romania. Med Aromat Plants (Los Angeles) 10: 370.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Monica-Butnariu/publication/349494201_Medicinal_Aromatic_Plants_Highlighting_the_Compounds_with_Pharmacological_Activity_from_Some_Medicinal_Plants_from_the_Area_of_Romania/

Stinging Nettle and Evening Primrose for Rheumatoid Arthritis

This randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial from Iran indicates that taking Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica L.) or Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis L.) can reduce some of the biomarkers and inflammatory markers associated with rheumatoid arthritis, although over the three month period of the trial there was no significant difference in patients’ symptoms.

Abd-Nikfarjam B. et al. (2021). Therapeutic Efficacy of Urtica dioica and Evening Primrose in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Research Square. DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-309562/v1 (Retrieved 30/03/2021).

N.B. This is a preprint, a preliminary version of a manuscript that has not completed peer review at a journal.