Category Archives: Herbal Health

Dr. Ailís and the Healthy Cooking Demo at An Ríocht

Dr. Ailís and the Healthy Cooking Demo at An Ríocht

Food not only fuels our everyday activities it is also used to form every cell in our bodies, as the saying goes ‘You are what you eat’. It really makes sense then to think about our food choices and choose wisely! You can learn more about healthy eating and how to create delicious summer salads,Read more…

Castleisland Expansion for Acupuncturist, Naturopath and AromaTouch Practice

Castleisland Expansion for Acupuncturist, Naturopath and AromaTouch Practice

Acupuncturist, Naturopath and AromaTouch practitioner, Sarah Meaney trained with the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Dublin where she gained a great store of experience and knowledge working with many different practices and people. Sarah has just launched her Castleisland practice at An Ríocht Health and Leisure Centre recently. “I started working in Millstreet where IRead more…

Medicinal uses for the Common Daisy

Medicinal uses for the Common Daisy

There is one herb that is not only one of the first to appear but one that everyone can recognise. The common daisy (Bellis perennis) is a flower that we learn to recognise from a very early age; its flowers opening in response to the first sunny days of spring. It has another common name,Read more…

Herb of the Month – Pilewort; Lesser Celandine; Grán Arcáin; Ranunculus ficaria.

Herb of the Month – Pilewort; Lesser Celandine; Grán Arcáin; Ranunculus ficaria.

Another flower I eagerly look forward to seeing is the bright, cheerful flowers of the Lesser Celandine. Its strong, buttercup yellow flowers show up brightly against the rich dark green, heart-shaped leaves letting us all know that spring is finally on its way. Herbalists know this plant as pilewort which gives a good indication ofRead more…

Herb of the Month – Coltsfoot; Sponc; Tussilago farfara

By: Christine Best One of the earliest flowers to appear are the dandelion-like coltsfoot flowers. These yellow -rayed flowers on their short, stubby stalks with their characteristic bracts are unusual in that they appear before the leaves. They love growing in nutrient poor waste ground and will quickly establish themselves where their seeds settle orRead more…