Ashwagandha is an original Indian plant used in Ayurvedic medicineAshwagandha (Withania Somnifera)
is one of the most vital herbs in Ayurvedic healing and has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions. Belonging to the same family as the tomato, it is native to dry regions of India and often referred to as "Indian Ginseng"

In sanskrit, Ashwagandha means "smell of a horse" indicating the herb inparts the vigour and strength of a stallion, so is often prescribed to people to strengthen the immune system.

Medical research has confirmed the healing benefits listed below:
Protection of the Immune System
Combats the effects of stress
Improves learning, memory, reaction time
Reduces anxiety & depression without drowsiness
Stabilises blood sugar
Lowers cholesterol
Reduces brain-cell degeneration
Contains anti-malarial properties
Anti-inflammatory benefits

Aloe Vera medicinal plant

Frequently used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the 1st Century AD.
Extracts from Ale Vera are widely used in Complimentary medicine and cosmetics as known to have various rejuvinating, healing and soothing properties.

Member of the lily family, it stays moist while other plants wither and die.

There are 400 species , but Aloe Barbadensis Miller (true Aloe)has been used for 2000 years.

Benefits of Aloe include:
Halting growth of cancers
Lowers high cholesterol
Reduces high blood pressure
Hydrates /repairs the skin
Nourishes the body (mineral &  vitamins)
Stabilizes blood sugar
Eases inflamation (soothes arthiritis)

Ayurvedic Benefits of Mint leaves
Mint is one of the oldest and most popular herbs that is grown around the world. There are many varieties, each having it's own subtle flavour and aroma.

I grow several varieties myself  
and use in herbal(tranquility) tea 
for clients who attend for therapies. 

Teapot pouring herbal tea
Some (too many to mention here)
 of the varieties are detailed below and are available to buy directly from me.
 (Prices range from 80p to £2)

A wide range of benefits of mint include:

  • Soothes the digestive tract (indigestion, IBS, stomach ache)
  • Clears skin disorders (acne)
  • Cools skin irritations
  • Eliminates toxins from the body
  • Combats bad breath/whitens teeth
  • Cleanses the blood
  • Quick remedy for  nausea/headaches
  • Clears congestion / asthma
  • Good for flu symptoms

** N.B. Mint has side effects if consumed in large quantities**

APPLE MINT(Mentha suaveolens)

Foliage has a strong scent of russet apples and grows to a height of 2 feet.
Ideal for mint sauce.

BANANA MINT(Mentha arvensis var)

A small leaved, spreading mint with the unmistakable scent of banana flavouring. A fun addition to iced summer drinks and milk shakes.

GINGER MINT (Mentha gracilis)

Golden variegated foliage with a warm scent. May be trimmed back
 occassionally to encourage fresh 
bright growth. 
Grows to a height of 18 inches.