Emma's Herbal Haven is now open!
We are happy to be be OPEN again.
We have moved to a new shop and consultation space within Draper's Yard, opposite our old unit.
We have more space for more tea blends and look forward to welcoming you soon.
We are open Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 1pm.
Please remember to wear a face covering if you come to visit.
Items can still be requested by phone or e-mail in advance.
If you have any questions please call or email.
Consultations are now available on Wednesday - Friday at Emma's Herbal Haven
** Please do consider calling ahead of your visit to check that we will be open and not consulting if you plan to come before 11.45am**
I sell a good range of dried medicinal herbs, herbal juices, homemade medicinal creams and ointments.
I also have a small range of Sweet Cecily natural skin care, fluoride free toothpaste, natural sunscreen and more.
I am currently in the process of adding more lines and am keen to hear suggestions.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Thyme - Thymus vulgaris
Thyme is a beautiful, delicate, versatile herb and the bees love it.
Parts used: Leaves and flowers used as tea, infusion, tincture or juice.
Many people have thyme at home or you can get it fresh or dried easily, even in the supermarket if necessary.
I commonly prescribe it for coughs as it is warming and expectorant – it helps the body to bring up mucous. Its warming action also aids the circulation.
It helps with spasms in the respiratory tract, soothing it, and makes the cough more effective, so you cough less.
It is also antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral.
It can be used for infections such as, bronchitis, colds, sore throats, tonsillitis and fungal skin.
It is soothing to the digestion, it helps to relieve wind and rebalance the gut flora (the bacteria that live in our gut).
It can be used as a wash for minor wounds.
When to consult the herbalist:
If you are taking any medications, if you have other health issues you would like to address, if you want something tailored to your individual needs or if the above remedies are not suiting you. The herbalist will take a full case history including past medical history, drug history and family history and from this will devise a regime suitable for you.