What’s wrong with this picture…

What’s wrong with this picture?? Everything according to Ayurveda… Ayurveda recommends that certain food combinations be avoided for optimal digestion. When dairy and (most) fruits are combined they cause the digestive system to become burdened creating sluggishness and other digestive problems. In Ayurveda, this is how toxins (Ama) are created which eventually leads to more […]

Why you should heat your milk

Ayurvedic tip of the day… If you are consuming dairy milk, always heat it and add some spices (cinnamon, cardomom, ginger, fennel, etc). The Reason: In Ayurveda, milk is regarded as Kapha increasing (heavy & sticky). Heating it and adding spices helps to balance this effect. According to Ayurveda, dairy milk is a highly nutritious […]

Say no to the January juice fast…

Tempted to do a juice fast, raw food or other fad/extreme diet to get over your Christmas indulgences??? Ayurvedically speaking, this is the worst time of the year to do it (if you’re in the northern hemisphere). Late winter is considered a problematic season for the nervous system and regularity within the body. This season […]


  Clinic Testimonials Dear Yvette & Doug, I just wanted to thank you both so much for the wonderful weekend in Killaloe. Satmya is really such a special place and I’ll look forward to visiting again. The workshop and all the fantastic advice has helped so much and the food was delicious. Many Thanks & […]

Chai – Traditional method

Image from The Times UK Ingredients 2 cups water 2 tsp tea leaves 1 cup organic milk ½ tsp Cinnamon ½ tsp Ginger powder (grated root 1 tbl sp) 4-5 Green Cardamom pods crushed Procedure: Bring water to boil Add spices and continue to boil for 2 minutes (longer if you like it spicey) Then […]

Gotu kola

Gotu kola… A little herb with many uses. It is a mild adaptogen, mildly antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiulcerogenic, anxiolytic, nervine and vulnerary, and can act as a a cerebral tonic, a circulatory stimulant, and a diuretic. Commonly used in Sri Lanka as an accompaniment to curry and rice


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California poppy

California poppy is the state flower of California. It has traditionally been used for sleep problems, aches, nervous agitation, bed-wetting in children, and diseases of the bladder and liver. It is also used to promote relaxation. Parts used: above ground parts.

Hemp seed milk

Hemp seed milk is easy to make, very cheap, very nutritious and pretty tasty. One standard glass of hemp seed milk contains the following nutrients: 900mg Omega-3 Fatty Acid, 2800mg Omega-6 Fatty Acid, All 10 Essential Amino Acids, 4 grams of Digestible Protein, 46% of RDA of Calcium, 0% Cholesterol, Potassium, Phosphorous, Riboflavin, Vitamin A, […]

Self heal

Self-Heal is abundant around East Clare  during the summer months. Uses: Great for wounds, insect bites and also a great addition to your herbal mouth wash.

How to make Red Lentil Dahl

Yummy Dahl Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 cup red lentils 2 Tbl sp ghee (or sesame, mustard, safflower or olive oil) 1 tsp Cumin seed ½ tsp Ajwain seed ½ tsp Mustard seed 2 pinches Asafoetida ½ tsp Turmeric ½ tsp Salt ¼ tsp Chilli powder 4 Curry leaves 2 tblsp finely chopped fresh coriander leaf […]

Ayurveda: summer

Ayurveda (Traditional Indian Medicine) is an ancient natural health science that believes in maintaining a balance of energies (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) within the body in accordance with the external environment in which it resides.According to Ayurveda everything in the universe (including our bodies) is composed of 5 elements and these elements manifest as three […]

10 reasons to Shop local

Think globally, act locally “Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It Means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers. It means becoming more self-sufficient and less dependant on imports. Control moves from the boardrooms of distant corporations and […]

Back to School

Back to school Whether you’re a teacher, student or parent, you may need a little boost before school starts! Our Top 5 Natural remedies 1. Elderberry: If you find yourself getting sick regularly once the school term  starts then Elderberry may come in handy. Elderberry is anti-viral, anti-oxidant, high in vitamin C and a great […]

Homeopathy Consultation

What To Expect When you see a homeopath it’s their job to get a thorough understanding of your health and the exact symptoms you are experiencing. Questions about your lifestyle, eating habits and preferences, temperament, personality, sleep patterns and medical history help the homeopath to form a complete picture of you. This picture will be […]

An overview of the Irish Herbal Tradition

The Thread that could not be Broken By Rosari Kingston Introduction Herbal medicine in Ireland is a thread that refuses to be broken and is currently being invigorated with new knowledge, learning and research. Any of the myriad illnesses to which the human being is heir to, respond to the healing powers of the plants […]