Hay Fever Season

May 26, 2016 by  

P1010181Hay fever season is in full swing and anyone who suffers knows how miserable hay fever can be.  Here’s a handy homemade remedy that can help to ease the symptoms…

This mix contains echinacea, chamomile and lemon balm to soothe the allergic response that sparks off symptoms, while agrimony and ground ivy calm any inflammation, drying up secretions.


IMG_0382Ingredients (makes enough to fill a 500ml (17 fl oz) jar)

400ml (14 fl oz) plant glycerol

100ml (3.5 fl oz) alcohol (vodka or brandy)

250g (9 oz) each fresh or 100g (3.5 oz) dried agrimony, chamomile, Echinacea, lemon balm and ground ivy

How to make

First mix the glycerol and alcohol together, then place the herbs in a wide-necked jar and pour the mixture over the herbs.

Leave to macerate for at least 2-3 weeks, stirring daily, and then strain through a fine mesh sieve or muslin, or press using a wine press, making sure that you squeeze as much liquid from the herbs as possible.

Pour into dark, sterilized bottles, label carefully and store in a cool, dark place.

How to use

Take a teaspoon 3-6 times daily in a little water, depending on the severity of the symptoms.


The Clover Mill

May 25, 2016 by  

The Clover Mill – a boutique Ayurvedic Spa retreat.

‘The Clover Mill is a beautiful restful retreat, with lavish and innovative eco-accommodation to five star standards. Uniquely, it offers beautiful spa facilities, individualised treatments, yoga classes, training and dining founded on the ancient art and science of Ayurveda. It is the ultimate wellbeing escape; come and unwind with us.’  www.theclovermill.com

I have just visited The Clover Mill with some friends and spent two amazing days there – my photos don’t really do it justice!  The whole experience – from the food, to the treatment rooms, the grounds and the atmosphere – was just fantastic and I am now incredibly excited to be going back to teach three workshops over the course of this summer.


Course 1 – June 30th – July 3rd – Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle to Balance Mind and Body

We will introduce the basic principles of Ayurveda, and help you discover your own constitutional type. You will learn how diet, herbs and lifestyle can help balance your constitution, and improve your health, happiness and wellbeing. From £795 per person fully inclusive of meals, accommodation, study course, consultation with Anne, Ayurvedic treatment and yoga class.

Course 2 – August 11-14th – Ayurveda for the Heart and Mind

We will introduce the basic principles of Ayurveda and the subtle anatomy of the heart and mind. We will explore our own mental and emotional constitutions and discover how the tools of Ayurveda, diet, herbs, meditation and lifestyle can help us to cultivate peace, joy and balance.  From £795 per person fully inclusive of meals, accommodation, study course, consultation with Anne, Ayurvedic treatment and yoga class.

Course 3 – September 22-25th – Ayurveda for Women

We will introduce the basic principles of Ayurveda to enable us to understand ourselves and the cycles of womanhood. We will discuss how Ayurvedic diet, lifestyle and herbs can support us during the different seasons of our life, helping us to balance menstrual cycles, enhance fertility, prepare for the menopause and support us in later years.  From £795 per person fully inclusive of meals, accommodation, study course, consultation with Anne, Ayurvedic treatment and yoga class.

Additional Benefits:

  • Personal Ayurvedic consultation with Anne (30mins)
  • Free copy of Anne’s Ayurveda Bible
  • Ayurvedic treatment (60mins)
  • Yoga Class (60mins)

Each of these weekends are designed to stand alone, but all three taken consecutively provide a comprehensive introduction to Ayurveda.

If you would like any further information on the retreats please contact The Clover Mill on 01886 880 859 or retreat@theclovermill.com.

If you are interested in this you may also like:

Living Wisdom: The Foundations of Ayurveda – by Anne McIntyre with Gina Mastroluca:  Covering 700 pages of Ayurvedic nutrition, herbal medicine, sattvic lifestyle and meditation practices over eight online modules, students will have access to online student forums, plus optional seasonal workshops to support their studies and journey through the course.  £395.

Best wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 23, 2015 by  

The clinic is now closed between Wednesday 23rd December and Monday 4th January.

We hope that you have a very happy Christmas break and wish you all the best for a healthy New Year!

from Anne, Larli and Anna



December 2, 2015 by  


5th-9th November 2015

I am thrilled to be teaming up with my good friend Ana Azcárate to offer a small number of people the chance to join us on our new Plants, Health and Nature sojourn in Valldemossa, Majorca. We would like invite you to spend four days exploring the magnificent mountain areas of the Tramuntana, identifying the medical herbs growing there and learning how to prepare and use them for their amazing health benefits.  It is a really good time of year for plants as November is Majorca’s second spring – the autumn rains will have restored green to the parched island with a fresh burst of growth and life to the local plant world.

Ana Azcárate knows the area well and will be teaching the course alongside me.  Ana has studied herbs, natural cosmetics, aromatherapy, massage, nutrition, Ayurveda and biodynamic agriculture and is currently studying naturopathy at the Instituto de Estudios Naturales (IEN) in Madrid. She is the editor of a health and ecology imprint in Spain and one of the founders of Unabotánica, a natural cosmetic company in Caracas, Venezuela.


A place to relax mind and body in the tranquillity of nature.

A gift of time to learn about the natural resources around us, enhance our health and wellbeing, and help us live more sustainably.

We are privileged to be able to host you at the stylish Valldemossa Homes – [Read more]

Warming cough busting tea

September 11, 2015 by  

cinammon, cloves, peppercornsThis recipe made from warming spices makes a delicious drink for all the family to protect from and alleviate the symptoms of coughs, colds and flu and is especially good for clearing catarrh and a blocked nose.





1/2 oz fresh ginger root, sliced

1 stick of cinnamon

3 cloves

3 black peppercorns

3 cardamom pods

How to make:

Place in a pan and cover with 1 pt/600 mls of cold water. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.

Strain, sweeten with honey if desired, and take every 2 hours diluted with boiling water.



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