Recipes from The Plant Clinic by Naturopath, Herbalist & Author Erin Lovell Verinder

Author: Erin Lovell Verinder  Date Posted:13 October 2021 

Erin lovell Verinder is a Naturopath, Herbalist, Energetic Healer, Author and mentor, and we have been lucky enough to be given two herbal tea recipes that feature in her newest publication 'The Plant Clinic', recent;y realeased on 31st August 2021 by Thames & Hudson.

The Plant Clinic is a fresh take on herbalism for the times, featuring 150+ medicinal plant rich recipes, daily protocols, remedy recipes, rescue remedies and an herbal first aid kit. A deep dive into immunity, the gut, hormone health, mums and bubs, hair and skin and emotions, mind, spirit. This is a well guided take on healing with herbal medicine. 

The Plant Clinic came to be from Erin’s years working 1:1 with clients in her bustling clinic and is intrinsically inspired by the incredible years working intimately with others on their health and wellbeing. Erin began to see patterns of breakdowns and breakthroughs with health and understanding how plant medicine can assist fluently to shift ill health and improve wellbeing. Her intention within the pages of The Plant Clinic is to make all this rich earthy information as accessible as possible for all.

Images have been taken by the talented Georgia Blackie.


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Method to brew a medicinal tea

Quite simply, medicinal teas are made by steeping and infusing your plant material in water to create a herbal brew.

Softer plantparts, such as flowers, leaves, stems and buds, are particularly suitable for use in teas.

Deepen the medicinal powers of the plants by allowing them to brew for longer.

Medicinal teas arebest drunk fresh, so keep them in the fridge and drink within 24 hours.

Place your herbal ingredients into your teapot.

Add 3 cups boiling water and put the lid on the teapot.

Steep for 10–20 minutes before straining through a fine-mesh sieve to serve.


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2 teaspoons dried tulsi leaf/flowers

2 teaspoons dried hawthorn leaf/berries

1 teaspoon dried rose petals/buds

2 1/2 teaspoons dried cardamom pods


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1/2 teaspoon dried lavender flowers

2 teaspoons dried lemon balm leaf

2 teaspoons dried chamomile flowers

2 teaspoons dried skullcap leaf

2 teaspoons dried hibiscus flowers