Herbs With Barbara


todayThursday 27 April

share close

Herbs with Barbara

Welcome to a new feature on the morning show!  The first Thursday of evey month, Medical Herbalist, Barbara Wilkinson, will be our guest talking all things herbal!

Barbara has been a qualified Medical Consultant since 2012 and is a trustee of the Herb Society, which was formed more than 95 years ago in order to promote the use and understanding of herbs and their benefits.

Today, we talked about a wondefully cheerful, sunshine plant – Calendula, also known as Pot Marigold – and we even got the chance to sample some tea!

This vibrant yellow/orange plant has been used in herbalism for centuries – and is favoured for it’s many health benefits.

It includes severeal potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.  It has been traditionally used to treat skin conditions and is commonly included as an ingredient in natural skincare products.

Barbara put the kettle on, added a few Calendula flowers to the pot and 15 minutes later, the Lymm Radio team had a taste.  The tea was really quite good!

Each month, Barbara take us through the seasonal herbs with tips and ideas 0f how they can be used in cooking and as a health remedy.  You are more than welcome to send in your questions for Barbara.  Submit your questions on our contact page.

Barbara is a fully qualified Medical Herbalist and Trustee of the Herb Society

The Herb Society

The Herb Society is a national charity which promotes the understanding of herbs.  There’s a regular newsletter and magazine and a calendar of local events every year.  Memership starts at £30 for an individual.  Find out more at the Herb Society Website.

Barbara will next be with us on Thursday 31st September at 10.30am.  In the meantime, why not listen again to this mornings broadcast – and try some Calendula tea for yourself!

Listen Again: Barbara Wilkinson on Lymm Radio
  • cover play_arrow

    Calendula ian

Written by: ian

Previous episode


Thelwall 2023: A City of Dreams

The Lost City Neatly located between Lymm and Grappenhall lies the mysterious, yet charming village of Thelwall. With its pleasing range of pretty buildings, a national monument, exciting tales of witchcraft at the old White House and other ghostly goings-on, we thought we’d take a closer look at our neighbouring village. One thing’s for sure.  There’s a lot more to Thelwall than the famous viaduct!  Although, if you are interested […]

todayThursday 27 April

Similar episodes

Post comments (0)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


We would love to hear from you!

Please record your message.

Record, Listen, Send

Allow access to your microphone

Click "Allow" in the permission dialog. It usually appears under the address bar in the upper left side of the window. We respect your privacy.

Microphone access error

It seems your microphone is disabled in the browser settings. Please go to your browser settings and enable access to your microphone.

Speak now


Canvas not available.

Reset recording

Are you sure you want to start a new recording? Your current recording will be deleted.

Oops, something went wrong

Error occurred during uploading your audio. Please click the Retry button to try again.

Send your recording

Thank you