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The Baldwins Chinese Herb Map ~ Download & Share

We’ve mapped out some fascinating herbs from China according to their regions & provinces.  Also listed are some other Chinese herbs and their uses.

Download (click on image for full-size version, right click & save as..), share and also check out our World Tea Map here.

The Bladwins Chinese Herb Map ~ Download & Share

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Baldwins is one of the 100 best shops in London!

Have you heard? Time Out have included us in their Top 100 best shops in London for beauty and grooming, and we’re delighted to be brushing shoulders with the likes of Harrods and John Lewis as a shopping destination thanks to our natural products.  Being crowned the best for herbal remedies and tinctures, as well as an honourable mention for our own-brand Synergy range of hair care, handmade soaps and skin treatments is quite an achievement, so thanks Time Out!

Time Out Top 100 Shops

Want to see what all the fuss is about? Check out our Synergy Range online or visit us in-store and explore our collections of essential oils, herbs and health supplements.

Essential Oil Body Map

Baldwins Essential Oil Body Map

Download, print & share our body map of essential oils.

We’ve linked some of the more commonly used (and some not-so-commonly used) essential oils to the general areas of the body that they can help.

Similar to our herb body map (see here) please feel free to download and use!  Enjoy, and happy blending!

 

Baldwins Essential Oil Body Map

Baldwins Essential Oil Body Map

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Ayurvedic Practitioner Yaeli Stern Q&A

Every Tuesday (1p.m. – 5p.m.) at Baldwins we are happy to host in our store the lovely Ayurvedic practitioner Yaeli Stern.

We threw a few questions at Yaeli to find out just what Ayurvedic Medicine is and what it can offer people in terms of health, happiness and wellbeing.

 

B: Hi Yaeli, welcome to the Baldwins family, I wonder if you could give us a brief introduction to Ayurvedic medicine?

Y: Ayurveda is traditional Indian medicine. It is thought to be the oldest recorded form of medicine dating back over 6000 years.

The key thing about Ayurveda is how it views life and the universe, how we are all connected to everything, due to being made up of the same 5 elements as everything around us. These being ether, air, fire, water and earth.
The human being is viewed as the microcosm of the macrocosm. We are a reflection of the universe itself. Very beautiful actually.

Less etheric aspects of Ayurveda include the three dosha concept which helps one to understand their own unique constitution, thus maintaining a suitable diet and lifestyle for that individual in order to maintain their own unique balance.
Dosha can be understood as a bodily humour or biological energy which circulates within the body, negating the body’s state of health or disease.  These are influenced by our daily routines,food we eat, our age and the seasonal changes, therefore all aspects must be taken into consideration when treating a patient.

B: What drew you in to wanting to become an Ayurvedic practitioner?

Y: After spending time in India, over 10 years ago, i became unwell and began to take an interest in my own health.  I read a book about Ayurveda felt as though what i was reading made so much sense it was almost familiar.  That was when I knew that Ayurveda was what i needed to do, in order to help people, which is something i knew i always wanted to do.
Prior to that i practiced yoga and meditation, which made Ayurveda easy to integrate into my life as yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences.

B: How did you go about studying & learning about Ayurvedic Medicine?

Y: Initially I read lots of books.  Then in 2007 i enrolled into the Ayurvedic Medicine degree at Middlesex University.  After the undergraduate I continued to study for my masters degree in Ayurveda.  During that time i was fortunate to get to go to India and study there for 3 months.  That was truly amazing!

B: How do you see Ayurvedic practices relating or combining with western herbalist traditions?

Y: It’s possible to apply Ayurvedic principles to western herbal traditions. Its very important to integrate these as we are in Europe and essentially the ideal herbs to use are the ones that are around us, although there always place for herbs that come afar as well.
B: How do you feel AM can  help with some of today’s medical problems?

Y: I believe Ayurveda has an important role with the types of medical problems that occur today and occurred thousands of years ago.  Ayurveda propogates balance and harmony, so many of the illnesses that we are faced with now are due to stress and not being truly connected with ourselves and what our bodies need.  In addition to this, Ayurveda treats the root cause of the problem, helping to eradicate all together, rather than surface symptomatic relief.  There is a set of different cleansing therapies in Ayurveda which are aimed at treating the persons imbalances at a very deep level; these are called Pancha Karma, perhaps i can tell you about them more in depth at another time.
B: When are you available in store for short consultations?

Y: I am in every Tuesday from 1pm to 5pm, next date is the 14TH Janaury.

 

Many thanks to Yaeli for answering our questions.  We’re very happy to have her here at Baldwins helping our customers & representing a tradition that it seems we can all learn something from.

Hope to see you soon!

 

Baldwins Workshops 2014! Soap Making 2-day courses.

Happy new year from all the team at G Baldwin & Co. To start off a wonderful 170th celebratory year for Baldwins we have…

Baldwins Soap Making Workshops 2014.

The information is on the flyer below but please feel free to give us a call for any booking enquiries and any further information.

We will be repeating these workshops in April, May & June too so if you can’t make this round then join us for the next!

Baldwins Soap Making Workshops 2014 - Click here for more information & booking

We’ll have more great posts coming soon and lots of celebratory goodness at www.baldwins.co.uk this year.

Hope you can join us!

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Baldwin’s World Tea Map – A World Of Tea

If you’re growing tired of your usual cuppa, why not take a look at our brand new map that takes you on a trip around the world via some of the most exotic and interesting tea blends. We’ve mapped out the origins of some teas you’ll recognise, like the citrusy Earl Grey, and some you might not. There’s even a tea produced in Vietnam made purely out of artichokes!

If our map inspires you to branch out into some interesting and exciting flavours and blends for your next cup, why not look at our range of teas here. The infusion of herbs in our herbal teas contain the added health benefits of their nutrients and essential oils that can help if you’re feeling stressed, run-down or just need a healthful pick-me-up!

A World Of Tea - www.baldwins.co.uk

 

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