Herbal medicine

17 01, 2018

Coriander (cilantro): uses and benefits for heavy metal detox plus recipes

2018-01-17T19:02:43+00:00

Coriander is an aromatic herb that has been used as a flavouring agent and medicinal plant since ancient times in Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and Western herbalism mainly to treat digestive complains. It was also prescribed with great success as an aphrodisiac for both men and women. Today, coriander preparations are used by herbalists for digestive [...]

Coriander (cilantro): uses and benefits for heavy metal detox plus recipes 2018-01-17T19:02:43+00:00
8 01, 2018

Parsley tea: a secret to healthy, glowing and blemish free skin

2018-01-08T11:22:20+00:00

Most of us know parsley as a tasty addition to meals but the truth is this green leafy herb packs some powerful health benefits (both the leaves and roots have medicinal properties). In fact, parsley has so many nutrients that eating it is almost like taking a multivitamin, antioxidant and mineral supplement - one that [...]

Parsley tea: a secret to healthy, glowing and blemish free skin 2018-01-08T11:22:20+00:00
28 09, 2017

Constipation and letting go remedy: Bottlebrush flower essence

2017-12-21T19:15:03+00:00

Australian bush flowers are so remarkable in their beauty, colours and shapes! One of my favourites is Bottlebrush (Callistemon linearis), a common native tree that can grow up to 3 meters. The beautiful, brilliant red or dark pink flowers appear during spring and last for 2-3 weeks making the parks and gardens very beautiful and [...]

Constipation and letting go remedy: Bottlebrush flower essence 2017-12-21T19:15:03+00:00
21 07, 2017

Top 7 natural antibiotics for flu, colds and coughs

2017-12-11T18:47:59+00:00

Overuse of antibiotics is a real issue these days resulting in, among others, gut damage impairing digestion and absorption as well as, paradoxically, also causing damage to our immune system located in the gut (about 90% of the immune system is found in the gut).  Fortunately, there are a number of herbs, plant compounds and [...]

Top 7 natural antibiotics for flu, colds and coughs 2017-12-11T18:47:59+00:00
22 06, 2017

Top 3 herbal teas to feel and look great!

2017-12-21T19:17:04+00:00

Herbal teas have been used for centuries to boost people’s health and wellbeing, often as the first and sometimes the only medicine available. The teas abound in health benefits, are relaxing and calming and can be used in any season. For many of us there’s nothing nicer on a cold day than a soothing cup [...]

Top 3 herbal teas to feel and look great! 2017-12-21T19:17:04+00:00
9 04, 2017

Dandelion: the key herb for liver health, better digestion and beautiful skin

2017-12-01T18:59:26+00:00

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is one of the top three most prescribed digestive and liver herbs in my dispensary, the other two are milk thistle (Silybum marianum) and globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus). I prescribe dandelion in many forms either on its own or in herbal mixes with great clinical results. The dandelion plant is one of [...]

Dandelion: the key herb for liver health, better digestion and beautiful skin 2017-12-01T18:59:26+00:00
17 01, 2017

Gotu kola: uses and benefits for skin, stomach ulcers and memory

2017-12-21T19:12:39+00:00

Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) is a native herb of South Africa, India and Sri Lanka which has been a major herb used in Ayurvedic medicine for the last 3,000 years. Its leafy greens are an important food source in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Thailand. Leaves are used fresh in salads or dried as tea. Essentially, [...]

Gotu kola: uses and benefits for skin, stomach ulcers and memory 2017-12-21T19:12:39+00:00
2 08, 2016

Holy basil: a key herb for stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue

2017-12-11T18:16:16+00:00

Ever since I’ve been helping clients to recover from adrenal fatigue (or adrenal depletion/ exhaustion/ burnout), I keep researching a number of natural medicines such as herbs, nutritional supplements and nutrition-dense foods to find out which ones work best for them. As a herbalist trained in a western tradition, I mostly prescribe herbs used in the [...]

Holy basil: a key herb for stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue 2017-12-11T18:16:16+00:00
1 07, 2016

Know and love your herbs – Elderberry

2017-12-21T19:25:59+00:00

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is a native of Europe and Western and Central Asia and its medicinal properties have been appreciated for centuries. Its flowers, berries, leaves and bark were traditionally used for treating colds, flu, nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, hay fever, wounds, eye infections, muscle pain and many other ailments. Elderberry is a powerful [...]

Know and love your herbs – Elderberry 2017-12-21T19:25:59+00:00
1 08, 2015

Know and love your herbs – Lemon balm

2017-12-22T19:26:53+00:00

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) has been cultivated in the Mediterranean region for more than 2000 years where it had a deserving reputation as a herb enhancing longevity and mood. Unfortunately, nowadays not many people are aware of this lovely tasting and effective herb and how easy it is to use. I have many lemon balm [...]

Know and love your herbs – Lemon balm 2017-12-22T19:26:53+00:00
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