Herbal medicines & remedies

30 10, 2019

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

2019-10-30T09:26:29+11:00

Gotu kola - aka 'botox in a bottle 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 [...]

Gotu kola: uses and benefits for skin, stomach ulcers and memory2019-10-30T09:26:29+11:00
17 10, 2019

Constipation and letting go remedy: Bottlebrush flower essence

2019-10-17T20:42:24+11:00

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 essence2019-10-17T20:42:24+11:00
11 07, 2019

Top 3 herbal teas to feel and look great!

2019-10-14T20:08:42+11:00

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!2019-10-14T20:08:42+11:00
5 07, 2019

Top 7 natural antibiotics for flu, colds and coughs

2019-07-31T20:35:16+10:00

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 coughs2019-07-31T20:35:16+10:00
2 02, 2019

How to drink enough water daily and improve your health: Dehydration

2019-07-31T20:40:25+10:00

What is dehydration? Dehydration is one of the most common but least recognised health problems. With the plethora of information about the benefits of drinking water, everyone knows we should drink more of it but most people find it hard to consume sufficient amounts daily. Our bodies require adequate amount of water daily to function [...]

How to drink enough water daily and improve your health: Dehydration2019-07-31T20:40:25+10:00
12 11, 2018

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

2019-08-31T19:16:57+10:00

Most of us know parsley as a tasty addition to meals but the truth is this green leafy herb packs some powerful health benefits as 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 [...]

Parsley tea: a secret to healthy, glowing and blemish free skin2019-08-31T19:16:57+10:00
25 10, 2018

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

2019-09-27T15:45:17+10:00

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 (herbal extract, tea or leaves) either on its own or in herbal mixes, with great clinical results. The [...]

Dandelion: the key herb for liver health, better digestion and beautiful skin2019-09-27T15:45:17+10:00
27 09, 2018

Know and love your herbs: Tribulus, a very special herb

2019-07-30T14:41:03+10:00

Tribulus (Tribulus terrestris) is known traditionally as a tonic, which may be used to restore, tone, and invigorate systems of the body and to promote wellbeing.  Many Western Herbalists consider utilising tribulus for certain cases of female infertility. Subsequently, a common clinical use of tribulus is its prescription at the beginning of the menstrual cycle to initiate [...]

Know and love your herbs: Tribulus, a very special herb2019-07-30T14:41:03+10:00
30 08, 2018

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

2019-10-28T21:29:59+11:00

In this post I'll explain how to and why use holy basil herb if you suffer from adrenal fatigue, anxiety, stress or sleep problems. I'll also cover holy basil's safety and potential drug interactions (important!) and provide dose guidelines. I’ve been successfully using it in herbal mixes for my adrenal fatigue/ exhaustion, anxious clients who [...]

Holy basil: a key herb for stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue2019-10-28T21:29:59+11:00
18 07, 2018

Know and love your herbs – Sage

2019-07-28T17:09:27+10:00

Sage bushes are blooming in my garden, it's time to remind ourselves what a great healing herb sage really is! Sage is commonly used as a culinary herb but there certainly is nothing 'common' about its medicinal powers! To start with, its Latin name, Salvia, is derived from the word salvere, ‘to be saved” as [...]

Know and love your herbs – Sage2019-07-28T17:09:27+10:00
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