Benefits of Basil

Benefits of Basil Basil, a favoured herb of the mint family, is a cupboard staple in most households. Fresh, dry, cooked – it provides the splash of green on your margarita, pepperiness to your carbonara, and it’s what gives the pesto that rich, delicious flavour....

De-stress naturally right now

Through every day life it’s natural to become stressed at some point. In fact, stress has been related to many common illnesses and can affect our quality of life significantly. Whether stress is job-related, family-related or just the pressure of every day life, it’s...

What is “mindfulness”?

We often live our lives without really taking in our surroundings, our thoughts and our feelings. With the busyness of life we are often living without true consciousness. Mindfulness is the state of being present in the moment — it’s about being conscious in the...

Meditation for anxiety

Anxiety is an often misunderstood, yet concerning problem for sufferers. Getting relief from this and finding treatment can be difficult, so it’s important to incorporate as many anxiety-reducing techniques into your lifestyle as possible. Meditation is just one...

How essential oils can help you study

We all have times when we feel tired, sluggish and unmotivated which can really impact on our work and study. When we feel like this, it can be hard to stay productive and motivated which is why many people turn to essential oils to help boost concentration, focus and...

Herbal remedies to support your nervous system

High levels of stress can really take a toll on our central nervous system, resulting in a number of negative consequences on our health. We live in a world full of constant stress so it’s important to ensure we are strengthening and supporting our nervous systems...

Essential oil blends to relieve stress

In today’s fast-paced world, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t have some form of stress in their life. Stress can manifest in many different ways; difficulty sleeping, concentration issues, loss of appetite, overeating, physical tension and...

How nature can assist with insomnia

Sleep is essential for our overall health and mental well-being, as it is the body’s way of recharging. Having insomnia severely interferes with this and can have many follow-on health problems. Sleeping tablets can be beneficial, but they’re not recommended for...

The top six foods to assist with healthy vision

Our eyesight is something we often take for granted, only realising how important it is once we experience issues with it or as our vision starts to deteriorate with age. What we put into our bodies really impacts on our health, eyesight included. Here are the top 6...

Conventional antibiotics versus natural

Antibiotics are one of the most commonly prescribed medicines in the world right now so, it’s no surprise there is lots of talk in the media about how our bodies are no longer responding to some antibiotics. Overuse of conventional antibiotics has caused certain types...

Help relieve bronchial coughs with herbs

A bronchial cough, or lower respiratory tract infection, can have you unwell for up to 10 days. It is characterised by a mucus build-up in the bronchial tubes and an irritating cough that can last for weeks. You can have difficulty breathing and it can often be...

The problems caused by traditional painkillers

In the 21st century, people have come to rely heavily on synthetic medications to treat almost anything you can think of. Pain relief in particular, has become more and more problematic over the years. Whether it’s a headache, backache, sprain, injury, even a stubbed...

How a natural medicine course can benefit everyone

Natural medicine has been utilised since the dawn of time. After all, Mother Nature has provided us with everything we need, it’s just a matter of knowing what to use and how to use it. There are many ways in which a natural medicine course can benefit your family but...

Do you want to live longer?

There are societies of people who do live much longer than others and they are remarkably free of heart disease and cancer. These are the Vilcabambans of Ecuador, the Abkhazians of Russia and the Hunzakuts of Pakistan. When US cardiologists Dr. Paul Dudley White and...

Switching from coffee to herbal teas

Many people report not being able to function in the morning until they’ve had that first cup of coffee. The caffeine found in coffee can increase physical and mental alertness and for this reason many find themselves becoming dependent on coffee just to get through...

Why is sleep so beneficial for our health?

Did you know sleep is one of the most important factors in our overall general health and wellbeing? You probably know how a poor night’s sleep can affect your mood and cognitive ability the next day, but did you know that not getting enough sleep can have adverse...

The importance of Vitamin D & where to find it

Vitamin D (also known as the “sunshine vitamin”) is produced by the body in response to sun exposure and is important for a number of reasons, such as maintaining strong, healthy bones, preventing depression and reducing the risk of a range of conditions,...

Medicinal uses for dandelion

Many people think of dandelions as simply an annoying weed, but did you know that dandelion has many health benefits and is commonly used in natural medicine? Here are some of the amazing ways dandelion and dandelion root can improve your health: 1. Digestive Aid...

A valuable remedy for throat/mouth complaints

Sage or salvia officinalis, as it is scientifically called, has been used in traditional medicine for centuries and is a valuable remedy for throat/mouth problems, intestinal/digestion complaints and menopausal hot flushes, to name just a few. It is a native to...

The Breuss Cancer Cure—not just a cure for cancer

I first heard of Rudolf Breuss on a trip to Germany. I was absolutely astonished at the claims made in his book. Patients with brain tumours, lung cancer, breast cancer and cervical cancer told of their success in ridding themselves of these and many other seemingly...

Treat osteoporosis & inflammatory disease easily

Parsley is readily available and widely used in cookery but it is often under-appreciated. It can be found throughout the year at the market, it’s cheap so just about anyone can buy it. Parsley is a highly nutritious plant and has ample vitamins and antioxidants...

Discover medicinal properties of a humble vegetable

For thousands of years the humble onion has had a respected and often revered place in the diet of man. Sacred to the Egyptians, it often appears in the art of ancient India, China and Greece, but it probably originated in Central Asia. The onion’s unique properties...

Do you suffer from anaemia? This herb can help

Horsetail is a very popular herbal remedy as it is a storehouse of minerals. Due to its high content of silica, horsetail (Equisetum arvense) is recommended when it is necessary for the body to repair bony tissues. Silica helps to fix calcium, so that the body can...

Find out how to detoxify & energise your body

An overload of toxins in your body will lead to chronic illness, premature ageing and death. You and I are exposed to thousands of toxic chemicals, they are everywhere — all the time. They are in the air we breathe, in the water we drink, in the food we eat and the...

Regulate menstrual/menopausal problems

Yarrow has an important place in the history of herbs. It has two agents which promote blood coagulation, several which have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving action, and others which are antiseptic. As well as healing internal and external wounds, yarrow counters...

How to keep your hair on herbally!

Hair: Very few people are satisfied with what hair they’ve got. It’s either too little or too much or it grows in all the wrong places! Dealing with unwanted body hair is a nightmare for some women, but not enough hair on their heads is a condition almost...

Tumour-inhibiting capabilities of beetroot juice

Beetroot (Beta vulgaris): For 2000 years the beetroot has remained as the most valuable vegetable in the medicine chest. After carrot juice, the juice from the beetroot must be the most used of all the root vegetables. It is also one of our most valuable, containing...

Different forms of herbal preparations

Commercial herbal preparations: You can buy many different forms of herbal medicines from health food stores and pharmacies. Different methods of taking herbal medicines are more suitable for specific herbs and for certain health conditions. Herbal capsules: Capsules...

Do you get enough sleep?

Lack of sleep affects the immune system During sleep, changes occur in the body that affect our immune system; body parts relax and get rest, counteracting the wear and tear of the day’s activity. The general clean-up work carried on through the bloodstream operates...