Influencing Influenza

Influenza, commonly known as the ‘flu, is a highly contagious illness caused by a virus, which affects people of all ages and occurs more frequently during the colder months. It is transmitted from person to person through the respiratory tract, by means of...

Spreading The Herbal Word

Herbology is an area steeped in tradition and folklore from a bygone era, which has been brought into the forefront of modern thinking, through scientific studies and well-documented evidence. In our busy, polluted, synthetic world with rampant allergies and...

Cramps Can Affect Anyone!

A cramp is a painful spasm of muscle and when it occurs internally, such as in the intestine, ureter or bile duct, it is called colic, which is very common among babies. Cramps are also associated with the menstrual cycle and are very common in women who have not had...

Helping Hands Weren’t Always So!

Hygiene and hand washing in particular, has become an integral part of our everyday lives and an essential aspect of life in hospitals, but things were very different just over 150 years ago! In the second half of the 19th century, the medical profession of Europe had...

Nature’s Golden Flower

Calendula or Marigold can be found growing in gardens—its botanical name is Calendula officinalis. Image: Marigold Flowers (Calendula) According to German fables, the weather can be predicted accurately by observing these golden flowers. If they remain closed after...

Battling Fluid Retention

Oedema is the medical term for fluid retention and it has nothing to do with how much you drink over the festive season! What is true, is that most people do not drink nearly as much as they should or, at any rate, too much of the wrong fluid. Drink water, plenty of...