DID YOU KNOW?

Gain Herbal Medicine training with online Herbal Medicine courses and lessons.

A collection of interesting topics regularly updated

Rudolf Breuss: Creator of the original 42 days’ cancer cure

Rudolf Breuss was a most extraordinary man. He devoted his long life to helping the sick through his treatments and his legacy lives on today in the form of his book titled The Breuss Cancer Cure. I first heard of Rudolf Breuss on a trip to Germany and was absolutely...

Hair: 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 all men have...

Help save herbal medicine: The oldest medicine developed by humanity

Herbal medicine is the oldest and most widespread medicine developed by humanity. Although herbalism is regarded in Australia as an alternative medical practice, did you know that 85 per cent of the world's population regard it as mainstream? That's hardly surprising...

The Beetroot: The most valuable vegetable in the medicine chest

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...

Hawthorn: Best toning remedy for the heart and circulatory system

Hawthorn is an excellent herb for the heart. The main medicinal use of hawthorn is as a cardiotonic, a tonic for the heart. It looks after the heart by gradually reducing elevated blood pressure and by stimulating or depressing its activity depending on its need. Not...

Cowslip: An excellent sedative for stress-related problems

Cowslip (Primula veris) herbal tea is an excellent sedative ideal for stress-related problems. Unlike sleeping pills which are habit-forming and have the potential to damage long-term users, cowslip has a gentle, relaxing effect on the nervous system that allows the...

Fluid retention: Diuretic herbs can be the answer

Oedema is the medical term for fluid retention which is due to poor drainage and can be treated with diuretic herbs which promote urine secretion in a safe and effective manner. Bedstraw (Galium verum) is a powerful diuretic which can be used to combat inflamed...

Stinging nettle: The best blood cleansing herb known to herbalists

The stinging nettle is the best blood cleansing herb known to herbalists and recommended strongly in the treatment of acne and eczema. Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is high in iron and is also the best blood building herb and very beneficial in cases of anaemia and...

Swedish Bitters: The Forgotten herbal recipe for many ills

I sincerely believe no home should be without a bottle of Swedish Bitters. Taken internally it is not only for the entire gastric tract, but also for arthritis, gout, hay fever, emphysema, constipation, fatigue and many more disorders. Externally Swedish Bitters...

Water: Life’s most vital substance to life

Most of us can improve our health by drinking more water. Water is one of our body's most important nutrients, yet the simple advice to drink more water is often neglected by even health-minded people. Did you know that about 70 percent of our total body weight is...

Heart Attack: What can you do

Each year millions of men and women worldwide have heart attacks. Many survive with few after-effects. Others do not survive. The heart is a muscle that pumps blood throughout the body. To stay healthy, the heart needs oxygen and other nutrients that are carried by...

Body Detoxification: The key to healthy living

Much has changed since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Today, we are faced with a raft of serious diseases that barely existed 100 years ago, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. This is hardly surprising when you consider that we are exposed to...

Epilobium: Forgotten herb fixes prostate problems

I have a love of researching and discovering My library is crammed with books on herbs as I buy virtually every publication on the subject. Whenever I return to Germany I search for herbal books and manuscripts which have been locked away in libraries and that is...

Quit Smoking: Heal the wounds of nicotine with herbs

If you are desperately trying quit smoking and want to heal the wounds of nicotine, you are probably busy cursing the name of Jean Nicot, the French diplomat who first introduced tobacco in 1560 in the form of a snuff, to cure migraine headaches. Within a few years...

Herbs to sleep well: Sleep deprivation affects the immune system

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...