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Hawthorn…Happy heart…Happy blood pressure…

Our heart, that amazing muscular organ that keeps our life blood circulating throughout our body. The organ that keeps us alive. I take my heart for granted and just expect it to the job it's meant to do. I think that most of us are like this, until something happens and our heart reminds us … Continue reading Hawthorn…Happy heart…Happy blood pressure…

The Magic of Glycerites…Of What?…

Glycerine is used to make an herbal extract (called a glycerite) instead of alcohol (called a tincture). This is a popular alternative for children’s tinctures and for people who don’t like alcohol. People with stomach or duodenal ulcers are also advised to avoid alcohol, and so glycerites would be more beneficial. Some interesting information: Glycerine … Continue reading The Magic of Glycerites…Of What?…

Chronic Inflammation…Causing Chronic Conditions…Some Helpful Hints…

Inflammation is a localised physical condition which is often a reaction to injury. This is called acute inflammation and helps our bodies to heal by drawing more blood to these areas. Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is when there has been long term inflammation. Many things can cause this, as we shall see. Chronic … Continue reading Chronic Inflammation…Causing Chronic Conditions…Some Helpful Hints…

The Hypothalamus…Things I learnt about it while recuperating…

Something I did know was that the hypothalamus is in the brain. I did Biology at school, but there's things I remembered and things I conveniently forgot. Something I remember in painful detail: OSMOSIS. Why? Because it was repeated for three years in a row. Things that weren't dealt within as much detail was the … Continue reading The Hypothalamus…Things I learnt about it while recuperating…

Part 2… Gut Health and the part played by Carminative herbs

"All that humans need for health and healing has been provided by God in nature, the challenge of science is to find it." Philippus Theophrastrus Bombast that of Aureolus ~ Paracelsus (1493-1541) As we have often said, herbs have been around for thousands of yeas and have been used for health and healing. We are often … Continue reading Part 2… Gut Health and the part played by Carminative herbs

Gut Health…Why is this spoken about about so often?…How do I keep my Gut healthy? (Part 1)

Gut health: This phrase is one we hear with more and more frequency as our lives become a blur of fast foods, high stress and little sleep. What defines a healthy gut? 1. Effective digestion and absorption of food.This includes Normal nutritional status and effective absorption of food, water and minerals and regular bowel movement, … Continue reading Gut Health…Why is this spoken about about so often?…How do I keep my Gut healthy? (Part 1)

It’s just a room spray…It doesn’t matter if it has synthetic scents in it…What harm can it do?

Synthetic scents or “fragrances” represent an unidentified mixture of ingredients including carcinogens (a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue.), allergens, respiratory irritants, endocrine disruptors, neurotoxic chemicals (Neurotoxicity is toxicity in the nervous system. It occurs when exposure to natural or artificial toxic substances, which are called neurotoxins, alters the normal activity of the … Continue reading It’s just a room spray…It doesn’t matter if it has synthetic scents in it…What harm can it do?

A Little Bit of Self-love and Self-care…Supports Our Body, Mind and Spirit…

February, the month of focussing on Love: Love between, Love amongst and Love within. Some say that it is all too commercialised and sugar coated. There is definitely truth in that... Others say that it puts so much pressure on couples and if expectations are not met, it can cause a lot of pain. Yes, … Continue reading A Little Bit of Self-love and Self-care…Supports Our Body, Mind and Spirit…

IBS?… Gallbladder been removed?…This may be for you…

In today’s world, our bodies are often put under severe punishment with foods that are very hard for us to process. There are many digestive disorders that are brought on by our diet and lifestyle. Here are some stories of customers who won’t do without Tummy Tea in their medicine cabinet. Customer 1: I came … Continue reading IBS?… Gallbladder been removed?…This may be for you…

How healthy is our planet?…How healthy is my body?…

Part of our mission statement at Essential Herbal Products is: To make the uses and advantages of natural products available to others. Another part of it is: To reduce our personal carbon footprint. Here is a video which Pedram Shojai and his team have made available for free for a limited time. It is called … Continue reading How healthy is our planet?…How healthy is my body?…