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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…

A compression fracture…to a collapsed vertebra…to surgery…to myeloma…to a journey of holistic healing practices

It has been far too long since I last wrote a blog for Essential Herbal Products. 5 months to be exact. When I noticed this, I realised how my health has kept me wrapped up in a world of learning to live within the new boundaries imposed by my body. Let me explain... I was … Continue reading A compression fracture…to a collapsed vertebra…to surgery…to myeloma…to a journey of holistic healing practices

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

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…

So What’s all this fuss about Organic…The Green Revolution…(Part 2)

Forgive me for taking so long to get back to this blog. Sometimes life comes at us from all angles and throws us off course. But not for long... So, back to organic and why we take it so seriously... Carl Bosch (1874-1940), a German chemical engineer helped to design a synthetic fertiliser. The ujse … Continue reading So What’s all this fuss about Organic…The Green Revolution…(Part 2)

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?…

Our liver…what does it do?…How do we care for it…?

The liver's main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. As it does so, the liver secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines. The liver also makes proteins important for blood clotting … Continue reading Our liver…what does it do?…How do we care for it…?

Rosehip and hibiscus herbal mix… what are the benefits?…

We have just acquired some lovely dried hibiscus flowers to add to our dried rosehip which is already in our range. Christine has blended the two together to make a delicious, thirst quenching herbal drink. What are the benefits of these beautiful red fruit (rosehip) and flower (hibiscus)?   Hibiscus According to Livestrong.com, hibiscus lowers … Continue reading Rosehip and hibiscus herbal mix… what are the benefits?…

Rosemary… A herb with many health benefits…

On food...fresh in salads or dried in stews... In vinegars... or oils...as a herbal tea or a tincture... However you take it, it has excellent healing properties. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Anticancer, cardioprotective, anti-Alzheimer’s disease, antitoxin, anti-allergy The leaves of this hardy Mediterranean plant are used to flavor a variety of dishes and beverages, and are … Continue reading Rosemary… A herb with many health benefits…