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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?…

Do you want to avoid antibiotics this winter?…Would you prefer to strengthen your immune system?

There are so many herbs and essential oils that contain immune boosting chemicals. Here are just a few that we would like to mention this week. Colds and Flu (Loose leafed dried herbs) A combination of herbs that promotes relief from many symptoms of a cold or flu. It contains Yarrow, Mint, Gotu Kola, Thyme, … Continue reading Do you want to avoid antibiotics this winter?…Would you prefer to strengthen your immune system?

Feeling Burnt Out? …Time to Take Time…Relax…Slow down

The Tea Ritual In a world that appears to be spinning out of control, most of us are searching for ways to reduce stress and bring peace and comfort back into our lives. We might not be able to improve the problems that are wreaking havoc around the world, or prevent whatever it is that … Continue reading Feeling Burnt Out? …Time to Take Time…Relax…Slow down

Why Heritage Seeds Before GMO Seeds?…My Personal Opinion…With A Bit of Science Thrown In…

How do we know if what we are eating is genetically modified or not? We don’t. We have to rely on the supplier being honest enough to tell us. GM seeds have been mixed with organisms like bacteria , viruses, animal by-products etc. There are two main categories, at the moment, for doing this. Seeds … Continue reading Why Heritage Seeds Before GMO Seeds?…My Personal Opinion…With A Bit of Science Thrown In…

Yarrow…Skin healing…Cold clearing…Digestion aiding…

Why do we love herbs? A question often asked of us. Well, we have decided to give you some idea of why. We will focus on various herbs or essential oils over the next few months. We have decided to start at the bottom of the alphabet this time...just for variety. Yarrow is available as … Continue reading Yarrow…Skin healing…Cold clearing…Digestion aiding…

The Power of Natural Products When Plagued with Laryngitis

This past weekend we did an exhibition on Sustainable Living which included a lot of talking and interacting with many people. On Monday I started with a headache and by Tuesday my voice was scratchy and sore. By Wednesday I had no voice and was feeling lethargic and off colour. I had started taking extra … Continue reading The Power of Natural Products When Plagued with Laryngitis

Exams…Stress…Anxiety…Where can you find natural help?

This time of year is very stressful for learners-no matter what your age. At the Sustainable Living Exhibition this weekend, we had a number of learners come and ask us what we would suggest to help them to relax in order to study (Matric Trials are being written at the moment). There are also older … Continue reading Exams…Stress…Anxiety…Where can you find natural help?

The Role of Herbs in Our Modern Society

In our modern world, we are under the false belief that there is one solution for all our problems. One medicine for a disease, one way to eat, and one set of practises to keep us healthy. We have also lived, for many years under the false belief that Western medicine is the superior, infallible … Continue reading The Role of Herbs in Our Modern Society

So…How Do I Boost The Function Of The Very Vital Hypothalamus?

Last week I mentioned six ways that we can boost our Hypothalamus function and this week, these 6 things will be spoken about in more detail. We need to increase our Chromium intake. Chromium is a trace mineral which we need in very small amounts and it is suggested that chromium is linked with healthy … Continue reading So…How Do I Boost The Function Of The Very Vital Hypothalamus?