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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?…

3 easy ways to pay…loyalty points and more…

Zapper There is no longer going to be a cash machine at the Shongweni farmers Market. The good news however is that there is now going to be free wifi provided by the Shongweni market. This is really good news because it means that those of you who have Zapper will easily be able to … Continue reading 3 easy ways to pay…loyalty points and more…

Stress…Our lives seem filled with it…How do we cope?

We are living in times that are extremely stressful. We seem to be inundated with wave after wave of bad news, with no relief in sight. Financial strain, out of control violence, family pressures, work pressures...bad news wherever we look. With all this bad news, how can we possibly find any good in this imploding/exploding … Continue reading Stress…Our lives seem filled with it…How do we cope?

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…

Acne a problem?…Some helpful hints…

For many young people, acne is a real problem. We are often asked what is needed to help remedy the situation. Her are a few tips that we have been able to gather. We have put it into point form to make it easy for you to reference. Are there any other points that you … Continue reading Acne a problem?…Some helpful hints…

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?

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

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…