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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?…

Dandelion…known as a pesky weed…but did you know?…

Dandelion is a perennial herb and is strong enough to withstand frost. It grows up to 30 cm. It has a slight tang that will add interest to any other bland salad. It is considered to be a common weed and is found in almost every country in the world, but in particular abundance in … Continue reading Dandelion…known as a pesky weed…but did you know?…

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…?

We have a lot of requests for information on Herbal Remedies to Boost Patients with HIV

We have a lot of requests for information on Herbal Remedies to Boost Patients with HIV, and so Christine has put this information together for us. Please note we only stock products highlighted in green at this time Aloe vera contains carrisyn, which appears to inhibit the growth and spread of HIV.  Astragalus boosts the … Continue reading We have a lot of requests for information on Herbal Remedies to Boost Patients with HIV