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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

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 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…

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)

A new year…Let’s have more Thyme please…

Thymus is derived from the Greek word thymon , meaning ‘courage’, and many traditions relate to this virtue. Roman soldiers, for example, bathed in thyme water to give themselves vigour. Now, who of us could do with a bit more courage and bit more vigour? Here at EHP we could both do with a great … Continue reading A new year…Let’s have more Thyme please…

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…

Do you eat too much over the November and December Season?…Some natural ways to help yourself…

For some reason, when it comes to the festivities surrounding Christmas, Hannukah, New Year...we lose our reason when it comes to eating. We will stuff ourselves to nausea on meats, sweets, and pastries. We vow every year that next year we will control ourselves...but... So, until some of us can learn more self control, we … Continue reading Do you eat too much over the November and December Season?…Some natural ways to help yourself…

It’s Time For The Feast To Begin…Let’s Talk About Herbs…!

It's all happening this weekend! Friday, 5 December: 12h00 Umngeni River Bird Park (490 Riverside Road, Durban North) Herbs for Birds – improving health of caged birds with herbs (Cost: Normal Bird Park Entrance Fee) Friday, 5 December: 18h00 - 21h00 Durban North Methodist Church (3 Swapo Road, Durban North) The modern and innovative herbal … Continue reading It’s Time For The Feast To Begin…Let’s Talk About Herbs…!

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?…