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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 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

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…

Happy healthy dogs and birds…It takes more than good food and exercise…

Are you looking for extra herbal support for your dog, horse, or caged birds? We now have available a set of tinctures containing good quality herbs, grown according to organic principles. The tincture method is an effective method of taking and assimilating herbs. The herbal extract enters the blood stream rapidly and is easier to … Continue reading Happy healthy dogs and birds…It takes more than good food and exercise…

Let what you love be what you do…Rewarding soul work that puts food on the table and pays the bills…

Today was a day to have fun and get excited about our work. I took delivery of two stock items, checked up on our tinctures that are quietly brewing and gaining in potency and enjoyed the potent aromatic smoke created by our fresh stock of Frankincense. I have put together some fun "Make your own..." … Continue reading Let what you love be what you do…Rewarding soul work that puts food on the table and pays the bills…

Herbs and tinctures…How do we use them?…How do we make them?

Tinctures are a powerful way of extracting the properties of various herbs. In this video, Rick explains the importance of knowing your herbs before you embark on this journey, and then show us how to make the tinctures.