Category Archives: Health

My favourite immune herb

Echinacea Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea is one of the most researched medicinal herbs today. It is widely used in western herbal medicine for its immune modulating effects.

Chonic and acute infections are a common presentation in my clinic and Echinacea is my ‘go-to’ herb for helping recovery. It is considered to be antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory. Continue reading

The surprising health benefits of chocolate

Whether given as a gift, used in delicious desserts or eaten just “because”, there is no doubt that chocolate is one our most popular indulgences. Discovered by ancient tribes in the rainforests of Central America hundreds of years ago, the ingredients of the cacao bean (from the Theobroma cacao tree) produce this delicious food that we call chocolate or cocoa. Continue reading

Herbal Medicine: It goes far beyond just replacing drugs

This is a great article by Amy Goodrich. Enjoy !

St John’s Wort – a well researched herb

When we are sick we go to the doctor, right? Have you ever thought of seeking advice and guidance somewhere else? In America, the use of herbs is significantly overshadowed by dependence on modern medicine. Big Pharma and pill-pushing doctors have made us believe we need those drugs to cure our symptoms and diseases.

While most Americans blindly follow the white coat, know that 75 percent of the global population still use traditional, herbal healing practices to get better. Herbal medicine has been around for more than 5,000 years. These time-tested natural remedies use herbs to promote health and prevent and treat illness and pain. Continue reading