Category Archives: Herbal medicine

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

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

Natural Travel First-Aid Essentials

Make yoimg_2130ur travels more enjoyable by being prepared to treat any minor ailments while on the road. There are lots of natural remedies to consider whether you’re sampling the local fare in Bali, scuba diving in the Caribbean, trekking through Peru or visiting the ‘rellies’ up the coast.  These multipurpose natural remedies can help ensure your travels are more enjoyable. Packed in a small case, they will be ready to toss into your luggage, car or backpack.

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