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Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy

Migraine and Herbal Medicine

Whilst most of us have experienced headache at some point in our lives, migraines are (thankfully) a rarer occurrence. Unfortunately some of us are more prone to them than others, with some people suffering from them on a regular basis. What is there to be done? First, let’s start by having a closer look at… Continue reading Migraine and Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy

Ginseng

Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) comes from the Araliaceae family. Ginseng is a low-growing perennial plant found mostly in China, Russia, Korea and Japan. As Ginseng is native to China, it holds a history of usage spanning over 2000 years within the system of the Traditional Chinese Medicine.  It was believed that regular use of this herb… Continue reading Ginseng

Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy

Devil’s Claw in Herbal Medicine

Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) comes from the Pedaliaceae family, just like sesame. Devil’s Claw has been extensively used in South African folk medicine in the form of an ointment for injuries and skin disorders, as well as internally as a dried root powder. The root of Devil’s Claw has anti-inflammatory as well as pain reducing… Continue reading Devil’s Claw in Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy

Echinacea in Herbalism and Homeopathy

What is Echinacea and what are its uses? Echinacea Angustifolia belongs to the botanical family of Compositae, along with a common daisy and a sunflower. This amazing herb has the ability to activate macrophages- white blood cells responsible for destruction of viruses, bacteria and other pathogens; as well as stimulation of the natural killer (NK)… Continue reading Echinacea in Herbalism and Homeopathy