Healthy Living, Herbal Medicine, Natural Remedies

Dandelion… weed or a valuable herb?

I can’t believe it’s May already; the Spring has come to greet us in a full swing and with it came a mass of flowers. I’m sat here looking at my garden and see the grass speckled with white daisies and yellow dandelions. I can’t help but wonder… why do we consider these amazing plants… Continue reading Dandelion… weed or a valuable herb?

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive degenerative disorder which affects the neurons responsible for motor skills; resulting in shaking, difficulty with walking, movement and coordination. Harmonious work of the nervous system depends upon the balanced action and information exchange between its cells (neurons). Neurons use special messenger molecules, called neurotransmitters, in order to rely information between… Continue reading Parkinson’s Disease

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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

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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

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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