California poppy is a herb traditionally used to relieve and reduce pain, relieve insomnia and mild anxiety. According to herbal medicinal texts, California poppy has anxiolytic, sedative, analgesic and hypnotic properties.

Author: Angela Fleming   Date Posted: 1 February 2018

Aloe Vera is packed full of beneficial vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and enzymes, making it an ideal substance for all things skin. But did you know this plant can be used for more than external application?

Author: Angela Fleming   Date Posted: 2 January 2018

Its immune-regulating and antioxidant properties make it one of the most highly regarded and relied-upon herbs in cases of lowered immunity, convalescence, and protection against potential colds and flus.

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 1 December 2017

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Modern medicine has investigated the use of St John’s Wort and suggests that it may help relieve nervous tension, stress and mild anxiety.; ease the stress of study and work and help relieve restlessness and irritability...

Author: Angela Fleming   Date Posted: 1 November 2017

Energetically, horseradish is unique. It has spicy and warming properties which in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are believed to nourish the lung, spleen and large intestine meridian channels. Its strong warmth helps to open orifices in the body...

Author: Alyce Cimino   Date Posted: 1 October 2017

Possibly best known for is its role as a brain and memory tonic. Bacopa has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic Medicine to support and improve memory and memory recall.

Author: Alyce Cimino   Date Posted: 1 September 2017

This unique mushroom is often used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), with some traditional healers recommending Cordyceps as a general tonic. Often used for its role on improving energy, stamina, endurance, balancing immunity and improving sleeping p

Author: Alyce Cimino   Date Posted: 1 August 2017

Used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the wonderful herb Corydalis is related to the notorious Opium Poppy. Through this relation alone, you may get the idea that it is used to treat pain, and you would be right.

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 1 July 2017

When it comes to health, ginger just about covers it all. It is one of the most versatile herbs used in herbal medicine. It is highly nutritious and packs a pungent punch when it comes to culinary cuisines.

Author: Angela Fleming   Date Posted: 1 June 2017

Cinnamon is one of the world’s oldest known spices, traditionally used for digestive ailments among many other things, today it is one of the most beloved and ubiquitous of culinary spices.

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 5 May 2017

Cacao quenches our guiltiest pleasures and provides us with various beneficial nutrients whilst doing so! It is extremely versatile, it can be used in the same way as cocoa. It has a higher nutritional profile than cocoa, so it is a healthier option.

Author: Angela Fleming   Date Posted: 3 April 2017

The inner-bark of the Slippery Elm tree is used therapeutically due to its high level of mucilage. Slippery Elm is commonly used today in Western herbal medicine to help alleviate symptoms in the gastrointestinal tract.

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 3 March 2017

Globe artichoke, or Cynara scolymus, native to the Mediterranean area was traditionally used as a bile stimulant and as a liver tonic. It has also long been used for gall bladder support, indigestion and nausea.

Author: Emily Seddon   Date Posted: 3 February 2017

Peppermint is one of the most well-known herbs to grace our house-holds. This ubiquitous staple really comes alive during the festive season where it’s sweet yet evocative freshness becomes interwoven into the tastes and smells of Christmas.

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 3 January 2017

Everyone is familiar with the small, evergreen olive tree, but less of us are aware of the benefits that olive leaf can provide. Did you know that olive leaves may assist in supporting your cardiovascular system?

Author: Emily Seddon   Date Posted: 1 December 2016

Ginkgo biloba is indeed one of the oldest living tree species in the world and may live in excess of a thousand years. Its resilience and longevity are indicative of its strong therapeutic actions in the body including increased circulation.

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 1 October 2016

Panax Ginseng, also known as Korean ginseng is an ancient Oriental herb which has been used medicinally for over 5,000 years. In ancient times Korean ginseng was traditionally prescribed to reinforce and promote vital energy or ‘qi’ within the body.

Author: Angela Fleming   Date Posted: 1 September 2016

Curcumin, the active ingredient of Turmeric, widely used by both the Indian Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine systems, it was commonly employed to treat predominantly inflammatory and digestive disorders.

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 1 August 2016

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Echinacea has been used for centuries by Native Americans to stimulate immune defences. Today it is probably best known for its effects within the body which reduce the incidence and duration of the common cold.

Author: Corinne Bett   Date Posted: 1 July 2016

Withania has traditionally been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine to restore vitality and promote longevity. It has an array of diverse health benefits which include neutralising the effects of prolonged stress and increasing libido.

Author: Corinne Bett   Date Posted: 1 June 2016