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

Almost half the world’s population will be short-sighted by 2050, with around a fifth of those at an increased risk of permanent blindness. Luckily, Bilberry may be beneficial for eyestrain, visual fatigue, night vision and poor peripheral circulation.

Author: Gemma Shelton   Date Posted: 2 May 2016

Boswellia is our Herb of the Month for April. It is used widely for the support of various conditions associated with inflammation. Boswellia is also one of the best herbs we have to treat osteoarthritis, owing to its super-duper anti-arthritic activity.

Author: Corinne Bett   Date Posted: 4 April 2016

As the end of the summer approaches, are you starting to feel a little burnt out? In need of a holiday? Well, our happy little herb of the month, Rhodiola, is here to help! Rhodiola, or Golden root, is one of the best stress busting herbs. available.

Author: Corinne Bett   Date Posted: 23 February 2016

Have you ever heard of the amazing herb called Gymnema? Well if you haven’t stay tuned because we are going to look at this herb in great detail including information about its botanical plant family, plant description and how it may benefit your health.

Author: Kaylee Dunbar