One of the main functions Grape Seed is commonly used for is as an antioxidant. It is able to scavenge free-radicals, preventing damage to cells, and this effect has been shown to be stronger than that of Vitamins C and E.

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 1 May 2019


Marshmallow has a long traditional use by the Arabs, Romans, Chinese, Egyptians and Syrians where it has been made into a liquid medicine, taken as a food or turned into a poultice for topical use on the skin.

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 1 April 2019


Many will know Licorice as the black sort of confectionary that you either love or hate. But licorice root is also a herb with a variety of medicinal benefits.

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 1 March 2019


It is believed that Siberian ginseng helps combat stress in 3 ways: By increasing the body’s defence against environmental stress; by helping to stimulate the immune system and by providing an improvement in physical and mental performance.

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 1 February 2019


Schisandra is a gentle herb which is helpful in helping us cope with stressful times or if our liver needs a bit of support. Read about it's traditional uses and health benefits...

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 1 January 2019


Sage has a deep history of traditional use. In medieval Europe, Sage was believed to strengthen memory and promote wisdom. In ancient Egypt it was used to treat stomach ailments and toothache ...

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 1 December 2018


Rosemary is not just a delicious culinary herb, it has traditionally been used for many other purposes including as brain food, for liver protection, pain relief and even to increase hair growth. Read more to find out all about this interesting herb...

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 1 November 2018


Passionflower is a calming herb found in abundance in North and South America, and often used in formulas targeting mild anxiety and sleep. Due to it’s largely sedative actions, the herb has been extensively studied with regard to insomnia...

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 1 October 2018


The most therapeutically significant constituents of chamomile contribute to its anti-inflammatory, mild wound-healing and immunomodulatory actions.

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 1 September 2018


Willow Bark is recognised and used for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, commonly used to support short term pain relief in conditions such as lower back pain, muscle pain and headaches. It is often given to help provide temporary relief...

Author: Alyce Cimino   Date Posted: 1 August 2018

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This powerful spice has been used traditionally in herbal medicine for many years. Its warming properties have been known to act as a circulatory stimulant, in that it helps gently move blood around the body.

Author: Alyce Cimino   Date Posted: 1 July 2018


Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used for centuries to support immune and vascular health. The humble garlic, and its many benefits can be dated back to Ancient Egypt 343 BC, where it was often used to give strength a boost and increase productivity.

Author: Alyce Cimino   Date Posted: 1 June 2018


Andrographis has a strong affinity with supporting the immune system and supports liver function, and is known to help alleviate the symptoms experienced with the common cold and mild upper respiratory tract infections.

Author: Alyce Cimino   Date Posted: 1 May 2018


Hawthorn is a herb traditionally used to assist in heart health. In Western herbal medicine, hawthorn is the principle herb used to support vascular health, cardiac blood flow and circulation, and maintaining healthy heart muscle function.

Author: Angela Fleming   Date Posted: 1 April 2018


Traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine as an aphrodisiac for men, and in traditional Chinese medicine as a sexual reproductive restorative and to aid sexual function. If you need a little push to improve your libido or sexual performance, Tribulus...

Author: Angela Fleming   Date Posted: 1 March 2018


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