Traditionally in Western Herbal Medicine horse chestnut has been utilised to relieve leg swelling associated with mild varicose veins and to relieve the itchy legs and pain associated with mild varicose veins.

Author: Natasha McKay   Date Posted: 1 February 2020

Serenoa repens, commonly known as Saw palmetto is a herbal medicine with a long history of use. Traditionally, Saw palmetto was used as a treatment for urogenital irritations, impotence and male infertility.

Author: Vanessa Gagliardi   Date Posted: 1 January 2020

Cherries certainly are delicious, but did you know they have a variety of health benefits too? Bursting with vitamins and antioxidants, these delicious little morsels can reduce inflammation, improve sleep, prevent gout, improve memory and more...

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 1 December 2019

Also known as Chinese Foxglove, Rehmannia is a herb traditionally used in Chinese Herbal Medicine for fevers, some cases of dry mouth and constipation.

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 1 November 2019

Centella asiatica, also known as gotu kola, pennywort or tiger herb, is a multi-functional herb with uses in minor wound healing, vein health, memory, and stress adaption.

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 1 October 2019

Kakadu Plum is extremely nutritionally dense, containing especially high amounts of vitamin C, with up to 7000mg of this vitamin per 100g dry weight of fruit.¹ That’s more vitamin C than any other plant!

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 2 September 2019

You might be surprised to learn that thyme is quite a nutritious plant food. Thyme as a whole plant contains vitamins A, C and B plus minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, manganese and magnesium as well as dietary fibre.

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 1 August 2019

This well-known herb goes by the Latin name of Hedera helix and is well known for its use in cough mixtures. In fact, have a look at the label of most children’s cough mixtures and you’re likely to find that this is the main active ingredient.

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 1 July 2019

Reishi mushroom can provide all-round health support, however it is best known for its effects on the immune system and its ability to activate natural killer cells.

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 1 June 2019

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

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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