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

Comment (1)


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

Comment (1)


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

Comment (1)


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

Comment (1)


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