Eucalyptus was popular amongst Indigenous Australian communities, where for hundreds of years the leaves were used as a remedy for sore throats, coughs and colds, breathing difficulties and nasal congestion.

Author: Vanessa Gagliardi   Date Posted: 26 November 2019

Did you know that Chia is the ancient Mayan word for ‘strength’? Chia seeds have been considered a ‘Super’ food long before our current obsession with them, but it is our recent day and age that have elucidated the exact components of this seed...

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 21 May 2019

Chocolate is an unequivocal health food that has been used for its health benefits dating back at least 3000 years...

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 9 April 2019

You may have heard of the herb Ginseng before, and you may have also heard it being prefaced by a particular type, and wondered what exactly the difference was… It’s true there are a few different varieties, so we are here to clear up the confusion...

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 19 March 2019

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and plays several important roles. It is essential for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the human body and is fundamental to every major biological process.

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 9 January 2019

When we think of mistletoe most of us automatically think of the romance and joy of Christmas, however there is a lot more to this yuletide plant than most know, from mythology to how it grows and its many health benefits.

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 6 December 2018

We see them regularly and most of us consider them a nuisance, but many weeds are actually herbs that are used for medicinal purposes. Here we will look at 10 common herbs we use in use in herbal medicine, which are also classified as a weed.

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 27 November 2018

Turmeric contains phenolic curcuminoids that give turmeric the yellow colour. The main and most significant curcuminoid is curcumin. It is curcumin, the active compound of turmeric that provides all the health benefits of turmeric.

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 21 November 2018

While items in the health food aisle have been specially chosen and categorised as healthy – what if marketing is not what it seems? What if those ‘healthy’ items are not as healthy as they claim to be?

Author: Alyce Cimino   Date Posted: 16 October 2018

To discuss the different types of fish oils and their benefits, it’s important to delve into omega-3 fatty acids as they are the component of fish oil that provide benefits.

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 9 October 2018

Recent media coverage has revealed that some of the honey brands sold in supermarkets are not 100% pure honey. Independent testing has found that many contain adulterated honey. What is adulterated honey? And how do you know if you are eating real honey?

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 18 September 2018

Mushrooms have been used as medicine for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine - some were believed to promote longevity and even immortality! So how can mushrooms benefit our health these days?

Author: Angelique Bone   Date Posted: 19 June 2018

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For centuries vinegar has been used as a natural home remedy and was traditionally used to preserve food. Apple cider vinegar has been promoted to alleviate many common health problems, however along with health benefits; there are also many beauty...

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 5 June 2018

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We might all have fond memories of lavender wafting out of grandma’s house; however there are many lavender oil benefits you may not know of, making it a wonderful kitchen remedy. Here we look at the current research of lavender oil uses...

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted: 3 April 2018

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I can assure you I’m not! Vitamin E is a great ingredient in any cosmetic product, not just ours. But let me tell you why ours is one of the best on the market.

Author: Angela Fleming   Date Posted: 6 February 2018

It’s no wonder that Turmeric is incredibly popular, with the anti-inflammatory, digestive and vascular benefits it is attributed with. We decided to share some of our favourite ways to boost our daily intake of turmeric.

Author: Emily Seddon   Date Posted: 4 November 2016

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To support heart health we know that we need regular exercise and a nutritious diet. Many herbs and nutrients also have beneficial effects on the heart health, often due to their antioxidant properties or their impact on cholesterol and blood pressure.

Author: ANCP   Date Posted: 1 May 2016

Cold and Flu season is coming and we all know prevention is better than cure. Foods that are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Zinc, as well as Pre/Probiotic foods are all important for the regulation of the body’s immune response, to fend off the lurgy.

Author: Corinne Bett   Date Posted: 21 April 2016

This impressive superfood is not only a delicious and healthy way to add flavour to your favourite recipes, it's also extremely versatile. Here are some ways you can make coconut oil a part of your daily routine.

Author: ANCP   Date Posted: 14 April 2015

Turmeric has also been used medicinally for thousands of years for numerous health conditions. Research has now shown that Curcumin (one of the active ingredients in turmeric) has a major anti-inflammatory and pain relieving action.

Author: ANCP   Date Posted: 10 July 2014