Category: Herbal Medicine

4 Common Blood Tests

4 of the most common blood tests are for haemoglobin, white blood cell count, follicle-stimulating hormone and blood cholesterol. The following two blood tests are usually carried out as part of a Complete Blood Count (CBC). 1. Haemoglobin (Hgb) Normal ranges: Male: 13.5 to 18 gm/dL Female: 11.5 to 16.5 gm/dL (gm/dL: grams per decilitre) Values […]

Turmeric Golden Paste

How to Make Turmeric Golden Paste Make your turmeric golden paste weekly or fortnightly and store in the refrigerator to have on hand for adding to hot and cold drinks, to make turmeric butter or as a base for tasty curry dishes. Ingredients: 1/2 cup turmeric powder 1 cup water 1/3 cup one of the […]

Urinary System

The urinary system is also called the genitourinary system. Genito refers to the genital organs and the reproductive system. Urinary refers to the kidneys and urinary tract. They are grouped together because of their close physical proximity. The primary function of the urinary system is to filter the blood by removing metabolic waste such as urea, uric acid […]

Autumn: Strengthen your immunity

Autumn is an ideal time to do a little extra to support your immune system. If you are experiencing the first sniffles, sore throat, cough, cold sores or lowered energy levels, it can be a sign that you need to strengthen immunity —your body’s defence system. A strong immune system will help you to fight […]

Herbal Medicine for Cystitis

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder. It is more common in women than men. (See related post: Cystitis) Herbal medicine is rooted in mind/body medicine as taught by Hippocrates. As such diet and lifestyle considerations would also need to be addressed. Herb classifications for cystitis Urinary tonics strengthen and tone the urinary system. Anti-microbial herbs […]

Headache

There are many kinds of headache, the most common being tension headache, migraine and cluster headaches. Primary causes include muscle spasms in the head, neck or shoulders, restriction of the blood supply to the brain, stress and fatigue, menstrual symptoms, sleep disturbance, eye strain, environmental pollutants and food allergies or intolerances. Headache pain ranges from […]

Insomnia

Insomnia is a common complaint of the central nervous system. It is characterised by a difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, or feeling rested after sleep. Individual sleep requirements vary with age and levels of activity, it is generally accepted that we need an average of 8 hours sleep per 24-hours, except in infancy and […]

Cystitis

What is Cystitis? Cystitis is the medical term for acute or chronic inflammation and/or infection of the bladder. “This is an inflammation of the wall and lining of the urinary bladder that may be due to bacterial infection or to mechanical abrasion from microcrystals of calcium phosphate in urine.”¹ “The wall of the bladder sustains […]

Castor Oil Packs

Hot Castor oil packs help to stimulate deep circulation of blood and lymph, relieve discomfort and assist with the detoxification of the intestines, liver, spleen, lungs, reproductive organs and can be used on virtually any area of the body.* They can be applied over the abdomen for the treatment of constipation, or over the uterus […]

What is IBS?

What is IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional disorder of the lower bowel that affects more women than men, usually between the ages of 20 – 40 years. It is called a syndrome because IBS can present a wide range of correlated symptoms, varying in severity from mild to debilitating, […]