Category: Herbal Medicine

5 tips for BPH

BPH (enlarged prostate) Benign prostatic enlargement is also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or benign prostatic hypertrophy. BPH commonly affects men over the age of 50 years. The prostate gland sits beneath the bladder and just above the rectum. It encircles the urethra, which empties urine from the bladder. When the prostate gland expands, it presses in on […]

Stinging Nettle

Urtica dioica Most people know nettle by its sting. Nearby any clump of nettles you will usually find yellow dock growing. As children we would make a spit poultice of a dock leaf and rub it on the affected area for prompt relief. A plantain leaf works just as efficiently – if not more. Folklore […]

Medical herbalist

Why consult a medical herbalist? The short answer is: because herbal medicine works. So why are more people not seeing medical herbalists? —Because herbal medicine does not offer a quick fix. It requires the patient to become an active participant in their own healing and more often than not, to change their dietary and/or lifestyle […]

Dandelion Flower Oil

External use: Dandelion flower oil makes a nice massage oil for sore or tired muscles. You could add a few drops of essential oil, such as geranium or rosemary,  for added healing benefits. It also makes a soothing emollient for tired eyes or to nourish dry skin. You can use the oil as a base […]

Natural Healing Protocols

Natural healing protocols address our basic needs for essential elements such as air, water, nutrients, rest and exercise. They can be as simple as conscious deep breathing or involve more complex routines such as hot castor oil packs. Natural healing protocols include a vast range of treatments for specific health problems of the body and […]

Dry Skin Brushing

The Skin The skin is the most lavished upon organ of the human body, it is also the biggest. The average adult is covered with approximately two square metres of skin and it accounts for about an eighth of total body weight. It is a natural boundary between our inner and outer environments, is both […]

Chickweed

Stellaria media Chickweed is available most of the year but I love to gather it in early Spring. It is a tiny sprawling plant with white star-like flowers and easily overlooked. I use it in salads, juice it and sometimes steam it. It makes a good pesto as it has a slightly salty taste. Try […]