I am a woman in my late 20s and suffer from recurring urinary tract infections. I normally resort to a course of antibiotics to clear up the infection but would now like to try some natural remedies. Do you have some suggestions for me? With thanks. KA. THE EDITOR REPLIES: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur […]

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The urinary tract has a vitally important function, but it usually does its job every day without us even thinking about it. We tend to take this essential system for granted – until something goes wrong, that is. You may be surprised at how often problems, particularly infections, affect the urinary tract. It’s estimated that […]

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A relatively new, natural and non-toxic therapy using sound and light to destroy cancer cells is set to bring relief and hope to many cancer patients in South Africa. The goal of an effective cancer treatment must be to destroy cancer cells directly or to strengthen those innate biological activities that destroy cancer. As far […]

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The famous buchu (Agathosma betulina) is probably South Africa’s best-known medicinal plant. The Khoikhoi dried and powdered the leaves and used this as a dusting powder for skin treatments and wounds. The leaves were used for a variety of ailments – for treating wounds, stomach complaints, rheumatism, indigestion, indigestion, kidney and bladder ailments – and […]

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