The term ‘poultice’ (not to be confused with poultry!) refers to naturopathic treatments that have stood the test of time, as many grandmothers can tell you. Although well-known as a remedy for abscesses or as an anti-inflammatory treatment for horses, these days it’s not as well-known as a treatment for humans. So, if you’re this […]

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Make herbs part of your life! Dr Connie Meyer shares some ideas about using them in everyday cooking and baking and as soothing natural remedies for childhood ailments. The best way to integrate herbal medicine into your family’s life is to make herbs part of your world. If you have fresh herbs growing in the […]

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This favourite Indian remedy is comprised of many herbs and spices designed to fight all diseases, rejuvenate and invigorate. Long ago, an Indian sage named Chyawan lived and meditated in the forest for many years. His hair grew matted and he became covered in tree growth. One day a blindfolded princess danced by and accidentally […]

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Calendula is a member of the daisy family, but it is not just a pretty face. Its uses are varied and date back millennia to ancient civilisations – testimony to the durability and integrity of this humble herb. Marigold, or Calendula, is one of the most versatile herbs on our good planet, and is popular […]

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Marketed as a superfruit and as a health food, the goji berry is now easy to find on supermarket shelves. Only a few years ago the berries, which came from Ningxia Province in China, were virtually unobtainable and could only be found in specialised health shops – often with much hype and many claimed benefits. […]

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Basil is one of the world’s most loved herbs and is used in traditional dishes around the world. It was introduced to Europe from India many centuries ago and has never lost its popularity. Today sweet basil is the most popular of all the varieties but it is worth growing many others, such as green […]

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