When joints swell it’s always because fluid has accumulated in the joint. The fluid is usually watery and yellowish – a bit like the fluid in a blister. Bleeding in the joints can occur, but that usually follows some form of trauma to the joint. Please consult your doctor should you experience this. A good […]

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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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Osteoarthritis (OA) has long been regarded as a degenerative disease, a natural consequence of getting old, but more recent research is suggesting another story. Clearly ageing has something to do with the onset of OA but the story, like all of medicine, can be considered in much more holistic and broader terms. When the bigger […]

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Medically, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are classified as different diseases, but in the natural treatment approach, they’re considered similar. The primary aim of natural treatment is to suppress or control the pro-inflammatory factors through food supplements, herbal remedies, diet adaptations, exercise and stress management while the underlying mental-emotional blocks are made conscious in order for […]

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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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