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Blood circulation

How To Improve Circulation

What is circulation Circulation refers to the blood’s ability to move freely throughout the body. It is “the movement of blood through the vessels of the body induced by the pumping action of the heart”. Why is it important Circulation is important because the blood,

Seaweed and Kelp

Antacid Herbs

Antacid Herbs Antacid herbs are those that neutralise excess acids in the stomach and intestines.  Many also have demulcent properties to protect the stomach lining. People tend to use antacids when there is discomfort after eating,  such as, acid-reflux, bloating, heartburn and general feelings of

Burdock herb

Burdock

BURDOCK Scientific name: Arctium lappa, Arctium minus, Arctium spp. Common names: Hill, Lappa, Thorny Burr, Arctium, Arctium tomentosum, Bardana, Bardana-minor, Bardanae Radix, Bardane, Bardane Comestible, Bardane Géante, Bardane Majeure, Beggar’s Buttons, Burdock Root Extract, Burr Seed, Cocklebur, Cockle Buttons, Edible Burdock, Fox’s Clote, Gobo, Glouteron,

Dandelion herb

Diuretic Herbs

Diuretics Herbs Diuretics are herbs that increase the flow of urine.  They allow the body to eliminate fluids without losing minerals, which is usually the case with diuretic medications. Ailments used to address Diuretics are used to treat fluid retention, obesity, bloating, lymphatic swellings, swollen

Stinging nettle

Alterative Herbs

Alterative Herbs Alteratives are also known as ‘blood cleansers’ or ‘blood purifiers’. They have a positive effect on the body by gradually altering the general condition of the body; restoring proper function and improving the body’s defence. Alteratives address issues to do with the circulatory,

Blue vervain herb

Herbs Actions & Related Definitions

Below are a list of actions, therapeutic effects and definitions relating to herbs, medicine and the body. abortifacient an agent that can induce abortions alkaloid a nitrogenous, basic, and often medicinal, plant compound allergen a compound that produces an allergic reaction alterative a compound that

Filling your own capsules

How Much Herb To Use

Packing Your Own Capsules It is a definite advantage to learning how to pack your own capsules – I simply believe we should all learn how to, even if we still decide to buy pre-packaged formula. There are a few things to bear in mind

Constipation, straining to go

Constipation

Constipation occurs when one is unable to pass stool or completely empty one’s bowel. Issues of constipation affect young babies as well as the elderly. Many of us at some point have been constipated – it’s a very uncomfortable feeling. Occasional constipation may not be

Acid reflux and herbal remedies

Hyperacidity Causes and Herbal Remedies

Hyperacidity in the stomach have a number of causes, but in the truest sense, might have nothing to do with the body producing ‘too much acid’ as we are generally taught. It is not necessarily a fact that the body is producing too much acid,

Herbs and their properties - this is Damiana

Herbs, Parts Used, Properties & Uses

Common Name Parts Used Latin Name Family Properties & Uses Chemical Constituent Abelmosk seeds Hibiscus moschatus Malvaceae nervine, perfume, aphrodisiac, demulcent Acacia gum resin Acacia senegal, A. vera Leguminoseae gum, sweets, adhesives, demulcent gums, tannins Alfalfa leaves, sprouts Medicago sativa Leguminosae nutritive protein Allspice seeds

Burdock plant - rich in iron

17 Great Sources of Iron

Below are a list of foods that are good sources of iron. 1. Anamu (Guinea Hen Weed) Not only is it rich in iron, it is also used for cleansing the body of harmful organisms and stimulating the immune system. Used to make teas, tinctures

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