Herbal Medicine

How to Grow Your Own Herbs

Jan 16, 2015

While the sun is still shining, now is the perfect time to plant herbs – and enjoy the wonderful flavour and health benefits they bring to your meals. Here’s how to do it… Choose a Sunny Spot You don’t need a lot of room to grow your own herbs.

Health Benefits of Ginseng

Oct 28, 2014

Ginseng has been used for thousands of years and has been trusted in China, Korea and other Asian countries for its health benefits. Modern science agrees that the herb ginseng helps our bodies stay fit. If you’re pondering adding a little ginseng...

Herbal Tea for Health

Feb 24, 2014

Researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Boston’s Tufts University, examined chamomile, peppermint and hibiscus tea. They were keen to find out whether tea does in fact have any health benefits, as is widely...

What are Super Herbs?

Oct 02, 2013

Feeling frazzled or fatigued? You're not alone. Millions of people around the world suffer from low energy, chronic fatigue and similar conditions. But before you reach for an enormous cup of coffee, why not try a super herb? What are Super Herbs? "Super...

Study: St. John’s Wort & Depression

Sep 27, 2013

When you have depression, you may be looking for ways to reignite your vigour. Have you tried St. John’s Wort? According to a new study published in Natural Standard, the perennial herb may be a suitable remedy for depression. In fact, it found that...

What is So Great About Tumeric?

Sep 25, 2013

While in India, I got hooked on turmeric. There, it’s been used for more than 4000 years to boost the flavour of food and treat a range of ailments. Now recent research is catching up, with studies showing that the spice could keep cancer, dementia...

Tips for Growing Yourself a Herb Garden

Sep 16, 2013

Finally, spring has sprung in the southern hemisphere and if you have always wanted to grow your own vegetable and herb garden – now is the ideal time.There is nothing better than the delectable scent of fresh herbs wafting through the garden on a...

Ginseng for Health: All You Need to Know

Aug 30, 2013

It's been used for eons – thousands of years, in fact – to treat a whole host of health issues. And modern science agrees – the herb ginseng helps our bodies stay fighting fit. If you're pondering adding a little ginseng to your diet, here are...

7 Reasons to Love Lavender

Aug 26, 2013

When I was younger, I loved running my hands through lavender plants, crushing the little purple flowers and inhaling the soft scent. The heavenly lavender aroma is just one reason to love lavender. Here are a few more… Lavender Helps Your Hair...

Study: Green Tea For Memory

Jul 17, 2013

The health benefits of green tea are well documented. Numerous studies have shown that green tea can fight the build up of bad cholesterol and help prevent heart disease. A study covered here on NT Pages found that green tea may help protect against...

Spirulina: What You Need to Know

Jun 07, 2013

Have you ever tried spirulina? The blue-green algae certainly has a lot going for it – it’s protein-packed, rich in vitamins and minerals and may help ward off infections. In this article, we answer all your questions about this ancient super food.

Herbal Remedies for Gallstones

May 20, 2013

Gallstones can be painful and cause inflammation, infection or worse. Thankfully, there are a range of herbal remedies that may help prevent and treat gallstones. What are Gallstones? Gallstones are solid lumps caused by an imbalance of cholesterol, calcium...

Health Benefits of Astragalus

May 10, 2013

When it comes to herbs, astragalus seems to trump all others. While it's been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine, astragalus is now gaining recognition in the west. In this article we explore the powerful herb and its many...

The Power of Citrus

May 08, 2013

Do you feel invigorated when sipping on a glass of lemon-infused water? Serene when staring at a lemon-hued wall? Researchers have found that citrus has the power to boost our health and wellbeing in several surprising ways. Read on to find out about...

The Power of Mint

Apr 10, 2013

What do you think of when you think of mint? Most of us think of peppermint sticks and other mint flavoured candies and desserts, but when a herbalist thinks of this common herb, he or she thinks of the power of mint for healing. Just how powerful is...

What is Galangal?

Aug 28, 2012

Often used in Indonesian and Southeast Asian dishes, Australians often discover its distinctive taste after travelling to Bali or Thailand. At a glance, galangal resembles ginger and is a member of the ginger family, but that is where the resemblance...

Herbal Medicine for Better Sleep

May 14, 2012

If you're having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep, herbal medicine may be the best medicine for you. Herbal medicines for better sleep are generally mild and non-addictive, making them perfect for intermittent episodes of sleeplessness or...

Study: White Tea, Witch Hazel and Rose for Wellbeing

Feb 23, 2012

Often called "folk remedies," naturally therapeutic plants took a back seat to pharmaceuticals for generations. This trend seems to be reversing as researchers use the tools of modern science to discover if there is some basis in fact to plant based...

Gallstones: What You Need To Know

Jan 31, 2012

If you know someone who has suffered from gallstones, you know they are a painful condition to be avoided if at all possible. But what are gallstones? Surprisingly, until they suffer from them themselves, many people don't know. More importantly, many...

Herbal Medicine for Allergies

Jan 20, 2012

Certain herbs offer allergy relief to those seeking an natural alternative to over the counter and prescribed medications. However, as some herbs may prove dangerous when combined with some medications, it is recommended to consult a professional herbalist...

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