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Herbal Surprises: DANDELION

Posted by Maree van Dongen on

Herbal Surprises: DANDELION

If you were to encounter a Dandelion plant in your garden whilst weeding, you wouldn’t think twice before pulling it out. However, the plant has been used for its beneficial properties throughout the world for over 1000 years. Today, Dandelion grows wild in most parts of the world, as well as being cultivated for fresh or dry use.The name Dandelion derives from Latin “deons leonis” literally meaning lion’s teeth. This refers to the appearance of their yellow flowers. Both the leaves and the root of the plant are used for their remedial properties. Some recipes even exist for Dandelion “honey”...

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Fireside Certified Organic Tea - Warming & Comforting

Posted by Brett Riley on

Fireside Certified Organic Tea - Warming & Comforting

Our Fireside Tea is a new offering from our local certified organic wholesaler. Their organic herbs and herbal teas are of superior quality. Upon completing our own taste tests resulted in a warming, relaxing and comforting wholly organic tea infusion. This tea blend is a perfect balance of complimentary herbs and spices, accented with citrus fruit pieces for a full bodied aromatic and flavoursome tea blend. The hibiscus provides a deep red colour and slightly tart flavour but does not overpower the other ingredients, the cloves, cinnamon and safflower give a subtle spicy and warming undertone to the blend, the...

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The Benefits of BURDOCK ROOT

Posted by Brett Riley on

Burdock Root contains a number of medicinal properties that have been used traditionally for hundreds of years. Burdock is used by herbalists worldwide as a blood purifier, to treat a variety of skin diseases such as abscesses, acne, carbuncles, psoriasis and eczema. Burdock can be either taken alone or combined with other remedies, such as Yellow Dock. The beneficial effects of this herb includes increasing circulation to the skin, helping to detoxify the epidermal tissues. It is a popular detoxifying agent that produces a diuretic effect on the body which aids the filtering of impurities from the bloodstream. By promoting...

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The Benefits of Horsetail

Posted by Brett Riley on

Horsetail encourages the healing of tissue and has been used as a wound herb to stop bleeding since ancient times. Horsetail is used for “fluid retention” edema, kidney and bladder stones, urinary tract infections, incontinence, and general disturbances of the kidney and bladder. Horsetail is an ancient herb and is the sole survivor of a line of plants going back three hundred million years. Botanical name: Equisetum hyemale Status: Certified organic Actions: Horsetail is a known antibiotic, astringent, diuretic, and anti-inflammatory. It stops bleeding and heals tissues. It has a restorative effect to damaged pulmonary (lung) tissue. http://theherbshed.com.au/products/horsetail All information...

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The Benefits of RASPBERRY LEAF

Posted by Brett Riley on

Raspberry Leaf is a gentle digestive tonic, astringent and soothing for upset stomachs, mouth ulcers and inflamed gums. However it is best known for its benefits for expectant mothers. It tones and strengthens the muscles of the uterus, helping to reach peak condition for birth, hence its reputation for bringing about a quick and easy labour. It helps the contractions to be more efficient, and it will also help the uterus to return to its normal size after childbirth. Raspberry Leaf is traditionally drank as a tea for its many health benefits. Raspberry leaf contains a lot of medicinal compounds,...

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