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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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The Benefits of Epilobium/Willow Herb

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Willow Herb /Epilobium, also known as Small-flowered Willow Herb, perfect for herbal tea. Attributed to be a cooling, astringent herb that is useful for inflammation and may help with problems of the urinary tract. Epilobium is used to treat prostate problems, bladder problems, and bed-wetting. Willow Herb had been traditionally used in treatments of numerous conditions: prostate enlargement, inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis), gastrointestinal disorders, kidney and bladder disorders, rectal bleeding, menstrual disorders, cystitis, urinary infections, diarrhea, mouth lesions and irritable bowel syndrome. Now, after thorough researches, Willow Herb has been recognized as a powerful herb against bladder and kidney...

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The Benefits of Chamomile

Posted by Brett Riley on

CHAMOMILE Chamomile is calming and relaxing and most commonly taken as a tea for mild sleep aide. It may also be infused in water to create a relaxing bath. Chamomile can be used externally when inflammation of the skin occurs such as eczema, acne, or nappy rash. It may also be used for digestive upsets of a nervous origin, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, wind, bloating and colic. Chamomile can also help relieve period pain and other types of pain too. Botanical Name: Matricaria recutita Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, carminative, relaxant, anti-allergenic

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The Benefits of Peppermint

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PEPPERMINT Peppermint is a popular herb with many uses and therapeutic applications. Its sharp menthol odour, refreshing flavour, and cooling sensation makes this herb a favourite flavouring for herbal tea. Peppermint tea, brewed from the plant’s leaves, is one of the most widely consumed herbal teas. Peppermint has traditional folk medicine uses as a pain reliever and research has substantiated the assertion. Peppermint with its underlying bitterness helps to stimulate the flow of digestive juices. It also assists with wind and has colic calming actions. It can be chewed to relieve toothache, or taken to help anything from nausea and...

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The Benefits of Mugwort

Posted by Brett Riley on

MUGWORT Mugwort is a valuable digestive tonic. Its bitterness stimulates the appetite and helps to breakdown fats. This makes it very useful for people who have gall-bladder problems, or for those who have had their gall-bladder removed. Mugwort is a popular herb that is known to aid in reducing or eliminating depression, low spirits and ease tension. Aromatic mugwort herb is used as a way to improve dream recall, enhance the intensity of dreams or reliably achieve lucid dreams. People who have insomnia, or shift workers whose sleep patterns are constantly interrupted through changes of work hours may also use...

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