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The Benefits of Herbs

Herbs and Herbal Tea Infusions for Cold and Flu

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The Cold and Flu season is almost upon us and now is the time to start thinking more seriously about how we are going to make it through the season without being afflicted by some nasty pandemic seeking out new hosts to take over. Later in this blog we've created a list of some of the beneficial herbs and teas for dealing with prevention and symptoms. Currently, it seems the most common approaches to dealing with colds and flues is to take the vaccination route, which seems to be shrouded in controversy of late with suggestions that vaccinations cause more problems...

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Spearmint is an Aromatic, Pleasant Tasting, Health Enhancing Herbal Remedy

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Spearmint ( Mentha spicata ) is a wonderfully versatile herb plant originating from Europe. It’s common name originates from the structure of the leaves, bearing a resemblance to a spear; that sounds appropriate don’t you think? Spearmint is integrated into various products for its pleasurable flavour as well as fragrance. Several of the most essential health benefits of spearmint and also spearmint tea feature its power to improve digestive function, enhance respiratory wellness, optimize hormonal levels, alleviate stress, improve circulation, maximize heart overall health and also safeguard the integrity and strength of the bodies overall immune system.   The active...

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BURDOCK - DETOXIFIES & PURIFIES

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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

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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

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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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