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3 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Nov 28 2021
Roses and our health: Much more than meets the eye 🌹

Long associated with love, beauty and the heart, the rose is also a valuable herbal medicine. Over the past year or so, I have found myself thinking that just about everyone I come across could benefit from incorporating some rose into their life. Buying …

Emma Hickey
1 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Nov 28 2021
How herbs can help you 🌿

Naturopaths and herbalists are extensively trained in herbal medicine and are excited by the many ways that herbs can profoundly improve health and minimise symptoms. However, I find that many people are actually confused by the term “herbal medicine” and…

Emma Hickey
3 min.
Ayurveda (Ayurvedic Medicine)
Nov 18 2021
Create an Ayurvedic morning routine

Create more intention in your thoughts and actions

Wondering how to create an Ayurvedic morning routine? In Ayurveda, how you start your day influences the rest of your waking hours. If you start your day stressed and rushed, you’ll unconsciously feel hu…

10 min.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Nov 18 2021
Using Traditional Chinese Medicine to Understand & Treat PCOS

How can we use traditional Chinese medicine to understand and treat PCOS?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is one of the biggest mysteries and confusing health diagnoses women currently face. It is commonly used as a blanket term to describe hormonal issues a w…

6 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Oct 25 2021
Preventing and Recovering from the Common Cold, the Flu or a Viral Infection

During the winter months, up to 40% of the population can be affected by the flu, i.e. influenza virus. Unfortunately, the highest rates of infection are amongst children, the elderly and those with other chronic health conditions. It is important to un…

Khabir Southwick
1 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Aug 14 2021
Blue Lotus

The blue lotus flower Nymphaea caerulea, also known as the water lily, is a type of plant that can be found in various parts of Asia and Egypt. The blue lotus flower is a symbol of cultural importance in various parts of Asia. It was once used as a tradit…

Stephanie Anderson
2 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Aug 4 2021
5 must-try homemade herbal tea recipes

I believe that a cup of tea can cure just about anything.

And in some cultures, it does just that.

Herbal teas have been used for thousands of years by many cultures as medicine, muti and preventative remedies.

Nowadays, herbal teas come conveniently p…

Michelle L. Raymond
2 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Jul 21 2021
Five Top Tips For A Healthy Fit Summer

It gets to the middle of the summer and we are all feeling great, the suns out, we’re getting a tan, everyone seems to be in a better mood because their body is getting more vitamin D, they are moving their bodies more which then releases serotonin your c…

Gemma Nice
1 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Jul 17 2021
What is aromatherapy and how does it work ?

Aromatherapy refers to a series of traditional, complementary therapies that use essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds. It is a holistic therapy that utilizes naturally derived aromatic essences from plants designed to balance, harmonize and s…

Rūt Essentials
4 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Jun 29 2021
Bug-Bye Spray: Make it yourself!

I had the pleasure and bliss to go on a mini-retreat this weekend, a sweet little Reiki getaway planned and well organized by Kate from Vibes in Ravenna Ohio. We took off to PA, a beautiful cabin in the woods on 66 acres of land, surrounded by nature on a…

Amanda Dodd
Ayurveda (Ayurvedic Medicine)
Jun 27 2021
Ayurveda Application & Notes

Ayurveda is a science for life, based on ancient teachings from India. Documented with emphasis on wellness. The 5,000-year-old system meaning life and knowledge, it was meant to enlighten sages to help humanity. Through subtle messages and energies.

Med…

Ian Hosein
5 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Jun 15 2021
Home Clearing, Protection, and Divine Support Invocation Spray

Clearing, Protection, and Divine Support Invocation Essential Oil Recipe

Energy is a given, it is what we are made of, it’s in our thoughts, choices, and actions. Each time we made a choice and take action we are creating energy, even something as a stro…

Amanda Dodd
2 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
May 15 2021
Restore Emotional Balance and Find Calm with this Ancient Healing Art

The ancient practice of Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment which uses aromatic essential oils to improve the health of the mind, body and spirit and has been used by different civilisations throughout the world for centuries. Our ancient ancesto…

Sharon Kennewell
8 min.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Apr 9 2021
The story behind the Chinese term for ‘nerve’

I originally wrote this in response to a colleague who suggested that the Chinese term for ‘nerve’, 神經 [shénjīng], implied that the Chinese conceived of this concept as meaning: ‘links of transmission (經) of spirit (神)’. Over the years I have shared it wi…

Demi Powell
3 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Mar 30 2021
Real Facts about CBD: Is there a risk for health?

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk around CBD (or Cannabidiol oil – a herbal treatment that uses extracts from cannabis plants) – some praise its curing abilities of various diseases including cancer, while others label it as dangerous and more of a har…

Demi Powell
9 min.
Arabic and Unani Medicine
Mar 23 2021
Medieval Islamic Medicine: Herbs, Leading Figures, Anatomy

In medieval times, Islamic thinkers elaborated the theories of the ancient Greeks and made extensive medical discoveries.

There was a wide-ranging interest in health and disease, and Islamic doctors and scholars wrote extensively, developing complex lite…

Demi Powell
1 min.
Kampo
Mar 22 2021
What is Kampo?

Kampo - magic or reality?

Many people have heard of kampo, Japanese herbal alternative medicine. The kampo method of preparing medicinal herbs was developed in ancient times and comprises a complex system of impacts on the human body, primarily aimed at …

Demi Powell
1 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Mar 19 2021
Use these herbs to treat Urinary Tract Infections

Want to get your urinary tract back on track? This tea blend is beneficial for dealing with the symptoms and the root cause (primarily, bacterial infection) of urinary tract infections (UTIs). The herbs in this formula soothe inflamed urinary mucosal memb…

Demi Powell
4 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Mar 18 2021
Medicine from the Past that you can use today

The battle against drugs and drug usage rages on today and for good reason. However, with the near constant limelight that the ‘drug war’ receives today, it can seem like the most common drugs have only just been discovered. Although the main production p…

Demi Powell
1 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Mar 18 2021
Home Cleansing – Use These Ancient Practices

If you feel exhausted, empty, and negative all the time, your problem might not be caused by illness. Although depression is becoming more and more common in today’s society, it also might not be responsible for your state.

In some cultures, the energy o…

Demi Powell
13 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Mar 18 2021
20 Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has numerous benefits both for household and medicinal use. A lot has been written about the greatness of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in dealing with various physical illnesses as well as cleaning and DIY purposes.

ACV is a cheap and ef…

Demi Powell
11 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Mar 17 2021
Swollen Adenoids? Use these home remedies.

Surgery is commonly advocated for swollen adenoids, but you can also try to alleviate the swelling with simple home cures before opting for more invasive treatments. In this article we have listed effective home remedies for swollen adenoids that may ease…

Demi Powell
3 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Mar 17 2021
Improve your Memory with Rosemary Scent

Tales from England talk about putting rosemary into the pocket of an unfaithful lover so that they do not forget their vows, while Ophelia says the herb is ‘for remembrance’ in Hamlet by Shakespeare.

Today, research finds that rosemary is indeed connecte…

Demi Powell
2 min.
Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Mar 15 2021
How Castor Oil Can Help You

Castor oil has been ignored by modern medicine despite a centuries old history of medicinal uses. Many regard castor oil as a toxin. But it has been used as a laxative or purging cleanse and parasite remover for years.

Castor oil packs applied externally…

Demi Powell

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