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Cherries

Cherries come in many varieties – such as Dark Red or Yellow cherries. Certain types may posses superfood qualities. Montmorency cherries are the ones that have the most medicinal value. They posses anti-inflammatory qualities, are very rich in antioxidants and...

Anaemia – Natural Iron Builders

The most common type of anaemia is iron deficiency anaemia. This is a condition where low iron in the body causes a reduction in the number of red blood cells. Most people with this type of anaemia, will usually only have a few symptoms. The severity of symptoms...

Sore Throat Soothers

Raspberry Vinegar This old traditional remedy needs to be prepared in advance. It is a mixture of slightly sweet and sour tastes, which will help to alleviate a sore throat. Raspberries are bursting with vitamins and minerals that support the immune system. Their...

Fennel

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is an aromatic herb, with a distinct aniseed flavour. It is part of the Umbellifereae family and is related to parsley, carrots, dill and coriander. Good quality fennel should be white or light green in colour, with a firm, solid bulb. As...

Essential Oils for Intermittent Claudication

Intermittent claudication is a cramping pain, usually in the calves when walking. It is due to poor circulation of blood in the leg muscles – caused by the narrowing or blockage in the main artery. It generally affects the legs, but  can affect the arms too. In...

Herbs for Insomnia

A significant proportion of the population has trouble falling asleep at some time, and many people experience frequent insomnia. Some episodes of insomnia may happen occasionally without causing any serious problems, but sometimes it can last for months, or even...

Healthy Drinks for Headaches

Cayenne and Coriander This fiery combination of two of the most well used spices in South America, has a powerful sting to it – so it is not for the fainthearted! The capsaicin, which gives the cayenne its pungency, acts as a great pain killer. It also...

Arthritis – Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. It usually develops in adults who are in their late forties or older, and can be common in women and people with a family history of the condition. It can also occur at any age due to an injury, or...

Basil

(Ocimum basilicum) Benefits of Basil The main benefits are: it helps digestion fortifies the nervous system it is good for headaches is anti-inflammatory (due to its eugenol content) is a mild diuretic it has some antibiotic properties contains antioxidants (the...