I am a qualified herbalist registered with the African National Healers Association. I make my own medicine, or introduce you to herbal medicine that works. Get in touch if you have a specific concern or require preventative guidance. Used responsibly, nature provides us with wonderful plants that can prevent, heal or improve a wide variety of issues. Herbal medicine should always be used under supervision.
I rarely leave the house without a pot of calendula ointment in my bag. Calendula possesses antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It works wonders on skin ailments - from cuts and wounds to infections and rashes. And it heals quickly. I make it into an ointment that I use for anything from heat rashes to gardeners hands and mosquito bites. Calendula is safe for big and little humans.
Thyme is a wonderfully fragrant herb, used primarily in cooking. However, it also has medicinal value. Thyme is rich in plant phenols such as thymol and carvacrol which are powerfully anti-spasmodic, making them potent cough suppressants. The antibacterial and expectorant qualities of this herb thin the mucus that the cough is trying to expel, whilst gently healing and soothing the bronchial tract. Thyme syrup can be used to soothe respiratory issues, and also improves circulation and protects the heart.
Yarrow, also known as the military herb, was used to stop bleeding on the battle field and support wound healing. It's a herb of contradictions - it can both increase and decrease the PH of a solution, it can both stop and stimulate blood flow. For that reason its not only good for treating wounds, but also for treating varicose veins as it breaks up stagnation, helps to thicken the cell walls, and stimulate blood flow. Although yarrow can be taken in many different forms such as infusions or teas, I find yarrow tincture highly effective.
GOOD LUCK BATH
Our ancestors believed that a flower bath can dispel negative energy and draw good luck. Flowers are also known for their ability to encourage a blissful state of mind and a sense of peace. Our medicinal flower bath sachets are designed to soothe, heal and relax. Run the sachet under a hot tap, and let the healing herbs do their magic.
Milk Thistle TINCTURE
This prickly and humble weed may seem unassuming, but its potency as an herbal remedy for liver problems has been extensively researched and backed by science. While the liver is the most forgiving organ in the body, and also the only organ with the capacity to regenerate, it works incredibly hard to metabolise our vices and sins. Regular support for the liver helps it to function optimally, and a milk thistle tincture does exactly this.
Elderberry is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in the world. It is packed with antioxidants and full of Vitamin C. Elderberry is an immune-booster and can be taken as a supplement to treat cold and flu symptoms. Black elderberry extracts and flower infusions have been shown to reduce the severity and length of flu symptoms. I recommend taking elderberry syrup, although make sure you get your syrup from a reputable source.