Hart’s Tongue Fern

"Hart's Tongue Fern (HT) is a traditional European herb that supports the spleen and the liver. Taught by St Hildegard of Bingen, the famed herbalist, and Benedictine abbess - "It is good for the liver, the lungs, and the gut." Between the liver and the lung is a close functional connection because the liver provides … Continue reading Hart’s Tongue Fern

Lavender

"Lavender is famed for her essential oil for wound healing and stress tension. Do you know herbalists use it as a tincture or essence to treat physical and emotional ailments? Some suppliers and MLM marketers advocate internal use without medical advice. Using it as a tincture or essence is safer than taking the essential oil … Continue reading Lavender

Rose

"Rose has a great affinity for the heart and love - Goddess of beauty Venus in Greek mythology and the Virgin Mary in Christian culture. According to ancient teachings, the heart was the soul and the seat of emotions. Modern research studies such as Heart Math have confirmed what was taught by the old doctors … Continue reading Rose

Nettle

Nettle (Urtica Dioica) is traditionally known to be one of the most nutritious herbs with blood cleansing and blood building properties. Modern science confirms its high protein, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron and chromium content. Nettle supports all protein pathways in the body – digestion, immune response, liver metabolism, skin reactions, and kidney elimination. Therefore Nettle … Continue reading Nettle

Plantain

Plantain (Plantago major) is one of the most commonly found plants along fields and meadows in Europe, Central Asia, and Eurasia. The leaves are an excellent first-aid for insect bites or stings from Stinging Nettle. Plantain is traditionally used in Western herbal medicine for wound healing, inflammation and infections. Plantain’s energetics is cool and dry, … Continue reading Plantain

Hawthorn

Do you remember eating Hawthorn candy when you were a young child in Singapore? (Haw Flakes) This delicious candy is actually made from one of the best herbs for the heart! In western herbal medicine (Phytotherapy), Hawthorn is valued as a heart trophorestorative because it nourishes the heart muscle and has a regulating effect on … Continue reading Hawthorn

Galangal

Galangal is a southeast asian herb that spread throughout Europe during the spice trade. St Hildegard called it “the spice of life” or “miracle root”. Galangal is used for heart pain, stroke, circulation (blood stagnation), fatigue, nausea, motion-sickness, dizziness and mild digestive issues (food poisoning). Modern research shows it has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, anti-hypertensive … Continue reading Galangal

Fennel

#Herboftheday FENNEL is an age-old, easily available universal remedy. 100% healthy - it is one of the best digestive and strengthening herbs. Fennel can support relief of indigestion, cramps, bad breath, body odor, gas, heartburn, anxiety, colic, the digestion of fatty foods and digestive distress after dietary mistakes (esp. fried foods). St Hildegard writes, “However … Continue reading Fennel

Echinacea

Herb of the Day: "Echinacea is one of the most well-known Western herbs. Traditionally, the American Indians used it for snake bites and poisons. The media tells you it boosts immunity, a very superficial understanding. The correct application for Echinacea is alterative - lymph and blood cleansing. I applied this principle in my formulae PHYTO-VIRA … Continue reading Echinacea

Dandelion

I remember seeing dandelion growing everywhere in New Zealand too! Many people think of this as a weed but my naturopath/herbalist classmates and I would pick the bitter leaves for salads! (pesticide free ones of course!) "Dandelion has a reputation to be a spring tonic. Traditionally, it is used to bring out the heat in … Continue reading Dandelion