Herbs & Cancer

Today I learnt from Sebastian Liew (@leaf_to_life) that many traditional medicine cultures consider the origins of cancer as a wound that keeps getting hurt. The body tries to keep healing this wound but eventually the healing goes out of whack and cells keep multiplying, leading to tumours and metastases. Hence traditional herbal medicine has used … Continue reading Herbs & Cancer

Herbal Actions and Examples

Have you heard of Herbal Actions? Before a Medical Herbalist chooses the herbs and blends a formula for a patient, he/she decides on what Herbal Action is required. This guides their choice of herbs in the formula. The actions are chosen after a thorough case-take with the client and will try to improve symptoms as … Continue reading Herbal Actions and Examples

Suppressing Symptoms?

Unless it’s a life threatening condition, often the suppression of symptoms with medication like NSAIDs or Paracetamol might be doing more harm than good. Have you considered maybe the symptoms are part of our body's natural healing processes? And that interfering with them might lead to more problems in the future? A fever is a … Continue reading Suppressing Symptoms?