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3 essential herbs to support your immune system

Written by Felicity Downes-Casipit (Naturopath, BNat.) Used by ancient healers through to modern-day herbalists, herbs have always played an important role in building resistance and supporting healthy immune systems, particularly through the cold and flu season. Many herbs which were popular centuries ago are still as popular today. Below are just a few herbs that […]

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Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Written by Felicity Downes-Casipit (Naturopath, BNat.) History of Apple Cider Vinegar Using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for its health benefits isn’t a new concept, it’s actually an ancient remedy that’s been around for thousands of years. Long ago, some clever people discovered that if you fermented apples using a little yeast, then added a touch […]

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Benefits of Garlic For Immunity

Written by Felicity Downes-Casipit (Naturopath, BNat.) History of Garlic  Garlic is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. Evidence that garlic was used medicinally has been found in Egyptian pyramids and ancient Greek ruins, it even gets a mention in the Bible and it’s still as popular today as it ever was. Originating […]

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The Healing Power Of Ginseng

Written by Erica Mirabilio BHSc (Nat) What is Gingseng? Ginseng refers to various herbal plants belonging to the Panax genera, from the Araliaceae family. The Araliaceae family comprises around 700 plant species which are native to Southeast Asia and tropical America. Within the Panax genera there are 221 plants which have been identified and scientifically named, […]

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Top Herbs For Stress Management

Written by Michelle Matthews (Naturopath, BNat.) Are you feeling Stressed during these times? Did you know feeling stressed is a normal physiological and physical response the body manifests to protect itself? Stress can be classified into positive and negative forms which the body experiences: Positive stress (referred to as eustress) is often temporary or short-lived […]

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Brain Boosting Herbs for Memory and Cognition

Written by Michelle Matthews (Naturopath, BNat.) Your brain is ever-evolving. It is not something which is fixed or stationary. In recent years, new research into brain plasticity (neuroplasticity) which is the study of the brain’s ability to change and adapt as a result of an experience (new and old), has helped to revolutionise how we […]

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Healing Power of Maca

Written by Erica Mirabilio BHSc (Nat) Maca (Lepidium meyenii)  Lepidium meyenii, commonly known as “Maca” has also been referred to as the ‘Peruvian ginseng’ due to its Traditional use in Peruvian medicine for its invigorating effects. Maca is a plant from the Brassicaceae / Cruciferae family. It’s related to the radish, yet has an aroma similar […]

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Healing Power of Bilberry For Eye Health

Written by Erica Mirabilio BHSc (Nat) Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)  Vaccinium myrtillus, commonly known as ‘Bilberry’ is a small berry from the Ericaceae family. The Bilberry plant is a leafy shrub which grows up to 60cm long and is mostly found in the woodlands. When flowering, this plant produces berries that are similar in appearance to the […]

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The History & Benefits of Herbal Medicine

Herbs are commonly used in the kitchen and easily grown in the vegie gardens or windowsills adding flavour and colour to our foods, but did you know the use of herbs as medicine has been used through Indigenous cultures since as early as 3000 B.C? Herbal medicine is often referred to as botanical medicine or […]

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Top 5 Essential Oil Headache Busters

By Felicity Downes-Casipit Naturopath BNat. The term “headache” refers to any pain that occurs around the head, face or neck. Headaches are among the most common cause of pain and will effect most of us at some time in our lives. Headaches can be mild and annoying or severe and debilitating. Headaches can be caused […]

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