Tag: Alternative medicine

Herbal Petcare – Healthy pets, naturally!

Humans arent the only living creatures to know the healing powers of herbs. Animals in the wild will naturally turn to herbs if they are feeling unwell and our domesticated friends can benefit as well....

NHAA responds to Friends of Science in Medicine

The National Herbalist Association of Australia (NHAA) has finally decided to respond openly to the campaign by Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) to close University taught complemetary and alternative medicine courses.Here is a media release, an open letter from Leah Hechtman addressing the NHAA's views regarding FSM...

`Dangerous' Herbal Medicine in the News

Caveat emptor – “Let the Buyer Beware” – not usually a principle applied to herbal medicine, but it should be. Recently in the news there has been much talk about toxic herbal cures and herbal remedies having devastating effects. And while these headlines are attention getting and sensational, they...

Herbal Toothpaste – A greener way to whiten your teeth

Hello Herb Lovers, With more and more people embracing a greener attitude to modern life, there is an abundance of commercial hair & beauty products that utilise the benefits of herbs. Some are just the same old synthetic products made up of goddess-knows-what with some token herbal essences added...

Baby Eczema – Treating skin disorders with herbs

Hello Herb Lovers, My little Pixie Boy has some skin issues I am not at all happy with.  I suspect that he has inherited possible food intolerances from me and that the dermatitis on his legs and back are a symptom of this.  Since I dont do cortisone on...

Alternative Health Treatments Cause Permanent Damage

How is that for an attention grabbing title?  I think it is appropriate when a recent news item proved once again the importance of common sense and moderation in terms of alternative health treatments. Herbology and I have always maintained that herbal medicine can and must go hand in...