Tag: Herbalism

How to make a Herbal Cream

Whereas ointments (salves, balms) are meant to form a protective layer on the skin, a cream is an emulsion of water with oils which softens and soaks into the skin. Any product containing water is a breeding ground for bacteria. Make sure all your equipment is very clean and...

Sage advice is hard to find

In February I wrote about the media reporting on dangerous herbal medicines being used in Australia and the overseas (see `Dangerous’ Herbal Medicine in the News). One of the big points made was that it is important to let your medical team know when you are taking herbal remedies,...

Cover Contest: Herbology At Home

Well my wonderful Herb Lovers I have very exciting news. I am officially an author! Herbology At Home is the quintessential guide to all the herbal remedy formulas you’ll ever need. There is no unnecessary padding, just the important stuff and nothing but the important stuff. Written with the...

`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...

Natural Home Made Remedies – Making your own is easy!

Hello Herb Lovers, So you are interested in the wonderful health benefits of herbs and want to include them in your health regime.  But it is all a bit iffy, scary and maybe it’s only for the more “green extreme” members of society and not for everyday, normal you. ...

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...