Herbal Medicine

Spotlight on Yellow Dock: Soothing, Anti-Inflammatory, and Cleansing

November 1, 2007

Now that the fall colours have passed their peak and most of the leaves have fallen, things are going to look a little barren until...

Back to School Immune Boosting for Kids

September 1, 2007

Now that the summer holidays are over, many parents are concerned about colds, flu and various other “germs” that their children will be exposed to...

Lemon Balm: Revered by Herbalists from Ancient Monasteries to Modern Kitchens

July 1, 2007

Relax and take cheer; Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is Herb of the Year for 2007. This refreshingly humble member of the Mint family, often considered...

Make Your Own Chinese Health Tonic with Garlic & Vinegar

July 1, 2007

Many people are now aware that vinegar and garlic are both good for health. I would like to introduce a very good recipe which combines...

Red Raspberry: Herbal Ally Strengthens and Tones the Heart, Respiratory Tract and Reproductive System

June 1, 2007

June is an amazing month in Ontario. It tends to be the time of year when everything is incredibly lush and at its greenest. Life...

Summer First Aid: Herbal Essentials for Outdoor Living

May 1, 2007

Now that the warm weather is here most of us will be spending more time outdoors, playing, working or just hanging around. All of this...

Heavenly Horsetail: One of the First Signs of Spring

April 1, 2007

I enjoy every season, but as a student of nature and a herbalist I have to admit I love spring the most – observing the...

Medicine of the Ancient Maya

February 1, 2007

The knock on the door came at midnight. The old man got out of his hammock and opened the door to a woman with a...

Anti-Inflammatory Herbs, Nutrients, & Lifestyle Changes

December 1, 2006

Governments and proponents of mainstream medicine never seem to tire of telling us every couple of years how (thanks to them) the average lifespan of...

Pelargonium

May 1, 2006

2006 Herb of the Year It was called the Age of Discovery, that exciting era when 15th century Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias rounded the Cape...

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE FOR HERPES

April 1, 2004

Herpes refers to a group of disorders which manifest with an eruption of red, painful blisters or sores on the skin, genitals, lips or eyes....