We will be closed from the 23rd of December until the 11th of January. We will be opening on Mondays and Fridays for retail sales until Heidi is back from the 2nd of February. We wish all of our clients a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year full of health, happiness and joy.
Most people have heard of making a tea for a restless child to settle them in the evening, or taking a cough syrup made from herbs, but what is a herbal tonic? Medical or acute herbalism focuses on a specific ailment and matches the phytochemical properties of herbs to combat or address the issue at
One of my favorite herbs at the moment is Magnolia. Most of us are familiar with the beautiful flower and its magical scent, but for herbal medicine, the bark is of particular interest. In clinic, we use it to calm the central nervous system, and help improve mood. It is able to do this through
Mucus membranes line our body cavities and secrete a fluid called mucus that lubricates and moistens the cavity surfaces. (Tortora, p.680). In effect, we are one hollow, slippery tube on the inside! When viewed in this way, we can see that events, emotions and substances that irritate, inflame and damage our mucus membranes are the
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) A Classic Indian spice finds new followers in natural medicine. Turmeric is fast becoming the most popular and widely used anti-inflammatory, sourced naturally. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years, to purify the chakras, strengthen digestion and improve flexibility for yoga practitioners. In our modern times, it is
Withania Somnifera – Ashwaganda Help for stress and debility Perhaps because we are a clinic run by women, we have an abundance of female clients, many of whom have symptoms of exhaustion, chronic stress and sleeplessness. In such cases, Withania is a beautiful herb to help rejuvenate and regenerate the nervous and reproductive systems, muscles,
Hi, Im Heidi.
I grew up in Austria, where herbal medicine was used by my grandmother. I have fond memories of going into the attic as a small child and always seeing bundles of herbs drying. The tradition continued with my Mum who would make concoctions and fermented preserves every summer and autumn, many of which were delicious, some not so much!
I am always humbled by the conversation a herbal formula starts with a client’s body and then extends into the psyche and soul, restoring balance, vitality and health.