Adaptogens: 6 Classics

Adaptogens are a class of plants that help the body adapt to stressors and support normal function.

Female Herbs: 6 Essentials

The female hormonal system is truly a wonder of nature responsible for the complexity of allowing childbirth. However, because of this complexity, these hormones can play havoc with your body and mind. These 5 herbs have traditionally survived the test of time as primary remedies to get you back on track.

Menstrual cramps

Menstrual Cramps: 3 Herbs to minimise the hurt

I'm regularly asked if there are any herbs that will reduce the extreme discomfort of menstrual cramps. Formally known as Dysmenorrhea, menstrual cramps are possibly one of the top female complaints. Factors which may increase the pain experienced include anaemia, an increase in obesity, chronic illness, overwork, stress in general, diabetes, and poor nutrition (Hoffman, … Continue reading Menstrual Cramps: 3 Herbs to minimise the hurt

Dong Quai Benefits: Snapshot

Often called “the female ginseng.” Though Dong Quai has no specific hormonal action, it exerts a regulating and normalising influence on hormonal production through its positive effect on the liver and endocrine system. It has a sweet and unusually thick, pungent taste and is warming and moistening to the body. Chinese Angelica is taken in … Continue reading Dong Quai Benefits: Snapshot