Herbal Tinctures

Herbal Tinctures

What is a tincture? A herbal tincture is a solution containing the ingredients of plant substances. It uses either alcohol or glycerine as a solvent. The plant is immersed in the solvent and left for a period of time, after which is it is pressed and strained to yield...
How does glucosamine and chondroitin work for arthritis?

How does glucosamine and chondroitin work for arthritis?

Glucosamine and chondroitin are undoubtedly among the top-selling health products in South Africa. These ‘natural remedies’ are often sold under the pretext of being effective arthritis treatments with clinical trials to verify its efficacy. But just how...

Post Nasal Drip Remedies

Post nasal drip is an excess of mucus produced in your nose or sinuses which drips backwards down the throat instead of through the nose. Mucus can also be produced within the mouth, throat and lower airways as well to further contribute to the condition. Post nasal...

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) Remedies

Allergic rhinitis is a condition of the nose where there is inflammation and excess mucus production in response to certain harmless substances (allergens) that are usually airborne and inhaled. There are two types of allergic rhinitis – seasonal which only...

Anxiety (Nervousness) Remedies

Anxiety is a state of nervousness associated with certain events or situations. It should be differentiated from anxiety disorders where episodes of anxiety arise for no specific reasons. While it is natural for every person to feel anxious now and then, sometimes the...

Dysmenorrhoea (Painful Period) Remedies

Dysmenorrhoea is the medical term for painful periods or menstrual pain. It is not an uncommon occurrence but many girls and women who do suffer with dysmenorrhoea often do not realise that it is not the norm. Most women will not experience menstrual pain, except for...