Author Archives: jessica

Activated Charcoal – An ally of our gut health.

In natural healing, activated charcoal is used as a purifier for the intestinal tract thanks to its detoxifying and antimicrobial properties. How does it work? It absorbs microbes, gas, and toxins from the intestinal tract and favors their expulsion. It also reduces acidity and inflammation of the gastric walls. These properties make activated charcoal a […]

Magnesium

Magnesium is one of the most important nutrients for our nervous system, and if our body doesn’t get enough we might find ourselves particularly irritable and moody, with brain fog and confusion, unable to cope with stress, overly tired but with difficulties getting proper sleep. Physically a lack of magnesium can result in twitching and […]

Herbs for circulation

If you’re looking for herbs to improve your blood circulation, Nature has given you quite a few good options! Cayenne This amazing herb is an incredible help for the whole circulatory system. It regulates the blood flow, equalizing blood pressure, and strengthening the heart, capillaries, arteries, and veins. In fact, Cayenne is a circulatory stimulant, […]

Herbal remedies for cough

Cough is a very common symptom during the cold season and is usually associated with inflammation of the respiratory tract. If the cough is persistent and won’t go away, remember to take it as a message and listen to your body in order to understand the root cause of the problem. Could be smoking, could […]

Pumpkin and pumpkin seeds benefits

I simply love Autumn with its scents and colours it just calms me and helps me to relax and focus. During this season we come across loads of pumpkins so I thought it would be nice to talk about their properties. Like all orange vegetables, pumpkins are rich in carotenoids, compounds the body converts into […]

Herbs to aid digestion

In herbal medicine, we use two categories of herbs to help with digestive issues: carminatives and bitters. They all have a long history of use for relieving bloating, stomachaches, nausea, heartburn, promoting nutrients absorption, and so on. Let’s learn more about them. Carminatives Many aromatic herbs have been long used in cooking not only for […]

Herbs for the immune system

The cold season is approaching and many of us wouldn’t mind a little immune boost! How? Natural healing can be of great help to improve your general health and boost your immune response against viral infections. This can be done through herbal remedies and specific recommendations regarding healthy nutrition and lifestyle. A Master Medical Herbalist […]

Herbs to heal the womb

As a natural healing practitioner, I get many women asking me for help to heal their wombs. This is a very broad topic as there could be so many different issues related to the female reproductive system, besides the fact that we are all different and might need different healing. Therefore, I would recommend a […]

Herbs to aid sleep

If you are looking for herbs to help you sleep at night then this is the right article for you! The first important thing to understand is that for herbs to really help you, you need to identify the causes behind your difficulties in falling asleep first. Among them, there could be anxiety, incorrect nutrition, […]

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)

Amazin skin herb! Boosts cognitive function Energy booster Helps reduce anxiety and stress Mild antidepressant Improves circulation Reduces swelling and fluid retention Gotu Kola is an India and Asia native herb with a centuries-old reputation as a memory herb that helps maintain strong mental vigor and extend longevity. It can be taken as a herbal […]

Herbs to enhance fertility

As a natural healer, I often get clients looking for fertility treatments. I can honestly say that herbal medicine is usually very effective for fertility enhancement since I had clients conceiving and having a baby a short time after receiving treatment from my clinic. Nevertheless, it is essential to understand that, in order to be […]

Herbal remedies and side effects

Herbal remedies have been used for centuries to promote health and wellbeing. Because plants and herbs are natural, we often think that they are harmless, without side effects, interactions or contraindications. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, just think about the fact that in nature there are plenty of poisonous plants. Every herbal remedy has compounds that […]

Calendula, a flower for your skin

Calendula (or Marigold), Calendula officinalis, is a beautiful bright orange, daisy-like flower that I hold particularly dear. In fact, I often used this herb to produce ointments since it is incredibly valuable for skin complaints and it is renowned to improve the overall appearance of the skin. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that make […]