Integrate herbal medicine into your life!

It’s easy to integrate herbs into your daily life and start your journey improving your health naturally-

Start with a cup of tea…

Regular consumption of herbal teas brings many health benefits with their therapeutic properties. There are a wide range of beneficial herbs that can be consumed as a tea. Here are a few examples-

Liquorice root tea has a sweet taste so is excellent to sip when those mid-afternoon sweet cravings hit! Some of it’s beneficial properties include to ease and soothe a cough or sore throat due to the demulcent action or to soothe the symptoms of heartburn and ulcers. Liquorice tea should be consumed in moderation 1-2 cups per day.

Calendula flower is another herb which can be sipped as a tea to soothe and repair where there are digestive issues. It has an anti-inflammatory and astringent action. Calendula flower teabags can also be used topically to soothe skin irritations.

Sage is a beneficial herb which can be taken as a tea. It’s actions can alleviate night sweats and is also useful as an anti-inflammatory for conditions involving the mouth or throat.

Include herbs in your meals…

Fresh herbs can be celebrated in meals daily, not only are they a colourful addition they can easily be integrated to every meal and bring many health benefits.

Dill is packed with micronutrients, fibre and folate. The feathery green leaf is a worthwhile addition to salads and soups whilst the seed can be crushed and the aromatic oils help to ease digestive conditions.

Thyme has an antiseptic, antimicrobial and antispasmodic action. It can help fight against bacterial and fungal infections and can soothe a sore throat or upset stomach.

Sorrel is another herb full of micronutrients including vitamin A helping to maintain healthy vision and skin. It will also give you a good dose of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. Some types of sorrel are useful as medicine to treat liver congestion, constipation and indigestion.

See your local herbalist for specialist advice…

Herbs can be administered in therapeutic doses by means of liquid extracts, tablets and capsules to assist in healing specific health problems from irritable bowel syndrome to cardiovascular conditions.

In liquid extracts herbs can be combined to treat several symptoms at once and individually prescribed to suit each unique person.

Herbal medicine aims to return and maintain the natural balance in the body to allow the healing ability to function optimally.

Visit your local Herbalist and Nutritionist, they play an integral role in health care in your community.

For more information or to make a booking to discuss your individual health concerns contact-

Julia MacKinnon

A Natural Life

0410 552 024