Magnolia to soothe anxiety

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…

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Marshmallow Mouthfuls

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…

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Natural Pain Relief with Turmeric

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…

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Withania for Women

  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,…

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