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Rosemary, the memory herb & more

Rosemary, the memory herb & more

Since ancient times this aromatic herb has been believed to have properties to improve the memory. Perhaps because of this, rosemary became an emblem of both fidelity and remembrance in literature and folklore. Traditionally, sprigs of rosemary are worn on Anzac Day and sometimes on Remembrance Day.  

 

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April 24, 2017 Add a comment

Natural Remedies to get rid of warts?

Natural Remedies to get rid of warts?

This fortnight I've noticed we've had an influx of customers looking for wart remedies.  Easy peasy.  So this is my take on the easiest options you can implement, there are others, but these are the ones we recommend and use:

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It's Our Birthday at Plant Essentials!

It's Our Birthday at Plant Essentials!

Today Plant Essentials turned 14... wow how time has flown by.  Originally opened in 1991 as a Perfect Potion store, the business changed name and hands in April 2003.  So we are really 25 years young.    I've owned it for the last 14 years.

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April 18, 2017 1 comment

How to prepare herbs for use - Decoction, Infusion & more

How to prepare herbs for use - Decoction, Infusion & more

Herbs, ahhh natures medicine chest.  Whilst some are quibbling about pharmaceuticals being such as codeine being stashed in the hand of prescription writing doctors, we got this.  Until Codex takes them from us, but that's a post for another day, staying focused here...

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April 16, 2017 Add a comment

Bring a Little Sunshine into Your Life

Bring a Little Sunshine into Your Life

Have you ever wondered what sunshine smells like?  Do you yearn for more sunshine in your life during those long, cold winters?  Want to surround yourself with sunshine at home or work? 

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April 12, 2017 Add a comment

The Many Health Benefits Of Shativari Root Herb

The Many Health Benefits Of Shativari Root Herb

Shatavari, or Asparagus Racemosus has been used for a long time in Ayurveda as a treatment for the female reproductive system. The name of this plant has a direct translation meaning having one hundred roots. Shativari root herb has been used for centuries in tonic, tablet, and powder form. 

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April 11, 2017 Add a comment

Discover The Health Benefits Of Rhodiola Root Herb

Discover The Health Benefits Of Rhodiola Root Herb

Rhodiola rosea is also known as golden root grows in cool climates of Eastern Europe and Asia. It is used in traditional healing modalities for treating fatigue and mood swings. Rhodiola root herb is a potent adaptogen that helps the body and mind. The main compounds identified in this flower include rosin, salidroside and rhodioloside.

 

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Arnica - Infused Oil Herb & Homeopathy

Arnica - Infused Oil Herb & Homeopathy

The herb stemming from the Siberian mountains is widely used in the management of medical conditions and as a natural beauty aid. When learning about the benefits of Arnica - infused oil herb and homeopathy best describe the plant based product that can be used the management of painful, stiff and strained joints and muscles. Incorporating naturally based products can prove most effective as a long term wellness strategy.

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April 09, 2017 Add a comment

Herbs That Are Full Of Natural Antibiotics

Herbs That Are Full Of Natural Antibiotics

Although leaves, roots, buds and fruit offer relief when applied to burns and cuts, the best method of using natural plants to prevent infection is through the use of their oils. However, even a white potato makes an excellent poultice that draws out the corruption. Here are some items typically found in a home kitchen that serve as Natural Antibiotics.

 

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April 08, 2017 Add a comment

The Health Benefits Of Natural Antibiotics

The Health Benefits Of Natural Antibiotics

Prescriptions recommended for the treatment of colds, flu and viral conditions can lead to the development of resistance over time. The continuous use of synthetic drugs for minor ailments can decrease its efficacy and increase risk of lowered immune function. Seeking natural antibiotics and understanding how it can boost immune operation will aid in making better health related decisions.

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April 08, 2017 Add a comment

The Health Benefits Of Dandelion Root

The Health Benefits Of Dandelion Root

Dandelions are most often seen as weeds that take over the lawn or garden. These flowers are actually an excellent food and herbal medicine that can grow anywhere. Dandelion root has a long history of therapeutic qualities and has been used since the ancient times for liver support.

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April 07, 2017 Add a comment

Health Benefits And Uses Of Echinacea Herb

Health Benefits And Uses Of Echinacea Herb

Echinacea is a flower producing plant related to the daisy. It is native to open woodland and prairie areas in Central and Eastern regions of North America. Plains Indians first used Echinacea herb for medicinal purposes to treat sore throats, coughs, and headaches. Plant Essential's herbs are extracted from the Echinacea purpurea, which is a species also known as the Eastern Purple Coneflower and is grown organically in Germany. Other common names are snakeroot, Sampson root, and Black Sampson.

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April 06, 2017 Add a comment

Tips On Detoxing Your Body With Herbs

Tips On Detoxing Your Body With Herbs

Cleansing programs that involve herbs are the modern health trends but they have been around for a number of years. Detoxing your body with herbs is not just beneficial physically, but it is also good for cleansing the mind and the spirit. Pollution and junk food make vital organs toxic and have negative impact on the immune system. Here are some natural detox methods that everyone should try at home.

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April 02, 2017 Add a comment

Top Health Benefits Of Neem Herb

Top Health Benefits Of Neem Herb

Neem is the reliever of diseases according to traditional Indian healers. Its extracts have been used for thousands of years for maintaining overall health. The bark, roots, gum, leaves, and the seeds of the neem tree are all useful both internally and externally.

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Cold & Flu Prep with Homeopathy

Cold & Flu Prep with Homeopathy

Many people, especially children, are susceptible to colds and flu with the change in weather to chilly nights that start to occur in March. This is a good time to stock up on remedies that people buy to boost and strengthen the immune system.  

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The Many Health Benefits of Chlorophyll

The Many Health Benefits of Chlorophyll

You may have heard a lot of buzz surrounding the healthiness of vegetables, especially leafy green vegetables with deep, rich color tones. In many ways, they’re perfect foods and part of the credit is owed to the chlorophyll they contain.

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Corydalis traditionally used for insomnia, pain relief & menstrual cramps...

Corydalis traditionally used for insomnia, pain relief & menstrual cramps...

Corydalis has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a blood mover, sedative and painkiller since the eighth century A.D. in China.  Today, it is still used alleviate abdominal and menstrual cramps and as an herbal sleep aid to relieve insomnia.  Corydalis is a bitter, slightly acrid and warm herb that has been used effectively as a sedative and tranquilizer.  

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February 18, 2017 1 comment

Natural Chillaxants - A Wholistic Approach to Inviting Calm into Your Life

Natural Chillaxants - A Wholistic Approach to Inviting Calm into Your Life

The fact that Aromatherapy is such a pleasurable sensory experience is inherent in its de-stressing action. Pure essential oils can be used with massage, in a bath, and in an oil burner to relax you and relieve tension.

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Natural Lice Busters

Natural Lice Busters

Wow, school starts and so do the Lice.  They are not fun for the kids or the family and friends who have to keep cleaning their heads.  There are many remedies around and we get to view a few working in Plant Essentials. 

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January 16, 2017 Add a comment

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Why Herb Robert Is Beneficial For The Health

Why Herb Robert Is Beneficial For The Health

Geranium robertianum is a mysterious herb that is said to have the miraculous ability to reduce the size of tumors. Herb Robert is reputedly helpful in treating some types of cancers and boosting the immune system. Here are some of its tradition health benefits that you may find useful.seful.

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The Different Thyroid conditions detailed

The Different Thyroid conditions detailed

Conditions of the Thyroid and many and varied.  It's a complicated issue that can only really be confirmed and thus treated after various medical tests.

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How to Care for and Use your Dry Body Brush

How to Care for and Use your Dry Body Brush

Did you know you can reduce the burden on your kidneys by regular skin brushing?  Sounds a bit far fetched, doesn't it?  When you consider the facts, it does make sense.

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I Love Sandalwood

I Love Sandalwood

Our Sandalwood essential oil 100% & 4%, and Sandalwood powder  come from harvests in Western Australia.  I love it when we can source ingredients grown and distilled or powdered right here in this great southern land.

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