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Neem – natural healing from the ‘village pharmacy’

Ayurvedic healers have long used the bark, seeds, leaves, fruit, gum and oils of the neem tree to heal – now modern research is caching on to its many benefits

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Hibiscus – powerful medicine for the metabolic syndrome

Hibiscus flowers are high in vitamin C, rich in antioxidants and, studies show, a great remedy for treating metabolic syndrome

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Milk thistle – love your liver

Milk thistle is an excellent remedy to help support, protect and repair your liver – and it has many other benefits besides

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Hawthorn – the heart healer

This herbal healer, rich in antioxidant polyphenols, has been used for centuries to keep the heart healthy

Rooibos – so much more than a tea substitute

Rooibos, or Red Bush, tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances that soothe the mind and protect the body

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Taking your thyme – the tiny leaf with big benefits

This humble kitchen favourite packs a big punch in terms of flavour, but it’s also an important medicinal herb

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A botanical boost to immunity

When your immune system is working below par there are plenty of natural ways to give it a helping hand

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Why the MHRA must reverse its decision on echinacea

A herbals expert has presented the MHRA with evidence confirming echinacea’s safety in children under 12

The value of plants in our lives

Plants are fundamental to life and every one of us is still a shareholder in Nature – the greatest pharmacy on Earth

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St John’s wort and skullcap tea

Feeling down or ‘stuck’ in some way? This recipe for a unique tea blend could help lift your spirit and help you move forward