Wild Yam

Wild Yam Wild Yam Dioscorea villosa Source: roots and tubers. Actions: anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anti-rheumatic, increases sweating, diuretic. Therapeutic uses: traditional north and central American native remedy for painful periods, cramps and labour. Also used for menopausal symptoms, arthritis and rheumatism, joint inflammation, colic, irritable bowel syndrome and muscle spasms. Typical preparation: tincture, cream, decoction. Contraindications: not to be taken during pregnancy. Read More


Willow Willow   Self-pity and resentment Remedy for: those who’ve suffered adversity or misfortune and find these difficult to accept, without complaint or resentment, as they judge life much by the success which it brings. They feel that they’ve not deserved so great a trial, that it was unjust, and they become embittered. They often take less interest and less Read More


Ylang-Ylang Ylang-Ylang   Cananga odorata Properties: sedative (to the nervous system) and stimulant (to the circulatory system), antidepressant and an aphrodisiac. Usage What it’s good for Added to bathwater, or in a vaporiser/burner Relieving stress-related disorders, such as insomnia, depression, anxiety and nervous tension, high blood pressure and palpitations. Massage Easing skin complaints such as acne, irritated, dry or oily Read More


Zinc It is difficult to say that one mineral is more important than others when they are all essential, but zinc stands out for its very wide range of functions and the connection of these functions to vital processes. The key areas for zinc have long been regarded as reproduction, brain function and immunity. So important are these that Read More

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