Herbs & Supplements

The Health Benefits of Copper & Ayurvedic Uses

Copper, known as Tamra in Ayurveda, has a multitude of medicinal benefits and is utilised in a diverse range of ways. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Video"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="Primrose_SOW_Heading"][/siteorigin_widget]Anti-septic, Anti-microbial, Anti-fungal and Anti-viral. In 2008, copper was recognised by the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA) as the first metallic antimicrobial agent. A 2013 study published in the Journal of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology looked at 650 UCU patients and the hospital rooms they were staying ... READ MORE

Pearl (Mukta): Uses & Benefits

Pearls, known as Mukta, can be used medicinally, for healing and to promote spiritual growth on many levels. Pearls Relationship with the Moon The elemental and mineral composition of pearls correlate and resonate with the elemental and mineral composition of our moon (Chandra). Both pearls and the moon have an affinity for the water element and they reciprocate energy to each other via their unique vibratory astral plane. Thus, wearing ... READ MORE

Lavender: Uses & Benefits

Lavender is one of the most versatile and widely essential oils. Adored for its beauty and prized aromatic quality, the aroma is fresh, sweet, soft, and floral. It's soothing, balancing, antibacterial and antiseptic properties make it a useful tool in the first aid kit. Lavender will enliven you when your energy is low, and settle you down when life is hectic. Energetics Rasa (taste): Katu (pungent) Virya (energy): Anusha (neither heating ... READ MORE

Vaca (Acorus Calamus / Sweet Flag) Uses & Benefits

Vaca (sanskrit) literally means “speaking.” This herb stimulates your voice, the power of your speech, self-expression and your intelligence.  Although the roots and leaves have a peculiar sweet smell, the taste sure ain’t sweet. It is pungent and bitter (katu and tikta rasa) and I sure am feeling the throat stimulation after eating a small piece of the root - the dry, heating, stimulating sensation in my throat was particularly ... READ MORE

Is CBD Really Worth the Highype?

CBD (Cannabidiol), one of the phytocannabinoids found in the hemp plant (cannabis sativa), is all the rage right now. An increasing number of people are shouting and sharing health results on their Facebook and I am getting emails from companies I have never heard of, offering me to be an affiliate for a high commission. The CBD market is expected to grow by 700% come 2020 according to Forbes, but ... READ MORE

Water: The Basis Of Life, Therapeutic Bathing, Cold Water Immersion & Extreme Wellness | Professor Marc Cohen {Podcast #14}

Listen on iTunes / Apple Podcast App Listen on Andriod Water: One of the Foundational Elements of the Universe and The Basis of All Life What ways can we utilise it to optimise our individual health and the collective wellness of humans on earth and deal with the world water crisis. [siteorigin_widget class="Primrose_SOW_Heading"][/siteorigin_widget] Professor Marc Cohen is one of Australia’s pioneers of integrative and holistic medicine and has made significant ... READ MORE

Himalayan Herbs & The Future of Ayurvedic Products with Dr. Ketan Joshi {Podcast #011}

Listen on iTunes / Apple Podcast App Listen on Andriod Medicinal Plants: from Himalayan Villages to the western marketplace. Astoundingly incorporating Ayurvedic herbs in common food and cosmetic products that you would have never imagined (ice-cream, chewing gum, cosmetics). [siteorigin_widget class="Primrose_SOW_Heading"][/siteorigin_widget] Dr. Ketan Joshi is a highly experieced food and drink scientist based in England with a PhD in sugar. After years of creating products for corporates, he wanted to do ... READ MORE

Alchemising the Essence of Traditional Medicine with Dr. Jimi Wollumbin {Podcast #007}

Listen on iTunes Lets not only explore some of the gems, techniques and knowledge from a range of traditional medicine but let's cultivate capabilities to relate with the essence of these ancient lineages in order to heal using a more direct, holistic and powerful approach. Set at the feet of Mt Wollumbin (Mt Warning) in the Northern Rivers of NSW at Jimi’s healing sanctuary, this interview explores traditional healing gems ... READ MORE

How to Make Triphaladi Guggulu (Herbal Preperation)

Triphaladi Guggulu is an Ayurvedic preparation composed of a simple formula of only a few common yet powerful herbs to make tablets. The preparation process (that I employ) on the other hand involves extensive, intricate and labour intensive procedures. Superior Herbal Preparation Method Rarely Practiced Note that this preparation process (illustrated below) is rarely practiced by herbal manufactures and herbalists. The methods performed involve high amounts of attention, monitoring and ... READ MORE

Amalaki (Embilica Officinalis) Uses & Benefits

Amalaki (Embilica officinalis) is not only considered by many to be Ayurveda's most potent fruit, but Amalaki is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda that is used extensively in formulations.  Nomenclature English: Indian GooseberrySanskrit: Amalaki, aka Amla (vernacular).Latin: Embilica officinalis or Pjullantus embilica (less common) Synonyms: Dhatri ("Mother" or "Nurse") - Amalaki is the ultimate carer and healer. Amrta ("Immortality") - There are only a few herbs which have the Amrta quality. Amalaki is like ... READ MORE