Category Archives: Diabetes and Herbal Remedies


HERBAL CREAMS & OILS Product name Size Properties Price HERBAL CREAMS & LOTIONS “RENEW AND RESTORE” HERBAL CREAM 50ml This herbal cream has been proven excellent for healing all types of scarred, burned, damaged and marked skin. It can be used on the face and all parts of the body. Anti-septic, anti-fungal. Contains extracts of 5 well known herbs that effectively heal. R70.00 “ULTRA RESTORE” HERBAL CREAM 50ml This is an enriched Renew & Restore herbal cream for exceptionally dry, irritated skin. Contains lanolin – which can cause an allergy in some people. R70.00 “PAIN AWAY” HERBAL CREAM for PAIN, INFLAMMATION and ARTHRITIS 50ml A unique blend of herbs, including Hypoxis (African potato) to relieve the pain of arthritic joints and inflamed muscles. This cream can also be used to relieve painful menstrual cramps. R70.00 ECZEMA HERBAL LOTION 50ml A very successful herbal blend of several soothing & healing herbs that relieve the symtoms of eczema, rashes and irritated skin. R70.00 RESTORATIVE LEG CREAM 50ml An herbal cream to soothe, rejuvenate and invigorate the skin of the lower legs – particularly aimed at diabetics and the elderly R70.00 “AFRICAN POTATO” HERBAL SALVE 50ml An extract of Hypoxis in a cream (more…)


MEDICINAL HERBAL TEA BLENDS Price MEDISINALE kruietee versnitte Product name Properties ARTHRITIS & GOUT Relieves the discomfort from arthritis, gout, rheumatism, painful joints and muscular inflammation. R50.00 ASTHMA & BRONCHITIS Relieves coughing spasms and tightness in the chest. Soothes and heals the respiratory tract. R50.00 BODY BOOST A general herbal tonic blend that relieves tiredness, improves the appetite, and promotes well-being. R50.00 DETOX & CLEANSING A combination of herbs that assists the body to cleanse itself of unwanted toxins. Encourages better function of kidneys & bladder, and helps the liver to cleanse the blood. R50.00 DIABETICS Assists in controlling the symptoms of diabetes. Also assists to relax the circulatory system & support renal function. Does NOT replace insulin. R50.00 MEDICINAL HERBAL TEA BLENDS ECZEMA AID Contains a combination of tonic herbs which assist to cleanse the system of toxins and relieve allergies.  R50.00 HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE A combination of herbs that effectively reduce high blood pressure & water retention. Use while taking conventional blood pressure tablets. R50.00 IMMUNE BOOSTER Contains herbs that support and improve the body’s immune system. Can also be taken for colds and flu, and to improve general poor health. R50.00 KIDNEY & BLADDER Improves the proper (more…)

Homegrown herbal remedies

Homegrown herbal remedies Labels on store-bought herbs rarely reveal how plants are raised, let alone how long the ingredients are exposed to light and high temperatures while stored in their plastic containers. Grow your own to ensure the best quality and potency of your herbal remedies. “The primary benefit is being able to develop a relationship with that herb,” according to Jen Bredesen, an herbalist and teacher at the California School of Herbal Studies. Even novice gardeners can concoct simple home remedies such as teas and salves using Bredesen’s list of the top nine easy-to-grow medicinal herbs. Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Calendula is also known as pot marigold. It’s a centuries-old antifungal, antiseptic, wound-healing ally. The petals of these cheerful yellow-and-orange daisy-like flowers lend skin-soothing properties to many natural cosmetics and diaper creams. Calendula is a freely reseeding annual that blooms all season long. It makes a lovely addition to gardens with full sun. Harvest the petals fresh. You can also dry entire blooms — which close in the evening — before they form seeds. Homegrown herbal remedies Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) Cilantro boasts a unique flavor that people either love or hate. The leaves often garnish Mexican and Thai dishes. The seeds, known as coriander, (more…)

Add this to your diet if you’re diabetic: The English walnut prevents neuropathy

Add this to your diet if you’re diabetic: The English walnut prevents neuropathy   earch has found that English walnut (Juglans regia L.) leaf can prevent and treat peripheral neuropathy, one of the most common chronic complications of diabetes that affect all peripheral nerves. In the study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the therapeutic effects of the English walnut leaf extract against diabetic neuropathy in mice were investigated. The study was conducted by a team of researchers from Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences and Lorestan University of Medical Sciencesin Iran who induced diabetic peripheral neuropathy by injecting streptozotocin in mice. To evaluate the effects of the English walnut leaf extract, the research team administered the English walnut leaf extract before or after the development of neuropathy to a subgroup of the streptozotocin-induced mice; who were also given isotonic saline every day. Based on the results, the streptozotocin caused the degeneration of the sciatic nerve, the largest and longest nerve, in mice. However, this degeneration was attenuated after the treatment of the English walnut leaf extract. Moreover, the expressions of caspase-3, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX), and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) also decreased after the treatment of the English walnut leaf extract. The (more…)

Diabetes and Herbal Remedies

Diabetes and Herbal Remedies Herbal and Natural Therapies Herbal remedies can assist in lowering blood glucose levels Many common herbs and spices are claimed to have blood sugar lowering properties that make them useful for people with or at high risk of type 2 diabetes. A number of clinical studies have been carried out in recent years that show potential links between herbal therapies and improved blood glucose control, which has led to an increase in people with diabetes using these more ‘natural’ ingredients to help manage their condition. What herbal therapies are available? Plant-based therapies that have been shown in some studies to have anti-diabetic properties include: Aloe vera Bilberry extract Bitter melon Cinnamon Fenugreek Ginger Okra While such therapies are commonly used in ayurvedic and oriental medicine for treating serious conditions such as diabetes, many health experts in the west remain sceptical about their reported medical benefits. In fact, because certain herbs, vitamins and supplements may interact with diabetes medications (including insulin) and increase their hypoglycemic effects, it is often argued that use of natural therapies could reduce blood sugars to dangerously low levels and raise the risk of other diabetes complications. Whatever your intended reasons for using these specific (more…)