Elderberry has long been used in natural medicine as an immune booster. Here are a few of favorite versions of this powerful botanical into your natural health arsenal.
It’s that time of year….when cold and flu bugs are everywhere. So what are the best ways to prepare for—and ease symptoms—during the season? We talked to practitioners across three different specialties to get their takes.
Cold and flu season is looming…that means it’s time to stock your immunity-boosting arsenal with both preventive measures and treatments that can help nip symptoms in the bud fast! We spoke with Matthew Becker, herbalist and lead practitioner at our North Boulder store, about the immunity go-tos he loves to […]
Are you the type of person that seems to get ill just thinking about cold and flu season? Do you get frequent infections throughout the fall and winter? Once you’re sick, do you have trouble regaining health? Here are some ideas to keep those seasonal illnesses at bay. First off, […]
By David Bunting, Herb Pharm Shop Umckaloabo The genus of Pelargonium brings to us a large and diverse number of horticultural and perfumery plants, together with a handful of traditional medicinal herbs. Made up of about 270 species, the largest variety and diversity of Pelargoniums occur in the Cape Provinces of […]
What are probiotics? Probiotics are microorganisms, including both bacteria and yeast, that live in the small and large intestines (also referred to as the gut). Collectively, all organisms in the gut are referred to as flora. There are more than 400 different types of bacteria species living in the gut, […]
While vaccinations aren’t for everyone, the Centers for Disease Control recommend various immunizations for different populations. Here’s what you need to know about potential vaccinations that could benefit you and your family. Flu: Because different formulations of flu vaccines are developed each year—and everyone is at risk for getting the […]
We get questions nearly every day via Ask a Practitioner from people with a variety of health concerns. Our practitioners take turns answering these questions, offering advice based on their experience and expertise. Each week we’ll be posting some of these questions with the hopes that our practitioners’ advice can […]
Because of the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, many people on the west coast of the US are now worried that they could be impacted by the threat of nuclear radiation coming across the Pacific. The concern is that a nuclear disaster may release radioactive iodine into the air, […]