Holistic medicine you can trust, means medicine that is prescribed by qualified experts, or presented by people who know what they are talking about. Don’t use anything with tiger/rhino horn or bear bile. Just use nature’s wisdom, but with a little common sense. Avoid essential oils for pregnancy/nursing and talk to your doctor, if taking medication. See toxic foods, toxic herbs and toxic plants to avoid near pets.
Don’t use aromatherapy oils near young children and pets pets (air rooms before allowing pets back in rooms, and don’t use aromatherapy oils in bedrooms, if pets sleep on your bed).
A Modern Herbal is a book on medicine for a calmer Life. It’s by garden writer Alys Fowler, who may recognise from her years on BBC Gardener’s Question Time. In this book, she can teach you how to grow 100 herbs, then turn them into your own pharmacy, when you feel under the weather.
Complete Wellness is a beautiful book offering over 800 easy natural remedies, from the reputable company Neal’s Yard, which sells herbal remedies, homeopathic medicines and essential oils. Embrace holistic health, and prepare natural remedies for common ailments. This book covers how to boost circulation, enjoy glowing skin, balance gut flora and increase your energy. The book is by Neal’s Yard Remedies, which makes homeopathic and herbal remedies.
Herbowski Herbal Healing Oils from Kent are formulated by a qualified herbalist and chemist, and offer a nice organic brand to help to heal minor ailments, rather than drugs. These oils contain herbs, so read precautions and contra-indications before purchase (including pregnancy/nursing). All items are sold in zero waste aluminium tins, so you can easily recycle them, after use.
- Argan oil
- St John’s Wort
- Linden blossoms
- Marshmallow root
- Cayenne pepper