February 1, 2016

Euphrasia – Eyebright

Euphrasia officinalis USES: Inflammation of the eyelids (blepharitis); Irritated, itchy eyes; Conjunctivitis; Hayfever HOW IT WORKS: Euphrasia is astringent, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anticatarrhal. Euphrasia contains a number of important constituents which include an iridoid (aucubin), caffeic acid and tannins. The … Continue reading

January 16, 2016

Amber Beads

Amber is a natural resin which oozed out of a tree and eventually fossilised between recent times and a few hundred million years ago. The Baltic region is home to the largest known deposit of amber, where it was produced … Continue reading

November 6, 2015

Alcohol in herbal medicines

Ethanol, also commonly called ethyl alcohol, is the alcohol used in herbal medicines and herbal tinctures. For many years the safety of alcohol-containing herbal medicinal products for children has been questioned by experts and consumers. The Working Group of the Cooperation Phytopharmaka … Continue reading