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"With degenerative diseases plaguing many people today. We need to realise that pills and surgery are not fixing the problems.

We need to realise that to maintain our immune system, vitality and health, a diet containing living enzymes and antioxidant rich foods and herbs, is essential."

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making Isabell one of Australia's most knowledgable and sought after authorities on herbs.

Isabell Shipard’s passion is herbs, and she loves to inspire and share the joys and wonders of natural herbs...

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Aloe Vera
One of the most important functions of aloe is to aid the digestive system, as poor digestion can be responsible for many diseases...

has been a revered herb throughout history, regarded as one of the very best herbs known for gall, spleen and liver complaints, and one of the safest and most active plant diuretics...

Gotu Kola
Valued as a brain food, for improving intelligence and reflexes, it has been a herb students have used for: renewing mental alertness, clarity, and energy levels, without the 'jitteriness' some people may experience with coffee...

It contains a unique substance called glycyrrhizin; by analysis found to be 50 times sweeter than refined sugar... Large numbers of studies have been carried out on its therapeutic benefits particularly for duodenal, and peptic ulcers, hormonal imbalances, respiratory and liver diseases. Studies show it assists the liver to neutralize toxins...

By eating wheat sprouts, we also get the benefit of the wheat germ, a rich source of vitamin E (usually removed in flour milling). Vitamin E is an essential nutrient for fertility, healthy skin, hair, glands, kidneys, muscles (especially the heart), circulation and the nervous system...

The genus name symphytum means to heal together, and for this use, it is renown: that it can assist the body to heal any part that is torn or broken...

As a diaphoretic it is able to bring on a sweat and to help detox the body. This takes place through the pores of the skin...

Brahmi has been valued as a cardiac, nerve and brain tonic and widely used by students for improving mental clarity, confidence, intelligence, concentration and memory recall...

For a herbal blood cleanser, mix equal quantities of crushed fennel seeds, ginger powder, dried catnip and peppermint. Drink as a tea made with 1/2 teasp. of the mixed herbs taken half an hour before meals...

Curry leaf tree
The scent is so refreshing, that it instantly tantalises the taste buds... The flavour of the curry leaf is enhanced when fried. Fresh curry leaves will keep for a week if kept in a dry plastic bag in the fridge...

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Herb Info.

Herbs support the innate healing process.

The aroma of herbs delights the senses, and gives pleasure to grow.

Herbs are rich in vitamins, and in minerals, chlorophyll and natural antibiotics.

Many herbs have valuable alkalising benefits.

Herbs are rich in antioxidants.

Herbs relate to health.

Herbs contain pain-relieving properties.

Herbs aid the digestion.

Herbs strengthen the immune system.

Value herbs as preventative medicine.

When using herbs for flavouring, we can reduce the need for salt, sugar and artificial flavourings.
Sprout Info.

Sprouts provide quality nutrients and, by weight, are the richest source of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants of all fresh food.

Sprouts are fast growing and very econonical.

Sprouts help to alkalise the body, clear acid, toxic wastes and enable the body to heal itself and build a stronger immune system.

Sprouts have an abundance of living enzymes, which, natural researchers say, help to slow down the ageing process.

Amazing facts

sprouts can - freshen the breathe, cleanse the blood, are a tonic to the body

fibre in sprouts - lowers LDL cholesterol, lowers high blood pressure

several days of sprouting dramatically increases - protein, vitamins, and enzymes, some over 2000%

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