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Cleansing and Detoxifying Your Lymphatic System

An understanding of the lymphatic system should be an integral part of everyone’s health education. Instead, most people barely know it exists. It could be suggested that the cleansing and detoxing of your lymphatic system will be the most important thing you ever do on your health journey. Let’s begin with a basic explanation of… READ MORE

Understanding the Acne Problem

Waking up to the sounds of morning traffic on the street below, I stretched and with a heavy head, got up and walked towards my bedroom door. My blurry reflection in the mirror grew closer and edged into focus. All I could see was acne. I leaned in closer, to examine each and every lesion…. READ MORE

The Magic of Kelp

Kelp may not immediately sound like a delicious or desirable addition to your diet, especially if you were born and bred near the ocean as I was. Some of my earliest memories are of carving lumps of it into smooth balls with my father’s pocket knife. We would occasionally visit the more desolate areas of… READ MORE

Discover Ashwagandha’s Herbal Intelligence

Ashwagandha, otherwise known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry, has been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for over 2,500 years. In fact, a loose translation of its Sanskrit name can be understood as ‘strength of the stallion’ or ‘smell of the horse’, due to it’s potency in regulating the immune system, enabling faster… READ MORE

Finding Balance From Within

The old adage, that health is your greatest possession is well understood by Natural Health communities like our own. We understand the importance of finding balance in the body, however this must extend to our minds in order to fully realise a holistic sense of wellbeing. After all, our mindset dictates our experience of life,… READ MORE

Hello! I’m Hannah and I Make Pretty Pictures

Hey there! I’m Hannah, I’m a New Zealander living on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan in Thailand. I have recently joined the team at Our Botanicals, and over the past month I’ve been posting almost daily on our Instagram account (you can check it out here). I’ll also be regularly posting here on the blog… READ MORE