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Mother Nature's Best Remedies

by Klaus Ferlow(more info)

listed in herbal medicine, originally published in issue 242 - November 2017

“Wholistic health represents an attitude toward wellbeing which recognizes that we are not just a collection of mechanical parts, but an integrated system which is physical, mental, social and spiritual.”

The writings of Hanna Kroeger, the ‘Grandmother of Health’ draw from over half a century of study in natural health, they share her techniques for self-healing, self-knowledge and healing us, help each other. She authored and published a huge variety of health books; one of them is Ageless remedies from mother's kitchen. She was born of  German missionaries, studied nursing at the University of Freiburg, Germany and worked in a hospital for natural healing under Professor Brauchle. In 1953 she and her family came to America and in 1958 she started one of the first health food stores.

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A century ago, simple home remedies were used to treat minor injuries, ailments, and pains. If someone scraped the knee, a thorough washing and a thin layer of honey on the wound did the trick. Drinking tea for an upset stomach or stuffy nose gave way to popping antacids and antihistamines instead. There were times when conventional medicine treating the symptoms took over but in the last few years home remedies have reclaimed the spotlight.

However, I was very fortunate since I grew up in Northern Germany and our family doctor never prescribed drugs but herbal remedies! More than ever, many people are getting back to nature when it concerns their health. People are taking a second look at treatments their grandmothers trusted. Many folk remedies are simple, inexpensive, and effective – and most important are free of negative side effects of  some over- the counter treatments.

Statistically, is it no wonder that in North America between 70-75% of the population are using herbal remedies; research is revealing that many old-fashioned treatments have withstood the test of time for good reason  and many are backed by scientific research – they work!

Here is a list of Natural Herbal Remedies

  • Decoction
  • Extracts
  • Ointments, salves, creams
  • Powder
  • Poultice
  • Syrup
  • Tinctures

Here is a list of Major Common Ailments

Acne, athlete's foot, blisters, bruises, burns, cough, constipation, cuts, diarrhea, earache, eye troubles, gas, headaches, hives, insomnia, menstrual cramps, painful joints, sore throat, splinters.

Be open to the healing power of nature's best remedies by applying body mind and spirit and use them with  care and discover the ancient medical remedies of the past.

Words of Wisdom

For every disease we know Mother Nature provides a herb to heal and grow.


Castleman Michael, The Healing Herbs, St. Martin's Press, 1991.

Rose Jeanne, Herbs & Things, Lat Gasp, 1972.

Lust John, Tierra Michael, The Natural Remedy Bible, Pocket Books 1990.

Mindell Earl, New Herb Bible, Simone & Schuster, 1992.

Hutchens Alma R., Indian Herbology of North America, Merco, 1969.


It is not my intention to make specific claims. Any attempt to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat illness should be under the direction of your health care provider.


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About Klaus Ferlow

Klaus Ferlow, Honorary Master Herbalist (HMH), Dominion Herbal College, Herbal Advocate (HA), Canadian Herbalist's Association, author, innovator of herbal inclusive Ayurvedic formulas, lecturer, researcher, writer, founder of Ferlow Botanicals (1975), a 100% Canadian owned & operated family business, now retired His oldest son Peter is acting President, manufacturing/distributing herbal medicinal personal care products with no harmful ingredients to holistic practitioners/clinics and selected stores across Canada and parts of USA since 1993, and NEEM RESEARCH (2013).

He authored over 80 educational articles about health, healing, herbs, nutrition that have been published in English and online worldwide, in Hindi in India and Canada, also online since 1995.
Klaus founded NEEM RESEARCH in 2013 as the only Canadian neem researcher since 1994, promoting the benefits and healing power of the neem tree and published the book "Neem: Nature's Healing Gift to Humanity' in 2015, available from amazon in paperback and as e-book,is co-author of the book "7stepstodentalhealth," is one of the 14 core-founding members from Africa, Australia, Bangladesh, India, North America, Europe and The Middle East establishing in 2017 the WNO - World Neem Organisation, Mumbai, India.
He is a member of the Health Action Network Society, Ayurveda Association of Canada, National Health Federation, The Herb Society, International Herb Association, United Plant Savers.

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