Inflammation: A red flag for future chronic disease?

As an immune response, inflammation is helpful and necessary. However, when your body continuously produces chronic low-grade inflammation (triggered by conditions like chronic pain, ongoing infections, viruses or allergies), it can cause long-term damage.

Suggested products for digestion and bloating

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Medicinal plants have been used for thousands of years to treat various illnesses and symptoms. These include physical ailments and mental issues that affect health and wellness. For example, herbal remedies can be used to improve digestion and reduce bloating due to improper diet or other conditions that affect the stomach. Gut health is vital […]

Product focus: Sleep Tight for insomnia

Product focus: Sleep Tight for insomnia

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of adults in South Africa. It is characterised by several symptoms, including the inability to sleep for long periods during the night, waking up unnecessarily in the middle of the night, overthinking when trying to sleep and severe fatigue during the day as a result of […]

Devil’s claw reduces arthritis and inflammation

Devil's claw reduces arthritis and inflammation

Medicinal plants have been used by Africans for centuries. They have healing properties that are used to treat illnesses and the symptoms of other conditions, such as arthritis and inflammation. One such plant is devil’s claw and, despite its ominous name, there is nothing sinister about this plant. In fact, it has been used by […]

Suggested products for concentration and focus

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Herbal medicines are not only effective for treating symptoms of illnesses and minimising the recovery time after an injury, but they can also be used to boost concentration, focus and mental performance. Plants can be used to promote energy and mental capacity, allowing consumers to perform at their most optimal level and increase their work […]

Product focus: Relax for stress and anxiety

Product focus: Relax for stress and anxiety

Traditional African Medicine has always involved the use of plants for healing and well-being. There are thousands of plant species in African that have medicinal properties. Some can treat physical conditions and the symptoms of illnesses, while others can be used to treat mental issues and cognitive performance. There are a few plants that can […]

Thought leader: Gus Le Breton

Thought leader: Gus Le Breton

Plants have long been used in traditional medicines around the world. At home, in Africa, herbal remedies are still commonly used to treat various illnesses and symptoms. One man who understands the power of plants in medicine is Gus Le Breton, who has spent most of his life researching indigenous plants and exploring their traditional […]

Product focus: Anti-Inflammation for recovery

Product focus: Anti-Inflammation for recovery

Many plants have medicinal properties and have been used for thousands of years to treat symptoms of various illnesses. Traditional African Medicine revolves around the use of plants to promote health and improve the quality of life. Many of these plants are the reason modern pharmaceutical medicines exist. They have various positive effects on the […]

Sceletium is a natural mood-enhancer

Sceletium is a natural mood-enhancer

Traditional African medicine has been centred around plants for hundreds of years. These herbal remedies have long been used to treat various symptoms of illnesses and other bodily problems. Medicinal plants have a range of healing properties for both the body and mind. One such plant is Sceletium, commonly called kanna in South Africa. This […]

Suggested products for recovery from injury

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People are often most vulnerable after an injury – whether from surgery, an accident or a sports mishap. When we injure ourselves, we need to look after our bodies more carefully during the recovery phase to ensure that the process is fast and effective. This will allow us to get back to full health and […]

Product focus: Immunity for improved health

Product focus: Immunity for improved health

Medicinal plants have been used in traditional African remedies for thousands of years. These herbal treatments were the precursor to modern pharmaceutical medicines and have been effective in their various purposes. Plants can be used to treat the symptoms of illnesses, as well as cure other ailments before they become bigger problems. Some herbal remedies […]

Source of Health products meet your personal requirements

Source of Health products meet your personal requirements

Source of Health formulates a range of traditional African remedies and sells them under the Isiphethu Sempilo brand name. These herbal medicines are created under laboratory conditions and are sustainably sourced from various agricultural projects around South Africa. We take great care in ensuring that our products are safe for everyone and that they will […]

Ashwagandha helps with stress management

Ashwagandha helps with stress management

For centuries, plants have been used to treat illnesses and symptoms of diseases. Herbal remedies have proven to be effective in healing the mind and body – making plants one humankind’s greatest allies in medicine. One such plant with natural healing properties is ashwagandha, which has long been used in Indian and African traditional medicine. […]

Suggested products for pregnancy and fertility

Suggested products for pregnancy and fertility

Pregnancy and reproduction are a major part of life. Bearing a child will change your life and the process can be a little bit daunting at times. There are ailments and issues that may be experienced with pregnancy, such as aches and pains or more serious illnesses. Ensuring a healthy physical condition throughout pregnancy could […]

Product focus: Energy for motivation and performance

Product focus: Energy for motivation and performance

Traditional African Medicine is an ancient practice of healing using herbal ingredients. The plants used in these treatments have medicinal properties that make them effective solutions for a wide range of ailments, illnesses and symptoms. As such, traditional herbal remedies have led to the development of some popular pharmaceutical drugs. Plants can help to improve […]

Source of Health uses vegetable glycerine for flavour

Source of Health uses vegetable glycerine for flavour

Source of Health offers a range of herbal remedies inspired by traditional African medicine. These products can be used to treat a variety of symptoms, illnesses and ailment and are carefully formulated from 100% natural ingredients. Usually, these herbal remedies taste bitter and unpleasant, but Source of Health products have a sweet flavour due to […]

Product focus: Healthy Joints for mobility and movement

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Herbal remedies have led to the development of some popular pharmaceutical drugs. These medicinal plants have been used in African traditional healing for thousands of years to treat various illnesses and ailments. Plants can help to improve mobility and movement, as well as minimise the symptoms of gout, arthritis and other joint-related problems. Source of […]

Source of Health takes part in Zulu royal family community initiative

Source of Health takes part in Zulu royal family community initiative

Source of Health takes pride in its work with local communities around South Africa. We work alongside small-scale agricultural entrepreneurs to sustainably source the plant ingredients for our herbal remedies. We also take part in community initiatives that give back to local residents in various ways. This helps to improve the lives of many South […]

Product focus: Anti-bacterial for fighting infections

Product focus: Anti-bacterial for fighting infections

Medicinal plants and herbal remedies have been used to treat harmful bacteria and fight infections in the body, for thousands of years. These natural solutions have been used in Traditional African Medicine to keep people safe from the effects of harmful bacteria and allow them to recover more quickly. Plants with Anti-bacterial properties can also […]

Source of Health certifications and laboratory tests

Source of Health certifications and laboratory tests

Source of Health offers a range of traditional African medicines, marketed under the Isiphethu Sempilo brand. These herbal remedies are carefully created using only 100% natural ingredients that are sustainably sourced from local agricultural projects in South Africa. Our products undergo independent third-party laboratory tests to ensure their safety and effectiveness. In addition, Source of […]

Suggested products for sleep and insomnia

Suggested products for sleep and insomnia

Humans spend about one-third of their lives asleep. It is an important function that helps to maintain balance in our bodies, promote recovery and boost energy levels for the next day. Without sleep, humans can suffer from poor memory, lack of focus, a weakened immune system and low energy. To be at our healthiest and […]

African potato has strong antibacterial properties

African potato has strong antibacterial properties

Herbal remedies were the precursor to modern pharmaceutical medicines. They have been used for centuries to treat a variety of illnesses and symptoms. We can still learn a lot from Traditional African Medicine and use medicinal plants to heal certain ailments, fight bacteria and prevent infections. One such plant that has excellent antibacterial properties is […]

Product focus: Woman’s Health for female wellness

Product focus: Woman’s Health for female wellness

There are many medicinal plants and herbal remedies that are beneficial for women’s wellness. These natural remedies have been used for thousands of years in traditional African medicine to keep women healthy, especially during pregnancy. These herbal medicines have a positive effect on various parts of the body and encourage balance, fertility and a regular […]

Suggested products for fitness and movement

Fitness is key to healthy living, but this depends on a good degree of mobility and ease of movement. If the human body cannot move without pain, stiffness or aching, then achieving a healthy level of fitness is very challenging. There are medicinal plants and herbal remedies that can improve joint movement, reduce muscle soreness […]

African ginger has many health benefits

African ginger has many health benefits

Medicinal plants have been used for thousands of years to treat and cure a range of ailments and illnesses. One of the most well-known plants with effective healing properties is African ginger. This medicinal plant has many health benefits, from lowering blood pressure and reducing fevers to soothing coughs and curing infections. African ginger (Siphonochilus […]

Suggested products for stress and anxiety

Suggested products for stress and anxiety

Modern life is stressful and most of the South African population is under strain day-to-day. The economy, job security, bills, rent and rising living costs are becoming increasingly troublesome for many citizens. This means that stress and anxiety are mental worries that affect the vast majority of South Africans. Source of Health has numerous products […]

Product focus: Weight Loss for dieting

Product focus: Weight Loss for dieting

Weight is an important factor in determining a person’s health. Obesity is one of the leading causes of heart disease, diabetes, strokes and many other illnesses. It is a big problem in South Africa – we have the highest obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa. “Nearly 70% of South African women and 31% of South African […]

Aloe helps with gut health and skin conditions

Aloe helps with gut health and skin conditions

The stomach and intestines work together to sustain life. They extract nutrients, vitamins and minerals from the food that we eat in order to keep our cells alive and body functioning optimally. Digestion and gut health are vital for our wellbeing, which is why a balanced diet is always advised for good health. Nature has […]

Product focus: Male Libido for men’s wellness

Product focus: Male Libido for men’s wellness

There are many plants and herbs that are beneficial for men’s wellness. These natural remedies have been used for thousands of years in traditional African medicine to keep men healthy and ready to perform at their best. These herbal medicines have a positive effect on various parts of the body and encourage strength, stamina and […]

Suggested products to boost antioxidants

Suggested products to boost antioxidants

Antioxidants are important compounds that protect the cells of the body from various diseases. They play an important role in our health – from minimising heart diseases and cancer to improving psychological well-being and weight loss. Antioxidants are necessary in our diet, so taking a traditional remedy that boosts antioxidants in the body is a […]

Product focus: Healthy Digestion for gut functioning

Product focus: Healthy Digestion for gut functioning

Diet plays a major role in our health and well-being. It has a direct impact on our weight and how our body responds to other illnesses and ailments. A healthy gut is vital for maintaining weight and keeping the body in prime condition. The stomach, small intestine, large intestine and colon all play a role […]

Product focus: Clear Lungs for healthy breathing

Product focus: Clear Lungs for healthy breathing

Lung health starts with clear and easy breathing. This year has shown South Africans the importance of having healthy lungs – the Coronavirus pandemic has shed light on the power of a contagious illness. It is vital to look after your lungs because oxygen is life, so this product will help to promote clear breathing […]

Suggested products for breathing and chest problems

Suggested products for breathing and chest problems

Seasonal influenza and common colds are more prevalent in the winter months, but they can strike at any time throughout the year. Having a strong chest and healthy airway is the best way to protect the body from these viruses and illnesses. Traditional herbal remedies are a great way to improve breathing and support the […]

Alepidea improves chest functioning

Alepidea improves chest functioning

A healthy chest is important to stave off seasonal colds, influenza and viral outbreaks. The lungs are exposed to airborne pathogens and irritants on a regular basis, so they need to be looked after. Luckily, Mother Nature has provided us with some natural remedies that support chest functioning. Alepidea is one such plant that can […]

Suggested products for lung and immunity support

Suggested products for lung and immunity support

Good lung health and a strong immune system is absolutely necessary, especially amid a global pandemic. The body’s first line of defence against viruses, infections and bacteria is the immune system. It needs to be looked after, so taking herbal remedies to boost immunity is always a good idea. Similarly, the lungs need to be […]

Product Focus: Elixir of Life boosts the immune system

Elixir of Life boosts the immune system

2020 has been a life-changing year that has brought about a new awareness for health. People around the world have been forced to take special care of their bodies and pay more attention to personal hygiene. The importance of the immune system has been placed under the spotlight this year and we know how vital […]

What African medicine can teach us

What African medicine can teach us

African medicine has been around for millennia. It is an indigenous set of healthcare practices that lie outside of the mainstream healthcare system. It is used extensively in sub-Saharan Africa, yet very little research and publications exist on the topic. A large portion of the population, especially in South Africa, relies on traditional medicine to […]

Can African Traditional Medicine complement conventional drugs?

Can African Traditional Medicine complement conventional drugs

Africa has a rich biodiversity with a wide range of medicinal plants and herbs. For thousands of years, traditional healers have used these natural resources to treat symptoms of illnesses and heal wounds. Medicinal plants can be used to treat physical and mental conditions, but can they be used along with conventional medicines? African Traditional […]

Advantages of Traditional African Medicine

Advantages of Traditional African Medicine

Traditional African Medicine is one of the oldest and, perhaps, diverse forms of healing. In many remote regions of the continent, traditional healers are the most accessible and affordable health resources available to local communities. These healers use a range of plants and natural elements to treat a large range of illnesses and ailments.  This […]

African wormwood improves lung health; demand soars

African wormwood improves lung health

The global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the way we think about hygiene and health. As a result, there is much focus on lung health. Plants can improve lung health and support lung function. Mother Nature has provided us with many plants that are used as natural remedies. African wormwood, of the Artemisia species, is one […]