Exclusive carrier of Neem Ferlow Botanical Products on the Sunshine Coast

Klaus Ferlow, Honorable Master Herbalist (HMH), Dominion Herbal College, Herbal Advocate (HA), Canadian Herbalist Association of British Columbia, founder of Ferlow Botanicals (1975), since 1993 manufacturer/distributor of herbal medicinal personal care products with no harmful ingredients to holistic practitioners and selected stores across Canada and parts of USA and NEEM RESEARCH in 2013.
Author, formulator, lecturer, researcher, writer and member of the Health Action Network Society, Ayurveda Association of Canada, Canadian Herbalist’s Association of B.C., National Health Federation, The Herb Society, International Herb Association, United Plant Savers.
Founder of NEEM RESEARCH organization (2013) to protect and promote the precious healing gift to humanity.
Author of over 80 educational articles including 12 articles about the miraculous versatile medicinal neem tree that offers better plant, human, animal, and environmental health, about health, healing, herbs, nutrition that have been published in English nationally and internationally in health & women’s magazines, also online since 1995.
In HIndi in India and Canada, also online
For the book “Neem: Nature’s Healing Gift to Humanity” I received the GOLD MEDAL under the category “Health & Wellness” by the Jenkins Group & Independent Publisher, Traverse City, MI, United States of America in their annual 2019 LIVING NOW BOOK AWARDS!
On my website you can obtain 56 powerful positive testimonials about my neem book from 17 countries inclusive from the world renowned scientists, entomologists and neem researchers Professor Dr. Heinrich Schmutterer from Germany and Dr. Ramesh C. Saxena, Chairman of the Neem Foundation and co-founder of the World Neem Organisation, Mumbai, India.
Radio & TV interviews
In 2004 and 2006 I was interviewed by the host Peter Mayhew, Director of Advanced Education at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, North York (Toronto), Ontario at the CHUM radio station, Toronto with Affiliated radio station across Canada on the program “Human Nature” about the neem tree,https://www.iheartradio.ca
In 2017, 2019 and 2020 interviewed together with Dr. Arun Garg, MD by host Shushma Datt, Spice radio, Burnaby, B.C. about the “Miraculous versatile medicinal neem tree.,
In 2014 interviewed by Scott Tips, President of the National Health Federation, Monrovia, CA, USA as host of the TSN radio, Dublin, Ireland, topic”The miraculous versatile neem tree” and “Harmful dangerous, hazardous toxic chemicals in cosmetics & personal care products.”https://thenhf.com
In 2018 interviewed by host Mike Zaremba of Vancouver Real about the “wonder tree” neemhttp://www.vancouverreal.tv
In 2018 interviewed by host Ken McCarthy, Director of the Plant Wisdom Organization, Tivoli, N.Y., United States of America, about “The incredible neem tree.”
In 2012, interviewed by the India National Television station at the World Neem Confernce in Nagpur, India about the “benefits and healing power of neem and my personal experience with psoriasis and neem.”
In 2014 and 2016 interviewed by host Harpreet Singh f the “Harpreet Singh Show”, https://www.joytv.ca, an 2019 and 2020 together with Dr. Arun Garg, Md, see bio:https://pathology.ubc.ca/faculty/arun-garg
I am one of the 14 co-founders from Africa, Australia, Bangladesh, India, North America, Europe and The Middle East, establishing in 2017 the WNO – WORLD NEEM ORGANISATION, Mumbai, India. I attended as speaker the World Neem Conference in Nagpur, India in 2012 and the first Neem Seminar/Conference and Trade Fair in Bangalore, India in 2018.
I represent North America, Germany, United Kingdom and the Scandinavian countries.
Ferlow Botanicals is the only Canadian manufacturer, distributor of AYURVEDIC herbal personal care products with no harmful ingredients in Canada and was one of the first to introduce neem to Western consumers!
I am the only Canadian neem researcher since 1994 and only Canadian author of neem consumer books “Neem: Nature’s powerful skin remedy”, published in 2013 and “Neem: Nature’s Healing Gift to Humanity” published in 2015, also Co-author of the book ” “7 Steps to Dental health,” published by Max Haroon in 2010
Received as the only 4th recipient from North America’s oldest school of Herbal Medicine, in their history, founded in 1926, the Dominion Herbal College the prestigious Award of HONORABLE Master Herbalist in 2008, www.dominionherbalcollege.com
I have done educational lectures at public health shows across Canada, International Herb Association Conference, Health Action Network Society, Institute of Holistic Nutrition, British Columbia Association of Practising Aromaterhapists, British Columbia Qualified Acupuncturist & TCM Practitioner Association, Universities and Naturopathic Colleges in North York, (Toronto), Ontario, Boucher Institute of Naturopathic College, New Westminster, B.C. and the University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Also educational product seminars with a variety of Ferlow Botanicals customers across Canada.
I will continue WITH PASSION to educate and promote the benefits and healing power of the miraculous versatile neem tree which eventually might become even “THE EARTH’S SAVIOUR” since it changed my life after suffering for over 40 years from severe psoriasis on my scalp and elbows by using our Ayurvedic herbal personal neem care products alleviating my health problem and the life of our family. After retirement from our 100% Canadian owned & operated family business our oldest son Peter, he was from the beginning with the company, and his wife Ruth has taken over and they continue in the same way offering premium quality herbal medicinal products without harmful ingredients to holistic practitioners/clinics and selected stores across Canada and parts of United States of America successfully with excellent service.
Klaus Ferlow, Honorary Master Herbalist (HMH) www.dominionherbalcollege.com, Herbal Advocate (HA) Canadian Herbalist’s Association of B. C., www.chaofbc.ca
Yours in health, Klaus Ferlow, HMH, HA, PO Box 190, Roberts Creek, B.C. V0N 2W0, Tel. 778-508-7249

Plant Medicine for the treatment of Gingivitis, An East-West Perspective

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  Plant medicine for the treatment of Gingivitis, an East-West Perspective:

What is Gingivitis?

A mild form of periodontal disease, where the gums become inflamed due to a build-up of bacteria/plaque underneath or around the gumline, that then release waste or endotoxins.  Gingivitis is quite common. It can be kept at bay with consistent oral hygiene practices (brushing and flossing), regular dental hygienist visits (more in-depth cleaning), and at-home herbal treatments.  If left, gingivitis can lead to a more severe disease called periodontitis, causing receding gums, bleeding gums, pain, and degradation of tooth structure leading to the loss of teeth.

Eastern and Western Herbal Research:

1) “This study was to estimate the effect of herbal medicines on periodontal disease. To screen effective materials for periodontal disease, we performed a series of test for herbal medicine extracts”, “Eunhang (Gingko biloba), Youkdoogu, Daewhang (Platycodon), Hoobak (Tobacco), Goojulcho (Pinguicula or butterwort), Yongacho (Tropaeolum), Mokhyang, Sesin (Cyclaman), Sancho (Euonymus planipes) and Hoehyang extracts were effective for reduce P. gingivalis” (Lee, Dong-Jae, et al. 2010).

2)  Aloe, Alma, Burdock root, Blackberry, Clove, Chamomile, Green Tea, Horsetail, Echinacea, Myrrh, Neem, Raspberry leaf, Rose– “Development in alternative medicine research has led to many mouth rinses and toothpastes based on plant extracts” (Rao, N. Jagan, K. R. Subash, and K. Sandeep Kumar, 2012).  Outlined researched plants in relation to anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, astringent, and other sot-after phytochemical actions to combat mild P. gingivitis infections.

3)  TRP (Triphala)- “TRP mouthwash can be considered a potential therapeutic agent in the treatment of gingivitis” (Pradeep, A. R., et al. 2016).

4)  “Hence it can be concluded that the pomegranate gel when used as an adjunct with mechanical debridement was efficient in treating gingivitis” (Somu, C. Ashwini, et al. 2012).

5)  MCR (Moutan Peony Root bark extract)- “This study showed that the MCR extract could comprehensively inhibit a wide variety of activations of inflammation-related genes, which may be due to paeonol and paeoniflorin. It is, thus, suggested that MCR may be applied to alleviate the inflammation of periodontal diseases” (Yun, Cheol-Sang, et al. 2013)

6)  “In the present study, a toothpaste containing the herbal ingredients dried heartwood of Acacia chundra Willd. (Red ebony tree), dried leaves of Adhatoda vasica Nees. (Malabar nut), dried bark of Mimusops elengi L. (Spanish cherry wood), dried seeds of Piper nigrum L. (Black pepper), dried roots of Pongamia pinnata L. Pirerre (Indian beech tree), dried gall of Quercus infectoria Olivier. (Aleppo oak), dried flower bud of Syzygium aromaticum L. (clove), dried fruit of Terminalia chebula Retz. (chebulic myrobalan), dried rhizome of Zingiber officinale Rosce. (Ginger), was tested for its efficacy during 12 weeks of twice daily use in improving gingival and oral hygiene and salivary microbial variables.”  &  “The findings of the present study showed statistically significant reductions in all variables tested (gingival bleeding, oral hygiene and salivary anaerobic bacterial counts)” (Jayashankar, S., et al. 2011).

7)  Pomegranate and chamomile plant extracts– “The mouth rinses with the herbal products were effective for this case, showing thus, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties similar to that of chlorhexidine 0.12%” (Batista, Ana Luzia Araújo, et al. 2014).

8) “The herbal mouth rinses achieved significant reductions in dental plaque and gingival inflammation compared to placebo rinses. Five herbal products (Camelia sinensis (Tea leaf), Azadirachta indica (Neem), Anacardium occidentale Linn (Cashew), Schinus terebinthifolius (Brazilian pepper) and Curcuma longa (Turmeric) showed better results than chlorhexidine in dental plaque and gingival inflammation reductions” (Santi, Samantha Simoni, et al. 2019)


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1)  Lee, Dong-Jae, et al. “Anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects of herbal medicine extracts as anti-gingivitis ingredients.” Journal of dental hygiene science 10.1 (2010): 25-29.

2) Rao, N. Jagan, K. R. Subash, and K. Sandeep Kumar. “Role of phytotherapy in gingivitis: A review.” Int J Pharmacol 1 (2012): 1-5.

3)  Pradeep, A. R., et al. “Triphala, a new herbal mouthwash for the treatment of gingivitis: A randomized controlled clinical trial.” Journal of periodontology 87.11 (2016): 1352-1359.

4)  Somu, C. Ashwini, et al. “Efficacy of a herbal extract gel in the treatment of gingivitis: A clinical study.” Journal of Ayurveda and integrative medicine 3.2 (2012): 85.

5)  Yun, Cheol-Sang, et al. “Moutan Cortex Radicis inhibits inflammatory changes of gene expression in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated gingival fibroblasts.” Journal of natural medicines 67.3 (2013): 576-589.

6)  Jayashankar, S., et al. “A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study on the effects of a herbal toothpaste on gingival bleeding, oral hygiene, and microbial variables.” Ceylon Medical Journal 56.1 (2011).

7)  Batista, Ana Luzia Araújo, et al. “Clinical efficacy analysis of the mouth rinsing with pomegranate and chamomile plant extracts in the gingival bleeding reduction.” Complementary therapies in clinical practice 20.1 (2014): 93-98.

8)  Santi, Samantha Simoni, et al. “Effect of herbal mouth rinses on dental plaque formation and gingival inflammation: A systematic review.” Oral Diseases (2019).


This blog does not provide medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment.


Plant medicine for the treatment of GER, GERD/GORD, an East West Perspective:


*Image references in REFs section

What is GER?

Gastro-oesophageal reflux or GER, is a mild/medium form of acid reflux that occurs occasionally, also known as heartburn.  The stomach acid and contents back up into the esophagus causing irritation to the tissues.  GER can be caused by a defective/damaged/relaxed lower esophageal sphincter (the opening from the esophagus to the stomach).  Some contributors to acid reflux are obesity, hiatal hernia, smoking, acidic drinks like orange juice/coffee/tea, alcohol intake, caffeine/fat found in chocolate, fried foods, etc.


What is GERD/GORD?

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease is a more chronic (defined as 1-2 episodes per week on average)*1998-2020 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER) and is a more severe form of acid reflux.  The stomach acid and contents back up into the esophagus causing consistent tissue irritation, a bitter taste in the mouth, potentially coughing, pain when lying down, etc.  Untreated GERD/GORD can potentially lead to esophageal cancer and long-term damage.



Chinese Herbal Formula Research:

Ligan Hewei & Jianpi therapies– are combined therapies used in China, pharmaceuticals like PPIs (proton-pump inhibitors), herbs, acupuncture, etc. to lessen symptoms of GERD.  The list of herbs used is extensive. Some herbs included are Panax Ginseng, Licorice root, Codonopsis root, Atractylodes, Zizyphus seed, Poria mushroom, Pinella, etc.   Many of these herbs act on the Spleen and/or Kidneys.

“Therefore, Ligan Hewei therapy and Jianpi therapy could be promising complementary and alternative therapies in the management of GERD, which potentially provides TCM practitioners with more suggestions and guidance in clinical decisions, as well as for treatments based on syndrome differentiation.” (Dai, Yun-kai, et al. 2020)

Wu chu yu tang- (Evodia, Ginger, Zizyphus seed, jujube date fruit) “A clinical study showed that wu chu yu tang (affiliated to Jianpi therapy) could improve the symptoms of GERD through anti-inflammation, antioxidant activity, acid suppression, reduction in pepsin secretion, and mucosal protection.” (Dai, Yun-kai, et al. 2020)

Modified Banxia Xiexin decoction (MBXD)- (Pinellia, Ginger, Zizyphus seed, Licorice root, Baikal skullcap, Panax ginseng, Coptis)- “This systematic review indicates that MBXD may have potential effects on the treatment of patients with GERD.” (Dai, Yunkai, et al. 2017)

Sini Zuojin Decoction (SNZJD)- (Bupleurum root, Immature bitter orange peel, White Peony root, Honey-fried licorice root)- “SNZJD might be useful in the treatment of GERD, but its long-term effects and specific clinical mechanisms are unclear.” (Li, Shaowei, et al. 2020)

Wendan decoction (WDD)- (Bamboo shavings, Immature bitter orange peel, Citrus peel, jujube date fruit, Pinellia, Poria, Ginger root, Prepare licorice root)- “The relapse rate was 12.4% for WDD, significantly lower than 44.0% for conventional therapies” (Ling, Wei, et al. 2015)


Western Herbal Research:

Full formulations unspecified but contained Slippery Elm, Peppermint oil, and an altered form of Licorice root– “A herbal formula designed to sooth and protect the gastric mucosa may be a better alternative than acid-suppressive drugs for people suffering with gastric irritation and GERD.” (Setright, Russell, 2017)

Some herbs outlined- (Calendula, Marshmallow root, Licorice root, Slippery elm, Ginger root, Turmeric root, Rosemary, Comfrey leaf, Aloe vera, Celandine)-“A multifaceted herbal approach can help both treat underlying causes of GERD as well as managing symptoms, helping many patients reduce or avoid long-term use of antiacid drugs.” (Kathy Abascal, 2010)

Aloe vera, Slippery elm, Licorice root, Marshmallow root– “Demulcent herbs contain mucilaginous materials that coat the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and can soothe irritation and inflammation. They repair the mucosa by reducing irritation of the bowel and decreasing sensitivity to gastric acid.” (Czibulka, Agnes, 2019)

Bitter candytuft, Angelica root, Chamomile flowers, Caraway fruits, Milk thistle fruits, Ginger root, Citrus peels–  “Other herbs, including Iberogast, ginger, and D-limonene, have been found in clinical studies to reduce gastric acidity, improve gastric emptying, and promote gastric healing.” (Czibulka, Agnes, 2019)




GERD- https://www.thehealthjournals.com/chest-pain-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-gerd/

Marshmallow root- https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324860#what-is-marshmallow-root

  • Dai, Yun-kai, et al. “Different Traditional Herbal Medicines for the Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Adults.” Frontiers in pharmacology 11 (2020): 884.
  • Dai, Yunkai, et al. “Efficacy and safety of modified Banxia Xiexin decoction (Pinellia decoction for draining the heart) for gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 (2017).
  • Li, Shaowei, et al. “Efficacy of Chinese Herbal Formula Sini Zuojin Decoction in Treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Clinical Evidence and Potential Mechanisms.” Frontiers in pharmacology 11 (2020): 76.
  • Ling, Wei, et al. “Consistent efficacy of wendan decoction for the treatment of digestive reflux disorders.” The American journal of Chinese medicine 43.05 (2015): 893-913.
  • Setright, Russell. “Prevention of symptoms of gastric irritation (GERD) using two herbal formulas: an observational study.” Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society 23.2 (2017): 68.
  • Kathy Abascal, B. S. “Herbs for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.” ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES (2010).
  • Czibulka, Agnes. “Probiotics and Herbal Therapies.” Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease. Springer, Cham, 2019. 103-113.

This blog does not provide medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment.