From the time I was a child, my life was defined by a deep connection to herbs and Mother Earth. The reason for this lies in my cultural background and the unusual times that shaped my childhood.
From the age of 17 I developed severe psoriasis on my scalp and both elbows and was told by the conventional medical profession that I would have to live with it for the rest of my life. After leaving Germany and immigrating to Canada in 1975, I had the good fortune of tuning in to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) which featured “The Nature of Things” with Dr. David Suzuki. I heard a program describing the miraculous healing power of the neem tree from India, including for chronic skin diseases. This gave me the impetus to work toward my healing. With the help and training of a professional compounding chemist, and using the neem extract from the leaves of the tree, I began to develop a neem cream which contained no harmful toxic chemical ingredients. For almost nine weeks my wife massaged the cream onto my scalp, and finally by the end of the tenth week my scalp was totally clear of the condition from which I had suffered for over 40 years.
Even the psoriasis on both my elbows disappeared within merely three weeks, and now I have to use only one drop of neem oil on each elbow to prevent a recurrence of the psoriasis! So I am in charge of my own body and health, and if this is what you want, please check out what we have to offer.
It is estimated that between 150- 250 million people worldwide are suffering from psoriasis and this figure might be even higher. I intend to educate the consumer about the benefits of this remarkable, incredible neem tree. The neem cream, for example, can also be used topically on acne, eczema, ringworm, scabies, rosacea, dry skin etc. More detailed information can be found in my book Neem – Nature’s Healing Gift to Humanity in the chapter “Neem and Skin Health.”
For over 22 years I have been spreading the word about neem and what this tree has to offer by giving lectures at public health shows, for students at colleges and universities, naturopathic and nutritional associations, institutes offering aromatherapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic & herbalists associations.
I have over 1,000 books about health, healing, herbs, nutrition and encyclopedias in my private library and contribute as author to a huge variety of educational articles to national and international health magazines published in print and online in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, North America, United Kingdom, Europe and on the internet. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!
People reading my articles are able to make their own informative decisions for their own health!
This book is dedicated to Rose, my loving wife and partner for over 52 years. Rose´s inspiration, motivation and persistence have made my work possible! I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
*All photos on this page are by Connie Berghuis.
For every disease we know, Mother Earth provides an herb to heal it and grow.
Those of you who do not take time, every day for health habits, could one day
spend a lot of time with an illness.
Health is not everything, but without health everything is nothing.
Gesundheit ist nicht alles, aber ohne Gesundheit ist alles nichts.
Dr. Bernard, Jensen, DC, PhD, Clinical Nutritionist, (1908 – 2001)
Health is not merely something fixed by a doctor or pill when we become ill. It is our wholeness reflected by our lifestyle, emotions, energies and psychology. Unless we restore wholeness, we will never experience optimum health. Modern medicine is about money not wholeness.
“We, the peoples and nations of Earth: considering that we are all part of Mother Earth, an indivisible living community of interrelated and interdependent beings with a common destiny.” Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature
You will find more about the author in the book Neem – Nature’s Healing Gift to Humanity.
Richard DeSylva, RH, DNM, THE HERB WORKS, Rockwood, Ontario, Canada, founded in 1977
I have known Klaus Ferlow for many years now, he is an excellent herbalist, and has devoted many years to the study of herbalism, and has written extensively on the subject for a number of magazines and publications. Klaus is one of those rare individuals who wears his passion for herbalism on his sleeves. Unlike many trained professional natural health care practitioners who purportedly are knowledgeable in herbal medicine, but in reality know very little outside what they are taught from books.
Klaus lives, breathes, eats and exudes herbal lore, whether it is from knowledge passed down from his family in Germany, or hands on experience in picking herbs, working with them in formulations, or in his whole attitude. Klaus demonstrates a deep and abiding commitment to the study of herbalism.
Over the years, he exemplifies and personifies what it is to be a true herbalist, one who is well steeped in the secrets of Nature.