Health & Wellness

Honey as a natural remedy for hayfever?

In celebration of National Honey week and the hayfever season in full swing, I wanted to talk about using honey as a natural remedy for hayfever. The idea is that by taking a teaspoon of honey every day, you’ll build up an immunity to pollen which will reduce the severity of your symptoms.

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National honey week!

National Honey week runs from 3 – 9 May 2010 and is celebrating it’s twelfth year! Honey is an amazing cure all; you can use it to treat burns, wounds, sore throats, stomach ulcers and coughs. Exciting research shows manuka honey has the ability to reduce gum disease too. As you might be aware, I’m…

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The Buteyko method – An alternative treatment for asthma

4th may 2010 is World Asthma day. Asthma is on the increase in the industrialised countries of the world. According to Asthma UK, 5.4m people in the UK are currently receiving treatment for asthma, while 16 million people suffer from it in the US. Half the children with mild asthma will improve and “grow out…

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7 Herbal Remedies to Reduce Exam Stress

Some lucky people can walk right into an exam and do their best without batting an eye. If test day isn’t quite like that for you, then you probably would love to know how to reduce the stress you feel. One effective way is to turn to herbal remedies. Practised for centuries around the world,…

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Alternative treatments and therapies for SAD

Many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the winter months. Symptoms can range from tiredness, inability to get up in the mornings and carbohydrate cravings to more severe symptoms such as depression, loss of interest in ‘normal’ activities and total exhaustion. Although anti depressants are often prescribed for people suffering from SAD there…

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Herbal remedies for stomach ache

This week Mr Green ended up with stomach ache. He didn’t have any other symptoms, just griping pains; like sharp spasms, lots of rumbling and a feeling of nausea. He looked pretty pale and was clearly not comfortable, so I shuffled off into my apothecary ( i.e. kitchen), to see what I could find

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Using sesame oil for health and beauty

Another of our ‘must have’ natural health items here at Little Green Blog is sesame oil! Not just for stir fries, sesame oil has many wonderful health and beauty benefits and one of its most important properties is that it’s stable, unlike many oils which go rancid quickly. You can use sesame oil safely both…

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Protect herbal medicine

Back in August, we bought your awareness to Codex Alimentarius which could restrict herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements to prescription only status. Now herbal medicine is under threat again by the government in the UK. The Department of Health has issued a consultation which could mean the loss of statutory regulation of herbal medicine and…

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