Home health treatments

Using peppermint for health

While many plants are dying back in the garden, our mint is still growing. In fact it is flourishing now it has the ground to itself! Mint is a fantastic herb and especially useful for winter because it’s a decongestant. Peppermint is the most commonly used herb in herbal medicine although all mints can be…

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Sugar and spice, and all things nice.

Before the days of over-the-counter medicines, householders relied on nature and the kitchen to find their cures! For minor ailments, your kitchen cupboards can provide an array of safe, effective and healing ingredients.

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Honey in the medicine cabinet

We’re celebrating National Honey week which is in its twelfth year and runs from 3 – 9 May 2010 This week we’ve talked about the health benefits of Manuka honey, looked at honey as a natural hayfever remedy, spruced up our beauty routine and today we’ll be looking at honey as a valuable natural remedy…

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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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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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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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4 instant energy boosters

We all have days when our energy is low. If it continues for a long period of time, then it’s important to look at and treat the underlying cause. Sometimes, however, we just have a busy day, a full schedule or are suffering lack of sleep and an energy slump might strike mid afternoon! If…

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Sing your way to health!

Hands up who loves a good sing? You might not fancy showing off your talents infront of  others, but most of us like to turn up the music when we have the house to ourselves or increase the decibels in our car and sing to our hearts content. Perhaps you prefer the acoustics of your…

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Free online pilates videos

Hopefully, you’re all busy in the garden at the moment, no matter how large or small your garden, time and budget! It seems there are hazards everywhere in life, and gardening is no exception. According to the Department of Trade and Industry’s Home Accident Surveillance System around 87,000 people go to hospital accident and emergency…

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