Many people these days know the reputation of Chamomilla recutita (chamomile) tea to help relax the body and mind. Chamomile tea bags are commonplace now on all supermarket shelves. Whilst chamomile does indeed have calming, relaxing and gentle sedative properties it is a herb with many more uses too. [Read more…] about Chamomile – one of Natures (and Herbalists) Little Helpers
With the new year festivities behind us we are forever being reminded what a good idea it is to ‘detox’. Many expensive and branded so called ‘health’ products, as well as juices and smoothies, are sold to us to ‘aid detox’. How many of us actually understand what ‘detox’ means?
Well, we all know how our bodies feel when we have over-indulged – tired, heavy, bloated, digestive problems. Some may develop skin problems or aches and pains. [Read more…] about Detox: “What on Earth does that Mean???”
Well, here we are at the beginning of 2012, a new year and a new start! With the festivities behind us often people feel sluggish and generally over-indulged. The body is still working hard to deal with the animal protein and fat rich foods we all love to eat over Christmas and the New Year. Not to mention the alcohol!! From a Medical Herbalists point of view, the sharp increase in illnesses such as coughs and colds we see at this time of year comes as no surprise. [Read more…] about Can’t Shift Those Winter Coughs & Sneezes?