Herbs and Natural Remedies

Herbs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

herbs for irritable bowel syndrome

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? IBS covers a whole range of bowel-related symptoms that have no clear alternative cause – the most recognised ones are: constipation diarrhoea bloating flatulence cramps nausea tenderness headaches fatigue depression anxiety Food intolerance is a main cause of IBS, with common ones being gluten, dairy, eggs, red meat, caffeine and…

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Essential Oils for Depression

In my previous post on natural remedies for depression, I shared two ways to help you – using colour and gentle exercise. Today, I’m going to look at the essential oils you can use to ease symptoms. Please remember if you are currently taking medication to consult your doctor if trying any herbal/complementary methods, and…

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Natural Treatments for Depression

I missed a blog post last week. The reason for this was that I’m just having a stupidly busy week (busy for my ultra-sensitive standards…!) Sometimes, I miss doing things I’m meant to be doing – not because I’m busy, but because I’m not feeling well. There’s a whole world of difference between the types,…

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Making Green Smoothies

We’re hearing here, there and everywhere about the health benefits of starting the day with a virtuous smoothie, so here’s a quick and simple guide to making your own – all when there’s 5 minutes before you have to set off for work! Get a smoothie maker – I love Smoothie 2GO by Kenwood, as…

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How to make Rosehip Syrup

How To Make Rosehip Syrup

Working from home is lovely. However as a result, many of us don’t come into contact with as many people as we would if we worked in an office. This can mean that you become more susceptible to The Lurgy. Rosehip syrup is a fab old-fashioned remedy to make; it has been keeping colds at…

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Five Essential Oils for Anxiety

5 essential Oils For Anxiety

We’ve had a fun shift into unchartered energies recently… In my Weekly Angel Card Reading, there has been a clear theme since last week of manifestation and suddenly being faced with a plethora of options! Now, some lovely logical people can simply lay out the map, pick a route, and then walk it. Others (myself…

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Summer in the Herb Garden

summer in the herb garden

Summer…That part of the year when, as a gardener, you can finally take a step back and admire the results of the previous twelve months’ hard work! However, there is still work to be done. I have been swotting up on what I *should* be doing in my herb garden at the moment – mine…

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Herbs for Hayfever

herbs for Hayfever

ACHOO! I love living in the countryside. At this time of year, everything is in full bloom – gardens are bursting into life. And an army of bleary-eyed, snot ridden people are cursing – while those free from allergies look ever-so-slightly smug and probably do things like tramping through fields of long grass and rolling…

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Additions to the Herb Garden

additions to the herb garden

My foray into the world of gardening continues this week; I have been fortunate enough to acquire some more herbs to add to my garden and kitchen window box. My dad also seems to be under the assumption that I am now qualified to parent a baby tomato plant; I am not sure to how…

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6 Easy Herbs To Grow Outdoors

Easy Herbs To Grow Outdoors

Herbs are awesome. They are of course very useful to have for cooking and making home-made herbal medicines/cosmetic products; but they also make you look like you know what you’re doing despite being shit at gardening. It’s a lot harder to bugger things up with herbs. Most of them are hardy little mites and will…

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