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Herbs for anxiety and sleep problems (and exam stress!)

Western herbal medicine has lots of different medicinal plants in it’s medicine chest which may help to ease anxiety and tension, support the nervous system and promote restful sleep.  Two of my favourites are Valerian root and Passion flower. …
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Siberian ginseng and my friend Debbie

My friend Debbie was asking what she could take to keep her stamina up during a 100km walk for charity she will be doing this weekend.  Siberian Ginseng instantly came to mind.  Herbs and herbal medicine are not just for illness; ideally they…
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Five simple suggestions for children's tummy bugs

Chamomile tea is antispasmodic to the gut meaning it helps to ease tummy cramps; it has an anti-inflammatory action within the digestive system meaning it helps to calm down soreness and irritation there. It is also relaxing so will help…
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Is milk good for my child?

Milk has had a lot of bad press in recent years and many parents are left confused as to whether they should be giving their children dairy products or steering well clear of them. The nutritional benefits of cow’s milk On the positive side,…
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Anaemia - more than just a bit tired?

I spoke to a friend today who mentioned she is ‘always’ anaemic.  Anaemia is usually caused by iron deficiency or B12 deficiency (pernicious anaemia) which results in less oxygen being delivered to the cells of the body.  Most people are…
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What is cognitive hypnotherapy? By Muriel Bouvier

Trance or hypnosis is an everyday occurrence. In fact, most of our behaviour is done in a trance (about 90%). Anything you do automatically is done in a trance. Or if you think of someone because you’ve walked passed someone else with the…
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Making ointments

Ointments are easy to make and are very helpful for treating a wide range of conditions from dry, chapped skin and lips, to fungal infections like athlete’s foot and deeper ailments like osteoarthritis and aching muscles. Ointments differ…