In autumn, as the bright berries ripen on the trees and bushes, the roots of perennial plants are gathering their energy. Nutrients, starches and sugars move down into the roots to be stored over winter, enabling them to flourish again in the springtime. Medicinal roots are harvested at this time....
Drinking plenty of water helps concentration, memory, stamina, eyesight, kidney health and increases longevity. A lack of water can be a major factor in pressure headaches, inflammation, digestive disease, hormonal problems and even depression. A 2% loss of water can result in a 20% decrease in energy levels.
Weight management - We are all blessed with different body shapes, sizes and metabolisms. Our genetic makeup, our inherent constitution, can determine many things about the way our bodies function and one of those is a tendency to gain weight easily. We make choices every day that affect our well-being.
Anxiety is a normal response to stress or danger. A perceived threat triggers the 'freeze, fight or flight' mechanism and adrenaline is released into the bloodstream causing a rise in heart rate, blood pressure and preparing the body for action.
Asthma is a chronic condition affecting the airways of the lungs. During an asthma attack the rings of muscle around the walls of the small air passages tighten, causing them to narrow and restrict breathing. It can be a frightening and in severe cases, a potentially fatal disease.
Within the skull and facial bones is a network of hollow cavities lined with mucosal tissue, much like inside the nose; these are the sinuses. The largest of these are in the cheekbones, the others lay in the forehead, between the eyes and in the bones behind the nose.
Nasal irrigation is a practice that has been used for thousands of years in the ancient Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda. Known as Jala neti, meaning ‘water cleansing’ is performed using a neti pot. Reduces allergic problems such as hay fever and many other benefits
Respiration is defined as the movement of oxygen from the outside air to the cells within the body and the transport of carbon dioxide in the opposite direction. Each body cell needs oxygen to provide energy for every action and reaction, be it great or microscopic.
From the earliest days of Man's development, taste was the primary sense used for identifying the effects of food, herbs and different types of spice. Herbs and spices were appreciated for the pleasure of the taste sensations they evoked; also, their medicinal value.
Migraine is one of the most common health conditions in the world, ranked globally as the seventh most disabling disease among all diseases. In the UK 8 million people suffer with migraines, yet the cause of the condition is still poorly understood.
Our first line of defence, providing a physical barrier between ourselves and the outside world and the largest organ of the body: the skin. When functioning correctly we are barely aware of the complex processes taking place minute to minute.
The Rose - delicate, beautiful and divinely scented, the rose is one of our most loved flowers. Entwined with matters of the heart, roses are given by lovers and used extensively in the perfume industry. In mythology we find them connected to goddesses such as Venus and Aphrodite...