Sesame is one of the most important foods and medicines known to mankind. From the earliest centuries it has never lost its vital place in building health, strength and vitality.   From its beginnings on the hot plains of Africa, sesame was a treasured crop. Its history is woven into the cultures of many nations […]

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The term ‘poultice’ (not to be confused with poultry!) refers to naturopathic treatments that have stood the test of time, as many grandmothers can tell you. Although well-known as a remedy for abscesses or as an anti-inflammatory treatment for horses, these days it’s not as well-known as a treatment for humans. So, if you’re this […]

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When the days are shorter, greyer, and the cold has set in, it is much more challenging to get out of a warm, cosy bed and motivate yourself to exercise. Consider Hot Yoga to keep you active, fi t and happy during the chilly winter months. Exercise is not just for summer and the cold […]

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Colds and flu are caused by viruses. Or are they? Is it the germ or the health of the host that leads to disease, or the symptoms of a cold? Really, it’s both! Dr Elson Haas shares some tips on preventing and treating viral illnesses. There is always ‘something going around’. Lowered resistance to those […]

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Calendula is a member of the daisy family, but it is not just a pretty face. Its uses are varied and date back millennia to ancient civilisations – testimony to the durability and integrity of this humble herb. Marigold, or Calendula, is one of the most versatile herbs on our good planet, and is popular […]

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Basil is one of the world’s most loved herbs and is used in traditional dishes around the world. It was introduced to Europe from India many centuries ago and has never lost its popularity. Today sweet basil is the most popular of all the varieties but it is worth growing many others, such as green […]

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