Milk thistle has been used for over 2 000 years as an herbal remedy for a variety of ailments. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is related to the artichoke. The herbal medicine comes from the plant’s seeds. It is available in capsules, as an alcohol tincture, or as a glycerite (concentrated in glycerine). The main biochemical […]

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Although not generally life-threatening, varicose veins can be compared to a difficult life: long, tortuous, painful and sometimes ugly. Varicose veins are basically twisted, widened veins with incompetent valves, and although they are a long-term problem, symptoms can come and go. COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Common signs and symptoms may include throbbing, aching, cramping, swelling […]

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Q: I think I am anaemic and have heard that you can take an iron supplement to help remedy the condition. I would like to know if I can simply embark on a three- month course, or should I have my iron levels tested first? I have heard that some people can’t absorb iron – […]

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