Herbal Remedies

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25 Jul 2018

Seven Foods & Herbs To Help You Sleep

Did you know that stress hormones actually prevent the production of melatonin the sleep hormone? A good night's sleep can put the world to rights, and equally lack of sleep can be a form of mental torture. In this blog we look at sleep promoting foods and herbs and suggest ten top tips to achieve the a good night's sleep and what might be preventing it.

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25 Jul 2018

The Herbalist's Guide To Natural Pain Relief

Find out which herbs can be taken for pain-relief. In this blog we look at six plants that are all supported by a long history of traditional use and a strong body of research, that indicate their use as effective analgesics. Find out which plant is best indicated for a pain related condition and understand a bit more about how they actually work. For example studies show that the powerful anti-inflammatory agent Turmeric is effective in the relief of arthritic pain.

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25 Jul 2018

10 Foods & Herbs for Natural Pain Relief

Nutritionist Jenny Tschiesche profiles the foods and herbs that stand up in clinical trials as effective alternatives to over the counter allopathic pain medication. Did you know that White Willow Bark - Salix alba is the plant that aspirin was first made from? It's the phyto-chemical, acetylsalicylic acid, extracted from White Willow Bark that is now synthetically created to produce aspirin.

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05 Jun 2018

The Wisdom of Natural Skincare with CNM

The College of Natural Medicine are running a short course and workshop on natural skincare. As experts in the field of naturopathy and natural health care, they will educate and inspire us into committing to only using natural products on our skin and hair and encouraging our friends and family to do the same thing.

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24 Apr 2018

Holistic Ways To Enhance Your Health

Naturopath Gareth Bilton looks at how to approach your health and well-being from a holistic perspective. He offers an alternative perspective to the mindset of looking for solutions to fix symptoms of ill health, that is about prevention rather than cure and seeing the whole picture. Read more....

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20 Apr 2018

Foods & Herbs For Weight-Loss Motivation

Nutritional therapist Vivien Alred takes a look at how motivation is key to weightloss, in this blog she looks at which herbs and foods can support motivation and help you stay on track with your goals.

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29 Mar 2018

Six Foods & Herbs For Allergy Season

Nutritional therapist Vivien Aldred looks at six healing foods & herbs that can help to combat springtime allergies. These plants all have anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties and can help in the prevention and treatment of the uncomfortable symptoms of allergies such as running nose, itchy skin and constant sneezing.

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24 Mar 2018

Which Herbs are Best for Springtime?

Herbalist Leyla El Moudden looks at the health benefits of the springtime herbs that grow in abundance at this time of year. How can Nettle, Cleavers, Burdock, Lemonbalm and Plantago help our bodies get ready for spring, it seems that mother nature provides us with the right antioxidant rich, anti-allergen herbs to deal with the change of season.

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05 Mar 2018

Six Simple Suggestions For Serenity

Anxiety is a natural feeling that happens to most of us and in this blog naturopath Gareth Bilton looks at six easy ways to combat anxiety and find your inner calm through simple natural techniques and the use of aromatherapy oils and herbs. Find out more about how you can take a step towards serenity.

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20 Feb 2018

Lyme Disease - Herbal Treatments & Approaches

Julie McIntyre has been studying herbs as medicine for thirty years. She teaches workshops, runs a private practice and works with children and adults with Lyme disease and chronic illness.  In this blog she shares her recommended herbal treatments and approaches to Lyme disease.

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19 Feb 2018

The Natural Way To Balance Hormones For Women

Feeling off kilter? Your endocrine system is responsible for keeping things in harmony, but sometimes it can get out of balance due to hormone changes. There's good news though – nourishing your endocrine system with balancing foods and herbs can be a great way to start finding your inner stability once more.

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13 Feb 2018

Super 7 Herbs & Foods For Post Natal Recovery

Nutritionist Viven Allred recommends that 7 best herbs and superfoods for after having a baby. Healing the body is paramount in the postnatal period and optimum nutrition and herbs can really help out. Discover which herbs and superfoods you can include in your diet to ensure postnatal recovery goes well.

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31 Jan 2018

How Do Herbal Adaptogens Beat Stress?

Naturopath & Herbalist Leyla El Moudden looks at Herbal Adaptogens and explains which herbs are good for combating stress, boosting energy and recovery and helping the body 'adapt' to extreme circumstances.

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26 Jan 2018

Nutritionists Guide To Medicinal Mushrooms

New research is showing that mushrooms have some interesting health benefits including boosting the immunity, however mycotherapy - the use of mushrooms to treat or heal the body is not a new concept, and has a long history of use. Find out more about how mushrooms can be used for their medicinal properties.

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18 Dec 2017

11 Herbs for Everyday Living

The College of Naturopathic Medicine share their favourite 11 Herbs for everyday living. These herbs can not only treat common illnesses but will also prevent ill health and positively promote optimum well being. These herbs can be infused and enjoyed as tea, or adding to foods or taken as powders, capsules or tinctures. Find out how you can help yourself and your loved ones the natural way.

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09 Nov 2017

Top Ten Adaptogen Foods & Herbs For Wellbeing & Balance

A guide to the top ten adaptogen foods & herbs. These plants help the body do just that - adapt to stress - by acting like buffers against the stress response. Including adaptogen foods & herbs in your daily diet can help bring about balance and well being.

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27 Sep 2017

Foods to Boost Your Immunity Against Colds and Flu

Find out which foods can boost your body's immunity and prevent you from catching the proverbial common cold or flu. Try out these recipes, nurture yourself and your family's health from the kitchen this season.

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02 Jul 2017

Top 10 Travel Essentials for Natural First Aid

Whether you're jetting off to sunnier climes or opting to stay closer to home for your summer holidays - don't leave the house without packing our Top 10 Natural Travel Essentials! Aiding anything from bites, wounds and sunburn to nausea and headaches, these easy to carry and versatile remedies are a must have in your holiday first aid kit.

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01 Jul 2017

How to use Tribulus Terrestris / Gokshura for BODYBUILDING

Tribulus Terrestris / Gokshura is an incredibly popular supplement sold here at Indigo Herbs, we believe this is because of its recognisable and powerful effects on libido and testosterone levels. Tribulus Terrestris is rich in saponins, the active ingredient claimed to increase the body's natural testosterone, hence why it's perfect for bodybuilding.

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23 Jun 2017

How To Have a Happy Healthy Menopause - The Way of the Homeopath

Classical homeopath Lizzie Smith eloquently describes the perimenopause as a transition from fertility to wisdom. Taking a truly holistic approach to this often misunderstood time of life, find out how to nurture your mind, body and soul through this rite of passage that all women take in their lives.

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