June 2013

Marshmallow Anyone?

Marshmallow (not the sticky sweet kind!) is a perennial herb which dies back in winter.  It’s covered with soft, dense, velvety down and it has small flowers which range from white – pink in colour.  The root is mainly used medicinally (leaves have also been used). Active constituents within marshmallow are: • Mucilage • Tannins […]

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Help with Acne

Acne was described to us at College as …. “an inflammatory papulopustular skin eruption commonly occurring in or near the sebaceous glands in the face, neck, shoulders and upper back” What can you do to help lessen the effects? Firstly acne mainly occurs when puberty begins, basically when a hormonal imbalance of the sex hormones

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Holy Basil

Holy Basil (Tulsi)  –  Ocimum tenuiflorum (sanctum) Native to India, Eastern Africa, Hainan Island & Taiwan.  Is found grown up to an altitude of 5900 feet in the Himalayas.  Holy Basil (Tulsi) is one of the main herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine.  It is believed that the best way to take Tulsi medicinally is in

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