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What are Bach Flowers?

You may have heard of rescue remedy…but you might not be aware of Bach Flower remedies.

The Bach Flower remedies are a simple and natural method of establishing equilibrium and harmony through the means of non-poisonous wild flowers. They were discovered in the late 1930s by Dr.Edward Bach (hence the name), and there are actually over 38 remedies.

The Bach Flowers can help with everything from discouragement to anxiety.

Rescue Remedy itself is made up of 5 of these flower remedies : impatiens, star of bethlehem, cherry plum, rock rose and clematis. It is a globally used remedy for shock or any kind of stress or upset, and comes in many different forms – drops, sprays, pastilles…even chewing gum.

Rescue Remedy cream can be applied externally for lacerations, bites, stings, burns, sprains and also used for massage.

You can also use Rescue Remedy on pets! Put 4 drops on their food or in their drinking water and it will benefit them immensely. Repeat if necessary.

Here is a link to the Bach Centre website for more information :

http://www.bachcentre.com/index.php

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Marvellous Comfrey for Sprains

Comfrey is a herb that is commonly grown for uses that are not medicinal. But comfrey has a hidden secret  and if you have a plant take note!

It is utterly fantastic for bruising, bumps, sprains and strains.

The american indians used to call it ‘knitbone’ – and for good reason.

I pick about 4-5 leaves of comfrey and dry them out in the oven. Then grind them up and add them to water that is nearly at boiling point. Let sit for a few hours – then soak flannels in the infusion and put in the fridge.

The cool works as an icepack, and the comfrey works away reducing swelling and bruising.

A word of caution though – don’t take comfrey internally. There has been much discussion over the safety of comfrey when taken internally, so don’t risk it.

Also, if you are a keen gardener, Comfrey is marvellous. I confine mine to a large pot as it goes crazy and takes over the garden otherwise. You can make a ‘Comfrey fertilizer’ for your garden by picking some leaves and simply covering with water and letting the mixture sit for about a week (I do this in a large watering can). It will be very smelly by the end of the week, but if you pour it over your veges and flowers, they will love it.

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The season of indulgent food is upon us!

The season of indulgence is upon us!

According to tradition one must consume a piece of Christmas Cake a day (I have no idea where this tradition came from) for 12 consecutive days in order to receive the ‘Christmas Good luck’. However, in my case I’ve probably already consumed the 12 pieces…falling well short of the said 12 days. Woops!

So if you are a ‘consumer’ like me you might like to consider the benefits of Peppermint Tea (I’ve talked about this in a previous post), Chamomile tea, and a favourite digestive homeopathic remedy – Nux Vomica. One of these combined with a wee lie down on the couch generally works wonders after over-indulgence of the Christmas sort.

If you are finding you are consuming more alcohol than usual due to Christmas functions then its good to remember that as alcohol depletes the body of important vitamins keep taking your multi-vitamin over the Christmas Season.

Try and start each day with a glass of water with lemon juice added – a good kick start for your body.

And lastly, remember to keep up your exercise routine. Going for a walk after a large meal can do wonders also.

Have a happy and safe Christmas Season!

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Ledum : great for slow healing wounds

Homeopathic ledum is fantastic for slow healing wounds, grazes, cuts, bites, insect stings, stiff and painful joints and puncture wounds.

It is very effective for injuries that are characterised by severe bruising with puffy skin and stinging pain.

Keep some in your first aid kit!

Available at good health shops.

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Go crazy with the white vinegar!

Did you know that White Vinegar is an effective, chemical-free and cheap cleaner and disinfectant?

It can be used to clean all areas of the house – bathrooms, kitchens, toilets, etc.

You can pour it down the drains to clear smelly drains, and use it on the inside of shower glassware.

Use it as a rinse aid in the dishwasher instead of commercially purchased rinse aids and it will smell lovely, and also splash a bit around the inside of the dishwasher every now and then to keep it clean.

Its great for cleaning windows as well and will bring your oven up lovely and sparkly too.

Give it a go!

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Our eBooks on Amazon

We started off with two eBooks on Amazon as we wanted to get as much info out into the world as possible on how to live a natural and chemical free life.

Over the years’ this has grown into quite a few more eBooks than two! If you go onto Amazon and search us under ‘Hayshee Natural Living’ you will find them all.

We try to keep them as cheap as possible – mostly free! On the homepage of this blog there are links to our two most popular eBooks – follow the links and have a look!

Happy Natural Living!

xx

Checkout these great vegetarian recipes from Jamie Oliver

Thanks Jamie!

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/category/special-diet/vegetarian

What exactly is Fairtrade?

Another good question!

World trade rules aren’t always fair. Small-scale farmers and workers in developing countries face the challenges of rising food and fuel costs, an increasingly unpredictable climate and volatile prices for their goods.

Today more than 6 million people – farmers, producers, workers and their families across 58 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean benefit from the Fairtrade system through unique Fairtrade standards.

Fairtrade assists producers in developing countries to obtain better and fairer access to markets and trading conditions which in turn promotes long-term sustainability and environmental responsibility.

By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices, Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. This enables farmers and workers to improve their position, and have more control over their lives.

By choosing Fairtrade Certified products, you help create a brighter future for millions of farmers, workers and their families in developing countries.

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What exactly is Organic?

Good question.

Organic farming is a system of growing agricultural products without the use of synthetic pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, fertilisers, antibiotics or genetically engineered products.

Organic production is now the world’s fastest growing food sector.

Organics aims to work in harmony with the surrounding environment. They recognise that our health is directly connected to the food we eat.

There is a growing concern about the potential long-term effects of chronic, low level exposure to the combinations of chemicals in non-organic food and in the air and water as a result of chemical farming practices.

For the vast majority of human history, agriculture can only be described as organic, and it was not until the 20th century that a synthetic way of farming was introduced.

Farming techniques that are used now in organics were used many centuries ago. They inclide crop rotation, green manure, composting and biological pest control, along with holistic farm management.

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Peppermint tea

Peppermint Tea is brilliant as an aid for digestion, and consequently great to drink as a ‘Table Tea’ at dinner time. Its naturally caffeine-free and has a lovely strong minty aroma.

Kids love it and love the novelty of having a cup of tea with dinner!

A soothing herb that apparently possesses the following health benefits:
-Beneficial for  irritable bowel syndrome
-eases nausea
-controls flatulence
-fights bad breath
-fights stress
-helps clear congestion related to colds and allergies

For years I have used Peppermint as an aid if my kids are feeling a bit tired and under-the-weather, it seems to work wonders for them to have a ‘lie down on the couch’, with a cup of Peppermint Tea.

If you have a teapot, its a lovely tea to brew up a pot of, and if the taste isn’t for you then try it with some pure honey – really yum.

Enjoy!

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