Agar-Agar is made from seaweed. It is spread out after collection until bleached, and then dried. It is then boiled in water and strained with the pulp then allowed to harden in the sun.  It is refined into a powder that is used to set liquids. It is used to make deserts like jelly as well as a

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Although the remedies are chosen for their psychological states, they can be used to address physical ailments emotional issues. They are designed to treat or balance the whole person not just a symptom.

The British Doctor Edward Bach formulated his remedies in 1930.  The remedies were to assist

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Acai Berries

This amazing purple berry from the Amazon is the latest in the berry family to hit the shelves, from the acai palm tree, has shown that acai berries have ten times the antioxidant rating of red grapes. Because they boost metabolism it is thought that acai berries are great for weight

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When purchasing fish oil it is extremely important to pay close attention to the quality, as well as the dose and the concentration of omega-3 fatty acids. These factors can greatly influence the effectiveness of the fish oil.

The first thing to know is not all omega -3s have the same health

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Tis’ the season for Colds and Flu! Most us are unaware exactly which one we are suffering from but we all feel the same; head full of cotton wool, headache, sore throat, sniffles, running nose, cough, cloggy face and all we want to do is sleep.

So what can we do to reduce the symptoms and natural

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Plant dyeing is a very ancient skill it was known in China three thousand years before the birth of Christ. The rich glowing colours of the robes worn by the ancient Egyptians came from the plants they grew especially for the purpose. India used spices to create their natural dyes demonstrated by

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How many of you have heard of the Elder flower in cough and cold remedies? Have you ever wondered what it really was or where it came from?

The mountain community have many gardens where this tree is grown; it grows very well next to a compost heap and helps the compost to break down. It has very

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The names sound similar, but the essential oils are quite different. Clary Sage Salvia sclarea and Sage Salvia Officinalis come from the same botanical family, but the chemical ingredients of their essential oils are very different and therefore give them very different indications and

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Ancient grains are a modern term for seeds and grains that have been around for centuries in various parts of the world. They are largely unchanged by modern cultivation methods.  Now curious cooks all over the world are drawing inspiration from the history books and cooking up ancient grains to

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The name Frankincense is derived from a combination of Old French (franc meaning free, pure or abundant) and Latin (incensum meaning to kindle). The resin has been burned for thousands of years for religious, cultural, and medicinal reasons. There are many different countries that grow

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Have you ever wondered as to the value of two of the three first gifts given to celebrate the birth of Jesus by the three wise men? Gold is a gift well understood to be precious.

Frankincense as it is commonly known or by its botanical name Boswellia carteri is a small shrub with abundant pinnate

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Bourghal

Also known as Lebanese Wheat, bulghur, bulgar or burghul. It has a light, nutty flavour, Bulgur is made from whole wheat berries that have been soaked, baked and cracked, this speeds up the cooking time.

In Turkey, a distinction is made between fine-ground “Koftelik bulgur” a coarser grind

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The most common terms used are: *. Teas made by steeping flowers, berries, leaves, stems and other usually soft, plant material in boiling water; *. Infusions are similar to teas but the herbs are steeped longer, in hot or cold oil or hot water, so that they are stronger than teas. *.... read on

Red

Lady’s bedstraw roots, oregano, tea leaves

Pink

Sorrel roots

Yellow

Agrimony, Chamomile, Comfrey, Golden rod, Horsetail, juniper, marigold, onion skins, St Johns Wort, yarrow

Orange

Lilly-of-the-valley leaves, onion skins, tansy roots

Blue

Elecampane roots, Cornflowers.

Green

Coltsfoot leaves,

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In history the almond tree has always been a favourite, and in Shakespeare time as Gerard tells us, Almond trees were in our London gardens and orchards in great plenty. There are many references to it in early poetry.

Spenser alludes to it in the Fairy Queen.

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Honey in addition to being a healthy alternative to refined white sugar, honey one of the most commonly found medicinally in ancient cultures is best known for its antibiotic properties. It’s also used as an internal soothing agent, helpful in digesting spicy, peppery foods.  Honey has mild

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Bath – A warm aromatic bath is a luxurious therapy for the mind & body. It will ease tired and sore muscles (Peppermint or Rosemary) after physical activity. An aromatic bath is also very relaxing and one of the best ways to de-stress. (Choose your favourite essential oil or essential oil blend).

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About the product

Isowhey ® Hot Chocolate is a guilt-free sweet treat suitable for individuals following a low-calorie diet and exercise program. It contains Lactum ® , green tea, cocoa, and a hint of chilli to fuel your metabolism. Lactium ® is a biopeptide with  relaxing properties. Green Tea

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The essential oil lavender has been used extensively throughout history. There are many varieties of lavender and although it is indigenous to the Mediterranean region it is now cultivated mainly in France, Spain, England, and Tasmania. Lavender has been used since ancient times as much for its

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