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The Magic of Glycerites…Of What?…

Glycerine is used to make an herbal extract (called a glycerite) instead of alcohol (called a tincture). This is a popular alternative for children’s tinctures and for people who don’t like alcohol. People with stomach or duodenal ulcers are also advised to avoid alcohol, and so glycerites would be more beneficial. Some interesting information: Glycerine … Continue reading The Magic of Glycerites…Of What?…

Father’s have a special place in their child’s life…Staying present amid the stresses and strains of modern life…

Father’s day is always one of mixed emotions for me. My dad passed away when I was a young girl, and I remember every year how excited some of my friends became as they decided how they would surprise their father on Father’s Day. Then I got married to a man who took being a … Continue reading Father’s have a special place in their child’s life…Staying present amid the stresses and strains of modern life…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome… also known as Spastic Colon

Many of us have suffered from this common ailment at one time or another. What happens is that the muscular contractions of the digestive tract become irregular and un-coordinated. This interferes with the normal movement of food and waste material. When this is disrupted mucus and toxins accumulate in the intestine. What often follows is … Continue reading Irritable Bowel Syndrome… also known as Spastic Colon

Anxiety and Depression can be very debilitating and can affect us without warning…for different reasons…grief, divorce, stressful work…the list is endless…

Herbs for Treating Anxiety and Depression Valerian is used for general anxiety and nervousness with irritation. It also helps in treating the insomnia that occurs as a consequence of anxiety. Valerian is also useful in the case of heart failure accompanied with palpitations and a sense of fear. As a tranquilizer, Valerian is used alone … Continue reading Anxiety and Depression can be very debilitating and can affect us without warning…for different reasons…grief, divorce, stressful work…the list is endless…