Saccharomyces boulardii

Antibiotics, travel illness, stress, alcohol, and poor eating habits, especially sugar can lead to dysbiosis, a condition of having an overgrowth of bad gut bacteria, e.g. Clostridium, Candida, E. coli. Dysbiosis, also called dysbacteriosis, is associated with many diseases such as digestive illness and chronic fatigue.

saccharomyces lychee

Discovered in the skin of lychee fruit, Saccharomyces boulardii, a tropical strain of yeast, was first isolated from lychee and mangosteen fruit in 1923 by French scientist Henri Boulard.

Saccharomyces boulardii is clinically studied and is mainly used for:

  • Preventing antibiotic side effects
  • Diarrhoea and loose stools
  • Bacterial overgrowth
  • Bad bacteria
  • Candida
  • Parasites

Saccharomyces boulardii provides a natural and traditional treatment.

Spring Cleaning with Cleavers

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Cleavers

St. Brigid day, the 1st February, originally a pagan festival called Imbolc, is traditionally the beginning of spring in Ireland.

Cleavers, otherwise known as ‘goose grass’ has been used for centuries as a spring time cleansing and detox agent. Cleavers is very high in a group of compounds called coumarins, which are the compounds that fill the air with with distinctive fragrance when a lawn is being mown.

Coumarins have a wonderful effect upon the lymphatic system. They cause a natural contraction of the lymphatic vessel walls, enhancing lymphatic return. This speeds up the rate at which waste products within the lymphatic system vessels are removed via the kidneys.

Echinacea for colds & flu

echinacea

Echinacea purpurea

USES Immune stimulant, Colds, Flu, Infections.

The Echinacea herb is one of the most popular herbs used in Europe. It is considered to be the prime remedy for the Immune system and this view has been supported by extensive research.

HOW IT WORKS Echinacea works principally by stimulating a group of cells in the Immune system known as the macrophages. These cells have the unique ability to ‘eat’ matter foreign to the body, such as viruses, bacteria and other particles entering the body.

Stimulating the Immune system in this way improves the way the body handles infections, when viruses and bacteria do damage to invade the body. Clinical trials have shown that Echinacea can improve the symptoms of cold and flu, shortening the course of the illness in over 80% of people.

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