Spirulina is a biomass of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae)
The Source Spirulina was originally discovered growing naturally in unpolluted alkaline lakes in Central Africa and Mexico, where it was an integral part of the Aztec diet.
Spirulina is the richest whole food source found in nature.
- A highly nutritious, microscopic freshwater plant/ algae.
- A superfood with over 100 nutrients, more than any other plant, grain or herb.
- Widely used as a food supplement for maintaining health, energy, weight loss and cleansing programmes.
- Protein – 60-70% of its weight. 300% more protein than fish, meat or poultry, with no cholesterol.
- Iron – 58x richer than spinach in bio-available iron.
- Vitamin B12 – Natures richest source. Often lacking in a vegetarian diet.
- Chlorophyll – 2x richer than barley grass or wheatgrass.
- Anti-oxidants – 25x richer in beta-carotene than carrot and 3x richer in Vitamin E than wheatgerm.
- Spirulina assists weight loss by curbing appetite naturally while supplying a full range of nutrients needed for a balanced diet.
- As an unrefined wholefood, spirulina is absorbed up to 16x more effectively than synthetic multi-vitamin and mineral supplements.
Spirulina is classed as a functional food in Japan and as a superfood it is consumed by astronauts in space travels. – Rocket fuel for the human body.
Spirulina under a microscope
Cardamine pratensis – Cuckoo flower
The Scairbhín na gCuach (pronounced skara-veen) translates as ‘the rough month of the cuckoo’ from the phrase ‘garbh mi na gcuach’ and refers to the period comprising the last two weeks of April, and the first two weeks of May (15.4.-15.5.). These few weeks are often marked with changeable extremes of weather patterns.
People who worked the land and were in tune with the seasons knew this as ‘the hunger time’ of the year because they were busy planting and tending their crops.
They believed that the Scarbhin was nature’s way of ensuring the crops success by the initial unseasonal warm weather allowing seeds to germinate, a sudden cold snap would then harden off the young seedlings and the following wind and gales would distribute the pollen and this all coincided with the return of the cuckoo.
Cuckoos overwinter in Africa.
Frequently Asked Question about Echinacea.
Q: Is it okay to take Echinacea for more then a few weeks at a time?
A: Yes, it is perfectly safe to take Echinacea long term. There’s a lot of incorrect information on the subject of Echinacea. The latest research shows that Echinacea works best as a prophylactic – something that prevents you from getting ill in the first place.
Take a maintenance dose of 15 drops, once a day, throughout the year. Apparently Alfred Vogel, the man behind Echinaforce, took it daily and never suffered a cold.
Take an additional dose if you have been with people who are ill, or if you feel run down. This way you are unlikely to catch a bug, but if you do, take 30 drops of Echinaforce 3 times daily until the symptoms subside.
Research on Echinacea against Coronaviruses