Silicea – Skin, Hair, Nails, Digestion

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Quartz – Silicon dioxide

Silicea helps you to maintain the beauty of healthy skin, hair and nails.

Silicea can be very helpful for arthritis as well as digestive disorders to treat symptoms like heartburn, reflux, vomiting and for irritable bowel (IBS) symptoms like nausea, flatulence, abdominal pain, bowel discomfort and diarrhoea.

Silicon is an essential trace element in the body. It is present in all organs and structures, but particularly in bones, skin, hair and nails.

In skin and bones, connective tissue acts like scaffolding to support the tissue structures. Silicon is an important component of this connective tissue.

Silicea is the result of combining silicon and oxygen in a colloidal solution. This state between solid and liquid, presents the body with molecules, which are easily absorbed.

Colloidal Silicic Acid (Silicea) is available in capsules and liquid form for human consumption and for food supplementation.

Silicea is also a homeopathic remedy used for poor stamina, weakness, inflammation of glands, chronic discharges, uncharacteristic odour, sensitivity to senses, boils and abscesses, earaches, splinters, and inflamed eyelids.

Thyme – Cough Buster

Are you suffering from a persistent cough? One that’s hard to shift?

Nature’s answer is Thyme, which is well known for its culinary use. The Common Thyme originates from the Mediterranean and is the most commonly used medicinal variety. Thymes are relatives of the oregano genus Origanum.

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Thyme – Thymus vulgaris

USES Chest conditions, coughs, and bronchitis.

HOW IT WORKS The primary active components of Thyme are the volatile oils, especially Thymol. These act locally on the lungs as they are eliminated from the body through the Respiratory tract, disinfecting the airways, relaxing bronchial spasm and reducing the viscosity of mucus.

These actions help the lungs expel mucus, benefiting bronchitis and chesty catarrhal conditions. Thyme is most effectively taken as a fresh herbal tincture, but it also can give relief as a herbal tea or infusion.

Or take a spoonful of raw thyme honey from Greece … to sooth that irritating sensation.

NB: Consult your doctor, if blood is present in mucus.

Calendula – Skin Conditions

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Calendula officinalis – Pot Marigold

Marigold is a common garden plant with a long tradition in herbalism as a treatment for a variety of skin conditions. Calendula has been nicknamed ‘Russian penicillin’ because vast quantities are grown in Russia.

USES Acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, tonsilitis, wound healing, detoxification.

HOW IT WORKS The active constituents in Calendula officinalis have still to be identified, although studies have reported flavonoids, volatile oil, cartenoids and triterpenes. The triterpenes appear to be the main active group.

The flavonoids may contribute to the anti-inflammatory and lymphatic (cleansing) effect of the herb.

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