Christmas shopping is in the air – putting up decorations, what present to buy, what food and alcohol to provide your relatives with.
It’s a time of year when many people tend to eat and drink too much, a time when many are lonely and feeling down, and a time of year when those of us that are parents rapidly go grey trying to find exactly what our little munchkins would like from Santa Claus.
With all these different emotions and excesses, remedies such as Milk Thistle, Rescue Remedy, Passiflora and Echinacea are always excellent to have at hand, helping us all to get through this busy time of year.
Tormentil aka Bloodroot is one of the best herbal remedies for IBS
USES Bowel inflammation, IBS, diarrhoea
DESCRIPTION The Tormentil herb is a member of the Rose family. It can be found all over Europe, growing in wild woods, moors and grassy pieces of ground.
HOW IT WORKS Tormentil has a high tannin content, which gives it a distinct astringent action on the digestive tract. Tannins bind to the proteins present in the irritated lining of the bowel, forming a layer, which soothes and provides a barrier against infective organisms and toxins. They also slow down the frequency of bowel motions, encouraging the healing of an inflamed bowel.