Christmas Shopping

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.

Herbal remedies for IBS


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.

Silicea – Skin, Hair, Nails, Digestion


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.