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Herb highlight for August- Gentian

Herb highlight for August- Gentian

Shiree 28/08/2018 0
Gentian Botanical name- Gentiana lutea Habitat- Indigenous to the mountain regions in Europe Part used- Dried rhizome and root, usually collected in autumn How has it been used? Indigestion and sluggish digestion (flatulence and dyspepsia) Poor absorption Supports the liver Tonic to digestive system, strengthens Tonic to mucous membranes, sinusitis Intestinal worms or parasites Some history and facts Gentian is named after Gentius, king of ancient Illyria (180-167 B.C.) who is thought \to have discovered the healing properties of this plant. Great yellow gentian is perennial plant that can sur...
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Travel Blog

Shiree 10/04/2018 0
If you love travel then you want to be able to be as comfortable and supported as you can.Studies have found that it can take up to a full day to recover from each time zone you travel through. Moving from different time zones can be very disruptive to our bodies. It can cause fatigue, digestive issues, lack of concentration and reduced memory.These are responses from the disruption to our Circadian rhythm (body clock). Almost all functions of the body follow this rhythm.The best times to catch up on sleep after your flight is when your body is in its circadian low. This may vary from person t...
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