Category Archives: Gardeners Health

help for optimum health, emotional wellbeing, and a variety of gardeners conditions

Diy hand sanitizer

So while spirit Alcohol (vodka, whisky etc) has long been utilized as a disinfectant and does exert strong antibacterial and milder antiviral activity, the strength/proof required to outright kill a virus is one found in the pharmacy/chemist as opposed to … Continue reading

Posted in Gardeners Health | Tagged | Leave a comment

Time to muster a mustard foot bath

The ground powdered spice of Mustard (Brassica alba, b. nigra, b. juncea) is traditionally utilized in footbaths to ease migraine and other tensions via the belief that drawing blood to the feet lowers cranial pressure, certainly a mustard foot bath … Continue reading

Posted in Gardeners Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The essential on steam inhalations for respiratory ailments

There is a knack to it and more on that later but utilizing steam therapy (inhaling steam) to relieve respiratory complaints has been around a long time – back to edo period Japan, back to the ancient Rome and the … Continue reading

Posted in Gardeners Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Three reasons to boil a kettle in flu season

For clogged up nasal congestion, raspy breathing or a boost to under-the-weather mugginess, the best thing you can do is boil a kettle. I have three tricks here that you can use the boiling water for. a mustard foot bath … Continue reading

Posted in Gardeners Health | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to treat a winter cough

We are in the sniffles and cough season, and sometimes if we have contacted a winter ailment, we can feel so deflated that even the garden loses its appeal to the option of a duvet day and plenty of hot … Continue reading

Posted in Gardeners Health | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

disarming anxiety and stress

Stress and anxiety are complex issues and both are a spectrum – indeed, both of symptoms and intensity. The first thing to say is that stress and anxiety are natural human states, they are part of our evolved survival mechanisms … Continue reading

Posted in Gardeners Health | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A balm for exam stresses and other anxieties.

I have long been enamoured with Lemonbalm (Melissa officinalis). I think it a pretty plant, I love its aromatic contribution to the garden but I relish its healing potential. Of course any plant with officinalis in the title was once … Continue reading

Posted in Gardeners Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

slowing macular degeneration

Macular Degeneration is one of the most common causes of registered blindness. It is generally considered to be age related, but it has links to high blood pressure, smoking, obesity, diabetes and heart disease. In essence it is a progressive … Continue reading

Posted in Gardeners Health | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

help with haemochromatosis / iron overload

Known as the Irish curse and nicknamed the ‘Celtic gene’, Haemochromatosis is the most common genetic disorder in Ireland, where it estimated that one in five people carry the gene. It is also high amongst people with Irish heritage globally. … Continue reading

Posted in Gardeners Health | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

the perfect cuppa for valentines day

A cup of rose tea can put a rosy glow in your cheeks, a glint in your eye and some lift to your libido. Roses don’t just symbolise love they have a phytochemistry conducive to optimum health and the engendering … Continue reading

Posted in Gardeners Health | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment