What is Polymyalgia rheumatica? Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory condition, often linked to Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA). The condition occurs mainly in women over 60, and the cause is not known. Symptoms include muscle aches, stiffness in hips, shoulders, neck and mid body, weakness, general tiredness, and weight loss.
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Would you like to know more about treating children with herbs? If you enjoyed my blog on herbs for children, you might be interested to know I have now written a herbal remedies for children distance learning course! As with all of my distance learning courses you will be emailed
What is a natural cream? A natural cream is one that does not use chemical based ingredients as fillers or preservatives. Why use a natural cream? Some people with sensitive skin are allergic to the chemical ingredients within creams. Or you may want to reduce the chemicals that
Homemade Winter Remedies blog featured on Green City Events. “Here are Laura’s top tips (and two recipes) to beat those winter sniffles… Garlic Garlic is well studied for its antibacterial, antiviral and antibiotic properties. It has been my experience when taking garlic that it has shortened the length of the
This month the following research on herbs and health have caught my eye. 1. A study of 800 women is Sweden has found that increased stress in mid life is linked to an increase in Dementia and Alzheimer’s. 2. New evidence has shown that probiotics can be effective in a treatment regime
I have learnt to make all manner of herbal products and remedies over the years, from lip balm to arthritis liniment, to immune boosting sweets and cough syrups. But the one thing that has always eluded me is the herbal cream. To be able to perfectly blend the water and
Tintagel castle In the last couple of weeks I have been enjoying the last of summer on long walks with my puppy (and husband). On our holiday in Cornwall we visited several lovely dog friendly beaches. We also visited Tintagel castle which was a first for me even though I’ve