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Herbs are a valuable addition to your daily diet - you can use them in a variety of ways.

They smell delicious, taste delicious and have many cosmetic and medicinal uses.


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Sage

Sage is an essential culinary and medicinal herb. Make a stuffing for the turkey. It's also a very useful tea used to ease sore throats and as a decongestant.

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Mint Tea Recipe

This mint tea recipe can give you relief from indigestion, flatulence and some of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS Relief).

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St John's Wort

St John's wort has been described as 'Nature's Prozac'. It is clinically proven to be as effective in the treatment of mild to moderate depression as prozac.

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Natural Cough Remedy

Sage is a natural cough remedy. Add honey and lemon to an infusion of dried sage and you have a store cupboard method for settling coughs.

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Insomnia

Insomnia affects 15% of the population at any one time. The causes are many, but herbal remedies are often very effective and less addictive than chemical solutions.

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Natural Cough Remedies

Natural Cough Remedies that you can make at home. Ginger, honey and garlic cough remedy. Videos giving step by step instructions.

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Herbal Indigestion Remedy

A herbal indigestion remedy is preferable to a chemical one. If you've overindulged, then try these simple solutions. Tips on sweetening breath as well which can often suffer if you have indigestion

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Herbs for Menopause Relief

Herbs for menopause relief are a natural alternative to chemical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Nobody can predict how you'll cope with menopause - help yourself.

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Sunburn Remedies

Natural sunburn remedies can help restore the moisture to your skin if you have overdone the sunbathing. Soothing baths and moisturisers can ease the burning pain.

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Migraines

How to prevent migraines. Herbal Products, such as feverfew, can and do help many people with prevention being the aim.

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Natural Sunburn Remedy

Sunburn is really painful but this natural sunburn remedy should take some of the sting out of it and help you moisturise and heal.

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Sinusitis

Sinusitis is a condition caused by blocked sinuses. There are herbal remedies you can take which will help if you have a chronic condition and soothe the discomfort.

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Parsley Tea

Step by step with photos to make Parsley tea. It is reputed to have many uses, being a diuretic, a high blood pressure remedy and an emmenagogue herb.

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Herbal Medicine

How herbal medicine developed and its use today. Herbs are going through an increase in popularity as we tire of bombarding our bodies with chemicals.

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Herbal Sleep Remedy

A gentle herbal sleep remedy is much better to try before you reach for the chemical cosh, leaving you feeling as though you have a hangover. Here are 6 herbs which can help promote natural sleep.

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Herbs for Eyes

Herbs for eyes. Natural remedies for soothing sore, red or tired eyes. Eyebright, fennel and chamomile are easily available to treat your eye problems.

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Herbal Hemorrhoid Remedy

Herbal hemorrhoid remedy. Several herbs can help with the treatment of hemorrhoids. They are easily obtainable and you could start them straight away to give relief.

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Herbal Flu Remedy

A herbal flu remedy can shorten the duration of the virus and alleviate the symptoms. Boosting the immune system can help fend off infection. You need to spoil yourself with some soothing herbs.

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Herbs for Energy

Herbs for energy are seen as a natural remedy for tiredness. We all know we should eat and sleep better, but herbal help can combat your fatigue when you have no choice but to keep going.

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Herbal Remedy for Acid Reflux

A simple herbal remedy for acid reflux. Sleep on your left and try slippery Elm and honey to help relieve the pain by coating your oesophagus.

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Herb Tea

Herb tea is really easy to make. You can make a refreshing drink or a herbal remedy or 'tisane'. Instructions here for using fresh or dried herbs.

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Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

Red raspberry leaf tea has been used for centuries to ease labor and childbirth. It can be an abortificant, so it is important to take it at the right time.

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Flu Herbal Remedy

A flu herbal remedy can alleviate the symptoms if you already have the flu and boosting your immune system can help stave off the infection.

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Lavender

Lavender is a herbal remedy for anxiety, nervous headaches and burns (including sunburn). It can be used to perfume your wardrobes and rooms. Instructions to make herb sachets.

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High Blood Pressure Herbs

High blood pressure herbs can be hugely beneficial to you. Garlic, the miracle which is hawthorn and fish oils are all effective in reducing hypertension.

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Garlic Health Benefits

Garlic health benefits are numerous. Use it to lower blood pressure, cholesterol, as a cough remedy, cold and flu remedy and decongestant.

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Natural Acne Remedy

A natural acne remedy. Acne is a distressing condition that you can't hide from. It's 'in your face' no matter your age. Here are some tips you can try to alleviate or cure this condition.

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Weight Loss

Herbs can play an important role in weight loss. Some will help you lose weight, help curb hunger pangs and improve the taste of your food. A short video tells you how to make herbal tea.

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Stop a Cough

A simple procedure to stop a cough. It may not work for everybody, but this dry cough remedy is worth a try if you're looking for a cure for coughing.

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Dry Cough Remedy

If you need a dry cough remedy, to get rid of that irritating tickle, here are some methods you can try. You'll probably have most ingredients in your storecupboard already.

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Herbal Cold Remedies

Herbal cold remedies are made from natural products that you will be able to get quite easily either from your garden or your grocer.

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Garlic for Dogs

Learn how garlic for dogs is beneficial and read why some people think garlic is toxic for your furry friend.

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Green Tea Benefits

Alleged green tea benefits range from assisting with weight loss to protecting against cancer, heart disease and tooth decay. What is the truth?

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How to Make Green Tea

How to make green tea. Simple instructions on getting the best out of your green tea and what it's health benefits really are.

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Green Tea Weight Loss

The origins of green tea weight loss are centuries old, but it came to public knowledge via Oprah's tv show in 2004.

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Dieting and Green Tea

Dieting and green tea - is it a myth or does it really help you lose weight. It can for some, you've nothing to lose by trying it and it's full of goodness

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Green Tea

Green Tea is the best all round drink you can have. It's attributed to be helpful in weight loss, blood sugar management, lowering blood pressure and protecting against cancers.

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Lavender Shaving Cream

Make this lavender shaving cream to use instead of soap which can disrupt the pH balance of skin. The recipe uses natural ingredients which are much kinder.

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Chamomile Tea for Hair

Easy step by step with photos to make chamomile tea for hair. It lightens your hair and leaves it with a super soft shine.

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Soap Making

Soap making can be quite complex, but here's an easy recipe for making natural soap with herbs.in small quantities.

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Homemade Body Scrub

Easy step by step tutorial for a homemade body scrub. This is super simple and you'll be able to make it in next to no time

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Thyme Recipe, Mussels with Leek and Bacon

This thyme recipe is for steamed mussels with leeks and bacon. It's delicious served with crusty bread to mop up the juices.

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Sorrel Sauce

Sorrel sauce is very easy to make. It is the ideal sauce to serve with sole, plaice or in fact any fish. Made in a minute - so easy.

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Sage Recipe

This sage recipe for pumpkin soup is a good halloween recipe using the flesh that has been dug out to make a lantern. A welcome change to pumpkin pie.

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Pork Tenderloin with Sage

This pork tenderloin with sage recipe is very quick and easy - just five ingredients and you've got a meal fit for a dinner party - sage combined with apple really makes this dish a classic.

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Rosemary Bread Recipe

This simple rosemary bread recipe gives instructions for making by hand, the traditional method as well as machine. This smells so wonderful as it's cooking you won't want to wait!

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Rosemary Chicken Recipe

This Rosemary Chicken Recipe is so fragrant when cooking. A whole roasted chicken with instructions to make a delicious gravy out of the juices.

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Roast Lamb with Rosemary Recipe

This quick roast lamb with rosemary recipe uses lamb chops and you roast all the veg in the same roasting dish. A quick meal for midweek.

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Herb Lamb

A baked herb lamb recipe. Quick to prepare but needing long cooking to ensure it's tender flavored with rosemary, oregano and red wine..

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