A.Vogel Herbal Remedies
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Shuddering at the thought of Santa, sherry and stockings notwithstanding?
If your ‘To Do’ list already stretches several times around the block, the advent of the merry months of festivities can be more conducive to despair than delight. A little strategising and a few cunning plans, though, and you could be sailing into 2013 feeling as if the elves were actually on your side. Continue reading >
An International Conference held in London on 27th and 28th September 2012 saw an impressive gathering of scientists involved in research into viral infections and other scientific areas, discussing the implications of newly published research on an extract of freshly harvested Echinacea purpurea known as Echinaforce® drops. Continue reading >
The UK medicines regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced on the 20th of August that echinacea should not be taken by children under 12 years of age because of an association with a ‘low risk of allergic reactions’.
However, the MHRA has indicated that ‘this is not a serious safety issue’ and that ‘parents should not worry if they have given Echinacea to children under 12 in the past’. Continue reading >
Mucus is a natural part of our body’s defence mechanisms, entrapping bugs and beasties and removing them from the body in a landslide of gunge. The problem comes when mucus solidifies and doesn’t flow freely from the mucus membranes in the respiratory tract.
Congestion has many unpleasant side effects, such as headaches, sinus pain and loss of taste and smell. Allowing the mucus to break up and move more freely is beneficial, if temporarily disturbing. Better out than in, is a worthy maxim in these cases.
It is an almost unbelievable, but sad and established fact, that in Britain alone there are ten million people who suffer from hayfever – an allergy to pollen from plants and trees.
For some, symptoms may be no more than bouts of sneezing, a runny nose or itchy eyes. Others, however, are more severely afflicted and in severe cases, the inflammation in the body gives rise to a fever – an explanation of how hayfever acquired its name.