Acupressure: What is it and how can it be used to treat illnesses and to prevent disease

Acupressure, just like acupuncture, has been used for thousands of years to treat ailments, illnesses and to prevent disease.  A practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Acupressure makes use of fingers, palms, elbows or feet, or special devices to apply pressure to various points on the body. TCM states that acupressure points lie along meridians or channels in the body.It is believed that through these … Continue reading Acupressure: What is it and how can it be used to treat illnesses and to prevent disease

The Ultimate Herbs & Spice Guide [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

A guaranteed way to add buckets of flavour to your food, a knowledge of herbs and spices is essential for chefs of all levels. This guide is a handy resource which breaks down the best flavour combinations for the most commonly used herbs and spices and provides practical cooking tips to ensure that all your meals pack a punch. The infographic also outlines the incredible … Continue reading The Ultimate Herbs & Spice Guide [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Eyebright: Health benefits for eyes plus make your own Eyebright Eyewash

Making a cooling Eyebright eyewash will help dry, tired eyes in need of moisture due to long-term use of computers and smartphones, and the drying effects of fans during the summer heat. Eyebright has been traditionally used to treat all manner of eye problems including inflammation, conjunctivitis, red-eye, styes, itchy eyes, stinging eyes and weak vision. Native to Europe, Eyebright has small, scallop-edged white flowers … Continue reading Eyebright: Health benefits for eyes plus make your own Eyebright Eyewash

Health Benefits of Propolis

Honey from honey bees is one of nature’s best friends when it comes to supporting overall health and wellbeing, and so too is propolis – a resin-like material made by bees from the buds of poplar and cone-bearing trees. When bees combine the sap from the trees with their own discharges and beeswax, they create a sticky, greenish-brown product used as a coating to build their … Continue reading Health Benefits of Propolis

DIY Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother

Apple Cider Vinegar, like coconut oil and aloe vera, is a natural must-have that can be used for everything and anything – from maintaining good health, making a hair softening hair rinse through to household use. When purchasing Apple Cider Vinegar, look for the raw, organic, unfiltered varieties which contain the mother. The mother is a complex structure of living organisms or beneficial bacteria that work together … Continue reading DIY Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother

Homemade treatments to heal gums naturally

Good oral hygiene is a balancing act between care for both the teeth and the gums. You can’t have one without the other. Paying close attention to your gums will help improve the overall heath of your mouth and condition of your teeth. Even those who are cavity-free are not immune to gum disease. Issues with the gums or gum disease even is usually painless, and … Continue reading Homemade treatments to heal gums naturally

Stormvogel: Herbal tonics, herbal medicine and workshops aboard the herbal barge

If you are heading along London’s canal route over the summer months, be sure to stop off for a botanical cocktail aboard the Herbal Barge, Stormvogel. Stormvogel the Herbal Barge also offers one-to-one herbal medicine consultations; courses and workshops; and the opportunity to buy hand made and quality products as well as raw materials to make your own kitchen remedies. Pathways along London’s canal routes are an … Continue reading Stormvogel: Herbal tonics, herbal medicine and workshops aboard the herbal barge

How Forests Heal People: Short film promotes benefits of seeking sanctuary in nature

How many times have you sought sanctuary in nature when in need of “time out”? The infinite healing powers of nature, specifically the forest, is explored in short film, How Forests Heal People. Made by award-winning Indian filmmaker Nitin Das for a project called Healing Forest, How Forests Heal People was filmed in India, Yosemite, and forests on the US East Coast, to showcase the magical healing powers of … Continue reading How Forests Heal People: Short film promotes benefits of seeking sanctuary in nature

Treat Yourself to a Spa Day at Home — ecogreenlove

Personal home spas have become a common feature of modern homes, so more and more homeowners decide to transform their own bathrooms into retreats. Not only can this elevate your home décor, but it will also provide you with an opportunity to indulge yourself in a soothing spa experience right in your personal sanctuary. From bathroom design to treatment ideas, you can bring the spa … Continue reading Treat Yourself to a Spa Day at Home — ecogreenlove

Plastic Free Periods: Empowering women to make positive and informed menstruation choices

It’s official – plastic is a pain in the proverbial for everybody including the planet. It’s rabid and just like palm oil, it’s found in everything – right down to tea bags and feminine hygiene products too. But how many women actually know their tampons and sanitary pads contain plastic in them? That’s what Bristol-based campaign group, City to Sea, ask in their awareness raising video, Plastic Free … Continue reading Plastic Free Periods: Empowering women to make positive and informed menstruation choices