Dietary Advice for Summer Health

For chronic sinus problems or catarrh it is important to avoid all mucus forming foods in the diet, the main culprits being dairy products.  Cut dairy products, such as milk and cheese, out of your diet (sheep or goat's milk produce is less mucous forming than cow's milk) and increase the amount of garlic and onions that you eat. Garlic capsules or tablets are often a more popular option!

Ginger is a wonderful remedy for travel sickness (and also morning sickness). It is no coincidence that traditional 'ship's biscuits' were made of ginger. Ginger tea (flavoured with honey and lemon) can be taken in a flask. Or it can be bought as a tincture or capsules.

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Lane's Sage and Garlic Catarrh Remedy

Nettle leaf

Nettle leaf (Urtica dioica) taken from the early Spring on, helps to reduce pollen sensitivity by triggering an antihistamine
effect in the body.

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If you have chronic health problems, we advise you to see a medical herbalist at Napiers or through the  National Institute of Medical Herbalists


Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) helps to dry secretions and soothe itchy areas near the eyes.


Elderflower (Sambucus nigra) is antiviral and also helps with catarrh and sinusitis.


Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is an excellent diuretic and helps relieve fluid retention.

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