Herbal & Natural Remedies
Reviews and ratings of quality, hand-picked, UK websites
Headers: Aromatherapy, Books & Posters, Bottles & Jars, Essential Oils, Flower Remedies, Gums, Balsams & Waxes, Herbal Capsules, Herbal Tea Bags, Herbal Tinctures & Fluid Extracts, Herbs, Roots, Barks, Powders & Dried Flowers, Incense, Infinity Organic Wholefoods, Miscellaneous, Natural Soaps, Creams & Bath Accessories, Soap Making, Supplements & Homeopathy
One of the UK's leading suppliers of natural products and natural remedies. Large and diverse range of stock from Himalayan Crystal Salts to soap making equipment. Great website to browse. G. Baldwin & Co, 171/173 Walworth Road, London, SE17 1RW.
• Free UK Delivery on orders >£ 50
• International Delivery Available
Headers: Diet & Fitness, Beauty, Premium, Fragrance, Health, Baby, Toys, Mens, Travel, Photo, Electrical, Gifts
Boots online store stocks over 10,000 items, including Boots' exclusive brands plus a wide range of products that you will not find in a Boots store, from pushchairs to fitness equipment. Click on travel and not only will you find sunscreen, but luggage, beachwear and more. You can even buy your travel insurance here. Lots of advice and information on a variety of subjects. You can also sign up for a Boots advantage card and get points when you shop. Boots usually have several online offers and clearance bargains.
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Headers: Herbal Skin Care, Aromatherapy Oils, Tile Tags, Ceramic Honeypots, Elspeth Gardner Ceramic Tiles & Cats, Playing Cards, Children's Crafts, Jewellery
An eclectic mix of items - not a huge range, but some nice pieces of ceramics plus a good range of body and skin care products. Country Selections is owned by Chris and Julia Roberts and is based in Filey, North Yorkshire.
Headers: Perfume & Aftershave, Men's Products, Diabetes Products, Family Health, Allergies, Beauty Products, Medicine Cabinet, Diet & Fitness, Sexual Wellbeing, Kitchen Appliances, Health Products, Alternative Health
Based in Brighton, Express Chemist is an international online pharmacy, supplying an extensive range of pharmaceutical products, including day to day toiletries, medicines and disability aids. 30 day returns policy. Very fast and easy to navigate website.
Headers: Vitamins & Minerals, Skin Care, Mind Mood & Sleep, Digestion, Energy & Superfoods, Detox & Cleanse, Weight & Shape, Heart & Circulation, Immune Support, Muscles Joints & Bones
Higher nature offer an excellent range of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements for men, women and children plus a skincare range. Become a member (£9.00 per year) and enjoy discounts on products plus a free gift when you join and every time you renew. Higher Nature is based in Burwash Common, East Sussex.
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Headers: Ageing, Aromatherapy, Breast Enhancement, Cellulite, Depression, Hair, Immune boosting, Menopause, Sexual (Female), Sexual (Male), Supplements, Weight Loss, Books, Music
HomeHerbs is an online health food shop specialising in herbal remedies plus vitamins, minerals and aromatherapy products. Each product is accompanied by a detailed description. Search by herb or by ailment. Based in Leigh, Lancashire, Homeherbs.com is operated by HallNet Ltd and is an official European distributor of Green Bush Natural Products.
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Headers: Aroma Dough, Candles, Crystal Jewellery, Crystals, Minerals & Gemstones, Crystal Pendants, Crystal TumbleStones, Less than £1.00, Energy Balancing, Gemstone Chip Bracelets, Incense, Incense Accessories, InnerTalk CDs, Laser Art: Fairies & Angels, MAGNETiC, Norstar Magnetic Goods, Mobile Protection Chip, Power Bracelets, Rock Salt Lamps, Silver Jewellery, More Products IvyRose Energies has a large range of crystals, polished and unpolished, plus a small range of crystal jewellery, candles and incense. Decent prices, too. There is also a number of Inner Talk CDs. The website is crammed with information on crystals and gemstones, alternative therapies such as herbalism, crystal healing, aromatherapy and much more. The site also has extensive web links to other websites to do with this topic plus links to UK and Eire therapists - hands up those who have ever heard of a Hopi Ear Candle Practitioner! Excellent resource. IvyRose Ltd is based in Oxfordshire.
Headings: Honey Bee Products, Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen, Propolis, Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, Aromatherapy Products, Food Supplements, Herbal Products, Foot and Hair products, Skin Care
Summerbee manufactures and sells an excellent range of natural health products including bee products, vitamin and mineral supplements, aromatherapy oils and products plus cosmetic creams, prepared to their own formulation, and foot preparations. Summerbee is a family business and was established in 1991 by Duncan Summers who is a qualified chemist. They are based in Torquay.
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Sweet Cures of York (UK)
Headers: Waterfall D-Mannose
Bladder Support with Pure 100% Bio-Active Waterfall D-Mannose. The good news is that Waterfall D-Mannose, a 100% natural extract of Sweet Forest Timbers, works fast to support a healthy bladder. This product has a six year history of no problem use, and has developed an unbeatable reputation. It can also be used one hour before sex, and immediately after, to provide ongoing support. The Waterfall D-Mannose passes almost completely into your urine within an hour of taking it, getting to work quickly for fast support. It's simple, foolproof, and incredibly effective. Sweet Cures is a major (and currently the only) company producing this product in the UK. Sweet Cures is based in Foxwood Lane, York.
Headers: Aromatherapy, Natural Health Remedies, Beauty, Bodycare, Haircare, Flower Remedies & Homeopathy, Books/CDs, Herbal Remedies, Men's Health, Natural Home, Pets, Pregnancy & Kids, Royal London Homeopathic Hospital Intl Ltd, Sex, Slimming & Detox, Vitamins, Minerals & Other Supplements, Women's Health
Many of us are now turning to more natural products, whether it is cleaning products, cosmetics or natural health remedies. ThinkNatural provide not only a very large range natural products for just about any area of everyday life you can think of, but also a huge number of articles on nearly all aspects of health and lifestyle. ThiinkNatural is based in West Lothian.
• Free Delivery on orders >£45
Your Health Food Store
Headers: Amino Acid, Antioxidants, Cosmetics, Essential Fats, Fish Oils, Herbals, Homeopathic Remedies, Jan de Vries Range, Ladies Only, Men Only, Menopause, Micro-Nutrients, Minerals, Multi Vitamins & Minerals, Natural Food and Supplements, Polyunsaturates, Protein, Slimming, Vitamins
Your Health Food Store offers an excellent range of supplements at what seem to be very reasonable prices, plus a small range of natural care skin and hair care products, with creams and gels for a variety of skin conditions including headlice! The site is well laid out and easy to navigate. Your Health Food Store is owned by Chorley Health Food Store which is in Chorley, Lancs.
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www.1stvitality.co.uk has kindly supplied some nutritional information regarding asthma in children.
Fish oil wards off Asthma
FISH oil supplements appear to ward off asthma symptoms in young children with a family history of allergies, Australian researchers have found.
Children who consumed higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from birth were 10 per cent less likely to experience coughing and wheezing at the age of three, Sydney University's Professor Craig Mellis and colleagues found.
"It's very hard to know who's got asthma and who hasn't in preschoolers," Prof Mellis told AAP. "But we are starting to see a reduction in respiratory or asthma-like symptoms in the group that took the fish oil."
Omega3 Fsh Oil and Coronary Heart Disease
www.1stvitality.co.uk has kindly supplied some nutritional information regarding the link between Omega 3 and a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.
Omega 3 fatty acids from fish and fish oils can protect against coronary heart disease
Omega 3 fatty acids from fish and fish oils can protect against coronary heart disease. Both health professionals and the public are increasingly interested in their role in the prevention and management of coronary heart disease .. ... So what is the current evidence regarding fish oils and cardiovascular disease, their possible mechanism of action, and potential future developments and research strategies.
- Coronary heart disease is still the most common cause of death in the United Kingdom
- Omega 3 fatty acids from fish and fish oils can protect against coronary heart disease
- There is evidence to support the use of fish or fish oil supplements after myocardial infarction The mechanisms by which fish oils confer their benefits are not fully understood Unravelling these mechanisms may identify novel therapeutic targets and could help guide the development of future treatments for coronary heart disease
- Future trials may identify other patients who could benefit, such as those with stable angina, risk factors for coronary heart disease, or left ventricular dysfunction
Fish Oil and Attention Span
www.1stvitality.co.uk has kindly supplied some nutritional information regarding the link between diets rich in fish oil and improved attention spans in children.
So THAT'S why fish swim in schools . A study into the effects of fish oil and vitamins on children found that the behaviour and attention span of pupils at a Yorkshire school improved by 35 per cent. A study involving 24 schools across the UK was launched in July to test pupils aged six to 11. At Crossley Hall Primary School, Bradford, teachers and parents completed a questionnaire to assess the children's behaviour before and after they were given Omega 3 Fish Oil. The results seem to show a vast improvement in attentiveness and concentration. Children were more conscientious, better at paying attention, more alert and focused, and were listening more carefully. The findings come in a report written by Dr Amanda Kirby, founder of the Dyscovery Centre in Cardiff, and conducted with the University of Wales in Newport. Dr Kirby said: "I am surprised by these results. They are very interesting as this is such a significant difference. "The key thing here is that these children in mainstream classes have shown such a significant improvement in attention and behaviour, which will mean they are learning better and therefore learning more, which has long-term implications." Some nutritionists believe modern children do not get enough Omega 3 and that this causes attention problems and learning difficulties because it is vital to brain function. The body cannot manufacture Omega 3 fatty acids and so they have to be consumed. The Government recommends we eat two portions of oily fish each week, but 68 per cent of families admit to eating no fish and it is thought that most children are lacking in Omega 3.
Fish Oil for Kids - The Omega wave
Fish oils are supposed to boost our brainpower. But do the facts really stack up? We went in search of the evidence. Elliot is nine years old. A year ago, he was falling behind in his schoolwork, particularly reading - which he found a struggle. He had little interest in studying and would crash on the sofa to watch TV when he got home from school. But over the past year, a dramatic change has taken place in Elliot. He has soared through the Harry Potter books and now heads to the library after the school bell has sounded. Elliot has been taking part in a scientific study on more than 100 children from 12 Durham schools. The children were required to take a course of capsules with their meals for the duration of six months. "His reading jumped 18 months (over the trial period). He's just a lot more interested in everything. He's even developed an interest in classical music," says Sheila, Elliot's mother.