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It is beyond crazy that it has taken me 2 years to write this post! There’s a few reasons why it has taken me so long. Firsly I wanted to make sure that I really did believe in the stuff.  Secondly; I fell so deeply passionately in love with the oils that with so much to say about them, I had no idea where to even begin.  I am going to make this post brief because I have decided that I will need to keep posting about these oils and the benefits of each etc. so a short post here as an intro should suffice.  For those of you who are new to the blog, I am BIG on natural home remedies.  I clean my home with natural products and my go to meds are always my homeopathic remedies and now my MUST HAVE oils.  I used to eye doTerra and wonder whether it actually lived up to the hype.  I watched the youtube videos and I read all the posts.  I believed in the concept and hoped that it could deliver it’s high quality oils as it claimed. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Fennel?

Fennel is a herb which is cultivated all over the world, although it is originally from the shores of the Mediterranean. Fennel herb has been used by the Chinese, Arab and Indians for thousands of years and has a wide range of beneficial health properties.

The Fennel herb is then made into different things- most commonly known in the east as supari or sauf (which is a mixture of fennel seeds, beetle nut and other stuff) and one of them being Fennel Tea.  You can purchase them as a Fennel Tea bag or just the seeds

These are some of the reasons why Fennel Tea is so great:

    • Fennel as an herb has wonderful antioxidant, anti inflammatory and decongestant as well as anti spasmodic properties.
    • Drinking fennel tea can relieve sore throats and can even help to reduce fever. Which is a great natural remedy to give to kids and it tastes great.
    • Have a chesty cough? Fennel tea helps loosening and expelling of phlegm from the bronchial passages
    • Drink Fennel tea three times a day if you suffer from any upper respiratory tract ailments such as bronchitis, whooping cough, and asthma.
    • Fennel tea helps with digestion.
    • Suffer from PMS, bloating, cramps or even just an upset stomach? Fennel tea is great for all tummy issues it helps stimulates the effects of estrogen and can be used to treat menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes by balancing estrogen levels.
    • Breast feeding mums drink Fennel tea to help in stimulating milk flow.
    • If you’re a breast feeding mum and suffer from cracked sore nipples Fennel tea can be used as a wash for the area. Just dip a cloth in the tea mixture and apply to the affected area three times a day.
    • Fennel tea is also perfect for helping to treat eye infections such as conjunctivitis by using it as a wash by soaking a cotton pad in the tea letting it cool and using it as a wash and it can also be used as a mouthwash.
    • “Fennel helps to break up kidney stones. Sipping the tea can also alleviate hiccups, prevent gout, and reverse alcohol damage to the liver as well as treating jaundice. The herb tea can also boost metabolism during weight loss and can aid in flushing toxins and excess water from the body.”
    • Colicy baby?? Fennel tea is gentle enough to give to infants. It relaxes the muscles and relieves the gastro tract which helps in treating gas and bloating.


I came across this which is important to share though even though its safe during later stages of pregnancy and for infants.

“Fennel tea may be fine for breastfeeding, but it may have a mild hormonal action which in early pregnancy might be unwise.

Some Native American herbs, while being fantastic for gynecological conditions should not be used in early pregnancy. Indeed, in most cases, they were not used in early pregnancy in that culture; they tended to be reserved for much later in pregnancy after the early developmental processes in the fetus had ceased.

Fennel herb tea is so gentle that it is safe enough to be used with both babies and children. It should not be given in high doses, however, as there is a risk that it can cause muscular spasms and hallucinations.”

How to Prepare Fennel Tea

To get the best benefits of fennel tea, store dried fennel seeds in an airtight container and keep in a cool, dry place.

Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of slightly crushed fennel seeds, cover, steep for 5 minutes, and strain.You can buy fennel herb tea in ready-prepared tea bag form from health food shops.

GREAT article on homeopathy! I have been using homeopathy remedies since I was about 15 and really believe it works and the best part there are no nasty side effects.  I have used homeopathy remedies on my kids since birth and during my pregnancies.  It is definitely a form of treatment I recommend mum’s to use before heading to over the counter stuff.

what is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is an effective and scientific system of healing that assists the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. In the 1700s, a German doctor named Samuel Hahnemann, found the conventional medicine of his time to be ineffective and harmful. He found that it is the whole patient who needs treatment, not just the disease. He, therefore, found a different approach to cure the sick, which he called homeopathy. This became a safe and effective way to help patients heal naturally without side effects.

The Article Below:

(NaturalNews) Most parents would never think of giving a child Valium or Prozac. We know their physical bodies are too delicate, but their emotional life is also very delicate. Yet they are subject to much of the same stresses as adults and need safe remedies to help support their nervous systems.

Homeopathy is the fastest growing over-the-counter therapy in the United States and its remedies provide a therapy that can spare them needless emotional suffering in an effective and harmless form.

We are living in an age where drugs are given tochildrenlike candy. However, as parents, you can usehomeopathyto help balance you child’s emotional distress so they will never have to be experimented on with harmfuldrugs. Here is an overview ofhomeopathic remediesfor your child’s emotionalhealth.

The dosage for theseremediesis 6X or 12X. Homeopathic remedies come as lactose pellets or in liquid drops. They are taken 2-3 times a day for several days. If they don’t seem to be working after several days, stop the drops and try another one.

Chamomile is for finicky anger. Thechildis fine one moment and angry the next. Lachesis is for the anger of jealousy. This child is critical, suspicious, contradictory and oversensitive. Natrum mur is for the child who is very sensitive and gets angry and bursts into tears at any imagined slight. Nux vomica is used for great irritability which leads toheadachesand stomach upsets with great sensitivity to noises, bright lights and smells. Staphasagria is for suppressed anger and humiliation causing headaches.

Children express a particular type ofanxietythat can be called acute anticipation. Aconite is for chronic fright and fearfulness. Calc carb is for children who overwork and overload themselves with tasks and anticipate problems. Gelsemium is for acute anticipation or for a child who has never felt well since a particular frightfulevent. Lycopodium is for children who will do anything to avoid humiliation and embarrassment or who have not been well since such an event. Silicea is for children who fear that they will not have enoughenergyand constantly moan and whine that they are unable to get things done.

This condition is often misdiagnosed in a child who is just too bright and active for the adult caregivers in charge. It may be due to food allergies, too much sugar in the diet or lack of attention and discipline. Argentum nitricum is used for the hyperactive child with a sweet tooth. The child seems to have a high metabolic rate and is thin, pale, anxious and can’t sit still. Calc phos is suited to the child who likes to play pranks but is still shy and afraid. Physically there are swollen tonsils and abdominal gas. Chamomilla is used to calm the excessively agitated child who cannot sit still for one minute and literally wears himself out to the point of tears. Kali bromatum is for the case of the child who is constantly using his hands in some form and cannot keep them still. Lycopodium is used for the child who is exhausted but still can’t sit still. There is irritability and restlessness, mostly around dinnertime, and lots of gastric distress. Stramonium is used for a severe case ofhyperactivitywith violence. There is a characteristic loud and frenetic speech pattern.

Lack of Confidence
The following are constitutional remedies that are given to restore lost confidence in a child. As the parent or caregiver you may work with ahomeopathicdoctor on the treatment of these difficult issues. Anacardium is for lack of confidence due to abuse or physical humiliation. The child becomes hard and cold, has no feeling and may become emotionally cold and viokent. Gelsemium is for poor confidence due to anticipatory anxiety, weakness,illnessor fright. Lycopodium is for poor confidence due to fear of being in public, having been embarrassed in the past. Natrum mur is for fear of being rejected. Staphasagria is for poor confidence due to being humiliated. There is deep anger but the child will do anything to please.

Children get sad for many of the same reasons thatadultsdo. The following remedies can treat the effects of a loss in thefamilydue to death of a family member including the family pet, for separation due to illness or divorce or for disappointment. Aurum is for the loss of a very close relative to whom the child was extremely attached. When this relationship is lost, the child feels there is nothing to live for. Ignatia is for acute, sudden, overwhelming, shockinggrief; the child can’t understand and can’t believe what has happened. Natrum mur is for a child who is emotionally open and whose heart is broken. At that point she gets stuck there and shuts down emotionally and becomes both guilty and resentful. Phosphoric acid is for treating a big grief. The child has emotional and physical symptoms of loss of energy, debility and apathy. Pulsatilla is for abandonment with grief and sadness and gentle weeping.

Excerpted from Dr. Carolyn Dean’sFuture Health Now EncyclopediaeBook

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