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January 2013This winter, as always has presented many customers ill with chest infections and flu and gastric symptoms so here are a few tips:
take andrographis - a fantastic immune herb and Holy Basil, PLUS the lung tea we prepare in the shop.
take meadowsweet for gastric healing.
EU REGULATIONS FOR SUNSCREENS
The EU and Colipa has stated that the new ratio is 1:3 UVA TO UVB - that is, they want protection now for UVA. The SPF is for protection against UVB. For those who don't know, UVA is the penetrating rays and UVB are the rays that cause sunburn. Natural mineral sunscreens have always provided both because of the oils used.
SPF20 blocks 95% of UVB. A higher SPF only provides minimal more UVB protection so don't be fooled by SPF 50. This is why you'll see mostly SPF20 from now on. This brings us onto another subject - NANOTECHNOLOGY/PARTICLES. Most sunscreens are only a high factor because the particles are so small but this is dangerous as it penetrates the skin, then into the bloodstream and toxicity builds up and they disrupt the hormone system.
THE WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY SELLING SANTE, LAVERA AND BURTS BEES SUNSCREEN. FOR NEALS YARD, LOGONA AND AUBREY, PLEASE RING THE SHOP.
While on the subject of summer, why not try SWEET WORMWOOD/QING HAO (Artemisia annua) (Sweet Annie) for protection with malaria. Now, I'm not saying not to take your malaria pills and this herb is not a preventative but traditionally this herb was used in malaria symptoms and also for parasites. Bitter herbs offer protection in the immune system in the gut plus they are cooling to the liver and this is much nicer in flavour than the very bitter wormwood.
Best wishes, Patina