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Dr Clare’s Apothecary - Witch Hazel Cream

Witch hazel cream offers a broad range of medical applications that can be used in a number of different ways. Its leaves and bark can be made into ointments and applied to the skin for its ability to ease inflammation and soothe sensitive skin. 

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12 Tips for Soothing Family Colds and Coughs This Winter

Family colds and coughs are inevitable during winter months. They can make you feel miserable and can sometimes be difficult to shake off.  Colds are viral and cannot be treated with antibiotics. They take time to leave your system. While you may not be able to avoid getting a cold or cough, there are some simple measures you can use to soothe the symptoms and ease discomfort in both children and adults. Tips For Soothing Colds and Coughs #1. Hydration Ensuring you drink plenty of fluids to keep you hydrated can help soothe your throat and prevent excessive coughing. Water is best and will help reduce the build up of mucus, reduce dryness and can help keep you cool if...

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Reflections about my Indian journey

I would not have travelled to India were it not for my youngest son who has been travelling in India for almost 6 months, realising great personal growth and having a great time.It was a wonderful time of connection and openness to new experiences.

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Dr Clare GP and Medical Herbalist Talks about IBS

How can herbs help me with digestive problems? Dr Dilis Clare MBBCh, DRCOG, BSc (Herbal Medicine), Hon Clinical Fellow NUIG Medical School. What is IBS? This is a common disorder causing a wide range of uncomfortable digestive symptoms. According to Prof Eamonn Quigley (Professor of Medicine University College Cork, president of the World Gastroenterology Assoc.) more than 10% of people could be suffering from this disorder.  The common symptoms are bloating, wind, crampy tummy pain and either constipation or diarrhoea. Some people alternate between constipation and diarrhoea. It can come and go often depending on dietary factors or stress levels. It is diagnosed by excluding other more serious digestive conditions. If you have regular or ongoing digestive disturbance it is...

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Let's talk about Turmeric

Turmeric (Curcuma longa), is a member of the Ginger family. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over two thousand years to treat inflamed joints, digestive conditions such as peptic ulcer and dyspepsia, skin problems, and age-related degenerative conditions.

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