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A-Z of Herbs & Spices

Today’s spice is Quassia

Quassia amara, also known as amargo, bitter-ash, bitter-wood, is a species in the genus Quassia, with some botanists treating it as the sole species in the genus. The genus was named after the first botanist to describe it – Graham Quassi.

Quassia (genus) amara (species) is an attractive small evergreen shrub or tree from the tropics.

The name […]

By |May 15th, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

Guidance On Covid Return by the GCMT

The Council for Soft Tissue Therapies have produced a very helpful document for people working face to face on soft tissue therapies to return to work after Covid 19 Lockdown. Click on the link to take a read.

 

GCMT Recommendations and Guidance Face to Face Contact with Clients issued 12May2020

By |May 12th, 2020|Article, Business|

A-Z of Herbs & Spices, P is for Parsley & Poppy Seed

Today’s herb is Parsley

Parsley is a flowering plant native to the Mediterranean. The two most common types are French curly-leaf and Italian flat-leaf.

Over the years, parsley has been used to treat conditions like high blood pressure, allergies, and inflammatory diseases.

Parsley provides great nutritional value and offers many potential health benefits:

rich in vitamin K […]

By |May 4th, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

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By |April 28th, 2020|Article, Business|

A-Z of Herbs & Spices O is for Oregano & Oolong Tea

Today’s Herb is Oregano
Botanically known as Origanum vulgare, oregano is a flowering plant from the same family as mint. It is often used as an herb to flavour food.

Although it is native to Europe, it now grows all over the world.

Oregano has been popular ever since the Greeks and Romans used it for medicinal purposes in […]

By |April 27th, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

Peanut Butter Banana Bites

Ingredients:
3 bananas 
100-125g cup peanut butter
200g dark chocolate melted 
2tsp coconut oil

 

Method:

Peel and slice bananas into a.5cm thick slices 
Line a tray with baking paper 
Put 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter on a banana slice and add another banana slice on top
Keep making these banana sandwiches until all bananas are used up 
Put these in the freezer for about […]

By |April 22nd, 2020|Article, Recipes|

A-Z of Herbs and Spices N is for Nettle

Today’s herb is Nettle

Nettle, or stinging nettle, is a shrub that comes from northern Europe and Asia. Its scientific name is Urtica dioica.

It has been a staple in herbal medicine since ancient times. Ancient Egyptians used stinging nettle to treat arthritis and lower back pain, while Roman troops rubbed it on themselves to help stay […]

By |April 21st, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A-Z of Herbs – M is for Mace & Mint

Today’s herb is Mint

Mint is the name for over a dozen plant species, including peppermint and spearmint, that belong to the genus Mentha.

While eating the plant offers some health benefits, research shows that several of mint’s health benefits come from applying it to the skin, inhaling its aroma or taking it as a capsule.

Mint […]

By |April 20th, 2020|Article, Pilates|

A-Z of Herbs & Spices

Today’s herb is Lavender

Its name derives from the Latin root “lavare,” which literally means “to wash”. The earliest recorded use of lavender dates back to ancient Egypt. There, lavender oil played a role in the mummification process.

During later times, lavender became a bath additive in several regions, including Persia, ancient Greece, and Rome. These cultures […]

By |April 16th, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A-Z of Herbs & Spices K is for Kaffir Lime & Kefir

From our resident Food Finder Krissy Billiczky

Today’s herb / plant is Kaffir Lime leaves

Kaffir or Makrut limes (Citrus hystrix) are different from regular limes in that they are very bitter with bumpy skin. In Thailand, the makrut limes are not consumed but are used mainly in producing household cleaning products.

The leaves, however, are very aromatic and can […]

By |April 15th, 2020|Article, Nutrition|