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Jun 10
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Looking forward to dry, sunny days?
Maybe not if you suffer from hay fever

Millions of us look forward to basking in the sun, and enjoying a garden full of fragrant flowers as summer starts to weave its magic. However, for hay fever sufferers, summer heralds the start of a season of misery.

It is estimated that a fifth of the population dread this time of year because they suffer from hay fever or similar allergies . They can expect to experience a range of respiratory disorders, together with sneezing, itchiness and watery eyes.

Hay fever is an allergy where the immune system of sufferers overreacts to pollen and spores. It usually occurs throughout spring and summer, when pollen and spore counts from trees, plants, grasses, fungi and moulds are at their highest. When the body comes into contact with pollen, the lining of the nose, mouth and eyes release a chemical called histamine which causes an allergic reaction.

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Here is a brief list of remedies, which includes some of the key prescribing symptoms. Please note this is only intended as a guideline. It is recommended that you consult with a registered homeopath in order to receive an appropriately individualised prescription.

Allium Cepa 30C 
- dripping nose with burning discharge, violent sneezing, stinging, watery eyes

Arsenicum Album
- sneezes because of a tickling feeling in the nose, burning sensation in eyes, nose and throat, discharges may be acrid.

- eyes the biggest problem, with itchy and dry eyes, and burning discharge. Tickling cough, intense sneezing, runny nose with bland discharge.

- bland watery nose and eyes, worse in the heat, eyes itch and feel gritty, and may produce yellow/green discharge. Lots of sneezing.

- constant, maddening tingling in nose, burning and redness of eyes, sneezing provokes tears. Eyes watery and burning.


100 Million homeopathy patients in Europe

According to the European Commission, 75% of people within Europe know of homeopathy whilst 29% of the European population uses it as part of their health care. Additionally, 65% of Europeans report they use complementary and alternative medicine.

It is the intention of the European Central Council of Homeopaths (ECCH), to encourage the highest standards of professional practice in homeopathy, whilst acting as an advisory body to governments and other policy making institutions.

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Ashes to ashes

Whilst the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull volcano has expanded our knowledge on such geological matters, for Icelandic residents, there are potential health effects. These include eye and skin irritation, as well as increased respiratory problems for conditions like asthma or other lung conditions.

Volcanoes emit water (H2O), and a variety of gases including carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), hydrogen chloride (HCl), ammonia (NH3), hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and hafnium (HF). These gases interact rapidly with the ash particles of a volcanic plume and especially atmospheric water to form acidic aerosols.

Volcanic ash may contain potentially harmful substances in the form of water-soluble materials, mostly acids and salts, which cling to the particles of glass and crystals. The most common are sulphate, chloride, sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium and fluoride.

Since Ireland is located some 900 miles from the volcano, it is unlikely that these health
issues will affect us. However the stress, frustration and anxiety of being stranded abroad because your flight has been cancelled, can give rise to a whole range of emotions. If you find yourself in this or a similar situation, you may find the following
remedies helpful:

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Rescue Remedy 
restores balance and calm during a stressful situation

Ignatia 30C 
really worried, feels like bursting into tears, sighing a lot, mood
over-sensitive and on-edge,
may become hysterical

Staphysagria 30C 
irritable and very sensitive, takes offence easily,feels extremely frustrated,
may try to suppress
feelings but then explodes
and can become
very angry

Nux Vomica 30C 
gets angry very easily, rather impatient, over reacts to situations,
needs a stiff drink or a strong coffee to calm down


Plagued by snails & slugs?

With the weather hotting up, it's time for you to enjoy your garden,

though you may not be so keen to share it with the snails and slugs.

If this is a problem you're encountering, try watering your plants
with Helix Tosta 6X  Mix 10 drops in one litre of water,
shake vigourously for about a minute. Make up to 20 litres
of water amid apply to your plants.


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Hints on Agro-homeopathic control of
Garden Snails & Slugs

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Helix tosta
is ideal for use in connection with organic gardening.

It contains 
No Chemical,

No Plant Residues.

If consumed is 
Safe to Pets & Wildlife.

and safe for the handler
Non abrasive to Skin & Eye. 

Helix tosta is an effective deterrent against common garden snails and slugs and best results are obtained by watering plant roots although some benefit may be obtained from watering plant leaves.

The remedy does not function as a pesticide. Rather it enables the plant to establish its own immunity which acts as a deterrent to snails and slugs. Use this to your advantage. Only treat with Helix tosta those plants you wish to keep. Do not treat weeds. Snails will then eat your weeds before moving on to your neighbour's plants. Of course the neighbourly thing to do is to share your Helix tosta
with them!

Don't be surprised if after treatment snails still remain in or around your garden, especially when it rains. They may even cluster under the leaves of your plants especially during the daytime. However treated plants will not be eaten. Once night comes they will leave under cover of darkness for friendlier food sources.

One dose is all that is normally needed to protect your plant for 2- 4 months. If the leaves of the treated plant have been nibbled and you are sure snails are responsible, repeat the treatment once more. Don't overdose your plants though as this may be counterproductive. Only repeat the treatment when the leaves are being eaten by snails.


Helix tosta is completely safe to use. That means no trips to the emergency room if your child or pet eats or comes in contact with it. It also means that vegetables (plants) are not only healthier, stronger and safer but they are entirely free of chemical contamination and much safer to consume.


Helix tosta is very economic at a cost of approx E0.05 per 4 litres of ready to apply solution. (based on a 30ml bottle of Helix tosta 6X at E15.00).


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For further information in order to make a fully informed choice contact
(Alternatively pass this to any friend or colleague who could benefit from the information)


Dr. Peter Darashah

Ph.D.,M.Sc (Lond), B.Sc., DIHom (Pract), FBIH, MARH

Nutrition Consultant & Homeopathic Physician

Tel: +353 (0)87 2621943

Consultations held at:-
The Natural Health Centre, 34 Princes Str., Cork.


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