The GPs who say wacky alternative cures like herbs, hypnotism and Indian massage AREN’T hokum

Fresh herbs that will bring flavor to any wine

And we frequently recommend herbal remedies. ‘The main criticism levelled against alternative medicine is that it lacks evidence to support it, but some herbs have a lot of evidence to back them up. For example, St John’s Wort is well-proven to treat mild to medium depression, and peppermint has long been used (and prescribed by GPs as Colpermin) for bowel spasms. Sceptics say the therapies are no better than placebos, yet some medics argue they are backed by strong evidence ‘When our practice offered patients the choice of a herbal or an orthodox medicine for common complaints such as insomnia, arthritis, coughs, and migraine, seven out of ten chose the herbal.
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Botanical garden, herbs, trees and fountains – all straddling the border

The forestry department of Hania, one of the islands main towns, placed restrictions on picking sage, marjoram, oregano and sideritis, better known as Cretan mountain tea, in protected areas. The department has outlawed the piecemeal uprooting of the plants until the end of 2018. Special permission is required for commercial collection, and an allowance of up to 500 grammes is made for personal use. And Cretan dittany, a therapeutic plant prized since antiquity that is exclusive to the island, is off the table altogether.
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Studies show hypnosis can produce measurable physiological benefits and a better quality of life

It could be chicken night or a surf and turf meal and the star of those dishes come straight from the garden of goodness. Try using some of these herbs to really bring out the full flavor of the wine. Sauvignon Blanc, a great wine choice for these herbs: Dill: Dill has a very clean flavor. It contains a very earthy and rather tangy feel and goes great with Mediterranean dishes. Basil: One of the most popular and tastiest of all herbs is Basil. It provides a rather strong yet sweet finish and goes perfectly as a garnish to almost any dish.
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Overpicking threatens Greek herbs

No matter which country you are heading to when you leave the gardens, you will need to pass through customs. If You Go… Getting there: From Winnipeg, drive west on the Trans-Canada Highway until Brandon, then south on Highway 10 towards Boissevain. Pass through Boissevain cure tonsillitis and the park will be on the right-hand side. It’s about 325 kilometres from Winnipeg, 475 kilometres from Regina.
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