Passionflower -The calming herb, actions, indication, contraindications.

Passionflower – Passiflora Incarnata

Legend has it that the herb passionflower received its name because the corona resembles the crown of thorns worn by christ during the crucifixion. The latter association led the missionaries to name the flowers “Passion Flowers.”

Passionflower is ruled by Venus and used mystically to bring peace to problems and troubles in the home as well as carried to attract friends and popularity.

Where is it from?

Originating from the eastern and southern United states. Herbalists use the aerial parts medicinally.

Why is it so wonderful?

The reason that this is one of my favorite herbs is how beautifully calming it can be!… + Read More

Delicious chocolate banana bread

Delicious Banana Bread from my massage therapist.

A great way to use up any super ripe bananas and also a lovely 3pm snack.

Packed with lots of healthy ingredients, you won’t feel guilty about eating this one.

Banana bread recipe
Ingredients
3 bananas
3 eggs
1 cup almond meal
1 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup cacao
1/2 cup cacao butter (or normal unsalted butter)
1/2 cup rapadura sugar
1tsp baking soda
Pinch of sea salt
Splash of almond milkMethod
Preheat oven to 180 degrees c
Line 10cm x 20cm loaf tin with baking paper
Mash 2.5 bananas in a separate bowl
Melt cacao butter then add to sugar
Beat until combined
Sift and add all dry ingredients to mixture including eggs and gently combine
Add milk, bananas and fold through
Pour into the lined tin and slice the half banana lengthways and place on top
Sprinkle banana with a little rapadura sugar
Bake for app.… + Read More

Vaccination and Australians’ attitudes are more complex than a simple ‘pro’ or ‘anti’ label

Reading the headlines, it would be easy to believe childhood vaccination rates are declining in Australia, due to an increasing trend towards distrust of vaccines among parents.

In fact, vaccination rates in Australia have been high and stable, hovering between 91% and 93% since 2003. Only 7% of children living in Australia are not fully vaccinated. This includes children who are not vaccinated at all and those who are partially vaccinated.

Among the 7% of children who are not or not fully vaccinated across Australia, more than half have been prevented from accessing vaccination by some practical barrier. Perhaps the family can’t afford to register or repair the car this month, or has recently arrived from overseas and needs to start a complex schedule of catch-ups.… + Read More

Is sugar addictive? How to cut the cravings!

Some of us can definitely say we have a sweet tooth and love sugar. Whether it’s cakes, chocolates, cookies, lollies or soft drinks, our world is filled with intensely pleasurable sweet treats. Sometimes eating these sugary foods is just too hard to resist.

As a nation, Australians consume, on average, 60 grams (14 teaspoons) of table sugar (sucrose) a day. Excessive consumption of is a major contributor to the increasing rates of obesity in both Australia and globally.

Eating sugary foods can become ingrained into our lifestyles and routines. That spoonful makes your coffee taste better and dessert can feel like the best part of dinner.… + Read More

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