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.…

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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
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees c
  2. Line 10cm x 20cm loaf tin with baking paper
  3. Mash 2.5 bananas in a separate bowl
  4. Melt cacao butter then add to sugar
  5. Beat until combined
  6. Sift and add all dry ingredients to mixture including eggs and gently combine
  7. Add milk, bananas and fold through
  8. Pour into the lined tin and slice the half banana lengthways and place on top
  9. Sprinkle banana with a little rapadura sugar
  10. Bake for app.


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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.…

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