Liquorice and linseed cough medicine recipes

liquorice and linseed ingredients for traditional cough medicine remedy
Nicholas Culpeper, 17th century herbalist
Nicholas Culpeper, 17th century herbalist

Traditional liquorice and linseed  cough medicine

Linseed as a natural remedy for coughs goes way back in time. It was already a standard remedy when Nicolas Culpeper wrote his herbal in 1653 and is still a component of commercially produced cough medicines. We still get testimonials from people using linseed to cure their coughs. Continue reading

Gold or bronze, yellow or brown?

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Q: What is the difference between gold and bronze linseed (flax)?

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Bronze and gold linseed are both better for you finely ground

A:The original  variety of linseed (and it was called linseed before it was called flax)  was a brown-bronze coloured seed. Since then many other varies have been developed including gold and most shades in between. There is a lot of mythology surrounding the colour of linseed brought about by misinformation we are going to clear up the myths surrounding linseed (flax). The colour of linseed is nothing to do with them being de-hulled or toasted as some people think; it’s just the way they grow.   Just like you can get green apples and  red apples they are good for you.

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“Phytoestrogens in Flaxseed may HALT Breast Cancer & other forms”

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“Phytoestrogens in Flaxseed may HALT Breast Cancer & other forms”

Today the Daily Alternative sent out an interesting article explaining about breast cancer and the benefits of plant oestrogens Continue reading

Harvesting Linseed and Flax

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Linseed and flax are grown differently

Both linseed and flax, which are simply different varieties of the same plant, Linum usitatissimum, are traditional crops in the UK but grown for different purposes and the production methods are significantly different Continue reading

Recipes for coconut & linseed oil vegan butter

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Oleolux coconut cold-pressed linseed oil vegan butter
Oleolux coconut cold-pressed linseed oil vegan butter

Veggie, vegan, healthy, delicious butter

Recipe for coconut & linseed butter: the two healthiest cold-pressed extra virgin oils:

Two great new recipes; make your own delicious healthy linseed butter; dairy-free, lots of good fats, vegan and cholesterol-free. These recipes are incredibly easy to make and taste amazing Continue reading

Male menopause

Linseed for the male menopause, andropause and an aphrodisiac

The posh name for the male menopause is the “Andropause”. It is the name sometimes given to explain a collection of symptoms in men as they get older. It is not universally or scientifically acknowledged, there is no precise defining stage, but it covers the phase when the production of male sex hormones, testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone reduces. Unlike women it is a slow and gradual process. Continue reading

Linseed stops cows belching methane

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Daily Telegraph story: Linseed stops cows belching methane

Essential fatty acid for health and prevents greenhouse gasses

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Linseed reduces greenhouse gasses; stops methane production in cows and cattle

The Daily Telegraph printed the story this Tuesday 29th March 2011: (Here’s a link) I don’t think this is an early April Fool as it is such a good article on linseed’s health benefits for people, including improving the human digestion and that “it also contains Omega 3, a fatty acid that is essential to normal growth and health.” Continue reading

Anti-inflammatory drink: golden turmeric milk

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Turmeric tea and milk: delicious, healthy, potent and amazing

You may have heard about the amazing benefits of turmeric and curcumin. Probably like most people you want whole foods not supplements. Turmeric tea or golden turmeric milk gives you all the anti-inflammatory benefits from this amazing spice and is boosted Continue reading