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True Alerts – Spring Allergy Alert

New over the counter (OTC) remedies (and some herbals) to help you in the Spring.

The spring time allergy season is upon us again.

Even though it was a winter for the history books, with long bitter cold periods, the suffering may still be considerable due to the accumulated moisture, etc.

There are a few spring allergy suggestions that we might make.Histaminum hydrochloricum 30X

  1. Allium cepa 8X –
    for runny nose and watery, itchy eyes (similar to the symptoms you might get when cutting onions)
  2. Arsenicum metallicum 6X –
    if the discharges are accompanied by a burning sensation
  3. Berberis vulgaris 6X –
    if you suffer of swollen, congested nasal passages (especially in the presence of polyps).
  4. Histaminum hydrochloricum 30X –
    lessens the allergic reaction in general and could be combined with any other remedy.
  5. Mercurius 30X –
    whenever there is a lot of mucous production, cough, copious runny nose, etc.

Also: herbal supplements!

In terms of natural ingredients it is surprising how effective the frankincense spice could be!

It is also known as boswellia, and its most active ingredient is the so called AKBA.

Probably breathing in the vapors of frankincense at the altar alone will not do the trick, but properly prepared and taken as a nutritional supplement, it could be a godsend.

Here is some of the evidence that it may help. Research, on both animals and in humans, has shown that boswellia extracts, taken frequently throughout the day, improved the frequency and severity of all those physiological functions that ultimately lead to the well known allergic symptoms: boswellia lowered eosinophilic counts, reduced mast cell degranulation, lessened shortness of breath, and increased pulmonary function, such as an increase in FEV 1 and FVC.

It goes without saying that the organism as a whole can be helped by lowering dairy, gluten and spice intake.

A very interesting attempt can also be made with a new suggestion that we would like to make: drink daily for the duration of the season a sugar free lemonade with quince added!

Lemon and QuinceIt is not just the additional vitamin C that will help, but rather specifically the living forces that are manifested in those fruits: the hard leathery rind and the sour taste indicate that very profound structural forces are inherent in these plants. They counteract the dispersing gesture of the allergy.

Let us know how these suggestions worked for you.

Have a great Spring season!

Your True Botanica Team

True Botanica Inspired Mother’s Day Basket

Check out the beautiful Mother’s Day basket one True Botanica coworker put together for her mom. What a great way to pamper your mother this year!

Mothers Day Basket 2013

 

Basket Contents: Refreshing Foot Cream, nail polish, her favorite tea, a gift card to one of her favorite lunch places, Boswellia Lip Balm, a yoga DVD, Hand & Body Cream and Neck Relief

Click here for more True Botanica Mother’s Day suggestions.

True Botanica Travel Essentials – Plane Essentials

True Botanica Travel Essentials

Check out one coworker’s plane essentials as she gets ready to board the plane for vacation: Boswellia Lip Balm, Hand & Body Cream and Throat Defense Berry!

True Botanica Travel Essentials

You can see another coworker’s essentials in this post. What are your must-haves when traveling?

St. Nick’s Picks!

St. Nick’s Day is already next week, can you believe it! We wanted to give you a few of our “shoe-sized” product suggestions that we think make the perfect gifts.

True Botanica’s St. Nick’s Picks:

Refreshing Foot Cream
Refreshing Foot Cream – the perfect gift to find in a shoe!

Boswellia Lip Balm – small enough to pair with any other items!

Hand & Body Cream – Pink Grapefruit Vanilla – features the new scent!

Throat Defense Berry or Menthol – because we want to make sure everyone stays healthy with Christmas just around the corner! Plus, the flavors are so delicious!

   Boswellia Lip  BalmHand & Body Cream Pink Grapefruit VanillaThroat Defense Menthol and Berry

Now that you’ve read our St. Nick’s Picks, we would love to hear yours!

Finally! What Your Feet Have Been Waiting For…

Finally!

What your Feet have been waiting for

A New Refreshing Food Cream

– With menthol, peppermint, incredibly natural oils, unique gem stone derived trace minerals and more! –

(If we hadn’t made an equally beautiful cream for the upper part of the body, your face would surely envy the feet.)

Refreshing Foot Cream

Feeling refreshed, feeling smooth…

Do you prefer dry, scaly skin on your feet, or a smooth and velvety feeling? Do you prefer a tired, exhausted feeling before you go to sleep, or a new stream of well being to help you let go of the day’s stress? Do you prefer to start the day “with lead in your feet,” or with a lightness that makes you think you have wings by your ankles? You don’t have to answer –we think we know the answer!

 Feeling healthier…

The feet deserve a much higher amount of attention than they get. After all, we carry our entire body weight on them. We have known for centuries that the whole body, with every single organ, is mapped on the soles of the feet. A treatment that pays attention to this detail is called foot reflexology. You can have your very own treatment every day by applying it on your feet and ankles and gently massaging it in. Since we have added boswellia, curcumin oils and gem stone derived minerals (of the kind that are particularly important to the feet), much needed energy is attracted now to that area of your body.

This treatment is particularly important to all those whose jobs force them to stand on their feet a lot. But those sitting in front of computers all day will benefit too. During sedentary times, blood pools into the lower legs, increasing the discomfort associated with increased fluid in the lower legs. Try this for a while: massage the feet every morning and evening and compare the difference to before. By the way, massage your feet (and calves) even more frequently if you have to travel longer distances and really cannot move freely.

I wonder if one can put it this way: taking care of the face is 80% cosmetic and 20% health. Taking care of the feet is 80% health but also 20% cosmetic.

Click here to purchase the new Refreshing Foot Cream

Our Refreshing Foot Cream is one of the gift ideas in this year’s Holiday Gift Giving Guide