Rosa canina

The dog rose is also useful and Kenner and Requena (1996, 127) suggest a tea of the leaves and flowers as a useful tonic for grief, "the leaves and flowers in a sufficient dose have a therapeutic effect on anguish with sensations of emptiness in the chest ..."

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Rosa bonica is a lovely repeat flowering rose that is very beautiful. It is paired with Lavendula hidcote here and also geranium Rosanne. The geranium is an even better companion better than  lavender as it flowers repeatedly also and is low growing.
This rose reminds me of the Rosa Gallica, which I use therapeutically, especially for grief. It is strange that grief now needs 'treatment' when previously it was expressed and treated within the family and community groups. Grief is also treated through the senses especially smell, sight, sound and touch and gardening supplies all these. Smelling, seeing, touching roses is a balm to those in sorrow.
was at the launch of the codex beauty product range last week and it was wonderful to see a graduate of the BSc herbal science degree in CIT reach such a global audience. I have always believed that herbal medicine is the seat of a three legged stool and Tracey Ryan has proved this. Her original beauty product range has now reached global prominence under the codex beauty label and is truly remarkable. The eye formulation is amazing ... no more baggy eyes methinks. Best of luck Tracey for the future. Looking forward to many more amazing products.

Our story

How important is our story in evaluating our health?
If we are in a job that is numbingly boring should we be surprised if we become angry at the slightest provocation? If, by nature, we are normally prone to 'fly off the handle' what does such a daily regime do to us? 
The Galenic tradition teaches us that  there are 4 main types of people: sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic. It is easy to see that the melancholic person is someone prone to sadness and depression ... but what does this mean in daily life? 
In my next post I will look at this personality and how it affects daily life.