Compared with the placebo and the bitter candytuft
groups, patients in the five-herb formula group reported significantly less abdominal pain and their global IBS symptom scores declined.
One herbal combination formula that has been studied in IBS contains the bitter candytuft
lberis amara); a cholagogue (celandine [Chelidonium majus] leaf and flower); carminatives (caraway [Carum carvi], peppermint [Mentha piperita], chamomile [Matricaria recutita]); an antiinflammatory (licorice [Glycyrrhiza spp.
1 Make your garden appealing to pest-busting insects PLANT bright flowers such as candytuft
, sunflowers and marigolds, to encourage beneficial insects like ladybirds and lacewings.
People do not grow plants, such as clarkia, candytuft
, godetia and Virginia stock nowadays, but they make a splash of colour and sown in succession through the summer are easy to grow.
Sow hardy annuals like calendula, godetia, larkspur and candytuft
outside where you would like them to flower.
For summer flowering plants good plants include asters, buddleias, candytuft
, French marigold, heather, hemp agrimonia, ice plant, lavender, lobelia, marjoram, michaelmas daisies, mint, phlox, scabious, thyme, valerian red and white, verbena.
Start your planting with annual flowers, including pansies, violas, pot marigold (calendula), bachelor's buttons, annual candytuft
, carnations, larkspur, linaria (often referred to as baby snapdragons), lobelia, petunia, sweet pea, sweet alyssum, sweet William, stock, pansy, phlox (annual) and snapdragon, which are all frost-resistant plants.
Encourage butterflies by planting catmint,mallow,pot marigold, buddleia,Sedum spectabile, wild marjoram and candytuft
It goes well with the bold white flowerheads of candytuft
in late spring.
Offer B - Pots and Tubs: Petunia Confetti, Coleus Flame Dancers, Impatiens Safari, Lobelia String Of Pearls, Marigold Boy O Boy, Nemesia Carnival Offer C - Beds and Borders:Clarkia Choice Double, Alyssum Carpet Of Snow, Aster Colour Carpet, Dahlia Coltness Hybrids, Eschscholzia Single Mixed, Candytuft
Fairy MixedOffer DColourful Cut Flowers:Larkspur Giant Imperial, Cornflower Blue Ball, Gypsophila Monarch White, Calendula Pacific Beauty, Nigella Love In A Mist, Chrysanthemum Annual Tricolour Offer EHerb garden collection - Basil Sweet Genovase, Coriander, Dill, Parsley Plain Leaved, Mint, Chives You can buy any two collections for pounds 6.
The plants selected for a moon garden could include white chrysanthemum, cosmos, nicotiana, petunia, alyssum, delphinium, candytuft
, star jasmine, white agapanthus, calla lily, iris, moonflower (white morning glory), and paperwhite narcissus.
Check out the 'four in one' packet from Unwins which contains Candytuft
, Convolvulus, Californian Poppy and Godetia.