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- EU threat to ban herbal medicines - petition
Fri 29-Apr-11
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Hattie
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EU: 3 DAYS TO SAVE HERBAL MEDICINE!

 

I know a lot of you use herbal remedies etc but did you know they are under threat by the EU. I was just sent this link by an old friend to try to stop that happening. Please sign it & let your friends know about it¦¦don't delay please.

 

http://www.avaaz.org/en/eu_herbal_medicine_ban/97

 

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Fri 29-Apr-11
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Thanks, Nadine. I signed the petition and I have asked Fiona to Tweet it.

On the petition site it appears that people are singning up at the rate of one every few seconds.

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Fri 29-Apr-11
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wave  Great ideas Danny, please thank Fiona for me....it is so important to get the message out to as many people as possible.

I think it is so important that we all have the choice to use what we feel helps us to live better, healthier lives.

 

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Fri 29-Apr-11
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I have signed.  Thanks for bringing it to our attention Hattie.

I'll try that again!

Fri 29-Apr-11
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Signed and posted to facebook.

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Sun 1-May-11
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Don't think it would have much impact for me to sign it..... wink We have had much the same foofah going on here at times. I mostly make my own, so I'm not bothered by it much,

Mon 2-May-11
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I am afraid the directive was passed by the EU so as from May 1st many herbal medicine products can no longer be sold legally in Europe.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-0.....852416.htm

 

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Mon 2-May-11
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I shouldn't be too disheartened Hattie as the groundswell of public opinion can ultimately lead to things being turned around eventually, as long as the pressure is sustained. It would have been too late really anyway for a petition but it does let the bureaucrats know what people feel cheers

Tue 17-May-11
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We received this email today:

 

Chris Caton wrote:

Dear Cottage Smallholder
I noticed that the Avaaz petition has been posted and signed by many of your forum members and thought I would send you further information for your members.
The Avaaz petition rightly is opposed to THMPD an EU Directive, enacted into UK law in 2005 with a 6 year transition period. THMPD concerns herbal medicines sold in a shop situation.
Our campaign above opposes THMPD but also further proposals to change the herbal medicine laws and statutorily Regulate Herbalists.
Please visit our website where you will find further information and can sign our petition.
Thank you
Chris

Website: http://www.saveourherbs.org.uk

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Tue 17-May-11
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Thanks for that Danny, I've signed the petition.

I'll try that again!

Tue 17-May-11
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Yes, thank you Danny. I have signed too.

 

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Tue 17-May-11
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wave  Me too

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Tue 16-Aug-11
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Ref herbal remedies, I've been taking fennel tea for bouts of IBS (that's what I think it is !! ponder) - has anyone better ideas?

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Tue 16-Aug-11
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brightsparklystuff was it you who posted this suggestion a while ago? I have been using it, and it helps, so many thanks! (Me too, not officially IBS, but probably that.) I am avoiding wheat and gluten in general at the moment, and it helps a lot.

I love making bread and coffee cake (US), and I am finding the withdrawal from that very hard, harder than avoiding eating things made from wheat. cry I have a couple of new bread books I have not used--yet, I hope I will be able to tolerate a little eventually.

Tue 16-Aug-11
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It may have been me, Barbara, because I have been taking fennel tea for a while now.

I also have been wondering about bread as a possible culprit, so at the moment trying to eat salads (not difficult in this heat!) without meat, bread or potatoes. (Not sure how long I can last, as I love bread and potatoes)

Bread and potatoes (carbohydrates) need the enzyme amylase to break down the starch - if this is insufficient it can lead to bloating and cramps, which could be the cause in my case .... who knows?

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