Mylor Harbourside competition

Mylor Harbourside holidays are offering all our customers, old and new, the chance to win a luxury spring break for 2011 in one of our apartments for up to six people.

There will be one prize for each category.  The prize includes a short break or a week in our self catering accommodation-the ” One man/woman and their dog” category prize being in a dog friendly apartment so they can come too!

To be in with a chance to win this amazing prize all you have to do is take a photo of Mylor.  Easy!

Full details on how to enter can be found here

Benefits of Nettle Tea

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The humble stinging Nettle is one of the most underrated plants you’ll find growing in your garden. Introduce by the Romans who planted it alongside their long straight roads, the Nettle is actually one of the most healthiest vegetables around. Calling it a weed is to do it an injustice – boil the dried tips of the plant and drink it with a little honey and you’ll introduce a host of beneficial vitamins, minerals and health bearing supplements into your body.

To herbalists the Nettle is renowned because of its astringent, expectorant, tonic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic properties and as an important source of beta-carotene, vitamin A, C and E, iron, calcium, phosphates and minerals. All these qualities recommend it as a powerful remedy against hepatic, arthritic or rheumatic conditions, and as an adjuvant in treating allergies, anemia and kidney diseases.

Other active ingredients include: 5-hydroxytryptamine, histamine, formic acid and gallic acid, plus much readily assimilable iron.

Culpeper said wittily that “they may be found by feeling on the darkest night.” He states that the juice with honey is “a safe and sure medicine to open the pipes and passages of the lungs”.

Traditionally used topically to treat arthritis and dried to combat hay fever, nettles have also had a well deserved reputation as a natural weight loss aid, making them a welcome addition to a healthy diet.

The tea itself has a refreshing ‘green’ taste, if you like the taste of traditional green tea then you’ll find Nettle Tea has a very similar flavour if somewhat stronger when you take your first sip. The leaves should be infused in boiling water and left for 5 to 7 minutes before drinking.

Nettle tea can also be of great help to those who suffer from diabetes, because it leads to the decrease of blood sugar and implicitly, of the glycemic level. It is useful in eliminating viruses, and bacterial infections.
Washing the scalp with nettle (leaves or roots) infusion helps regenerate, grow and thicken the hair. Preparation: to prepare the infusion, mix 60g of finely crushed nettles with two and a half cups of water.

Budock Vean 10 Year Celebration Package

budock-veanTo celebrate the 10 year anniversary since Martin and Amanda Barlow took over the running of the Budock Vean we would like to offer you our special Celebration Offer!

Enjoy a three night break from Monday 15th February to Thursday 4th March 2010 at a very special price and enjoy
Complimentary Louis Dornier champagne in your room on arrival
Complimentary Trebah tickets
£213 per person per break, dinner, bed and breakfast, in standard room accommodation
£252 per person per break, dinner, bed and breakfast, in superior room accommodation

Check it out HERE