Hilfe
Hilfe

LASSEN SIE UNS IHNEN HELFEN

Los geht's

Englisch, Französisch oder Spanisch :)


BEDIENEN SIE SICH

Unser Info-Schalter

Unser Hilfeportal steckt voller nützlicher Informationen von FAQs bis hilfreichen Artikeln.


Wir helfen gerne! Bleiben Sie gesund und nachhaltig!

Shopping from: Sweden
WÄHRUNG
Euro
  • £ British Pound
  • $ US Dollars
  • Euro
  • $ Canadian Dollar
  • kr Danish krone
  • kr Swedish Krone
  • $ Australian Dollar
  • $ Hong Kong Dollar
  • ¥ Japanese Yen
  • $ New Zealand Dollar
  • $ Singapore Dollar
  • $ Argentine Peso
  • R$ Brazilian Real
  • kr Norwegian Krone
  • SR Saudi Riyal
  • د.إ UAE Dirham
  • Fr Swiss Franc
LIEFERUNG NACH
Sweden
  • Afghanistan
  • Åland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Bouvet Island
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • Virgin Islands (British)
  • Virgin Islands (U.S.)
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French Southern Territories
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Heard Island and McDonald Islands
  • Holy See
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Macedonia (the former Yugoslav Republic of)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova (Republic of)
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine, State of
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Kosovo
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin (French part)
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Korea (Republic of)
  • South Sudan
  • Spanien
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • Viet Nam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
LANGUAGE
English
  • English
  • Deutsche
  • Español
  • Français
  • Italiano

May we suggest…

Your bag

Es befinden sich keine Artikel in Ihrem Warenkorb.

Summe vor Rabatt: $0.00 USD
Insgesamt $0.00 USD

5737 reviews
100% secure checkout
B-Corp certified

Ever get the craving to go off on an adventure and lose yourself in a natural landscape, then come back feeling calmer and revitalised? Yes, us too, and turns out there are good reasons behind why we get this urge to connect with nature.

This week we look at the numerous health benefits of nature and how different cultures around the world use the natural world as a healer for the body and mind.

Nature is the original medicine cabinet

Humankind has long understood the healing powers available in nature. The Ancient Greeks especially were pioneers in this field. Hippocrates, the godfather of western medicine, famously said “sickness is not sent by the gods or taken away by them. It has a natural basis. If we can find the cause, we can find the cure.”

His holistic approach to medicine was based on cures derived from nature, including a healthy diet and exercise. One can imagine him traversing the Greek islands his tunic and sandals searching for interesting plants to experiment with (he liked sage, juniper and fennel).

natural medicines and herbs

As time’s gone by, we’ve built out this ancient way of thinking of nature as a diverse and potent pharmacy. Famous examples include penicillin and aspirin, but it’s thought that as much as 50% of drugs approved during the last 30 years were from either directly or indirectly from natural products. Fun fact: tomato ketchup was once sold as a medicine. We’ve barely scratched the surface, who knows what else remains to be discovered?

A tonic for the mind

But the healing benefits of nature go beyond medicines to cure physical illnesses. There’s a reason many of us seek regular nature breaks and it's because of the way it makes us feel. Spending time in nature has been shown to have numerous psychological benefits such as reducing stress and anxiety and helping to combat depression.

For these reasons, doctors on the Scottish Shetland Islands, renowned for their remote beauty, have been authorised to prescribe nature to their patients. Fun-sounding remedies include touching the sea, talking to a pony, and making a bug hotel. Likewise in Finland, a research team suggested a minimum nature dose of five hours per month in blocks of 40-50 minutes.

a beehive

Although it’s good to get some exercise, experiencing nature doesn’t have to be strenuous. In Japan, shinrin-yoku, also known as forest bathing, is popular with stressed city workers looking to unplug from urban life. They go out into forests to spend time away from technology and to rebalance the senses. It’s been found that as well as having psychological benefits, being around trees can improve your immune system too.

If you don’t have easy access to a forest or wilderness, the good news is that urban green spaces such as parks or even gardens can be used to dose up on nature as well.

A reconnection post-COVID?

Historically the natural world has always been a core part of our collective culture but urbanisation has diminished its significance somewhat, with a rapidly increasing amount of people now living in cities.

a bird on a fence

During COVID-19 lockdown, the decline of human activities allowed the natural world some respite and gave people time so they could once again reconnect with nature. A study in the UK found that 59% of people spent more time observing nature whilst quarantined. People in cities got used to hearing the sound of birdsong instead of the roar of traffic and aeroplanes, and many turned to exploring their immediate neighbourhoods to see what nature they could find.

Some ‘rebel botanists’ in London even took to graffitiing the names of wild plants that push up between cracks in the pavement to help people identify them.

fox grafitti

Whether or not this revaluing of green spaces and nature persists post-COVID remains to be seen. There are some positive signs, with many large cities announcing their intention to make cities greener by reducing traffic and replacing roads with cycle lanes.

Getting out there

Nature is wonderful for our physical and mental wellbeing, and it’s free! The more we preserve, the better it will be for us. Hopefully this article has kindled your desire to get out there and explore it some more.

canoes by a lake

Some ideas for taking a nature break:

-Packing a backpack and heading out to a national park, beach or forest.

-Going on a camping trip with friends or family.

-Volunteering on a nature project e.g. butterfly counting.

-Reading a book or sitting quietly in the garden.

-Taking up gardening.

-Lying on some grass and watching the clouds.

-Organising a picnic with friends.

 

Make sure to stay socially distanced, be respectful and clean up after yourself, and enjoy! Send is some pics too :)

 

an empty beach

 

If you have any questions or fun ideas about this (or anything really) feel free to get in touch with Emilia Cullborg, Editor and Head of Communication & Community Outreach.