Kate turns to scented candles for morning sickness

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 03, 2013 12:10 hrs

London, Feb 3 (IANS) Duchess Kate has filled her home at Kensington Palace with scented candles in a bid to overcome her battle with morning sickness.

The candles are made with oils of the rare South African buchu plant, the Daily Mail reported.

In South Africa, buchu leaves are used as a remedy for gastrointestinal ailments.

The plant gives off a scent similar to blackcurrant.

Kate was admitted to hospital in December for morning sickness.

The duchess has now turned to natural food remedies, including Turkish figs and lavender biscuits.

The candles are also available in English Lavender, Sweet Basil and Jasmine fragrances.

Expected to go on sale in Britain later this month, the candles cost 39.50 pounds each.

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