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8 Powerful Plants That Can Detox The Air In Your Home Did you realize the average American spends 90 percent of his time indoors? That’s a lot of time. Unbelievably, air pollution inside your home or office can be worse than the pollution outside, which is why the U.S. There are many things you can do to clean up the air in your home. Ventilating your home by opening a window, even if it’s for just a few minutes a day, will improve your indoor air quality. Also, placing common household plants in various rooms of your home is a way to grow fresh air! Researcher Kamal Meattle discovered that three common houseplants, used strategically throughout a home, could vastly improve the indoor air quality. Here's the breakdown: Areca Palm is "The Living Room Plant." These three household plants will certainly improve your indoor air quality, even if you don't have quite so many. Of the 28 plants tested, these five were effective at reducing levels of a number of common household VOCs, including benzene, toluene, octane, alpha-pinene and TCE.

10 Best Plants to Grow Indoors for Air Purification Most are naturally drawn to the outdoors for a period of quiet contemplation and/or a restful area to relax in. But often snowy weather, lack of time, or location can inhibit one’s time in the wilderness. Thankfully, it is easier than ever to introduce flora into one’s home. Plants grown indoors have a variety of benefits. Not only are they the ultimate in functional decorating, but some well-placed greenery can brighten a space, purify the air, and also create a more relaxing, restful ambiance. Studies have also proven that bringing lush greenery indoors can help reduce stress levels, relieve tension, and even help one heal faster. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. If properly cared for, they can last for many years and grow with your family. 7. 8. 9. 10. Plants offer many amazing benefits; grown indoors, they’ll easily allow you to experience better health, create lush living quarters, and be content in a healthier atmosphere.

Shitake mushrooms help boost immunity and prevent cancer Sat. Jan. 4, 2014 by Michelle Marks, staff writer (NaturalHealth365) Shitake mushrooms are among the most researched mushroom type due to its remarkable ability to boost immunity and prevent cancer. These mushrooms are particularly known for their ability to increase the activity of natural killer (NK) cells. Recently, researchers identified a phytonutrient compound called lentinan in shitake mushrooms. An animal study demonstrated how consuming shitake mushrooms can inhibit tumor cell growth. Many studies have documented the potential of shitake mushroom to upregulate and downregulate the immune system. In the process of downplaying an overactive immune system – shitake mushrooms can help to decrease inflammation, and allergies; while its capability to boost immune activity will help to fight off viral infections – including tumor-related growths. Shitake mushroom is nature’s wonder food because very few foods are identified to play this dual regulatory role. References:1.

‘Mushrooms of Immortality’: Reishi Mushrooms an Ancient Medicine for Modern Diseases | Health (Before It's News) In China, reishi mushrooms have earned the nickname, “The Mushrooms of Immortality,” and if their longstanding reputation is any indication, this nickname could be appropriate for a few different reasons. Some archaeological evidence points to reishi mushrooms having been used as far back as 7,000 years ago, and with good reason. The benefits of these mushrooms aren’t only applicable to diseases and conditions that existed thousands of years ago, but to those that plague mankind today as well. Reishi mushrooms are known for their red, oblong-shaped caps and tough texture and woody flavor. Unlike other conventional mushrooms, however, they aren’t the tastiest things to put on a salad or in a stir-fry, and instead modern man is most likely to reap their benefits from extracts. It’s these reishi mushroom extracts that have been used in a variety of scientific studies. Read: The Mushroom Used to Suppress Cancer Tumors

Miracle Herb Fennel: Naturally Treat Digestive Problems and Women's Issues. | Health (Before It's News) Wow, I just love the internet. You can learn so many new things everyday! Fennel also has estrogenic properties and can balance the female system. A study conducted at the Thuringian State Institute of Agriculture in Germany, found that diets supplemented with fennel seed oil had decreased food consumption. You can also use fennel essential oil as an add on to your weight loss plan. Stay groovy! Sincerely, Radical Rose Resources:

The Miracle of Tea Tree Oil: 80 Amazing Uses for Survival Gaye Levy Activist Post Essential oils have been used for healing and medicinal purposes for centuries and most certainly long before we had pills, capsules and big pharma to take care of our medical woes. For that reason, many preppers and individuals seeking self-reliance are learning to use essential oils to manage the both routine and not-so-routine maladies that occur in daily life. A Brief History Of Tea Tree Oil It is believed that the Aborigines of Australia have been using the leaves of the indigenous Malaleuca Tree (whose leaves are used to make tea tree oil) in their medications for centuries. Use of the oil itself, as opposed to the un-extracted plant material, did not become common practice until researcher Arthur Penfold published the first reports of its antimicrobial activity in a series of papers in the 1920s and 1930s. For thousands of years, the derivatives of the Malaleuca Tree have been effective in treating a wide variety of ailments. You Might Also Like

Sea Buckthorn helps relieve inflammatory skin conditions Tue. Dec. 24, 2013 by Karen Sanders, staff writer (NaturalHealth365) If you are one of the roughly 15 million people across the United States affected by eczema – also known as atopic dermatitis — you know how uncomfortable and unsightly this inflammatory skin condition can be. Eczema often features small, intensely itchy blisters that ooze and then crust over repeatedly, especially upon being scratched. Conventional medical treatment for eczema may involve corticosteroid creams, antibiotics and antihistamines. Wouldn’t it be amazing if a natural, non-toxic herbal remedy were found that could alleviate eczema misery? Berries from the sea buckthorn plant, botanically known as Hippophae rhamnoides, are receiving kudos from medical researchers and nutritionists alike for their high levels of antioxidants and beneficial vitamins and minerals. This is significant because eczema is believed to be a type of allergic response. Looking for natural health solutions? SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

Olive leaf extract destroys bacteria and viruses Wed. Dec. 18, 2013 by Michelle Marks, staff writer (NaturalHealth365) Olive leaf extracts can be a powerful health tonic to destroy bacteria and boost immunity. According to the study done by the scientists from Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Israel, olive leaves practically kill almost all bacteria, including Candida albicans and E coli. Research that followed the Israel study also favored the same results underscoring olive leaf’s potential as an immune-booster. The olive tree and its leaves are popular for its ability to resist infections, attacks by microbes and insects. Oleuropein, the key nutrient, is most concentrated in the leaves than any other part of the plant. To exert its anti-bacterial effect, oleuropein breaks down to elenolic acid that exhibits antibacterial action. Unlike regular antibiotics that cause antibiotic resistance, olive leaves are safe and effective for long term use. Looking for natural health solutions? References:1. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

Making Willow Water / Salicylic Acid and SAR In the fifth century B.C., the Greek physician, Hippocrates, wrote that chewing bark of a willow tree could relieve pain and fever. (No wonder squirrels don’t get headaches.) In 1829, the effective ingredient, salicin, was successfully isolated from willow bark. Toward the end of the 19th century, The Bayer Company in Germany trademarked a stable form of acetylsalicylic acid, calling it “aspirin,” the “a” from acetyl, “spir” from Spiraea (the salicin they used came from meadowsweet, Spiraea ulmaria, subsequently renamed Filpendula ulmaria), and “in,” a common ending in drug nomenclature. In the 20th century, over one trillion aspirin, the first medicine created by techniques of modern chemistry, were consumed globally to regulate blood vessel elasticity, reduce fevers and aches, prevent cardiovascular ailments, affect blood clotting, or ease inflammation. Native Americans and early settlers used willow bark for toothaches and applied it to the source of other pains. Things to do: