Black Seed – ‘The Remedy For Everything But Death’ This humble, but immensely powerful seed, kills MRSA, heals the chemical weapon poisoned body, stimulates regeneration of the dying beta cells with the diabetic’s pancreas, and yet too few even know it exists. The seeds of the annual flowering plant, Nigella Sativa, have been prized for their healing properties since time immemorial. While frequently referred to among English-speaking cultures as Roman coriander, black sesame, black cumin, black caraway and onion seed, it is known today primarily as black seed, which is at the very least an accurate description of its physical appearance. The earliest record of its cultivation and use come from ancient Egypt. Many of black cumin’s traditionally ascribed health benefits have been thoroughly confirmed in the biomedical literature. Analgesic (Pain-Killing) These 22 pharmacological actions are only a subset of a far wider number of beneficial properties intrinsic to the black seed. Take turmeric, for example. Source: GreenMedInfo.com
Herbalist Natural Healing Remedies: How to Make Home-Made Ginger Candy, Ginger Ale &Diet Ginger Ale - StumbleUpon The fresh ginger root in the produce section of the stores is a lot of product to use! My regular recipes don't require it as an ingredient too often at all, and I had bought some to start adding to my stir fry. I do not cook stir fry often enough, and I am not keen on having the ginger sitting around for a long time to waste away slowly. When I was doing my herbalist courses at the healing college, they drilled it and drilled it into us that anything that could be used as medicine was especially precious and to get everything we could possibly get out of it. Medicinally, ginger is used as an anti-inflammatory. I considered some quick and easy recipes using ginger as a main ingredient. So here we go to start making ginger candy and home-made ginger ale... Kitchen, Kitchen, what are we fixin'? The ginger candy requires fresh ginger root and sugar. ----Regular Ginger Ale----How to make homemade ginger ale Grated ginger root. The bottle I am using is a wire bail-top bottle. Happy herb-hacking!
Live Green - Spare The Grape, Save The Wine Wine recycles beautifully into many different pleasures. Learn how that leftover holiday wine can bring you joy well into the new year! Wine can still go on, even after the party's over. Even though the clock starts ticking when you pull the cork. most wines will last at least a day or two. But eventually, almost everyone will have a few glasses of unused wine. And if you've just hosted a holiday party, you probably have more than just a few glasses to deal with. It's tempting to simply pour it down the drain, but don't. Make Mulled Wine Syrup. Add it meals to boost flavor. Cook with it. Freeze it! Leftover white wine can remove red wine stains. Make Sangria. Add it to vinaigrettes and salad dressings in place of traditional vinegar. Make Vinegar. Or you could just light a fire and curl up with a big glass and someone cuddly. Want to know how to reuse the leftover wine bottle corks? Share this with Your Friends
The Importance of Drinking Rather Than Smoking Cannabis Cannabinoids can prevent cancer, reduce heart attacks by 66% and insulin dependent diabetes by 58%. Cannabis clinician Dr. William Courtney recommends drinking 4 - 8 ounces of raw flower and leaf juice from any Hemp plant, 5 mg of Cannabidiol (CBD) per kg of body weight, a salad of Hemp seed sprouts and 50 mg of THC taken in 5 daily doses. Cannabis - whether Sativa, Indica, Ruderalis, male, female, hermaphrodite, wild, bred for fiber, seeds or medicinal resin - is a vegetable with every dietary essential we can't synthesize: Essential Amino Acids, Essential Fatty Acids, Essential Cannabinoid acids and hundreds of anti-Cancer compounds. Cannabis clinician Dr. William Courtney recommends drinking 4 - 8 ounces of bud and leaf juice of any Hemp plant, 5 mg of CBD per kg of body weight, a salad of Hemp seed sprouts and 50 mg of THC daily, divided into 5 doses with an Arachadonic acid source, such as Hemp seed oil. Hemp juice has lowered blood pressure an average of 10 points within 2 hours.
45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off These 45 health benefits and ways to use lemons will definitely motivate you to keep lemons on hand at all times and maybe even work lemon water into your diet. Credit: Au Feminin Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. 1. 2. 3. 4. Credit: Organic Facts 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Credit: Galore Mag 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. Credit: Healthy Food Spirit 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. Credit: Live Science 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. * If you do consume lemon peel, stick to organic lemons to reduce your pesticide exposure. John Summerly is nutritionist, herbologist, and homeopathic practitioner. Credits: preventdisease.com This article (45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off) is free and open source. True Activist
Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon | World Truth.TV - Nightly The way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you’re a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do first thing in the morning matters. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it down. Ayurveda invites us to get a jump-start on the day by focusing on morning rituals that work to align the body with nature’s rhythms, balance the doshas and foster self-esteem alongside self-discipline. Your mind may say you have to check emails, take the dog out, get the kids out the door, that you can’t be late for work or that you just don’t have enough time to cultivate your own morning rituals. But, if you can only make time for one ritual that will improve your health, let it be this….. Start the day out with a mug of warm water and the juice of half a lemon. It’s so simple and the benefits are just too good to ignore. 1. Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. 2.
Vanilla Uses Of Vanilla - infographic to repin / shareBackground image - © rimglow - Fotolia.com Please share this page: Google + StumbleUpon Reddit Vanilla - Background and History Vanilla is commonly assumed to be a type flavouring typically integrated into a wide assortment of desserts. The vanilla orchid is a highly popular flowering plant that is generally employed for landscaping and the mass-production of high-quality vanilla for culinary and aromatherapeutic use. Vanilla was initially an extremely valuable and rare commodity, and in its early transition from being an exotic commodity to an integral part of Western cuisine, it once held the status of being a spice, and then an herb – and then reverting yet again to the status of a spice, a status it keeps to this day. The vanilla bean is said to be among the most expensive of spices in the past, with its reputation as such enduring to this day. Vanilla - Common / Popular Uses Vanilla - Scientific Studies and Research Vanilla - Esoteric Uses
Health Benefits of Mushrooms Did You Know…that one of history’s most ancient medicinal mushrooms is such a potent virus-fighter that it’s even being used in the U.S. bioterrorism defense program? The lingzhi mushroom (G. lucidum) has perhaps the longest record of medicinal use of any mushroom in recorded history—it has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for more than two centuries! The Chinese word “lingzhi” is formed from two characters: “ling,” which translates roughly as “spirit, soul, miraculous, sacred, divine, and/or efficacious,” and “zhi,” the character used to denote traditional plants of longevity. As both characters hold a multitude of meanings, the term has many English translations such as… “Magic Fungus” “Possessed of soul power” “Divine mushroom” “Herb of Spiritual Potency” However, the most apt translation of them all may in fact be this one: “Mushroom of Immortality.” Researchers have identified more than 400 active enzymes in the lingzhi mushroom. From Royal Remedy to Bioterrorism Shield
Make Your Own Reusable Peppermint Kitchen Wipes In case you haven’t noticed, I really LOVE making my own homemade cleaning products. ;-) It’s just so comforting to know EXACTLY what is in the products I’m spreading around my home, and I get a thrill knowing how much time and money I’m saving as well! The Environmental Protection Agency cites artificial fragrances in cleaning products as an indoor irritant and pollutant. A single fragrance can include as many as 600 petrochemicals—all within the word “fragrance” on the label. The more I learn about, and experiment with, natural cleaning products (such as baking soda, castile soap, vinegar, etc.) the more I am convinced there really is no need to buy any of the expensive brand names that line the shelves of the cleaning aisle at your grocery store. Pairing these natural cleaners with essential oils only enhances their cleaning value and leaves behind a pleasant, natural scent. Place the rags into the jar with the liquid.
Detox Your Home Naturally BAMBOO-When bamboo is baked at ultra-high temperatures, it turns into absorbent charcoal. This charcoal becomes an odor magnet which then draws in bad odors and also hazardous chemicals like formaldehyde, benzene, and ammonia. SALT CRYSTAL LAMP- When the salt gets heated by the low wattage bulb, salt crystals are released into the air and attach to impurities, weighing them down so they cannot circulate and you will not breathe them in. It will also neutralize pollutants and toxins, and it offers light therapy CINNAMON-studies show that the scent of cinnamon reduces fatigue, makes you feel happier, and increases your attention span. BEESWAX CANDLES- the beeswax literally cleans the air by producing pollution clearing negative ions CACTUS-Scientist in Switzerland have discovered that employees who suffer from tiredness and headaches feel more energized if a cactus is placed near their monitors.
A Whispy Wonderland of Tresses. | Jude and the Walrus So I recently read a post on a blog called Letters To The Editor about natural hair care, thanks to my lovely friend Carrie. I had kind of always had a sneaking suspicion that the stuff we buy at the store was probably not the best stuff to be putting on our scalp, due to the fact that I simply cannot pronounce half the stuff on the ingredients list. I’ve also heard things, but nothing had really motivated me to ditch the suave and go for a more holistic route as far as my hair goes. Well, thanks to that post, all has changed. I didn’t realize that shampoo was basically a detergent that strips your hair of not only dirt, but all of it’s natural oils. Anyways, I decided to use the recipe she provided to make some natural hair wash and rinse. First, go and read the article and then get these items out of your pantry: Baking Soda Apple Cider vinegar Essential oils (not necessary, but will make your hair smell nice) I took an empty sparkling water bottle and got all the sticky off of it.