Energy Healing Info Healing Herbs: 7 Herbs and Spices you Should have in your Pantry Our bodies are complex, sensitive systems that are affected to a greater or lesser extent by a whole hose of external forces—air quality, the clothing we wear, where we live, the diets we eat. It all has an impact on our health. Even things as small and seemingly inconsequential herbs and spices can really benefit us physically, and we’re not just talking about our taste buds, either. 1. Whether you like Asian, Italian, or Latin American cuisine, your love of garlic likely has something to do with it. And perhaps your wise pallet likes it for its beneficial effects on your cholesterol, among other things. Eating a lot of garlic can lower rates of some cancers as well (ovarian, colorectal, etc) and colon polyps, too. 2. Long held as a cure for pain, this common healing herb contains a chemical known as curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory effects on the body, making it a great choice for those suffering from arthritis, tendonitis, and other auto-immune conditions. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
5 Unique Teas With Amazing Health Benefits Teas can be an excellent alternative to drinking coffee thanks to their low (or no) caffeine content and variety of health benefits. Some teas are thought to be detoxifying, while others have antioxidant or anti-inflammatory properties. You can pick your teas based on the flavors you enjoy or your individual health goals. The following five teas may not be familiar to you, but they have some great benefits that could help you shake up your morning routine. All but one of the teas listed are naturally caffeine-free, so you don't have to worry about replacing a coffee habit with more caffeine. 1. Nettle tea is a rich source of calcium, B-vitamins and iron. 2. Made from the brilliantly colored hibiscus flowers, this tea is a rich source of the potent antioxidant vitamin C. 3. Fennel is a carminative, meaning it helps the body get rid of gas and prevents gas formation. 4. 5. Pue-erh is an uncommon fermented tea made from the tea plant. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com
How to alleviate fatigue with herbal medicine (NaturalNews) Do you feel exhausted and "depleted" periodically throughout the day? Your body must be qi deficient. Do you get "tired" from doing nothing or exhausted from doing just a little? Spleen qi deficiency: fatigue accompanied by digestive problems. Heart qi deficiency: fatigue accompanied by palpitations, racing of the heart, slight breathlessness. Yang deficiency: characterized by an intolerance of cold, usually accompanied by feelings of fatigue. Yin deficiency: characterized by an intolerance of heat often accompanied by feelings of fatigue. Blood deficiency: onslaught of tiredness around midday, accompanied by poor memory, dizziness, poor sleep and even blurry vision. There is no one cure-all for anything, and there is certainly no one person on this planet who is the same as another, past the physical appearance of identical twins. Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng): one of the most well known qi tonics. Da Zao (Chinese date, jujube) Hei Zhi Ma (black sesame seed)
Herbal Medicine - Herbal Remedies Chart For Different Ailments Posted on Jan 17, 2013 | Comments 1 Herbal medicine is a type of alternative medicine that originates from plants and plant extracts. They have been around for centuries used to heal illnesses and diseases and to address psychological concerns. Herbal medicine is obtained from a wide variety of natural resources including plant leaves, flowers, roots, berries, and bark. As they are 100 percent natural, more and more people are turning towards herbal medicine for healing different health problems. Herbal home remedies won’t replace conventional medicine, but for many conditions herbs work well and are cheaper than conventional medicines. Herbal Medicine Chart (A-B) (Click on the Image for Full Version) Herbal Medicine Chart (C-F) Continued (Click on the Image for Full Version) Herbal Medicine Chart (G-P) Continued Herbal Medicine Chart (R-Y) Continued
5 Amazing Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Water I love lemons. In fact, you can catch me squeezing, poking, and prodding these succulent sweeties almost any day of the week. I put them on almost everything. I love the versatility of flavor, and, of course, the benefits. One of my favorite and most accessible ways to suck down this vitamin C powerhouse is through lemon water. Squeeze a whole lemon into a cup of water (hot or cold) and guzzle it down, or slowly sip on it throughout the day. 1. No, not the pop singer. 2. Our pH level speaks to the balance between the alkaline and acidic properties in the body. 3. Did you know that if your body is out of balance it is incredibly difficult to lose weight? 4. The way your gut processes food has everything to do with — yep, you guessed it — your happiness! 5. I swoon over coffee. No food practice or quick fix is a miracle. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com
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Poisonous Plants Basics Plants are amazing creatures that produce many great benefits for human consumption. We get most of our medicines from plants, our foods and even our beauty products. Still, there are poisonous plants among the wild edible plants that people need to be aware of when it comes to consuming them. To be responsible foragers we should have a few basic pieces of knowledge in our pockets to stay safe. By being smart about plant harvesting and consumption, we need not be scared. So what are poisonous plants anyways? If you remember one simple fact, it will help you realize why plants produce certain compound to deter predators – PLANTS CANT RUN! If you were to accidentally chomp on a Skunk Cabbage you would become very familiar with oxalate crystals that are like needles that stab you all the way down! Besides defending themselves, plants also make poisonous or toxic substances as byproducts from their usual metabolic processes. Stay Calm and Act Fast. Know your plants and plant families!
Cauliflower Benefits and Usage Tips By Karen Olson / January - February 2012: Live Your Potential Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that people have long underestimated. Even Mark Twain couldn’t resist dissing it: “Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education,” he once said. Twain was right about one thing: Cauliflower is a member of the cabbage family. But as for that college education — it’s more like a graduate degree in nutrition. A cruciferous vegetable, cauliflower is loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants and fiber. Quick and Easy 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Nutrition Know-How Cruciferous vegetables — such as cauliflower, kale, broccoli and cabbage — are important for cancer prevention because they provide powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, and they help detoxify the body. Kitchen Tricks To preserve cauliflower, don’t wash it until you’re going to use it.Cauliflower is great raw, and best paired with bold-flavored complements (hummus, chili-spiced yogurt, etc.). Purple.
Full Report On 60+ Anticancer Herbs Please Share This Page: List Of 60+ Anti-Cancer Herbs image to repin / shareBackground pic © Jag_cz - Fotolia.com Introduction The subject of anticancer herbs is certainly a controversial one. A very significant amount of scientific research has been done in the investigation of anticancer properties of various plants - however much work still needs to be done. The purpose of this page is neither to attempt to persuade, nor to debunk - but simply to present as much good information as possible on the subject, in order that the person interested in the possibility of anticancer herbs may be assisted in "doing their homework". Note - this page uses the term "anticancer" with a broad brush; and it is the most widely-used term - however please note that the National Cancer Institute considers that the term "anticancer herb" is not accurate enough. Mechanisms by which herbs may fight against or have a preventative effect on cancer are varied and the science complex. Aloe vera References Baptisia
Poisonous Plants 2 Plants basically poison on contact, ingestion, or by absorption or inhalation. They cause painful skin irritations upon contact, they cause internal poisoning when eaten, and they poison through skin absorption or inhalation in respiratory system. Many edible plants have deadly relatives and look-alikes. Preparation for military missions includes learning to identify those harmful plants in the target area. Positive identification of edible plants will eliminate the danger of accidental poisoning. There is no room for experimentation where plants are concerned, especially in unfamiliar territory. Description: The castor bean is a semiwoody plant with large, alternate, starlike leaves that grows as a tree in tropical regions and as an annual in temperate regions. Habitat and Distribution: This plant is found in all tropical regions and has been introduced to temperate regions. Description: This tree has a spreading crown and grows up to 14 meters tall.
6 Nutrient-Dense Carbs You Should Eat The no-fat craze of the 90’s taught us to fear fat, and since then, with every new diet trend comes a new food to eliminate. The latest craze is avoiding grains. If you’re a moderately active individual with a healthy digestive system, your body needs some carbohydrates for energy. Experience and research show that restricting foods your body needs will eventually cause cravings for them. Eat carbs that count. Making carbs count is as easy as being smart about the ones you choose. This ancient Incan grain is considered a superfood and not only a carb but also a complete protein. 2. A slow-burning carbohydrate, sweet potatoes make a nutritious, anti-oxidant rich snack or side dish. 3. Fiber-rich legumes help stabilize blood sugar and keep you feeling satisfied longer. 4. Not a wheat but a seed, buckwheat is another gluten-free whole grain that contains eight essential amino acids and disease-fighting flavonoids. 5. 6. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com
sales-of-hepatitis-c-drug-sovaldi-soar Sales of the new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi reached $3.5 billion in the second quarter, a huge figure that puts it on track to become one of the world’s best-selling medicines but could intensify concerns about society’s ability to pay for it. The sales, announced on Wednesday by Gilead Sciences, were an increase from the $2.3 billion in the first three months of the year, the first full quarter of sales since the drug’s approval in December. The sales testify to the effectiveness of the drug, which can essentially cure more than 80 percent of patients with few side effects. But in some cases, insurers and state Medicaid programs are starting to restrict use to those with advanced disease. They say that Sovaldi, which costs $1,000 a pill or $84,000 for a typical 12-week course of treatment, is priced almost as high as drugs for rare diseases, even though more than three million Americans have hepatitis C. Photo Moreover, treating everybody will take years, spreading costs out over time. Dr.
27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space Playful as kids are, accidents happen. And the accident that befallen me at 7 years old was the feeling of the hot exhaust pipe of a motorcycle kissing the skin of my leg. Grandma was around and saw it. Immediately, she took out a knife and slice the thick lower part of the aloe vera plant by the garden and rubbed the exposed end on the burn. Looking back, I realized that it was important to have medicinal plants around the house cause you never know when you might need them. Aloe Vera The aloe vera grows only under the sun with well drained dry or moist soil. woundscutsburnseczemareducing inflammation Apart from its external use on the skin, aloe vera is also taken internally in the treatment of : ulcerative colitis (drinking aloe vera juice)chronic constipationpoor appetitedigestive problems Marsh Mallow The plant of which marshmallows were once made of. inflammations and irritations of the urinary and respiratory mucus membranescounter excess stomach acidpeptic ulcerationgastritis Camomile