Make Your Own "Soothing Roots Balm" for Headache Relief When a headache hits, the only thing that sounds remotely pleasant is lying down, closing you’re eyes, and falling asleep. Unfortunately, more often than not, we’re stuck in traffic, helping the kids with homework, dealing with a crabby boss, trying to cook dinner, running to catch the bus, etc. etc. when the pounding sets in, and lying down just isn’t an option. Instead of instantly medicating yourself, carry around a little tin of this soothing headache balm and rub some on your temples, the back of your neck, or anywhere you feel tense or sore to help relieve the pain. Ingredients: Peppermint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Lavender Oil, Beeswax, Shea Nut Oil, Grapeseed Oil. Why peppermint oil: Peppermint contains menthol, and menthol produces a cooling sensation on the skin which, couples with the refreshing scent, helps relieve tension and resulting tension headaches. Why eucalyptus oil: Fresh and invigorating, eucalyptus soothes without making you sleepy. You will need… Directions
How to Balance Your pH to Heal Your Body Some health experts believe that our pH balance is extremely important, others say it is essential, there are a few who clearly state that it is a matter of life and death. The only people who don't emphasize the alkaline/acidity balance as central to health are quacks that peddle a pharmaceutical pill for every ill, a drug for every bug. As a naturopath and yoga therapist for over a decade I can say that pH balance is a top priority when I am working one on one with my students. Since most people are too acidic, teaching them how to return to a slightly alkaline state is a major piece of the healing puzzle. pH stands for power of hydrogen, which is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in the body. By including pH balance in my approach to health and healing, through yoga and nutrition, I have seen repeatedly students bodies and minds rebuild on their own from all kinds of degenerative conditions that no one else was able to cure. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Harvesting English Lavender & How To Use It Harvesting lavender is a great way to tidy up unruly plants and will give you a whole bunch of inspiration for projects throughout the year. Lavender is by far my very favourite scent. I love it fresh when the plants are in bloom, as it dries around the garden, in sachets tucked into my pillow at night, or as bath salts when I soak away the aches of the gardening day. This magical herb is said to promote relaxation, relieve stress, and even sooth an achy head. Lavender is commonly grouped into English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) with its delicate flowers and long stems that soar above the woody evergreen plant, and Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas) with its showy hat of bracts on a perennial shrub. The best time to harvest English lavender is when the buds have formed on the plant but the flowers have not yet opened. To harvest, use sharp bypass pruners and gather a small handful of long flower stems. To dry the bunches hang in a warm, dry spot out of direct sunlight.
Herbs for Weight Loss: A Recipe for Slimming Herbal Tea Previously we discussed a few things to help us focus on developing the habit of healthy living — click here to read that post. Today, I’d love to talk specifics and share a few of my most favorite herbs for weight loss, detoxification, and over all well-being. But first let me say… …herbs should not be considered a magical solution to anyone’s weight-loss efforts! There are several different herbs that have improven to increase metabolism and/or suppress the appetite — naturally helping us achieve our weight loss goals. Just be careful — please note…this statement is my disclaimer — with any information you read (yes, even this information that I am sharing with you today) regarding herbs with weight loss claims. The Best Weight Loss Herbs As mentioned above, there are countless herbs and remedies in the realm of weight loss. These that I share with you are simply the ones that I have found to be most beneficial and useful in my efforts! Benefits of Drinking a Slimming Herbal Tea The Recipe
Nine Food Cures You Can Grow at Home digg By organicgardening.com Put your green thumb to work growing a first-aid kit that will keep you healthy all summer. Why burn a quarter-tank of gas running out to the drug store for Pepto when you can pluck some relief from your windowsill herb garden ? Besides adding another dimension to your cooking, freshly harvested herbs can soothe dozens of common health problems, and it’s possible to grow a selection of home remedies in a couple of pots placed in a sunny spot. Look for seedlings of these plants and herbs at any garden store, or if you’re really ambitious, buy a packet of seeds and try sprouting your own . Plant in pots placed in full sunshine. Break open the thick leaves and apply the gel that seeps out to your skin to soothe sunburn . This sweet, fragrant annual is ideal for growing in pots . Rub crushed leaves on your temples to relieve headaches. Read more: Check out our Basil Growing Guide . This sun-loving plant needs good drainage. Pot it, or it will colonize your garden. i
USAP PAETE :: View topic - (Chem) (Health) Zinc: A New Metal Detector to Study Disease Michael Woods American Chemical Society 21 march 2006 A new metal detector to study human disease Zinc may be a familiar dietary supplement to millions of health-conscious people, but it remains a mystery metal to scientists who study zinc’s role in Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and other health problems. They are just beginning to fathom how the body keeps levels of zinc under the precise control that spells the difference between health and disease. Researchers now have developed a biochemical metal detector to help crack the mystery. The study appears in the current issue of ACS Chemical Biology, the newest of 34 journals published by the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific organization. It was conducted by Rebecca A. “The question of how much zinc is available in a cell has emerged at the forefront of chemical biology,” Amy R. Just 2-3 grams of zinc (the weight of a penny coin) exist in the entire human body. “This is an important discovery,” said Sarah B. Drs.
Cinnamon Breaks Up Brain Plaques, May Hold Key to Fighting Alzheimer’s By John Phillip Guest Writer for Wake Up World Researchers from Tel Aviv University report in thePLoS ONE journal that the common spice cinnamon found in many kitchen pantries around the world may hold a crucial key to preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease cases are growing at an exponential pace, currently affecting one in eight people over the age of 65. Cinnamon Extract Has Been Used as an Antiviral for Centuries Researchers from the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University found that potent extracts from cinnamon bark inhibit the toxic amyloid polypeptide oligomers and fibrils that have been found in Alzheimer’s brain plaque formations. Scientists have isolated the CEppt active compound found in cinnamon bark and created an aqueous solution for use in research experiments. Cinnamon Shown to Break up Amyloid Plaque, Prevent and Treat Alzheimer’s Disease “The discovery is extremely exciting. Article References:
Nutmeg Please share this page: Google + StumbleUpon Reddit Names of Nutmeg, past and present Chinese: rou dou kou / ron dau kouJapanese: hikayaMalay: pala / buah palaPinyin: Rou Dou KouIndian: jaiphal / jatipari / jatikoshaHindi: Jaayphala / Jayphala / Japhal / Jaephal / Jaiphal Spanish: nuez moscada / nuez moscada y macisGerman: die mustanuß / muskatbuamFrench: muscade / noix muscade / fleur de muscade / macis / muscade et macisEnglish: nutmeg / muscade (adapted) / mace / nutmeg and mace (complete nomenclature) Latin (esoteric): muscada (pronounced: moose-kah-duh) / nox muscada / macis (pronounced: mah-sees; alternately: mah-cheese)Latin (scientific nomenclature): Myristica fragrans / Myristica malabarica / Myristica officinalis Nutmeg - General Info Nutmeg is a popular (and formerly notorious) spice that is derived from the fruit (specifically the seeds) of the nutmeg tree - Myristica fragrans; a large evergreen tree native to the Banda Islands in Indonesia. Nutmeg - History Nutmeg - Esoteric Uses:
Garlic Beats Best-Selling Blood Pressure Drug In New Study 8th October 2013 By Sayer Ji Contributing Writer for Wake Up World A groundbreaking new study published in Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences has revealed that garlic is at least as effective as the blockbuster blood pressure lowering drug atenolol in reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients diagnosed with essential hypertension, a condition linked to the #1 cause of death in developed countries. Hypertension is called a ‘silent killer,’ as it often goes completely unnoticed, along with the decades long subclinical march of atherosclerosis that is largely the cause of elevated blood pressure, often culminating suddenly in a deadly cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke. The study results showed significant decreases in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in both dose and duration dependent manner in all the treatment groups. The results of the treatments on diastolic blood pressure were reported as follows: Discussion Article References