How to Make Garlic Syrup for Chest Infections Garlic is well known as a powerful remedy and has been used in many herbal medicines. Garlic has a wide range and very effective medical properties: it has antibacterial and antiviral properties and is known to stimulate the immune system. The strongly scented oil in garlic is largely extracted through the lungs, clearing chest infections and recurring colds. Raw garlic contains allicin which is known to be more powerful antibiotic than penicillin. Other ingredients of this syrup are also known to have many health benefits: Raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar (ACV) has antiviral and antibacterial properties. Raw honey has effective antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help to relieves cough and soothes sore throat. Optional ingredients to add: Crushed fennel seeds – This is a natural expectorant that makes an excellent cure for cough, and is an old-fashioned remedy known to expel mucus builds up. Fresh grated ginger – The active ingredient in ginger is called gingerol.
Tension Headache: Cause and Symptoms What is Tension Headache Tension headache is one of the most common medical condition why most people go to the doctor. According to International Headache Society, there are about 129 distinct types of headache. But the most common type cause of headache is migraine, tension, and headache caused by sinus. Stress or tension headache is the most common of all headache. Causes of Tension Headache As the name may imply, stress or tension may be the cause of tension headache but not always. Symptoms of Tension Headache Symptom of tension headache is usually mild to moderate, although its symptoms may also be severe. Diagnosis is determined based from the person's description of the pain. 28 Simple & Natural Ways to Detox your Body Make sure you like Bembu on Facebook to be updated everytime we post new tips on ways to detox & live clean. We hear so much about cleansing and may wonder just how beneficial it can be. A proper cleansing or good habits for naturally detoxifying the body can really help you to achieve amazing health benefits. The notion of a simple detox program should be integrated into a healthy lifestyle to give you the best results. Just as you focus on the foods that you eat and proper exercise, there are many other elements to living your best and healthiest lifestyle. 1. Though you never want to go to extreme measures where your diet is concerned, there are some ideas that can work wonders. It’s important not to jump on the bandwagon for the more extreme measures and to opt for a smoothie that uses natural ingredients at the core. Turning to a smoothie for one of your meals is a great way to jumpstart your metabolism and to kick your digestive system into overdrive. Green Smoothie 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Homemade Energy Drink I started out with the intention of coming up with a recipe for a homemade version of the store bought energy drinks, but after doing some research and discovering how unhealthy they are for you, I decided instead to try and design a less sugar/caffeine fueled way to help myself through the workday afternoon sleepy slump. What I landed on was a system of three drinks and some energy boosting ideas that are going a long way to helping me keep my energy up all day long! Here's the good on the drinks: The Fire Hydrant (left) - 3-4 8oz glasses throughout the day filtered water 1 slice lemon 1 pinch cayenne pepper Other than getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night, staying hydrated is the most important thing you can do to help keep your body functioning at optimum levels. *For an explanation of lemons' miraculous transition from acidic outside of the body, to alkaline once ingested, visit this link: The Heavy Lifter (right) - 1 glass in the morning
14 Soothing Remedies for Nausea & Morning Sickness Nausea is a feeling of unease and sickness that is hard to put words too, but that at some point another most of us have been all too familiar with. Often times the pre-curser to vomiting, is a miserable thing to experience. It can be caused for many reasons, from dehydration to food poisoning, morning sickness to motion sickness, medications to acid reflux. A lot of the time occasional nausea does not warrant a trip to the doctor-always exercise common sense when make that decision-and there are quite a few natural and home remedies for nausea that you can try. Treating your nausea naturally tends to be less likely than stronger medications to be hard on your body, possibly making you feel worse rather than better. 1. Ginger, be it in the form of ginger ale, tea, or even raw, is almost a guarantee to help stop nausea in its tracks. If making tea you will need… - 1 ginger root, 2 inches -Honey (optional) -A peeler or sharp knife -2-3 cups of water -Wax paper -A cutting board 2. 3. 4. 5.
Backpain: Cause and Symptoms What is lower back pain, symptoms and causes What is lower back pain Lower back pain felt in your lower back may come from the spine, muscles, nerves, or other structures in that region. It may also radiate from other areas like your mid or upper back, a hernia in the groin, or a problem in the testicles or ovaries. You may feel a variety of symptoms if you've hurt your back. It won't necessarily be one event that actually causes your pain. Signs and symptoms of back pain Signs and symptoms of back pain may vary from person to person, changes in the weather, stress level, physical activity or even the time of day. What are the causes of Lower back pain The lower back bears most of the weight and stress of your body. The following more serious conditions can also cause lower back pain. Lower back pain caused by herniated disk. In addition, other causes of lower back pain can be poor overall fitness, smoking, and general life dissatisfaction increase a person's risk for low back problems.
~Apple Pie Cookies You know when you bake an Apple Pie, or any fruit pie for that matter, and you get those oozy baked sugar, chewy-ish bits of leaked fruit that gets all caramelized to the crust? They’re kind of hard to explain..I think they need a name, I’m open to suggestions! Watch them being made right >>HERE! Anyway, that’s my absolute favorite part of a fruit pie! Now I can maintain a pretense of manners, since I have my very own caramelly, fruity, chewy & sticky Apple Pie Cookie all to myself! These Apple Pie-like Cookies are made of real Pie Crust layered with sticky Caramel, and a slathering of Apple Pie Filling, topped with a flaky and adorable Cinnamon & Nutmeg lattice crust..HELLO Fall! Each and every bite offers the very best part of an actual Apple Pie, with all of the convenience of a Cookie! Seriously the best cookie I’ve ever had! To. What you’ll need for 6-8 good sized Pie Cookies: 1 Box of frozen Pillsbury Pie Crust (2 sheets per box) 1 Egg..for egg-wash 2 tbsp. 1 tbsp. Directions:
Study Determines This Is the Most Relaxing Song Ever Looking for something to help you relax before bed that doesn't involve popping a pill? You might want to load up your iPod with a song by Manchester band Marconi Union. Sound therapists were able to rate ten of the most relaxing songs, with Marconi Union's 8 minute trance-inducing tune, "Weightless", coming out on top thanks to its continuous rhythm of 60 BPM, an ideal tempo for synchronization with the heart and brainwaves, making it an ideal audio accompaniment for a good night's rest. Listen to it after the jump… Lyz Cooper, founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy notes: "While listening, your heart rate gradually comes to match that beat. The harmonic intervals - or gaps between notes - have been chosen to create a feeling of euphoria and comfort. • 10 Simple Things to Make You Happier at Home • Your Weekly Retreat: How To Relax & Eliminate Stress at Home • 4 Goals to Boost Happiness at Home • Simple Ways to Relax and Enjoy Hosting
Herbal Antibiotics Herbal antibiotics have long been used by herbal healers to ward off colds and flu, clear infections and speed wound healing. Now, they may be moving back into the mainstream as an alternative for bacteria that have become resistant to synthetic antibiotics. This post is based on the book “Herbal Antibiotics” by Stephen Harrod Buhner, and related materials. We’ll start with some background information and then discuss antibiotic herbs and their use. Note: Not all bacteria are harmful – many are essential to our health and well-being. What is an antibiotic? MedicineNet.com defines and antibiotic as: A drug used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms. Most of us think of antibiotics as liquid or pills you pick up at the pharmacy, but these compounds were originally developed from naturally occurring sources. How do bacteria become antibiotic resistant? The TED talk below by Bonnie Bassler gives examples of some of the rapid communication abilities of bacteria. Aloe
Yoga may work better for lower back pain than conventional treatments | Science Doing yoga is a more effective way for people with lower back pain to become more mobile than the treatments currently offered by GPs, according to new research. The study found that back pain sufferers recorded greater improvements in everyday physical tasks such as walking, bending down and getting dressed if they did weekly yoga sessions. Participants who had practised yoga reported enhanced function compared with those receiving standard care, even nine months after the yoga classes had finished. Previous, smaller studies have suggested yoga could be beneficial to back pain sufferers. Back pain is estimated to affect 80% of adults at some point in their lives, and one in five people visits their GP in any given year because of it. The condition, defined as chronic if it lasts longer than six weeks, is the second most common cause of long-term disability after arthritis and second only to stress as a cause of absence from work. "These days the main advice is to keep your back active.
25 Powerful Reasons to Eat Bananas JB Bardot (NaturalNews) You'll never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet. Bananas combat depression, make you smarter, cure hangovers, relieve morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and blindness. They can cure the itch of a mosquito bite and put a great shine on your shoes. If you think bananas are just for monkeys, think again. Bananas help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin -- the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter. Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body. Oh, and remember -- bananas make great snacks and delicious smoothies. Creamy Banana & Avocado Smoothie Recipe! Serves 2 Ingredients Method Place all ingredients in a blender. Now you know why monkeys are so happy.
The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Contests Herbs For Psoriasis Top 10 Herbs For Psoriasis image to repin / shareHerbs background pic © Jag_cz - Fotolia.com Please share this page: Google + StumbleUpon Reddit Silvery or flaky skin that causes itching, cracking, redness, soreness and even bleeding--if you experience these symptoms, then you most probably have an autoimmune skin condition known as psoriasis. The bad news is, there is no known permanent cure for psoriasis and because of its symptoms, many sufferers often feel self-conscious to go out and seek treatment.  The good news however is that relief of symptoms for this lifelong inflammatory skin disease have been reported  by using herbal alternatives that can easily be purchased or found in your kitchen or garden. Milk thistle This plant has been shown to inhibit human T-cell activation which is one of the known causes of psoriasis and skin inflammation.  Milk thistle is actually traditionally used to treat liver and biliary disorders due to its active flavonoid, silymarin. Gotu Kola