Naturopathy is a form of alternative medicine that adopts a drug-free approach to disease prevention and treatment through exercise, diet control, massage, and more. When we put less emphasis on a “miracle cure” and take care of our overall health and potential for healing rather than the disease, we may[.....]
As decorative elements, plants add beauty and freshness to the most utilitarian of bathrooms, without your having to spend a bomb. In essence, tropical plants with their need for low light, high humidity, and minimal care are ideal choices for bathroom plants. Best picks include, aloe vera, orchids, spider plant, Boston ferns, peace lilies. Take care not to overwater, though!
Essential oils have been used medicinally for thousands of years and many alternative medical practices still use them for a several ailments and diseases. They are extracted from a variety of plant sources through a process of distillation. Many essential oils are aromatic and carry the distinct smell of the[.....]
An effective mood booster that helps cope with anxiety and stress naturally, Frankincense essential oil has a number of other interesting uses. It enhances immunity, treats wounds, colds, and respiratory problems; promotes good sleep and healthy digestion. Frankincense oil is also great for skin and oral health.
Every day, millions of people suffer from headaches due to various causes. Some of them are allergies, stress, hormonal imbalances, insomnia, poor posture, fatigue, substance abuse, and nutritional deficiencies. While the easiest option is to pop a pill, it comes with its own set of disadvantages like kidney and liver damage,[.....]
Plaque psoriasis afflicts millions and doesn’t discriminate by gender. Treatment options range from steroidal and non-steroidal prescription topical treatments to OTC topical remedies and phototherapy. All natural remedies like aloe vera, Epsom salts, dead sea salts, jojoba, and apple cider vinegar may also help. So can avoiding triggers like smoking and alcohol.
Melasma or hyperpigmentation is a skin condition where brown to gray-brown patches appear on the face. While the exact cause is not known, exposure to the sun is considered a trigger. All natural remedies such as topical application of lemon juice, diluted apple cider vinegar, aloe gel, onion juice, lactic acid, or a mix of oatmeal powder, milk, and honey may help.
SIBO is a condition marked by excessive proliferation of bacteria in the small intestine, making it difficult for you to absorb nutrients. Symptoms include flatulence, bloating, abdominal fullness, fatty stools, diarrhea or constipation. While antibiotics, intravenous feeding are common line of treatments, natural remedies like oil of oregano, horsetail may also help.
Coriander is a common kitchen herb and is used in several cuisines for it’s great flavor. It’s also known as Chinese parsley or cilantro and is used both as a herb and a spice. Coriander leaves make for great seasoning while the seeds can be used as a spice to[.....]
Kombucha is believed to have miraculous healing properties. It's traditionally a home-brewed tea, but commercial productions are increasingly popular today. It can help improve disorders such as gastric ulceration, UTIs, cancer, heart and liver disease. However, research recommends caution in consuming kombucha as occasional side effects have been reported.
Besides brewing a refreshing cup of tea, a tea bag can also be used topically as a tincture or poultice for minor cuts and burns, insect bites, baggy eyes, or as a mild astringent to tone your skin. Studies suggest that applying warm tea bags to canker sores, pus-filled pimples or boils can help them drain, heal speedily. Thanks to their ability to reduce inflammation, relieve pain.
High in antioxidants and low in tannins+caffeine, honeybush tea comes with a horde of health benefits. With many medicinal properties, this herbal infusion can be taken not only to treat influenza, catarrh, pulmonic tuberculosis, but to help combat menopausal and sunburn symptoms too. For best results, avoid adding milk and let the herbs steep/brew a little longer.
Eucalyptus can treat acne, dandruff, and respiratory diseases. It can also relieve pain, give you healthy gums and teeth, help with diabetes, and control mold and fungus spores in the environment. But eucalyptus oil should be diluted before it’s used topically and it shouldn’t be taken internally without a doctor’s say so. Also do not use it when you’re pregnant or breast feeding, or for children.
Bergamot essential oil is widely used in cosmetics, food products like tea, and in folk remedies. But its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial properties make it a good therapeutic option for soothing skin irritations and relieving joint and muscle pains too. When used in aromatherapy preparations, the oil also helps soothe nerves and reduce anxiety and stress.
Both white and green tea have their share of ardent fans who swear by the health benefits from drinking a cup of their brew of choice. With greater antioxidant content than green tea, white tea may just edge out the competition when it comes to prevent aging skin, improve heart health, and reduce your risk of chronic disease like cancer, arthritis.
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