Herbs are used in different capacities in the medical field. Besides being the precursors to some of modern medicine, they are used now by millions of people who are looking for more natural relief of their ailments. We are going to discuss a few homeopathic herbs and how they are being used.
What Is Homeopathy?
Have you ever heard of homeopathic medicine? If not, here is a basic breakdown of what it is. It is based on the body learning to heal itself – “like treating like.” When an invading germ or bacteria enters the body, its defenses create antibodies to fight it. Now that invader is recognized if it ever appears again.
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The virus is a different creature than the bacteria. Some people find viruses “scarier” because antibiotics have no effect on them. The interesting (and good) thing is that certain herbs do have antiviral action, and many of these are widely available. Here are some of them.
In Germany, the antiviral effects of lemon balm are well-documented, and creams made from the herb are prescribed for herpes outbreaks and cold sores. Lemon balm is very easy to grow in your garden – a little too easy, in fact, as it tends to take over if not contained.
Lemon balm makes a very good tea, and can be drunk to Continue reading
Have you heard about the hottest and “sexiest” tea trend going on today? You probably know by now that green tea is super healthy. It aids in digestion, helps curb weight gain, fights stress and anxiety and delivers a long list of beneficial health properties. As it turns out, there is one particular green tea which might be better than the rest, and that is matcha green tea.
What is Matcha Green Tea?
From lattes to holiday cookies, matcha green tea is popping up everywhere lately. Black, oolong and white teas are definitely good for you, but matcha green tea currently reigns supreme as the King of the trendy and healthy beverage empire.
Matcha green tea is 100% natural and organic. It is made from Continue reading
When it comes to our mental clarity, many of us want to preserve it for the future and enhance it for the present. There are some herbs and spices – most inexpensive and readily available – that can help keep your mind sharp. Here are some of them.
In Victorian times, rosemary was part of the language of flowers, and it was an herb signifying remembrance. This association of rosemary with remembering is not just romantic fancy – rosemary contains rosmarinic acid, a potent antioxidant that helps clean up free radicals in the body. It has other mind-enhancing compounds, too, including compounds that preserve acetylcholine in the brain. Acetylcholine is a key neurotransmitter in the brain. Continue reading
Salt is in just about everything you eat. This is particularly true if you eat out often. In fact, the average intake of salt is 3,400 mg a day. The recommended intake is around 2,300 mg and if you have high blood pressure or other sodium related complications then you’re generally required to keep it below 1,500 mg a day. Too much sodium causes heart and renal disease. It also causes cancer and a variety of other health problems. The key to cutting sodium is to get savvy with your cooking.
Herbs can help. Herbs add a powerful flavor punch and they also offer a variety of health benefits. Here are 6 herbs to help you use less salt.
1. Garlic – Garlic is the queen of seasoning. It’s one of the most flavorful seasonings and you can find it in just about every culture. Continue reading