Category Natural remedies

Natural Remedies for Oral Herpes

October 6, 2013 Natural remedies

oral herpesHerpes Simplex Virus (HSV) infections usually affect the mouth and lips (oral herpes or HSV-1), causing painful blisters filled with fluid, cold sores, burning around the mouth and sometimes fever. The mouth can swell and the blisters look bad enough to ruin the day and the following few days. Not to mention how uncomfortable a herpes infection could be before a special event like a party or other special occasions.

Besides the antiviral medication used to treat oral herpes, there are also natural remedies that have been effective in limiting its nasty effects. In Oriental medicine herpes is called “heat lesion” or “burning-fire lesion” and treatment focuses on clearing the wind-heat and detoxifying the heat-toxins...

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Why Should I Eat Bilberry?

July 14, 2013 Natural remedies

bilberryBilberry (Vaccinum myrtillus) has one of the richest content in anthocyanins, which is found in red, purple or blue fruits. Bilberry have a pleasant sweet-sour taste and a lot of health benefits.

Bilberry is known to have anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and lipid-lowering effects. These fruits also improve vision, protect from cardiovascular and circulatory disease and reduce oxidative stress.

Top health benefits of bilberry

1. Antioxidant effects – Athocyanins fight free radicals and protect the cells against oxidative stress.

2. Antiseptic effect – Bilberry inhibits the adhesion of bacteria to cell walls. Thus, it is responsible for microbial killing. It can also be used to enhance the effects of antibiotics...

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Healing Properties of Honey

June 19, 2013 Natural remedies

honeyThe difference between raw honey and the one usually found in the supermarket can be significant. Raw honey which has not been processed, heated or pasteurized has extraordinary healing properties.

On his website, Dr. L.B. Grotte, M.D., quotes a series of articles by Dr. Molan, referring to clinical reports and experimental studies about using honey to treat wounds. The evidence which supports these articles proves that its healing properties are much more than folklore.

Briefly, here’s what honey can do, based on clinical observations:

- Use of honey can reduce inflammation, swelling and pain on wounds and hasten the healing, sometimes in a spectacular way, just in a few days. Different studies indicated that infected wounds become sterile in 3 to 10 days when using honey dressings.

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Natural Remedies for Spider Veins

May 20, 2013 Natural remedies

spider veinsSpider veins are tiny red or bluish capillaries under the surface of the skin looking like spiderwebs or tree branches lines. They usually appear on the face, legs and thighs. Even though they are not a serious health issue, they are certainly beauty enemies. Spider veins are more common in women and often get worse during pregnancy.

Once they appear, there is no miraculous way to get rid of them completely, but there are natural remedies which can prevent, reduce and keep them under control.

Lifestyle recommendations to improve circulation

  1. Try to get better circulation. Keep your legs elevated from time to time, while resting, and make a few simple exercises when sitting for many hours...
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Propolis – Top Health Benefits

April 10, 2013 Natural remedies

propolisWhat is propolis

Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. It is used as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the hive” (source: Wikipedia). But twentieth century research showed propolis to be effective also in other ways besides protection against outside elements. It sanitizes the hive by inhibiting bacterial growth and prevents putrefaction within the hive, according to the same source.

Main health benefits

Made of resins from plants and trees, wax, essential oils, pollen an a combination of vitamins, minerals and bioflavonoids, propolis is considered the most powerful natural antibiotic...

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Cinnamon Health Benefits

March 21, 2013 Natural remedies

cinnamonWith its enchanting and unmistakable flavour, cinnamon is a tasty ingredient in many food products. It is also known as a natural remedy used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine. Moreover, several modern studies found beneficial effects of cinnamon in case of health problems like diabetes or high cholesterol, while other studies could not establish the same connection.

Here are some of the cases in which cinnamon is said to have a positive effect:

- In Chinese medicine it is considered able to release blocked energies which can cause pain and abdominal problems. Thus, the vital energy or qi can circulate again in the body and the pain is relieved. It is also used to treat colds and improve circulation because of its warming effect.

- It could play a role in lowering the level of blo...

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Tea Tree Essential Oil

February 2, 2013 Natural remedies

tea tree essential oilThere are many remedies provided by nature, that can help us solve minor health problems and sometimes even more serious problems. Tea tree essential oil is one of the most efficient and most popular natural remedies.

Tea tree or Melaleuca alternifolia aetheroleum Australian plant, was first introduced to Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. Its main properties are: antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and antiseptic.

According to tea tree essential oil producers, it can be used both internally, mainly for respiratory and ENT problems and for urogenital disorders. Externally it can be effective for skin problems, articulation problems and nervous disorders.

Studies have shown that tea tree essential oil is effective against germs like Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia col...

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