“…and this little piggy cried, woo woo woo, all the way home.” Continue reading
A mother’s hand is the finest-gauged instrument available when it comes to assessing the presence of a fever in her child. When I felt my daughter’s head this morning, I knew her body was in a state of inner turmoil, and my mind leapt to my pantry of herbs, Continue reading
One of the few essential oils most people can identify by smell alone; eucalyptus is very popular because of its effectiveness and range of uses. Originally from Australia, where it was first used by the aborigines, the locals started distilling and using the oil in the 1780s. The eucalyptus is one of the world’s tallest, deciduous trees, with some varieties growing as high as 465 feet. Making up about 75 percent of Australia’s flora, Continue reading
If you’ve had chicken pox as a child, then you’re still carrying the herpes zoster virus in your body, which can become reactivated after many years causing a very painful, burning rash known as shingles. The virus lives in the nerve cells and produces a rash along the nerve pathways, most often on one side or the other of the trunk of the body. Continue reading
Even during a flu epidemic, there’s no reason to fear becoming sick if you have the following home remedies on hand. Some act to protect you ahead of time before even getting sick, while others help you to recover after contracting the illness.
Remedies for preventing the flu Continue reading
The beauty of the natural world extends far beyond just the aesthetic characteristics that make plants and shrubs visually appealing. Some of the most powerful healing and immune-boosting agents in existence can actually be found growing unassumingly in fields, forests, and jungles around the world — Continue reading
Solanum dulcamara, a.k.a. “bittersweet,” is a herb that’s good for those whose allergies cause them to feel chills, react strongly to damp conditions, experience aches and pains, and even have some anxious symptoms. Continue reading
Two of the most common symptoms on the planet are coughing and nausea. Both, if chronic and long-lasting, may be hinting at a serious underlying cause. But for the average healthy person who runs smack into these symptoms every so often, there is a homeopathic remedy built for relief. Continue reading
One area that homeopathy specializes in is first aid. In this case, bleeding is a first aid-worthy problem. Anything and everything that pricks, slices, cuts, punctures, or rips can cause us to bleed. This story presents six homeopathic remedies you might not have considered.
(Of course, this is all for minor cases of bleeding, Continue reading
Stomach or abdominal pain is a common health complaint that can arise from many causes. Pain relief options are numerous, but here we focus on a cool seven remedies from the area of alternative medicine known as homeopathy.
Stomach pain is often discomfort coming from organs such as the gallbladder, pancreas, colon, liver, stomach, or small intestine. Causes range from mild (gas, indigestion) to medium (heartburn, ulcers) to serious (gallstones, appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease). Continue reading
Have you ever wondered if you have cancer? If you have, there’s a simple test that detects cancer anywhere in the body with a 95% accuracy rate.
You may feel nervous about finding out whether symptom-free cancer cells are lurking in your body … but the fact is, if you catch cancer early, it gives you the best chance to beat it.
This revolutionary test detects cancer much, much earlier—up to 19 months earlier— Continue reading
Here is another batch of health secrets from homeopathic medicine. Here we look at the uncomfortable, painful situation we know as boils. Here are the best six homeopathic remedies to soothe this condition.
Boils are caused by a bacterial infection in your hair follicles. As they fill with pus, they get increasingly painful. They are more common in those with Continue reading
Imagine feeling a typical bout of dizziness, the kind we all get from time to time. It lasts a minute or so. Now picture that feeling lasting for hours. Then imagine it lasting for days. This is what vertigo can do. And here are six great homeopathic remedies to bring calm to your body.
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Homeopathy, established in the 1800s, is loaded with a wide variety of natural healers. Many have poisonous elements to them, but these pose no risk to humans. After all, only a tiny fraction of the plant is used, and even then it’s decocted. Today let’s take a peek at “Aconite,” which has multiple excellent uses.
Deceptively pretty with its violet flowers, the Aconite plant has poisonous roots. In fact, its poisonous powers are legendary: long ago, in the Alps, hunters were said Continue reading
Homeopathy is a specific form of alternative (holistic) medicine which was developed by Samuel Hahnemann, M.D., a German physician, in the late eighteenth century. At that time, people were being treated with poisonous substances to get the “bad humours” out of them by making them vomit, have diarrhea, sweat, salivate, and bleed. Many patients died from these treatments which included Continue reading