Hospital antibiotics have become one of the most over prescribed “medicines” today. As a result people have ruined their digestive systems, and ironically, have lowered their natural immunity to all types of infections in the future. Get rid if infections without the digestive destruction, with these five powerful natural antibiotics. Continue reading
Conventional antibiotics are overprescribed and overconsumed. They are given out like parade candy, tossed out to anyone waving their hands. 2010 data obtained by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that a whopping 833 antibiotic prescriptions are handed out on average per every 1,000 people. Continue reading
Amazingly, something as simple as crude honey has been found to alleviate an embarrassing scalp condition that most body care products and drugs can’t even make a dent in. Continue reading
Shimmery, vibrant and soft-bodied hair is something that everyone strives for. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a wonderful and surprisingly effective way to lay the foundation needed for this. After all, what is healthy hair that doesn’t also have the signature sheen and light reflective ability that we associate with Continue reading
Coconut’s traditional name reflects its numerous health benefits: kalpavriksha — Sanskrit for “the tree that supplies all that is needed to live.” Healers in ancient India recognized the coconut palm as a superior immunity booster, antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial therapy.
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A new study indicates that dried licorice root is effective against the bacteria which causes tooth decay and gum disease, both of which can lead to tooth loss. Reporting their findings in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Natural Products, researchers say that that two substances in dried licorice root may help prevent and treat tooth decay and gum disease.
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The dried root of the licorice plant has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Practitioners of TCM use dried licorice root for a variety of health concerns: to treat coughs, ulcers, sore throat, arthritis, lupus, liver disorders, food poisoning and diabetes. Licorice is known by herbalists to possess antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. The medicinally used root is not an ingredient in the licorice candy sold in the US which uses the similarly flavored anise oil. Continue reading
When you’re sick with the flu, an infection, or simply unwell, doctors will usually prescribe antibiotics. We all know however, how dangerous antibiotics can be. But what if you could find that very cure for these things in nature, where you wouldn’t have to suffer the dismal side effects of nausea, wrenching stomach pains, potential hallucinations, and a gruesome attack on the friendly flora that lives in your intestines? What if you didn’t have to feel like a run-down old tractor, or like you’ve suddenly run out of batteries?
Yes, it stinks a bit – no wonder vampires hate it! But the abundance of health benefits contained in a single clove of garlic should be enough to make you embrace it – for there is a whole list of those benefits. In Russia, garlic is even called Continue reading
Mullein, a plant that grows in dry, barren places, has been used for centuries because of its outstanding medicinal qualities. Its healing properties are found in its roots, leaves, and flowers, and it has been effective in treating a variety of health conditions, especially respiratory disorders.
Native Americans used the leaves of the mullein plant to ease respiratory discomfort. Mullein tea is also an effective way of treating respiratory and other types of conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and allergies. It is also effective in treating sore throats and coughs.
Mullein’s anti-bacterial properties make it effective in treating infections. It has even been used to treat tuberculosis as it inhibits mycobacterium, the bacteria, which causes the disease.
Last year, in an article listed in PubMed titled “What’s in a Name? Can Mullein Weed Beat TB where Modern Drugs are Failing” authors Eibhlin McCarthy and Jim M. O’Mahony of the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland reported:
“Extracts of the mullein leaf have also been shown in laboratory studies to possess antitumor, antiviral, antifungal, and – most interestingly for the purpose of this paper – antibacterial properties.”
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Coconuts are one of the wonder foods on earth that amply provides for all human needs and have multiple health benefits… They can even save your life!
Few people (even fewer doctors) understand how important the coconut is to stabilizing blood sugar; lowering cholesterol; healing; hydration; and even replacing blood plasma in an emergency.
Referred to as kalpa vriksha (Sanskrit for “the tree that supplies all that is needed to live”) in ancient India, the coconut palm has been recognized as a top immune booster, antifungal, antibiotic, antiviral and antibacterial remedy for thousands of years all over the world.
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adaptogen: a non-toxic substance which helps the body to adapt to stressful situations while also normalizing physiology
alterative: gradually alters the body towards health, also often referred to as a blood cleanser. Alteratives work directly through the metabolism
anodyne: pain relieving
antibacterial: effective against bacteria
anticoagulant: prevents blood from clotting, blood thinner
antidepressant: relieves depression
antifungal: effective against fungal infections
anti-inflammatory: reduces inflammation
antimicrobial: inhibits micro-organisms
antioxidant: prevents free radical or oxidative damage
antiseptic: prevents growth of microbes
antispasmodic: stops spasms
anti-tumor: inhibits growth of tumors
antiviral: inhibits growth of viruses
aphrodisiac: increases libido
aromatic digestant: promotes digestion through aromatic actions of moving energy and relieving stagnation (promoting peristalsis, expelling gas, etc)
astringent: tightens tissues, useful for toning organs, stopping diarrhea and other excessive fluid loss
bitter: a taste that stimulates salivation and the secretion of bile and HCL to promote
carminative: expels gas from the intestines (often an aromatic digestant)
cell proliferant: promotes cell growth
cholagogue: stimulates bile flow from the gall bladder
circulatory stimulant: promotes circulation
demulcent: internally soothing, often times a mucilaginous that coats and protects the
diaphoretic: a relaxing diaphoretic relaxes the exterior to allow for heat to leave the body a stimulating diaphoretic engages the tissues to help push the heat out.
digestant: aids digestion
diuretic: stimulates urination
emetic: promotes vomiting
emmenagogue: promotes menstruation
emollient: soothing and softening to the skin
expectorant: promotes the expulsion of mucous from the lungs
hemostatic: stops bleeding
hepatoprotective: protects the liver
hypotensive: lowers blood pressure
immunomodulator: promotes health in the immune system by modulating extremes in hyper or hypo action
laxative: promotes bowel evacuation
lymphatic: promotes lymphatic movement; an example is reducing enlarged lymph glands
mood elevator: promotes a happier disposition
nervine: can be relaxing or stimulating. A relaxing nervine relaxes constricted or contracted tissues in the nervous system. . A stimulating nervine stimulates stagnant or overly relaxed tissues of the nervous system.
nutritive: contains a high amount of vitamins and minerals
sialagogue; promotes the salivary glands to secrete saliva
styptic: stops bleeding usually through astringent actions
tonic: gradually increases organ tone and is often considered invigorating
trophorestorative: a nourishing herb or food that usually has an affinity to a particular organ or system of the body, it acts on the particular system to bring it into balance and can also restore function
vulnerary: heals wounds
BEVERLY HILLS – Pumpkin rinds contain a protein that may help fight against fungal infections, researchers report in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
The protein, called Pr-2, exhibited antifungal effects against 10 different species, including Candida albicans, which is a common cause of yeast infections and diaper rash. Pr-2 also inhibited the growth of several fungi that are known to infect crops. The authors suggest that Pr-2 may work by targeting the cell wall of the fungi. However, the protein did not exhibit antibacterial effects.
Pumpkin has traditionally been used to treat many other types of medical conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, but evidence of effectiveness has not been proven.
Although the results are promising, additional research is needed before a firm conclusion can be made.