Natural remedies that support immunity and may help prevent the spread of coronavirus

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to infect people in several countries around the globe, and governments and institutions are scrambling to delay and contain its spread. But they seem to be forgetting one thing: The possibility that there are natural remedies that can support immunity and help prevent coronavirus, such as garlic or vitamin C. Continue reading

Mosquito begone: 5 Natural ingredients that work as a mosquito repellent

For many people, mosquito bites can be quite a nuisance when they’re trying to enjoy the great outdoors. If you happen to be a mosquito magnet, you’re probably already tired of having itchy, bumpy skin all the time. Just like with overall health, avoiding mosquito bites is all about practicing preventative measures as the first step. This includes keeping mosquitoes as far away from you as possible. Those looking for alternatives to synthetic mosquito repellents can use natural repellents that are very effective at protecting against their annoying bites. Continue reading

Store Bought Vegetables and Herbs to Regrow at Home

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  • Gardening is a healthy activity you may start without visiting your garden store or sprouting seeds; carrots, garlic, lettuce and multiple herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme and basil all may be regrown from organic produce you purchase at the store
  • Ginger is a tropical plant that may do well outdoors during the summer heat but will appreciate being brought inside when the temperatures drop; split a ginger root from the store and plant in well-composted soil, keeping it moist but not water-logged. Ginger may help stabilize blood sugar, normalize blood pressure and promote healthy aging
  • Just one head of garlic may produce enough garlic to feed your family for a season; separate and plant the large cloves in fertile soil during the fall months so the plant puts down roots before winter. One clove will produce a new head of garlic; people have used garlic for centuries to add flavor to foods, boost immunity and as an anti-inflammatory agent
  • Herbs grow well in the ground and all year indoors in containers. Start basil, rosemary, sage, thyme and oregano by stripping the lower leaves of a tender stem and placing them in water until they root; transplant to soil and watch your healthy herb garden grow

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Top anti-inflammatory foods and supplements

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  • Chronic inflammation is a hallmark of virtually all disease, including cancer, obesity and heart disease. Your diet plays a significant if not primary role as it can either trigger or prevent inflammation
  • Leafy greens, berries and mushrooms are potent anti-inflammatory foods. People with autoimmune diseases may want to limit vegetables high in lectins, though, as they may cause more problems than they solve
  • Traditionally fermented and cultured foods are anti-inflammatory staples that work their “magic” by optimizing your gut flora. Examples include kefir, yogurt, natto, kimchee, miso, tempeh, pickles, sauerkraut, olives and other fermented vegetables
  • Marine-based omega-3 fats found in fatty cold-water fish that are low in environmental toxins are important anti-inflammatories that are particularly crucial for brain and heart health
  • Other anti-inflammatory foods and supplements include green tea, spices such as cloves, ginger, rosemary and turmeric, herbal remedies such as white willow bark, maritime pine bark and Cat’s claw, and supplements such as resveratrol, curcumin, capsaicin, vitamin D, zinc and SAM-e

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9 Plants that Repel Pesky Insects

The joys of spending time outdoors are often quickly overrun with the buzzing and biting of annoying insects, and some will attack and ruin garden vegetables as well. Experienced gardeners know that planting certain decorative plants and herbs alongside crops help to repel many insects and protect plants from damage, Continue reading

8 Plants and Herbs That Drain Lungs Toxin, Heal Respiratory Infections And Improve Pulmonary Function

In order to cleansing your lungs detoxification of lungs is must, it heal infection, lower the risk of cancer, expand lung capacity and improve the health of the respiratory tract. Continue reading

8 Highly Medicinal Plants You Can Grow at Home

Grow medicinal herbs in your home garden can provide convenient access to many natural home remedies, and you can save money at the same time. Following are some highly medicinal herbs you can grow at home: Continue reading

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Herbs, and Spices

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7 Underrated Medicinal Plants

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The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 80 percent of the world’s population still uses traditional remedies, including plants, as their primary health care tools Continue reading

Thyme: A Powerful Natural Antiseptic

For ancient Rome, thyme was believed to “promote vigor” and was used in their baths or spas. In Europe, singers even today, follow the tradition of gargling with thyme, marjoram and honey tea to preserve their voices. Continue reading

Use Eucalyptus Oil to Breathe Easier, Kill Germs, and More

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

Plant-Based Diets Can Remedy Chronic Diseases

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 63 percent of the deaths that occurred in 2008 were attributed to non-communicable chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, Type 2 diabetes and obesity — for which poor diets are contributing factors. Yet people that live in societies that eat healthy, plant-based diets rarely fall victim to these ailments. Continue reading

Beat Eczema Naturally

 Eczema is known as a chronic dermatological condition that is characterized by skin rashes, dryness, crusting and flaking skin. Research indicates that eczema is caused by chronic inflammation that affects the skin cells and causes scarring. Natural lifestyle strategies allow the body to de-inflame and beat eczema. Continue reading

Thyme out for Cold, Flu, and Other Organisms

Another member of the labiatae, or mint, family, thyme is an herb native to the Mediterranean basin and comes in many varieties. There is only one plant, thymus vulgaris, but the composition of the oil distilled from the plant shows variations in chemical components based on the location or region the plant grows in, despite being botanically identical. The microbial power of thyme is so powerful that some oils are safe to use in all situations, and some are not. Thymus vularis ct. linalol is the best oil for beginners to use and it is the safest to use on the skin, in baths, and on children and the elderly. Other chemotypes (ct) such as thymus vulgaris ct. thujanol, thymus vulgaris ct. thymol, Continue reading

How Do I Grow My Own Herbs Indoors?

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Growing your own herbs can add a new dimension to your cooking and give you the opportunity to save money by making your own herbal teas, tinctures and salves. Some people think herb gardening is an option only available to those who have access to a plot of land, but this is not true. Even if you live in an apartment or condo with no outdoor space, you can still grow your own herbs. Continue reading