Epsom Salt

Holistic Uses Of Epsom Salt And Its Natural Remedies Named for a bitter saline spring, Epsom salt naturally occurs as pure mineral compound of magnesium and Sulphate. Epsom Salt is long known for its benefits as a natural remedy for several aliments and also comes with numerous health benefits which also include garden-related, household and beauty uses. And as studies have shown, sulphate and magnesium can readily be absorbed into the body through the skin thereby making Epsom salt baths an id...
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Wheatgrass

Overview: Wheatgrass is prepared from the cotyledons of the common wheat plant. It is a green plant similar to grass. It could be sold either as a juice or powder concentrate. Wheat grass contains no wheat gluten. Wheat grass juice is commonly found in juice bars, mixed along with vegetables or fruits. You could also buy wheat grass seeds and grow it yourself in your own home. Wheatgrass Benefits: Wheat grass provides chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. 1 oz of whea...
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Nopal Cactus

Nopal Cactus Overview: Nopal cactus, also known as Opuntia ficus-indica and more commonly known as prickly pear cactus, has recently been gaining popularity for its health benefits. The prickly pear cactus is a perennial plant and found native in the Sonora Desert in Arizona, California, and New Mexico as well as in Mexico and Latin America. It has been used by humans for thousands of years as food, beverages, and medicine. After removing the strong, sharp thorns on a young plant, it can be e...
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Valerian Root

Overview: Valerian Root comes from the plant Valeriana officinalis, which is native to Europe. Valerian Root has also been called Garden Valerian, Indian Valerian, Pacific Valerian, Mexican Valerian, and Garden Heliotrope (Sloan-Kettering). Research suggests Valerian Root increases Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), synthesis in the Brain. GABA is an Inhibitory Neurotransmitter which is responsible for regulating the activity of our nervous system. As a result, it has applications in individual...
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Stinging Nettle

Overview: Stinging Nettle, Urtica dioica, is native to northern Europe and Asia, and is now grown all over the world. Stinging Nettle is also called Common Nettle and Greater Nettle (Sloan-Kettering). Stinging Nettle’s medicinal properties are derived from its leaves, stems, and roots. It is available as a dried leaf, extract, capsule, tablet, tincture, juice, and tea. Stinging Nettle has applications in the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Osteoarthritis, Hay Fever, and Hypertensi...
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Sage

Overview: Sage is a very popular herb that is used throughout the world. Originating in the Mediterranean, it was believed to be able to cure all those who were sick. Even though it is commonly used as a cooking herb, it still can be used to treat different types of illness. (Red Sage Plant, 2011). Benefits: Sage is very useful in treating cold sores. Along with rhubarb, sage can be applied and can eliminate the cold sore in less than a week. It works just as well as Zovirax, which is the p...
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Rosemary

Overview: Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, is a plant which is native to the Mediterranean, which has been used as a spice. However, Rosemary has many medical applications as well. Rosemary’s Leaves and Twigs are made into Dried Whole Herb, Dried Powdered Extract, Tinctures, Teas, Liquid Extracts, and Oils. Rosemary has been called many different names, including Compass Plant, Compass Weed, and Polar Plant. Research has shown that Rosemary might have applications in Improving Memory, Hair ...
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Peppermint

Overview: The use of peppermint has varied for centuries. Although it is known for its strong favor and taste, peppermint can be used as a source of treatment for a wide range of medical condition. Recently, it has been discovered that peppermint can be used to help induce relaxation. (Sloan Kettering, 2011) Benefits: The usage of peppermint is most commonly associated with treating irritable bowel syndrome. Although the cause of irritable bowel syndrome is unknown, it can be a very serious...
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Passion Flower

Overview: According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, passionflower is an herb used for anxiety, insomnia, seizures and hysteria. This herb works by increasing levels of GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) in the brain which limits overactive brain cells giving a therapeutic response of relaxation. Benefits: Anxiety- according to livestrong.com, “a study published in the journal of clincial pharmacology and therapeutics, it showed that 45 drops of passionflower was as effective ...
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Olive Leaf

Olive Leaf Overview: In the Mediterranean and throughout Europe, the olive leaf (Olea europaea) has served a variety of purposes. The usage of olive leaf’s date back hundreds of years when they were used to make crowns for returning soldiers. Since then, the olive leaf has been discovered to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. (El, 2009) Benefits: Olive leaves are made up of different types of polyphenols, oleuropein being the most common. Oleuropein is very important because resear...
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