Horney Goat Weed – The cure for languishing libido

-“Believe it or not the horny goat weed was useful” – whispered my girlfriend shiny. She had a problem with her sexual performance since months. Horney Goat Weed is sold on the Internet, in herbal and esoteric stores in many forms: leaves, powder or capsules, pure or in combination with other aphrodisiacs. Epimedium increases vitality, stimulates brain cells and has an overall beneficial impression on human body. Since thousand years Horney Goat Weed is well known for its positive effects, this mysterious plant was recommended by Chinese physicians for male sexual enhancement. Unlike prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction the Horney Goat Weed isn’t a chemical, it makes the human organism stronger and not weakens it. So if somebody takes it …

Natural Medicine And Herbs – Economical Home Cures And Beauty Aids

Hello folks. Have you ever come down with some ailment just when the local pharmacy is closed? There must be some natural medicine and herbs in the kitchen you can use. I’m going through my kitchen right now to see what organic body products I can come up with. My eyes are really tired so I cut two slices of fresh cucumber and press over each eye. Boy is that refreshing! Chamomile in natural herb form or in tea bags is a great natural medicine Once, I suffered from eye secretion. I headed straight for the kitchen and found chamomile as a herbal supplement. I immersed chamomile tea bags in boiling water, let them cool, applied one to each eye, …

Jatropa Curcas: The Bio Diesel Medicinal Plant

Jatropa Curcas or locally known as Tuba Bakod in our country has been used by our ancestors as a folkloric medicine for rheumatic pains, snake bites and also insecticide. The leaves are used as medicine for muscle ailments like rheumatic pains. Simply by applying oil on the leaves and heated by flames and then applied to the skin on where the ailments are. Although it has medicinal properties, the fruit and seed is not edible and poisonous when ingested. The leaves have anti-inflammatory properties but toxic when excessively used internally. The pounded leaves when pounded and made into a poultice can be used to aid in snakebites and also effective as an insecticide. This shrub is erect and the leaves …

Lime for Health and Beauty

Although it has sour taste, lime (citrus aurantifolia) has many benefits, from as being used for flavouring beverage to supporting beauty. This fruit functions as expectorant, astringen, antiseptic and antioksidant. No wonder it becomes one of the most popular fruits in the world. According to the historical data available, lime came from South East Asia before spreading to Africa, Europe and US. But whenever its origin, one should admit that it has many amazing benefits. For instance, it works wonder for a smelly body. Having smelly body can reduce one’s confidence, right? That’s why some people also use it for washing their hands after eating. For you who have oily skin, lime can solve the problem by causing the pores …

How Sesame and Sunflower Seeds Can Relieve Constipation

Sesame seeds for constipation Using sesame and sunflower seeds for constipation make a lot of sense. If you like to eat seeds then this is once way you can add more fiber, vitamins and minerals to your diet and at the same time reduce your constipation. Maoshing Ni, Ph.D., C.A. and Cathy McNease, B.S., M.H. in their book, The TAO of Nutrition,1987, recommends using black sesame seeds for chronic constipation. Here’s what he says, “Grind black sesame seeds into a meal by using a small coffee grinder. Mix with dark honey into a small ball. Eat one three time a day dipped in rice wine.” Black sesame seeds also provide nutrition and action on the liver, intestines, kidney, and blood. …

Frankincense In Aromatherapy – Trees, Tears And Essential Oils

The Mysterious Frankincense Used for many thousands of years, the Frankincense tree has perhaps the greatest association with spiritual practice of any plant on earth. In most of the great ancient cultures, including the Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Hebrew, Greek and Roman civilizations, it has played a role in religious and domestic life. Frankincense has been sought after by kings and valued as highly as gold. More recently, the essential oil is gaining popularity with spiritual seekers and natural healers alike. What is so special about this tree that its ‘pearls’ were given as a gift at the birth of one of history’s most revered prophets? The Hardy Tree and its Tears The Frankincense tree, or Olibanum, upon first glance, may …

Bach Flower Essences And Remedies – The Seven Helpers

A Bach Flower Therapy Introduction and the 12-7-19 Method of Bach Flower Essence Classification: Dr. Edward Bach, developer of flower essence therapy, classified the original 38 essences he used in his practice according to the 12-7-19 method: the Twelve Healers, the Seven Helpers, and the Second Nineteen. In part I of this series, the Twelve Healer flower essences were reviewed, along with the underlying theory of flower essence therapy – here we’ll have a look at the rhymes and reasons of the Seven Helpers. Dr. Bach prescribed one or more of the Seven Helper essences to patients who did not seem to be responding sufficiently to therapy with one of the Twelve Healers. The Twelve Healer flower essences – Impatiens, …

Turmeric – Go for Gold

Ayurveda the ancient medical science is based on the principle of preventing diseases. It directs us to resist the diseases through our food habits and life styles. Same principle was stressed by Hippocrates also “Let your food be your medicine” was his advice to man kind Let’s know more about a very well known spice in Ayurveda yet not completely understood by common man. Over the last several years, there has been increasing interest in turmeric and its medicinal properties. But Ayurveda has immensely praised the medicinal qualities of turmeric which finds its place in almost all ayurvedic preparations related to liver and skin disorders. This herb has occupied the shelves of every Indian kitchen since 6000 years and is …

Therapeutic Essential Oils

Therapeutic essential oils from allspice to ylang ylang have been providing benefits to the body, mind, and soul for centuries. You’ve probably seen the dark, compact bottles with their unusual scents in your local alternative healing store, but maybe you’ve been hesitant to try them. You may have found yourself wondering, what exactly is an essential oil? It is oil that is removed from the leaves, stems, and flowers of a plant. It is highly concentrated and evaporates easily. For that reason high quality essential oils are always kept in sealed containers. Any good aromatherapy or health food store will carry a range of essential oils for a variety of mental and physical ailments. Some of the most popular therapeutic …

What Is Goji Juice?

Goji Juice – Goji (Lycium barbarum – Latin). While it has occupied an important place in traditional Asian medicine for countless generations, the secrets of its nutritional benefits have remained a mystery to most of the world. Through the ages, legends abound about this miraculous fruit, the goji berry. There are festivals held to celebrate its goodness, and a poem was written in its honor. During the Tang Dynasty (around 800 AD), a well had been dug beside a wall near a famous Buddhist temple that was covered with goji vines. Over the years, countless berries had fallen into the well. Those who prayed there had the ruddy complexion of good health, and even at the age of eighty they …

The Essential Guide To Aromatheray

So What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the art of applying essential oils to suit individual needs. The oils work directly on the chemistry of the body via the skin. Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile liquid plant materials, more commonly known as essential oils. Essential oils are extracts that contain the substances that give plants and trees their smell. The oils are produced by small glands in the petals, leaves, stems and bark of many plants and trees. In nature, the scents are released slowly, but when heated or crushed, the oil glands burst and release the plant’s aroma much more powerfully. It isn’t exactly known when or where the art of aromatherapy began. It is …

How to lower blood pressure using a natural treatment

More often than not, stress is a contributory factor to high blood pressure. When we feel relaxed, so is everything actually in our body, including our blood vessels. As we have seen, it’s the constriction and restriction of the blood vessels which causes high blood pressure so anything which causes these to dilate or relax is beneficial. Here are some alternative ways to treat high blood pressure using herbs, aromatherapy and yoga. Herbs Lemon Balm – (melissa officinalis) This is a green leafy herb, similar in appearance to mint and almost as easy to grow. The herb is so-called because it’s leaves have a lemony scent. It is known for it’s calming and relaxing effects, and has a strengthening effect …

Lavender The Queen Of Herbs

Are you in love with lavender? If so, you’re not alone, as lavender has become the most popular aromatic herb. In fact, in 1999, the “queen of herbs” was named as the “year of lavender!” As one of the most loved aromatic herbs, lavender has been cultivated and used throughout the centuries. In ancient times, the Egyptians used lavender in incense and perfume and it was even used in the mummification process. The Arabs, Greeks and Romans used lavender as an offering to their gods. Because of its tendency to render a better quality essential oil, true lavender — which is found in the French and Mediterranean Alps, growing in altitudes of 6,000 feet — is considered to be the …

Natural cures during cold and flu season

Five natural cures Before continuing with this article, it must be stressed that the following is for general information only and is not intended in any way to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professionals if you have any concerns about your health—particularly during the flue season. These natural cures may not be applicable to everyone and could be detrimental to your overall health if not discussed with your physician as to possible interaction with any prescribed medication you may be taking. Some of the time-honored natural cures that have been used for centuries to prevent colds and flu, reduce symptoms, or shorten the duration of colds and …

Natural Cure For Bed Sores

Bed sore is a very common problem faced many elderly or senior citizens of the world. But this condition it is not restricted to an old person. It can affect people who are bed-ridden, in coma or immobile due to any reason. Lying in bed or sitting in a wheelchair for a continuous period of time cuts off the blood supply to the skin causing a severe bed sore. Daily pressure on the same part of the skin for minimal time period is good enough to start off this aggravating sore. It is very common in people who are hospitalized, in nursing homes or being treated at home. In the initial stages the bed sore is red in color with …

Sandalwood Oil – Aromatherapy For The Mind, Body, And Spirit

Sandalwood is one of the world’s most widely used essential oils, prized for its scent in perfumery, for its therapeutic effects in Chinese, Ayurvedic and Tibetan medicine systems, and for its ability to center the mind in meditative yogic traditions. Sandalwood essential oil is most often extracted via steam distillation from the wood of the Sandalwood tree, with the heartwood of the roots producing the highest quality oil. Sandalwood is an evergreen, growing to a height of 9 meters, with leathery leaves and small purple flowers. Native to southern tropical Asia, the tree is parasitic, gaining its nutrients from one of several other tree species. Because it can only be grown this way, and due to its seemingly strict set …