Home Remedies For Warts

Warts are a skin infection caused by viruses from the Human papillomavirus (HPV) family. It is also a known cause for sexually transmitted infection (STI). There are more than 100 variety of warts of which many are harmless. In this community of harmful warts, 30 are spread by sexual contact. They can grow on any part of your skin, inside your mouth, on your genital, penis, rectum, vagina, cervix and vulva. Many a times these warts are harmless looking bumps, sometimes pink or flesh colored with a rough texture. Different types of warts affect different parts of your body. Some can be found all over the body where as some are found around genitalia. Gender does not contain this disease; …

Folk Medicine – The Natural Solution

Long before orthodox medicine took center stage in the health care practices around the world people who were sick used to visit different kind of doctors. These doctors were not the steth-wielding, tech-savvy, white-coated medical geniuses of today. Mostly, they were bearded, wizened and gnarled humans looking less like physicians and more like witches or wizards. But they were revered, loved and even feared because of one particular skill they possessed – the healing touch. In the early days of civilization, a vast majority of people were cut off from ‘formal’ medical care. Competent physicians were a luxury, to be enjoyed only by the super-rich and royalty. For everyone else, there was the local witch-doctor who was respected for his …

Medicine Chest In A Bottle

Tea tree oil is steam distilled from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia. This indigenous tree is found only in tropical northeastern New South Wales Australia. The name tea tree was given by Captain Cook during his exploration of Australia during the 1700’s. After running out of tea on his voyage, he found a fragrant plant and brewed the leaves into a spicy beverage and named these plants, tea trees. Tea tree oil is both powerful and safe. It is known for its antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. The Aboriginal people of New South Wales have used the tea tree plant medicinally for thousands of years. In the early 1900’s, tea tree oil was readily used by dentist and surgeons as …

Age-Old Remedy for the Newest Flu

Every year the seasonal flu kills about 36,000 people and sends 200,000 to the hospital, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every year during “flu season” (typically starting around Thanksgiving and peaking around Christmas) there’s a rush to get flu shots; especially among the elderly, the ill, and the very young, the concern is well-grounded. For most sufferers — between 5 and 20 percent of the population every year — the flu brings fever, headaches, fatigue, aches and pains, stomach distress and other symptoms that make life miserable for days. Rumor of a pandemic flu outbreak has brought increased concern. It’s important to understand exactly what this means, rather than just being fearful of something arriving …