How Safe Are Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used to prepare food, to enhance beauty and to create health care products for a long time. They have powerful antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which can be important for the human body. Although they are derived from natural products, concerns are continuously emerging on the safety of these oils.

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Painkillers- Friend or Foe?

Non-steroids anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as celecoxib, ibuprofen, diclofenac, and naproxen are over-the-counter drugs and also available on prescription to relieve pain, fever, flu, and menstrual cramps among others. The fact that their use is to treat small ailments means that they are consumed as often as needed. Nowadays, more and more people take these painkillers as a fast remedy to a temporary pain problem. Nevertheless, the ultimate question remains, is there cause for worry about increased risk of a heart attack when taking common painkillers?

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Garlic , the natural antibiotic

To say that garlic is just a food is an understatement. It is nothing less than a superfood. The medical benefit of garlic is something we cannot ignore. It is popularly called stinking rose and finds its roots in Egypt and India. It has a spicy flavour and a pungent taste. Allin is a natural component of garlic which has high medicinal value. On crushing garlic, this compound is released and converted into a volatile oil, allicin, its main active ingredient. Allin is a powerful natural antibiotic that kills off bacteria. It is also anti-viral and anti-fungal. Garlic contains several other oils too such as ajoenes and terpenes and essential water-soluble vitamins. In comparison to the health benefits garlic provides, it is a cost effective food that makes dishes very tasty too.

 

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Natural remedies for sinus and headache

It is most likely that you’ve experienced sinus pain and headache sometime in your life. Sinuses are the hollow pockets that surround the nose and produce mucus. Inflamed sinus cavities insert pressure on the sinus causing pain, headache, and congestion. The feeling of pain is due to the formation of thick mucus in the nasal cavity which results in a headache especially on the forehead. Health problems such as allergies and nasal problems can cause inflammation of the sinus cavities resulting in the pain. Do you know that you can reduce this inflammation naturally without taking antibiotic tablets from the pharmacist?

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Whole : Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

 

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This is one book you should read if you care about health and nutrition. You will feel more confident than ever about your and your family’s well being after reading this book. This book is well researched and is no doubt a great read. After the phenomenal success of The China Study, Dr Campbell carries the torch of enlightenment way ahead with this book. This book also gives a serious jolt to the conventional way of thinking about food, nutrition and health. The reader who have already read The China Study would not be surprised with the findings in this book but those who are reading Dr. Campbell for the first time are surely in for a ride.

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Natural Remedies for Better Sleep

 

Sleep is regarded as one of the most genuinely revitalizing and healing experiences known. The world looks glittering and lighter to us when we can afford the much needed sleep every night. Insomnia could be termed as the lack of restful and healthful sleep. Every night you get in your bed at the normal hour of sleep, you tend to stare at ceiling until day breaks. Research showed that up to 40 percent of adults experience insomnia every year. It is believed that lack of sleep can reduce brain functionality. Below, we discuss different natural remedies for better sleep.

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Review of 100percentpure cosmetics

In today’s increasingly health-conscious world, cosmetics brands from around the world have to step up to the challenge to produce effective cosmetics products that are made of all natural ingredients so far. While some cosmetics companies managed to satisfy the changing demands of consumers, others find themselves left behind. One of the companies that have succeeded in producing all-natural cosmetics without toxins is 100percentpure. 

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Marshmallow Roots Benefits

Marshmallow root is a plant that is native to Africa and some parts of Europe, and it is used to make herbal treatment which has been used for centuries now. Its leaves and roots are used in making medicine and are also used as flavoring agents in foods. Marshmallow root is tolerated well and is easy to digest, though it has some side effects if you take it together with other types of medications. It is safe to use though few people have reported its side effects. Therefore, doctors recommend that this medication should be used about 1 hour or 2 hours before taking any other medication, in order to prevent side effects. Marshmallow root can be found in various forms; powder form, in extract form, made into an herbal tea, within ointments of the skin, and as a supplement. The form of marshmallow root you should use and the dosage usually depend on the condition you want to treats. I am going to discuss the benefits of marshmallow root, where to buy it and also the possible side effects that it is associated with it.

AleksandarKitanovic @123RF.com

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Benefits of taking cinnamon

Cinnamon has been around since the early 2000 BC in Egypt where it was first imported and used as a gift or offering to monarchs and gods. It was one of the most prized possessions in the Mediterranean for many centuries because of its limited supply. Cinnamon has two main species available in the market: the Cinnamomum verum or Ceylon Cinnamon is considered to be the “true cinnamon” and also the best type of cinnamon while the Cinnamomum cassia or also known as Chinese Cinnamon, is the one used in cinnamon rolls and other pastries. Cinnamon cassia is the most common and available species in the international trade scene where it is mostly exported from India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. There are other species of cinnamons from these countries too where each has its own uses. Because of its growing popularity, cinnamon has been used for food, beverage and even for its medical benefits. What is the health benefits of cinnamon?

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Peppermint Herb Benefits

Peppermint is highly known for its amazing benefits to human health. Originally grown in Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now widely grown worldwide. A hybrid between water mint and spearmint, peppermint is well known for its medicinal, therapeutic and antibacterial properties to name a few. The herb can be used externally and internally as a cure to various ailments and skin related disorders.

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