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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