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Aloe Vera :

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any home remedies, supplements or following any treatment suggested on this blog. Only your
health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is
safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.

May you discover what works for you,
be healed & free of pain.

                                                                      Aloe Vera :

Aloe Vera is a common houseplant that is known for its nutritional properties and soothing of the skin. Benefits range from soothing skin to helping internal problems.

The main benefits of Aloe Vera are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and restoration. Other on going studies suggest that it is also beneficial to the heart and can destroy strong bacteria.

Aloe Vera is a natural vegetarian source of Vitamin B12. Research studies are underway to explore the potential of Aloe Vera components to boost immunity, combat the HIV virus, and to treat certain types
of cancer (particularly leukemia). It may even have a role to play in managing diabetes.

The three main categories of research include anti-inflammatory, anti- bacterial, and anti-viral actions of Aloe Vera. The juice is said to soothe digestive tract irritations such as colitis, ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome.

In 1994, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Aloe Vera for the treatment of HIV. On-going studies worldwide show that Aloe taken in highly concentrated doses can stimulate the production of white blood cells that may help fight viruses and tumours.

Aloe Vera contains protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamins A, B12, C and E, essential fatty acids, amino acids, enzymes (promoting healthy skin) and germanium.

Aloe Vera juice cleanses matter from the stomach, liver, kidneys, spleen, bladder, and is considered the finest, known colon cleanser. It is also used to ease heartburn, ulcers, diverticular disorders, and other types of digestive upset. Preliminary research has shown promising results.

In 1997, University of San Antonio researcher Jeremiah Herlihy, Ph.D., conducted a study to observe any negative effects of drinking Aloe daily. Rather than exhibiting negative effects, however, test animals receiving daily Aloe showed a remarkable reduction in leukemia, heart disease, and kidney disease. Dr. Herlihy concluded, "We found no indication of harm done to the rats even at high levels." In fact, the Aloe-drinking animals actually lived 25 percent longer than those in the control group (IASC Conference, Texas, 1997).

Researcher Robert Davis, Ph.D., an endocrinologist-biologist, explains that fifteen different compound groups of nutrients work together to make the plant effective. This means that Aloe Vera's effects cannot be synthesized easily in a laboratory. Some cancer patients state that Aloe Vera seems to reduce nausea, increase energy, and may help to minimize low blood counts caused by chemotherapy or radiation.

Aloe Vera juice is made from Aloe Vera gel. It is one of the Aloe Vera products that can be taken internally.

When Aloe Vera juice is taken twice daily in 2-4 oz doses it is said that it can help a person to maintain good health. Aloe Vera juice is known to help to detoxify the body and cleanse the colon. The detoxification properties of the juice also work to detoxify the blood stream. It acts as a antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agent, preventing illness.

If you are buying an Aloe Vera product, always purchase those made from 100% pure Aloe Vera. Look out for the International Aloe Science Council Seal of Approval as a guide.

* While Aloe Vera, in general, is a greatly beneficial herb for many aspects of health for the majority of  people, it has several possible side effects that cannot be completely ignored.

* There are no significant Aloe Vera side effects with its use as a topical remedy.

* Taken Internally you should always check with your doctor.

Orange Essential Oil .. Rosemary Essential Oil & Oregano Essential Oil :

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any home remedies, supplements or following any treatment suggested on this blog. Only your
health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is
safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.

May you discover what works for you,
be healed & free of pain

Orange Essential Oil :

Orange Essential Oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-spasmodic, anti-septic, carminative, diuretic, tonic, and sedative properties.

Anti-Inflammatory:  Orange oil gives quick and effective relief from inflammations, internal or external.

Anti-Depressant:  Used in aromatherapy,  gives a happy, relaxed feeling and works as a mood lifter.

Anti-Spasmodic:  Relaxes the muscular and nervous spasm giving relief.

Anti-Septic:  It inhibits microbial growth and disinfects the wounds.

Carminative:  Orange Oil is helpful to those suffering from chronic gas.

Diuretic:  Promotes urination to make the toxins like uric acid, bile, excess salts, pollutants and excess water exit the body through urine.

Tonic:  Tones systems functioning in the body, keeps the metabolic system in proper shape, gives strength and boosts immunity.

Sedative Properties:  Gives relief from anxiety, anger, depression and inflammations.

Rosemary Essential Oil :

Skin:  Rosemary oil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It can fight inflammation and skin irritations, useful in treating acne, dermatitis, eczema and other skin diseases.

Hair:  Rosemary oil stimulates the hair follicles and increases the blood flow, improving the scalp condition and encouraging hair growth.  It is a great remedy for dandruff. A few drops of rosemary oil in an unscented shampoo along with few drops of warm water can kill head lice. Rosemary oil slows down graying of hair and premature hair loss. This is the reason why rosemary oil is used in shampoos and conditioners.

Pain:  Rosemary oil has the ability to relive pains associated with menstrual cramps, rheumatism, arthritis, muscular aches, headaches and migraines. It alleviates neuralgia, mental fatigue and pains due to excessive physical work.

Mental Health:
  Rosemary oil is an excellent nerve and brain tonic, improving memory skills and concentration. It is a good remedy for depression and fatigue. Inhaling a few drops of rosemary oil enhances mood stability.

Decreases Fatigue and Mild Depression:  Fatigue and depression brought on by weariness or feeling run down are relieved by the effects of rosemary essential oil.

Respiration:  Rosemary oil has antiseptic properties and effective in treating respiratory infections.

Precautions for Using Rosemary:  Rosemary essential oil has a stimulating effect on the body so care should be taken with epileptics. Heavy overuse could result in nervous twitches or muscle spasms. While there are warnings about use during pregnancy, there is little empirical evidence of these dangers and the warnings stem from effects of one of the hundreds of chemical compounds in the oil. If there is concern about using essential oils contact a health care practitioner trained in their use.

Oregano Essential Oil :
Oil of Oregano has been shown  to kill not only Candida Albicans yeasts, but also Aspergillus Mold, Staphylococcus, E. Coli, and Giardia, among other pathenogic organisms.
Oil of Oregano has a really strong taste, especially for anyone not used to eating hot or spicy foods.
Most children will not like the taste of Oil of Oregano, plus, its strength may be too much for kids. If your health care practitioner recommends Oil of Oregano for treating your child, you can use a topical application of the oil, diluted into a carrier oil, to be applied to the soles of little ones' feet, which allows for a gentler introduction of the beneficial compounds into a child's system (through absorption rather than ingestion).

Anti Viral:
  Gives protection against viral infections.

Anti Bacterial:  Just as it protects you against viral infections, it protects you against bacterial infections too.

Anti Fungal:  Virus, bacteria, fungi and protozoa are the four agents which are responsible for all types of communicable and infectious diseases. Out of these, fungi are responsible for some of the dreaded and fatal infections, internal and external.  Many skin infections are also caused by these fungi. Oregano Oil, if used regularly, internally or externally, can protect effectively against these fungal infections.

Anti Oxidant:
  Protects you from the damages done to the body by the free radicals or oxidants, neutralizes the free radicals and repairs the damages already done.

Anti-inflammatory, Pain Reliever: 
Taken internally, as well as applied topically, diluted Oil of Oregano will be of great relief to people suffering from arthritis, joint pain, and tendonitis. When your joints or tendons are inflamed, diluted Oil of Oregano applied topically can penetrate deeply beneath the skin’s surface to help reduce swelling and pain. Taken internally it acts as a powerful pain reliever.

Anti Parasitic:
  Parasites, such as round worms, tape worms, lice, bed bugs, mosquitoes, fleas etc., some living inside and outside the human body, use the body as a source of food as well as acting as carriers of communicable diseases. Oregano Essential Oil, when ingested, gets rid of intestinal worms. Applied externally, it keeps away lice, bed bugs, mosquitoes, fleas etc.

Anti Allergenic:
  Oregano Oil, being sedative in nature, calms down hyper-sensitivity giving relief from allergies.

  Promotes digestion by increasing secretion of digestive juices.

Other Benefits:
  Helps heal psoriasis, eczema, athlete’s foot, flu and other infectious ailments. It can be used to treat bacterial infections like e- coli, giardiasis and food poisoning. Studies show that it is a powerful painkiller.

Caution: It can cause irritation of skin and mucus membrane, if taken in higher concentrations or dosages. Pregnant women should avoid using it.
Essential Oil of Oregano blends well with essential oils of Lavender, Rosemary, Bergamot, Chamomile, Cypress, Cedar Wood, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus

Black Seed Oil :

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any home remedies, supplements or following any treatment suggested on this blog. Only your
health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is
safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.

May you discover what works for you,
be healed & free of pain.
Black Seed Oil :
Black seed oil, also known as Nigella sativa or Black Cumin or Black Caraway Seed, is a natural substance that has been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. 
The use of black seed oil to treat and prevent dozens of conditions goes back at least 2000 years. Many ancient writers have referenced black seed oil as a legendary herbal remedy that has renowned protective and healing powers.  In Egypt the oil pressed from black seed was named “Pharaoh’s Oil.” The Bible contains the first written record of Black Seed when Isaiah records that ketsah (Hebrew word for what was later shown to be Nigella sativa) must be reaped by a different technique than that used with wheat (Isaiah 28:25-27).
Researchers have discovered that black seed oil is a very unique substance that contains over one hundred different nutrients that battle a host of common medical conditions, it is made up of about 21% protein and contains significant amounts of essential fatty acids; minerals, such as iron, zinc, and selenium; and vitamins A, B, and C.
Here are some of the major benefits that scientists studying black seed oil
have identified:

Strengthens the immune system: . White blood cells thrive on black seed oil, and there is no greater preventer of disease of all types than an immune system that is working effectively. Black seed oil’s positive effects on digestion also empower the immune system.

Black Seed Oil produces prostaglandin E1. This particular prostaglandin (the scientific community has identified only twelve) works by regulating hormone secretion. It inhibits inflammation, helps to prevent thrombosis, reduces cholesterol synthesis and works to black the formation of abnormal cells. It also lowers bold pressure and may protect the liver from the effects of alcohol and other irritating drugs. This substance also contributes to Black Seed’s general balancing action by maintaining the salt and water balance, and it regulates insulin secretion, nerve conduction and gastrointestinal function.

Black Seed Oil impacts the health and nutrition of cells throughout the body.  It contains various substances that have been clinically linked to better cell function by maintaining healthy and effective cell membranes. Black seed oil is particularly beneficial to brain and nervous system cells.

Black Seed Oil is also an excellent body cleanser. It helps keep the digestive tract healthy, and it also has anti-parasitic qualities that help rid the body of unwanted organisms that can cause disease and rob us of nutrients.

Black Seed Oil is a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids , a type of fat that researchers are discovering beneficial to perform many tasks, including regulating metabolism, drawing toxins to the skin for excretion from the body, improving liver and circulatory functions, and regulating insulin and cholesterol levels.

Black Seed Oil has a reputation as a very effective remedy for respiratory conditions such as coughs, colds, and asthma and other allergies. This is likely due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic actions.

Black Seed Oil also contains a variety of antioxidants that battle free radical damage.

Analgesic: Relieves or dampens sensation of pain.
Anthelmintic: (Also know as vermicide or vermifuge) destroys and expels intestinal worms.
Anti-bacterial: Destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria.
Anti-Inflammatory:  Reduces inflammation.
Anti-Microbial:  Destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive microorganisms.
Antioxidant:  Prevents or delays the damaging oxidation of the body's cells.
Anti-Pyretic:  Exhibits a cooling action, useful in fever reduction.
Anti-spasmodic:  Prevents or eases muscle spasms and cramps.
Anti-tumors:  Counteracts or prevents the formation of malignant tumors.
Carminative:  Stimulates digestion and induces the expulsion of gas
Diaphoretic:  Induces perspiration during fever to cool and stimulate the release of toxins.
Diuretic:  Stimulates urination to relieve bloating and rid the body of any excess water.
Digestive:  Stimulates bile and aids in the digestive process.
Emmenagogue:  Stimulates menstrual flow and activity.
Galactogogue:  Stimulates the action of milk in new mothers.
Hypotensive:  Reduces excess blood pressure.
Immunomodulator:  Suppresses or strengthens immune system activity as needed for optimum balance.
Laxative:  Causes looseness or relaxation of the bowels.

The Cancer Immune-Biology Laboratory of South Carolina recently published results of one of the most all-inclusive studies on Black Seed. “Black Cumin Oil (Black Seed) generally helps encourage the production of bone marrow and the cells of the immune system…It enhances the productions of interferon, protects normal cells from the damaging effects of viral disease, destroys tumor cells, and boosts the number of antibody-producing B-cells. All registered effects make Black Cumin Oil a perfect candidate for use in cancer prevention and cure.” Also, this study specifically noted that the growth rate of healthy bone marrow cells increased by 250% while the growth rate of tumors decreased by 50%

Black Seed Oil Uses:
Suggested use:  One teaspoon daily with meals
Apply topically for skin conditions such as athlete’s foot, eczema, psoriasis, or ringworm.

Rub Black Seed Oil on the chest for respiratory infections.

A teaspoon of Black Seed Oil in a cup of herbal tea can also help relieve cough and cold symptoms.

A teaspoon in a glass of juice or in yogurt is a great way to boost energy in the morning and will help you sleep well at night too.

Black Seed Oil is great for skin and hair health as well. Add a bit to your soap and shampoo. Internal use is good for hair and skin too

Lavender Essential Oil :

Disclaimer: Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking
any home remedies, supplements or following any treatment suggested on this blog. Only your
health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is
safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.

May you discover what works for you,
be healed & free of pain.

Lavender Essential Oil :

Neither lavender oil nor eucalyptus are safe to take internally, even in small amounts. Low doses of either oil can cause diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, vomiting and rectal bleeding.

Lavender essential oil is the perfect tonic to improve the state of the nervous system. Its calming and relaxing properties are well known. The scent alone has the ability to remove nervous restlessness and exhaustion, and increase the mind's ability to think clearly. It has been used to successfully treat migraines, headaches, emotional stress, anxiety, and depression long before there were ever drug treatments for such things. To benefit from using lavender essential oil for this purpose you can put a
few drops in a clean spray bottle with water and spray some around your home. This is also a great way to help you relax before going to bed.

Lavender essential oil has both antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, so it can also be used to treat skin conditions such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis and other types of skin inflammations. Lavender has also been shown to reduce the progression of candida albicans.

Lavender essential oil appears to have a cell regenerating action. It is soothing and has a topical analgesic action that helps with itching. When used with pain medication, it increases the effects of the medication.

Sleep:  Lavender is known as a calming and relaxing herb and has frequently been used for insomnia, anxiety, depression, and natural stress relief.

Pain Relief:  Lavender essential oil is also an excellent remedy for various types of pains. If you have sore joints, massaging them with an oil such as sweet almond that contains a few drops of lavender essential oil can be the best remedy.

Respiratory Disorders:  Lavender oil is extensively used for various respiratory problems including throat infections, flu, cough, cold, asthma, sinus congestion, bronchitis, whooping cough, laryngitis, and tonsillitis. The oil is either used in the form of vapor or applied on the skin of neck, chest and back. Test it out on a small patch of skin, a little goes a long way.

Skin Care:  The health benefits of lavender oil for the skin can be attributed to its antiseptic and antifungal properties. It is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammations. It heals wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns rapidly as it aids in the formation of scar tissues.

Hair Care:  Lavender essential oil is useful for the hair as it can be very effective on lice and lice eggs or nits.

Blood Circulation:  Lavender essential oil is also good for improving blood circulation. It lowers blood pressure and is used for hypertension.

Aromatherapy Methods:

Inhalation:  add two or three drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water and breathe in the steam for a few minutes.

:  add four to six drops of pure essential oils to a hot bath along with a dispersant, such as alcohol or milk to break up the oil on the surface of the water.

:  using 15 to 20 drops of pure essential oil in 1 ounce of massage oil base is one of the most relaxing and therapeutic ways to receive the aromatherapy benefits of the oils, along with the detoxification of the body through lymph drainage and the stimulation of the entire circulatory system.

:  adding 1 teaspoon of essential oils to 7 ounces of distilled water along with 90% isopropyl alcohol to emulsify the oils, then spray on bedding, linens, towels, and use as a room spray to deodorize and disinfect the air.