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Aloe Vera :

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safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.

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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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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.

Digestive:
  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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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 :

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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.
 

        
                                                   
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.

Bathing
:  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.

Massage
:  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.

Spray
:  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.

Grape Seed Oil :

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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.


                   Grape Seed Oil :

Benefits of Grape Seed Oil:

Grape Seed Oil and its extract constitute anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-histamine, anti-aging, anti-allergic, antimicrobial, and adaptogenic activity. It has been beneficial in the treatment of a number of health issues which include: arthritis, edema, dermatitis, acne, wrinkles, dry and itchy skin, age spots, sun burns, chapped lips, wounds, bruising, stretch marks, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, chronic venous insufficiency, premature aging, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), weight loss, stress, dandruff, hair loss, warts, cardiovascular diseases especially atherosclerosis, hypertension, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, visual impairment, cataract, and macular degeneration. Studies also suggest that its free radical scavenging activity may strengthen the immune system and reduce the risk of developing cancer.

Grape seeds contains proanthocyanidins, which are very potent antioxidants. Antioxidants flush impurities out of your skin, and neutralize free radicals, which in turn fights the effects of aging.

Grape seed oil has mild astringent qualities, which help to tighten and tone the skin.

Because grape seed oil is non-comedogenic, it is great for people who have oily or acne-prone skin.

Grape seed oil has moisturizing properties that will soften the skin without feeling greasy or oily.

The antioxidants in grape seed are proanthocyanidins. Proanthocyanidins are far more powerful than both Vitamins C and E which fight free radicals. It also gives you the fats you need, mono & polyunsaturated and helps lower blood pressure.

For the Body:
Grape seed oil has a stimulating effect on the circulatory system and may also be useful in treating and preventing varicose veins. Consuming grape seed oil helps to protect the cells of the body from damage and disease. A natural anti-inflammatory agent, grape seed oil may be used to treat wounds and sunburn.

Skin Care:

Research suggests that the linoleic acid in grape seed oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-allergen, acne reductive, and moisture retentive properties. It contains 73% of linoleic acid which may be beneficial in the treatment of acne, dermatitis, allergic reactions, atopic eczema and dry and itchy skin. A simple remedy for these skin conditions is to apply grape seed oil onto the affected skin 2-3 times daily.
Applying a few drops of grape seed oil to the face provides protection from premature aging and may actually help acne, because of its powerful antioxidant properties. Flavonoids which are found in grape seed oil may assist the skin in stabilizing collagen and maintaining elasticity. Its light and easily absorbed texture makes grape seed oil ideal for cosmetic purposes as well as being useful as carrier oil in massage therapy.
Cancer:
Grape seed extract may prevent cancerous cells from growing in specific parts of the body such as the stomach, colon, breast, prostate and lung. Additionally, grape seed oil may prevent damage to cells caused by chemotherapy treatment and medication. The powerful antioxidant properties found in grape seed oil prove to be beneficial in cancer prevention.

Asthma:
Grape seed oil can also be used in the homeopathic treatment of asthma. The oil can help reduce inflammation of the airways, and the antioxidants help to inhibit mucus production in the lungs. Additionally, grape seed oil can help control the allergic reactions and triggers that may prompt an asthma attack since it is known to suppress the production of histamine which occurs during an allergy attack.

Hemorrhoids:

Varicose veins, spider veins and hemorrhoids are caused by damaged blood vessels and compromise the ability of the capillaries to manage blood flow in the veins, which results in pooling of the blood inside the veins. Grape seed Oil contains oligomeric proanthocyanidin and flavonoids, which are known to help with capillary integrity.

High Blood Pressure:

Recent research has shown that grape seed oil may improve damaged blood vessels and help regulate high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.

Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Studies have shown that Grape Seed Oil may improve the production of collagen which is important for maintaining healthy connective tissues in our joints. Its anti-inflammatory activity may also reduce the pain caused by arthritis. A simple remedy is to start taking 1 teaspoon of Grape Seed Oil daily on an empty stomach for 7 days and then reduce the amount to 1/2 teaspoon daily on an empty stomach.

Wrinkles and Stretch Marks:

The antioxidant activity of Grape Seed Extract may reduce the damage to skin cells and enhance the production of collagen and elastin which is important for strong and healthy looking skin. Apply grape seed
oil onto the affected skin overnight. One to two drops of Grape Seed Oil can be added to your face
moisturizer to enhance its effectiveness.

Natural Treatments:
Liver Detox: 
3/4 tablespoon grape seed oil taken daily for 7 days, after that 1 teaspoon a day.
 

Coconut Oil :

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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.

                                                       
     Coconut Oil :
          
     (Extra Virgin, Certified Organic)
 

Health Benefits of :  Coconut Oil:

The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc.

Hair Care:  Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrition for hair.
Stress Relief:  Coconut oil is very soothing and it helps in removing stress. Applying coconut oil to the head followed with a gentle massage helps in removing mental fatigue.

Heart Disease:  There is a misconception that coconut oil is not good for the heart. This is because it contains a large quantity of saturated fats. However, coconut oil is beneficial for the heart. It contains about 50% lauric acid, which helps in preventing various heart problems including high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. The saturated fats present in coconut oil are not harmful. It does not lead to increased LDL levels. It also reduces the incidence of injury in arteries and therefore helps in preventing atherosclerosis.

Weight Loss:  Coconut oil is very useful in reducing weight. It contains short and medium chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight. It is easy to digest and helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and enzymes systems. It increases the body metabolism by removing stress on pancreases, thereby burning out more energy, helping obese and overweight people reduce their weight.

You can reduce your food intake, reduce your fat intake, be hungry all the time, feel miserable, depressed and not lose many pounds. Most people eventually give up with no lasting or significant weight loss. Each time you lower your calorie intake you lower your metabolism which requires less calories to go through the day, which will result in more weight gain once you give up your diet. It is a vicious cycle. Many people find, that by changing the fats they have in their diet from the unsaturated long chain fatty acids, found in seed oils, to the medium chain fatty acids, found in coconut oil, they gradually over the the weeks and months lose weight effortlessly. It has been well documented in numerous dietary studies using both animals and humans, that replacing long chain fatty acids with medium chain fatty acids results in a decrease in body weight gain and a reduction in fat deposition.

Immunity:  Coconut oil strengthens the immune system as it contains antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which is claimed to help in dealing with viruses and bacteria causing diseases such as herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, and even HIV. It helps in fighting harmful bacteria such as listeria monocytogenes and heliobacter pylori, and harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia.

Healing:  When applied on infections, it forms a chemical layer which protects the infected body part from external dust, air, fungi, bacteria and virus. Coconut oil is most effective on bruises as it speeds up the healing process by repairing damaged tissues.

Infections:  Coconut oil is very effective against a variety of infections due to its antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. According to the Coconut Research Center, coconut oil kills viruses that cause influenza, measles, hepatitis, herpes, SARS, etc. It also kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, etc. Coconut oil is also effective on fungi and yeast that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash, etc.

You can use coconut oil in your ears when you feel an earache coming on, and it has been used to cure warts when applied topically, either by keeping the wart covered for a few weeks with band-aids saturated with the oil, or applying it frequently throughout the day. Use it in your nose to relieve dryness and help ward off infections, it's even safe to use in the eyes if you suffer from dry eyes, or when you feel a stye coming on.

Liver:  The presence of medium chain triglycerides and fatty acids helps in preventing liver diseases.
Are easily converted into energy when they reach the liver, thus reducing work load on the liver and also preventing accumulation of fat.

Kidney:  Coconut oil helps in preventing kidney and gall bladder disease. It also helps in dissolving kidney stones.

Diabetes:  Coconut oil helps in controlling blood sugar, and improves the secretion of insulin. It also helps in effective utilization of blood glucose, thereby preventing and treating diabetes.

Bones:  Coconut oil improves the ability of our body to absorb important minerals. These include calcium and magnesium which are necessary for development of bones. Coconut oil is very useful to women who are prone to osteoporosis after middle age.

Dental Care:  Calcium is an important element present in teeth. Since coconut oil facilitates absorption of calcium by the body, it helps strengthen teeth. Coconut oil also stops tooth decay.

HIV and Cancer:  It is believed that coconut oil plays an instrumental role in reducing viral susceptibility of HIV and cancer patients. Preliminary research has shown indications of the effect of coconut oil on reducing the viral load of HIV patients (Reference).

Numerous studies now show that the high lauric acid content of coconut oil is very beneficial in attacking viruses, bacteria, other pathogens, and that it builds the body's immune system just as human mother's milk, which contains lauric acid.

Coconut oil, because it contains shorter fatty acid chains, is absorbed into the blood stream and used by the body for energy.

The lauric acid in coconut oil is antibacterial, anti-protozoal, antiviral, and there could be a die off effect as offending organisms are removed from the body.

* It is unlikely, but some people could possibly have an allergic reaction, although coconuts do not fall under the classification of being a nut.

Cinnamon (Ceylon) :

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.


                      Cinnamon (Ceylon) :

Cinnamon is one of the most popular herbs and spices. Though cinnamon oil has numerous health benefits, it often causes irritations and allergic reactions. Therefore people prefer to use cinnamon directly instead of using the oil. Being strong in nature, cinnamon oil should be avoided for internal consumption. Further, it can have adverse effects on the skin, if used topically in concentrated form and therefore it should be used in diluted form. Moreover before using cinnamon oil, it should be tested if it suits your skin. Apply only a small quantity of cinnamon oil initially and check if you get any allergic reaction. Do not apply cinnamon oil on the face and sensitive areas.
The health benefits of cinnamon can be attributed to its antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, astringent and anti clotting properties. Cinnamon is rich in essential minerals such as manganese, iron and calcium. It is also rich in fiber. 
The health benefits of cinnamon include the following:
Brain Tonic: Cinnamon boosts the activity of the brain and hence acts as a good brain tonic. It helps in removing nervous tension and memory loss.
Blood Purification: Cinnamon helps in removing blood impurities. Therefore it is often recommended for pimples.
Blood Circulation: Cinnamon aids in the circulation of blood due to the presence of a blood thinning compound in it. This blood circulation helps significantly in removing pain. Good blood circulation also ensures oxygen supply to the body cells leading to higher metabolic activity. You significantly reduce the chance of getting a heart attack by regularly consuming cinnamon.
Infections: Due to its antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties, it is effective on external as well as internal infections. It helps in destroying germs in the gall bladder and bacteria in staph infections.
Healing: Cinnamon helps in stopping bleeding. Therefore it facilitates the healing process.
Pain: Cinnamon is also anti inflammatory. It helps in removing the stiffness of muscles. It relieves pain and stiffness of muscle and joints. Cinnamon is also recommended for arthritis. It also helps in removing headache that is caused by cold.
Diabetes: Cinnamon has the ability to control blood sugar. Diabetics find it very useful as cinnamon aids them in using less insulin. Research has shown that it is particularly very helpful for patients suffering from type2 diabetes. Type2 diabetes patients are not able to use their insulin levels properly. Researchers at the US Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland, studied the effect of various food substances including cinnamon on blood sugar. They found that a water-soluble polyphenol compound called MHCP which is abundant in cinnamon synergistically acted with insulin and helped in the better utilization of insulin.
Heart Diseases: It is believed that the calcium and fiber present in cinnamon provides protection against heart diseases. Including a little cinnamon in the food helps those suffering from coronary artery disease and high blood pressure.
Colon Cancer: It also improves the health of colon and thereby reducing the risk to colon cancer.
Indigestion:  Cinnamon is very effective for indigestion, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea and flatulence. Due to its carminative properties, it is very helpful in removing gas from the stomach and intestines. It also removes acidity, diarrhea and morning sickness. It is therefore often referred to as a digestive tonic.
Respiratory problems: Cinnamon helps in cold, flu, influenza, sore throat and congestion.
Menstruation: Cinnamon is effective in providing relief from menstrual discomfort and cramping.
Cinnamon Oil (cinnamonum zevlanicum)
Cinnamon oil is obtained from the bark and leaves of the cinnamon tree. It should be noted that without proper use it can be toxic, may cause irritation to the skin and mucous membranes, and in severe circumstances, an overdose can depress the central nervous system.

Benefits of Cinnamon Oil:
Cooking: Some people add cinnamon oil while cooking. Cinnamon oil obtained from the leaves contains a compound named cinnamaldehyde, which is an excellent flavoring agent.
Room Freshener: The pleasant aroma of cinnamon oil makes it a very effective as a room freshener. It is often added in potpourris.
Eliminating Mosquitoes: Cinnamon oil is a good mosquito repellent. Research has now proved that cinnamon oil is very effective in killing mosquito larvae.
 

Clove 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.

 
             
Clove Oil
(Eugenia caryophyllata)) :

Some of the effective health benefits of clove oil:

Cloves contain some of the same phenols as Oil of Oregano, namely carvacrol and thymol, among others, which are highly antifungal in nature, as well as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiviral, and
anti-inflammatory.

The effects of clove oil, including its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, have been known and recorded for thousands of years. The essential oil of cloves is used in the topical treatment and pain
relief of tooth and gum infections. It helps ease the pain, and the antiseptic qualities of the cloves
fight infection.

Make clove tea, use cloves in cooking, apply clove oil to fungal infections of the fingernail and toenail, dilute in a carrier oil to use on the skin.
Clove oil is used most often in dental care. The germicidal properties of the oil make it very effective for relieving dental pain, tooth ache, sore gums and mouth ulcers. Clove contains the compound eugenol, which has been used in dentistry for years. Gargles with diluted clove help in easing the throat. The characteristic smell of clove helps remove bad breath. As a result, clove oil is added to numerous dental products and medications, including, mouth washes, and tooth pastes. Dentists also mix clove oil with zinc oxide and prepare a white filling material as a temporary alternative to root canal.
Infections: Due to its antiseptic properties, clove is useful for wound, cuts, scabies, athlete’s foot, fungal infections, bruises, prickly heat, scabies, etc.  It can also be used for insect bites and stings. Clove is very strong in nature and hence should be used in diluted form.  It should not be used on sensitive skin.

Skin Care: Clove is often recommended for skin care, especially to acne patients.

Stress: Clove is aphrodisiac in nature and hence serves as an excellent stress reliever. It has a stimulating effect on the mind and removes mental exhaustion and fatigue. When taken internally, in appropriate amounts, it refreshes the mind. Clove also induces sleep and is helpful to insomnia patients. It is useful for treating mental problems such as loss of memory, depression and anxiety.

Headache: Clove Oil when mixed with salt, and applied on the forehead, gives a cooling effect and helps in getting relief from headache.

Respiratory Problems: Clove oil has a cooling and anti inflammatory effect, and thereby clears the nasal passages. This expectorant is useful in various respiratory disorders including coughs, colds, bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, and tuberculosis. Chewing a clove bud eases sore throats.

Earache: A mixture of warm clove oil and olive oil is a good remedy for earaches.

Indigestion: Clove is effective in stomach related problems such as hiccups, indigestion, motion sickness, and flatulence.

Blood Purification: Clove also helps in purifying the blood.

Immune System: Clove is useful for boosting the immune system. Its antiviral properties and ability to purify blood increases your resistance to diseases.
 

*Important Note:
Consult your doctor regarding the use of clove oil during pregnancy and with infants.

It is advised to use this oil in moderation or according to the suggestion of a specialist as it can cause mucous
membrane and skin irritations.

It is advised to use this oil in diluted form.

Clove is a powerful oil that is antibacterial, antiseptic and analgesic, making it good for the
prevention of infections. Use it to disinfect surfaces and in aromatherapy lamps to help
disinfect rooms. Clove oil is very strong and can cause irritation if used in its pure form.

Clove oil:  Body Rub:
(kills bacteria and fungi, promotes healing & relives pain)

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
15 drops of pure clove oil
Store in a glass container.
Shake well before use.
 

Clove oil can be very irritating to skin, so do a test patch before applying to a wide area.
 

Peppermint 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.


 Peppermint Oil :
 

Peppermint is a cross between watermint and spearmint, with a high menthol content. Historically, the herb has been known for its medicinal uses. It is often termed as the world’s oldest medicine.
Unlike many other herbs and essential oils, numerous health benefits of peppermint have been studied and proved by the scientific community.  As a result, peppermint oil is also sold in the form of capsules and tablets.

Peppermint contains minerals, vitamins and trace elements such as potassium, calcium, copper, iron, manganese, and vitamins A, B2 and C.

Peppermint has also been shown to retard the growth of many varieties of bacteria and fungi. It's thought to help relieve symptoms of allergies and asthma as well.

The health benefits of peppermint oil include the following:

Acne:
Peppermint is known to balance the PH levels of the skin which may help balance the production of excessive oils of the skin. Also the astringent, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory activity of Peppermint may help diminish the appearance of acne, black heads, rashes and redness. Simply mix 2 drops of Peppermint Oil into your regular face wash every morning and at night. One drop of the oil can also be mixed into a moisturizer and applied onto the affected area overnight for acne or skin rashes.

Headaches and Migraines:
According to researchers, Peppermint has vasodilatory effects which may help in the dilation of constricted blood vessels, one of the common triggers of headaches and migraines. When you feel a light headache or migraine is coming on, apply a small amount of Peppermint oil on the temples, forehead and back of the neck to help alleviate the pains. If any kind of irritation occurs, Peppermint Oil should be diluted in extra virgin olive oil. Mix 3-4 drops of Peppermint Oil into one tablespoon of olive oil. Based on the sensitivity level olive oil amount can be increased.

Head Lice: 
Peppermint is known to be a natural insect repellent. Therefore, applying Peppermint Oil thoroughly into the hair for about 30 minutes before taking a shower may help get rid of head lice. This should be repeated three times a week. If you experience any skin irritation, you can try diluting the Peppermint oil with a small amount of olive oil.

Indigestion: 
Peppermint oil is very helpful in digestion. Often people put a few drops of peppermint oil in a glass of water and drink it after their meal due to its digestive properties. It is carminative and therefore helps in removing gas. Peppermint is a good tonic for those who have a low appetite. It also helps during motion sickness and upset stomach. Preliminary research has proved that peppermint oil in the combination of caraway oil can be used for treating heartburn.

Dental Care:
Peppermint, due to its antiseptic properties, is useful for dental care. It is also useful for treating toothaches.

Respiratory Problems:
Menthol, which is present in abundance in peppermint oil, helps in clearing the respiratory tract. It is an effective expectorant and therefore provides instantaneous, though temporary,
relief in numerous respiratory problems including nasal congestion, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, cold and cough. As a result, it is used in numerous cold rubs. When these cold rubs are rubbed on the chest, they remove nasal and respiratory congestion immediately.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
A few studies have shown that enteric-coated Peppermint capsules or fresh Peppermint leaves may relieve IBS symptoms. It can also relax the gastro-esophageal sphincter that may help with bloating, gas and indigestion by promoting burping and belching. For IBS, taking 1-2 enteric-coated peppermint capsules twice daily may be beneficial. The enteric-coated capsules don't release peppermint in the stomach but delay the release of menthol until it reaches the small intestine. Large amounts of menthol in the stomach can cause irritation and acidic reaction in the stomach. The carminative properties of Peppermint may help with indigestion, bloating, flatulence and upset stomach. Simply drinking one cup of peppermint tea 2-3 times daily may be helpful. If you have heartburn or are being treated for acid reflux or GERD, do not take peppermint.

Menstrual Cramps:
Peppermint is known to relax constricted muscles. Therefore, drinking one cup of Peppermint tea 2-3 times daily during the menstrual cycle may help soothe menstrual cramps.
 

Pain Relief:
Peppermint has analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity which may help with muscular pains and arthritis. Simply apply Peppermint Oil onto the affected area 2 to 3 times daily. In case of any kind of skin irritation, Peppermint Oil can be diluted into extra virgin olive oil. For strained muscles after strenuous workouts or sports, adding 6-10 drops of Peppermint Oil into warm bath water can relax and soothe strained muscles.
 

Sinusitis and Colds:
The decongestant, expectorant, antiviral and astringent properties of Peppermint may help soothe sore
throats and relieve dry cough, cold and nasal congestion. For nasal congestion, sinusitis, cold, flu and asthma, drinking peppermint tea and inhaling its vapors from the tea may help. Simply steep one teaspoon
of peppermint leaves in a boiling cup of water for 5-8 minutes. Strain out the leaves and add honey for sweetness if desired. Drink this tea and inhale the vapors from it while drinking 2-3 times daily. For dry coughs drinking Peppermint tea and massaging Peppermint oil on the chest two to three times daily may
help since the Menthol in Peppermint thins the mucus, lubricates the respiratory tract and helps bring
out the thick and dried phlegm from the lungs and bronchi.

 

Stress and Anxiety:
Recent studies have shown that aromatherapy using peppermint oil may help relieve anxiety, stress, emotional imbalance and stress-induced headaches or migraines. Simply light Peppermint essential oil in
a diffuser or burner and relax in an easy chair nearby for 30 minutes. While you are inhaling peppermint aroma, breathe in through the nose and out the mouth and let your body loosen and relax. Listening to any of your favorite natural spa music can add to the relaxation. Repeat this aromatherapy at least 3 times a weak.


Immune System:
Peppermint oil increases your immunity to diseases and therefore helps you in preventing a number of diseases.

Blood Circulation:
It also improves blood circulation.

Hair Care:
Peppermint oil is very useful for hair care as it gives a cooling effect to the head, and removes dandruff.

What are the Side Effects of Peppermint?

Peppermint or its oil should not be consumed if you are being treated for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, acid reflux, hiatal hernia, and gallstones. It is not recommended for infants, or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Peppermint should be avoided if you are taking cyclosporine or any other medication for preventing the rejection of transplants. It is advised to regulate your blood sugar and blood pressure levels when taking Peppermint therapeutically for longer periods because it may lower blood sugar or blood pressure levels. To avoid any kind of skin irritation or allergic reaction it is recommended to do a skin test before applying it for therapeutic purposes. If any kind of irritation occurs, stop using Peppermint Oil or try diluting it into extra virgin olive oil.