BAOBAB – bountiful health booster

 

BAOBAB TREE

Baobab is the common name of the Adansonia tree – this ‘super-fruit’ is found inside hard pods that hang upside-down from the tree.  It has a delectable citrus flavour.  It is an ingredient in many bodybuilding and fitness supplements as well as in vitamins/mineral formulas.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Baobab fruit is high in

  1. calcium
  2. potassium (4 x that of bananas)
  3. magnesium (5 x that of avocados)
  4. zinc
  5. vitamin A
  6. thiamin or vitamin B1
  7. vitamin B6
  8. bioflavonoids
  9. antioxidant / anti-ageing
  10. prebiotic properties
  11. vitamin C – contributing to healthy blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth.

 

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BAOBAB SMOOTHIE POWER

Be creative – Please share your amazing baobab smoothie recipes with us and we’ll publish them at our webstore!

 

 

OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS

Baobab

  • strengthens the immune system and increases iron absorption.
  • energy booster – less tiredness / fatigue 
  • high in fibre, both soluble and insoluble (prebiotic) = healthy gut 
  • assists with bowel regularity
  • helpful in weight management
  • soluble fibre assists with slowed release of sugar into the bloodstream, thus reducing energy spikes
  • Traditionally used to relieve diarrhoea, constipation and dysentery

 

 

CREAMY HOT CHOCOLATE BAOBAB DRINK  ..  AND IT’S PURE HEALTH!

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Who knew?  Baobab powder has powers beyond those well documented health-giving properties we love so much.  We’ve discovered that it gives hot chocolate a smooth and creamy finish, much like chocolate mousse in hot drink form.  To fully enjoy this Bao-choco treat one needs to get the ratio of cacao to baobab just right.  We think we’ve got it, and can’t wait for you to try it. It’s exceptionally delicious with the whipped coconut cream!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk use almond milk for a dairy-free version
  • 3 heaped Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 heaped tsp baobab powder
  • 2-3 tsp agave crystals / syrup or honey (adjust to taste)
  • Pinch of Himalayan or other pure salt

Preparation

Takes 10 minutes, serves 2

  1. Pour milk into a small saucepan and warm up slowly over a medium heat.
  2. When warm enough to test with your finger without burning yourself, add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until combined.
  3. Continue heating until it reaches your desired temperature.
  4. Serve (with some Eureka Mills rusks) and banish winter!

Tip: to make it easier to combine with the milk, put the cacao powder through a sieve.

 

Moringa Oil – Health and Beauty

MARVELLOUS  MIRACULOUS MULTI-FUNCTIONAL MORINGA OIL

 

 

 

 

1. Moringa oil : Anti-ageing properties

One of the greatest Moringa oil benefits for beauty is it’s anti-ageing property. With all the antioxidants contained in Moringa oil, it’s no wonder that it is widely used by the cosmetics industry in ant-ageing creams. The oil is famous for its anti-ageing properties and its said to reduce wrinkles and slow the ageing process.

 

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2. Moringa oil for beautiful hair

With regular use, moringa oil will strengthen one’s hair. Massaged into hair and scalp, the oil penetrates deep and the vitamins and minerals are quickly absorbed by the hair follicles to give a deep down nourishing treatment.

3. Moringa oil for dry scalp

Another one of wonderful Moringa oil benefits is that the oil is a fantastic moisturiser. Lighter than many other natural oils, Moringa oil is absorbed quickly into the scalp for fast relief of a dry and itchy scalp.

4. Moringa oil soothes minor cuts and burns

Moringa oil benefits also include natural antiseptic qualities and anti-inflammatory properties, which make it an ideal treatment for minor cuts, burns and rashes. It gently soothes pain, reduces inflammation and promotes the healing process.

5. Moringa oil promotes a good night’s sleep

Taken internally, moringa oil is well known for its calming properties and it can help ensure that you get a good night’s sleep. It is also known to help lower and control blood pressure. (Ask the advice of your doctor though, before trying any self treatments.)

6. Moringa oil : an acne treatment

Moringa oil is an effective way to treat acne and remove blackheads and pimples. The oil is an effective, deep down cleanser and its antibacterial properties will help to fight infection, while the anti-inflammatory properties will reduce redness.

7. Moringa oil counteracts dandruff and split ends

Another one of great Moringa oil benefits for hair.  In addition to strengthening hair, Moringa oil also effectively combats both split ends and dandruff. Simply massage the oil into damp hair.

 

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8. Moringa oil – a wonderful facial cleanser and moisturiser

Use  moringa oil as a daily facial cleanser. The oil gently lifts dirt and pollution from the skin and the pores, leaving you with a beautifully fresh and glowing complexion.

9. Moringa oil for sunburn

Another one of wonderful Moringa oil benefits is that, thanks to its soothing, anti-inflammatory properties, Moringa oil is an ideal sunburn treatment. Gently rubbed into the affected area, it will soothe the pain and reduce the inflammation and discomfort. It can also be used in the same way to treat insect bites and stings.

10. Moringa Oil to soothe and soften dry skin and chapped lips

Moringa oil helps soothe dry skin and chapped lips by maintaining moisture and skin softness. It can also be beneficial in treating various skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and can simply rejuvenate dull and tired looking skin, adding beautiful and healthy glow. It can also help reduce acne spots and hyper-pigmentation.

NOTE : Moringa oil, like other many other natural oils, does tend to solidify in cold temperatures.   One can either warm it a little in some warm water or just scoop into the palm of the hand and it is almost instantly ready to apply.

 

 

 

 

and, and ………. one can take Moringa oil as a health supplement or use it in cooking. Similar to olive oil, it can be used as a salad dressing or as a cooking oil and it contains 90 nutrients, as well as omega-3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants.

Stay beautiful!

 

 

 

 

Source : http://www.beautyandtips.com/beautyoils/top-10-moringa-oil-benefits-for-beauty-and-health/

Did you know …. Diatomaceous Earth (D/E)

 

 

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH – MOTHER NATURE’S WONDERFUL SECRET

Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a powerful, inexpensive solution to most of your health issues. It’s probably the simplest and most straightforward health product out there on the market. It can be used as a beauty product, an internal cleanser, or a deep revitalizer for the whole human body.

There it is—a bit of diatomaceous earth resting at the bottom of my water glass. It might not taste delicious, but its ability to cleanse my body and fill it with sought-after nutrients more than makes up for it.

Where Does DE Come From?

Diatomaceous earth is the waste product of unicellular algae. Over a 30 million year period, it has taken the form of white sedimentary rock that is typically harvested from the bottom of oceans, lakes, and rivers around the globe. After it is harvested and dried, DE is a fine, white dust.

 

 

What Is Diatomaceous Earth Predominantly Used for and Known for at the Present Time?

The usefulness of diatomaceous earth ranges from an internal one (as a natural medicine or supplement), to a solution you can apply in-and-around the house in order to protect yourself from unwanted vermin. DE, amazingly, can also be made into a beauty product with its special and unique properties highly effective against “aesthetic defects” which tend to appear as Father Time catches up with all of us. Here’s a quick list to showcase its numerous benefits:

  • Osteoporosis: As silica helps with the absorption of calcium, taking a silica supplement along with a calcium supplement can effectively offset chronic illnesses like osteoporosis, which are due to chronically depleted calcium stores.
  • Detoxifying the body
  • Losing weight
  • Revitalizing the skin
  • Promoting hair growth
  • As a cough decreasing agent
  • Fighting kidney stones and healing infections of the urinary tract
  • Reducing inflammation in the intestines and stomach
  • Protecting vital lung tissue from pollution and restoring its elasticity
  • Normalizing hemorrhoidal tissue
  • Preventing side-effects of menopause like stress
  • Eliminating bacteria and parasites

Such a powerful force of action begs the question: how can a product do so much without it hurting the organism?

Diatomaceous Earth Is Completely Safe

For example, DE makes your body bug-free, not with a chemical but by physical action. The hundreds of particles that attack the insect are so small, so microscopic, they cause no harm whatsoever to people or pets. So it’s completely safe to ingest orally, as long as it’s food grade!  It can also be an ingredient in natural toothpastes such as this one :

 

 

 

How to Use Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade)

#1: Internal Use

  1. First week: 1 teaspoon of DE in a glass of water or favorite juice, first thing in the morning (the body needs time to get used to it).
  2. Week 2, 3, and 4: 1 tablespoon of DE in a glass of water, again, first thing in the morning.

The following is only if you wish to do a full detox or have a parasitic infection 

  1. For the next 3 months, take 2-3 tablespoons of DE every single day.

Note: drink a lot of water to help flush out toxic metals and dead parasites out of your system.

#2: External Use

Step 1: Mix diatomaceous earth and some water in a bowl (roughly 1 part DE to 3 parts water).

Step 2: Choose whether you prefer a mask or a facial scrub. If you want a mask, just add more of DE to the mixture. If you want a scrub, just add more water to dilute the solution even more.

Step 3: Whatever you have decided, spread the mixture across your forehead, your nose, your chin, and your cheeks.

Step 4: Leave it on your face for 2-5 minutes, allowing it to dry.

Step 5: Finally, thoroughly wash your face with some water and a wash cloth. And that’s it, my friend. You should be good to go now—your skin, delicately exfoliated by the sweet action of diatomaceous earth.

 

 

 

 

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Diatomaceous Earth (D/E) – many benefits  – inexpensive and effective

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What is it?

Diatomaceous earth is often harvested from areas where large bodies of water once stood and is marketed in two grades – industrial and food grade. Industrial grade diatomaceous earth is used for many purposes including water filtration systems in swimming pools. Food grade diatomaceous earth is perhaps best known for its use as a non-toxic insecticide. However, food grade diatomaceous earth offers a host of health benefits too.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The sharp points found on fossilized diatom exoskeletons create a safe and non-toxic strong abrasive that scrubs intestinal walls and cuts up any parasites present in the digestive tract. Additionally, as it passes the digestive tract, it attracts and absorbs pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi. It also absorbs and removes pesticides, heavy metals, and drug residues.

 

HEALTH BENEFITS

Diatomaceous earth also has many health benefits due to its mineral content, which consists of about 85% amorphous silica and approximately 20 trace minerals. The silica in diatomaceous earth is effective in preventing premature aging. Silica can also make age spots fade and also helps to repair and maintain lung tissue elasticity.

 

 

 

Regular intake of diatomaceous earth also has numerous other health benefits, some of which include:

*Lowering blood pressure and bad cholesterol.
*Relieving sore joints.
*Healthier skin and hair.
*Healthier teeth and gums.
*Harder nails.

Diatomaceous earth does not have an unpleasant taste. Simply mix 1 to 2 tablespoons daily in liquid or food. Since diatomaceous earth does not dissolve, it may be necessary to stir a few times while drinking to prevent settling. As some people experience high energy levels, it is best to take it in the morning hours.

PETS

Diatomaceous earth benefits pets and other animals similarly to the way it does humans, and it can have other benefits as well. For example, rubbing diatomaceous earth on their coats will ward off fleas and ticks and given internally, it is an excellent de-wormer.


When giving pets diatomaceous earth orally, just mix it in their food. Kittens should receive 1/4 of a teaspoon while large cats should be given 1 teaspoon.

The dosage for dogs is as follows:

*Very small dogs should receive 1/2 teaspoon.
*Dogs under 50 pounds – 1 teaspoon.
*Dogs 50 to 100 pounds – 1 tablespoon.
*Dogs more than 100 pounds – 1 to 2 tablespoons.

Diatomaceous earth can also be added to kitty litter and pet carriers to reduce odors.

 

 

 

GARDENS

Gardeners can find that diatomaceous earth is a dream come true. The sharp points scratch the exoskeleton of insects, causing them to dry out and die and the powder also absorbs fats (lipids) from the hard exoskeletons of the insects, drying them even further. It makes an excellent pesticide, effectively controlling aphids, thrips, mites, snails, and slugs without harming worms or beneficial soil microorganisms.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

(NB there are two grades : food grade and industrial grade)

Industrial grade diatomaceous earth, which has larger quantities of a highly crystallized form of silica, should never be inhaled due to possible health risks for the lungs. When using food grade diatomaceous earth externally, such as in the garden or on pets, it is probably a good idea to wear a dust mask and gloves. Breathing in too much food grade diatomaceous earth may irritate the mucus membranes in the nose and mouth and it may dry out your skin. Once the dust settles, it does not pose a threat. Diatomaceous earth can also dry out your skin.

Learn more:

http://www.naturalnews.com/030688_Diatomaceous_earth_health.html#ixzz17uZsPD

Herbal range – pure, preservative free, new!

Nat. Solve Products  

100% Pure herbs, no fillers, or preservatives used in any of our products

If a client is pregnant, may be pregnant or may become pregnant during cancer or any disease – it is important for them to understand the following:

Some of the cells in a developing foetus are very similar to cancer cells!!  Alternative cancer people generally call these cells trophoblastic cells.  The important thing to understand is that foetal cells are very similar to these cancer cells.  For example they have high energy, are fast growing and probably have a very low “voltage.  Many herbs used in cancer treatments target cancer cells directly looking for trophoblastic cells – as many foetal cells have the same property the herbs may kill these cells also.  Therefore we do not recommend any of our products to be taken by pregnant women, and that they need to consult with their professional health care practitioner before taking any natural remedy.

PRODUCT  INGREDIENTS AND THE BENEFITS
Glands

60 Vegi Capsules

 

 

Ingredients-  Poke Root – Strengthens and supports the lymphatic system., cleanses the whole body. Is a specific herb for swollen glands and glandular fever

Bedstraw – Known as the best tonic for the lymphatic system.  Is used for swollen glands; lymphadenitis;  tonsillitis and adenoid trouble. 

Butchers Broom – Reduces inflammation, increases perspiration,

Coltsfoot –

Greater Celandine – Known as one of the best tonics to stimulate and help drain the lymphatic system.

Liquorice – prevents breakdown of adrenal hormones – enhances immunity by boosting interferon, powerful antioxidant, contains Glycyrrhizinic, which seems to stop the growth of bacteria and viruses. Anti inflammatory properties and supports liver health.

Elder –. Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory, diuretic, boosts immune, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-viral properties.

Black Salve 

Ointment – 25 ml

Very strong drawing balm which will pull out diseased cells.  Used for Spider Bites, Cancer tumors, fungal infections, snake bites, basically anything which should not be in the body. 

 


Tests have been run for an internal 4 dose (1/4 teaspoon in capsule) to assist with Prostate disease.  With the Zinc Chloride it gets to the problem area very quickly – this is used in combination with Cancer capsules and Essiac tea.

 

 


 

Cancer

60 Vegi – Capsules

 

 

 

 

 Ingredients- BLOOD ROOT – Commonly known to treat cancers by the Native Americans.  Purifies and cleanses bloodsream.  Has been showm to posess antimicrobial, anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties.  Stops cancerous cells rapid regrowth, and promotes the natural self destruciton of cancer cells,

GALANGAL – Used to stimulate the release of gastric juices to assist sluggish digestion and repair natural eliminations , lower bloodstream cholesterol, antispasmodic and antibacterial.

 POKE ROOT– Supports the lymphatic system, which is important in anti cancer treatments, as well as cleansing the whole body.  It has been shown as an excellent remedy for breast cancer, and cancer of the lymphatic system.

 CHAPARRAL– Dissolves malignant tumors – potent anti inflammatory, analgesic anti oxidant, relieves pain, good for skin disorders, prevents cell damage, known as natures detergent

GRAVIOLA – Contains bioactive chemicals which have powerful anti tumor and anti cancer qualities,  tests have shown that it is able to target and kill cancer cells, without interfering with healthy ones.    Also  has high level of carboydratres and fructose, which is a natural sugar, Vitamins B1 and B2 and C are found in this herb. 

CANCER BUSH – Used for over all good health, pain reliever, fights viral  infections, reduces inflamation, and used as an alternative cancer treatment by inhibiting the proliferation of cancer cells by as much as 50%. 

 PAU D ARCO – Antibiotic, antifungal, antitumor, antiviral, digestive tonic, diuretic, fungicidal, antidiabetic, anodyne, analgesic, astringent, parasiticde, hypotensive, and antitumor – slowing and inhibiting the growth of cancers and tumors.

 

 


 

 

Liver

 60 Vegi-Capsules

 Milk Thistle –one of the few herbs which has the unique ability to protect and repair the liver, used for all liver diseases, detoxifies synthetic chemicals such as alcohol, heavy metals and radiation

Greater Celandine – Purifies and stimulates the blood. Is a remedy for serious liver ailments due to its blood and liver cleansing qualities,.

 Dandelion – Used for all disorders of the liver, including chronic inflammation,  purifies the blood and has diuretic properties.

 Yellow Dock – all round potent tonic and conditioner for the blood, has beneficial effects on nearly every ailment as it brings the blood to an optimum state to allow your body to heal.

Licorice Root – has a beneficial action on the liver by increasing bile flow, enhances immunity by boosting levels of interferon, fights of viruses and brings about general good health.

Immune booster

60 Vegi -capsules

 

Echinacea Used extensively to boost the immune system, and help to activate macrophages that are directly involved in the destruction on bacteria, viruses, infectious agents as well as cancer cells.

GRAVIOLA The FDA has approved Graviola for use only to support immune function. But it has tremendous benefits for overall health. including anti-viral, anti-parasitic, & anti-rheumatic properties.

Pau D Arco – immune stimulant and effective against bacterial, fungal, viral, parasitic and yeast infections. 

Ashwaganda – Used for over 2500 years as a vitalizer, and has rejuvenating, balancing, strengthening, and calming properties

Yellow Dock – Immune Booster, blood purifier, increase bowel movement to help eliminate toxins.

Gout / water retention

 

60 Vegi capsules

 

Corn Silk–  Diuretic, rich in vitamins K, C and potassium, is an anti inflammatory and used for disorders of the urinary track, gout and edema. 

 Veronica Speedwell – Diaphoretic, Diuretic, tonic properties, rich in vitamins, tannins, and aucubin which has anti-inflammatory  diuretic and liver protective properties.

 Butchers Broom – diuretic, blood vessel toner, strengthens and tones blood vessels, and venous insufficiency which causes pain and swelling.

 Birch Leaves – Diuretic, cleansing, assists kidney, treats urinary tract infections, used to cleanse the body of excess water, treats gout, rheumatism and arthritic pain.

 Dandelion – A blood purifier that brings relief in gout, and glandular swellings, and assists in inflammation within the body.

 Elder – Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, helps reduce pain and swelling whilst boosting the

Flu Assists the body in overcoming influenza.

Hibiscus flowers ; Echinacea; Plantain; Rosehip; Blackberry Leaves; Ashwaganda; sage.

 

Tight Chest / Asthma 60 Vegi Capsules Respiratory disinfectant, expectorant and cough suppressant

Coltsfoot – is used for bronchitis, laryngitis, bronchial asthma, pleurisy & suppresses a persistent cough.

Liquorice – Used to treat asthma, emphysema, viral infections, sore throat, & eases colds and flu symptoms.

Plantain – Remedy for disorders of the respiratory organs, phlegm in the lungs, whooping cough, bronchial asthma, weak lungs, & bronchitis.

Elder – Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, sinus infections, colds, flu and respiratory disturbances.

Rosehip –Contains Vitamin A, beneficial to the immune system, helps to prevent infections from bacteria and viruses, helps the immune system to fight off any infections.

Echinacea – Boosts immune, reduces inflammation, antiviral and antioxidant, & can assist healing ear infections.

 

Detox

60 Vegi Capsules

No fillers

Corn Silk – Reliable Diuretic, effective and harmless weight reducer. 

 Rest Harrow – highly regarded as a natural and gentle diuretic.

Bedstraw – Blood cleansing properties, assists in ridding the body of toxic wastes through the liver, kidney, pancreas and spleen,

 Birch Leaves – used as a diuretic, and cleansing agent for the body.  Cleanses the body of excess water.

 Dandelion – Purifies the blood, diuretic and assists the flow of gastric juices to all the stomach to clear out all waste matter whilst improving a sluggish digestion.

 Shepherds Purse – Used by herbalists to assist in obesity, is an astringent and a gentle diuretic. 

Sleep Well

60 Vegi Capsules

Valerian Root – used as a folk remedy for a variety of conditions such as sleeping problems, digestive complaints, nervousness, trembling, tension headaches and heart palpitations.

Skullcap a powerful medicinal herb, it is used in alternative medicine as an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, slightly astringent, emmenagogue, febrifuge, nervine, sedative and strongly tonic. Some valuable constituents found in the plant are Scutellarin,  Catalpol, other Volatile oils, bitter iridoids and Tannins. Scientific studies are proving this to be a valuable plant in many areas for mental disorders. Skullcap is used in the treatment of a wide range of nervous conditions including epilepsy, insomnia, hysteria, anxiety, deleriumtremens, withdrawal from barbiturates an tranquilisers.

Lemon Balm – Used to sooth tention, mood disorders, palpitations and releves and relaxes muscles – nervous agitation, sleeping problems, the volatile oils in lemon balm contain chemicals that relax muscles, particularly in the bladder, stomach and uterus, relieving cramps, gas and nausea.

Oat straw is a known Nervine, meaning it soothes and nourishes the central nervous system.  It is helpful in treating anxiety, insomnia and nervousness, and calms excessive nervous energy.  It can soothe an over stressed nervous system providing cantered calm energy..  The B vitamins that it contains is one reason that oat straw has such a beneficial action.

Passion Flower– Known as passiflora incarnata, it is a plant that provides a calming essence to the body.  The Peruvians used the flower as a sedative, and has been used to treat restlessness and agitation, and is commonly used to treat anxiety. 

Hop Flowers – Their volatile oil produces sedative and soporific effects known to reduce anxiety, and promote good sleeping. 

Cowslip has been used as sedative tea to treat hyperactivity and insomnia. And is a known remedy for anxiety because of its sedating effect

TENSION, ANXIETY

60 Vegi Capusles

St Johns Wort – Known herbal remedy to lift depression and the emotions.

Lemon Balm – Soothes and eases tension and anxiety

Veronica Speedwell – Due to its high content of nutrients it allows the body to maintain health while overcoming depression and anxiety.

Lycopodium – Assists the person suffering from self doubt, and lack of self belief

Bedstraw – Calms the mind body and soul.

Cardio Heart Health A herbal blend formulated to open arteries and allow blood flow to the heart.

Hawthorn Berry – valuable for cardiovascular problems; Cayenne Assists the vascular system and allows blood flow; Ginkgo Biloba – all-round circulation booster, improves memory increases blood flow to brain, anti inflammatory relaxes lungs improves blood to heart.; Ginger stimulates all tissues of the body; Garlic Cleanses blood tones heart and the circulatory system preventing heart disease.

 

Stinging nettle

60 Vegi Capsules

PURE STINGING NETTLE
Kidney / Bladder

herbs

 

Rest Harrow, Shepherds Purse, Birch, Elder, Rosehip, Bedstraw, bearberry,  formulated to cleanse and release any problems within these organs.
Parasite / worms eliminator

60 Vegi Capsules

 Worm wood –(avoid if pregnant)  A bitter herb known to be a powerful anti -worming agent used for hundreds of years to expel tapeworms, threadworms, and parasites. 

 Black Walnut – A powerful herb used as to fight and eliminate intestinal parasites and intestinal problems, anti viral and antiseptic.

Yellow Dock – Blood Purifier – increases bowel movement to help remove lingering waste from the intestinal tract, and toxic elimination. 

Cystitis

60 Vegi capsules

No Fillers

PLANTAIN –Helps treat difficult and painful urination, (dysuria condition) which is one of the major problems associated with interstitial cystitis.  Plantain is an anti-bacterial, anti-stringent, antiseptic, diuretic and anti inflammatory herb that heals irritated tissue.

Agrimony – Astringent, anti inflammatory diuretic, tonic, and known as its curative properties for cystitis.

Pau D Arco – Antibiotic, anti fungal, antiviral, digestive, diuretic, fungicidal, anti diabetic, astringent and immune booster.

Ladies Mantle – Used for any inflammatory  problems in the urinary system as it has diuretic properties.  It calms urinary infections and any other gynecological problems. 

Birch Leaves – A diuretic and cleansing agent to the urinary tract.  It has been used by herbalists for decades to treat cystitis and other urinary tract infections.

Corn Silk– This herb works mainly in the urinary tract.  The saponins largely act as an anti-inflammatory in the body and the allantoin as a healing agent, with the mucilage giving a demulcent or soothing effect to irritated tissues.  Used for urinary  tract conditions such as cystitis/

Bearberry Commonly known as Uva Ursi and is used for the treatment of any urinary tract infections.  It kills bacteria and stimulates urination.  Is antiseptic, and is a powerful diuretic.

Slippery Elm – Acts as a coating to the urethra, and is known to strengthen the entire urinary system having a therapeutic effect to assist in the recovery of cystitis..

 

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Essiac tea

4 Powerful herbs

Makes 4 Litres of concentrate medicine.

 

 

Some of the reported successful uses of Essiac Tea are:

CANCER, Hypoglycaemia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Arthritis, Malignancies, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Ulcers, Fibroids, Thyroid Problems, Haemorrhoids, Prostate & Urinary Problems, Circulation, Warts, Diabetes, Psoriasis, Sleeping Disorders, Impotence, Alzheimer’s, Asthma, & Allergies.

SHEEP SORREL Ancient herbal remedy for cancer. Attacks tumour cells to break them down. Anti-venomous properties, treats skin conditions, tonic for urinary tract, oxygenates cells, supplies vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, E, K, P & U stimulates the body to regenerate damaged tissue. Has many compounds associated with Chlorophyll rich in oxalic acid in the form of potassium oxalate.

BURDOCK ROOT blood purifier; clears congestion in circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory and urinary systems. Eliminate excess fluids and toxic waste materials from the liver, gall bladder, and kidneys. Helpful for infectious diseases.; regulates  blood sugar;  powerful immune stimu-lator, has strong anti-tumour activity.

SLIPPERY ELM BARK Contains  mucilage, an excellent cleanser. It dissolves mucus that has been deposited in organ tissue, lymph glands and nerve channels. Its lubricating action pro-tects and softens all aged and inflamed areas including joints, bones and the bowel. Its coating action protects the lining of the digestive track. It also has antibiotic and antimicrobial properties.

RHUBARB ROOT A detoxifying herb for the blood. Purges the body of bile, para-sites and stagnating food. It cleanses the liver, improves digestion, increases the appetite, heals ulcers, helps the spleen and colon relieving constipation, heals haemorrhoid and bleeding in the upper digestive tract. It contains Rhein, which inhibits the growth of pathogenic bacteria and Candida in the intestines. It is effective in relieving fever, inflammation and pain

 

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HERBAL TOBACCO

Tobacco recipe

Coltsfoot, buckbean, eyebright, betony, rosemary, thyme, lavender, chamomile.

Relieve asthma, and bronchitis by Smoking this herbal tobacco. 

Use does not entail any of the injurious effect of ordinary tobacco.

Headache Balm

Ointment – 50 ml ? (Next order will be 50ml)

 

 

Used on temples and back of neck to eliminate tension which leads to headaches.  DMSO is the carrier that takes the herbs to the point needed.
Comfrey Healing Balm

 

Ointment – 50 ml

 

Used for all muscle strain, arthritis, rheumatism, muscle strain, bruises, aches and pains, cramps, skin rash’s and back / shoulder pain.
 

Golden Rod

Herbal Tea

Restores the Kidney and Bladder, excellent tea to take with the kidney bladder capsules.  Known as a purifier and immune restorer.
 

Red Clover Herbal Tea

 

 

Purifies the blood stream and is a perfect tea for women.
MISTLETOE TEA

 

 

 

For good heart health and regulates blood pressure (a blood red tea)
HAWTHORN BERRY TEA Stimulates and strengthens the heart
GALANGAL ROOT TEA Promotes good sleep- used in India for meditation and dreaming.
CHAPPARAL TEA All round natural detergent, cleanses and promotes good all round health.

Please enquire about all products in this range at : info@biosil.co.za  🙂

 

and some further information:

 

NAT. SOLVE KIDNEY / BLADDER
The Kidney Bladder was formulated to relieve any disorder within these organs.
With Rest Harrow being one of the most valuable herbs for the Bladder, Shepherds Purse for healing any Urinary tract infections, Birch acts as the cleansing agent, helping to eliminate toxins and dissolve stones, it also cleanses the body of excess water.  Elder is an amazing Antiseptic, with antibacterial, anti inflammatory and antiviral properties which helps the immune system to repair the organs (kidney – bladder here).  Bedstraw helps any pain in urinary conditions and acting directly on the kidneys as a strong anti inflammatory agent.  Bearberry (uva Ursi) a popular kidney bladder herb is used to restore and eliminate toxins that are causing infections.  Allowing the bladder/kidney to reduce the accumulated levels of uric acid in the body, alleviating pain and infections. Rosehip – improves and relieves symptoms of kidney disorders, and helps to prevent further infections from any bacteria and or viruses. 
Testimonials –
My doctor told me my kidneys would not be working 100% and I had an operation to put stints in to help them function.  After using this product for 2 months, the kidneys have renewed themselves, and the stints need to be removed, I am awestruck!! thank you!.  Rick
I suffered from recurring cystitis – “causing terrible burning pain when urinating, and bladder pain, taking this remedy on the onset of this problem sorts it out within 24 hours.  Since continuing on this product I do not suffer from this ailment anymore.  It is amazing thank you – Jill
“I had a terrible kidney infection and anti-biotics that lasted for over 6 months, this did not help me.  After using the Nat.. Solve Kidney / Bladder  for 4 days ( 2 capsules three times a day as the aggressive dose) I felt incredible relief, I have continued taking them for 2 months, I have no pain, much more energy – the infection has gone!! Thank you for an incredible product! – Nadine
LIVER RESTORE AND REPAIR
This is used for all liver ailments, including sclerosis of the liver. 
Milk thistle – protects and repairs the liver, it detoxifies synthetic chemicals such as alcohol, heavy metals and radiation.  Greater Celandine purifies and stimulates the blood, and is a natural remedy for serious liver ailments due to its high cleansing qualities; Dandelion root and Dandelion leaf is added as it relieves inflammation, whilst purifying the blood.  It has awesome diuretic properties allowing the body to eliminate toxins.   Yellow Dock is a potent tonic and conditioner for the blood, benefiting the liver as it brings blood to an optimum state allowing your body to heal.  Liquorice Root, Benefits the liver by increasing bile flow, enhancing immunity by boosting levels of interferon, fights off viruses and brings about good health.
Some side effects using this product – one can experience back paid, (over the liver area) as the liver is being cleansed;  Some people experience diahorrea, reduce dosage, but the body is clearing out excess toxins;  many people experience a surge of energy, within 2 – 4 days and overall feelings of good health.
Testimonials “After using this product I found I felt tired and had pains all over the liver area on my back for two days, but then — I could feel my energy restore itself, pain disappeared and I felt fantastic, I now have a lot more energy and able to do much more than previously.  I highly recommend this to anyone with any liver problems”. – Susan
“My liver has been a problems from years of drinking alcohol, a lot of back pain, lack of energy, and in general bad health.  Since taking this product I feel fantastic, no pain, much more energy and overall good health.  Thank you for an amazing liver repair products”.  Tony
‘ I had a lot of skin problems, after being told this was due to my liver being dysfunctional, I changed my eating, stopped alcohol and took Nat. Solve Liver Repair.  I have been on this product for 5 weeks, and have never felt better.  My skin is clearing and my energy levels have increased 100%.  Thank you Natalie
QUIT SMOKING
This product was formulated to ease the lungs into gently stopping smoke inhalation, without the shock of ‘just giving up”!
The herbs in this product actually help the lungs to heal, reduce inflammation, eliminate mucus build up and many have said that they do not need to smoke as much from the onset of using it.
Possibly due to the fact that each cigarette is rolled, this take time, and thinking.
Good affirmations need to be made when rolling the cigarette, such as ” Thank you for this tobacco – as I am now stopping smoking and this cigarette is helping to heal my lungs from past damage, and help me to stop this habit”.
There are no hallucinogenic included in this formula – pure herbs that help restore and eliminate lung damage.  It has not been formulated as a replacement to cigarettes, and we strongly advise that you reduce your intake of cigarettes daily to just 2 a day, then to finally QUIT SMOKING.

Splinter Removal

Splinter Removal

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another method:

A splinter is a fragment of any foreign object that penetrates and becomes lodged inside one’s body. While splinters can come from a variety of materials such as glass, plastic, metal or even the spines of animals, for most people, splinters commonly occur on the fingers and hands from handling some type of plant matter such as a piece of wood.

When one experiences a splinter, pain as the sharp object initially penetrates the skin is usually felt. This is because the object has cut through the cutaneous layer of skin, settling into the subcutaneous layer below. While some splinters stay put at that point, most others will continue to move around, damaging additional tissue in the process.

Splinters that become lodged in the fingers or hand as would happen while doing yard work are usually very easy to remove with a simple needle that has been properly cleaned with alcohol first.

The problem with this approach is that children don’t like it as picking at a splinter with a pointy object can sometimes hurt until part of the splinter is exposed and the rest pulled out with a pair of tweezers.

The second problem with the needle approach is that it doesn’t always work.

This happened to my husband recently when he got a thorn that was about an inch long deeply lodged in his left index finger while doing some yard work.

No matter how hard he tried to dig that thorn out with the traditional needle approach, he could not even find it let alone remove it.

It was just too deep.

At first, he figured the splinter would naturally work its way out.  Splinters sometimes do this – the skin “pushes” them to the surface of the skin where they are easily removed a short time later with tweezers or your fingers.

That didn’t happen with this splinter.  Waiting a few days made the situation much worse as the finger got very sore and began to swell.

I became very concerned at that point because the finger was obviously infected.  I suggested a trip to the doctor, but my husband wasn’t keen on that idea as the (out of network) holistic family doctor we called said it would cost $500 for the office required consultation and subsequent removal of the splinter.

$500 to remove a splinter?  What has happened to healthcare in the USA?  Unbelievable.

I then suggested the walk-in clinic, but my husband didn’t want to go that route unless absolutely necessary as the staff there would no doubt harass him to get a tetanus shot (which he wouldn’t get) and then open the finger with a scalpel and cut away until the thorn was removed.  With the finger already infected, antibiotics would probably be required for recovery.

My husband then had the bright idea to ask his friend who is a veterinarian about the situation.

The vet said that removing a deep splinter is easy with magnesium sulfate, better known as epsom salts.

He said you could either soak the finger a few times a day in a cup of warm water and epsom salts or make a poultice with it.

Sounded easy enough.

My husband decided to go the poultice route.  He took a small pinch of epsom salts, placed it on the bandage section of a regular, large band-aid and wrapped the finger with it. He changed the bandage once a day or after it got wet in the shower.

magnesium sulfate paste

Another option would have been to put a bit of magnesium sulfate paste (which costs just a few dollars) on the area and cover with a bandage (see picture right). Since we didn’t have the paste on hand but did have epsom salt crystals for bathing, we chose to go that route.

Within 2 days, it was apparent that the epsom salts poultice had worked!  The end of that thorn was ever so slightly sticking through the skin!

My husband pulled about 1/3″ of thorn out, but he could tell there was still more in there.

He continued to apply the epsom salts poultice for one more day which caused the rest of the thorn to come to the surface of the skin as well.  He used tweezers to pull the rest of the thorn out, which turned out to be about another 1/2″ in length.

Best of all, the swelling and soreness of the finger quickly resolved with the removal of the thorn.  It has been a couple of months since this happened and the finger is perfectly fine.

I will be using the epsom salts or magnesium sulfate paste on a bandage approach to remove all splinters that occur in our household from now on. I’ve purchased a small bottle of the magnesium sulfate paste, and it is now a permanent part of my medicine cabinet.  This approach suggested by our vet friend is far easier than using needles or enduring the drama of a doctor’s visit and there is surprisingly no pain at all involved.

http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/how-to-remove-a-stubborn-splinter-with-no-pain-or-needles/

Warts and all

Garlic – A Natural Treatment For Warts and Corns

 

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Posted By Dr. Ben Kim

Warts are considered non-cancerous skin growths – different strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) cause warts to form on different areas of the body. Warts that form on the fingers are typically called “common” warts, while those that appear on the soles of the feet are called plantar warts.

About 70 precent of warts dissipate on their own within two years without any treatment, though in some cases, more warts can appear as the initial wart shrinks. Warts can spread by direct contact with scratches or cuts in the skin.

Corns are small collections of thickened skin, typically along the bottoms or sides of the feet – they are typically caused by excessive friction within footwear, usually due to aggressive athletic activity or footwear that doesn’t fit properly.

To treat common warts, plantar warts, and corns without acid, cryotherapy, or excision, all you need are fresh garlic cloves, a knife, and athletic tape.

Start by thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water, and if you have any breaks in your skin, be sure to bandage them up to avoid direct contact with the wart.

Peel one clove of garlic, then cut it in half.

Use the cut side of one portion of garlic to gently rub the wart – the goal is to coat the entire wart with natural garlic juices. Do this for a minute or two, then use athletic tape to affix the remaining fresh garlic half against the wart – be sure to do this with the cut side of the garlic against the wart. You can cut and trim the garlic to cover the wart, but be sure that the portion of garlic that will remain in contact with the wart is a little larger than the wart itself to ensure contact if the garlic shifts.

You can apply this natural garlic treatment to warts and corns before going to bed, then remove it during the day to allow the area to breathe, and continue to reapply using fresh garlic each night.

For a small wart or corn, this garlic treatment will often lead to a complete cure within a week. For larger warts, you may need to continue with garlic application for a few weeks.

I just had a client use this garlic remedy for a large wart on his second toe. Within a few days, his wart shrunk by about half – as his wart shrivelled away, he could see blackening of the roots of the wart. Within a month of daily treatment, his toe was perfectly normal.

Garlic has long been known to have anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties. Koreans eat massive quantities of garlic through many of their staple dishes, kim chi being the most notable one, and epidemiologists in Korea have long believed that this partly explains their better-than-average record of immunity against various air-borne diseases.

A study in the International Journal of Dermatology (2005;44:612–5) confirms that garlic is a useful treatment for warts and corns.

If you give this remedy a try or know of another reliable natural treatment for warts and corns, please consider sharing via the comments section below. Thank you.

Please Note: Before trying this or any other natural remedy, it’s always prudent to run things by your personal physician.

Medicinal Plants for your Garden

27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space

FRACTURED PARADIGM : May 19, 2013
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Playful as kids are, accidents happen. And the accident that befallen me at 7 years old was the feeling of the hot exhaust pipe of a motorcycle kissing the skin of my leg. Grandma was around and saw it. Immediately, she took out a knife and slice the thick lower part of the aloe vera plant by the garden and rubbed the exposed end on the burn.

Looking back, I realized that it was important to havemedicinal plants around the house cause you never know when you might need them. So here is a list of plants that have the highest medicinal value compared to the other million species around the world worth planting around the house.

1. Aloe Vera

Deutsch: Echte Aloe (Aloe vera)
Deutsch: Echte Aloe (Aloe vera) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The aloe vera grows only under the sun with well drained dry or moist soil. Although the plant tastes like turd, it’s still edible. The sap from aloe vera is extremely useful to speed up the healing and reducing the risk of infections for :

  • wounds
  • cuts
  • burns
  • eczema
  • reducing inflammation

Apart from its external use on the skin, aloe vera is also taken internally in the treatment of :

  • ulcerative colitis (drinking aloe vera juice)
  • chronic constipation
  • poor appetite
  • digestive problems

2. Marsh Mallow

The plant of which marshmallows are made of. The root is taken internally to treat :

  • inflammations and irritations of the urinary and respiratory mucus membranes
  • counter excess stomach acid
  • peptic ulceration
  • gastritis

Externally, the root is applied to :

  • bruises
  • sprains
  • aching muscles
  • insect bites
  • skin inflammations
  • splinters

The leaves are very edible, unlike the aloe vera. They can be added to salads, boiled, or fried. It is known to help out in the area of cystitis and frequent urination.

3. Great Burdock

It requires moist soil and can grow shadeless. The great burdock is the pretty famous in the area of detoxification in both Chinese and Western herbal medicine. The root is is used to treat ‘toxic overload’ that result in throat infections and skin diseases like :

  • boils
  • rashes
  • burns
  • bruises
  • herpes
  • eczema
  • acne
  • impetigo
  • ringworm
  • bites

The leaves and seeds can be crushed to poultice it to bruises, burns, ulcers and sores.

4. Pot Marigold

It grows in almost any type of soil condition. It has no problem with nutritionally poor, very acidic or very alkaline soils, just as long as it’s moist. Well known as a remedy for skin problems, the deep-orange flowered pot marigold variety is applied externally to :

Internally it is used to treat fevers and chronic infections.

The tea of the petals tones up circulation and, taken regularly, eases varicose veins.

Applying the crushed stems of the pot marigold to corns and warts will soon have them easily removable.

5. Gotu Kola

The gotu kola acts on various phases of connective tissue development and stimulates healing of :

  • ulcers
  • skin injuries
  • decreasing capillary fragility
  • stimulation of the lipids and protein necessary for healthy skin

Leaves are thought to maintain youthfulness. Crushed leaves are poulticed to treat open sores. The gotu kola can also be used to :

  • treat leprosy
  • revitalize the brain and nervous system
  • increase attention span and concentration
  • treat venous insufficiency

6. Camomile

With a sweet, crisp, fruity and herbaceous fragrance, has long been used medicinally as a remedy for problems regarding the digestive system. It has a soothing and calming effect in the area of aromatherapy, used to end stress and aid in sleep. The entire herb is used to treat common aches like toothache, earache, shoulder pain and neuralgia.

7. Globe Artichoke

A bitter tasting plant that requires a lot of sun, the cardoon has become important as a medicinal herb in recent years following the discovery of cynarin. The cardoon leaves, best harvested before flowering, helps to :

  • improve liver and gall bladder function
  • stimulate the secretion of digestive juices
  • lower blood cholesterol levels
  • treat chronic liver and gall bladder diseases
  • jaundice
  • hepatitis
  • asteriosclerosis
  • early stages of late-onset diabetes

8. Chinese Yam

A type of yam that can be eaten raw, the chinese yam can be easily grown, succeeding in fertile, well drained soil in a sunny position. It is sweet and soothing to the stomach, spleen and has a tonic effect on the lungs and kidneys. It is used internally to treat :

  • tiredness
  • weight loss
  • loss of appetite
  • poor digestion
  • chronic diarrhea
  • asthma
  • dry coughs
  • uncontrollable urination
  • diabetes
  • emotional instability

Externally, it is applied to :

  • ulcers
  • boils
  • abscesses

The leaf, on the other hand, is used to treat snakebites and scorpion stings.

9. Echinacea

One of the world’s most important medicinal herbs, the echinacea has the capacity to raise the body’s resistance to bacterial and viral infections by stimulating the immune system. It also has antibiotic properties that helps relieve allergies. Basically, the roots are beneficial in the treatment of sores, wounds and burns. It was once used by the red indians as an application for insect bites, stings and snakebites. The echinacea grows on any well drained soil, as long as it gets sunlight.

10. Siberian Ginseng

The siberian ginseng has a wide range of health benefits, mostly as a powerful tonic herb that maintains good health. It’s medicinal properties are used for :

  • menopausal problems
  • geriatric debility
  • physical and mental stress
  • treat bone marrow suppression caused by chemotherapy or radiation
  • angina
  • hypercholesterolemia and neurasthenia with headache
  • insomnia
  • poor appetite
  • increasing endurance
  • memory improvement
  • anti-inflammatory purposes
  • immunogenic purposes
  • chemoprotective purposes
  • radiological protection

11. Great Yellow Gentian

The great yellow gentian root is a bitter herb used to treat digestive disorders and states of exhaustion from chronic diseases. It stimulates the liver, gal bladder and digestive system, strengthening the overall human body. Internally, it is taken to treat :

  • liver complaints
  • indigestion
  • gastric infections
  • aneroxia

12. Sea Buckthorn

The sea-buckthorn has been used throughout the centuries in China to relieve cough, aid digestion, invigorate blood circulation and alleviate pain. The branches and leaves are used in Mongolia to treat gastrointestinal distress in humans and animals.

The bark and leaves are used for treating diarrhea, gastrointestinal, dermatological disorders and topical compressions for rheumatoid arthritis. Even the flowers are used as skin softeners.

The berries on the other hand are used together with other medications for pulmonary, gastrointestinal, cardiac, blood and metabolic disorders. Fresh sea buckthorn berry juice is known to be taken in the event of :

  • colds
  • fever
  • exhaustion
  • stomach ulcers
  • cancer
  • metabolic disorders
  • liver diseases
  • inflammation
  • peptic ulcer
  • gastritis
  • eczema
  • canker sores
  • general ulcerative disorders
  • karatitis
  • trachoma

13. Tea Tree

Even the aborigines have been using the tea tree leaves for medicinal purposes, like chewing on young leaves to relieve headaches. The paperbark itself is extremely useful to them as it serves to line coolamons when used as cradles, as a bandage, as a sleeping mat, as material for building humpies, as an aluminum foil, as a disposable rain coat and for tamping holes in canoes.

The leaves and twigs, eventaully made into tea tree oil, is anti fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic and deserves a place in every household medicine box. Tea tree oil can be used to treat :

  • cystitis
  • glandular fever
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • thrush
  • vaginal infections
  • acne
  • athlete’s foot
  • verrucae
  • warts
  • insect bites
  • cold sores
  • nits
  • minor burns

14. Lemon Balm

The reason the plant is called lemon balm is because of the lemon minty scent of the leaves. The flowers, which appear during the summer, are full of nectar. The crushed leaves, when rubbed on the skin, are used as :

  • mosquito repellent
  • herpes
  • sores
  • gout
  • insect bites

Infusion of the leaves with water are known to treat :

  • colds
  • fevers
  • indigestion due to nervous tension
  • digestive upsets in children
  • hyperthyroidism
  • depression
  • mild insomnia
  • headaches

15. Peppermint

Peppermint is sometimes regarded as ‘the world’s oldest medicine’, with archaeological evidence placing its use at least as far back as ten thousand years ago. Pepeprmint are naturally high in manganese, vitamin A and vitamin C. Crushed leaves rubbed on the skin help soothe and relax the muscles. Infused peppermint leaves are used to :

  • reduce irritable bower syndrome
  • against upset stomachs
  • inhibit bacterial growth
  • treat fevers
  • flatulence
  • spastic colon

16. Evening Primrose

The young roots can be eaten like a vegetable, or the shoots can be eaten as a salad. Poulticed roots of the evening primrose is applied to piles and bruises. Tea made from the roots have also been used in the treatment of obesity and bowel pains. However, the more valuable parts are the leaves and bark which are made into evening primrose oil, known to treat :

  • multiple sclerosis
  • premenstrual tension
  • hyperactivity
  • eczema
  • acne
  • brittle nails
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • alcohol-related liver damage (alcoholics, this is for you)

17. Ginseng

One of the most highly regarded medicines in the orient, the ginseng is reputable in it’s ability to promote health, general body vigor and prolong life. The roots are used to :

  • stimulate and relax the nervous system
  • encourage secretion of hormones
  • improve stamina
  • lower blood sugar levels
  • lower cholesterol levels
  • increase resistance to disease
  • treat debility associated with old age
  • treat lack of appetite
  • treat insomnia

18. Turkey Rhubarb

Known mainly for it’s positive and balancing effect upon the digestive system as a whole. Even children may use the turkey rhubarb as it is gentle enough. The roots act as an astringent tonic to the digestive system while larger doses are used as laxatives. Other than that, it is also known to treat :

  • chronic constipation
  • diarrhea
  • liver and gall bladder complaints
  • hemorrhoids
  • menstrual problems
  • skin eruptions due to accumulation of toxin

19. Sage

Salvia, the Latin name for sage, means ‘to heal’. Internally, the sage is used for :

  • indigestion
  • flatulence
  • liver complaints
  • excessive lactation
  • excessive perspiration
  • excessive salivation
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • female sterility
  • menopausal problems

On the other hand, it is used externally for :

  • insect bites
  • skin infections
  • throat infections
  • mouth infections
  • gum infections
  • skin infections
  • vaginal discharge

20. Wu Wei Zi

Low doses of the fruit are said to stimulate the central nervous system whilst large doses depress it, while regulating the cardiovascular system. The seed is used in the treatment of cancer. Externally, it is used to treat irritating and allergic skin conditions while taken internally to treat :

  • dry coughs
  • asthma
  • night sweats
  • urinary disorders
  • involuntary ejaculation
  • chronic diarrhoea
  • palpitations
  • insomnia
  • poor memory
  • hyperacidity
  • hepatitis
  • diabetes

21. Milk Thistle

It protects and improves the function of the liver (take note, alcoholics). Taken internally, milk thistle helps to treat :

  • liver and gall bladder diseases
  • jaundice
  • hepatitis (liver inflammation)
  • poisoning
  • high cholesterol levels
  • insulin resistance in people with type 2 diabetes who also have cirrhosis
  • the growth of cancer cells in breast, cervical, and prostate cancers
  • the effects of a hangover

22. Comfrey

Comfrey contains allantoin, a cell proliferant that speeds up the natural replacement of body cells. It is reputed to have teeth and bone building properties in children. Safer to use externally than internally, comfrey is used to treat a wide variety of ailments ranging from:

  • bronchial problems
  • broken bones
  • sprains
  • arthritis
  • gastric and varicose ulcers
  • severe burns
  • acne
  • cuts
  • bruises
  • sprains
  • sores
  • eczema
  • varicose veins

23. Feverfew

A tea made from the whole plant is used in the treatment of arthritis, colds, fevers etc. It is said to be sedative and to regulate menses. An infusion is used to bathe swollen feet. Applied externally as a tincture, the plant is used in the treatment of bruises. Chewing 1-4 leaves a day has proven to be effective in the treatment of some migraine headaches.

24. Fenugreek

Fenugreek seeds are nourishing and taken to :

  • encourage weight gain (take note, anorexics)
  • inhibit cancer of the liver
  • lower blood cholesterol levels
  • treat inflammation and ulcers of the stomach and intestines
  • drain off sweat ducts
  • for body building
  • for late onset diabetes
  • poor digestion
  • insufficient lactation
  • painful menstruation
  • labor pains
  • freshen bad breath
  • restore a dull sense of taste

25. Slippery Elm

The inner bark of the slippery elm can be ground into nutrient-rich porridge-like soup that serves as an excellent remedy for sore throats. Other than that, it can be used to soothe the digestive tract. The bark of the slippery elm was used as an abortion tool, moistened with water and inserted into the cervix, before it was banned by certain countries like the UK.

26. Stinging Nettle

Long known as a nutritious addition to the diet and as a herbal remedy, the stinging nettle leaves have been traditionally used to :

  • cleanse the blood
  • treat hay fever
  • arthritis and anemia
  • excessive menstruation
  • hemorrhoids
  • rheumatism
  • skin problems like eczema
  • nettle rash
  • chicken pox
  • bruises
  • burns

27. Agnus Castus

Beneficial to female hormonal system, the agnus castus seeds and fruits are used to rectify hormonal imbalances caused by an excess of estrogen and an insufficiency of progesterone. It acts upon the pituitary gland, reducing the production of certain hormones and increasing the production of others, shifting the balance in favor of the gestagens, hormones that ‘secure’ pregnancy. Thus it has a wide application of uses in malfunctions of the feminine reproductive system and has been used with great effect in :

  • restoring absent menstruation
  • regulating heavy periods
  • restoring fertility caused by hormonal imbalance
  • relieving premenstrual tension
  • easing the transition of menopause

Please note: This article should not be used in place of medical advice. Please keep in mind your own medical conditions, do research and consult with a trusted medical professional before introducing any of the above listed items to your lifestyle.

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Beautiful Skin

Beautiful Skin – simply

Sometimes I wonder if people realize that the skin works alot like the liver to keep us healthy and free from toxicity. Did you know that when the skin is working optimally it eliminates upto 2 kgs of material per day? We are a civilization that believes putting some soap on our bodies is actually cleaning us. To some degree this is true, but most of the time soaps have chemicals for smell and other qualities that are actually carcinogenic. Your skin is comprised of 7 layers of dermis and epidermis which if we want to function in the highest capacity to keep us toxin free than we need to give it a little more attention. Most people don't realize that yeast, parasites, bacteria, fungus and petrochemical get clogged up in our skin. The skin is naturally an acidic environment which can become breeding grounds for things that would downright scare the crap out of you if you could see it. So what's the solution? Well for this all we need to do is look back afew thousand years to the ancient Egyptians (known for their cleanliness and personal hygiene above all cultures) even the Greeks with their advancements and public bathing etc were dumbfounded at how clean and neat the Egyptians were. So what did they do? Well originally grains were distilled to make alcohol to clean the skin! Yes "vodka" essentially was invented to clean wounds and open up and clean the largest organ of the body "the skin". They would mix this alcohol with what we today call "bicarb soda" into a putty consistency and they would scrub the skin all over their bodies to kill all the acidic bacteria etc and to open the skin so it could function optimally. I have been sharing this of many processes for the last 5 years to thousands of people. Most of them can't believe how amazing their skin feels and looks after just afew sessions of this. Not to mention when going in the sun your body has the ability to make more Vit D and tends to tan easier and not burn. By simply adding coconut oil I have found many ozzies and others have been able to go out for hours in direct sun without burning. A good friend of mine on the Gold Coast Michael brown (red head & fair skin) would easily burn every time he went into the sun. He started this process religiously and now can go out for hours and has a great tan. This is important because petro chemicals in sunscreen actually cause skin cancer. And the more people that get skin cancer the more people use sunscreen it's a nasty cycle. So imagine how much your liver and kidneys and other organs will love you if your skin is eliminating the brunt of the toxicity that gets into our bodies from these modern times. So what do i do? Well you used to have to pay $2,000 and come to one of my weekend courses to find out. But here it is for Free!!Buy the cheapest bottle of triple distiller VODKA and some aluminium free BI-CARB SODA mix the 2 in a Jar with a lid till its a putty consistency. Have it next to you the next time you shower. Get In and rinse off. Then turn off the shower and scrub your entire body with this putty (I use a scrub brush, a mit or a loofah) I scrub head, face, arms, legs everywhere. You might even get an itch in certain spots. I recommend focusing more on those spots and when your done scrubbing. Get back into the shower and rinse off. That's it. Then I recommend getting into the sun for 20-45 min. Depending on how much sun you can handle at first. Then just build up from there. Sun or no your skin will be loving how open and clean it is. Cleaner than it has been in years. This will take the workload off your other organs and keep you healthy and beautiful!! Thanks for reading this post. If ya like it be sure to share with your friends and I will keep these kinds of posts coming. Cheers :0)Tyler Tolman TT
Sometimes I wonder if people realize that the skin works alot like the liver to keep us healthy and free from toxicity.Did you know that when the skin is working optimally it eliminates upto 2 kgs of material per day? We are a civilization that believes putting some soap on our bodies is actually cleaning us. To some degree this is true, but most of the time soaps have chemicals for smell and other qualities that are actually carcinogenic.

Your skin is comprised of 7 layers of dermis and epidermis which if we want to function in the highest capacity to keep us toxin free than we need to give it a little more attention.

Most people don’t realize that yeast, parasites, bacteria, fungus and petrochemical get clogged up in our skin. The skin is naturally an acidic environment which can become breeding grounds for things that would downright scare the crap out of you if you could see it.

So what’s the solution? Well for this all we need to do is look back afew thousand years to the ancient Egyptians (known for their cleanliness and personal hygiene above all cultures) even the Greeks with their advancements and public bathing etc were dumbfounded at how clean and neat the Egyptians were.

So what did they do? Well originally grains were distilled to make alcohol to clean the skin! Yes “vodka” essentially was invented to clean wounds and open up and clean the largest organ of the body “the skin”. They would mix this alcohol with what we today call “bicarb soda” into a putty consistency and they would scrub the skin all over their bodies to kill all the acidic bacteria etc and to open the skin so it could function optimally.

I have been sharing this of many processes for the last 5 years to thousands of people. Most of them can’t believe how amazing their skin feels and looks after just afew sessions of this. Not to mention when going in the sun your body has the ability to make more Vit D and tends to tan easier and not burn. By simply adding coconut oil I have found many ozzies and others have been able to go out for hours in direct sun without burning.

A good friend of mine on the Gold Coast Michael brown (red head & fair skin) would easily burn every time he went into the sun. He started this process religiously and now can go out for hours and has a great tan.

This is important because petro chemicals in sunscreen actually cause skin cancer. And the more people that get skin cancer the more people use sunscreen it’s a nasty cycle.

So imagine how much your liver and kidneys and other organs will love you if your skin is eliminating the brunt of the toxicity that gets into our bodies from these modern times.

So what do i do? Well you used to have to pay $2,000 and come to one of my weekend courses to find out. But here it is for Free!!

Buy the cheapest bottle of triple distiller VODKA and some aluminium free BI-CARB SODA mix the 2 in a Jar with a lid till its a putty consistency. Have it next to you the next time you shower. Get In and rinse off. Then turn off the shower and scrub your entire body with this putty (I use a scrub brush, a mit or a loofah) I scrub head, face, arms, legs everywhere. You might even get an itch in certain spots. I recommend focusing more on those spots and when your done scrubbing. Get back into the shower and rinse off. That’s it.

Then I recommend getting into the sun for 20-45 min. Depending on how much sun you can handle at first. Then just build up from there. Sun or no your skin will be loving how open and clean it is. Cleaner than it has been in years. This will take the workload off your other organs and keep you healthy and beautiful!!

Thanks for reading this post. If ya like it be sure to share with your friends and I will keep these kinds of posts coming. Cheers :0)

Tyler Tolman TT

Moringa for Life!

Moringa For Life !

 

Moringa Benefits

Some of the benefits of continuous Moringa intake :

1. Increases the natural defenses of the body

2. Provides nourishment to the eyes and the brain.

3. Promotes metabolism with bio-available ingredients

4. Promotes the cell structure of the body

5. Promotes natural serum cholesterol

6. Lowers the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

7. Promotes the normal functioning of the liver and the kidney

8. Beautifies the skin

9. Promotes energy

10. Promotes proper digestion

11. Acts as an antioxidant

12. Takes care of the immune system of the body

13. Promotes healthy circulatory system

14. It is an anti-inflammatory

15. Gives a feeling of general wellness

16. Supports the normal sugar levels of the body

 

Moringa leaf boosts your energy in a natural manner, and is a remarkable source of nutrition. This energy promotion does not happen because of sugar, so it is lasts for a long time. Individuals ingesting it say that their ulcers are healed, tumors restricted; there is a reduction in arthritis pains and inflammations; helps control blood pressure;  the skin health is restored, and finally it provides stronger defenses against diseases.

Another property of the Moringa leaf is its soothing ability, because of which it can lower the blood pressure and help promote good sleep.

It can also purify water since it has a detoxifying effect. Also a coagulant agent, Moringa can attach itself to hazardous bacteria and other materials.  The happy outcome is more sustained energy without any over-activity, balanced hormone and gland system, controlled blood pressure, and a rested nervous system.

 

The Bridge to Better Health is through Better Nutrition

One cannot maintain good health if you do not consume food that is nutritional.   How does nutrition, with its vitamins, minerals and other nutritional compounds promote a healthier lifestyle?  Professor Mike Golden, who works with United Nations agencies involved in malnutrition, says much of the problem with nutrition is not the quantity of food, but the quality of food we eat, with people needing about 40 different nutrients to be healthy.

Organic nutrients include carbohydrates, proteins or amino acids, lipids, and vitamins. Inorganic nutrients include minerals.  Water is sometimes included in a listing of nutrients. Vitamin A acts as a shield against eye disease, skin disease, heart ailments, diarrhea, and many other ailments. Vitamin C fights a host of illnesses including colds and the flu while supporting the cardiovascular system.  Calcium is necessary in building strong bones and teeth, plus it helps prevent osteoporosis.

The combination of vitamin D and calcium brings a remarkable reduction in cancer risk. Potassium is essential for the functioning of the brain and nerves, and significantly lowers the risk of a stroke.  Finally, proteins are necessary for the basic building blocks – amino acids – of all of our body cells.

Interaction between nutritional compounds is necessary for health in all ways.  Vitamins cannot function without minerals.  Without minerals, your body can’t function. Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are best absorbed and used by the body when they are derived from natural sources (plants and animals) and are present in naturally occurring complex compounds, not as separate compounds as formulated in pills.
A new review involving dozens of studies of the antioxidant vitamins A, E and C, confirms this, finding the popular supplements don’t help you live longer.  As a result, some researchers now believe antioxidants work only when they are in food.   Alice Lichtenstein, a professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts University, not involved with the review, says the study’s main message is: “Rely on food to get your nutrients.”

 

Health begins in the Individual Cell 
Wellness exists and disease begins in the individual cell 

The human body requires 20 amino acids to grow, build, and maintain cells.  Amino acids are the building blocks of protein.  Amino acids relate to proteins as letters of the alphabet relate to words.

The proteins in Moringa give 18 of the 20 known amino acids, including all eight amino acids classified as essential. These essential amino acids cannot be synthesized by the body and must come from a person’s diet, usually from red meat or dairy products. These foods are not available in many parts of the world and are lacking in the diets of vegetarians, elderly people, and children.

Moringa, with its 90+ verifiable nutrients, not only contains all these elements, but also has significant portions of Vitamins B, B1, B2, B3, D, and E, polyphenols (antioxidants), other minerals, fiber, and is one of the highest, naturally occurring sources of chlorophyll.

 

Inflammation is serious

Independent studies that appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine say inflammation is as potent as cholesterol. An article in Men’s Health (Dec 2004), Bonfires of the Arteries, concurs, reporting that “inflammation is the slow burn that sparks thousands of heart attack and strokes every year”.

According to Paul Ridker, MD, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, “Half of all heart attacks and strokes in the United States each year occur among people with essentially normal cholesterol levels”.  Dr. Ridker continued, “There is more to heart disease than just lipids. A heart attack occurs when plaque ruptures inside your vessels. Rupturing is not dependent just on how much plaque is present, but also on the level of inflammation”.

According to a 2003 report from the University of South Florida, chronic inflammation partly due to an estrogen deficiency may render postmenopausal women vulnerable to degenerative conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Low-grade inflammation is also a precursor to aging and age-related disease, according to dermatologist Nicholas V. Perricone, MD.   Perricone says, “The skin is always getting inflamed by sun, weather, pollution, and products because it is our interface between the environment and our body.  So the best ways to decrease disease risk and slow the aging process is to take nutrients with powerful anti-inflammatory activity on a regular basis. Through a three-tier approach involving diet, supplements, and creams, we can control the rate at which we age”.

 

Moringa contains 36 anti-inflammatories

Moringa and Skin Health 
Moringa contains a recently discovered cytokinin (plant hormones that induce cell division, growth, and delay aging of cells).  In recent clinical tests, this naturally occurring substance increased both the growth and yield of agricultural products and, when added to the diets of dairy cattle, significantly increased their milk production and furthermore promoted more rapid cellular regeneration. Clinical studies have shown Moringa produces anti-aging properties in humans. The human skin life cycle is approximately 300 days. Every minute more than 40,000 individual skin cells die.  With the use of Moringa the human skin cycle was altered by the fact that new skin cells grew faster than the older cells died. This resulted in an amazing reduction of wrinkles on the face and other parts of the body.

Zeatin, one of the compounds in Moringa, is a supreme anti-oxidant with powerful anti-aging properties. Zeatin slows the aging process by helping the body replace cells at a faster rate than they age, giving a more youthful appearance to the skin.  A 2004 study by Seneteck PLC shows that Zeatin does not interfere with the genetic control of cellular lifespan, that it promotes maintenance of small cell size (key determinant of youthful skin), and prevents the accumulation of macromolecular damage in the cell.  It was also found the Zeatin increases the activity of anti-oxidants to counter act the damage caused by free radicals during cell aging and protects healthy cells from the stress of daily life. Moringa has several thousand times more Zeatin than any other known plant.

 

Dietary and Health Benefits of Moringa

Until recently, only a smattering of research had been completed in India, its bordering countries, and in parts of Africa.  Even less research had been done in the West.  Then, not long ago, the University of Leicester in England performed a number of studies.  The results from these studies along with the limited number of studies conducted in the United States confirm the dietary and health benefits of the Moringa, with some of the results showing to help lower cholesterol, assist the respiratory system and minimize the effects of asthma. Moringa has no known impurities or adverse reactions when consumed.

While some of the benefits of the Moringa plant have been tapped by various impoverished civilizations, the plant’s nutritional potential was not “discovered” by modern societies until the late nineteenth century.  The indigenous knowledge and use of Moringa is referenced in more than 80 countries and known in over 200 local languages, has over 300 references to it in ayurvedic medicine.  Even with the known value of this plant, little has been done to introduce its amazing benefits to the world.

 

The pH Effect

Everything we eat affects the pH of our bodies, either raising the pH or lowering it. The body, which prefers an alkaline state, should have a pH of about 7.3.   Processed foods create an acidic state in our bodies that over time is very susceptible to disease.   For example, cancer flourishes in an acidic environment, but not in an alkaline one. The majority of cancer patients possess a very low body pH (6.0 or lower).   Soda pop, with a pH ranging from about 2.7-3.0 is extremely acidic.   The pH level of pop can more than double by the time it has passed through the body.   It does this by stealing precious minerals and fluids that may already be in short supply.   The proper pH level is critical in maintaining good health.  Chlorophyll is very effective in reversing the pH level in the body, and Moringa has the one of the highest levels of chlorophyll, along with an abundance of other beneficial nutrients.   .

Moringa Oleifera, the
most nutritious plant discovered to date

While no one food gives us all the nutrition we need, Moringa Oleifera, comes closer than anything else.  Moringa, with its 90 plus nutritional compounds, is the most nutrient rich plant discovered to date.

Diitta B.Sambou, a midwife in Senegal Africa where Moringa is being used to combat malnutrition in pregnant women and babies, says under-nourishment and over-eating both have harmful consequences on the health of the individual. State of the World 2000, published by World watch Institute, reports that the number of people who are overfed and undernourished (a staggering 1.2 billion) now equals the number of those who are starving from from lack of food.  Looking at the chart below in reverse shows some of the consequences of poor nutrition.

  

 Pain Relief : COX-2 Inhibitors

COX-2 is short for cyclooxygenase-2, one of the key enzymes that helps the body produce the inflammatory hormone-like compounds prostaglandins and cytokines. COX-2 is activated by injury and inflammation and is essential for fighting infections and healing injuries, but when the body produces too much, the result ischronic inflammation and pain.

When properly nourished, the human body is able to counter many of the daily aches and pains that life, exercise and age routinely bring.   The Moringa Oleifera plant contains tremendous phytonutrients that directly support the body’s efforts to inhibit and modulate enzymes that manifest joint pain and age or exercise induced aches and pains. The United States Department of Agriculture has studied and identified natural COX-2 inhibitors such as caffeoylquinic acid, kaempherol and quercetin, all abundantly, placed by Mother Nature, in the Moringa plant.

These natural compounds within the Moringa plant support a healthy, active lifestyle that enhance the body’s ability to relieve pain, inflammation and many other health concerns affecting the body’s various systems.  Moringa’s natural COX-2 inhibitors assist the body to selectively block the COX-2 enzyme, impeding the production of the chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause pain and swelling.

Along with these natural COX-2 inhibitors and thanks to Mother Nature’s wisdom, Moringa also provides the body additional documented pain-relieving nutrients that include: arginine, beta-sitosterol, calcium, chlorophyll, copper, cystine, omega 3, omega 6, omega 9, fiber, glutathione, histidine, indole acetic acid, isoleucine, leucine, magnesium, oleic-acid, phenylalanine, potassium, rutin, selenium, stigmasterol, sulfur, thiamin, tryptophan, tyrosine, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol, delta-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol), zeatin, and zinc.  In addition, Moringa’s abundantly bio-active compounds, such as carotenoids, flavonoids and polyphenols have been researched regarding their ability to naturally reduce inflammation, promote joint and bone health and they have been found to be both effective and fast-acting.

This proper nourishment provided by the Moringa plant contributes to a healthy and happy life, especially when complemented by weight management through exercise and diet that also significantly reduces pressure on weight-bearing joints.

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Acknowledgment to Moringa YSP for valuable information