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Health in the New Age


7 Healing Uses For Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender has been used for medicinal purposes for over 2,500 years. Today lavender is the most popular essential oil in the world. Here are just 7 proven uses for this amazing oil. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has been used for medicinal purposes for over 2,500 years especially in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ancient Persians, Greeks, and Romans added lavender flowers to their bathwater. The name itself comes from the Latin “lavare” meaning to wash. The Egyptians used lavender as a perfume, as well as for mummification. Today lavender is the most popular essential oil in the world. Compounds contained in the oil have antifungal, antimicrobial, and antibiotic effects. Scientific studies back up the wisdom of the ancients. Here are just 7 evidence-based uses for lavender essential oil: 1. Relieve Anxiety A German study confirmed… Read More

25 Ways To Use Oregano Essential Oil For Health And Wellness

Five years ago, if someone were to mention the use of oregano essential for health and wellness purposes I would have looked at them cross-eyed.  Although well versed in the benefits of essential oils, for one reason or another, oregano essential oil was nowhere to be found on my radar screen.  Oregano for wellness?  Although I grow it in my yard and use it in pasta dishes and on pizza, I had never considered it to have healing qualities. Moving forward in time, as I began to toss out conventional over-the-counter remedies, I discovered that Oregano essential oil has some amazing qualities.  Not only that, it is inexpensive and can be effectively used in so many ways that like lavender, it should be called the Swiss army knife of essential oils. A… Read More

The Health Benefits of Cinnamon.

Cinnamon has long been prized for its ability to enhance foods with its sweet yet piquant flavor. This fragrant spice has also been revered as an herbal medicine for thousands of years, with references to its merits occurring in both the Bible and the ancient texts of Chinese Traditional Medicine. Now, we can add another claim to cinnamon’s likely benefits: a new study has shown that cinnamon can not only perk up our taste buds, but may have the ability to improve memory and other mental capacities. Improve your brain function with the health benefits of cinnamon In a study conducted at Rush University Medical Center last month, researchers found that cinnamon improved learning abilities in mice. After observing the performances of mice navigating a maze over a two-day interval, the scientists… Read More

Drink 1 Cup of Turmeric-Water in the Morning and These Things Will Happen to Your Body

Turmeric as well as turmeric water possess anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. We all heard of lemon water and all the benefits it promotes the most important one is stimulating the metabolism once you wake up. Moreover, if you add turmeric to the lemon water it will enlarge the health benefits and change the flavor make it more healthy than before. Curcumin is an active component of turmeric and has wide range of health benefits. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and it is great antioxidant. Warm Turmeric Water with Lemon Ingredients You Need:     Half a teaspoon of turmeric     Half a lemon     Organic honey     Warm water Method of preparation: Squeeze the half of the lemon in a mug and in it add the turmeric and the warm water. Mix all… Read More

Ayahuasca – Ethnobotanical Medicine May Treat Neuro-Degenerative Conditions

This article is a study of natural medicinal plants and their potential for treatment of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, ALS and other neuro-degenerative diseases. It is the culmination of six years work, having studied ethnobotanical medicine and the field of neuro-disease, making connections between the two in the search for something viable in terms of an alternative treatment option for ALS – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and similar neuro-degenerative conditions.  IMAGE: Ayahuasca Vision by Paulo Jales of Brazil In south and Central America, the native people within many tribes living in the Amazon rainforest have a long historical tradition of making and consuming a natural medicine/tea called Ayahuasca. It is harvested and prepared mainly from a wild growing vine, it’s Latin name being Banisteriopsis Caapi. Often, but not always, leaves from trees named Chacruna or Chaliponga (Psychotria Viridis and Diplopterys… Read More

Boost Memory, Regenerate Neurons With This Ancient Plant

The world’s most ancient tree has something to teach us, and give to us, as far as promoting brain health and longevity goes. Considering the fact that gingko biloba is the oldest known tree in existence (deemed for this reason a “living fossil“), isn’t it poetic how this plant has also been used to promote long life as both a food and medicine in traditional cultures as well? Clearly, this plant has figured out a way to optimize longevity in face of many of the same adversities humans face, e.g. predators, infections, fluctuations in nutrient availability and climate, etc. And so, by consuming that plant, could it not lend some of its power and (phytochemical) wisdom to those imbibing it, as was once commonly believed by ‘pre-scientific’ cultures throughout the world who… Read More

Bees and Lavender: The Perfect Symbiotic Relationship Yielding Health and Healing, by K.T.

Many survivalists have found their bit of land, and it is deeply inspiring to read online the various journeys of men and women turning those plots into small Edens, into havens of self-sufficiency, or even into comely places to make a final stand. But for those of us who will not be planning to bug-out, or who aren’t lucky enough to have an extended guerrilla skillset, it is wise, I think, to find activities or projects that are multi-faceted in their rewards. I would like to suggest that anyone who can, consider the pairing up of two simple elements whose whole is far greater than the sum of their parts. I will share with you a richly rewarding pursuit that yields benefits for the kitchen table, the medicine cabinet, physical health, mental… Read More

Coffee for Hepatitis C

Decades ago, researchers in Norway came upon an unexpected finding. Alcohol consumption was associated with liver inflammation (no surprise), but a protective association was found for coffee consumption. These findings were replicated in the U.S. and around the world. Those at risk for liver disease—who drank a lot of alcohol or were overweight—appeared to cut their risk in half if they drank more than two cups of coffee a day. Liver cancer is one of the most feared complications of liver inflammation. Hepatocellular carcinoma is the third leading cause of cancer death, and the incidence has been rapidly rising in the United States and Europe, largely driven by the burden of hepatitis C infection and fatty liver disease. Putting together all the best studies done to date, those drinking the most coffee… Read More

Liver Health: The Role Of Turmeric In Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver is a condition that’s affecting more and more people every day and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most widely experienced. Obesity and diabetes, two major health threats, are conditions that drastically increase one’s chances of developing fatty liver. A new study is showing that the polyphenols in turmeric may be helpful for reducing the risk of fatty liver while decreasing stress at the cellular level. This study is just one of the recent examples in the literature showing a strong benefit of turmeric with liver health. Turmeric and Fatty Liver A recent study set to publish in the December 2015 issue of Archives of Animal Nutrition examined the effect of turmeric polyphenols on the livers of cows. [1] Since many conventional feedlots are crowded and dirty, cows are under… Read More

The Health Risks And Benefits Of The Oleander Plant

Warning: Oleander extract is made from a highly-lethal, poisonous plant. The following post is meant to offer exciting insight into emerging scientific evidence of its use as a natural remedy. Taking this extract without the guidance of an expert can lead to serious health complications, including death. Recently I have had alot of questions regarding the benefits and risks of taking Oleander Extract for cancer as well as the bird or swine flu and other conditions. I think that this plant has amazing properties and is definitely worth writing a post about. I do, however, recommend anyone wanting to take this herb do their own research. Sometimes the most poisonous plants give us the most rapid health benefits but must be used with extreme caution. The Origins of Oleander Known in ancient… Read More