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Health in the New Age

‘Herbs’

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

The Health Benefits Of Parsley

Most people are familiar with parsley as a food garnish; yet, it’s often used as a mere decoration and is usually discarded. But did you know that when it comes to herbs that promote superior body cleansing, parsley is one that’s high on the list? Toxins, chemicals, and toxic metals — none of these stand a chance against this nutritional powerhouse. [1] It’s rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and ascorbic acid, and its benefits have been known for centuries. How Parsley Helps Cleanse Your Body Similarly to cilantro, parsley acts as a natural diuretic. [2] Your urine is a route through which toxins are expelled from your body, so incorporating parsley to help this natural process along may prove useful for cleansing. Parsley is also a strong liver supporter, particularly in… Read More

How Turmeric Upgrades Your Organ Systems & Effectively Treats All Cancers, Inflammatory Diseases, & More

Turmeric, and its bioactive ingredient curcumin, has been scientifically proven as an effective counteractive agent against cancer, auto-immune disease, inflammatory disease, and a whole lot more.  If you are a lover of Indian food, then you’re likely familiar with the pleasant aroma of the yellow herbal root, turmeric. But besides its delicious flavour profile, turmeric has a plethora of medicinal applications, used widely in Chinese herbal medicine as well as in Ayurvedic medicine. Even Western medicine has recognized the medicinal value of turmeric, as seen in the incredible amount of scientific literature available today surrounding curcumin, the bioactive ingredient in turmeric. Traditional medicinal uses include the treatment of liver disease, skin problems, respiratory and gastrointestinal ailments, sprained muscles, joint pains, and general wound healing. It actually exhibits over 150 potentially therapeutic activities,… Read More

Antidiabetic Potential of Nettles and Walnut Leaves

According to a recent study from Iran, stinging nettle leaves (Urtica dioica) and walnut leaves (Juglans regia) may have potential in antidiabetic therapy. Diabetes affects over 100 million people worldwide. This disease condition causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise, because people with diabetes either do not make enough insulin or are unable to use insulin properly. Normally, Insulin helps glucose from blood enter muscle, brain and liver cells where it is used to generate energy. When glucose levels build up in blood, these cells become starved for energy. Over time, high blood glucose levels also damage the eyes, kidneys, nerves and heart. Carbohydrates are a major component of our daily diet. They are broken down in the gut into simple compounds called monosaccharides by the enzyme alpha-amylase before they are absorbed… Read More

Nettle: An Incredibly Versatile Herb

If you are looking to stock your herbal medicine cabinet, nettle leaf is a staple for this purpose. The herb is considered a “spring tonic,” since that is when it is traditionally harvested and it has so many medicinal uses. It is inexpensive to buy dried nettle, but it can be harvested yourself, if you’d like (just make sure to wear gloves). If you can’t find anywhere to harvest nettle, you can plant it at home in a pot. It can be invasive when planted directly in the ground, though, and the last thing you want is a yard full of a plant that hurts when you touch it. Topical Uses for Nettle Hair – Stinging nettle is regularly incorporated into shampoos and hair rinses, as it reduces oil and dandruff, adds shine, and encourages hair growth. If you use a… Read More

Herb Pastes – beyond delicious

When you think of pesto, it is usually the flavor that comes to mind.  Maybe after that, you think about how easy it is to whip up a last minute meal without heating up the kitchen in the summer.  We mostly think about Basil, but many other herbs can be used.  Rarely do most of us think about the immense health benefits derived from these herb pastes, but we really should.  It can go on pasta, you can slather it on a sandwich, add a dollop to soups, or use it as dip.  Pesto is an easy food to eat in a lot of different ways. Earlier this year, I was trying to think of pleasant ways to eat more raw garlic during cold and flu season.  This is really a subject… Read More

Methods of Preparing Herbal Remedies

In traditional herbal medicine systems, herbal remedies are prepared in several rather standardized ways which usually vary based upon the plant utilized, and sometimes, what condition is being treated. Some of these methods include: infusions (hot teas), decoctions (boiled teas), tinctures (alcohol and water extracts), and macerations (cold-soaking) which are detailed more fully herein. In indigenous Indian medicine systems, medicine men or shamans generally use these same methods in addition to others. Others include preparing plants in hot baths (in which the patient is soaked in it or bathed with it), inhalation of powdered plants (like snuff), steam inhalation of various aromatic plants boiled in hot water, and even aromatherapy. The well-trained herbalist will always throughly review the time-honored method in which a plant has been traditionally prepared—it holds important information for… Read More

Herbs & Cancer

There are probably more varieties of cytotoxic herbs than thare are chemotherapeutic drugs. Research has already been accomplished spanning 5,000 years and 2,500,000 (2.5 million) herbs. Of all these, at least 3,000 possess some type of anti-cancer properties. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture uses this same figure. The way each herb interacts with Arthitis, Cancer, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Heart Disease, or any other conditin is different with each plant. Also it is very important that the condition of the individuals body be analyzed as this may have some impact on the dosage recommended. Finding the particular combinatin that works best for a particular person is NOT really a matter of trial and error. For example: 1 teaspoon of EZ-AK tea may be sufficient for one person where another person may require 2 tablespoons… Read More

Alfalfa "King" of Herbs

Alfalfa, also known as “king of the herbs,” was one of the first herbs known to man. It is native to Asia and was brought to North America around 1850. Today this plant is common all over the United States and Canada. The ancient Arabs called alfalfa the “father of all foods,” and it continues to function as an important food today. The ancient Chinese decided that what was good food for the cattle must be good for the people too. Soon traditional Chinese physicians were using this herb to stimulate the appetite and to treat digestive problems, especially ulcers. Alfalfa CDC (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Traditionally, alfalfa was used in India to soothe arthritis pain and to prevent fluid retention. The pioneers also used this perennial to treat boils cancer, scurvy, urinary… Read More

Flaxseed: no matter what form you eat them in, the nutritional benefits are plentiful

They’re golden, tiny, tasty and perhaps one of the most wholesome seeds to sprout from the earth, and no matter what form you eat them in, the nutritional benefits are plentiful. The use of flax dates as far back as Ancient Egyptian times, where flax fibers were used to produce linen. Over time the crop became one of the most important ones throughout Europe and North America until cotton became cheaper and easier to obtain. Even now, hundreds of years later, we still use the plant’s fibers for linen, but we also make use of this incredible superfood by taking advantage of its healthful nutrients as well. Flaxseed can be purchased and consumed two ways: whole or milled. While whole flaxseeds add crunch and texture to recipes, they unfortunately pass right through the… Read More