Botanically, rosemary is known as Rosmarinus officinalis and has aromatic leaves as well as evergreen needles. Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb that may have flowers that are white, pink, blue, or purple and is native to the Mediterranean region.
The leaves of the rosemary plant are commonly used in cooking for flavoring in foods such as roast, lamb, pork, turkey, chicken, or salads.
However, rosemary is not only good for use in foods in fact, essential Rosemary oil has many uses in healing.
There are also many health benefits to rosemary including its ability to:
• Boost memory
• Improve mood
• Relieve pain
• Reduce inflammation
• Stimulate circulation
• and others
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There are many wonderful herbs and plants that are powerful natural healers and have been used by humans long before antibiotics and other modern medicines were even an idea.
When most people hear of peppermint, they think of candy as well as all the ways peppermint is used in their home. You see peppermint in your home in your bath products, mouthwashes, toothpaste, ointments, candies, and gum. However, the uses of peppermint go way beyond those things.
While it is the peppermint oil that gets most of the credit for being the source of the benefits peppermint brings, in reality compounds in the peppermint leaf have also been proven to be beneficial.
A combination of the peppermint extract and peppermint leaves can bring you a wide range of health benefits, as we are going to see below.
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There is nothing new about using herbs and plant life to treat our illnesses, ancient civilisations have been harnessing the power of nature for thousands of years. While feverfew might not be one of the most commonly known supplements, it is widely used to treat migraines and has been since the 80’s.
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Echinacea is possibly the most well-known herbal remedy that has been in use for over 400 years. It is a North American cornflower that the Great Plains tribes have long used as a medicine.
Prior to the introduction of antibiotics in 1950, it was Echinacea that held esteemed status in the medical community. However, as the health care industry moved toward antibiotics and modern medicine practices, Echinacea was lost in the furore.
There are different chemicals in the root and the upper part of the plant. The root holds high concentrations of oils that are known to trigger immune functions.
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Chamomile refers to a range of daisy like plants. These are members of the Asteraceae family. There are actually a number of different species, however the two most commonly known are, Roman chamomile, and German chamomile. Both of these species have been used for their anti-inflammatory and calming properties since ancient times.
It’s an age-old herb that has been used for its medicinal purposes in ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt. It grew in popularity during the middle ages and was frequently used for a number of medical complaints.
It is widely believed to have been the European counterpart of China’s ginseng. The common complaints chamomile treated were skin diseases, cancer, nervous complaints, nausea, children’s ailments, fevers, inflammations, colic, and asthma.
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Aloe Vera is a long time used medicinal plant that has many uses in the area of natural healing and is a long used medicinal plant that has many uses in the area of natural healing.
While Aloe Vera is about 99% water, the remaining 1%, contains powerful nutrients that work together to provide various medicinal and health values. These ingredients include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, lignins, saponins, fatty acids, and salicylic acid.
Each one of these categories could have an article in their right, regarding the individual molecules and ongoing studies into their effects. For the purpose of this article, we are going to look at how all the properties of Aloe Vera work together and the benefits they provide.
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Ageing gracefully means being as healthy as you can be for as long as possible. Your dietary and lifestyle choices play a big role in that.
Even though you make the effort to exercise and eat right, you should always be looking for ways to fight ageing through eating anti-inflammatory foods.
Ageing gracefully means being as healthy as you can be for as long as possible. Your dietary and lifestyle choices play a big role in that. Even though you make the effort to exercise and eat right, you should always be looking for ways to fight ageing through eating anti-inflammatory foods.
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According to statistics, most individuals in the US take in 3-5 times more protein than they need. An ideal protein intake is about 0.5 grams (500 mg) of protein per pound of lean body mass. This calculates to about 40-70 grams of protein per day.
While high protein diets are extremely popular, eating excessive amounts of protein can be damaging to your health. According to statistics, most individuals in the US take in 3-5 times more protein than they need. An ideal protein intake is about 0.5 grams (500 mg) of protein per pound of lean body mass. This calculates to about 40-70 grams of protein per day. While high protein diets are extremely popular, eating excessive amounts of protein can be damaging to your health.
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1 cup coconut milk
Half cup frozen mango or pineapple chunks
1 tbsp. coconut oil
Half tsp. turmeric
Half tsp. cinnamon
Half tsp. ginger
1 tsp. ground flax or chia seeds
Blend until smooth
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There is no doubt that eating vegetables will make you healthy. The question is, will drinking vegetable juices give out equally healthy benefits? Or will it give more? I know you want to know the truth about juicing, that's why you are reading this. To give you this satisfaction, read on and learn more.
Juicing will allow you to consume more vitamins and antioxidants for an obvious reason; you can consume more vegetables when it is in liquid form compared when you eat vegetables in solid form.
Studies show that drinking juice of raw vegetables help fight back chronic diseases such as immune disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancers, skin diseases and many others.
Furthermore, drinking raw vegetable juices is very good for your digestion because your digestive system uses less energy to digest and liquefy food. Thus, it can rest more. Although you will not be able to benefit much on fibre, you will surely be delighted with the benefits that a live enzyme can give knowing that juicing will preserve the enzymes since the food is uncooked.
Then again, we need to understand that juices are not created the same except when done freshly. For bottled juices, make sure to read the labels because highly concentrated fruit juices can significantly increase blood sugar levels, aside from the fact that it has less nutritional value because it has undergone artificial processing.
To conclude, it is best to prepare fruit and vegetable juices by yourself to ensure optimum benefits. To enjoy it more, you can try combining a few types of fruits and veggies while you experiment until you find your favourites. Nevertheless, you can try some popular mixes such as blending leafy vegetable like spinach and cucumber, mixed with apple or carrot to add some sweet taste.