Many people enjoy Geraniums for their colorful flowers. You can find Geraniums in gardens, on patios and balcony’s all over the world. In the wild you will find Geraniums in most of the Eastern half North America, extending from Canada to Alabama. Though beautiful to look at, the real value of this plant is not the colorful flowers, but the medicinal leafs, stems and roots.
Probably the most effective natural treatment for headaches is combing lavender oil with peppermint oil. Recent research finds that lavender essential oil can help relieve migraine attacks as an alternative migraine treatment. A 2012 study performed by Iranian and German scientists and published in the medical journal European Neurology concluded that “inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches.”
Peppermint is one of the most used essential oils. It’s loaded with many nutrients including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Omega-3 fatty acids, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese and copper. Its main constituent is menthol, which imparts the famous heady, minty aroma. It is this unique combination of nutrients that makes peppermint oil so effective at restoring health to the body.
Like many other essential oils, peppermint oil has many uses for your health, beauty and you can also use it around your home. Following are some popular uses for peppermint oil:
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has long been used as a natural hair care product to promote healthy hair in both men and woman. Did you know its acidity is close to that of natural hair? It’s a powerful cleaning agent and a conditioner.
Raw apple cider vinegar (ACV) is loaded with nutrients. It brings back body and shine, decreases residue and clarify, can help with tangles and frizzy hair, stimulates the scalp, helps get rid of dandruff, and unclogs hair follicles.
In households around the world, a milder and more diluted version of hydrogen peroxide is used. The general chemical we use at home is normally present from 3 to 5 percent.
When we cut ourselves and pout hydrogen peroxide on the wound, the solution actually releases oxygen molecules and, thus, the bubbling appears.
Did you know that Milk Thistle is unique in its ability to protect the liver and has no equivalent in the pharmaceutical drug world? It has been so drastically beneficial that the treatment has never been disputed, even by the traditional medical community.
Milk Thistle is a plant native to the Mediterranean region that has been used for its medicinal properties since the 1st century AD. John Gerard, a sixteenth-century English herbalist, said this about milk thistle. “My opinion,” he wrote, “is that this is the best remedy that grows, against all melancholy diseases.”
The only place in the world that natural Rooibos (pronounced Roy-bos) grows is in a small mountainous area in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The leaves have been brewed by locals (Bush tea) for centuries and more recently exported in added to tea blends, most popular in Germany and Great Britain (where its often called red bush tea). Though technically not a tea, Rooibus leafs are usually oxidized the same as black tea and often prepared the same as tea with milk and honey. It is also often blended with tea leaf by commercial retailers.
Though originally consumed by Dutch settlers in the 18th century as a sort of a “tea alternative” (due to the high price of tea in South Africa during that time), today we know Rooibos can be a very effective natural weight loss supplement. Rooibos contains flavonoids and phytochemicls that can boost your metabolism and help shed those unwanted extra pounds. Rooibus tea does not contain caffeine but provides a natural energy charge while providing unique antioxidants called asplathin and nothofagin (found only in Rooibus) which help protect us from the harmful effects of free radicals.
You probably have at least one box of baking soda in your home right now. If you’re like many Americans, you probably use it for cleaning or baking. However, did you know that baking soda can be used for health purposes? [Read more…]
Are you looking for a way to get rid of mice without using traps or poison? It turns out that mice can’t handle the smell of peppermint. It is sometimes thought of as an old wives tale, but is it true, peppermint oil can really repel mice!
Mice find ways to enter homes through tiny cracks and holes. They make nests in unused corners, and they can exist on crumbs.
You may not even notice the presence of one or two, but if you aren’t careful you could end up with a full-blown infestation on your hands. The key to preventing mice from coming inside is to seal your home, clean out places where mice like to nest and remove their food sources. We found a method which is used with centuries and it is unbelievably efficient. All you need is a bag of this tea.