Who would have thought that proper brushing is the secret for gorgeous hair. Forget about expensive and often toxic hair products. I admit, I often go about my day without brushing my hair at all. I think I subconsciously fell victim of the modern theory of brushing – less is better. In contrast, back in the old days, women were told to brush their hair 100 times a day. I remember being told by my grandmother and old school hairdressers to make sure to brush often. Turns out, brushing is the optimal way to rejuvenate your hair.
Have you ever thought of rosemary as more than just a culinary spice? This might surprise you but rosemary has been used for centuries to treat hair, skin, respiratory and memory problems. It not only stimulates hair growth and makes your hair shiny, but also helps prevent and combat dandruff. As a bonus, you hair will smell heavenly… given that you like the smell of rosemary.
Grapefruit’s Essential Oil comes from the rind of the grapefruit. It’s ahere) has been found to be a anti-tumoral, antiseptic, detoxifying, diuretic, fat-dissolving, kidney cleansing, a metabolic stimulant, lymphatic regulator and antidepressant. It is is loaded with powerful antioxidants and nutrients such as Vitamins A, K, D, B complex, potassium, folic acid, calcium, phytonutrients and phosphorus. Grapefruit essential oil is very high in Vitamin C, which is beneficial to the immune system and protects against colds and flu.Grapefruit essential oil (
There is something simply enchanting about the herb rosemary. Perhaps it is the the aromatic woodsy fragrance and the simple beauty of its feathery fronds. Or perhaps it is the delicate taste that rosemary lends to soups, stews and brewed teas.
For me, it is the powerful healing qualities of rosemary essential oil.
Ginger has been used medicinally for centuries and in the U.S. is perhaps most known for its ability to soothe nausea and stomach upset. It is without a doubt the best remedy I know of for nausea. You don’t need much just a piece the size of your fingernail minced very finely and swallowed. It is phenomenally effective.
But now new research suggests this natural root may provide help for much more, including for arthritis pain, heart health, and people with asthma, in whom ginger may enhance the effects of the bronchodilating medications conventionally used to treat their condition. It may even be useful for weight control!
Castor oil is one of the best kept secrets in the world. Fortunately for me, I’ve known about the almost miraculous powers of castor oil since I was a kid. My European upbringing has provided a lot of priceless information about alternative medicine. The useful properties of castor oil have been known since ancient times. Castor oil (here) comes from the castor seed, Ricinus communis, which has a very unique composition. Originally, the plant was called “Palma Christe” because the leaves were thought to resemble the hand of Christ. The name also represents the miraculous healing properties of the plant. Later on, ancient Egypt, China, Persia, Africa, Greece, Rome, and eventually in 17th Century, Europe and the Americas acknowledged the healing powers of the plant.
Since ancient times, garlic has been a popular remedy for many diseases and ailments such as intestinal disorders, flatulence, skin diseases, worms and respiratory infections. Russians refer to garlic as Russian Penicillin. The earliest known references indicate that garlic was an important part of the daily Egyptian diet. An ancient Egyptian manuscript includes 800 drugs, of which 22 were made with garlic. Even in France, farmers fed garlic to their horses to dissolve clots in the animals’ leg. Garlic contains more than four hundred different mineral components including many antioxidants which have a number of positive therapeutic properties.
When I was young I thought my grandmother knew it all. She had remedies hidden in her head for nearly anything… and they all worked. I don’t ever remember taking over the counter medications, it all came out of her kitchen. Then came the period of my life when I thought I knew it all. I viewed my grandmother’s natural remedies as outdated and too complicated. For a while I thought it would be so much easier to go to the pharmacy and grab whatever you want. Now, being a mother myself, I realize that my grandma was right. Trying to stay away from conventional medication, made me go back to all the natural remedies of my precious grandmother.
A runny nose is not a painful ordeal, but it is certainly annoying. Especially if it lasts for several days. The end result – a red scabby embarrassing looking nose that might keep you inside for a while. To avoid the discomfort and embarrassment, here is a natural and effective remedy for a runny nose. It is so effective that it is almost miraculous. The best part – there are no side effects.
A sinus infection is the most annoying and uncomfortable feeling. Unfortunately, sinus infections are very common; it affects around 37 million Americans a year. Sinus infections are an inflammation of the lining in the sinus cavities. Sinusitis can be caused by colds, flu, bacteria or allergies. Fortunately, you don’t have to over-medicate yourself with conventional drugs, there are many natural and effective remedies for a sinus infection.
Have you heard of or used Valerian root? It’s very popular in Europe and is used to calm nerves and to manage certain cardiovascular problems. I remember growing up in Europe, it was all my grandparents and parents used (here). In Latin, valerian root means “to be healthy!”
Valerian root was also used in ancient Greece and Rome. It was used as a remedy for several various health problems.
Not bad, right? Oh, and this plant is famous for its ability to drastically calm shattered nerves down, normalize sleep and just improve ones entire overall mood.