Spilanthes extract is perhaps the quickest and most effective method for combating tooth pain, though it is not as enjoyable as a nice cup of herbal tea. To use spilanthes extract, mix several drops of the extract with water and use as a mouth rinse.
One of clove’s most useful attributes is the fact that it’s a germicide – this means it is great for dental care. Although I’m not saying that eating a spicy, clove-filled brunsli cookie or a sugary piece of gingerbread is the same as brushing your teeth, clove, in its pure oil form, can be successfully incorporated into an herbal dental care routine because of its many benefits.
Bergamot (citrus bergamia) is best known for lending its strong flavor to Earl Grey tea. But, within its herbal family is another species of bergamot called Monarda (also known as bee balm, oswego, and horse mint) which has strong antiseptic properties within the stalks, leaves, and flowers.
How do we address the issue of natural pain relief ? We live in an increasingly hectic world, and many of us have no time for pain management solutions. So we pop a couple of pills, forget about it, and before we know it, we’re dependent on ibuprofen and aspirin to get us through the day.
Fennel, with its mild, sweet, and pleasant licorice flavor, helps to freshen the breath after all those onions and spices. Also, fennel has some other very useful food-related effects: it can help to relieve bloating and gas, stimulate the digestive system, and aid in general food absorption.
Colloidal silver, or the liquid suspension of silver particles, was until recently a somewhat obscure homeopathic treatment for various ailments (including joint pain and arthritis). It has recently seen a surge in popularity thanks to the opening of a new customer base through the internet.
Thanks to America’s obsession with its ever-fluctuating percentages of body fat, Hoodia, specifically hoodia gordonii, hit the market running when it was introduced several years ago. But few stopped to consider: what does hoodia actually do? Where does it come from, and what is its history?
Pennyroyal Oil is an essential oil that has many benefits. Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) is a member of the mint family and thereby related to spearmint, peppermint, and thyme. It was reportedly useful against gout, headache, and stomach trouble, as well as repellent to snakes and insects when worn as a garland or in a satchel around the neck.
Oil of Oregano, or Oregano oil, derived from the “wild oregano” or Origanum vulgaris plant, is one of the most potent natural antibiotics on the market. Its most well-known use is as a digestive: simple oregano flowers from your garden, when put into boiling water and brewed into an infusion, can settle an upset digestive system in no time at all.
Garlic, a natural antibiotic, is well known for two things: its delicious taste and its exceptionally strong aroma. But of all garlic’s effects, among the least well known (and most useful!) is its excellent track record as an antibiotic, antibacterial, and anti-fungal.