Oh how rich the flax plant is, and it in turn enriches our health with its nutrient rich oil. Many of us suffer from arthritis, eczema and other life-threatening illnesses that rob us of a high quality life. Flaxseed oil repairs health and fortifies the body’s own healing systems to sustain health.
Native to parts of Europe, Asia and India, the caraway plant belongs to the carminative family containing Dill and Cumin. Carminatives are herbs that help ease gastrointestinal distress, including gas and bowel spasms. Documented since the Middle Ages, caraway seeds and oil have flavored various dishes and been prepared as medicinal remedies.
The Olive Leaf is the symbol for Peace and Harmony. It is also known for creating harmonious conditions in the body. It has many beneficial properties that can benefit health in general, as well as help to eradicate illness. First used in ancient Egypt, olive leaf has undergone extensive research and testing throughout history and is now used mostly as an extract in tablet form.
As a child, I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to try the coveted fizzy drink known as soda. And when I was finally given a taste of the sugary liquid, I gagged. Soda was not what I thought it was going to be and studies are proving that it is definitely not what its manufacturers and advertisers make it out to be.
Soapwort originated in Europe and the Middle East and was used primarily as a gentle natural soap. Back when textile production was in its infancy and there was hands-on work with shearing and processing wool, the mild soap from Soapwort was used to gently clean the wool and the finished fabrics. In general, soapwort was one of the first soap sources for people who lived on the land.
The beauty and vibrancy of the sunflower is illuminated in the sunflower seeds it gives birth to. While growing, sunflowers twist on their stems to follow the sun throughout the day, and their efforts award us with seeds that spring forth with an amazing array of nutrients. Sunflower seeds are a delicious treat that is sure to fortify our nutrients and help improve our health.
With all of the published studies out there, it can be confusing as to how I came to this conclusion. After all, the Wrigley Science Institute claims that chewing gum can relieve stress, while a UT Southwestern oral surgeon claims that constant chewing can lead to TMJ and muscle spasms and pain.
Coconut oil is a controversial fat: is it good for you, or not? A main staple of some Asian and Pacific diets, coconut oil comes from coconuts themselves and like olive oil, has several “grades” of purity, with the purest being virgin. Unlike olive oils, however, which each have their own purpose, you should always select the purest coconut oil you can find.
Oatmeal is one of those foods that everyone probably grew up on. I know my parents made me eat it (or some variation of it) every day throughout my entire childhood. I abandoned oatmeal for about five years when I grew up and moved out, but I went back and now it’s a regular part of my diet.
Cherries’ health benefits are remarkable. Read on to find out about some of the ways that cherries can help you lose weight , fight free radicals, gain control of blood sugar, lessen arthritis pain, and more. Let’s jump into the health benefits of cherries!