Go to the doctor to get rid of nail fungus and you’ll most likely be prescribed an anti-fungal medication. But even the doctors will tell you that it’ll hurt your liver, so you’re better off just dealing with the unsightly problem. Many studies have shown essential oils to be true miracle workers of the natural medicine cabinet, and able to treat nail fungus with little extra damage.
So many of the natural health practitioners readily expound upon the benefits of lemon and honey. Often a home remedy given by mothers and grandmothers, they pack a one-two health punch when used in conjunction, whether in water or tea. As an herbal consultant, they are my go-to remedy in colds and flus, but they have so many more benefits in store for us.
They’ve been telling us for years the untruth that we can’t rebuild the enamel on our teeth. All this while, whitening toothpastes and products are shoved at us, containing agents known to eat away at that precious enamel. And we have fluoride too, which studies have shown causes the brittling of teeth and bones, and yet we still add it to our toothpastes, and even our water.
It is halfway through February and we all know what that means – only a few weeks to get that beach body you’ve been telling yourself you’d have by now. Don’t worry, there’s still hope. Before you run to the nearest Walgreens for diet pills or schedule an appointment at a detox spa, look into this safe and natural way to lose weight and feel great.
Apple cider vinegar is a combination that many use when they’re trying to drop a few pounds. What you might not know, however, is that this sweet and sour combo is a remedy for many conditions of the body. The wide-range effects of apple cider vinegar can be attributed to its abundance of nutrients.
Yellow verbena or lemon verbena, native to South America, has quite a few health benefits packed into this pungent herb. The plant looks very similar to your average mint plant — perhaps like the common lemon mint — and a tea can be made out of its leaves just like any other mint plant.
Jamaican Callaloo is a green leafy plant that has been culturally consumed in the West Indies, namely Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad, etc. Callaloo is more or less like spinach, though people will swear that it’s totally different. It does have a distinct taste and is very savory.
The name Sea Buckthorn doesn’t readily roll off my tongue, but this fruited plant is definitely aesthetically pleasing to my eye. The plant, which is very rich in Vitamins C and E and essential fatty acids, was written about by ancient Greek scholars and Tibetan physicians. It is touted for its environmental benefits and its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties.
The Holy Basil plant, also known as Tulsi, is a bountiful herb, entrenched in the culture of India as an Ayurvedic healing wonder and a Hindu object of prayer. It lives with tradition in India and has been a physical and spiritual cure-all. Tulsi is a nutrient rich herb that also conducts improved absorption of nutrients into the body from other foods and herbs as well.
Melatonin is a natural hormone in our bodies that is released into our blood stream to regulate our sleep cycles. Late at night, after sunset, our body releases melatonin from our pineal gland into our bloodstream. This gives us that relaxing feeling and the permission to get some much needed rest from our day’s work – our bodies’ way for falling asleep naturally.