Gotu Kola is a low-growing vine-like plant native to India, Sri Lanka, Japan, and parts of Northern Australia. This nondescript little plant grows lovely and tasty leaves that are a favorite food of the elephant and, more recently, us humans.
The majority of the English-speaking world is missing out on this powerful medicine! Black cumin, from the plant Nigella sativa, is just starting to make the rounds in the Western world, but this potent healer has been well-known and respected as an all-around remedy in African and Islamic countries for millennia.
There’s been a lot of talk about laser hair removal lately. Although laser hair removal usually lasts longer than what you might see from shaving and depilatory creams, it’s not a permanent solution. It is said to be “long-lasting”, but even that isn’t guaranteed. Laser hair removal works when hairs are in their growth stage.
Juniper berry oil has depurative, diuretic, and tonic properties that are both cleansing and invigorating to the lymphatic and circulatory systems. When massaged into the skin, the oil stimulates blood flow which, in turn, cleanses and flushes those near-skin fat stores that are responsible for cellulite. The tonic properties in Juniper can even help restore muscle tone and skin elasticity.
Sometimes, we might forget to apply the sunscreen and the result is a painful, red, hot-feeling skin. For those times, it’s good to know about natural remedies against sunburn. There are a number of sunburn lotions for just those times, and many of these are simple, common food ingredients already found in our homes.
For many of us, another season of summer fun and sun can be pretty hard on the skin causing heat rash, bug bites, sunburns, and various scrapes and bruises. Well, if you’re looking for some topical relief without all of the synthetic chemical strings attached, look no further than a fabulous little flower called calendula.
Today, antibiotics are prescribed for all infections indiscriminately and as a result of this, there is increased microbial resistance, the evolution of super-bugs like the MRSA’s, the ESBL organisms, the resurgence of fatal viral infection and fungal diseases, and a population that is grossly immunologically compromised. So, we’d like to recommend some natural alternatives to antibiotics.
The condition is embarrassing, and the treatment for dry scalp out there can be pretty confusing and have long, chemical-filled names. But just like most conditions, dandruff has a host of natural cures, which I’ve recently been reading about. Today, I thought I’d share them with Skrewtips readers.
Looking for an alternative to laser hair removal? Some of us are lucky enough to never grow lots of body hair… but what about those who end up with it, yet want to live naturally, without applying harsh chemicals or going under the laser? The main ingredient for hair removal is one that I don’t recommend – for consumption, that is! I’m talking about sugar.
Pu’erh tea hails from the Yunnan province in China where it has been cultivated for over 1700 years—that’s some serious history. Pu’erh is made from fermented tea leaves and comes in three basic varieties: black, green, and white. Pu’erh teas are known to have some pretty amazing effects on the human body.