– Concludes toxins from the body, thus reducing the incidence of obesity.
– Helps to moisturize the body, and treatment of fractures of the feet, and lips.
– Contribute to get rid of kidney stones.
– Reduces the presence of salts in the body, leading to get rid of excess weight.
– Contribute to improving the focus, and save the information.
– One cup of water helps in improving the mood and feeling of happiness.
– Helps to reduce the feeling of nervousness, anxiety and tension.
– Try eating one cup of water when you wake up, because it helps to clean the colon.
– Contributes to the renewal of cells of the body such as muscle, blood, and skin.
– Reduces the pain of joints, and muscle cramps.
This spice is a key ally of the healthy brain cells and it helps in their renewing. The antioxidants in the turmeric stimulate the stem cells of the brain called the NSCs, which are later converted into neurons, and play an important role in the recovery of the brain after a disease or stroke. This spice prevents the build-up of deposits in the blood vessels and allows a better flow of oxygen to the brain.
This is the favorite spice for pizza. A teaspoon of dried oregano contains more antioxidants than a cup of blueberries, which are known as brain food. It slows down the memory loss and speeds up the work of the brain. In addition, the oregano contains large amounts of vitamin B6, which improves the flow of oxygen to the brain, lowers the high blood pressure and provides the body with more energy.
This spice, similar to the cinnamon, improves the memory and concentration, especially in older people. The sage prevents the disappearance of acetylcholine, a substance that is related to the memory and attention.
It removes the mental fatigue, improves the concentration and memory and erases the negative effects of the stress. This reduces the risk of weakening of the immune system and the occurrence of cognitive problems.
In addition to increase the supply of oxygen to the brain, the cinnamon reduces the blood sugar levels as well. This spice is rich in vitamin B, which improves the work of the brain cells. The studies have shown that people who smelled cinnamon showed better results on the tests of concentration, memory and speed of mental reaction.
It drastically reduces the inflammation in the body, which can reduce the brain’s ability to process information. This spice improves the brain function and slows the aging. A Thai study on women at the age between 50 and 60, who consumed ginger regularly during six months, confirmed that their cognitive function and memory were markedly improved.
(Note – this post is not medical advice nor substitute for a professional evaluation.)
Toothache can really be unbearably painful. What’s more distressing is when it occurs at midnight and your dentist’s office is already closed. On such occasions, home and herbal remedies come very handy. Here is a list of herbal remedies regarded as effective for toothaches. But before we go through that list, let’s briefly examine what toothache is and its underlying causes.
Pain in and around a tooth can really be distracting. Its severity ranges from mild discomfort to excruciatingly painful that it hampers one’s ability to perform daily tasks, and it becomes one’s sole area of focus. The condition can actually be triggered by several factors which include tooth fracture, tooth decay, abscessed tooth, infected gums, damaged filling and repetitive motions like chewing gums and grinding teeth. It’s essential to seek consultation with a dentist, who will appraise you as to the underlying condition and recommend a course of treatment. In the meantime, these herbs have been considered useful as home remedies. Maybe print out this list and keep it in your medicine chest?
Here are our top 13 herbal / natural home remedies for toothache:
Eugenol, the principal molecular component of the oil derived from cloves, is a common ingredient in dental products – that ought to tell you something! Ground or crushed whole cloves are believed to be effective in dealing with tooth pain due to their “dual action”, with both pain relieving and antimicrobial (bacteria-killing) properties. Also, cloves are known for their anesthetic and numbing effect when chewed.
The use of ginger root is probably one of the most common herbal remedies for toothaches that had been in use for decades now. All you have to do is peel off its skin and put it over the affected tooth and bite it. Eventually, the pain will subside. Change the ginger in your mouth periodically as needed.
One of the most common spices found in your kitchen, garlic also makes a very effective home remedy for toothaches. In fact, garlic is hailed as one of world’s “most potent antibiotics”. When crushed or finely chopped, bruised or crushed, garlic produces two chemicals that form into Allicin, a compound known for its antibiotic properties and its ability to ward off pain. However, some researchers claimed that garlic can irritate the gums so the use of crushed garlic should only be exclusive on tooth cavities.
Limes and Lemons
According to research, limes and lemons can also be of great help in dealing with tooth pain as they contain Vitamin C and strong citric acid which are thought to be effective at reducing pain. Just take a slice of lemon or lime and put it over the affected area. You can also squeeze its juice and swish it around the painful area. Or you can also make a paste by squeezing its juice, add a little salt, then apply it over the affected area.
Putting a piece of raw onion over the affected area is also recommended even by dentists. Onions are known for their antimicrobial properties which can be beneficial in dealing with dental pain. Some people even claimed that a slice of onion is equivalent to a bottle of Orajel and 8 capsules of advil!
When you feel that the pain begins to occur again, gently bite the onion until its juice comes out. Onions are also reported to be of great help to people who are suffering from tooth abscesses. A piece of onion is very effective in taking away swelling and pain.
Lavender and Chamomile
According to a scientific research study, chamomile and lavender make an excellent combination in easing pain and discomfort. The volatile oils of these herbal plants are known to produce calming, and analgesic effects to patients.
Is there anything that turmeric can’t do? When it comes to dental and gum problems, turmeric is getting a great deal of attention lately. In addition to its reported ability to fight against Alzheimer’s and different types of cancer diseases, turmeric is considered effective against abscesses and dental pain as well as tooth and gum infections.
Bet you weren’t expecting this one! Did you know that cabbage can also be an excellent dental pain reliever? When applied topically, cabbage serves as excellent detoxifiers and powerful healers. Just take a cabbage leaf and soften it with a rolling pin. Then take its veins, roll it up, and insert it between the tooth and the gum.
Have you heard of goldenseal? It is a flowering herbal plant that grows throughout North America. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, the plant is a good source of chemical berberine which is scientifically proven to be effective at killing different types of bacteria in lab tests. Some people use goldenseal in treating sore throats, oral infections, urinary tract infections, sinus infections, and canker sores.
The use of thyme in treating dental pain is also recommended. According to studies, this culinary herb contains antiseptic, antifungal and medicinal properties which make it effective in warding off gum disease and tooth decay. When paired with fenugreek, thyme is beneficial in treating bacterial infections. On the other hand, when thyme is used with peppermint, it becomes more effective in killing bacteria and in reducing inflammation.
Though less commonly discussed, spilanthes is undeniably one of the most effective dental pain reliever. Often labeled as the ‘toothache plant’, the flowers of spilanthes are directly applied over the gum area as it offers numbing effects.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Growing yarrows in your backyard really makes a difference most especially when you are suffering from toothache. When dental pain begins, chew the plant’s feathery leaves and put them on the affected area. It acts very quickly and it offers temporary relief to your teeth and gum problems.
According to research, peppermint leaf or oil resembles some of the qualities of clove oil in relieving tooth pain. Many people believe that chewing peppermint leaf makes a very effective reliever to dental pain. Also, this culinary herb contains menthol that offers anti-inflammatory and soothing effects to the sufferer.
Get two peppermint leaves and chew them until they become wet. When wet, place them directly over the affected tooth. After a couple of minutes, rinse your mouth with a solution of 8 ounces of water and 2 teaspoons of salt.
Normally, a toothache is an indication that something is wrong. It must never be taken for granted or ignored – most especially when it results to swelling in and around the mouth. When this scenario occurs, contacting a dentist at once is necessary as a mere toothache can lead to more serious health problems.
Original article created for herbs-info.com by Elfe Caba
nas © 2013.
Garlic is known as natural antibiotic, it is full with vitamins and minerals, including vitamins B, C, amino acids, Sulphur compounds and enzymes. Alicine is responsible for its famous reputation – natural antibiotic.
Garlic’s amazing powers:
Alicine is an active substance that improves immunity by stimulating the white cells reproduction within the blood and also improves the production of antibodies. Garlic cures almost any kind of infection. It has also antiviral, pulmonary antiseptic, bacteriostatic properties.
By consuming garlic, one can benefit the cardiovascular system. Garlic is known for its hypotensive action and is an excellent natural remedy for high blood pressure. It helps thinning the blood, preventing possible blood clots (thrombus).
Garlic lowers the sugar levels in blood, possess antitumor properties, it is a fantastic detoxifier and works as anti-gout and anti-rheumatic agent.
When consumed with various foods, it helps the digestive process, especially the gas formation.
How to consume magical garlic syrup
When garlic is thermally treated, it loses all healthy properties, so it is advised to be consumed raw.
Honey makes garlic easier to eat, it becomes more bearable, but honey is also healthy, so when these two ingredients are joined, the result is amazing.
Ingredients needed for the syrup:
- 20 tablespoons of honey
- 10-15 garlic cloves
How to prepare the syrup
Peel the garlic and smash it. Stir it with the honey and place it in a glass jar. Seal the jar tightly and let it sit for 1 week. After the time passes, strain the syrup. Consume 1 teaspoon once or twice a day.
Honey benefits our health with its fantastic properties
It also fights various diseases and medical conditions:
- anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties – honey fights various bacteria
- prevents cancer and heart diseases – the flavonoids reduce the chances of cancer and heart diseases
- great for athletes – honey helps with performance and with healing
- excellent for gastrointestinal problems and ulcer problems – with its antibacterial properties, honey can actually help
- Relieves from coughing and throat irritation – a dose of dextromethorphan is very effective when it comes to nocturnal coughing. Honey can end coughing, a study proved – 110 children were undergoing the research and it is proved it helped.
Both garlic and honey have amazing effects on our health, and when combined they really work miracle.
This is part one of a two part series on Frankincense and myrrh. The two are closely associated with the upcoming Christmas season, although Frankincense and Myrrh have histories steeped in a number of religions. First century Rome is said to have consumed 2800 tons of frankincense and 550 tons of myrrh yearly. The warm, sweet, spicy aroma of frankincense is a balance to the musky and pungent odor of myrrh. Frankincense instills courage, helps the mind focus, and lifts the spirit. In the story of the Three Wise Men, Frankincense was offered to the Christ child to represent divinity. Myrrh clears the air, is used in divination, regenerates the spirit and restores clarity. Myrrh was given as a gift to the Christ child to alleviate suffering. Combined, the two bring much to us in ushering in a stressful yet wonderful holiday season and a new year. They may be common, but what they represent and are used for might be surprising. In this first article, we will focus our attention on frankincense.
Origin and History
Frankincense was discovered in the land now called Somalia, where it is very dry and bare. Also called olibanum, it is the resin of the Boswellia carterii tree. It was used in rituals where herbs were burned, and one of its common names was incense. Frankincense was indicated for ulcers, vomiting, tumors, dysentery and fevers around the 10th century. It was considered to be a powerful stimulant. Inhalation of frankincense oil was used for bronchitis and laryngitis. In China frankincense was used for leprosy, moved qi to quicken the blood, brought circulation to blocked meridians, and relieved pain.
Frankincense was used by the Egyptians to aid the release of the soul from the body in religious rituals. This facilitated the connection with Spirit, and raised the level of consciousness. In the process of release, frankincense brought strength and protection. It was used internally in preparations addressing weakness, both physical and spiritual. It was often combined in a recipe for anointment with cypress and cedar wood. The use of this combination is not specified, but cypress and cedar wood are both oils of preservation and used for transition into the afterlife. We may assume that Frankincense in this formula was for strength and protection. Frankincense was also used in the embalming process.
Present Day: Physical Healing
Frankincense is widely used externally as an essential oil. It is a lymphatic with immune stimulating properties, and is anti-inflammatory. I have found it to be quite useful for piles when combined with cypress and yarrow essential oils in a base of comfrey-infused oil. Frankincense is specifically used in preparations for skin inflammation, dry, mature or aging skin. It combines well with rose and vetiver in facial masks, sprays or lotions. The oil is a powerful stimulant that lifts depressed energy. Its antiseptic and expectorant qualities make it effective for colds, flu, and respiratory infections.
Frankincense has made a comeback as an herb to be used internally. In the last few years, it was found that boswellic acid, which makes up a large percentage of frankincense’s chemical structure, has a potent anti-inflammatory activity. Research has shown that boswellic acid blocks the system involved in the enzymatic pathways that produce inflammatory molecules. Drugs that inhibit these enzymes are used to treat arthritis, and in some cases asthma and ulcerative colitis. Research is also indicating that boswellic acid may have anti-tumor activity, just as observation taught doctors of the 10th century.
Tools for Spiritual Healing
As a shamanic practitioner as well as herbalist, I believe it is important to treat and recognize the spiritual dimension of healing. Holiday time and the New Year are a time for celebration, but also a time of great stress for many. It is a time that can remind us of old emotional pains and reopen old wounds thought healed. Then again, it is often this period that allows us to go outside our comfort zone of what we believe about healing, and try something new. It is important to recognize that the spiritual dimension can be a place where things hide from our conscious minds. Our society does not easily recognize that physical illness begins in the spiritual body.
Frankincense is a powerful plant ally. A body worker I used to work with asked me to formulate an essential-oil blend for a client of his. This client suffered from posttraumatic stress syndrome from his time in Vietnam. It was a simple formula, the main components being frankincense and myrrh. My friend claims that while he was working on his client with the formula, they both felt the moment his client’s spirit came back into his body. Following that session, the client used the formula through his daily life and in healing baths, and it supported him in finding perspective and peace. The formula did not do the work for him, but opened a safe place that allowed him to integrate what he’d learned in his healing process.
Creating a space for spiritual healing and clearing the energy field is an important first step for deep spiritual work. Any plant can do this, but I find frankincense to be specific for creating an opening when the 7th chakra has been denied from fear or extreme trauma. Chakra #7 is how we connect with Spirit. It is a chakra we send energy out from. Frankincense helps ignite a relationship between spiritual dimensions and the person. Additionally, it works well with the 6th chakra, or third eye, as the point where the mind, spirit and energy body meet with the physical and go on to touch every cell of our body. It is also the point where we are capable of receiving information. It is a charka that takes in energy. At this place our conscious self connects with our subconscious self, and we have the ability to use information from spiritual dimensions for healing. Frankincense takes us where we are ready and willing to go in this process. It protects us and gives us courage in our journey. A depressed spirit is one that cannot move. In this position we cannot do what we need to heal. Frankincense lifts the spirit and focuses the mind, allowing us to find perspective and get our direction straight. We begin to move forward instead of stagnate.
When we are overwhelmed during the holidays, our physical, emotional and spiritual bodies become stressed. Frankincense is fitting for this time of year, and the basis is not merely traditional. Frankincense gives us energy, stimulates our immune system, protects our respiratory tract and alleviates spiritual stress by keeping our energy field clear. As the cold deepens and the snow swirls, I suggest making a nice warming foot rub with frankincense, myrrh and clove. Stay tuned for part 2 to find out other ways myrrh compliments frankincense.
Origin and History
Myrrh resin is collected from the bush named Commiphora myrrha. It, like frankincense, thrives in the dry lands of Somalia. Historically myrrh was seen as an astringent tonic for wounds in the mouth, spongy gums, ulcerated throat, and served as an expectorant. It was used as an emmenagogue, and to stimulate the flow of gastric juices. Myrrh was used in the East Indies for leprosy, rheumatism and syphilis. In China, myrrh served to dissipate stasis to quicken the blood, disperse swelling and relieve pain.
Myrrh was to the Ancient Egyptians a panacea of sorts indicated in preparations for everything from serpent bites to asthma. It was the resin burned at noon for its restorative properties, reviving the mind and refortifying the spirit – thus imparting that myrrh was used in cases of fatigue. The Egyptians embalmed their deceased kings in myrrh, and it is said that myrrh is one of the oils that assisted their royal dead in their next life. Myrrh aided regeneration of the soul, and played an important part in the preservation of the spirit, anointing the soul immortal. Myrrh was also used topically and in cosmetic preparations to maintain youthfulness. And so, myrrh was employed by the Ancient Egyptians seeking of immortality in life as well as death, for the mind and the body, soul and spirit.
Present Day: Physical Healing
Myrrh essential oil is also an excellent choice for dermal inflammation, mature and aging skin. It has a tendency to be a bit drying, and is best used in combination with rose or lavender for balance. Myrrh reduces inflammation as an astringent, meaning it tones the structure by contracting the cell walls, condensing the tissue and halting unwanted discharge while also clearing congestion.
Myrrh works internally as a tincture to clear congestion. Ulcerations and inflammations of the lungs, mouth, and intestinal tract all benefit from myrrh. Myrrh is antiseptic and stimulates white blood cells. Use tincture of myrrh as a mouthwash with tinctures of clove, bloodroot and yerba mansa for gums and throat infections, including strep throat and laryngitis.
Myrrh is anti-fungal. Systemic fungal infections, candidiasis, recurring and chronic sinus problems or little coughs that just won’t go away and are with us year round may respond very well to myrrh tincture. When the problem is low grade and persists throughout the year, after consulting with a client and ruling out other issues, an anti-fungal protocol may be recommended. In this case, tinctures of myrrh, cardamom, yellow root, usnea and black walnut can be an excellent combination. It is important when treating a known systemic fungal/yeast infection that the goal be more that eradicate the fungus. That is germ warfare approach. We must also bring the body back to balance and work to eliminate what caused the imbalance to begin with. The trigger may be physical, like a food allergy, emotional, or spiritual. One needs a good bitter to stimulate the liver. Bile from the liver is food for good bacteria. Another is to find an appropriate adaptogen to support adrenal function, as well as nervine to aid our nervous system. It is wise to sleep more and decrease stress, as with any chronic or acute infection. This gives the body a better chance to heal.
Tools for Spiritual Healing
Myrrh can be of great spiritual support for it has the capacity to ground and center the spirit creating a solid foundation for healing and growth. It preserves the spirit through life experiences that may be difficult. Myrrh brings understanding and compassion, expands awareness and calms fears of the uncertain future in times of chaos. It is a tonic to the nervous system. It clears the air of mucked up energy that is difficult to see through and revitalizes. Just as the tincture has been traditionally used for laryngitis, essential oil of myrrh is used for the 5th chakra, located at the throat, to help one find and speak their voice. It also vibrates the 6th chakra; in that once we find our voice we can be more capable of receiving information from a spiritual source, as done in divination. Myrrh calms fears of uncertainty in our reception of information from other dimensions. Perhaps we don’t even have to be consciously aware of information received to feel calm. Perhaps we just have to be open to the possibility.
Myrrh surprised me one day. I typically taught the 4th grade Waldorf class Suzuki violin. On this occasion, I was teaching them herbal preparations and essential oil use of the Ancient Egyptians. We took a moment to smell mint and each child described where it went in their body and the effects…ranging from color, to visual and physical description. We moved on to myrrh. I told them that one use for myrrh was divination. I instructed them to smell myrrh, and ask the spirit of the plant a question. It is an exercise I had done many times myself in meditations and with dream work for clients. They did as told, and one by one revealed their questions and answers. And each one received excellent information in answer to their questions. One boy asked myrrh when his aunt would die. It was known that she was suffering from an advanced stage of cancer. He wanted her to be at peace, and myrrh told him 7 days from that day she would pass. I was taken aback. In reply I said that time from the spirit world was not always in sync with our dimension. He was not upset by myrrh’s reply. He was pleased. And on the 7th day, his aunt passed.
Myrrh reveals to us the presence that plants can have in our lives. That when we need something, if we ask, in some way or another a delivery is made. The answer may come in the form of a message, such as the one this young boy received. Sometimes it comes in the form of a dream, and sometimes in the form of deep healing. Myrrh can help us open our channels to hear what we need.
Myrrh’s power to clear the air, open our 6th chakra, clarify our voice and center our thoughts lends itself well to frankincense ability to lift the spirit, help us connect with higher powers and protect the immune system. The two plants together are powerful forces that motivate us to move forward in our lives, and inspire us to ask important questions about what we need to heal.
Part I closed with the introduction of a warming foot rub for winter that combines clove, frankincense and myrrh. The addition of sweet orange makes this foot rub ever more wonderful
In some areas in the Balkans, People still practice an old wedding tradition in which the mother's groom and the future daughter in law prepare a mixture made of walnuts and honey, symbolizing prosperity, abundance and health. Even though this just a wedding custom, numerous herbalists say that this mixture between walnuts and honey is a complete energy food.
Walnuts are Extremely Nourishing
Numerous ancient doctors have studied the walnuts medicinal properties and benefits. Today, the scientific studies validate their therapeutic power and have also added that walnut leaves are extremely healthy too. Walnuts are nourishing and they are always recommended for those in convalescence. They have energizing, laxative and anti-anemic properties and they are rich in fats that are beneficial for the heart. Walnuts also contain the following compounds:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamins B
- Vitamin A Iron
Walnut and Honey Treatments
Since ancient times, people have used walnuts and honey for nutrition, strengthening health and treating diseases. These 2 ingredients cover all vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates the body needs. When combined, they will result in a delicious and healthy medicinal preparation. Below, you can find some of the most popular and beneficial treatments based on honey and walnuts.
Anemia or iron deficiency. Mix 1/2 kilogram of honey with 1/2 kilogram of ground walnuts and the juice from half a lemon. Take 1 tablespoon of the mixture 3 times per day.
High blood pressure. To treat this condition, you must mix 100 grams ground walnuts with 100 grams honey. Consume this quantity daily for 45 days.
Stomach ulcer. To treat the lesions caused by the stomach ulcer, you must mix ground walnuts with hot water in a blender, until the mixture becomes milky or has a milk consistency. Strain the solution and add 2 teaspoons of honey. Mix well and take 2 - 3 tablespoon before every meal.
- Lack of Energy
- Hyperglycemia, diabetes
- Intestinal parasites
Ground walnuts can be a great energy and therapeutic addition for various foods and dishes such as omelets, salads etc.
It has now been confirmed by science that hugging trees can beneficially affect human health by altering vibrational frequency!
Hugging a tree may have gained popularity as a maligned hippy practice, but it has now been validated by science to be incredibly beneficial for both people and the planet. Contrary to popular belief, hugging – or even just being in the vicinity of – a tree can boost one’s health in several ways.
In a recently published book by author Matthew Silverstone, Blinded by Science, evidence confirming trees and their healthful benefits includes their effect on mental illnesses, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), concentration levels, reaction times, depression, and the ability to alleviate headaches.
According to countless studies cited within the book, children show extreme psychological and physiological effects in term of improved health and well-being when they interact with plants. It was recorded that children function better cognitively and emotionally in green environments and have more creative play in green areas.
A large public health report studying the association between green spaces and mental health also noted that “access to nature can significantly contribute to our mental capability and well being.”
What is it about nature that can cause significant alleviation of symptoms? Many might think it’s open green spaces that contribute to this effect, but Silverstone shows that it’s more than this theory; instead, he explains how it’s the vibrational properties of trees and plants that offer the health benefits – not just open spaces.
Because everything vibrates, different vibrations undoubtedly affect biological behaviors. According to Natural News, it has been proven that that if one were to drink a glass of water that has been treated with a 10Hz vibration, one’s blood coagulation rates will change immediately upon ingesting the treated water.
Similarly, trees affect human beings (and all other creatures) in the same way. When one touches a tree, its different vibrational pattern will affect various biological behaviors within the body.
Within Blinded by Science, such theory is backed up by hundreds of scientifically validated studies, providing overwhelming proof that tree hugging is not just for hippies, it’s for everyone.
Not only is clutching a giant, sturdy oak therapeutic and free, it could offer a plethora of benefits and save the populace a large amount in healthcare costs.
A similar report documenting the effects of nature and improving health reported that “safe, green spaces may be as effective as prescription drugs in treating some forms of mental illnesses.”
Human beings can only live outside of the laws of nature for so long before symptoms of disconnect be made manifest. With the increasing prevalence of lifestyle-related diseases, it’s clear more attention deserves to be given to holistic practices such as this one, so that the cause of imbalance be alleviated and lifestyle-related illnesses dissipate.
Try out this recipe to heal your lungs no matter if you are a smoker or not.
If you are a smoker, and if you are not, you may have lung problems. If you smoke, you should stop because it is bad for you. Try out this recipe to heal your lungs no matter if you are a smoker or not.
It will cleanse your lungs within 72 hours.
- 400 g garlic
- 1 l water
- 400 g brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons turmeric
- 1 small piece of ginger root
How to prepare it:
Pour brown sugar into a pot and boil it. Add garlic, previously cut into quarters with ginger root. Add turmeric also. Bring the mixture to boiling point and then put it on low fire. When it is done, leave it to cool down and put it into a glass jar. Leave the jar in the room temperature for a couple of hours and then keep the jar in the fridge.
How to use it:
Consume two tablespoons in the morning before any meal and two in the evening at least two hours after the last meal. The point is always to consume it on empty stomach.
In addition, you should exercise every day and have a hot bath since hot baths are excellent in relieving toxins. Also, try inhaling the eucalyptus oil.
The greenery spread around is filled with many wonder plants and herbs that are still unaware from us. Many looks very simple but are filled with immense benefits. They are like diamonds; don’t possess an artificial shine but are filled with brilliant glaze. Here, our concerned topic is on “Wheat grass”. It is a crop plant. When it grows with tender leaflets; then those shiny green leaves are no more than a nectar for humans.
What is Wheat grass?
Wheat also called ‘genhu‘ in Hindi is a crop plant. We humans consume chapatis and many other dishes prepared from it. In India, rice and wheat are the two major crops which are raised in a large-scale. The wheat grass looks similar as the doob grass. The chief constituent of wheat grass is ‘chlorophyll’ The chlorophyll molecule bears close resemblance to haemoglobin. Earlier, the benefits and its treating methods was unknown. But, these small leaves were used to cure diseases like brain ulcer, peritonitis and many more.
In this brief passage, you must be getting its wonder properties. In village and countryside, these small grasses are abundantly found. But, what about city areas. Here, we will be talking how to grow and use this. It is important even, as a fact; if nectar also given in indefinite amount acts as a potent poison. So, lets proceed-
How to grow Wheat grass:-
- Wheat grass can be grown in any sheltered place where the direct and bold sun rays don’t reach. The temperature should be mild.
- Soak a handful of wheat in water for 8-10 hours.
- After that, drain the water and allow the seeds to develop into sprouts for 15 hours.
- Now use earthen pots or wooden trays to grow the wheat grass.
- They should be filled with compost manure.
- Cover them with dark cloth or keep away from sunlight.
- Water sprinkling should be done once to twice a day.
How to use Wheat grass:-
- As you notice that the grasses are developed 5-7 inches high, cut them with scissor.
- It should be immediately washed and ground.
- The juice should be extracted using a fine cloth.
- Keep in mind, every minute of delay; the pulp looses its efficacy. And the complete medicinal value is lost 3-4 hours after cutting.
- Vitamin A, B, C
- Dietary fibres
15 Health benefits of Wheat grass:-
- In order to avoid oral problems like sore throat, pyorrhoea, tooth decay etc; chew wheat grass. It checks bacterial growth and also draws out toxins from the gums.
- Regular drinking of wheat grass is very useful in the cure of Skin diseases. It has been scientifically proved that chlorophyll arrests harmful bacteria.
- Wheat grass is used to detoxify the walls of the colon. On a daily basis, 100-125 ml of wheat grass juice should be given. It helps to cure the disorders of colon, mucus, colitis, constipation and bleeding piles.
- The chlorophyll content present in wheat grass juice improves the functioning of lungs and heart. It is also beneficial in Anaemia. Thus, wheat grass is highly beneficial in the treatment of circulatory disorders.
- In case of eyesight, cataract and other eye problems; have wheat grass juice on a daily basis.
- If you are tensed and worried about hair problems like; premature greying, hair baldness, alopecia, falling of hair. The best nd the easiest cure is wheat grass juice.
- Wheat grass contains chlorophyll and several enzymes which slows down the ageing process. One who are habituated of having wheat grass juice daily; not only the physique but the organs even respond actively.
- Wheat grass arrests the growth of harmful bacteria thus keeps you away from bacterial infections and diseases.
- For the strong immunity and increased longevity, have wheat grass juice; also plant it around your surroundings.
- Chlorophyll fights inflammation of joint pain. thus it is very useful in the treatment of Arthritis and Gout related problems. It is also beneficial to cure joint pains and other pains.
- Wheat grass is able to restore and revitalize the liver. It has its effective benefits on liver; it cleanses your liver and erases any disease from it.
- Wheat grass improves glucose levels in body. For diabetic patients, it’s a good remedy. One should take the juice with few drops of lemon in it.
- Cancer is a disease which occurs in the body; where there is lack of oxygen. Chlorophyll present in wheat grass provided ample oxygen to your body; thus decreases the risk of cancer production in body.
- For the treatment of sinus congestion; inhale it or have its juice. It will break up the mucus and clearing the congestion.
- Apply the pulp of wheat grass or have its juice. It is useful to cure skin problems like eczema, dryness and discolouration.
Maybe you won’t believe it, but you can use mix of honey and cinnamon against nearly every disease. Also they are cheap products.
Nutritionists suggest using honey and cinnamon on daily bases. You can put it on a slice of bread and have it for breakfast or as a bite.
Bellow there are at least 9 reasons to do this:
Rather than jelly, put honey on your bread and sprinkle some cinnamon on it. This is an astounding breakfast. Ordinary using of honey and cinnamon will help you treat even unending joint pain.
High Cholesterol Level
Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 3 teaspoons of cinnamon in some tea. When you drink it, your cholesterol level will reduce for up to 10% in only 2 hours.
Add 2 tablespoons of honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to a cup of warm water. Drink it twice a day, preferably in the morning and evening. Regular consumption will help you treat chronic arthritis.
To treat colds mix teaspoon of honey and ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon. Use this combination 3 days in a row in the morning time and you will get rid of cough, cold or stuffy nose.
With taking cinnamon and honey every day you will improve your immune system and you will protect your organism from microbes and infections.
Spanish specialists have found that honey is full with natural elements that execute infections and secure your body against flu.
Cook some water, honey and cinnamon. Consume it each morning before you eat or drink anything, thirty minutes earlier than your breakfast. You will see shortly how the overabundance fat melts.
Wash your mouth each morning with a mix of warm water and a teaspoon of honey and cinnamon. Your breath will stay fresh during the whole day.
Notwithstanding the way you expend it, the mix of honey and cinnamon will ease your stomach pain.