January 2, 2018

What is Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal Tunnel can occur when the median nerve is compressed. The median nerve is located on the palm side of your hand. This nerve provides sensation to the hand. When affected blood circulation to fingers gets cut off Carpal Tunnel may occur. It an be in one or both of your hands. Carpal Tunnel can occur when the median nerve is compressed. Logically speaking the passageway is hindered, which is why numbness is one of the effects of carpal tunnel syndrome.


• Median nerve is located on...

April 18, 2017

While spearmint is most popularly used as a seasoning for food and beverages, it is also used for its healing benefits, which are similar to those of peppermint. Many people prefer the less intense scent of spearmint over that of peppermint. Spearmint essential oil comes from the Mentha spicata plant, which has bright green leaves unlike peppermint's dark green is very closely related to peppermint with regard to its active ingredients and ways in which it is used for health benefits.

Medicinal uses of both m...

April 18, 2017

Aloe vera contains salicylate, bradykinin and other natural steroids which reduces the inflammation.

It has 12 essential vitamins like A, B (B1, B2, B3 and B6), C and E that makes this gel act as anti – inflammatory and antioxidants to absorb the toxins in the body.

It relieves the pressure from the inflamed joints and knees.

Aloe vera contains the same natural compound that found in cartilage called glucosamine that helps for reducing arthritis pain and stiffness.

It has 20 minerals such as manganese, calcium, iron...

April 17, 2017

Cayenne comes from the Capsicum genus that also includes bell peppers, chilies, paprikas and habaneros. This genus is from the Americas and has been cultivated for use for at least 7,000 years. Some of the early european explorers brought the seeds from South America back to Europe and they quickly spread around the world. The etymology of the word Capsicum is believed to have been derived from Greek, meaning “to bite”.

Cayenne is famous for reducing many types of pain. It works by effecting your nervous system. S...

March 7, 2017

Traditionally, this oil is used for inflammation reduction. Its nature is that of a pain reliever and is quite effective in reducing pain caused by arthritis, migraines, headaches, rheumatism, and muscle aches.

Clove bud oil is derived from the clove tree, a member of the Myrtaceae family. This tree is native to Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia. From the evergreen, you can derive three types of clove essential oils: clove bud oil, clove leaf oil and clove stem oil.

Out of...

March 7, 2017

Studies Beginning in the 1970’s Suggest Many Uses for Cat’s Claw

A new botanical nutrient, Uncaria Tomentosa, is being called by many the "Miracle Herb from the Rain Forest of Peru". It has been drawing increasingly more interest among the proponents of natural health care. Although virtually unheard of in the United States until recently, the beneficial effects of the Peruvian herb Uncaria tomentosa, commonly known as "una de gato" in Spanish and "cat’s claw" in English, have been studied at research facilities i...

March 7, 2017

Cinnamon comes from Cinnamonum verum (also called Laurus cinnamomum) from the Laurel (Lauraceae) plant family. This small and bushy evergreen tree is native to Sri Lanka, but now grows in many countries such as India, China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Indonesia. There are actually over 100 varieties of C. verum, with Cinnamonum zeylanicum (Ceylon cinnamon). 

Cinnamon tree can be distinguished by its small, white flowers, shiny, leathery green leaves, and purple oval berries. I...

March 6, 2017

HARAKEKEPhormium tenax

New Zealand FlaxRegarded as the "aloe of NZ". Draws abscesses. Harakeke may be applied to burns, wounds and sores that are slow to heal. Useful for diarrhoea and constipation and digestive disorders. Also for ringworm, rheumatism, arthritis, muscle pain, chilblains, varicose ulcers and irregular and painful menstruation amongst many other ailments. 

Harakeke was traditionally used by the Maori to treat a myriad of ailments and especially pain related conditions.  Its cooling and he...

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