Herbs That Support Lung Health
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Posted by admin on January 28, 2016 in Health | Short Link

The average adult can breathe a total of 11,000 litres of air every day. The internal surface of the lung that can stretch up to 100 square meters when fully expanded, function to absorb oxygen from the air we breathe so that our body could make use of it. All day, every day, it is the vehicle for oxygen to enter your body. they never rest, so it is important to keep lung healthy. Cleansing the lungs on a regular basis is a good practice.
MULLEIN
MULLEIN (Verbascum thapsus)

Mullein tea is a traditional treatment for lung health problems, such as chest colds, bronchitis and asthma. It has soothing properties which effectively calm irritated lungs and airways caused by exposure to air impurities. Austrians traditionally took it as tea. Like many other herbs, mullein is not entirely benign. Some people find the plant’s hairs irritating to skin and mucous membranes.
OREGANOOREGANO (Origanum)
One active agent in oregano is rosmarinic acid, which is a strong antioxidant that may support immune system health. If you come down with a cold or the flu, oregano oil can also be useful. Because oregano are contains to its carvacrol and rosmarinic acid content. Both compounds are natural decongestants and histamine reducers that have direct, positive benefits on the respiratory tract and nasal passage airflow.
Cook oregano with food or add a few drops of oregano oil in your milk, tea, or juice at least once a day to detoxify your lungs.
Herbs That Support Lung Health
GINGER (Zingiberaceae)
This tropical plant, in the same bo­tanical family as turmeric and cardamom. Ginger s loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Fresh ginger may also be effective against the RSV virus, a common cause of respiratory infections and promotes your respiratory health by eliminating air pollutants, tobacco smoke and perfumes out of the air passages before they have time to irritate the lungs. Add your tea with 4-5 slices of gingers. Drinking ginger tea is like a pleasant way of consuming anti-oxidants for treating asthma. At that time, this tea acts as a wonderful remedy and makes you to get relief from problem by refreshing you.
Herbs That Support Lung Health
THYME (Thymus vulgaris)
Thyme has been used since ancient times for its culinary, aromatic and medicinal properties. Thyme contain thymol, a powerful antiseptic essential oils which are classified as naturally anti-fungal and antibiotic. This makes it particularly useful against lung health such as respiratory infections including pneumonia, bronchitis, influenza, and the usual coughs and colds. Fresh thyme leaves to a pot of boiling water. Let it  for two minutes and drink as tea, 2-3 cup a day.
Herbs That Support Lung HealthONIONS (Allium cepa L.)
Onions are super-healthy food. They put an end to many diseases, like some lung infections and they also help in breaking down mucus or cancer and removing toxins. Onions have historically been used to treat asthma, too. Its action in asthma is due to its ability to inhibit the production of compounds that cause the bronchial muscle to spasm and to relax bronchial muscle.

Manage Stress Naturally
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Posted by admin on January 21, 2016 in Beauty | Short Link

Manage Stress NaturallyStress can impact hormones, fertility and health as well. Research has shown that living a stressful life may affect factors which increase blood pressure (hypertension) and cholesterol levels. Another study found that, especially in women, higher cortisol (stress hormone) leads to weight gain around the waist.
Coping with stress is essential on many levels, with your health being at the top of the list. Before stress can be reduced, one must figure out what is causing it in the first place. There are three kind of strees, mental, physical and emotional stees. However, there are more than a few ways to reduce and relieve stress without a prescription. Manage stress and improve your health with these healthy habits:
1. Healthy eating habits
We all know that eating right can help you maintain a healthy weight and avoid certain health problems. We often forget to eat well when under stress and resort to unhealthy snacks high in sugars and fats. hole grains, more organic and less processed foods are better for your digestion and metabolism and help you to get the nutrients you need to function properly. Cut down on unhealthy beverages, use relaxing herbs such as, tea, celery or peppermint.
2. Exercise regularly.
Get your blood flowing releases endorphins, enhancing your mood instantly by exercise regulary. Taking part in a team sport such as tennis or football will take your mind away from whatever is causing you angst and put it into the game. It also improves mood and self-confidence, which can go a long way in helping you battle depression and anxiety. Exercise is an integral part to manage stress.
3. Sleep
Even if diet and exercise are great, not getting enough sleep will have a tremendous impact on stress levels and on overall health. But remember too little sleep makes us irritable and anxious and too much sleep leaves us depressed and sluggish. You must find the right balance for you. You need to feel well-rested and ready to tackle the day. Practice good sleep habits, for manage stress in your daily life.
4. Listen to music
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by a stressful situation, try taking a break and listening to relaxing classical music. Playing calm music has a positive effect on the brain and body, can lower blood pressure, and reduce cortisol, a hormone linked to stress.
5. Breathe
The more anxious you become, breathing becomes shallower. Consciously lengthen your breath, breathing deeper into the belly. Count to three on the in-breath, and four on the out-breath. And you can burn some aromatherapy oils such as lavender or rose. Or just wear your favourite perfume or cologne.

Echinacea Benefits
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Posted by admin on January 20, 2016 in Health, Herbalism | Short Link

Echinacea is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants. You may find it in central and eastern North America. Echinacea has been used in 1800s, and become popular after research was carried out on it in Germany in the 1920s. It also known as Coneflower in USA. Echinacea approximately from 1 to 2 feet tall, has large purple to pink flowers, depending on the species. The center of the flower has a seed head (cone), which is also spiky and dark brown to red in color. And it grows best in full sun.

Echinacea benefits
Echinacea is a best known for its ability to boost the immune system by stimulates the production of white blood cells and makes your body more capable of attacking viruses and fighting colds, coughs, flu and other respiratory conditions.Echinacea increases bodily resistance to infection and is used for boils, erysipelas, septicaemia, cancer, syphilis and other impurities of the blood, its action being antiseptic. It has also useful properties as a strong alterative and aphrodisiac. Unlike antibiotics, which kill bacteria. Coneflower also stimulates the production of interferon as well as other important products of the immune system, including “Tumor Necrosis Factor”, which is important to the body’s response against cancer.

There are species of this perennial herb that used for medicinal purposes.Echinecea Purpurea1. Echinecea Purpurea or Big Purple Coneflower, it has reddish purple flowers, 4 inches in diameter and it is 5 feet tall.

Echinacea Pallida2. Echinacea Pallida, this variety has a rosy purple colour with drooping flower petals. Also known as the Pale Purple Coneflower.

Echinacea Angustifolia3. Echinacea Angustifolia. This variety is commonly called Black Samson

Root fresh or dried as a tea or tincture or powdered and encapsulated.
All aboveground parts fresh or dried as a tea or tincture or powdered and encapsulated. Fresh plant juiceEchinacea, is your best ally to offer you an immune system boost and help you ward off those horrible cold symptoms. So give it a try and keep it around for you and your family.

Homemade Natural Mosquito Repellent
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Posted by admin on January 1, 2016 in Nature | Short Link

We bought the commercial mosquito repellent to keep mosquitoes away, but these insect repellents often contain a toxic pesticide that is dangerous to human health. Research proves that the main ingredient in commercial mosquito repellent (DEET – also known as diethyl-meta-toluamide ) leaves more than a bad odor. It damages brain cells, can cause behavioural changes, and can have harmful interactions with some medications. Before you grab that DEET-based mosquito repellent, consider using natural remedies and ingredients.Mosquito Repellent
1. Lavender Body Oil
Not only will you smell beautiful, but it will stop mosquitoes from landing on you! Just add 30 drops of lavender essential oil to two tablespoons of vegetable oil – such as olive oil – and rub onto exposed skin.mosquito repellent
2. Lemon Eucalyptus Oil
Lemon eucalyptus oil is one of the more well-known natural repellents. You can create your own mixture with one part lemon eucalyptus oil to 10 parts sunflower oil or witch hazel. A recent study showed that a mixture of 32 percent lemon eucalyptus oil gave more than 95 percent protection against mosquitoes for three hours.Mosquito-Repellent
3. Cinnamon Oil
Mix ¼ teaspoon of oil for every 4 ounces of water. You can spray the fluid onto your skin. It can act as a repellent against adult mosquitoes. But remember, a concentrated dose of cinnamon oil on your skin can be irritating, so be careful.
4. Citronella Candles
Citronella candles are easy to make, all natural and its the most effective natural mosquito repellents in the world. Place a few candles around your patio or garden and create a mosquito proof barrier!
5. Neem oil
Mixing neem oil with coconut oil in a 1:1 ratio is an effective way to keep mosquitoes at bay and rub it on your body. This will protect you from mosquito bites for at least eight hours.
6. Mint
You can use mint leaves and essence in various ways. You can choose to use it in a vaporizer to help fill the room with the scent of mint, apply the oil on your body or plant the shrub outside your room’s window. Alternatively you could mix a bit of mint-flavoured mouthwash with water and spray it around your home.

Green Beans Benefit
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Posted by admin on December 30, 2015 in Health | Short Link

Green beans ( Phaseolus vulgaris ) originated in India and grows throughout Asia. The other varieties of bean family include white beans, red beans, pink beans, black beans, shell beans and yellow wax beans. Recent studies have confirmed, green beans contains beta-carotene, neoxanthin, lutein and violaxanthin.Green Beans

Nutritive value per 100 g :

Principle              Nutrient           Value Percentage of RDA
Energy                31 Kcal             1.5%
Carbohydrates    7.13 g               5.5%
Protein               1.82 g               3%
Total Fat             0.34 g               1%
Cholesterol         0 mg                 0%
Dietary Fiber       3.4 g                 9%

Vitamins
Folates                37 µg              9%
Niacin                 0.752 mg           5%
Pantothenic acid 0.094 mg           2%
Pyridoxine          0.074 mg           5.5%
Riboflavin           0.105 mg           8%
Thiamin              0.084 mg           7%
Vitamin A            690 IU                23%
Vitamin C            16.3 mg             27%
Vitamin K            14.4 µg            12%

Electrolytes
Sodium               6 mg                   0.4%
Potassium           209 mg               5.5%

Minerals
Calcium              37 mg                 3.7%
Iron                    1.04 mg              13%
Magnesium         25 mg                 6%
Manganese         0.214 mg            9%
Phosphorus        38 mg                 6%
Zinc                    0.24 mg              2%

Phyto-nutrients
Carotene – ß     79 µg —
Carotene -a         69 µg —
Lutein-zeaxanthin 640 µg —

(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)

Here some of the healthy benefits of green beans:
1. Controls cardiovascular diseases and blood pressure
2. Weight Control and Macronutrients
3. Vitamin K for Strong Bones
4. Keep our skin smooth and healthy
5. Slow the growth of certain cancer cells

Are very rich in antioxidant flavanoids and carotenoids. String beans also provide carotenoids in comparable amounts to carotenoid-rich foods like carrots and tomatoes.

Side effects of green beans
However, green beans contain oxalates which are substances found naturally in plants, animals and humans. When these oxalates accumulate in the body fluids, they may crystallize as oxalate-stones in the urinary tract in some people. Hence people with kidney and gall bladder disorders may have to avoid consuming green beans.

 

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