Common Herbs and their Uses

Common Herbs and their uses have been relied upon by many cultures through the centuries for their healing powers.

The herbal essential oils containing the medicinal properties go back to the ancient Egyptians whose priests routinely practiced herbal medicine.

Of course it is easier to get over the counter drugs, but finding common herbs and their uses for natural healing is becoming more and more popular, as people are starting to return to the basics.


Alfalfa

Medicinal Properties of Alfalfa.


Uses for Alfalfa



Aloe

Medicinal Properties of Aloe

Medicinal uses for Aloe Vera

Anise

Medicinal Properties of Anise

  • Antispasmodic
  • diuretic
  • expectorant
  • anti-hysteric
  • anti-rheumatic
  • aperient
  • carminative
  • stimulant
  • decongestant
  • vermifuge
  • digestive

Uses for Herbs - Anise

  • Digestion
  • Relieves chest congestion
  • Eases hot flashes
  • Relieves gas



Angelica

Medicinal Properties of Angelica

  • Anti-spasmodic
  • carminative
  • Depurative
  • Diaphoretic
  • Digestive
  • Hepatic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Expectorant
  • Stimulant
  • Stomachic
  • diuretic

Uses for Herbs - Angelica

Arnica

Medicinal Properties of Arnica

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Analgesic
  • Antibacterial

Uses for Herbs - Arnica

Astralagus

Medicinal Properties of Astragalus

Uses for the herb Astragalus

  • Cancer
  • Colds
  • Appetite Loss
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fatigue
  • Flu
  • Heart Conditions
  • HIV



Balm of Gilead

Medicinal Properties of Balm of Gilead

  • Analgesic
  • Anodyne
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial
  • Depurative

Uses for Herbs and Balm of Gilead

Basil

Medicinal Properties of Basil

Uses for the Herb Basil

Bearberry

Medicinal Properties of Bearberry

Uses for the herbs Bearberry

Betony

Medicinal Properties of Betony

  • Antispasmodic
  • Astringent
  • Carminative
  • Diuretic
  • Manganese
  • Alterate
  • Antibacterial
  • Antipyretic
  • Antiseptic

Uses for the Herb Betony

Black Haw

Medicinal Properties of Black Haw

  • Antispasmodic

Use for Black Haw

Bladderwrack

Medicinal Properties of Bladderwrack

  • Iodine
  • Bromine
  • Potassium
  • Beta-carotene

Uses for Herbs - Bladderwrack



Borage

Medicinal Properties of Borage

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Balsamic

Uses for Borage

  • Sores
  • Scratches
  • Spots
  • Eyewash
  • Stress and tension headaches
  • PMS
  • Menopause symptoms


Burdock

Medicinal Properties of Burdock

  • Diuretic
  • Diaphoretic
  • Blood purifyer

Uses for Burdock

Calendula

Medicinal Properties of Calendula

  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-microbial
  • Antispasmodic
  • Astringent
  • Cholagogue
  • Diaphoretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Lymphatic
  • Stimulant
  • Aperient
  • Vulnerary

Uses for Calendula

  • Acne
  • Abscesses and boils
  • Burns and scalds
  • Cancerous and skin ulcers
  • Cradle Cap
  • Cuts and open sores
  • Lacerated wounds
  • Nappy Rash
  • Sunburn
  • Sprains and wounds
  • Warts
  • Wasp and bee stings
  • Gonorrhea
  • Surpressed menstruation
  • Vaginitis
  • Sore Eyes
  • Toothache


Cayenne

Medicinal Properties of Cayenne

  • Anti-catarrhal
  • Anti-emetic
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-spaasmodic
  • Carminative
  • Rubefacient
  • Sialagogue
  • Stimulant

Uses for Cayenne

  • Abdominal Distention
  • Colic
  • Diarrhea and dysentery
  • Dyspepsia
  • Flatulent Colic
  • Lumbago and Rheumatic pains
  • Tired painful muscles
  • Hysteria and Convulsions
  • Nervous Depression
  • Cocaine addiction
  • Delirium Tremens
  • Cholera
  • Diptheria
  • Typhus
  • Yellow Fever
  • Increased and more active circulation
  • Nephritis
  • Pyelitis
  • Tongue Dry and Harsh
  • Toothache




Camphor

Medicinal Properties of Camphor

  • Antiseptic
  • anti-irritant
  • spasmolytic
  • cuminative
  • circulatory
  • analeptic
  • analgesic

Uses for Camphor

Caraway

Medicinal Properties of Caraway

  • Carminative
  • Stomachic
  • Spasmolytic
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anthelmintic

Uses for Caraway

  • Soothes the digestive system
  • Colic
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea
  • Chest congestion
  • Promotes production of breast milk in nursing mothers
  • Worms
  • Hiatus hernia




Cardamon

Medicinal Properties of Cardamon

  • Expectorant
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral

Medicinal Uses for the Herb Cardamon


Catnip

Medicinal Properties for Catnip

  • Antispasmodic
  • Carminative
  • Diaphoretic
  • Sedative

Uses for Herbs - Catnip

  • Dandruff
  • Reduces swelling
  • Helps for bags under the eyes
  • Constipation
  • Promotes sleep
  • Toothache
  • Reduces fever




Chamomile

Medicinal Properties of Chamomile

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Carminative
  • Digestive aid
  • Fever reducer
  • Sedative

Uses for Chamomile

  • Gastric irritation
  • Sore throats
  • Tonsillitis
  • Relaxes digestive system
  • Dyspepsia
  • Colic
  • Stimulates under active digestion
  • Relaxes nervous system
  • Painful periods
  • Over-excitable children
  • Diarrhea
  • Haemorroids
  • Insomnia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Home Remedies for Teething
  • Nausea






Chickweed

Medicinal Properties of Chickweed

  • cooling
  • soothing
  • anti-rheumatoid

Uses for the Herb Chickweed

  • Obesity
  • Constipation
  • Eczema
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatic Pain




Cinnamon

Medicinal Properties of Cinnamon

  • Anti-thrombotic
  • Anti-sclerotic
  • Anti-platelet
  • Antiseptic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Anti-clotting
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-emetic
  • Expectorant
  • Manganese
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Antacid

What ailments can Cinnamon be used for?

  • Arthritis
  • Hair Loss
  • Bladder infections
  • Toothache
  • Colds
  • Colic
  • Cholesterol
  • Infertility
  • Immune system
  • Indigestion
  • Heal Acne Naturally
  • Skin infections
  • Bad breath
  • Cancer
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and bloating
  • Candida
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Chilblains
  • Blood circulation




Clove

Medicinal Properties of the Clove

  • Carminative
  • Anodyne
  • Anti-helmintic
  • antiseptic
  • antioxidant

Healthy uses for Cloves

  • Bad breath
  • Antiseptic wash
  • Eyewash
  • Toothache
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea
  • Worms
  • Acne
  • Morning sickness




Dandelion

Medicinal Properties of the Dandelion

  • Sodium
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Laxative
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
  • Diuretic
  • Tonic
  • Stimulant to the urinary organs

Uses for the Dandelion

  • Skin
  • Liver and urinary systems
  • Eczema
  • diuretic
  • Potassium Deficiency
  • Sinus Infection Herbal Remedies
  • Diabetes
  • Headaches
  • Improve bile flow
  • Reduces inflammation in hepatitis and cirrhosis
  • Gallstones




Devils Claw

Medicinal Properties of Devils Claw

  • Pain relieving
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Sedative

Uses for the Herb Devils Claw

Dong Quai

Medicinal Properties of Dong Quai

  • Anti-allergenic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Diuretic
  • Mild Laxative
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Vasodilator

Uses for Dong Quai

  • Abscesses
  • Blurred vision
  • Heart palpitations
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Light headedness
  • Menstrual pain
  • Pallor
  • Poor circulation




Echinacea

Medicinal Properties of Echinacea

Uses for common Herbs - Echinacea

Warning:   People who are allergic to ragweed can also cross-react to Echinacea.



Elberberry

Medicinal Properties of the Elderberry

  • anti-inflammatory
  • aperient
  • cellular regenerating
  • detoxicant
  • diaphoretic
  • digestive
  • emetic
  • emolient
  • expectorant
  • immuno-stimulant
  • ophthalmic
  • purgative
  • salve for sores

Uses for Common Herbs - Elderberry

  • flu
  • Bronchitis
  • Laxative
  • Rheumatism
  • Sinusitis
  • Bruises
  • Sprains



Eucalyptus

Medicinal Properties of Eucalyptus

  • decongestant
  • expectorant
  • antibiotic
  • analgesic
  • anti-rheumatic
  • antiseptic
  • antispasmodic
  • antiviral
  • balsamic
  • rubefacient
  • vulnerary

Uses for Herbs - Eucalyptus

Eyebright

Medicinal Properties of Eyebright

  • anti-catarrhal
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antiseptic
  • astringent
  • vitamins B,C,E
  • copper
  • selenium
  • zinc

Uses for Herbs - Eyebright

  • eye irritations
  • hay fever
  • measels
  • tired eyes
  • inflamed eyes
  • conjunctivitis
  • blepharitis
  • sinus infections
  • styes
  • liver toxicity



Fennel

Medicinal Properties of Fennel

  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-spasmodic
  • hepatic
  • diuretic
  • choleretic

Uses for Herbs - Fennel

  • Kidney stones
  • gout home remedies
  • hiccups
  • nausea
  • reverses alcohol damage to the liver
  • Jaundice
  • Colic
  • Flatulence
  • Worms
  • Keeps fleas away
  • eye wash


Feverfew

Medicinal Properties of Feverfew

  • anti-inflammatory
  • fever reliever
  • antipyretic
  • anti-cancer

Uses for Herbs - Feverfew

Ginger

Medicinal Properties of Ginger

  • antibacterial
  • anti-coagulant
  • anti-nausea
  • antispasmodic
  • antiviral
  • carminative
  • digestive aid
  • expectorant
  • immune system stimulant
  • muscle relaxant

Uses for the herb Ginger

Ginkgo

Medicinal Properties of Ginkgo

  • antibacterial
  • anti-inflammatory
  • natural antioxidant
  • circulatory stimulant
  • antiseptic
  • astringent
  • digestive aid

Uses for Common Herbs and Ginkgo

Ginseng

Medicinal Properties of Ginseng

  • antibacterial
  • anti-depressant
  • immune-system stimulant

Uses for Ginseng

  • colds
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • flu
  • impaired immune system
  • respiratory conditions
  • stress




Goldenseal

Medicinal Properties of Golden Seal

  • antacid
  • antibacterial
  • antifungal
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antiseptic
  • astringent
  • digestive aid
  • stimulant

Uses for the herbs Golden Seal

  • canker sores
  • contact dermatitis
  • diarrhoea
  • eczema
  • food poisoning



Hawthorne

Medicinal Properties of Hawthorne

Uses for the Herb Hawthorne

  • Feeds and strengthens heart muscles
  • angina
  • norlizing action on blood pressure
  • varicose veins
  • improves memory



Holy Basil

Medicinal Properties of Holy Basil

Use for Holy Basil

  • mental clarity
  • stress relief
  • reduces anxiety
  • reduces depression
  • kidney stones home remedies
  • heart disorder
  • coughs and colds
  • headaches
  • asthma
  • worms
  • labor pain
  • rabies
  • whooping cough
  • measles
  • mumps



Hops

Medicinal Properties of Hops

  • sedative
  • hormonal
  • antibacterial
  • pain reliever
  • relaxes spasms

Uses for Herbs - Hops

  • Irritable bowel
  • insomnia
  • nervous tension
  • greasy hair
  • dandruff
  • eczema
  • enhances hair growth
  • decreases the desire for alcohol consumption
  • hangover prevention
  • colic remedies
  • insomnia
  • nervous tension



Horse Chestnut

Medicinal Properties of Horse Chestnut

  • lowers fever
  • diuretic
  • reduces local edema
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-aging
  • boosts venous health

Uses for Horse Chestnut

  • Leg vein health
  • varicose veins
  • phlebitis
  • leg ulcers
  • piles
  • frostbite



Jasmine

Medicinal Properties of Jasmine

  • anti-viral
  • antibacterial
  • astringent

Uses for Jasmine

  • bath additive
  • aching feet
  • massage oil
  • aphrodisiac
  • conjunctivitis
  • sunstroke
  • breast cancer



Lavender

Medicinal Properties of Lavender

  • antiseptic
  • natural anti-inflammatory
  • stimulates circulation
  • spasmolytic
  • lowers fever
  • anti-depressant
  • anti-dandruff
  • analgesic
  • deodorant
  • vulnerary
  • carminative
  • emmenogogue
  • rubefacient

Uses for Lavender

  • aching muscles
  • skin softener
  • hair loss
  • fatigue
  • promotes sleep
  • relieves exhaustion
  • face wash for pimples
  • gargle
  • aftershave
  • sinus
  • headaches
  • burns
  • candida
  • restless legs
  • home remedies for psoriasis
  • eczema



Lemon Balm

Medicinal Properties of Lemon Balm

  • sedative
  • anti-depressant
  • antiviral
  • antibacterial
  • carminative
  • antispasmodic
  • promotes sweating

Uses for Lemon Balm

  • skin blemishes
  • lifts depression
  • a calming herb
  • sore throats
  • colic
  • heart spasms
  • insomnia
  • heart palpitations
  • lowers blood pressure




Limeflowers

Medicinal Properties of Limeflowers

  • antioxidant
  • antispasmodic
  • diuretic
  • sedative

Uses for Limeflowers

  • soothes anxiety and tension
  • aids in sleep
  • reduces high blood pressure
  • over excited children
  • headaches
  • hysteria
  • digestion
  • muscle tension
  • irregular heartbeat
  • cellulitis



Liquorice

Medicinal Properties of Liquorice

  • expectorant
  • antacid
  • spasmolytic
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-allergic
  • estrogenic

Uses for Common Herbs - Liquorice

  • arthritis and rheumatism
  • chest infections
  • gastric ulcers
  • mild laxative
  • relieves menopausal problems
  • pre-menstrual stress
  • sore throats



Marshmellow

Medicinal Properties for Marshmellow

  • expectorant
  • anti-inflammatory

Uses for Common Herbs such as Marshmellow

  • wounds
  • home remedies for teething
  • toothache
  • coughing
  • insect bites
  • laxative
  • stomach ulcers
  • sore throats
  • bronchitis
  • skin aging
  • detangling and nourishing hair




Marjoram

Medicinal Properties of Marjoram

  • antacid
  • analgesic
  • diuretic

Uses for Marjoram

  • Tonsillitis
  • flatulence
  • anxiety
  • calming of overexcited children
  • bruising



Meadow Sweet

Medicinal Properties of Meadowsweet

  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-fever
  • benefits of aspirin
  • diuretic
  • analgesic

What ailments can Meadowsweet be used for?

  • indigestion
  • heartburn
  • ulcers
  • rheumatism
  • arthritis
  • diarrhea




Milk Thistle

Medicinal Properties of the Milk Thistle

  • liver tonic
  • diuretic
  • stimulates lactation

Healthy uses for Milk Thistle

Motherwort

Medicinal Properties of Motherwort

  • antispasmodic
  • astringent
  • carminative
  • calmative
  • cardiac
  • emmenagogue
  • hepatic
  • laxative
  • nervine
  • uterine stimulant

Uses for Motherwort

  • female reproductive system
  • strengthening action of the heart
  • high blood pressure
  • take after heart attacks




Myrrh

Medicinal Properties of Myrrh

  • astringent
  • carminative
  • antiseptic
  • expectorant
  • rejuvenating
  • anti-catarrhal
  • Natural anti-inflammatory
  • balsamic
  • cictrisant
  • vulnerary

Uses for common herbs - Myrrh

Nasturtiums

Medicinal Properties of Nasturtium

  • vulnerary
  • demulcent
  • antimicrobial
  • antibacterial
  • expectorant



Common Herbs and their Uses - Nasturtium



Nettles

Medicinal Properties of Nettles

Uses for Common Herbs - Nettles

Nutmeg

Medicinal Properties of Nutmeg

  • antispasmodic
  • stimulates the mind
  • analgesic
  • anti-rheumatic
  • antiseptic

Medicinal uses for Nutmeg

  • aching joints
  • stimulates the circulation
  • aches and pains
  • benefits the heart
  • alzheimers
  • improves memory
  • aphrodisiac
  • asthma
  • toothache
  • anxiety and depression
  • impotence
  • Home Remedies for Hangovers and liver conditions
  • diarrohea
  • dysentery
  • indigestion
  • Colic Remedies
  • incontinence
  • premature ejacualtion


Origanum

Medicinal Properties of Origanum

  • anti-fungal
  • antibacterial
  • disinfectant

Uses for Herbs - Origanum

  • aching muscles
  • itchy scalp
  • parasitic infections
  • tonsillitis
  • painful menstruation
  • calms children
  • bruising
  • flatulence
  • bloating
  • anxiety


Oregon Grape

Medicinal Properties of Oregon Grape

Uses for Herbs - Oregon Grape

Passion Flower

Medicinal Properties of Passion Flower

Uses for the herb Passion Flower

  • insomnia
  • muscle tension
  • anxiety
  • reduces spasms
  • headaches


Parsley

Medicinal Properties of Parsley

  • antiseptic
  • antispasmodic
  • digestive aid
  • diuretic
  • laxative
  • muscle relaxant

Uses for Common Herbs and Parsley

Peppermint

Medicinal Properties of Peppermint

  • antacid
  • antibacterial
  • antidepressant
  • antispasmodic
  • carminative expectorant
  • muscle relaxant
  • promotes sweating

Common Herbs and their uses -  Peppermint

  • coughs
  • Sinus Infection Home Remedies
  • headaches
  • candida
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • reduces gas
  • itching
  • migraines
  • morning sickness
  • motion sickness
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • insomnia


Raspberry Leaf

Medicinal Properties of Raspberry Leaf

  • astringent
  • diuretic
  • parturient
  • uterine tonic

Uses for herbs -  Raspberry leaf

  • female reproductive system



Red Clover

Medicinal Properties of Red Clover

  • antifungal
  • antispasmodic
  • depurative
  • diuretic
  • expectorant

Uses for the Herb Red Clover

  • acne
  • eczema
  • loosens phlegm
  • menopause symptoms


Red Sage

Medicinal Properties of Red Sage

  • disinfectant
  • anti-microbial
  • antibacterial
  • astringent

Use for Red Sage

  • cleanse and tone scalp
  • darken hair
  • spots
  • blemishes
  • stimulates blood circulation
  • under arm wash
  • colds and flu
  • coughs


Rooibos

Medicinal Properties of Rooibos

Medicinal Uses for Rooibos

Rosemary

Medicinal Properties of Rosemary

  • antibacterial
  • antidepressant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antiseptic
  • carminative
  • circulatory stimulant

Herbal Healing and Rosemary



Rue

Medicinal Properties of Rue

  • analgesic
  • antispasmodic
  • emmenagogue
  • nervine
  • rubefacient
  • vermifuge

Medicinal Uses for Rue

  • colds and flu
  • eyecare
  • migraines
  • arthritis
  • varicose veins
  • excellent for keeping flies away


Saw Palmetto

Medicinal Properties of Saw Palmetto

  • sedative
  • diuretic
  • expectorant
  • aphrodisiac
  • tonic herb

Common herbs and their uses - Saw Palmetto

  • urinary and reproductive system problems
  • under developed breasts
  • increase lactation
  • reduce prostate symptoms
  • hormone enhancer
  • frequent urination




Sarsaparilla

Medicinal Properties of Sarsaparilla

  • anti-inflammatory
  • antibacterial
  • antiviral
  • appetite suppressor
  • depurative tonic
  • blood purifier

Herbal Healing with Sarsaparilla

  • acne
  • psoriasis
  • dermatitis
  • leprosy
  • arthritis
  • rheumatism
  • syphilis
  • STD's


St. John's Wort

Medicinal Properties of St John's Wort

  • analgesic
  • antibacterial
  • antidepressant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-viral
  • astringent

Medicinal Uses for St John's Wort

  • tired and aching muscles
  • adds luster to hair
  • arthritis
  • gout and rheumatism
  • nervous exhaustion 
  • attention deficit disorder
  • anxiety
  • burns
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • depression
  • menopause


Soap Wort

Medicinal Properties of Soapwort

  • cholagogue
  • depurative
  • diaphoretic
  • diuretic
  • expectorant
  • purgative

Uses for Common Herbs - Soapwort

  • revitalizes damaged hair
  • eczema
  • skin rashes and heat rashes
  • nappy rash
  • hair conditioner
  • itchy skin
  • cancer


Tea Tree Oil

Medicinal Properties for Tea Tree Oil

  • disinfectant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • analgesic
  • diaphoretic
  • expectorant
  • balsamic

Common Herbs and their Uses -  Tea Tree oil

  • acne
  • head louse
  • warts
  • sunburn
  • sores
  • boils and abscesses
  • nail fungus
  • ringworm
  • athletes foot
  • dandruff
  • scabies


Thyme

Medicinal Properties of Thyme

  • astringent
  • antiseptic
  • anti-fungal

Medicinal Uses for Thyme

Tumeric

Medicinal Properties of Tumeric

  • antiseptic
  • antibacterial
  • anti-inflammatory
  • analgesic

What ailments can Tumeric be used for?

Watercress

Medicinal Properties of the Watercress

Common Herbs and their Uses - Watercress

  • astringent and ceansing
  • freckles
  • spots and blemishes
  • thyroid
  • greasy skin
  • hair loss
  • ulcers
  • mouth problems
  • acne
  • hiccups
  • anemia
  • lactating mothers


White Willow

Medicinal Properties of White Willow

  • mild analgesic
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-fever

Uses for White Willow

  • rheumatism
  • arthritis
  • lowers temperatures
  • abrasions
  • cuts
  • dysmehorrhea
  • Natural Gout Remedies
  • lupus
  • osteoporisis
  • weight loss
  • fibromyalgia


Wild Lettuce

Medicinal Properties of Wild Lettuce

  • analgesic
  • anodyne
  • antispasmodic
  • cancer
  • nervine
  • psychedelic
  • sedative

Uses for common herbs - Wild Lettuce

  • Restless leg syndrome
  • colic
  • muscle cramps
  • insomnia


Yellow Dock

Medicinal Properties of Yellow Dock

  • purgative
  • cholagogue
  • laxative
  • iron

Uses for  herbs - Yellow Dock

  • acne
  • skin problems
  • cuts
  • swellling
  • rashes
  • boils
  • insect bites
  • anemia
  • syphilllis
  • TB


Yarrow

Medicinal Properties of Yarrow

  • astringent
  • cholertic
  • antibacterial
  • antispasmodic

Common Herbs and their Uses - Yarrow

  • colds and flu
  • TB
  • earache
  • sore eyes
  • headaches
  • abscesses and boils
  • improves blood circulation to the skin
  • acne
  • promotes perspiration
  • lowers blood pressure
  • varicose veins
  • stimulates the appetite
  • aids digestion
  • measles
  • nosebleeds
  • female problems


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"An Empty stomach is not a good political adviser."

~ Albert Einstein ~

"A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts."

~ St Jerome ~

"I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them."

~Joan Rivers ~

"When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.

~ Euripides ~








Oranges

A complete package of every class of natural cancer inhibitors known - caretenoids, terpenes and flavonoids.

Also rich in antioxidant vitamin C and beta carotene.

Oranges may help ward off asthma attacks, bronchitis, breast cancer and stomach cancer.

One little downside is, that it may cause heartburn.




A Healthy Nursery Rhyme

The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.

These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they'll ease
Your will they'll mend
And charge you not a shilling.

~Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990.




Did you know that...


Beetroot also contains tryptophan, the very same "feel-good" ingredient found in chocolate.

And beetroot has betaine, which studies suggest can help reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes, as well as helps to protect against harmful fatty deposits in the liver.




Arthritis and Attitude

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.

~ Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar~


For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.

~ Lily Tomlin ~

If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one

. ~ Cavett Robert ~


It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to.

~ Annie Gottlier ~


Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

~ Winston Churchill ~








Pineapples

Pineapples are high in fiber and are such an incredibly "sweet way" of promoting healthy bowels and avoiding indigestion.

This fruit contains bromelain which is a mixture of enzymes that help to digest protein.

And then it also helps dissolve blood clots and is good for prevention of osteoporosis and bone fractures because of its high manganese content.

And to top it all it also has antibacterial and anti-viral qualities.




Spinach

Spinach is a super source of antioxidants and cancer antagonists, containing about four times more beta carotene and three times more lutein than broccoli.

It is rich in fiber that helps lower blood cholesterol.

Extremely high in oxalate, thus, not recommended for people susceptible to kidney stones.

Note: Some of its antioxidants are destroyed by cooking, so rather eat raw or lightly cooked.




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Tip for Painful Joints

Drink an infusion of Basil (made by pouring boiling water on a handful of basil leaves ) twice a day.

The eugenol oil in the plant seems to block the effects of an enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase which triggers inflammation and pain.





The information on this site does not constitute medical advice. Always consult with your Health Professional.



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