Breathe With Eucalyptus

WOW!  It’s snowing today!  Around this winter time, we need some eucalyptus to aid in our health and wellness.    

Eucalyptus, also known as eucalyptus globulus, is an amazing decongestant and antiseptic.  A much needed herb for this season of colds, flus and other respiratory issues, such as asthma and bronchitis.  Eucalyptus is also good for:

  • Relaxing sore muscles
  • Reducing swelling by helping to increase blood flow

The main way eucalyptus is used is through an essential oil form.  You can rub it on your chest or other areas of the body, or put it in the diffuser for a mucus breaking, lung opening, breathable aroma.  

So get some eucalyptus oil and help those lungs, they will thank you!  HAHAHA!  Check out my friends Facebook page on therapeutic grade essential oils.

Another way eucalyptus is used is in a tea form.  Although, consuming it in large amounts can be toxic to you.  So, just a cup a day is good!  

Try it and see how much it will change your life, health and wellness.  Leave a comment below and let me know what you think if you have tried it.  That’s all for now.

Get healthy today and stay healthy tomorrow!

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Fight the Colds with Echinacea

During this time of the year, we experience many colds and flus, mostly due to the drastic weather changes.  One day it’s hot then the next minute it’s cold…like what happened!  So combat this, implementing echinacea into out diet protects us as well as helps us fight whatever sickness that may try and sneak past our immune system.

This powerful herb, echinacea (coneflower), fights inflammation, bacterial and viral infections.  It stimulates certain white blood cells, causing our bodies to fight the sicknesses that arise.  It boosts our immune and lymphatic system so we can have a defense against the sicknesses.  It is also useful for allergies, colic and other infectious illnesses.

The nutrients in echinacea are calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C, which are all essential for healthy living and wellness.

Forms of Echinacea

Tea

Using the echinacea leaves and root and steeping them in boiling water, makes for a wonderful healthy tea, especially when taken at the onsite of a cold or flu.  Adding a teaspoon of honey just gives you extra immune goodness and tastes a little better.  Now they have the leaves already packaged in tea bags…YAY!!!  Get your cold and flu fighting tea below!

Tincture

Echinacea tincture drops/extract, are very useful to put in shakes, smoothies and other fruit juices to give you that extra immune boost, and tasty too!  Get your extract below!

Tablets

For those who choose not to drink the echinacea tea or use the tincture, you can purchase tablets, which give you the same healthy benefits just in another form.  Some people are on the go so much, they just pop a tablet and go about their day, because they can’t afford to be sick and miss work.  I understand that so well.  Being out sick and losing money…who wants to do that?  NO ONE!  HAHAHA!  Click below to get yours!

So protect yourself in anyway you can with this natural herb that can be found in those three forms.

Note:  Please do not take for more than three weeks at a time.  Also, shouldn’t be used by people who are allergic to ragwood.  

Try it and see how much it will change your life, health and wellness.  Leave a comment below and let me know what you think if you have tried it.  That’s all for now.

Get healthy today and stay healthy tomorrow!

Healthy Benefits of Flaxseed

This amazing herb flaxseed does wonders for your health!  Flaxseed also called linum usitatissimum, is an herb where the seeds are used to promote so many health benefits.  The seeds are also pressed to make an oil.  The major component in flaxseed is apigenin, which helps fight various cancer cells, as well as skin cancer, treats neurological diseases and disorders.  The nutrients in the flaxseed are what we need daily for healthy living and wellness, such as amino acids, calcium, essential fatty acids, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, vanadium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and E.

Benefits of Flaxseed

  • Promotes strong bones
  • Promotes strong nails
  • Promotes strong teeth
  • Promotes healthy skin
  • Useful for colon problems
  • Helps female disorders
  • Treats inflammation

Uses for flaxseed

Cooking

Due to the low fiber that is contained in flaxseed, it promotes a healthy bowel movement.  It has the highest concentration of the phytoestrogen lignans of any other food.

  • Flaxseed has a nutty flavor that when consumed whole it is usually sprinkled on top of baked goods.
  • Ground flaxseed is usually mixed in with healthy smoothies, shakes, cereal, casseroles, soups, sauces and other delicious dishes. (click below to get your ground flaxseed)
  • Flaxseed oil can be used as a dressing on salads (although when pressed as an oil it looses the fiber component).
  • There are even flaxseed gel capsules that are used as a dietary supplement.

Hair Care

Using flaxseed gel promotes hair growth and nourishment to the hair and scalp.  It helps with dandruff, dryness of scalp, even split ends.  Try it today to get your hair healthy again.  Check out how to make your own flaxseed gel!

Skin Care

Flaxseed oil is used in many moisturizing skin care products to help with rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, even wrinkles.  It gives the skin a healthy plump look and protects it from all that junk that is floating in the air.  Flaxseed oil can be applied directly onto the skin and isn’t known to cause irritation.  Click below to get your flaxseed oil!

Just by consuming ground flaxseeds gives you all the benefits listed above.  Isn’t it great that what you put in your body, you can also use on your skin!  That’s a double dose of goodness!

Try it and see how much it will change your life, health and wellness.  Leave a comment below and let me know what you think if you have tried it.  That’s all for now.

Get healthy today and stay healthy tomorrow!

Aloe Vera Healing!

Oh my what a wonderful healing herb!  Aloe vera originates in the Arabian peninsula, but is grown in tropical climates around the world.  This cactus like plant has so many healing benefits, it’s truly amazing!  The pulp that comes from the leaves is a gel like substance with so much healing to offer!  The components in aloe vera have astringent, emollient, anti fungal, antibacterial, immunostimulant, antiviral, anti-neoplastic and gastrointestinal properties.  The nutrients in aloe vera consists of amino acids, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E.  WOW!  All this goodness in this short stemmed plant.

Uses for Aloe

Topically

Aloe heals mouth sores and stimulates cell regeneration.  Most skin care products have aloe in them to aid in the healing process.  Due to its powerful components (listed above),  not only does it kill the bacteria on the skin, but it regenerates it for a healthy look.  Aloe is also used in:

  • Healing of sunburns
  • Healing of cuts and other burns
  • The treatment of acne
  • Healing of those suffering with rosacea

Check out the aloe vera gel that I recommend:

Internally

When taken internally, aloe vera aids in so many different ways.  Here are some just to name a few:

  • Helps lower cholesterol
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Increases blood vessel generation
  • Soothes stomach irritation 
  • Acts as a laxative
  • Helps symptoms of people suffering with AIDS (boosts immune system)
  • Supports a healthy digestive system
  • Aids in the healing of bleeding and swollen gums (like a mouthwash)

Many people are now on the aloe vera water and juice kick.  Now knowing the extensive benefits of aloe vera, they are selling it like hot cakes!  HAHAHA!  Really, the best way is to buy the aloe vera plant and put it in your water or fresh juice, therefore you don’t have all those preservatives and extra sugar.

Note:  Should not be taken internally during pregnancy.

Hair care

There are many hair care products out there that contain aloe vera because of its various components, especially the cell regeneration properties (promoting hair growth).  It cleanses, treats and heals and conditions the hair and scalp.  It leaves your hair feeling brand new, healthy and shiny (not greasy).

Try it and see how much it will change your life, health and wellness.  Leave a comment below and let me know what you think if you have tried it.  That’s all for now.

Get healthy today and stay healthy tomorrow!

WOW, Ginger!

Ginger, also known as zingiber officinale, is a powerful herb that is packed full of healthy benefits.  This herb is native to tropical rainforests of India across to Southern Asia, but now cultivated in other regions across the world.  The root of the plant is mainly used as a spice and also medicinally.  Ginger is a strong antioxidant and an effective antimicrobial agent for sores and wounds.

Benefits of Ginger

  • Fights inflammation
  • Cleanses the colon
  • Reduces spams and cramps
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Protects the liver and stomach
  • Aids in bowel disorders
  • Aids in arthritis issues
  • Alleviates headaches
  • Calms hot flashes
  • Helps with indigestion
  • Helps with morning sickness and even motion sickness
  • Aids in muscle pain

Ginger contains so many nutrients that are very helpful for a healthy life.  Nutrients such as amino acids, calcium, essential fatty acids, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and C.  And when you ground up the ginger, it contains vitamin A.  WOW!  All this goodness in this powerful herb!

Uses for Ginger

Cooking

Many people use fresh and ground ginger in their dishes.  Not only does it give you all the healthy benefits listed above, it has a mild spicy flavoring.  It is used in Indian, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, American and Italian cuisines.  It is used for all different types of foods and drinks like, gingerbread, cookies, ginger ale, and ginger beer, ginger candy and ginger wine.  YUM!!!!

Tea

Ginger tea, is AMAZING!!!  Sipping a hot cup of it, helps with digestion as well as indigestion.  Giving you a healthy bowel movement and also aiding in the healthy function of the stomach and liver.  It’s especially great after a nice hearty meal.  If I don’t have anymore ginger tea, I make a cup of black tea and put ginger powder in it, which still gives me those healthy benefits.  Try it!

Sores & Wounds

Applying a ginger root extract to a wound, cut or sore can aid in the healing process because of its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.  Most would recommend mixing it with curcumin (a substance in turmeric; read my article Reducing The Pain with Turmeric) for a more effective healing process.

Try it and see how much it will change your life, health and wellness.  Leave a comment below and let me know what you think if you have tried it.  That’s all for now.

Get healthy today and stay healthy tomorrow!

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