Natural Cures Not Medicine: 05/02/13

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Lavender - a versatile natural herb

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Lavender is one of the most widely used, versatile herbs  

Anxiety and depression.

The essential oil of lavender has a calming, sedative, and anti-convulsive effect. It can also increase the effectiveness of other relaxants. According to the Smell and Taste Foundation in Chicago, the scent of lavender increases brain waves associated with relaxation. Commission E, the German counterpart of the FDA that regulates herbal remedies, also approves lavender for treating relaxation and restlessness.


A study conducted at the University of Leicester in England showed that the use of lavender essential oil is just as effective in promoting sound sleep as traditional medication. In fact, many British hospitals offer their patients lavender pillows to help with sleeplessness. Scrapes and wounds. Lavender essential oil has very powerful antiseptic properties. Applying it to wounds can not only increase cell growth causing the wound to heal faster, but it also decreases the appearance of scars. The oils anti-microbial action protects scrapes and wounds from infection, while allowing them heal.  

Digestive problems

Lavender has also been endorsed by Germany's Commission E to treat all sorts of stomach and digestive disorders. It soothes the lining of the digestive tract and promotes the secretion of bile, which helps the body digest fats. In addition to this, lavender can also relieve gas pressure and constipation.  


Massaging lavender oil onto the temples, neck and forehead can relieve neck and head tension and promote relaxation, thus relieving a variety of headaches. Those included are general headaches, gastric headaches, nervous headaches, sinus and tension headaches.

Skin problems  

By massaging lavender oil into the skin, it can be used to treat a number of skin problems such as acne, burns, dry skin, eczema, itchy skin, sunburn, seborrhea, and skin inflammation.  

Women's health problems

For pregnancy, lavender can help sooth and relieve flatulence and indigestion. It can diminish the look of stretch marks and scars. It can relieve cramps, edema, exhaustion, infection, breast abscesses, and post-natal depression. A study of lavender by British researchers suggests that using lavender oil during pregnancy and childbirth can help ease delivery pain and promote a speedy recovery.

Animal Farm - The truth about GM chicken

Why can't we have 100% organic? Is it really that hard to just have natural food again? Profit has blinded so many people into doing anything it takes to increase their revenue streams. These animals are suffering in more ways than one. It's horrible. We consume so much and care so much about profit that we are willing to make these mutants and abuse nature to suit us. Is there no end? Some agree this is acceptable. But not me. Sorry. This is not good. I vote NO. What about you?

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8 Foods That Will Keep Your Eyes Healthy

As the saying goes, 'eyes are the windows to the soul'. These 8 foods will help keep them in tip top shape!

  • Carrots are a well known vegetable for keeping eyes in good health. The Vitamin A has been proven to help with night vision. 
  • Bell Peppers contain Zeaxanthin know to keep eyes healthy and reducing age- related degenerative disorders to the eyes.
  • Collard Greens, like carrots, are a great source of Vitamin A.
  • Broccoli also contains high levels of Vitamin A. It too can prevent age related diseases.
  • Kale is a power packed vegetable containing Vitamin A, zeaxanthin and lutein compounds.
  • Brussels Sprouts contain high amount of zeaxanthin, lutein and beta-carotene which all promote good eye health.
  • Spinach is packed full of lutein, beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. 
  • Apricots contain a good source of Vitamin A. With a high beta-carotene content these little fruits are a great way to protect your eyes.

So why do these foods help to keep the eyes so healthy?

 Research undertaken by the University of Manchester* in England has shown that the zeaxanthin and lutein compounds, when combined, produce and oily yellow substance that build up on the central part of the retina. This substance, known as macular pigment, is considered to be what helps protect the eye from age-related macular degeneration or AMD for short.


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