Thyme which is known for its aromatic and healing properties is a member of the genus Thymus family. Thymes are relatives of the oregano herb.
As far back as ancient Egypt, it was used as an embalming fluid. In Greece, it was commonly used as an incense in temples and added to their baths. Hippocrates, the famed Greek physician, recommended thyme for respiratory diseases and conditions.
In ancient Rome, it was used as a flavoring for cheese and alcoholic beverages. Today it is used as a seasoning in many stews and other dishes.
During the Black Death Plague of the 1340s, people wore thyme as a means of protection.
Thyme Contains These Key Elements
The Healing Effect of Thyme
1. Reduce High Blood Pressure
Studies have shown that extract was able to significantly reduce heart rate in rats with high blood pressure, and it was also able to lower their cholesterol.
2. Kills Breast Cancer Cells
Breast cancer affects 122.2 women per 100,000 in the U.S. Research has shown that the essential oil inhibits growth and potentially cause the death of many cancer cell types including breast cancer.
In one of the studies done, after only 24 hours a 20% decrease in cell viability was observed. It has been shown that though thyme kills the cancerous cells it has no effect on the wholesome cells.
Thyme has also been effective in killing lung and prostate cancer cells.
3. Kills Yeast Infections
As a tea, it is used to help in your fight against fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, yeast infections, and ringworm.
4. Most Powerful Acne Cure
Scientists from England tested the effects of thyme on Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), the bacterium that causes acne. They found that it is quite effective in treating acne.
Its antibacterial properties are much stronger than that of benzoyl peroxide, the active ingredient in most acne creams and washes.
Benzoyl peroxide also causes irritation to the skin, this means that thyme is possibly the best solution to acne.
Many of us consider it nothing but a nuisance. An irritant that we just want to get out of our yard before it grows too big. Yet the very weed we are most anxious to get rid of is a healer. Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica – meaning to burn) is one of the wonder herbs on the planet. The prickly bush has curative powers in the leaves; the stem and the roots.
The Nutritional Benefits of The Nettle Plant
Vitamins:Vitamins A, C and K, as well as several B vitamins
Minerals:Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium
Polyphenols: Kaempferol, quercetin, caffeic acid, coumarins and other flavonoids
Pigments: Beta-carotene, lutein, luteoxanthin and other carotenoids
The Benefits Of Stinging Nettle
1. Flushes The Kidneys
Susun Weed in her book, “Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year”, Tells the story of a woman who was due to be put on dialysis. Using nettles tea she was able to completely rebuild her kidneys. Any accumulation of minerals in the kidneys, such as gravel and stones, is gently loosened, dissolved and eliminated by the consistent use of Nettle infusions.”
When used with large amounts of fluids in “irrigation therapy” it helps in healing urinary tract infections (UTI), urinary tract inflammation, and kidney stones (nephrolithiasis).
2. Nettle Heals The Prostate
Stinging nettle root is used for urination problems related to an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia [BPH]). These problems include nighttime urination, too frequent urination, painful urination, inability to urinate, and irritable bladder.
BPH is a histologically diagnosed disease and is present in 8% of men aged 41 to 50, 40 to 50% of men aged 51 to 60, 70% of men aged 61 to 70, and more than 80% of men older than 80 years.
Benign Prostate Symptoms
The classic clinical presentation of BPH is the experience of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). These symptoms include:
These symptoms are experienced moderately to severely in 25% of men in their 50s, 33% of men in their 60s, and approximately 50% of men in their 80s.
Nettle relieves the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. In a clinical trial, 287 BPH patients who had been treated with nettle (Urtica dioica) showed a significant reduction in IPSS, serum PSA and prostate size.
3. Helps In The Healing of Diabetics
The plant contains compounds that may mimic the effects of insulin. In a three-month study in 46 people, taking 500 mg of stinging nettle extract three times daily significantly lowered their blood sugar levels compared to a placebo.
4. Regulates High Blood Pressure
Stinging nettle has been traditionally used to treat high blood pressure.
Firstly, it stimulates nitric oxide production, which acts as a vasodilator. This relaxes the muscles in your blood vessels, helping them to widen. Additionally, stinging nettle has compounds that act as calcium channel blockers, this relaxes your heart by reducing the force of contractions.
In animal studies, stinging nettle has been shown to lower blood pressure levels while raising the heart’s antioxidant defenses.
5. Helps With Arthritis
Stinging Nettle was used as far back as the ancient Egyptians to treat arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation tells us this about the nettle plant:
“The antimicrobial, antioxidant, analgesic and anti-ulcer properties of stinging nettle have been studied in Germany and Turkey. Stinging nettle is high in potassium, calcium, and magnesium and may be helpful for gout.”
Don’t Use Nettle When It Is In Bloom
When the nettle begins to flower it signifies a change in the plant. A change that benefits butterflies and moths, but is dangerous to humans. As John Wright tells us (in his Hedgerow book):
‘At the first sign of flowers you must stop picking. The plant will now start producing cystoliths – microscopic rods of calium carbonate – which can be absorbed by the body where they will mechanically interfere with kidney function.’
How To Use Nettle Leaf
To prepare Nettle tea, add a tablespoon of nettle leaves to a cup of hot water. Cover the cup and let it steep for five (5) minutes before straining it. Drink a few cups of nettle tea during the day. You can also add nettle to your salads and meals. Once the leaves are cut small they will not irritate when ingesting. Irritation occurs when the leaves touch the lips.
It is with utter astonishment and horror that I watch as daily more and more people cut down or trim their Noni tree till it is almost useless. Or they simply treat the fruit as a nuisance. This while, at the same time, they spend tons purchasing pharmaceuticals. They are totally unaware that Noni could help them solve many of their health issues.
Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) is also known as great morinda, Indian mulberry, nunaakai, dog dumpling, mengkudu, beach mulberry, cheese fruit, hag apple, hog apple, ice leaf, and pain killer. The plant is native to India, Australia, and Polynesia. It is known as a famine food and has been used for over six (6) thousands of years by traditional healers.
Noni’s Powerful Healing Effects
The fruit is known as a superfood and with good reason. Ancient Sanskrit manuscripts record the Noni fruit has, “marvelous healthful properties”. It is referred to as a primary ingredient in natural healing formulations.
Professor R.M. Heinicke of the University of Hawaii conducted research on the Noni fruit. His research led him to the conclusion that it can be used to heal a multitude of illnesses. He writes: Some of the problems which drinking Noni juice might favorably affect are:
High blood pressure
Blood vessel problems
Relief for pain and many others.
Although this list looks like a page torn out of traveling medicine man’s manual, it is probably conservative.
Some Astonishing Noni Findings
Dr. Solomon, who has been studying Noni for nearly a decade and whose books on noni have sold over a million copies in the US alone, adds to that list cancer, heart disease, diabetes, strokes. The main contributory factor for all of them being stress.
Noni For Beautiful Skin
The juice acts as a moisturizer when applied to the skin daily. It has the ability to replenish and repair your skin. The juice is packed with vitamin A (what retinol is derived from) and it’s one of the most powerful vitamins out there for near-perfect skin.
Applied topically, noni encourages the cells to renew themselves lightning-fast, helping to limit breakouts, skin blemishes, and fine lines.
It is also packed with moisture magnet and vitamin E, making it perfect for overcoming dry, flaky skin as well as pollution and other environmental factors.
A Skeptic Becomes A Believer
Dr. Mian-Ying Wang a physician and research associate professor broke her wrist while at a scientific conference in Philadelphia. Friends gave her a bottle of noni juice and told her that it would help with the healing.
“After a week, they called to see if I was drinking it,” she said. “I said, No, I’m never going to touch this noni juice.′ ” However, Wang was eventually convinced into trying the juice and, a week later, she was able to have the cast on her wrist removed with compliments from her doctor on how quickly she had recovered.
This provided her with the impetus she needed to delve into 10 years of research on the healing properties of Morinda citrifolia. Her research has revealed positive results for patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee and on the quality of life and hearing function of postmenopausal women. She has proven that Noni has protective effects against liver damage and damage to the DNA and cholesterol levels of current heavy smokers.
Her studies revealed a 60 to 85 percent reduction in breast cancer formation and protective properties against environmentally caused cancers.
The Leaf of The Moringa
Leaves of the moringa tree are full of antioxidants, which improve cholesterol and can help to manage blood sugar. It works well in fruit smoothies.
Using the leaf helps fight inflammation; cardiovascular health and it is an awesome detox.
1 Fresh or frozen banana
1tbsp moringa powder
3 -5 ice cube
Dr. Lionel Gaskin Mayers tells of his experience with a patient whose foot was about to be amputated because of gangrene. Using the Noni fruit on a continuous, daily basis the patient was able to completely reverse the condition. So much so, that the foot no longer needed to be amputated.
My Personal Experience With Noni
Many years ago when my two children were perhaps about 5 and 2 years old they went to the country for vacation. There they contracted some sort of skin ailment.
It looked like scabies. These scales covered their feet in ever-increasing measure. They scratched and blistered. It was not only painful, but it was also quite unsightly. So much so, that when their mom took them to the clinic they ran them out of it.
Their mom got worried, as any mom would. It seemed as though there was nothing that could be done.
It was at that time that I got the Tahitian Noni and applied it to the sores. At the same time, giving it to them to drink. In short order, it not only dried up but eventually completely disappeared.
From that moment on I, as well as my family, became totally convinced of the superpowers of the Noni Fruit.
The ancient Egyptians called Aloe Vera the “plant of immortality“. Both Cleopatra and Nefertiti attributed their beauty to this plant, spending much time soaking in baths filled with Aloe. It is also known as the medicine plant, the treatment plant, the miracle plant, and the healing plant.
Man has used the plant for over 5,000 years. We generally use it for topical applications, eg: burns, cuts and general skin improvement. However, Aloe Vera has much more than just topical value. Drinking Aloe juice has many health benefits as it detoxifies the body. More and more uses are being discovered almost daily. Here are some of the reasons you should be using the aloe vera plant:
1. Helping With Weight Loss
Aloe juice speeds up metabolism; it helps in the promotion of proper digestion; and also aids in the burning of extra fat and calories. The juice from the aloe plant helps reduce water retention and fat accumulation. It contains lots of soluble fiber. This soluble fiber binds with the fatty foods we consume and helps in their elimination. Thus preventing the absorption of excessive dietary fat.
To accomplish this the aloe gel must be taken at least once daily.
2. Aloe Vera For Beauty
Aloe Vera Your Complete Beauty Treatment
The Aloe gel has been used for eons as a beauty treatment. Aloe is used in many beauty and hair care products. The gel is a superior moisturizer and is anti-aging.
It helps remove wrinkles and facial lines.
Repairs sun damaged skin.
Acts as a sunscreen
Treats dark spots.
Heals acne and whiteheads.
Applying the gel morning and evening can help in the removal of skin blemishes. Also drinking the gel daily helps bring about beautiful skin from the inside out.
Create Firming Mask
The aloin (the brown substance that seeps from the leaf when it is freshly cut) acts as a facial mask. Simply take the aloin from a freshly cut leaf and apply it to your face before going to bed. The gel will harden and bind the skin together. On arising simply wash off the gel to reveal beautiful, firm skin.
3. Aloe Vera A Diabetic Cure
Lowering of blood sugar is a well-known effect of Aloe vera juice therapy. Drinking Aloe increases the secretion of insulin, thereby helping in the control of sudden spikes in blood glucose. Many diabetic patients are known to have reduced their medication when aloe vera juice is consumed regularly.
If you are diabetic, frequent monitoring of blood sugar levels is essential when you start on Aloe vera juice. Diabetic medication should be adjusted accordingly under guidance from a qualified health practitioner.
4. Unusual & Unexpected Clinical Responses To Aloe Treatment
The active ingredient in Aloe is the molecule called Mannose. It is a ‘cell for function’ and an energy molecule. Remarkable studies over many years have revealed that the Mannose in Aloe has almost miraculous healing and restorative properties. Here are some of the miraculous results:
Down Syndrome – healed completely.
Dwarfism in infants completely healed and their appearance transformed to that of normal children.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome– These children went from having an IQ of 52 to over 100 with the continued use of the juice. Even their appearance changed.
Leukodystrophies (a brain defect where these children’s brains don’t develop) – they came out of commas and begin to develop.
Alzheimer’s patients who had lost the ability to speak for between one (1) to two (2) years were restored to full capacity.
Old Stable Strokes – up to 26 years, major sensory and motor defects returned to normalcy.
Parkinsons – over 300 documented Parkinson patients that have responded.
Cancer was completely healed.
Aids patients had their sores disappear.
Cerebral Palsyin adults and children healed.
Aloe Vera The Most Complete Food
Aloe is perhaps the most complete food known to mankind. It contains:
The Dangers of Aloe
Aloe is as powerful as it is dangerous. What makes it dangerous? The answer is Aloin, the brownish/reddish substance under the skin of the Aloe plant. Not only is Aloin a mild laxative, but it is also toxic. Continued consumption of it can poison the system.
Making Aloe Juice
To remove the Aloin, cut the leaf and place it in a bowl of water. Leave it to soak. The water will turn red. Drain off the water and place the aloe in a fresh container of water. When the water has turned mildly discolored, remove the leaf and extract the gel.
To remove the gel cut off the sharp edges of the leaf. Slice the leaf in two along its entire length and scope out the gel. Once you have extracted the gel blend in some water.
Lemongrass is a plant that is popular in both Asia and Africa for hundreds, possibly thousands, of years. It is also known as ‘fever grass’ or ‘citronella’, Generally known for its aromatic properties, it is commonly used as an insect repellent. However, Lemongrass has many curative properties and assists in the fight against some of our most common and dangerous lifestyle diseases.
It is also generally known that Lemongrass is helpful in healing fevers, coughs, and colds. However, it is able to do much more. Below are seven (7) of the healing benefits of Lemongrass.
7 Healing Benefits Of Lemongrass
1. High Blood Pressure
In a 2012 study, 72 male volunteers were given either lemongrass tea or green tea to drink. Those who drank the lemongrass tea experienced a moderate drop in blood pressure. They also had a significantly lower heart rate. Researchers caution though, that men with heart and blood pressure problems should use lemongrass in moderation.
Drinking one or two cups of tea made from the grass help with menstrual cramps, bloating, and hot flashes.
Suffering from insomnia? Then be sure to drink a cup of tea just before bedtime, it helps restore restful sleep.
It also keeps the bowels moving properly. As a result, it eliminates constipation.
Drinking the tea on a regular basis helps in clearing acne and other skin issues.
6. Antiseptic and Astringent
Its properties make it ideal for not only skin and hair care. But also in the fight against body odors. You should add it to your shampoos; conditioners and deodorants.
The tea has been used as a detoxifier. It is used to detoxify the digestive tract, kidneys, liver, bladder, and pancreas.
Most Importantly Lemongrass Kills Cancer Cells
The big breakthrough, however, came when scientists in Israel discovered that it helps in the fight against cancer. Researchers discovered that the plant has cancer-curing properties. Placing the fragrant herb in a petri-dish with both the cancerous and the healthy cells. The scientists discovered, to their amazement, that the healthy cells were not negatively impacted, while the cancerous cells died.
The active ingredient which is responsible for such remarkable results is citral. Just one (1) gram. of the herb has enough citral in it to cause the cancer cells to commit suicide, without damaging the healthy cells.
It Contains These Vitamins & Minerals
To grow Lemongrass is quite a simple project, simply separate a portion of the stalk and replant. In a short while, you shall begin to see the plant sprouting new leaves. It can also be grown through seeds.
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