Did You know Thyme Quickly & Effectively Heals Breast Cancer & Acne?

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.

Did You know Thyme Quickly & Effectively Heals Cancer & Acne?

Thyme Contains These Key Elements

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Copper
  • Fiber
  • Iron
  • Manganese

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.

5 Amazing Things You Did Not Know About Stinging Nettle Plant

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
  • Fats: Linoleic acid, linolenic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and oleic acid
  • Amino acids: All of the essential amino acids
  • Polyphenols: Kaempferol, quercetin, caffeic acid, coumarins and other flavonoids
  • Pigments: Beta-carotene, lutein, luteoxanthin and other carotenoids
Stinging Nettle

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 urinationpainful 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:

  1. Frequency
  2. Nocturia
  3. Urgency
  4. Incontinence
  5. Slow or intermittent stream
  6. Straining, and terminal dribbling (Table 1).

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. 

Lemongrass – Its 7 Most Potent Healing Benefits

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

Lemongrass and its healing power
  • 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.

  • 2. PMS 

 Drinking one or two cups of tea made from the grass help with menstrual cramps, bloating, and hot flashes.

  • 3. Insomnia

Suffering from insomnia? Then be sure to drink a cup of tea just before bedtime, it helps restore restful sleep.

  • 4. Constipation

It also keeps the bowels moving properly. As a result, it eliminates constipation.

  • 5. Acne

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.

  • 7. Detoxifier

 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

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Folate
  • Folic Acid
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus

Growing Lemongrass

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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Wonder of The World/Leaf of Life Plant – The Wonder Healer

How many of us from the Caribbean remember as children putting a ‘Wonder of The World/Leaf of Life’ leaf in our school book and watching over time as it sprouts roots? It is a plant of wonder to many of us, but we are mostly unaware of the excellent curative powers of the plant.

Wonder Of The World – The Miracle Plant

TheWonder of The World’ (Kalanchoe pinnata) plant, also known as Miracle Leaf, Leaf of Life, Life Plant, Goethe Plant, Mexican Love Plant, Resurrection, Soanzo Leaf is much celebrated for its curing capabilities.  This miracle plant is native to Madagascar. It has also become naturalized in Asia, the Pacific, and all over the Caribbean.

Wonder of The World/leaf of Life - the healing plant

A recent study has revealed that the amazing Leaf of Life plant is a rich source of T-Cell suppressive flavonoids. What this means is that it has cancer-fighting properties.

Some Of The Other Constituents Of The Leaf Of Life Plant Are…

  1. Bryophillin A (anti-tumor)
  2. C- anticarcinogenic
  3. Beta carotene.  Beta carotene is converted by the body into vitamin A (retinol). We need vitamin A for healthy skin and mucous membranes, the immune system. Beta carotene is also important in promoting eye health and vision. 

Internal Uses Of The Leaf of Life Plant Are…

1. Cancer

In studies conducted the extract of the plant decreased and arrested tumor growth, acting as a tumor-suppressing agent. It possesses antitumor activity. The wonder of the World plant exhibits the ability to kill the dysfunctional cells in cervical cancer patients

3. Diabetes

Diabetes is a major risk for cardiovascular diseases such as strokes and heart attacks both of which affect the majority of the global population. A 2013 report showed that extracts of the Wonder of the World plant decreased the blood glucose level of rats affected by diabetes. Thus, decreasing the serum glucose level and increasing glucose tolerance. The Leaf of Life plant also increases the pancreatic secretion of insulin. 

4. Kidney Stones 

Fresh juice extracted from the Leaf of Life was administered to patients having stones in their body. A look at where stones Can form in the body.

Regular intake of the juice effectively dissolved the stones regardless of its position, nature and previous treatments. There was also an increase in the quantity of urine excreted, thus showing the diuretic nature of the juice.

 5. Hypertension (high blood pressure).

The effects of the leaf extracts of the plant were examined on the blood pressure and heart rates of hypertensive rats. It resulted in significant decreases in blood pressure and heart rates of anesthetized rats. 

6. Pregnancy

Studies have shown that the Leaf of Life could be beneficial for pregnant women. An animal study conducted in 2014 administered the plant extract to pregnant rats. The plant extract prevented them from gaining weight, while there were no adverse effects on both the mothers and their fetuses.

In the same year, a study was also conducted on human subjects. Pregnant women suffering from sleep issues were given 350 mg tablets that were 50% composed of Wonder of The World. At the end of the study, the women reported experiencing fewer wake-ups and improved quality of sleep. In this study, no adverse effects were reported either.

Sinuses and other respiratory illnesses; Colds and Flues & Headaches are additional ailments that the plant is used for.

 

External Uses Of Wonder of The World

  • Arthritis

Externally it is used for among other things – arthritis. To do this, the leaf is heated and placed on the affected area.

  • Cataracts

In treating cataracts and styes (hordeolum). Begin by boiling some of the leaves in hot water. Let it cool and then squeeze the juice in the affected area. 

  • Cuts/Bruises/External Ulcers

It is also used for cuts and bruises and external ulcers. For sore, tired feet soak in a solution made by setting the leaves in warm water. Apply twice a day, morning and night, or as often as needed.

How To Use The Plant Internally

The best way to use the Wonder of The World/Leaf of Life plant is to make tea which can be taken once or twice a day as needed.  

To make the tea put some water to boil. Once the water is boiling add the leaves of the plant. Let it simmer for a few minutes and then drink the tea without sugar added. Store the unused portion in a refrigerator and use as needed.

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