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Breathing, the simplest natural remedy for viral infections, asthma, insomnia and anxiety
Breathing, the simplest natural remedy for viral infections, asthma, insomnia and anxiety
Breath as a natural remedy. Let's see the best breathing techniques that, based on scientific research, have been shown to counteract anxiety, depression, insomnia, asthma and even viral infections of the respiratory tract.
Breathing and the way we do it can become our powerful allies against asthma, but also colds, respiratory tract infections, anxiety and insomnia. Let's see how small tricks or simple exercises that you can practice even every day for a few minutes can help improve well-being and quality of life. Sometimes solutions and remedies are something we really have… under our noses! Breathing through the nose against viral infections - Between the mouth and nose, it is best to breathe through the nose...
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Kombucha, the emperor's tea
Kombucha, the emperor's tea
Antioxidant, counteracts free radicals and the development of tumors, helps to keep blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and overweight under control, detoxifies the liver, probable probiotic action and support for the immune system against infections of the respiratory tract.
It is said that Qin Chi Huangdi, the first emperor of unified China, was obsessed with becoming immortal. For this reason, it is said, he visited the island of Zhifu three times, where, according to tradition, the mountain of immortality stood. But his search for eternal life also led Quin Chi Huangdi to an alchemist who prepared for the emperor a special drink, dark in appearance and slightly sparkling, which the emperor loved right away, kombucha tea. Unfortunately, however, the search for ete...
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Wildflower honey
Wildflower honey
Mineral salts, vitamins, antibacterial properties, useful against sore throats, coughs, but also stomach and urinary tract problems, healing and antimicrobial, counteracts acne.
Wildflower honey, also known as polyfloral honey, is a type of honey produced, the name also suggests it, from the nectar of different flowers. It can be produced in the hills, in the plains or in the mountains, has an amber yellow color and has a delicate taste compared to other types of honey, such as chestnut honey that has a typical bitter note. Wildflower honey is the honey that is most commonly found on the market, perhaps less valuable than other types of honey but capable in any case of ...
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Star anise
Star anise
Carminative, digestive but also antimicrobial, useful in case of urinary tract infections and difficult digestion.
Star anise, scientific name Illicium verum, is an evergreen plant characterized by woody fruits formed by 8-12 lobes arranged in a star with a seed inside each lobe. It is precisely this form that gives the name to the star anise plant. The star anise fruits are used in herbal medicine for their carminative and digestive properties. But let's explore the action of this spice and its uses. Star anise, properties - Star anise is appreciated for its antiviral properties. In fact, as reported in t...
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Selenium
Selenium
Antioxidant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antitumor action, protects the heart and the thyroid, better to take it with the diet.
Selenium is a trace element essential for the body and health thanks to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor action, it is also beneficial for the heart, the immune system and the thyroid. Selenium was first described in 1817 and owes its name to the Greek term selene, which indicates the moon, referring to the light and silvery color that selenium assumes when it is melted and then cooled. In the past it was erroneously believed that selenium was toxic, however, in the 60s, this be...
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Raw honey
Raw honey
Let's try to understand what differentiates the raw honey from the pasteurized one and what could be the best product able to preserve the healthy, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Since ancient times, honey has been considered a source of important healthy properties, so much that this precious product of bees also appears in various myths and legends, like the one that little Zeus was fed with honey and goat's milk. Well, honey seems really a food worthy of the Gods! There are different types of honey obtained from the different plants used by bees, such as chestnut, citrus or linden just to mention a few examples. Another difference is given by the raw or processed hone...
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Cypress, mother tincture and extract
Cypress, mother tincture and extract
Mother tincture in case of colds, flu, phlegm and cough while fluid extract for water retention and venous insufficiency.
The cypress, scientific name cupressus, is a plant of the family Cupressaceae characterized by the typical candle-like and tapered shape. But the cypress is not just a beautiful ornamental tree, it has also important healthy properties. In a previous post we have already seen its use in the form of decoction, now we focus the attention on two preparations that you can easily find in herbalist’s or chemist’s shops, the fluid extract and the mother tincture. The fluid extract, obtained from the be...
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The best essential oils for the dental care
The best essential oils for the dental care
The best essential oils recommended by science for the health of the oral cavity and to prevent bad breath, yeast infections, plaque and caries.
For a deep dental care we often use very strong products that have, however, side effects such as stomach and gut problems, spots on teeth and dental sensitivity. Sometimes it is necessary to use these products, for example after a surgery, but other times we tend to abuse of these products. There are essential oils that can be a valid aid for dental care. In general, you can add 2-3 drops of essential oil to half a water glass, rinse the mouth and then spit. But not exceed with these remedies,...
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Vitamin A
Vitamin A
Vitamin for the wellbeing of the tissues, of the eyes and of the immune system, should be introduced with the diet.
Vitamin A is a type of fat-soluble vitamin, this means that it is soluble in fats. Unlike water-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin C, it is stored in the liver and is used by the body for the growth and development of tissues and bones. Moreover, this vitamin regulates the functioning of eyes and retina, protects the health of skin, in fact it helps to fight acne and pimples, the health of hair and tissues of the body, such as the mucous membranes of the bronchi, of the intestine, of the bladder ...
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Loquat fruits
Loquat fruits
Vitamins such as A, useful for the health of skin and eye, and mineral salts, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action demonstrated by scientific studies, diuretic effect, able to regulate the intestinal functions.
Loquat fruits are the fruits of the tree Eriobotrya japonica, also called Japanese medlar or Japanese plum, that belongs to the Rosaceae family and is native to China. Loquat fruits ripen in spring until the start of summer and have a round shape, with a peel color from yellow to orange and a pulp that can be acidulous if loquat fruits are still not ripe and sweeter when full ripeness is reached. Loquat fruit is rich in water and, thanks to this characteristic, it has diuretic properties very us...
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Privet
Privet
Anti-inflammatory properties useful to treat problems of the oral mucosa and the upper airways, useful in case of pharyngitis, bronchitis, stomatitis and canker sores, anti-catarrhal and cicatrizing action of the mucosa.
The privet, scientific name Ligustrum vulgare, is a shrub that belongs to the Oleaceae family. Known and appreciated for its ornamental role, it is commonly used indeed to delimit gardens and properties, it is also used in herbal medicine for its anti-inflammatory, cicatrizing and anti-catarrhal properties useful to treat especially the oral cavity and the upper respiratory tract. In particular, from the buds of the privet a powerful glycerin macerate is obtained, you can take 50 drops of this p...
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Cleavers
Cleavers
Purifying action on liver, spleen, pancreas and kidney, useful in case of urinary tract infections but also urinary gravel and stones, removes toxins, for external use helpful in case of pimples, eczema, dermatitis, wounds and dull skin.
The cleavers, also known as goosegrass or bedstraw, scientific name Gallium Aparine, is a plant belonging to the Rubiaceae family, that includes also the asperula, and is characterized by hooked hairs that grow out of the stem and leaves. As a remedy the cleavers has purifying, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties, especially indicated to purify kidney, liver, spleen and pancreas, helps remove toxins but it is also useful in case of urinary gravel and stones and to counteract urinary tract ...
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Black poplar
Black poplar
Anti-inflammatory, balsamic and expectorant action, counteracts cough, phlegm and chronic bronchitis, helpful in case of infections of the urinary tract, beneficial action on the circulation, useful in case of arterial insufficiency and arteriopathy of the lower limbs.
The black poplar, or populus nigra, is a tree belonging to the family of Salicaceae that includes also willow, is native to southern and central Europe and some Asian regions and can be even 30 meters high. The buds of the black poplar, harvested at the beginning of the spring, are used to obtain the glycerin macerate of the plant. This remedy is used to fight respiratory infections such as chronic bronchitis, it has balsamic and expectorant properties. In addition to this, the glycerin macerate...
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Buchu
Buchu
Antiseptic properties on the urinary tract, against cystitis, urethritis and problems related to prostate, useful in case of water retention thanks to the diuretic effect.
Buchu, Agathosma betulina but previously known as Barosma betulina, is a medicinal plant belonging to the Rutaceae family native to South Africa. The remedy has an antiseptic action on the urinary tract, it is diuretic and disinfectant with similar properties to those of bearberry. You can use buchu in case of recurrent infections of the urinary tract such as cystitis and urethritis, problems related to prostate but also water retention. For what concerns how to take it you can find buchu in th...
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Hoary willowherb
Hoary willowherb
Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and astringent action, useful in case of prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia, against cystitis and infections of the urinary tract, helpful for external use in case of dermatitis, eczema, wounds, burns, aphthae and irritations of the oral cavity.
Hoary willowherb, scientific name Epilobium parviflorum, is a plant of the Onagracee family characterized by antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The remedy is used specially to treat problems related to prostate, to the urinary tract and to the skin. Hoary willowherb is useful in case of prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia, because an active substance contained in the plant has the ability to inhibit the proliferation of prostaglandin. This use, that comes from tradition, yo...
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Silver fir
Silver fir
Against recurrent airway infections such as bronchitis, rhino pharyngitis, tonsillitis and otitis, also in combination with dog rose glycerin macerate, the remedy has also a remineralizing effect, helps in case of rickets, osteoporosis, fragile bones.
The silver fir, Abies Alba, belongs to the Pinaceae family and is characterized by a silver gray bark that has small cavities containing turpentine, a resin with balsamic and anti-inflammatory properties, used in case of cough, bronchitis but also gout and rheumatism. It is also used in the industrial field for the preparation of paints. From the silver fir buds, a glycerin macerate with beneficial properties for the body is obtained. The glycerin macerate of silver fir helps indeed to fight off...
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Monks cress
Monks cress
Antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, expectorant and mucus thinning action, it is applied to treat respiratory, bronchial and pulmonary problems, colds but also urinary tract infections, useful against baldness and generally against hair loss, fortifies and revitalizes the skin scalp, slightly laxative and with purifying properties.
The monks cress, known also as garden nasturtium or Indian cress, scientific name Tropaeolum majus, belongs to the Tropeolaceae family and is native to the forests of South America. Imported by Europeans in the seventeenth century and used as a remedy against scurvy, nowadays monks cress is recommended to treat bronchial and pulmonary irritations and bladder infections thanks to the antibacterial, disinfectant, antifungal, expectorant and mucus thinning properties. Monks grass is also slightly l...
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Pilosella
Pilosella
Diuretic, antiseptic and antibiotic properties, remedy in case of water retention, swollen legs, cellulite, infections of the urinary tract such as cystitis and urethritis, detox action, helpful to remove toxins and to protect the liver, against brucellosis.
Pilosella, scientific name Hieracium Pilosella, also known as mouse-ear hawkwee is a plant belonging to Compositae family. Pilosella has been known and used as a remedy since the 12th century, in fact Saint Hildegard, a German Benedictine abbess and naturalist, spoke about this plant in her writings. Today we know that pilosella has diuretic, astringent, antiseptic and antibiotic properties, this last characteristic has been confirmed by the presence of umbelliferone, an hydroxycoumarin that act...
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Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish
Vitamins and mineral salts, proteins and low calories, for what concerns cuttlefish ink it has antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticancer properties, it is a protection for the intestinal mucosa and the organs that produce blood, helps to control blood pressure, as a homeopathic remedy it is indicated for nervous system disorders, urinary tract problems, irregular periods.
The cuttlefish, sepia officinalis, is a cephalopod mollusk that lives in the sea on sandy seabeds. Very appreciated in cooking, cuttlefish brings a few calories and contains proteins, vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B12, C and D, mineral salts such as selenium, zinc, copper, iron and phosphorus. Cuttlefish contains cholesterol and purine, so it is a food that should be limited in those who suffer from hypercholesterolemia and gout. The cuttlefish produces, to defend itself, the characteristic ink, w...
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Goldenrod
Goldenrod
Anti-inflammatory, diuretic and decongestant action, useful as a remedy to treat, prevent and alleviate many disorders affecting the urinary tract such as cystitis, urethritis, benign prostatic hypertrophy, water retention, kidney stones because of the diuretic action, helpful in case of cellulite and gout.
Solidago virgaurea, or goldenrod, belongs to the Asteraceae family medicinal plant, also known as Composite. It is characterized by abundant yellow inflorescences, from which it takes its name, in fact the latin word virga aurea indicates the yellow, gold color of the flower spike. The Goldenrod has a diuretic, anti-inflammatory, decongestant and antiseptic action on the urinary tract. Given these properties, you can use the plant as a remedy for cystitis, inflammations and infections affecting ...
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Pulsatilla
Pulsatilla
Inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, sinusitis, ear infections, chronic conjunctivitis and ophthalmia with secretions, nasal stuffiness.
The pulsatilla, called also pasque flower, wind flower or meadow anemone, is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Ranunculaceae family. The homeopathic remedy based on this plant is used to treat inflammation with catarrh of the upper airways but also chronic conjunctivitis, ear infections and ophthalmitis with yellow secretions. In case of dense and yellow secretions, nasal congestion, ear infections, sinusitis but also convalescence after respiratory diseases you can try to take the p...
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Copper
Copper
Useful in case of asthenia, depression, recurrent infections that heal slowly, with zinc it results useful to restore balance in case of hormonal changes and disorders connected to them such as acne localized on the chin, hair loss.
Copper is an essential trace element, it facilitates the transport and the use of iron from the intestine and is therefore useful in case of anemia, asthenia and convalescence. The copper has also an antiseptic effect, it fortifies the immune system, it is used in case of fever or inflammatory and infectious processes of the joints and of the respiratory tract, especially if recurrent, it is important for the production of melanin, the natural pigment that gives color in hair and eyes. Natural s...
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Celery
Celery
Vitamins and mineral salts, a help to control blood pressure, diuretic effect important in case of water retention, rheumatism, gout, diseases of the urinary tract, tonic and stimulant in cases of convalescence, able to calm the nervous system, protection against the stomach and a help in case of acidity and gastritis, in the form of lotion may have an anti dandruff effect.
Celery has been cultivated and used at first as a medicinal plant and only later as food. Also known by the ancient Greeks and mentioned in Homer's Iliad where Achilles used it to treat his horses, celery has diuretic properties, it stimulates appetite and is helpful for all problems related to the stomach such as gastritis or sour stomach. Then, thanks to minerals and vitamins celery is also a good tonic in case of convalescence and has a calming effect on the nervous system. Celery is constitu...
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Navajo
Navajo
Help in case of digestive problems, indigestion, able to purify the blood, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, it is used to bring benefit in the case of urinary tract infections also accompanied by pain.
Thelesperma, also called Greenthread, is a kind of plant belonging to the Asteraceae family widespread in America. The Native American tribes used this plant to prepare a tea with healthy properties. The drink, which takes the name of tea Navajo or Hopi tea, is prepared by boiling for five minutes about 6 cups of water with a bundle of the plant, in fact, once the Greenthread plant is harvested, washed and dried it is folded into small tied bundles. In this way you’ll get a tea that is helpful i...
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Frankincense essential oil
Frankincense essential oil
Antiseptic, expectorant and anti-rheumatic properties, helpful in case of cough, cold, laryngitis, anti-wrinkle action, able to tone the skin and to make the hair glossy, useful in case of cystitis, able to balance the nervous system, to calm the breathe and to promote meditation.
The frankincense essential oil is obtained from a plant , the Boswelia carterii, and has anti-rheumatic and antiseptic properties, for this reason it can be applied in case of rheumatism, trauma but also problems of the respiratory tract such as asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis and cough. It results helpful in case of cystitis and to rebalance the nervous system. Avoid it in the first three month of pregnancy because it promotes menstruation. Just one thing before describing the main uses: than...
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Tea Tree essential oil
Tea Tree essential oil
Antibacterial action, helpful in case of cold sores, acne, skin irritations, lice, candida, genital tract infection, fungus.
Antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal action – Tea Tree essential oil has a powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal action, for this reason it results very helpful in case of fungus, candida, cold sores or tooth abscess. In case of skin fungus or cold sores try to apply some drops of tea tree essential oil on the interested part, in case of candida or yeast infection or other type of genital tract infections mix 2-3 drops of tea tree essential oil with the usual intimate wash. If the...
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Eucalyptus essential oil
Eucalyptus essential oil
Expectorant, useful in case of cough, cold, sinusitis and other respiratory tract infections, anti-inflammatory action, able to lower temperature in case of fever, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties useful in case of urinary tract infections, able to improve concentration.
Eucalyptus essential oil is for external use only. Anti-infective, anti-inflammatory and expectorant – Eucalyptus essential oil helps in case of infections of the respiratory tract and in presence of catarrh. In case of fever this essential oil helps to lower body temperature. So, if you have cough, cold, sinusitis but also laryngitis try to prepare steam inhalation by adding a couple of drops of eucalyptus essential oil to a pot of hot water. In case of fever try a foot bath with 2 or 3 drop...
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Cranberry
Cranberry
Rich in vitamin C and calcium, useful against osteoporosis, diuretic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory action, useful in case of cystitis, control of cholesterol.
Cranberry is rich in vitamin C, that makes this berry a source of antioxidants. In addition to this, cranberry has also a diuretic action, has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, for this reason it can be helpful especially in case of cystitis. According to scientific studies, cranberry results a valid remedy in order to prevent and treat the infections of the urinary tract because it seems to be able to remove the bacteria from mucosa. Cranberry helps also to lower cholesterol and mai...
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