Surprising Home Remedies that work.

Explore Home Remedies used throughout history that have provided great benefits to people suffering with illness and ailments.

Natural Remedy for Hot Flashes. — May 20, 2015

Natural Remedy for Hot Flashes.

Dong-Quai

Dong Quai is a very strong smelling herb that has been known to help relieve menopausal symptoms including hot flashes,  cramps and mood swings.  Dong Quai Tea has been used for more than a thousand years in natural medicine in China, Korea, and Japan.

Although there are few scientific studies on dong quai, it is often suggested to relieve menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and menopausal symptoms. The herb has been commonly used to treat women’s reproductive problems, such as dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation, and to improve blood flow. It is also used orally as a ”blood purifier”; to manage hypertension, infertility, joint pain, ulcers, “tired blood” (anemia), and constipation; and in the prevention and treatment of allergic attacks.

Dong quai’s benefits intrigued Body Ecology‘s founder, Donna Gates. She knew that fermenting dong quai would make it more powerful AND provide the healthy, immune-boosting benefits of healthy microflora. As a healing probiotic liquid, it has four essential bacteria and yeasts that are ideal sources of natural, plant-based probiotics. What makes the probiotics special is that they are native to human intestines, so they can thrive in your body much more easily than many other probiotics on the market.

The Chinese have been benefiting from Dong Quai for centuries. If you can tolerate the powerful aroma of this special herb, it may be worth a try.

 

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Best natural remedy for itchy skin. — May 14, 2015

Best natural remedy for itchy skin.

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Ancient Clay Repair Cream is  a natural remedy commonly used for bug bites, irritated and itchy skin.

This clay cream is a powerful combination of anti-bacterial and anti-fungal herbs that help fight the causes of itchy skin. The active ingredient is a unique type of detox clay called Calcium Montmorillonite. This clay has commonly been used by Native American tribes to help heal wounds and prevent the spread of infection.

In most cases, relief is instant and long lasting. Apply a thin layer to troubled skin and allow one minute for cream to dry. Do not rinse off. May reapply every fifteen minutes for intense treatment.

How it Works

Ancient Clay Repair Cream contains a blend of healing herbs and minerals that works to soothe the distressed area while also speeding up the healing process. These include:

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1. Calcium Montmorillonite Clay: Rich in trace minerals to help balance skin pH and effective at pulling toxins out of the skin as it dries and hardens.

2. Eucalyptus Oil: Used for healing wounds, burns, cuts, abrasions and sores. It is also an effective salve for insect bites and stings. Also known to protect the open wound or irritated area from developing infections from microbial activity and exposure to the air.

3. Tea Tree Oil: An herbal remedy known to contain anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal properties. May cause an allergic reaction for people with sensitive skin.

4. Oregano Oil: Known to contain anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal agents. Also used for treating athlete’s foot and relieving itchiness.

Ready to give it a try? Click here to read more details and order.

Ylang Ylang: The Essential Oil For Hair Growth — May 7, 2015

Ylang Ylang: The Essential Oil For Hair Growth

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If you color your hair a lot or abuse it by blow drying and heat irons, then you may want to consider using a shampoo that contains Ylang ylang oils.

Zion Health has a  Regenerate Shampoo and Conditioner that helps repair damage from heat iron and over processed chemical treatments such as color, bleaching, and perms. It’s a repair intense formula designed to repair fine, thinning, and brittle hair.

How it Works

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Ylang-Ylang is  an essential oil that’s extracted from fresh flowers of the Ylang-Ylang tree commonly found in the rain forests of certain Asian and South Pacific Islands. The oil is a natural conditioner and is commonly used in many island nations to protect hair from damage inflicted by the harsh ocean. It has been used for centuries as a hair conditioner by many different cultures such as the Bora Bora tribe and others. Other uses include easing anxiety and reducing stress as well as a potent aphrodisiac.

This highly effective and prized oil, most famously smelled in Chanel No. 5, is known to increase sebum production in scalp, promoting healthy hair growth and increasing the width of the hair follicles. It acts as a balancer by moistening dry skin and correcting oily skin.

By mixing just a couple drops into your shampoo or conditioner and massaging deeply into your scalp, Ylang Ylang oil will stimulate the follicles and even help treat split ends. Your hair will be naturally smooth and silky and the oil will increase the width of the hair follicles, giving you a head full of thick healthy hair. The oil will also actively penetrate deep into your hair follicles to provide moisture leaving your hair soft

Ylang-Ylang Precautions

As with any product, it is important to always test a small amount on yourself before regular use to make sure you don’t have any kinds of allergies. Some essential oils can cause skin irritation, so if you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies, it is vital to test a drop on a safe area before exposing yourself to stronger doses.

Natural Remedy for insomnia works. — April 16, 2015

Natural Remedy for insomnia works.

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Lack of sleep takes a heavy toll on your ability to function throughout the day, and saps not only your energy level and mood but also your health, work performance and ultimately quality of life. Of course how much sleep is enough varies from person to person, but most adults need seven to eight hours a night.

Many people never visit their doctor for insomnia and try to cope with sleeplessness on their own. Although in many cases, safety and effectiveness have not been proven, some people have seen positive results by trying the following:

1.  Passionflower Tea: This gentle home remedy  is formulated to aid sleep and help reduce anxiety. The chemicals in passionflower are known to have calming and sleep inducing effects. This is best taken right before bedtime.

2. Acupuncture: During an acupuncture session, a practitioner places many thin needles in your skin at specific points on your body. There’s some evidence that this practice may be beneficial for people with insomnia. If you choose to try acupuncture along with your conventional treatment, ask your doctor how to find a qualified practitioner.

3. Lavender: Lavender oil is calming and can help encourage sleep in some people with insomnia. “Try taking a hot bath with lavender oil before bed to relax your body and mind,” says Shelby Harris, PsyD, director of the behavioral sleep medicine program at the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y.

Benefits of Passionflower Tea —

Benefits of Passionflower Tea

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Passiflora incarnata or passionflower is a plant discovered in Peru in 1569 and has throughout history has been used for its natural calming effect. Native Americans commonly used the flower to help relieve stress and sleeplessness. It is an herbal remedy that may increase the amount of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, as explained by the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), and GABA decreases the activity of certain brain cells. The way it works is the chemicals in passionflower have calming, sleep inducing, and muscle spasm relieving effects.

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Detox Clay Sucks out the Poisons from a Bug Bite. — February 21, 2015

Detox Clay Sucks out the Poisons from a Bug Bite.

Detox Clay Repair  Cream helps stop itching, absorb toxins, and balance skin ph to promote speedy healing of the skin.  It does not contain hydrocortisone which often irritates the skin.

It is recommended to apply a thin layer of Ancient clay Repair Cream on bug bites, itchy skin, or irritated skin.

Below is a break down of the top five natural ingredients in Ancient Clay Repair Cream:

  1. Calcium Montmorillonite Clay: Rich in nutrient rich trace minerals to help balance skin pH and pull the toxins (fluid) out of the bug bite as it dries and hardens.
  2. Eucalyptus Oil:Used for healing wounds, burns, cuts, abrasions and sores. It is also an effective salve for insect bites and stings.

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Got Sensitive Skin? Choose Your Soap Wisely — February 20, 2015

Got Sensitive Skin? Choose Your Soap Wisely

Soap: it’s one of those things you may not think about that much, but what you choose to use in the shower can have a lasting effect on your health. Many big-brand soaps are laced with detergents (like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) or harsh chemical fragrances, both of which can leave your skin irritated and flaky. Avoid these problems by using natural soaps designed specifically for sensitive skin.

Below are soap choices created by a company called Zion Health. Each unique essential oil scent helps promote healing on the skin and throughout the body.

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Health Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid —

Health Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

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If you keep up with the latest beauty products, you might notice the word “hyaluronic acid” in a lot of beauty products. What is it, you ask? Well, hyaluronic acid is a carbohydrate that occurs in the human body. It acts as a cushion, repair skin tissues, and provides moisture.

Hyaluronic acid benefits our health in many ways. Ever wonder why babies have smooth skin? It is because they have a high level of hyaluronic acid. But, as we get older, the hyaluronic acid decreases in our skin.  By using products with hyaluronic acid, it helps to maintain a youthful skin appearance. This type of acid is used to heal burns, wounds, and repair wrinkles.

Products that contain Hyaluronic Acid:

Written by: Caris