Wednesday, August 11, 2010

CAROLYN'S CORNER ON HEALING HERBS

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Ginger:



•Grated ginger root mixed with diluted lime juice can help to soothe the digestive tract and reduce flatulence.


•Ginger supports a healthy cardiovascular system by making platelets less sticky which in turn reduces circulatory problems.


•Ginger is aromatic, pungent, spicy, and is good for nausea, digestive problems, circulation and arthritis.






Cinnamon:


•Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.


•When cinnamon is added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.


•One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.






Alfalfa:


•Has protein and vitamins A, B1, B6, C, E, and K. Nutrient analysis demonstrates the presence of calcium, potassium, iron, and zinc.






Cranberry:


•Useful as a preventative for urinary tract infections.






Dandelion:


•Used to treat liver, gallbladder, kidney and joint problems. Dandelion has also been used to treat poor digestion, water retention, and diseases of the liver, including hepatitis.






Garlic:


•A natural antibiotic! It's antibacterial action is equivalent to 1% penicillin. Garlic fight inflammation, stop infections, kill parasites and restore vitality. Garlic can help heal injuries like bites, cuts and burns, while quite possibly sooth headaches, lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, acne, boils, arthritis, candida, respiratory ailments, the common cold and earaches. It can protect the digestive tract by inhibiting dysentery-causing amoebas and other infections. Studies have shown that garlic may reduce the risk of coronary artery disease, help to lower total and LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, inhibit platelet aggregation and reduce blood pressure.




Live & Thrive in Abundant Good Health!


Carolyn Akens


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** Wow!! Carolyn, thanks again for a wonderfully, informative post!
Peace and blessings,

2 comments:

  1. Great post!...You know this is right down my alley...I looves me some herbs , for hair, health, etc and you have some of my fav's listed. ( currently, researching the benefits of different herbs for health benefits)

    My, husband just brought me a great book "Back to Eden" by Jethro Kloss...it's really good loaded with tons of info on herbal medicine and natural foods...check it out.

    Many thanks to you and Ms Akens for sharing this very beneficial info !

    Take care.

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  2. @Zainab1 - I figured you'd appreciate this. Glad you enjoyed Carolyn's post. And yes, I will be checking out that book your hubby bought you.

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