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Winter is Coming, Stock Up on Honey

November 5, 2008 by · 11 Comments 

A research team in Denmark is currently investigating the use of instead of antibiotics.

Hippocrates used honey to heal wounds. While we seam to have forgotten its powers honey is still used today in development countries to heal burns and diarrhea.

A pot of honey is a great resource in the kitchen cabinet. Especially during the winter months.

Here are some great alternative uses of honey. Read more

Erotic Basil as Natural Home Remedy

August 21, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

 Italian women used to use to attract and charm men.
The herb makes our food taste great and is loaded with key nutrients.

Basil is known for these health benefits:

  • Awaken sexual instincts
  • Energize both body and mind
  • Improve cardiovascular health
  • Improve eyesight
  • Promote healthy skin and hair
  • Easy physical and mental fatigue
  • Energize tense and overworked muscles
  • Ease head ache
  • Heal infection in the respiratory system
  • Help sinus problems
  • Relive asthma
  • Cure influenza

Basil can be use in food. It is best use fresh and raw or with a minimum cooking. So add the herb at the end of cooking.
To relax tense muscles or spice up your mix 2-3 drops of essential basil oil is 1 cup of unscented massage oil and use as massage oil.

Basil is and excellent source of vitamin A (beta carotene), calcium, vitamin C, phosphorous, iron, magnesium and potassium. The vitamins make basil a good antioxidant.

Basil is fairly straightforward and inexpensive to grow.

Green Tea Even Better For Women

August 15, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

A Japanese study has shown that lowers the risk of .
40000 participants in ages 49 – 79 years old drank 5 or more cups of green every day.

The result was an overall drop in cardiovascular disease with 28%. For women it dropped even more to 31%.

Attention green chai tea drinkers! If you add milk to your tea the positive effect is gone.

So drink as much plain green tea as you can.

Learn more about the health benefits of green tea.

Chamomille

June 15, 2007 by · 1 Comment 

Chamomile, a small white and yellow flower, is one of our oldest garden herbs. The flower is often used as a . The herb is known to promote healing of wounds, it has anti-inflammatory properties and it has a calming effect.

How to use chamomile

  • There are many reasons to drink naturally caffeine-free chamomile tea. Here are some of them:
  • It has a relaxing effect on the intestine and is effective on cramps, constipation and motion sickness.
  • It has a calming and anti-inflammatory effect in cases of
  • .

  • It helps you to relax if you are stresses or unbalanced.
  • It treats insomnia.
  • It relieves cough and sore throat.

It also has other scopes of use, such as:

  • Rinse your hair with the tea to make your blond hair shine.
  • Use as month wash to relieve sore gums and oral inflammation.
  • Dab on your skin to treat skin inflammation, wounds and burns.
  • Add to your bath to calm irritated skin.

Chamomile and babies

Chamomile tea is so gentle it can be given directly to the baby, as a mixture of 50% tea and 50% water. As breastfeeding mother you can also drink it yourself then it will benefit both you and the baby.

The tea is a great to help the baby relax and fall asleep. It also relieves the common .
The calming effect on the body in combination with the relaxing effect on the intestine makes it very good for babies suffering from colic.

Chamomile tea eases morning sickness during pregnancy.

How to make chamomile tea
Put fresh or dried flowers in a pot. Pour boiling into the pot and brew for 10 minutes. Use a tea-strainer over the cup.

Royal jelly, the food for a queen

June 14, 2007 by · 1 Comment 

The bees make in a gland on their head and it’s used as food for the bee queen. contains 2,84% of substances that have not yet been totally analyzed by man and these substances have made known for its benefits to cell regeneration, longevity and hormonal imbalances. They also help weight loss by increasing the body’s metabolism with 24%. Use the benefits of royal jelly to:

  • Enhance your physical and psychological performance
  • Loose weight and increase metabolism
  • Strengthen immune system
  • Take care of your skin both from the inside and the outside

Royal jelly is best consumed fresh but as it is very heat and light sensitive fresh royal jelly can be hard to find and can be very expensive.
However its fantastic properties are well preserved if it is freeze-dried.
The freeze-dried flakes can be dissolved in water. Another way to preserve the great properties of fresh royal jelly is to mix it with or pollen.

Bee pollen, the most nutritionally complete food available to man

June 13, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Bee pollen is considered by many to be the most nutritionally complete food available to man. The bees  actually don’t produce pollen they simply gather and eat it. The pollen is  collected from bees as they enter the hive.

One exceptional thing about bee  pollen is that it contains the 22 amino acids that are essential to the human  body. Since 15-30 % of pollen are amino acids it’s enough with 20 grams (0,04 pounds) of pollen  to fill our daily need. 100  grams (0,22 pounds) of pollen contains as much protein  as 0,5 kilogram  (1,1 pound)  of beef. Pollen contains high concentrations of B vitamin  complex plus the vitamins C, A, D and E, minerals, enzymes and  antibiotics. If taken on an empty stomach bee pollen is said to correct metabolism disorders that cause overweight and obesity.Use the benefits of bee pollen to:

  • Strengthen your body with proteins, vitamins and minerals
  • Take care of your skin from the inside
  • Stimulate blood circulation
  • Enhance your physical and psychological performance
  • Keep your digestive system healthy

Pollen is sensitive to heat, light and moisture. If bought as a powder bee pollen can be added to your food in a vast variety of ways. 

Here are some ideas:

  • Add to juice or sprinkled over cereal.
  • Mix pollen with and use as bread spread.
  • Combine bee pollen with yoghurt, buttermilk or bread baked on sourdough and you get combination that is very good for your digestive system. 

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