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12 Proven Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

The impressive health benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV) are many, as it is thought to regulate blood sugar levels, boost weight loss, improve gut health, lower cholesterol levels, and enhance skin health. Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar made from ripe, freshly crushed, apples. The apples are fermented and passed through a rigorous process to develop the final vinegar product. In the first step, the crushed apples are exposed to yeast to start the alcoholic fermentation

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Is Honey Good for Weight Loss

The benefits of honey apply to most weight loss programs. If you are trying to lose weight, honey can be very helpful, you can try honey with lemon, cinnamon, or ginger for its effects. But before we discuss the benefits of honey in weight loss, we should address some of the concerns that people often have regarding honey. Honey is known to mobilize stored fat. When this fat is burnt to provide energy for your daily activities, you will see a gradual decrease in your weight and relief from

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10 Science-Backed Benefits of Stinging Nettle

The important health benefits of stinging nettle include its ability to detoxify the body, ease seasonal allergies, boost immunity, increase circulation, improve energy levels, manage menstruation, minimize menopausal symptoms, and aid in skin care. This herbaceous flowering plant may be considered an annoyance to many when they brush against its sharp, stinging leaves leaving a rash, but for thousands of years, people around the world have used stinging nettle to treat a variety of health

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24 Amazing Home Remedies for Weight Loss

For a majority of people, losing weight is rather difficult. There could be several reasons such as hormonal imbalance, unhealthy eating habits, sedentary lifestyle, sleep deprivation, stress, slow metabolism, genetics, or even a lack of motivation. Well, there are many ways for shedding those extra kilos, which include, cardio and strength training, having a well-balanced diet that includes more fruits and vegetables and less processed food, cutting down on sugar and high-glycemic index (GI)

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12 Proven Health Benefits of Dates

The powerful health benefits of dates include providing an energy boost, increasing iron in the body, and aiding digestion. Rich in various nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants, dates are popular throughout the world. These dried fruits are beneficial in treating various conditions due to their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-tumor properties. Dates are the sweet, chewy fruit of the date palm tree (Phoenix dactylifera). Dates have been the staple food of the Middle East for

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How to Use Black Seed Oil for Weight Loss

The use of black seed oil for weight loss is an effective way to boost metabolism and curb appetite. Black seed oil is derived from black cumin seed, also known as fennel flower or black caraway, among others. The oil can be pressed or extracted from the seeds and is a dense source of volatile compounds and acids, including linoleic, oleic, palmitic, and myristic acids, among other powerful antioxidants. This oil is known to have many effects on the body, when used in moderation,

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9 Best Teas for Weight Loss

Drinking weight loss tea can be an excellent way to supplement your dietary restrictions and exercise regimen if you're serious about shedding pounds. Tea comes in many different varieties, based on how they are dried and prepared, but the majority of actual tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, which is native to Asia, primarily China and India. Tea is an extremely powerful beverage, as it can aid in many different health concerns, from heart health to energy levels and weight loss! The

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14 Benefits of Drinking Water

The health benefits of drinking water include boosted energy levels, normal body temperature, metabolism, and easy breathing. It also helps in preventing digestive issues like constipation, headaches, and osteoporosis. It plays an important role in kidney function and skin care. According to the United States Geological Survey, water covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface, the vast majority of which (greater than 95%) is in the oceans. All living forms require water for their metabolic

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10 Health Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil

The health benefits of frankincense essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, disinfectant, astringent, carminative, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative, tonic, uterine, and a vulnerary substance. Apart from being used as a cosmetic and a fragrance, frankincense oil has many medicinal uses and health benefits such as reducing stress, boosting immunity, improving skin health, and promoting memory. Frankincense oil

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Celery: Top Benefits, Uses, & Side Effects

Celery is a low-calorie vegetable that has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It helps lower cholesterol levels and arthritis pain, quicken weight loss, protect against oxidative damage, and reduce high blood pressure. Including celery stalks in your diet can promote your overall health as it is rich in vitamin C. Celery, an herbaceous plant of the parsley family (Apiaceae), has got a makeover over the last few years in health circles. Traditionally, the stalks and leaves were used to

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11 Effective Home Remedies for Acid Reflux

The home remedies for acid reflux are apple cider vinegar, ginger roots, fennel seeds, lavender tea, fruits, and vegetables. More than that, a good regular diet is also helpful in decreasing the negative effects of acid flux. Acid reflux is the backward flow of the stomach acids into the throat. When this happens, you may get a sour taste in your mouth or regurgitate food. In some cases, you may also feel a burning sensation in your chest (heartburn). Acid reflux is closely related

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Cloves

Native to Asian countries like Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and even areas of East Africa, cloves are a spice that offers many health benefits. These benefits include aiding in digestion, boosting the immune system, and controlling diabetes. Cloves also contain anti-mutagenic and anti-microbial properties, along with fighting against oral diseases and headaches. Cloves are a popular spice used in a variety of ways across the world, particularly in Asia. They form a culinary base in a number

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Kid Influencers Promoting Junk Food On YouTube, Study Finds

Kid social media influencers are promoting junk food and sugar-filled beverages in their YouTube videos, and they are garnering more than a billion views, according to a new study published in the Pediatrics journal. The researchers at NYU School of Global Public Health and NYU Grossman School of Medicine warn that these popular YouTube videos use simple product placement techniques of unhealthy foods, blurring the line between advertisement and entertainment. "The allure of YouTube may be

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Study Shows How Musical Training Improves Cognitive Function

We know that music, particularly musical training can improve the functioning of the brain. But the precise reasons behind this are less known. Now a new study, published in Frontiers of Neuroscience shows how the underlying brain network works when we learn to play an instrument. The study also revealed new evidence on the effectiveness of musical training in improving the executive functioning of our brain, specifically attention and working memory (WM). To understand how playing an

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Study Reveals Why Some People Show Severe COVID Symptoms

COVID-19 shows a wide range of manifestations among those affected. While some show severe symptoms, many remain asymptomatic. A study carried out by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute shed clarity on why these cases are so variable. It revealed how a subset of patients with an affected immune system shows a severe form of the disease. Published under two papers in the journal Science, the study narrowed down two sets of patients with a specific make-up in their immunity system. The

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COVID-19 Has Increased Levels Of Anxiety & Stress In University Students

An online psychological test of university students in Italy during the COVID-19 outbreak revealed that all of them were in the clinical range for stress and anxiety. This assessment was completed during a pre-intervention stage of a study on the effects on mind-body intervention for students in week four of quarantine in Italy. Furthermore, the study conducted by the University of Salerno, Italy, published in the Frontiers of Psychology journal, found that the negative affect, which implies

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How To Use Lemongrass

Lemongrass is what gives Thai curries their unique lemony, fresh flavor. This woody, fragrant herb can also take a cocktail recipe up a few notches or make a plain iced lemonade exotic. The stalks cannot be eaten as they are woody and tough but they need to be prepared in the right way to get the maximum amount of flavor and fragrance of their essential oils. So let's get straight on how to use lemongrass the right way in curries, soups, and stews. We answer the most common how to use

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How To Cut, Dry, & Store Rosemary

You can't quite describe the fragrance of rosemary but if you add the herb to buttery roasted potatoes or roast chicken, it adds a sublime flavor. You can also use it to make rosemary oil, an essential oil with a citrus-like, woodsy aroma that is often used in aromatherapy for an energizing effect. This Mediterranean herb can be easily grown as part of a herb garden and is sometimes even used as hedges. Here are helpful tips on how to cut, dry, and store rosemary. So you have got your

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Can You Eat Bay Leaves

There is a myth that bay leaves are poisonous and people believe that this is the reason these dried leaves are often fished out of soups and stews prior to being served. In this article, we find out if you can eat bay leaves and if they are indeed poisonous. Bay leaves are not harmful to eat. This is an age-old belief in certain parts of the world that these dried leaves are hazardous to health. Perhaps, the genesis of this urban myth is its similarity to the leaves of the mountain laurel

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Algae Oil: Nutrition, Benefits, & Side Effects

Algae oil may not have reached the culinary status of oils like coconut oil and avocado oil as yet but its health benefits are much-touted. It is known to be good for cardiovascular health because of its publicized high content of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Algae oil is also advertised as a vegan alternative to fish oil as it is plant-based. So, let's find out more about its health benefits and possible side effects. Algae oil is an edible oil that is extracted from algae. It is

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How to Make Cannabis Tea: Best Recipes

Cannabis tea, also known by other names, such as weed tea, ganja tea, and marijuana tea, is a simple and soothing way to consume weed. However, it is not as simple as just throwing in the buds of weed into hot water and then bringing it to a boil. It requires precision and the right recipe for the required effect. This tea, when prepared correctly, is known to have a longer-lasting effect when compared to smoking weed - and it takes around 30 to 40 minutes to kick in. Given patience and time,

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Calamansi Juice: Benefits, Recipe, and Side Effects

Drinking calamansi juice is a very popular practice in certain parts of Asia, due to its detoxifying ability on the body, the availability of the fruit, the tart, and the unique flavor of the juice. Calamansi juice is derived from the calamansi fruit, another variety of citrus fruit commonly called golden lime. Calamansi is also known as calamondin or Philippine lime, and scientifically known as Citrofortunella macrocarpa. The fruit is a hybrid of a member of the citrus genus, that is to

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Hibiscus Tea: Benefits, How to Make, & Side Effects

The health benefits of hibiscus tea include its ability to control hypertension and reduce high blood pressure, lower blood sugar levels, and improve liver health. It also helps in improving digestion and treating depression. Not just that but research suggests that hibiscus tea may speed up metabolism and help in aiding healthy, gradual weight loss. This tea is rich in vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants. Hibiscus tea, also known as Agua de Jamaica and by its scientific name Hibiscus

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Neem Powder: Benefits, Uses, & How To Make

Neem powder is extensively used in Ayurveda to treat skin conditions, improve the health of the skin and hair, and to help cleanse the liver. While this herbal powder is now available in most beauty stores as well as online, you can easily make it at home. Neem powder is an herbal green powder made by crushing the sun-dried leaves of the neem tree (Azadirachta indica). Neem leaves contain polyphenol flavonoids such as quercetin and ß-sitosterol. These powerful compounds are known to have

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Benefits & Side Effects of Palo Azul Tea

Palo Azul tea is a popular South American beverage, but its unique nutritional profile and health benefits have caused it to rise in popularity in recent years in other parts of the world as well. Palo Azul tea is an herbal diuretic tea brewed with the bark of the Palo Azul plant, scientifically known as Eysenhardtia polystachya. Also known as kidneywood, this herb has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years, and the bark is known to contain some very unique nutrients. When

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Homemade & Fresh Apple Juice Recipe

Homemade apple juices are way more beneficial than the fizzy overly sweet apple juices found in the market. Although unpasteurized, homemade apple juice is packed with antioxidants and vitamin C. One glass of apple juice can help boost immunity, cure constipation, induce weight loss, and boost skin health. Here is a step-by-step guide to making apple juice at home. How To Make Apple Juice A glass of apple juice a day keeps the doctor away! 8-10 apples2 tsp cinnamon

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9 Health Benefits of Nettle Tea, How to Make it, & Its Side Effects

Nettle tea is a delicious and beneficial beverage that helps boost the immune system, relieve pain and inflammation, protect the heart and optimize digestion. Nettle tea can be quite a strong beverage, and has a rapid effect on the body, primarily due to the flavonoids, carotenoids, vitamins, and minerals found in the plant. Found in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, stinging nettle is the origin of nettle tea and has the scientific name Urtica dioica. The nettle plant is an anti-asthmatic,

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Banana Tea For Sleep, Recipes & Other Benefits

Banana tea may sound like a combination of two unrelated culinary items, but it is surprisingly delicious. It has recently acquired popularity as a sleeping aid. Many people believe that banana tea, taken at bedtime, can help soothe nerves and promote sleep. It is packed with other benefits, such as improving one’s mood, benefiting heart health, and managing weight loss. Often made along with the peel, the banana peel tea is even more potent. It uses the nutrient-rich peels of the banana,

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How To Make Lemon Juice

If you want to learn how to make lemon juice, you need just three ingredients - lemon, sugar, and water. It's a simple recipe but a handy one. So let's learn how to juice a lemon and how to make home-made lemon juice! How To Make Lemon Juice Lemon juice has amazing health benefits! 1 lemon1 cup water1 tspn sugar ((optional)) Cut the lemon lengthwise to extract the maximum juice. There are different ways you can juice a lemon. You can use a lemon squeezer or a hand-held

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Moringa Tea: Health Benefits, How To Make, & Side Effects

There are benefits to drinking antioxidant-rich moringa tea on a daily basis, some of which include its unique ability to assist in weight loss, reduce inflammation, speed healing, aid digestion, and enhance energy levels. This nourishing drink may also give relief to people who suffer from a number of conditions, including arthritis, gout, stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, and even the common cold. Moringa tea is a beverage made by steeping dried moringa leaves in hot water for several

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7 Incredible Benefits of Rosehip Tea

The top benefits of rosehip tea include reducing inflammation, lowering your risk of heart disease, fighting cancer, and detoxifying the body. It is also good for strengthening the immune system, protecting the skin, easing chronic pain, and optimizing the digestive system. Rosehip tea is made from steeping crushed or dried rosehips, which are the fruits of the rose plant. Following pollination of the flowers, rosehips begin to develop and are typically bulbous red fruits, ranging from the

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How To Make Pomegranate Molasses

Pomegranate molasses is made by reducing pomegranate juice into a thick syrup. It is used as a dressing, sauce, or in drinks, tagines, desserts, and more. You will mostly see pomegranate molasses being used in Middle Eastern, African and Mediterranean cooking, usually to give the dishes a sweet and sour taste. This tart, thick, ruby red syrup requires only three ingredients, a bit of effort, and a lot of patience. Here's how you can go about it. How To Make Pomegranate

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7 Proven Benefits of Sencha Tea

Sencha tea is known for its health benefits, including its ability to fight chronic diseases, aid in weight loss, protect the immune system, increase energy, and stimulate cognitive activity. This popular form of green tea makes up approximately 80 percent of the tea produced in Japan, a major tea-drinking nation. Sencha tea is a Japanese ryokucha (green tea), which is brewed with whole leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, giving the tea several impressive health benefits and a

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How to Make Cannabis Oil at Home

If you want to experience the relaxing ability of cannabis oil at the pleasure of your own home, then here is a simple recipe to start with. Many people are still unaware of the beauty of cannabis-infused eating. We are here to bring it to you in the most simplest way possible. And as long you follow the right method of making cannabis oil, it is safe to consume it too! Now, the general consensus on a good ratio for a potent cannabis oil is 1/4 ounce of marijuana to 1/4 cup of coconut

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Guava Leaf Tea: Benefits & Side Effects

Drinking guava tea is a common practice in tropical parts of the world, but it can deliver a wealth of nutrients to anyone who seeks out this tasty beverage. Guava tea is a medicinal beverage that is produced by soaking or steeping the leaves of the guava plant in water. Guava is scientifically known as Psidium guajava Linnaeus, and its fruit has a wealth of nutrients, making it one of the most sought-after tropical fruits. However, many people don’t realize that the leaves of this plant

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24 Amazing Home Remedies for Weight Loss

For a majority of people, losing weight is rather difficult. There could be several reasons such as hormonal imbalance, unhealthy eating habits, sedentary lifestyle, sleep deprivation, stress, slow metabolism, genetics, or even a lack of motivation. Well, there are many ways for shedding those extra kilos, which include, cardio and strength training, having a well-balanced diet that includes more fruits and vegetables and less processed food, cutting down on sugar and high-glycemic index (GI)

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11 Effective Home Remedies for Acid Reflux

The home remedies for acid reflux are apple cider vinegar, ginger roots, fennel seeds, lavender tea, fruits, and vegetables. More than that, a good regular diet is also helpful in decreasing the negative effects of acid flux. Acid reflux is the backward flow of the stomach acids into the throat. When this happens, you may get a sour taste in your mouth or regurgitate food. In some cases, you may also feel a burning sensation in your chest (heartburn). Acid reflux is closely related

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8 Ways To Use Honey Mask for Acne

For centuries, people have been using honey masks as a treatment for acne and for curing other marks, scars, spots, and blemishes. There is not just one recipe for a honey mask that treats acne, but rather, it can be made from different combinations of herbs and other substances. In this article, we'll try to cover all relevant aspects related to using honey masks as a treatment for acne. Using honey masks for acne treatment is a very popular home remedy. Also, if you are serious about

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11 Natural Ways To Relieve Hernia Pain

A hernia is defined as a bulging organ or fatty tissue through a soft or weak spot in the body. There are several different types and some are more common than the others. A hernia can be an extremely painful and even deadly condition. While medical attention is strongly advised, there are several natural remedies to help relieve hernia complications. These remedies include the use of ice pack, ginger root, massage, licorice, aloe vera, black pepper powder, and castor seed oil, as well as

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10 Power Foods for Healing Wounds

When you have a wound such as a pressure injury (formally known as pressure ulcers or sores), diabetic foot ulcers, surgical wounds, full or partial thickness wounds, burns and more, what you eat makes a major difference in the rate of your wound healing. There are various food items that can help speed up the healing process of wounds, whether they are severe or moderate. These food items and additional vitamins and minerals help to provide the necessary growth of new skin tissue and improve

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13 Natural Ways To Help With Pancreatitis

There are several helpful home remedies to treat pancreatitis, including the use of acupuncture, tofu, red grapes, reishi mushrooms, yogurt, spinach, ginseng, and blueberries, along with certain lifestyle changes. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas, a small gland that is present near the top of the abdominal cavity. When the gland becomes inflamed, the surrounding blood vessels can also get inflamed, and there may be bleeding and infection. In time, the pancreas starts to

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21 Surprising Home Remedies for Diabetes

Home remedies for diabetes include the use of apple cider vinegar, bitter gourd, fenugreek, cinnamon, aloe vera, water, jamun, and flaxseed oil in different forms. Exercising, healthy sleep patterns, and maintaining oral health are other good behavioral remedies for getting rid of diabetes in a natural way. Home remedies can offer a solution to all of your diabetes problems, despite not technically being a "cure". You can try any or all of the following home remedies to start enjoying the

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9 Effective Home Remedies for Myopia

The home remedies for myopia include eye exercises, a vitamin and mineral-rich diet, eating almonds, Triphala, licorice, Ayurvedic medicines, as well as resting after long hours of reading and work. Some lifestyle changes to make while suffering from myopia are performing close range work, sitting in front of the TV and electronic devices for long periods of time, and working or reading in poorly lit areas. Myopia, also termed as nearsightedness, occurs when the eye lengthens from front to

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17 Effective Treatments & Remedies for Ascites

The home remedies for ascites include garlic, dandelion, gram, bitter gourd, fenugreek, radish, melon, onion, and adequate sleep. Ascites is a condition where there is fluid buildup in the abdomen or peritoneal cavity. This leads to inflammation in the arms, legs, and spleen. When the fluid moves around to the lungs, it can make breathing difficult. Ascites is technically known as peritoneal fluid excess, peritoneal cavity fluid, and hydroperitoneum. Key treatments for ascites include

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8 Best Home Remedies for Molluscum Contagiosum

Effective home remedies for molluscum contagiosum include the use of neem, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, coconut oil, oregano oil, allicin, alcohol, and duct tape occlusion. Molluscum contagiosum (MC), also known as water warts, is an infectious skin condition that results in groupings of small bumps or lesions on the upper layers of the skin. The bumps may contain a cheesy or waxy substance and are usually painless. The infection is caused by a DNA poxvirus known as Molluscum

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Burning Pain in the Rectum: Causes & Home Remedies

Home remedies for the burning of the rectum can offer great relief to patients suffering from this irritating condition. The most effective home remedies for the burning sensations of the rectum include maintaining good hygiene, eating correct diet, use of aloe vera, hot and cold packs, buttermilk, petroleum jelly, and radish. Other natural treatments include the use of myrrh, white oak, flowers of sulfur, petroleum jelly, lemon juice, mint juice, and honey in various forms and

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14 Surprising Home Remedies for Osteoporosis

When human bones start to lose tissue and become brittle, it’s a medical condition known as osteoporosis. There are several reasons why osteoporosis can occur including a hormonal imbalance or deficits in vitamin D or calcium. There are several kinds of medications, prescribed by doctors, that have proven to be helpful in the slowing down and prevention of further bone loss due to the disease. However, if you’re like a lot of people these days, you would rather use a holistic or natural

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How To Use Lemongrass

Lemongrass is what gives Thai curries their unique lemony, fresh flavor. This woody, fragrant herb can also take a cocktail recipe up a few notches or make a plain iced lemonade exotic. The stalks cannot be eaten as they are woody and tough but they need to be prepared in the right way to get the maximum amount of flavor and fragrance of their essential oils. So let's get straight on how to use lemongrass the right way in curries, soups, and stews. We answer the most common how to use

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How To Cut, Dry, & Store Rosemary

You can't quite describe the fragrance of rosemary but if you add the herb to buttery roasted potatoes or roast chicken, it adds a sublime flavor. You can also use it to make rosemary oil, an essential oil with a citrus-like, woodsy aroma that is often used in aromatherapy for an energizing effect. This Mediterranean herb can be easily grown as part of a herb garden and is sometimes even used as hedges. Here are helpful tips on how to cut, dry, and store rosemary. So you have got your

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Can You Eat Bay Leaves

There is a myth that bay leaves are poisonous and people believe that this is the reason these dried leaves are often fished out of soups and stews prior to being served. In this article, we find out if you can eat bay leaves and if they are indeed poisonous. Bay leaves are not harmful to eat. This is an age-old belief in certain parts of the world that these dried leaves are hazardous to health. Perhaps, the genesis of this urban myth is its similarity to the leaves of the mountain laurel

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Algae Oil: Nutrition, Benefits, & Side Effects

Algae oil may not have reached the culinary status of oils like coconut oil and avocado oil as yet but its health benefits are much-touted. It is known to be good for cardiovascular health because of its publicized high content of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Algae oil is also advertised as a vegan alternative to fish oil as it is plant-based. So, let's find out more about its health benefits and possible side effects. Algae oil is an edible oil that is extracted from algae. It is

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All You Need To Know About Tromboncino Squash

Tromboncino squash is one of those squashes that you will not forget because of its distinctive curved shape. Tromboncino, which means little trombone in Italian, has a distinctive appearance like the musical instrument it is named after, with its slender appearance blooming into a bulbous end. While the squash is popular in Italy, it is not as well-known in other parts of the world. So, let's find out more about this wonderful squash. Tromboncino squash (Cucurbita moschata) is an Italian

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Top Medicinal Mushrooms & How To Use

Medicinal mushrooms have been used as part of traditional Chinese medicine and folklore remedies to boost the immune system, boost energy levels, and to improve longevity and overall well being. These mushrooms are also steeped to make herbal teas that are known to enhance the quality of sleep and reduce anxiety. Medicinal mushrooms are mushrooms that contain potent compounds called beta-glucans known to have healing abilities. Beta-glucans can help modulate the immune system, thereby

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How To Use Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil

Litsea cubeba essential oil can be quite a mouthful to say and perhaps, that is why this wonderful lemony oil is better known as the 'Oil of Tranquility'. You may also find it marketed as May Chang oil or mountain pepper oil as it is extracted from the small round pepper berry-like fruits of the aromatic litsea tree. These fruits only have hints of pepper, with a stronger fragrance of lemongrass and citrus oils. Let us find out more about the essential oil extracted from the litsea cubeba

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