Have you ever suddenly experienced trouble hearing? Your ear ached and there was a popping sensation inside? Plugged ears can be not only annoying, but also painful. But before reaching for pharmaceutical solutions, you can try several natural ways to unclog your ears.
Have you ever been woken up in the middle of the night by a strong cramp in your leg that felt as if it was going to tear your muscle apart? A nighttime spasm or tightening of a muscle is a common, usually harmless, occurrence that most often affects muscles of the calf, thigh or foot.
It can cause a lot of pain and steal away a chunk of your precious sleep. Although no one is immune to them, cramps are more common in older people, and about 1 in 3 people over the age of 60 experience them regularly.
Moringa oleifera, also referred to as the drumstick tree (for the appearance of its seed-pods), is one of those traditional plants that have been eaten and used as herbal remedies long before Western science took an interest in them.
Grown in the Himalayan region, South-East Asia and Africa, this plant recently became a big hit amongst European and American consumers. The evidence of multiple health benefits, as well as its nutritional value, make it a sought after product and health supplement. Taken by mouth or applied to the skin, moringa has plenty to offer. Read about it and you’ll understand why many swear by this hardy plant and call it the ‘miracle tree’.
Cedarwood essential oil is extremely versatile, it can be used to heal the body, as well as provide emotional balance. The oil is derived from the bark of a number of trees from the same family, including the Virginian, Red, Eastern Red and Southern Red Cedar through a process known as steam distillation. These trees are native to North America, especially cold climates and high altitude areas, and can grow to reach heights over 100 ft. These evergreen trees have been known to age up to 1,000 years and feature needle-like leaves.
You probably don’t need 11 reasons to make love. After all, it makes the world go round – It can make or break a relationship, be a source of frustration or bliss, and makes for a spicy conversation topic. You might not think about it, but making love and intimacy are also great for your health and can keep your body functioning optimally.
Whether you are indoors or outside, flies can be a huge nuisance. However, when they are outside you can at least go inside to get away from them. When they invade your space inside, however, you then face many problems with hygiene, cleanliness, and overall aesthetics of your home.
I’m sure you’ve already heard about the longevity of Japanese men and women, mostly attributed to their food choices and life style. Traditionally, the Japanese diet has been praised for its health preserving benefits – and don’t restrict your view of the Japanese cuisine to sushi rolls.
Even if you don’t know the scent of sandalwood, you have probably smelled its woody, sweet and exotic scent at some point. Sandalwood products, including the oil, are obtained from the sandalwood tree, which is a member of the Santalaceae family – a family known for producing essential oils. However, the trees are starting to dwindle as more and more people are using the oil in their daily lives, which means the price of sandalwood oil is going up and up.
Not many plants and herbs managed to capture the hearts of people around the globe as well as sage. Used for centuries for its sweet savory taste and medicinal properties, sage first conquered the Mediterranean region and gradually found its place in homes around the world. The plant’s scientific name already says a lot – Salvia, which translates from Latin as ‘to be saved’ or ‘to cure’.
Coconut oil doesn’t cease to amaze me. It boasts a plethora of health benefits and nourishing properties, exotic and gentle taste and alluring smell. If you aren’t using it in your bathroom yet, start today. I’d be surprised if you go back to vegetable and refined oils after having a taste of this tropical beauty.
In today’s post I’d like to explore some of the uses of coconut oil in cosmetics and body care. It’s great when what you eat can also be used to protect and enhance your body’s health and appearance!