Saturday, May 31, 2008

Guide To Some Common Herbs That Heal

Herbs have long been an acceptable way to fight common ailments
and while they should not take the place of medical advice, can
be a great supplement to your current medical care. There are
many common herbs that have healing properties which you may
not even know about.

Some of the herbs like garlic, parsley, rosemary and cayenne
you may associate more with cooking, but these plants also have
medicinal properties that you can easily put to use by using
them in teas, compresses and even as spices in your meals!

Some common healing herbs include:

Aloe Vera
The gel within this plant is reputed to heal wounds and other
skin problems such as sunburn. It is also a strong laxative.
The plant can be grown in your garden in tropical climates or
on your window sill. Slit open the leaves and use the juice

Cayenne is great for the circulation and it’s no wonder with
it's spicy bite! You can use it in your food, or if you are
really brave, in a tea. You can also take it in a capsule. It
is said that Cayenne will help to expedite the healing effects
of other herbs.

This herb has many uses. In a tea, it has a relaxing effect and
can sooth the digestive system. It is also excellent for the
skin when applied topically in a cream or lotion. Many herbal
soaps, shampoos and lotions include this herb which has been
used since ancient times.

This much publicized herb can help stabilize the immune system.
It can be taken as a pill or tincture or pulled out of the
ground an eaten as a snack! You may have some of these purple
daisy like flowers growing near you and not even realize that
they have medicinal properties.

You thought it was just a tasty root to put on bread but this
herb has been used since ancient Egypt and has properties that
strengthen the immune system. It is used as a treatment for
infections, coughs and colds.

Our herb guide likes ginger as it can be used in so many
dishes. It is reputed to aid in circulation.

Rich in potassium, this herb is often used as a garnish and
left uneaten. I suggest you put it right in your salad and eat
it up - it has many vitamins and is reputed to strengthen the
kidneys and help with waste removal.

This herb stimulates circulation and aids in memory.

St. John's Wort
No herb guide would be complete without mention of this herb
which is used to treat mild depression and elevate mood.

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50 Uses for Essential Oils ,Tips and Tricks

. To make your towels, sheets and clothes smell great, place a few drops of your favorite essential oil onto a small piece of cloth and place into your tumble dryer. When washing clothes add a few of drops essential oil to your fabric softener or water.

2. Revive potpourri by adding a few drops of essential oil to it.

3. Add a few drops of oil to water in a spray bottle and use as an air freshener, or clothes freshener before ironing.

4. Add a few drops of essential oil to a pan of water, and simmer on the stove.

5. To scent a candle, place a few drops of essential oil into the hot melted wax as the candle burns.

6. To get rid of cooking odors, add a few drops of Clove oil to a simmering pan.

7. For tired aching muscles or arthritis, mix 1 part Cinnamon, Sage and Basil oil to 4 parts Sweet Almond or other vegetable oil and use as a massage oil.

8. Ease headache pain by rubbing a drop of Rosemary (diluted) or Lavender oil onto the back of your neck.

9. To blend your own massage oil, add 3-5 drops of your favorite essential oil to 1 oz. Sweet Almond or other skin- nourishing vegetable oil.

10. Add 10 drops of essential oil to a box of cornstarch or baking soda, mix very well, let set for a day or two and then sprinkle over the carpets on your home. Let set for an hour or more, then vacuum.

11. To make a natural flea collar, soak a short piece of cord or soft rope with Penny royal or Tea Tree oil, roll up in a handkerchief and tie loosely around the animal's neck.

12. Shoes can be freshened by either dropping a few drops of Geranium essential oil directly into the shoes or by placing a cotton ball dabbed with a few drops of Lemon oil into the shoes. Tea Tree is great for athletes foot!

13. Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball and place it in your vacuum cleaner bag. Lemon and Pine are nice. Rose Geranium helps with pet odors.

14. To fragrance your kitchen cabinets and drawers, place a good scent dabbed on a cotton ball into an inconspicuous comer.

15. Problems with mice? Place several drops of Peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place at problem locations.

16. Add a nice scent to your bathroom by placing oil-scented cotton balls in inconspicuous places, or sprinkle oils directly onto silk or dried flower arrangements or wreaths.

17. Apply true Lavender oil or Tea Tree oil directly to cuts, scrapes or scratches. 1 or 2 drops will promote healing.

18. Homemade soaps are pleasant and offer therapeutic effects when scented with essential oils. Use soaps which contain pure essential oils.

19. Homemade sachets are more fragrant when essential oils are blended with the flowers and herbs.

20. An essential oil dropped onto a radiator or light bulb scent ring will not only fill the room with a wonderful fragrance, but will also set a mood such as calming or uplifting. (Don't put essential oil in the socket.)

21. A few drops of your favorite oil or blend in the rinse water of your hand washables makes for pleasant results.

22. Anise oil has been used by fishermen for years. Use a drop or two on the fingertips before baiting up. Anise covers up the human scent that scares the fish away.

23. Essential oils or blends make wonderful perfumes. Create your own personal essence! Add 25 drops to 1 oz of perfume alcohol and allow to age for two weeks before using.

24. To dispel mosquitoes and other pests, drop a few drops of Citronella oil on the melted wax of a candle or place a few drops on the Bar-B-Q hot coals.

25. 1 drop of Lemon essential oil applied directly to a wart is an effective means of elimination. Apply the essential oil daily until the wart is gone.

26. Rosemary promotes alertness and stimulates memory. Inhale occasionally during long car trips and while reading or studying.

27. Selling your home? Fragrance sells! Fill the kitchen area with the aroma of spices such as Clove, Cinnamon and Vanilla. Simmer a few drops of the essential oil of Cinnamon, Nutmeg and other spices. Geranium oil sprinkled throughout the home creates a warm, cheerful and inviting mood. Add Cinnamon oil to furniture polish and wipe down the wood.

28. Add essential oils to paper mache. The result is the creation of a lovely aromatic piece of art.

29. Infuse bookmarks and stationery with essential oils. Place drops of oil on paper and put them in a plastic bag. Seal it and leave overnight to infuse the aroma. Send only good news in perfumed letters.

30. Pillows and decorative padded hangers make more memorable gifts simply by putting a couple of drops of essential oil on them before giving.

31. Overindulge last night? Essential oils of Juniper, Cedar-wood, Grapefruit, Lavender, Carrot, Fennel, Rosemary and Lemon help soften the effects of a hangover. Make your own blend of these oils and use a total of 6-8 drops in a bath.

32. Essential oils of Vetivert, Cypress, Cedar-wood, Frankincense and Myrrh all make wonderful firewood oil. Drop approximately 2-3 drops of oil or blend of your choice on a dried log and allow time for the oil to soak in before putting the log on the fire.

33. Flies and moths dislike Lavender oil. Sprinkle it on the outside of your window frames.

34. Place 1 or 2 drops of sleep enhancing oils such as Chamomile, Lavender or Neroli on your pillow before retiring for restful sleep.

35. When moving into a new home, first use a water spray containing your favorite essential oils and change the odorous environment to your own. Do this for several days until it begins to feel like your space.

36. One drop of Lemon essential oil on a soft cloth will polish copper with a gentle buffing.

37. Ideal scents for the bedroom are Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender or Lemon.

38. When washing out the fridge, freezer or oven, add 1 drop of Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Tangerine or Orange essential oil to the final rinse water.

39. For bums or scalds, drop Tea Tree oil directly on the effected area.

40. Place 1 drop of Peppermint oil in 1/2 glass of water, sip slowly to aid digestion and relieve upset stomach.

41. Use 1 drop of Chamomile oil on a washcloth wrapped ice cube to relieve teething pain in children.

42. Six to eight drops of Eucalyptus oil in the bath cools the body in summer and protects in winter.

43. Add 1 drop Geranium oil to your facial moisturizer to bring out a radiant glow in your skin.

44. Place 1 or 2 drops of Rosemary on your hair brush before brushing to promote growth and thickness.

45. When the flu is going around add a few drops of Thyme to your diffuser or simmer in a pan on the stove.

46. To bring fever down, sponge the body with cool water to which 1 drop each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender oils have been added.

47. The blend of Lavender and Grapefruit oil is good for the office. Lavender creates a calm tranquil atmosphere while Grapefruit stimulates the senses and clears up stale air.

48. A blend of Geranium, Lavender and Bergamot alleviates anxiety and depression. Use in a room diffuser or 6-8 drops of this blend in the bath.

49. A wonderful massage blend for babies is 1 drop Roman Chamomile, 1 drop Lavender, 1 drop Geranium diluted in 2 tablespoons of Sweet Almond oil.

50. 1 drop Peppermint oil diluted in 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil rubbed on the back of the neck helps to relieve headaches.

50 Uses for Essential Oils
By Crystal Foster

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At Home Uses for Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil is an essential oil taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia. Melaleuca alternifolia is native to the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Use tea tree oil to treat nail fungus.
Tea Tree Oil can be used to treat nail infections. Nail infections are easy to diagnose. A nail with fungus will turn thick and yellow and become brittle. To treat the nail fungus use a sterile cotton swab or cotton ball dipped in tea tree oil and rub over the affected nail twice a day. Do not double dip the cotton ball or cotton swab to avoid contamination. Also use a new cotton swab or cotton ball for each toe.

Cure athlete's foot with tea tree oil.

Tea tree oil is so effective at treating athlete's foot that only one treatment may cure a mild case. To use tea tree oil to treat athlete's foot add 5 - 10 drops of tea tree oil to a plain, unscented hand or foot lotion. Generously apply the lotion at least twice a day. If the athlete's foot flairs up and begins itching it is completely safe to apply the tea tree oil lotion mix more than twice a day. The teat tree should stop the itching and burning within minutes.

Reduce acne with tea tree oil.

Tea tree oil can be used to lessen the redness and size of an active pimple. Using a tea tree oil based soap can also help stop the production of acne, giving you a healthier, clearer complextion.

Reduce vaginal itching.

Most women are unaware that the main cause of vaginal itching is bacteria and other nasty bugs growing in a moist, dark environment. A daily wash with a mild soap, like Castille Soap, that includes tea tree oil will greatly reduce or eliminate vaginal itching. The anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties of tea tree oil help to kill off bacteria and fungus before they can cause itching or more serious conditions.

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The Healing Effects of Tea Tree Oil,How to Safely and Effectively Use Tea Tree Oil?

Tea Tree oil is derived from the leaves of the Melaleuca Alternifolia tree. It has been harvested and used for medicinal purposes as far back as the 1700’s. Tea Tree oil is unique because it has the ability to combat bacterial, fungal and viral infections. A natural infection fighter with properties that also boost the immune system, Tea Tree oil can be used to treat anything from acne to a yeast infection. Today you can find Tea Tree oil in everything from toothpaste to dog shampoo.

What makes tea tree oil so popular? It is 100% natural and does not have the side effects of some of the products that modern medicine has produced today. You can safely treat skin infections and abrasions but it should never be taken internally. Their have been some cases of allergic reactions but they have been very limited.

How can you safely use Tea Tree oil in your family medicine cabinet?

Skin Infections and Rashes
Tea Tree Oil can be applied directly to the skin to treat minor cuts, burns, infected
toenails, acne and sunburn. Apply a couple of drops directly to the infected area up to
three times a day.

Congestion and Colds
Put two drops of Tea Tree oil in a pot of steaming water. Cover your head with a towel and
inhale the steam for 5-10 minutes. This is great for chest congestion, bronchitis or
fighting the common cold.

Yeast Infections
If you have never had a yeast infection, you should see your Dr. to confirm a
diagnosis before proceeding. To treat the yeast infection, put a few drops of the Tea
Tree oil into a douche and use daily until symptoms are no longer present. You may
also administer by coating a tampon with KY Jelly and then a few drops of tea tree
oil. The coating of KY Jelly will prohibit the Tea Tree oil from being absorbed into
the cotton of the tampon.

Putting 2-3 drops of Tea Tree oil into a warm bath is a great way to alleviate the joint
pain associated with arthritis. The joint pain can also be treated with a direct
application of the tea tree oil. If irritation occurs mix a few drops of almond oil with
the tea tree oil before applying to the skin.

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Herbals:Natural and Alternative Acne Cures

The following is a list of alternative acne cures that are reputed to work wonders. You may need to try a few before you discover what works best for your unique skin's needs.

Crush Aspirin and add a little bit of Tea Tree Oil or Aloe Vera Gel (or a bit of water if you don't have the ingredients). You may want to heat this just a bit to dissolve the aspirin. Either apply directly to problem areas, or add more tea tree oil and aloe to make a mask. This will help cure in a short time, and remove the redness immediately.

Tea Tree Oil :
Wash face (or problem area) with a mild soap, and apply a thin layer of Tea Tree Oil. Let remain overnight.

Aloe Vera Gel :
Apply topically two to three times daily. This has a natural 'drying' effect, so you may need a light, oil-free moisturizer.

Evening Primrose Oil :
Dab directly on pimples one-three times daily. You can buy the oil alone, or the capsules and use by punching a hole through and squeezing the gelatin coating.

Witch Hazel with Boric Acid:
A few sources also proclaim that mixing Witch Hazel with Boric Acid will cure any skin breakouts. The exact recipe for mixing and application, however, varies greatly.

Milk Thistle and Aloe Vera:
Take 200mg of Milk Thistle and 1 capsule of Aloe Vera per day.

Eucalyptus Aromatherapy Oil.
Diluted with water and applied to problem areas, Eucalyptus oil is a big favorite among many.

Apple Cider Vinegar:
Take one to three tablespoons internally per day and/or apply directly to acne-prone areas.

Mashed Garlic:
Mash garlic and apply to body acne. It will burn, so do not apply to face and do not leave it on. Remove and clean skin after a few minutes. It also helps to eat garlic, or take garlic capsules.

Hydrogen Peroxide:
Apply to clean skin twice or more daily. Do not remove.

Apply and leave on any problem area overnight. Dries acne and kills germs.

Dab on pimples and leave overnight.

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Cure Acne with Tea,more herbs tea

Use burdock to reduce or eliminate your acne by brewing a cup of burdock tea and letting it cool. Once cooled use the burdock tea to wash your face, back, or other body part that is affected by acne. Burdock can also be used to treat eczema, psoriais, and canker sores. The roots and seeds of burdock are the most valuable parts of this herb.

Dandelions are the most hated weed. Many of us go to extreme lengths to rid our lawns of dandelions. However, this bright yellow weed is an herbal wonder. The benefits of dandelion tea are not limited to reducing and eliminating acne. Dandelion tea also aids digestion, reduces the effects of rheumatism, and reduces your risk of breast cancer. Despite all these medicinal benefits dandelion does not have any toxic side effects.

Echinacea is well known for its immune boosting properties. However, many studies have shown that echinacea is also effective in the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, and acne. If possible echinacea should be purchased in freeze dried form. Echinacea becomes ineffective when mixed with alcohol. There is little to no chance of toxic side effects when using echinacea to reduce or eliminate acne.

There are four types of ginseng; American, Chinese, Korean, and Siberian. Each type of ginseng is equally effective for treating acne and all four types of ginseng have little to no side effects in most individuals. People who tend to be nervous or "high strung" may find that ginseng increases feelings of nervousness. If you tend to be warm you will want to avoid Siberian ginseng, instead use American ginseng. If you tend to be cold you will want to avoid American ginseng and instead use Siberian ginseng. Ginseng is most effective when cultivated after five or six years so look for labels that state that the ginseng is "aged" or "mature".

Gotu Kola
Gotu kola is effective in reducing or eliminating acne by reducing toxins within the body and by shrinking the appearance of already present zits and pimples. Gotu kola does have a mild diuretic effect, so be sure to increase your water intake when using gotu kola to reduce or eliminate acne.

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Herbs & Their Preparation FAQ

Modern medicine regards cancer as a localised disease expressed in the form of a tumour. Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are treatments aimed at the removal or destruction of such tumours and cancerous cells. If this viewpoint is indeed true, it means that after such successful medical treatments, we should not expect any more tumour growth.

Unfortunately, most cancer patients know that this is far from the truth. Dr. Karl Poehlmann wrote, Every therapy that only aims at the destruction of the tumour must be unsuccessful in the long run. To every thinking person it is quite clear that cancer producing "therapies" like radiation and more so chemotherapy cannot possibly work. Dr. Ulrich Abel of University of Heidelberg, in his book Chemotherapy of Advanced Epithelial Cancer, evaluated all available medical statistics until 1995 about chemotherapy and concluded that positive results (excepting, of course pharmaceutical company profits) are at best wishful thinking or "correlated statistics".

Complementary healing methods regards cancer as a general disease of the body and the tumour as only a symptom. Cancer is a result of the accumulation of toxins in the body. As such, the first and important healing treatment for cancer is to detoxify the body, not adding in more poison! In addition, we must avoid the further addition of toxins into the body system by practising a proper and healthy diet.

Based on these views, Cancer Care Therapy has advocated the use of herbs for healing and the eating of proper healthy food. In addition, there is the need to strengthen the body’s immune system. A strengthened and cleansed body shall then be able to heal itself. The herb used in CA Care Therapy are formulated with these views in mind and with the main aim of healing the whole person.

Herbal Teas Formulated by CA Care
How to prepare the herbal teas?
How to schedule the intake of herbal teas?

Herbal Teas Formulated by CA Care

Most cancer patients who came to us are medically written-off cases. They have exhausted all avenues of modern medical treatments. So, in addition to detoxifying the body, we have to alleviate many other discomforts like pain, severe weakness, severe coughs with excessive phlegm or breathlessness, constipation (often, morphine-induced), ascites, distended abdomen, edema, etc. We have formulated herbal teas to provide relief and healing of such problems.

The following are some of the herbs provided by us.

Herbs for Detoxification

Capsule A This consists of a mixture of herbs for general cancer. All cancer patients are to take two capsules, three to four times per day, preferably on empty stomach. If the patient has gastric problems these capsules are to be taken after food. The function of Capsule A is to detoxify the body system.

Capsule B This consists of a mixture of herbs which is taken together with (in addition to) Capsule A with honey water, for persons with liver problems or suffering from liver cancer. As with Capsule A, Capsule B is taken three to four times per day.

deTox Tea, C-Tea and LL-Tea These are herbal teas and we recommend that a person drinks one to two litres per day. Take this tea as your daily drinking water. The function of this tea is for general cleansing of the body. DeTox is for those with NPC, prostate and bladder cancer; and also people with urinary problems in general. C-Tea is for those with various cancers while LL-Tea is specifically for those with liver cancer and leukemia.

Herbs for Pain

Pain is the most common problem experienced by cancer patients. The pain can be due to inflammation, a tumour, or the tumour pressing on the the nerves or organs. Tumour metabolites can sometimes stimulate the nerves and muscles or joints to cause pain. The basic dictum of Chinese medicine is that, If there is pain, there is no free flow, if there is no free flow, there is pain. Lack of free flow could be due to stagnation or stasis, thus obstructing the flow of qi and blood. Deficiency of qi may also result in poor blood circulation. This can also cause pain. A few herbal mixtures have been formulated to help patients who are in pain.

Pain Tea This herbal mixture does not contain any pain killer. It relieves pain by promoting blood circulation. Depending on severity, Pain Tea can be taken one to six times per day. Prepare the tea per instructions found at the top of the box. Initially, patients can gradually decrease the intake of pain killers or morphine when they start taking our herbs. In many cases, after taking Pain Tea, patients do not have to take morphine or pain killers any more. They do not have to continue taking the Pain Tea once the pain is completely gone. Pain Tea actually heals the pain.

Pain Solution This herbal mixture is steeped in Chinese wine and is usually recommended for those in need of quick relief from pain. It is for external use only. The solution is applied onto the painful part of the body.

Herbs for Coughs

A cough is not a disease. It is a symptom of lung disorder or the dysfunction of the internal organs i.e., internal injuries of the spleen and kidneys. Such impairment could lead to accumulation of fluid, phlegm and fire. Depending on the syndrome, patients are to take the appropriate herbal cough mixtures.

Cough No. 1 is for dry, long standing coughs with little mucous. Sometimes the sputum can be blood-tinged. There is dryness in the mouth and throat and feverish sensations in the palms and soles.

Cough No. 3 is for coughs producing yellow, thick and sticky sputum. Sometimes, the patient may feel fullness in the chest, has shortness of breath and may experience nausea or vomiting.

Cough No. 5 is for coughs producing thick, sticky, white phlegm. There may be fullness in the chest, nausea or headache and dizziness.

Cough No. 6 is generally for elderly persons who have productive coughs with shortness of breath, chest upset or indigestion. The sputum is whitish and foamy.

Cough No. 11 is for non-productive coughs with an itchy feeling in the throat. The patient is with or without chill or fever.

Cough No. 12 is for those with phlegm that seems to be stuck in the throat and is difficult to expectorate.

Herbs for Constipation

Constipation refers to difficulty in passing stools. This could be due to excess internal heat leading to dry intestines. Weakness of the body is another cause of constipation and in this case, the stools are not necessarily dry or hard. Most cancer patients suffer from constipation. Their stools are dry and bowels are moved only once in several days. These patients usually produce small amounts of deep yellow urine. Elderly patients generally have difficulty in passing stools although there is an urge to defecate.

Herbs for Phlegm and Fluid Retention

Retention of phlegm and fluid leads to excessive water in certain parts of the body resulting in swelling, bloatedness and ascites. Phlegm is thick and turbid while fluid is clear and thin. Chinese medical scholars are of the opinion that phlegm and retained fluid were of the same origin, holding that fluid is the initial form of phlegm. The cause is the malfunction of the spleen leading to disorder of the transportation, transformation and distribution of the body fluid. This disorder is manifested in various symptoms. Ascities is the internal accumulation of fluid, especially in the peritoneal cavity, causing the abdomen to swell. Edema is the accumulation of fluid in the subcutaneous tissues expressed by puffiness of the head, face, eyelids, limbs, abdomen, back and scrotum. It is a result of malfunctions of the heart, liver and kidney. Abdominal distension is the enlargement of the abdomen accompanied by dark yellow coloration of the skin or visible superficial veins on its surface.

Ascities Tea Many cancer patient suffer from ascities. The medical answer to this problem is to puncture the abdominal cavity and draw out the fluid. In severe cases, this has to be done as often as once every few days. An alternative to surgical intervention is to take Ascites Tea, one to three times per day and experience the amazing results!

Edema-Upper Tea is for the swelling of the face, hands and other upper parts of the body.

Edema-Lower Tea is for the swelling of the legs and the lower parts of the body.

Abdominal Distension Tea is for the tight and hardened enlargement of the abdomen. In severe cases, the tea can be taken two to three times per day.

Lung Phlegm Tea is for those in which there is fluid or phlegm in the lungs resulting in laboured or difficult breathing.

Herbs for Strengthening Body Resistance

Most cancer patients who come to us are generally weak or exhausted. The use of proper herbs to increase body resistance and body vitality is recommended.

Chemo-Tea Those who are currently on chemotherapy generally benefit from taking this tea. It strengthens the body, reduces nausea and vomiting and encourages appetite.

Radio-Tea is especially formulated for those who are currently undergoing radiotherapy. It strengthens the body, encourages appetite and helps in blood formation.

Appetite Tea helps in restoring appetite.

Vomiting Tea helps those who experience problems of nausea and vomiting.

T & E Tea for patients who tumours in their body and or lack energy.

Herbs for Specific Cancers

In addition to taking Capsule A or Capsule A and Capsule B for liver cases, and deTOX, C-Tea and LL Tea, we have formulated various teas for specific cancers.

Brain Tea for brain cancer.

Bone Tea for bone cancer.

Breast Cancer Teas:
Breast L are for those with fixed or movable hard mammary masses;
Breast M are for those exhibiting metastasis or who have suffered relapses after chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Cervical Tea for cervical cancer

Fibroid Tea - GY6 This is not a cancer tea. We have formulated this tea for benign lumps in the reproductive organs.

GI 1 and GI 2 Tea are for colon and rectal cancer.

Leukemia Tea for leukemia.

Lung 1 and Lung 2 Teas for lung cancer.

Liver-P Tea for liver cancer and various hepatitis.

Lymphoma 1 and Lymphoma 2 Tea for cancer of the lymph nodes

NPC 1, NPC 2 and NPC Phlegm Teas are for nasopharyngeal cancer.

Throat & Oesophagus Tea for throat and oesophagus cancer.

Tougue 1 and Tougue 2 for tongue cancer.

Prostate Cancer Teas:
Prostate A is for prostate cancer.
Prostate B is for those with sporadic urination or possible urinary obstruction, low abdominal fullness and pain in the back.

Stomach Tea for stomach cancer.

Utero-Ovary Tea for uterine cancer.

Herbs for Miscellaneous Problems

Blood-in-Urine Tea for those who pass out blood in the urine.

Stomach Function Tea for those with gas or flatulence, feeling of fullness of the stomach, nausea, vomiting and acid regurgitation; for those who experience pains that change positions around the abdominal area.

Hiccup Tea is for those who suffer from unceasing hiccups.

Blood-in-Stool Tea is for those who pass out blood in the stools.

Jaundice Teas:
Jaundice Heat for jaundiced conditions with heatiness symptoms.

Jaundice Cold for jaundiced conditions with cold symptoms.

Art-Rhu Capsule is for those with general arthritic joint pains and rheumatism.

Menopause Capsule is for women who are going through menopause and experience menopausal symptoms like, hot flashes, insomnia, bodily discomfort and so forth.

PMS Capsule is for those who find themselves experience premenstrual symptoms such as being easily irritated and angry; bloated abdomen, tenderness of breasts, cravings for certain foods, etc.

Flu Teas:
Heat Flu is for those who are having flu, with hot breaths, feverish and produce yellow phlegm. Their urine is of a deeper yellow coloration.
Cold Flu is for those who are having flu, with aversion to cold. The urine is normally of very light coloration. The phlegm is normally white or colorless.

Insomnia Tea is for those who could not sleep at night.

PS Solution is an oil steeped with herbs, used to reduce swellings and pains. It is for external application only.

How to prepare the herbal teas?
Instructions and tips on how to prepare and take the herbal teas:

Tips for preparation:

You will need a cooking pot (glass, clay or stainless steel) for preparation of tea. Choose one that is big enough to prevent boiling over.

To save time spent in kitchen preparing the teas, you may boil more than one herbal tea at the same time. In this case you will need two or more pots and stoves. All teas must be boiled separately, strained and kept in separate thermos flasks.

The teas are to be taken separately, at separate times (preferably at least 1 -2 hours apart). Before the appropriate time to take the prepared herbal tea, pour out the tea into a cup to allow it to cool to a comfortable temperature for drinking.

Do not keep the tea overnight. It may turn sour.

Instructions for preparing various teas may differ. Please follow the instructions given at the top of the box. Below are some tips and general instructions for the preparation of the various herbs.

deTox Tea, C-Tea and LL-Tea

How to prepare: The amount of tea to use is stated on the label. Boil tea in 1 litre water. When water boils, lower flame and simmer for about 25 minutes. Turn off the flame and allow sediments to settle. Sieve tea into a thermos flask to keep for drinking.

We recommend that you drink 1 or 2 litres of tea per day. Drink tea throughout the day as drinking water. When you have finished the tea, you may drink water as usual.

Other Herbal Teas:

How to prepare: The amount of tea to use is stated on the label. Generally you need to use 6 Tablespoonfuls (heap) tea to 3 cups (1 cup about 230 – 250 ml) water in a cooking pot. Put to boil without covering the pot. Use medium flame when water starts boiling. Continue boiling until about 1 cup water is left. Strain the tea. You can discard the debris or reboil it to make another cup of tea to drink later. Allow tea to cool down (warm) before consuming.

Drink on type of at a time. Give an hour or two, before you take the next tea. If you find the taste in your mouth is unpleasand, munch a small piece of fruit after consuming tea. That will help, but do not take sweets or artificial sweeteners.

Pain Tea:

How to prepare: Add 3 Tablespoonful (heap) tea to 3 cups (1 cup about 230 – 250 ml) water in a cooking pot. Put to boil as described earlier.

Tips: Pain Tea can also be boiled with another herbal tea (e.g., Brain, Bone, Breast, Cervical, Lung, Liver P, Lymphoma, Prostate, Stomach, Utero-Ovary, Ascites, Abdominal Distension, etc.). This saves preparation time. In this case, use 3 Tablespoons of Pain Tea + 6 Tablespoons of any tea into 3 or 4 cups water and boil down to 1 cup. Note that only Pain Tea can be mixed with other teas. Other teas need to be boiled separately.

Example of preparation of herbal teas

Patient taking Breast M, Liver P, Ascites and 5 times of Pain Tea per day.

1. 6 Tablespoons Breast M + 3 Tablespoons of Pain Tea: Boil as described above.

2. 6 Tabolespoons of Liver P + 3 Tablespoons of Pain Tea: Boil as described above.

3. 6 Tablespoons of Ascites + 3 Tablespoons of Pain Tea: Boil as described above.

4. Patient needs to take 2 more doses of Pain Tea: Add 6 (3+3) Tablespoons Pain to 6 cups water and boil as described above. Boil until 2 cups. Take one cup of Pain Tea at a time.

More tips: Sometimes patient takes finds it difficult to drink too much teas. In such a situation, the teas can be concentrated by boiling longer to reduce the volume to ¾ or ½ a cup instead of 1 cup.

How to schedule the intake of herbal teas?

Take for example a patient who is prescribed:

1. Capsule A + B, 2 + 2 capsules three times a day. Note: Capsule A+B need to be taken with honey water. In this case use a half-teaspoon of honey in warm water and drink it together with the capsules. If you are only taking Capsule A, then it is not necessary to drink with honey water.

2. LL-tea, drink as drinking water.

3. Breast M tea, once a day.

4. Liver P tea, once a day.

5. Ascites tea, once a day.

6. Pain tea, 3 times a day.

You may plan your schedule as below:


Wake up: Take 2 cap A + 2 cap B with honey water, on empty stomach. If you have gastric problem, take capsules after breakfast. Honey is for medicinal purpose. Do not replace with sugar.

Mid-morning, ONE hours after breakfast. Take Breast M + Pain teas.


ONE HOUR before or after lunch: Take 2 cap A + 2 cap B with honey water.

Mid-afternoon: Ascites + Pain teas.


Late evening ONE hour before dinner. Liver P + Pain Teas.

Before going to bed: Take 2 cap A + 2 cap B with honey water.

The above schedule is just an example. You don't have to strictly follow the suggestion. Please make your own schedule that suits your circumstances.

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Constipation Home Remedies and Treatment Tips

Constipation is the infrequent and difficult passage of stool. Passing one or more soft, bulky stools every day is a desirable goal. While troublesome, constipation is not usually a serious disorder.

However, there may be other underlying problems causing constipation and, therefore, testing is often recommended. The cause of each of these "types" of constipation probably is different, and the approach to each should be tailored to the specific type of constipation. Constipation can also alternate with diarrhea. This pattern is more commonly considered as part of the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). At the extreme end of the constipation spectrum is fecal impaction, a condition in which stool hardens in the rectum and prevents the passage of any stool.

Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the United States. More than 4 million Americans have frequent constipation, accounting for 2.5 million physician visits a year. Those reporting constipation most often are women and adults ages 65 and older. Pregnant women may have constipation, and it is a common problem following childbirth or surgery. Most people, it is normal for bowel movements to occur from three times a day to three times a week; other people may go a week or more without experiencing discomfort or harmful effects. Normal bowel habits are affected by diet. The average American diet includes 12 to 15 grams of fiber per day, although 25 to 30 grams of fiber and about 60 to 80 ounces of fluid daily are recommended for proper bowel function. Exercise is also beneficial to proper function of the colon.

Most cases of constipation are caused by a low fiber diet or dehydration. Constipation is most common in children and older people, and affects women more than men. One in 200 women have severe, continuous constipation and it is most common before a period and in pregnancy. Constipation in children often occurs if they hold back bowel movements when they aren't ready for toilet training or are afraid of it. Severe cases ("fecal impaction") may feature symptoms of bowel obstruction (vomiting, very tender abdomen) and "paradoxical diarrhea", where soft stool from the small intestine bypasses the impacted matter in the colon.Constipation in children can lead to soiling (enuresis and encopresis).

Home Remedies and Treatment Tips of Constipation

1.Every morning when you wake up, eat two apples. Bite them with the teeth instead of using a knife to cut them into slices.

2.Drink a glass of water with a teaspoonful of honey in it at night before going to bed.

3.The best and simplest medicine is to drink a glass of lemon juice in water with a pinch of salt in it. This will treat any kind of constipation that may be present.

4.Guava when eaten with seeds provides roughage to diet can give relief from constipation.

5.Natural remedy for constipation is to add a little extra sugar or some honey a glass of milk. Drink twice a day

6.Try One tablespoonful of corn syrup added to 8oz of water to cure constipation.

7.Ayurvedic medicine for constipation is Triphala Churna. It is a powder made by grinding three kinds of herbs. A teaspoon of this powder taken with warm water or milk at the time going to bed is beneficial.

8.Ginger tea is a great home remedy for constipation. It helps start bowel movement.

9.Drink a glass of warm water early in the morning, walk around for a while, and then visit the toilet.

10 Eat a lot of raw salads and green vegetables. Drink plenty of water, but not immediately before or after a meal.

11.Have a glass of warm water with fresh lime in the morning.

12.Spinach cooked with green onion stalks, are very good for clearing the bowels.
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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):Asian Ginseng And American Ginseng

Traditional Chinese Medicine Views the Two Ginsengs Very Differently.
Sharing a name but used in disparate ways, both ginsengs are common in Chinese herbal medicine. Understand the different ginsengs to know which is most likely to help you
Herbal ginseng supplements are everywhere. Ginseng root has been touted as a general health and immune system stimulant. Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) and American ginseng (Panacis quinquefolii) are both used in Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine but each has very specific properties. One ginseng may be better for an individual than the other, depending on personal health problems.

The product sold as Siberian ginseng is actually a very distantly related plant, Eleutherococcus senticosus. It will not be discussed here, as it is not routinely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Asian Ginseng
True ginseng, known as Ren Shen, is found in many of the oldest and most basic Chinese herbal formulas. It is a Qi tonic that strengthens the Lungs, Spleen and Stomach. People suffering from chronic diarrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome might benefit from taking Asian ginseng. This ginseng is also used in treating diabetes, called wasting and thirsting in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Asian ginseng can be used in the aftermath of illnesses with high fever and profuse sweating. It should not, however, be taken during such an illness as it may ‘tonify the disease’ rather than the patient. Because it functions as an immune supplement, Asian ginseng should not be taken constantly. A two-month course of Asian ginseng should be followed by at least two weeks without taking any.

Asian ginseng may be contraindicated for people with Yin Deficiency signs such as night sweats, hot palms and soles, insomnia and lots of nervous energy.

Overdose symptoms include headache, high blood pressure, insomnia and palpitations. In China, mung bean soup is used to treat overdose symptoms.

Korean ginseng, also called red ginseng or Hong Shen, is cultivated Asian ginseng which is steam cured. Most ginseng used today is cultivated as overharvesting has made the wild plant scarce.

American Ginseng
Xi Yang Shen, or American ginseng, is used in cases of Yin Deficiency where heat signs prevail. Night sweats, hot hands and feet, insomnia and nervousness may be eased with this herb. American ginseng benefits the Lungs, Heart and Kidneys.

Unlike Asian ginseng, which is warming, American ginseng is cooling. As can be seen, the two herbs work in very different ways, but they can be complementary for people with both Yin and Qi Deficiency as they would somewhat balance each other. Wild American ginseng is listed as Endangered by CITES since unregulated harvesting has eliminated the plant in many areas. When buying wild American ginseng, ensure that it has been sustainably harvested according to US Fish and Wildlife Service guidelines.

With the ready availability of herbal ginseng supplements, it is important to understand the types of ginseng and their healing properties to ensure that you are taking the right type of ginseng. It is important to remember when using herbal supplements that different people with different health issues will benefit from knowing which herbs are indicated for their situation.

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Ginseng in Chinese Medicine

Ginseng Imperial Tonic

In recent years Western culture has become increasingly interested in aspects of Asian culture and medicine. North Americans and Europeans have been won over to the healing effects of the Ginseng Root, which has been accepted in Asia for centuries. It is being taken as a tonic to enhance vitality, to increase stamina and to build up resistance to the psychological and physical stresses of modern life.

The curative powers of Ginseng are said to be unique in the way they affect the whole body. This harmony, expressed as the Chinese philosophy of yin and yang, is held to be essential to a healthy body, and a peaceful spirit. There are three main types of Ginseng. The properties of each Ginseng are quite different and their uses are not always interchangeable.

American Ginseng click here

Chinese Ginseng click here

Korean Ginseng click here

When on Ginseng therapy you should avoid drinking tea, eating turnips and avoid taking Iron supplements. When preparing foods and tonics with Ginseng you must avoid pots made of iron.

Research has even shown that Ginseng is effective in maintaining and even restoring the cells capacity to function and therefore may reduce a number of symptoms of old age. Ginseng root is rare and most highly regarded in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as precious herb. True Ginseng is costly, Wild Ginseng, more so. There are three principal kinds of true Ginseng. American, Chinese and Korean.

Western Medicine and Ginseng

Western medicine evaluates the effectiveness of Ginseng in a complementary way. The active ingredients in Ginseng are complex carbohydrates called saponins or ginsenosides. Individual ginsenosides appear to have separate effects. Whereas one particular ginsenoside stimulates the central nervous system, another may sedate the central nervous system. Other ginsenosides produce such effects as balancing metabolic processes, decreasing blood sugar, improving muscle tone, stimulating the endocrine system and maintaining proper hormone levels. Research has even shown that Ginseng is effective in maintaining and even restoring the cell's capacity to function and therefore may reduce a number of symptoms of old age. Ginseng root is rare and most highly regarded in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as precious herb. True Ginseng is costly, Wild Ginseng, more so...

Ginseng is a perennial herb normally growing 60-80 cm. in height. The root is fleshy and aromatic. The stem of the plant is erect, simple, rarely branches, has deep red leaves and has a fruit that is a small berry, again normally red in color. Today Ginseng is widely grown in northeastern China, Taiwan, North Korea, and the USA. The part of the Ginseng most widely used is the root, which is grayish white to amber yellow in color, with a wrinkled and furrowed surface. The taste is sweetish at first, with a bitter after taste.

Korean Ginseng is the most fiery or "hot", Chinese Ginseng is less fiery but still "hot" or "heaty", while American Ginseng is believed to have relaxing or "cooling" properties. All Ginseng's' strengthen and improve endurance.

Tienchi or Pseudo-ginseng sometimes referred to as "Siberian" or "Asian" Ginseng is not a true Ginseng, but a closely related plant with other beneficial properties than the true Ginseng's. Tienchi is said to be effective for some heart conditions and general pain relief.

Ginseng Combinations

Ginseng may be used by itself, in combination with other precious herbs including, Cordyceps and Wild American Ginseng, Chinese Ginseng -Royal Jelly Tonic and Deer Antler and Chinese Ginseng Tonic - a powerful anti-inflammatory for people experiencing fatigue. Ginseng also play a major part in many Chinese patent Medicines including Tien Wang Pu Hsin Tan - a famous combination often refereed to as "the King of Heaven Pills".

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Korean Ginseng in Chinese Medicine

Korean Ginseng
In Traditional Chinese Medicine Korean Ginseng is believed to have the strongest stimulating properties of all the Ginseng's. Korean Ginseng promotes blood circulation, tonifies Qi, thereby increasing immune function and invigorating the body. It strengthens the lungs and spleen, increases nutritive fluids, settles the mind, restores energy, sustains mental alertness, and improves the appetite and digestion.

It can be effective in helping the elderly or convalescents regain lost energy and build up physical strength after or during a serious illness. It is widely used in Asia and the West by people as HIV and AIDS, Cancer and other serious conditions. Women who have suffered heavy blood loss after childbirth can also benefit from Korean Ginseng. People prone to shortness of breath, irritability and over-perspiration may also find it useful.

Because of its ability to energize the body Korean Ginseng can also play an important part of an overall weigh reduction program.


Genuine Korean Ginseng is scarce because of the time-consuming and expensive method of cultivation required for production. After harvesting the Ginseng, the land used for cultivation should be left to rejuvenate for 10 years. As Korean Ginseng should be harvested after 7 years growth, it takes 17 years to get produce one batch of Korean Ginseng from one plot of land. Due to lack of farmland and manpower, fewer people are involved in Ginseng cultivation in Korea these days. It is believed that he older the Ginseng root, the stronger the texture, the better the quality, and the more effective its properties. Korean Ginseng is sweet and slightly bitter in taste.

The best Korean Ginseng is considered to be from Jiang Yuan Dao in Korea. Care has to be taken when purchasing Korean Ginseng as imitations have been found in the modern market. Some Ginseng's that claim to be Korean are in fact Japanese Hongshen - a different root. While Hongshen resembles Korean Ginseng in some respects, their properties are different, and the efficacy of Hongshen marginal when compared to the genuine product. Accept no substitutes if you choose to use this supplement try our Korean Ginseng, it's a quality product that is easy to use and prepare.


As a tonic mix one packet of Korean Ginseng with 6 oz of hot water. Take at breakfast time. Can also be served iced or with lemon or honey. Remember - Korean Ginseng is the "heatiest" of the Ginseng and care should be taken when using this product. Excessive use of Korean Ginseng has been known to lead to irritability and occasionally depression. One or two serving a day is the maximum suggested intake. Your health care practitioner can advise you.

It Is Important For You To Know...

It is important not to use "black" or "green" teas or take iron supplements, or cook or use iron implements, when taking Chinese or Korean Ginseng. Herbal infusions sometimes commonly described as "teas" such as Gingko Tea and Camomile and Mint Teas are OK and may be useful part of an overall program. Your health practitioner can advise you.

This above information is translated from the statements provided by the manufacturer and has not been evaluated by the FDA. Remember that you should always see your health practitioner to diagnose and prescribe treatment for any medical condition.

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Chinese Ginseng in Chinese Medicine

Chinese Ginseng is well known in Tradition Chinese Medicine (TCM) for its exceptional revitalizing properties. Chinese Ginseng can improve digestion, calm the mind, sustain alertness and restore strength and energy levels after an illness. Chinese Ginseng is becoming very popular in the West and has gained wide acceptance as an effective supplement and complimentary program in many situations. Ginseng is part of a program of supplements used by both the Russian and NASA space crews.

Chinese Ginseng is thought to be effective for treating serious exhaustion or fatigue, anemia, heart weakness, impotence and women's menstrual problems that result from a lack of Qi of "life energy" and blood in Traditional Chinese medicine.

Taken regularly, Chinese Ginseng keeps the body in good health and is believed in Traditional Chinese Medicine to promote resistance to infections and other diseases, physical strength and longevity. Chinese Ginseng also tonifies the lungs and spleen, promotes the secretion of body fluids and relieves mental stress. The full benefits of Ginseng therapy should become apparent after two to three month of a daily program.

Details and Background

The most valuable Chinese Ginseng is the wild type that thrives in the remote mountains and dense forests in the Northeast China, notably those from the Chang Bai Mountains and Ji Lin Province. Others growth of this famous root are also useful and mire economical.

These places have the optimum amount of moisture, temperature and a unique soil quality for the Ginseng's optimum growth. The efficacy of Chinese Ginseng is thought to improve with age, and the older the root, the more efficacious its effect. It is quite common in Asia for those who can afford to obtain it to buy a 300 - 500-year-old root costing several thousand dollars. In some parts of Asia individuals have been known to spend over $US50, 000 for one root weighing less than 500 grams. The older roots are considered to encourage longevity.

Chinese Ginseng was an Imperial Herb, and as such their use was limited to the Emperor and his chosen connections. Other people found in possession of Wild Ginseng without permission were severely punished, and some were even executed. This was because, Wild Ginseng was one of a handful of herbs, including Lingzhi that was thought to have the ability able to reawaken and use an ancestors primal energy, (yuan chi), an inherited energy source from previous generations.

TCM offers several products that include Chinese Ginseng. Chinese Ginseng with Royal Jelly is available as a Special Offer at a deeply discounted price on regular basis. Chinese Ginseng with Deer Antler Ginseng is a rare and famous anti-inflammatory product, that is believed to be especially useful for Rheumatism and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME). Royal Jelly with Ginseng Tablets and other Patent Chinese Medicines including Wei Zhi Bao, and Tien and Wang Pu Hsin Tan, or "King of Heaven Pills" also contain varying amount of this valuable root.

It Is Important For You To Know.

It is important not to use "black" or "green" teas or take iron supplements, or cook or use iron implements, when taking Chinese or Korean Ginseng. Herbal infusions sometimes commonly described as "teas" such as Gingko Tea and Chamomile and Mint Teas are OK and may be useful part of an overall program. Your health practitioner can advise you.

Remember that you should always see a health practitioner to diagnose and prescribe a treatment program for any serious lines or medical condition.

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american ginseng in chinese medicine

American Ginseng
American Ginseng Is a type of Ginseng originally found in North America. China is currently one the worlds largest exporter of American Ginseng products. Compared with Asian Ginseng's, American Ginseng is appreciated In Traditional Chines Medicine (TCM) for its "cooling" or calming - yet revitalizing properties. American Ginseng is also thought to be effective in promoting the secretion of body fluids. American Ginseng is an ideal supplement for those seeking a calming and restorative long term supplement.

TCM Alternatives offers four American Ginseng products: American Ginseng Tea, American Ginseng Royal Tonic, American Ginseng Capsules, and American Ginseng with Tienchi.

A Busy Life..

Those who lead a busy life, especially those doing a lot of mental work, should use American Ginseng on a regular basis to harmonize the body and maintain good health.

It is especially helpful for, urban dwellers. People who smoker, or who are prone to fatigue or irritability may also find this product useful. It is good for chronic coughs because of its soothing effect on lungs. American Ginseng has also been used with success in Traditional Chinese Medicine in some cases of helping people with the effects of detoxifying from the effects substance abuse.


In modern China, American Ginseng is frequently called ‘‘Green Gold"' due to its therapeutic value. Like all Ginseng's, those growing wild are the best, and the most expensive. American Ginseng reduces "heatiness", quenches thirst and restores energy levels and has a calming or "cooling" effect on the systems of the body. TCM Alternatives offer both cultivated and wild American Ginseng products.

A potent mixture of American Ginseng and Tienchi, a formula that uniquely combines the renowned pain relieving qualities of Tienchi with the soothing effect of American Ginseng. An elegant combination. Click here...

American Ginseng in TCM

American Ginseng is considered a yin tonic, whereas the Asian Ginseng's are Qi or stimulating tonics. Alternate Pin Yin names (the western alphabet for Mandarin) for American Ginseng include Si Yangshen and Paoshen.

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13 Health Benefits of Green Tea

13 Health Benefits of Green Tea
Arina Nikitina

Green tea has been enjoyed by people in China and Japan for
thousands of years. Over the time it has become widely
known in the West.

A lot of people nowadays have heard that green tea benefits
the overall health, but not a lot know why exactly. And
believe me after I've learned all the health benefits of
green tea, I get completely different feeling every time I
drink it. I not only enjoy the taste of it but I also get
the moral satisfaction knowing that I am doing something
right and extremely healthy for my body. I want you to have
exactly the same feeling I have, so here are the benefits
that you get while sipping delicious cup of tea.

Green tea contains anti-oxidants that:

1. Helps to prevent cancer.
The is some strong evidence that green tea included in you
every day diet can reduce bladder, colon, esophageal,
pancreas, rectum, and stomach cancer up to 60%. An
antioxidant known as "epigallocatechin gallate" (EGCG for
short) is at least 100 more times more effective than
vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E at
protecting cells from harmful influence.

The amazing thing about it that EGCG it not only inhibits
the growth of new cancer cells it also kills some of the
existing cancer sells without harming the healthy ones.

2. Lowers "bad" cholesterol (known as LDL) and improves the
ratio of "good" cholesterol (known as HDL). It explains why
tea-drinkers can eat almost twice the foods containing
cholesterol as those who don't drink green tea, but still
have an equal cholesterol count.

3. Stops the unnatural formation of blood cloth which if
not taken care of will cause thrombosis. It takes on added
importance if you consider that thrombosis is one of the
main causes of strokes and heart attacks.

4. Reduces high blood pressure by repressing angiotensin II
which causes constriction of the blood vessels causing high
blood pressure.

5. Lowers blood sugar (polyphenols and polysaccharides are
the two main antioxidants are especially effective in
lowering blood sugar). That helps prevent and relieve
type-two diabetes.

6. Protects liver against toxins like alcohol and chemicals
in cigarette smoke.

7. Promotes oral health by suppress the process of plaque
formation and destroys the bacteria that forms plaque. It
also destroys bacteria that causes bad breath, so after
eating something sweet I suggest you drink a cup of green

8. Destroys free radicals that cause aging.

9. Boosts your immune system function (because of its high
concentration of polyphenols and flaveboids).

10. Possess antibacterial and antiviral properties. Recent
studies show that green tea inhibits the spread of disease,
speeds up recovery from cold and flu. It also kills seven
strains of food poisoning bacteria including clostridium,
botulus and staphylococcus (which makes it a good treatment
for diarrhea).

11. Helps your body to maintain healthy fluid balance and
relieve fatigue and stress often caused by dehydration.

12. Blocks main receptors that produce allergic reactions.

13. Stimulates metabolism, calorie burning process and is
wildly being used as an important part of a healthy diet.

It is important to know that black tea, even though it
comes from the same plant as a green tea, will not give you
the same benefits. Black tea during fermentation process
loses most of its medical benefits.

The best way to preserve all the disease-fighting
nutrition is to drink your tea freshly brewed. All the
decaffeinated, ready-to-drink bottled or instant teas will
give you very little of natural health compounds. It is
better to let your tea steep for about 4-5 minutes before
drinking it.

I hope that after reading this article you will include a
cup of green tea in your daily ratio. After all it is a
rare case when something that good for our health can be
also that delicious.

Arina Nikitina is the owner of the website, where you'll find a lot of free
information about green tea, learn how green tea can
benefit to your health and how it can help you lose weight.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Herbal:The Colon Cleansing Naturally

Nature intended for your colon to eliminate waste material and bacteria and absorb water and mineral salts while maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance. A colon that cannot perform these functions properly, due to impacted fecal matter creates extra toxins that spread across the body through the absorbed fluids.

Many health problems, including abdominal pain, constipation and lack of energy, can be related to an unhealthy bowel caused partly or largely by eating and drinking products that form a lot of built up waste inside the colon. People consume large amounts of toxic substances daily, including caffeine, sugar, white flour, aspartame, microwave-cooked food, hydrogenated fats and deep fried foods, which results in pounds of unwanted matter forming in colon.

To get rid of these unwanted accumulations colon cleansing is a natural and easy way. There are many colon cleaning changes you can introduce to your lifestyle that you can try right away.

To start the colon cleansing process, you must make certain amendments to your diet. Our diet is generally now full of food which has been changed in many ways from what nature intended. Improvements in nutrition often bring adequate results alone, and the colon starts cleansing naturally. To begin colon cleansing, you must take adequate amounts of fiber, 25-30 grams daily, dissolved in water or in food.

Drinking water is essential for a healthy colon. To stimulate the natural peristaltic action, a person should drink half of his or her weight in ounces of pure non-carbonated water. For example, if your weight is 150 pounds, you should drink 75 ounces of water, which is approximately 2 liters. If you drink enough water and consume a sufficient amount of fiber, your colon will restore its function over time.

Herbs are the great way to perform a mild colon cleansing. Herbal colon cleanse recipes help in removing fecal matter, prevent toxin formation, kill the harmful bacteria and parasites, and improve the function of colon muscles to promote natural and regular bowel movements.

Herbs used in the traditional colon cleansing recipes have been tested for centuries. Basically all herbs in colon cleansing recipes have liver cleansing and cathartic actions. Aloe leaf, senna, cascara sagrada, ginger, and cayenne pepper help eliminate impurities from the colon by stimulating bowel movements. Every herbal colon cleanse recipe includes some sort of a bitter plant that promotes bile flow to cleanse the liver, for example, barberry which stimulates liver and gall bladder. Fennel and garlic have purifying action on the colon bacteria, as they help killing harmful bacteria. These two plants also prevent gas formation.

You can buy colon cleansing herbs in most health stores, follow the instructions on the labels carefully. Many great colon cleansing teas are sold in ready to use packets. Use these in moderation to prevent too frequent bowel movements that can dehydrate you. With time and experience you will learn more and will be ready to make adjustments, increasing or decreasing the herbs according to the desired result.

When performing colon cleanse as a course, continue taking a fiber with your meals in form of wheat germ, oat bran, or rice bran cereals for breakfast. The more lifestyle changes you perform, eating healthy food such as fruit, vegetables, good supplements, and drinking enough water, the more success you will have in returning your colon to a healthy state.

Kathryn recommends signing up for the free colon cleanse and detox newsletter and for additional colon health information take a look at our book.

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For Handy Massage Hints and Tips

If you feel worried about giving a full body massage, then start off by just trying a back massage. The more you practice, the more confident you will feel. You can introduce other body parts at your own speed.

Never give a massage when you are in a bad mood. Your partner will pick up on this and start to feel equally bad!

Make sure that neither of you are wearing any jewellery nor glasses, as this only gets in the way. Long hair should be tied up as best it can because that really is a pain!

Never pour the massage oil directly onto the other person. Instead, pour a small amount into your hand and rub hands together. This warms the oil and makes it easier to spread evenly on the skin.

I always touch the other person's arm with the back of my hand before I start a massage. This is so that they know the temperature to expect. This is a really good thing to do if you have cold hands!

Never break contact with the client during a massage. A massage should always flow and have a certain rhythm. If you are ever in doubt of what move you are meant to be doing-effleurage. This will keep the rhythm and give you a chance to remember!

Generally, any move towards the heart should be firm, whereas strokes away from the heart should be light.

The speed at which you massage will determine the effect. A slow massage will be relaxing. A very slow, deliberate massage will be erotic. A fast massage will be invigorating.

Use the whole of your body when giving a massage (I don't mean that literally!) Use your body weight to exert more pressure, lean into the movement. Sway with the movement. You may feel silly when you first start to do this but it makes giving a massage easier. You are also less likely to hurt your back if you do this. Try not to lean over the other person or twist your spine. Always sit facing the other person's head.

Be aware of your breathing. Try to let your breathing flow with the movements. Exhale slowly when performing a gliding move. When applying small areas of pressure (friction movement) try to mirror your partners breathing. Apply pressure on your partner's exhalation. They are more relaxed at this point and deeper penetration can be attained.

Enjoy! Massage feels good and even better when combined with essential oils. The person giving the massage actually receives the same benefits from the experience as the person who is receiving the massage!

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Herbal tea and Its Benefits

World of herbal teas extends beyond our imaginations. Teas have been a common tastes world wide. Since time immemorial herbal teas are the part of human and has been a accompanying him in all his occasions and emotions. This herbal tea has the origin in the eastern part of the world i.e. Japan, China and India. Though initially it was given by herbalist as a medication for treating various ailments but slowly and gradually it developed the tastes.

Hence these herbal teas serve two purposes. Firstly it serves as a medication and supports for the health of our body. Secondly it acts a natural drink and is pleasing to our tastes. There is countless herbal tea available in the markets. These are created seeking different tastes and requirements of the individual to individuals.

We are proud to present to you are complete range of herbal teas that has been conceptualized on the ideology of ayurveda and Chinese medicines. These are also prepared by keeping in mind the tea lovers. We have all the basic brands of teas that are made for your requirements. We have

1. Arjun herbal tea – Arjun or Arjuna tea is an herbal tea that will nourish our heart and make us cure from al kinds of heart related problems. Arjun tea has a component of arjuna that has now been a world renowned herb for treating all kinds of heart abnormalities. It contains no added sugar and is completely safe of diabetic patients.

2. Digest herbal tea – digest tea is an herbal tea that will maintain your digestion to the optimized levels. It is based on the ayurvedic formulation and will help you in reviving your old digestive powers so that you are able to extract maximum energies from the food you eat. It will also solve your problems of indigestion, flatulence and constipation.

3. Green herbal tea – green tea is an herbal tea that will rejuvenate you and will make you relived from all your tiredness and fatigue. Green tea will make you relax and would relive from all the problems you are facing. Its unique anti aging formulation will always keep you young and will put into you the powers of youth.

4. Kof herbal tea – Kof tea is an herbal tea that has been creating to make you relieved from all your respiratory tract problems. Kof tea will not only help you to recover from all the cough and cold problems but will also tone up your throat and make your immunity strong to face any infections.

5. Laxa herbal tea – Laxa tea is an herbal tea that has been specially designed to cope up your constipation problem. Laxa tea will ease the peristaltic movements and facilitates the easy evacuation of the bowel.

6. Lean herbal tea – An herbal tea that has been creating waves in the world due to its excellent results in making you lose weight. An ayurvedic formulation of the herbal tea helps you in easy weight loss in a short spam of time.

7. Stress herbal tea – Stress herbal tea is a unique formulation that is very helpful in relieving you from your stressful condition. Stress tea helps in opening up of all the body channels and then evacuates harmful stress builder chemicals that are the main cause of stress.

8. Sleep herbal tea – an ayurvedic herbal tea that is one of the best and the safest way to induce sleep. It’s a natural product which is not an habit forming. It’s completely safe for your health.

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Tinda Recipes

punjabi style tinda chi recipe :
Tinda(big size) 250 gms.
Khawa 50 gms.
Matar 125 gms.
2 Tomato blanched & diced (kiwwa tomato puree)
1 Kandyachi paste
Garam Masala 1 tsp. , Cumin powder ½ tsp, Tikhat, Halad
2 tp toop

Lightly roast the tindas on a low fire till a bit spotted. Then put them in cold water, peel and mash coarsely.
Lightly brown the khawa in a dry pan.
Heat the ghee and fry the onion paste and ginger to a golden brown colour. Put the tomatoes, spices and salt and cook till the ghee comes to the top. Add the peas and 1 cup of water. Cook over a low flame till the peas are almost cooked.
Add the tindas and continue cooking till the peas are fully cooked.After this add the khoya and keep on stirring until it blends well with the gravy.
Garnish with the coriander leaves.

Tinda curry chi recipe :
fresh ginger peeled
whole green chilies
450g of fresh tinda
1/2tsp of cumin seeds, 1/2tsp of black mustard seeds, 1/4tsp of asafoetida
2tsp of tomato puree
1/2tsp of turmeric powder, 1tsp of chilli powder, 1tsp of garam masala
4tsp of soy sauce
300ml of water
1 fresh tomato cut into small pieces for garnishing

Grind garlic, ginger, and green chillies in a fine paste.
Cut each fresh tindora into four pieces.
Heat the oil to a high temperature, in a large pan, and add the cumin, black mustard and asafoetida. Fry for a few seconds.
Add the cut tindora, garlic & ginger paste, tomato puree salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala and soy sauce. Stir and cook for 2 mints. Add the water bring to boil. Reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer gently for about 7 mints.
Transfer the contents to a serving dish and garnish with tomato.

Tinda fry chi recipe :
grated coconut (little)
chilli powder and salt.

Cut Tinda into small round pieces and cook in pressure cooker with salt.
Put oil in pan and prepare the seasoning with mustard seed, urad dal and channa dal. Add onion and fry till transparent. Add cooked tinda,chilli powder and salt. Cook till raw smell of chilli powder is gone.
At end add coconut and lime for tangy taste.

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Hot Oil Hair Treatment

This is a popular kind of hair treatment and so easy to do and very effective if you know how to do it. My favourite kind of oil to use for the hair is extra virgin or virgin coconut oil. You can read more about how good it is for your hair and skin here. In a pinch, you can use regular coconut oil but trust me, there is a difference between virgin and non virgin coconut oil, apart from retaining its fresh coconut smell and your hair will be able to tell.

Other popular kinds of oils to use on your hair are olive oil and jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-bah) oil. Olive oil would be a good substitute and I personally feel jojoba oil works better on your skin than your hair with its ability to mimic human sebum. Apart from that, its expensive. However I know people who swear by jojoba oil for the hair.

If you are feeling particularly spendy, hemp oil and rosehip seed oil can do wonders. I can go on and on, I encourage you to do your own research as everybody's hair is different and will respond differently. Below is how I do my hot oil treatment, there are many variations to this technique. However, I think this works great.

Depending on how much hair you have, use up to 1/2 cup of the oil you've decided on. Place the oil in a ziplock bag/sandwich bag and place it in a bowl of freshly boiled water. Leave it in there for 5 minutes then remove and check the temperature of the oil. If you feel it could do with a little more heat, put it back in the bowl. Give your hair a good rinse with hot water then apply the hot oil to your hair, gently massaging it into your scalp and the ends of your hair. If the oil has gone cold, blast your hair with hot air from a blowdryer. Wrap a heated towel or a towel soaked in hot water (I prefer this) around your head. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes, I have mine on for an hour or hell you can even sleep on it provided you use a dry towel and some clips.

Once the towel has gone cold, remove it and replace it with another hot towel. At this point, I like to hop into the shower and give myself a body scrub while letting the water run. This will cause the bathroom to nicely steam up and keep your towel hot. Remove the towel and shampoo your hair twice then apply conditioner.

If you want nice waves, braid your hair and let it air dry. Once it has dried, run your hands through your hair. Apply a light styling mousse and scrunch up your hair in your hands to help hold its shape.

Check back soon for the fruit smoothie mask and mayonnaise mask recipe

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Hair Masks Treatments

For excessive damage from over-processing or wind and sun damage, chlorine damage and heating elements. These products provide deep conditioning or reconstructing for extremely damaged hair or for an every once in a while pack to treat dry hair. If you're hair is breaking you may need moisture although from too much protein you can have breakage as well. Additionally, too much moisture can make the hair feel soggy and really stretchy. But then again so can damage from harsh chemicals. I know this seems confusing but the information in our hair care section may offer a little help understanding what your hair may need. However, for severe ongoing problems visit a knowledgeable stylist to help you with your hair woes.

Protein Reconstructors: These products are every useful when you've over-processed or over exposed your hair and damage is apparent. Overexposure to chemicals and the elements can make the hair very porous leaving you with very brittle and hopeless hair. Protein reconstructors can infuse much needed strengtheners and significantly help your hair when you're in need. I personally use Hask Placenta Super Strength No-rinse Instant Hair Repair Treatment from Sally's Beauty Supply, another that is very good is Enjoy Hair Mask.

Hot Oil Hair Masks Treatments: Hot oil treatment manufacturers claim that their products significantly improve hair strength and deeply condition and moisturize the hair. However, oils usually coat the hair shaft and do not allow any other ingredients such as protein to absorb into the shaft. However, they can be good for smoothing the cortex for a temporary fix without much structural improvement. Some products include VO5 or John Frieda, although you may use oils such as jojoba, evening primrose and olive oil. Some people sear by them. In any case, these products may add gloss and sheen to dry, dull hair.
Mud Treatment Packs: Many companies claim that mud hair masks boost hair growth and improve the sheen and texture of your hair. Mud masks can invigorate the scalp so that circulation is optimum but not many will experience any type of accelerated hair growth. Mud packs usually just make the hair glossy. However, many contain Dead Sea minerals which are thought to be beneficial to the body in general.
Deep Conditioning Packs: These products can treat hair which has been over-processed or over-exposed to chemicals such as hair bleach, Ammonium Thioglycolate (perms solution or straighteners), chlorine, or simply the sun, dryness and wind. Some packs may contain vitamins, oils or minerals which may or may not be beneficial to the hair.
Moisture Packs: If your hair is dry and brittle, like straw, you may need moisture. These packs are specifically designed to remoisturize very dried out hair. Many contain propylene glycol which is a humectant. Some good products are ABBA Moisture Sensation (which contains no propylene glycol)
Moisturizing Protein Combination Packs: Some packs are specially formulated to moisturize, some to strengthen with protein and still others, a combination of both. Some products include Nutress Hair Moisturizing Protein Pack and Langé Protein Pak with humectants.
Enzymatic Sea Nutrient Packs: Although this can certainly feel nice, many believe the protein in sea kelp and seaweed can truly condition and replenish the hair. Obviously, not all products are going to be as beneficial as the next so you may want to ask your hairstylist for samples or suggestions.
Shine Hair Masks Treatments: These products are applied to towel dried hair and then your head is wrapped in plastic and you are under the dryer for about 20 minutes. I personally use Sebastian International Colourshines by Cellophanes in Clear, once a month.

Leave In Hair Masks Treatments: Some leave in conditioners can be very heavy and weight down the hair, especially if you have oily hair. ABBA manufactures some great leave-in, vegan treatments. I personally use Enjoy Conditioning Spray after I shower. It realy gets the knots out and makes my hair feel good. A little goes a long way.

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Constipation Herbal Remedies

The best herbal constipation remedies on the market are the slow-acting, vegetarian remedies provided by As an online company specializing in all-natural, holistic cleanses, our products work to rid the body of chemical pollutants, contaminants and impacted waste. If you are searching through herbal constipation remedies, take the time to read the testimonials provided on our website.

Thousands of people just like you have found amazing results through Colonix and ToxinOut. These natural products work slowly and thoroughly to get your body back into its ultimate health. As many people do not know they are constipation sufferers, they typically stumble across herbal remedies like Colonix and ToxinOut thanks to a general desire to do some sort of a cleanse. Many people are stunned to experience the shocking improvement in their intestinal function. Post-cleanse, they realize that a lot of their unexplained health problems stemmed from chronic constipation.

Benefits of Constipation Herbal Remedies
The Colonix cleanse offers the primary function of removing toxins from the colon. One of the major digestive parts of the body, a healthy colon is crucial to overall health. Colonix works with a three-part regiment to kill parasites hiding in the colon, scrape away buildup that has gotten stuck in the intestines and remove this excess waste from the body.

Like Colonix, ToxinOut also works as a three-part system. ToxinOut removes chemical buildup and pollutants from the body, resupplies the body with supplements and powerful probiotics. Coupled with Colonix, ToxinOut is one of the best detoxifying cleanses around.

Source: Constipation Herbal Remedies

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Herbs for Constipation : Chronic Constipation

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Chronic Constipation
Anyone who has suffered from chronic constipation understands the frustration it creates. Pain, lethargy, and the knowledge that the body has not properly eliminated the waste inside it can be terrible feelings. Constipation affects everything from energy levels to abdominal bloating, so the desire to be done with this unnecessary affliction is understandable. But how?

There are many constipation remedies available on the market. Over-the-counter constipation fixes typically involve a gritty, drinkable substance that may fix the problem for a short period of time, but do nothing to end chronic constipation. A constipation sufferer can choose to continue dealing with the short-term fixes or get to the root of the real problem.

Curing Chronic Constipation
People suffering from chronic constipation are dealing with some sort of buildup in the intestines. Thanks to the chemicals, air pollutants, and unseen parasites in our modern world, the body has to deal with--and try to eliminate--an unprecedented amount of toxic matter. The intestines are incapable of processing so many foreign substances, causing the intestines to give up on some. This is where intestinal buildup begins.

Nature can only do so much. To cure chronic constipation, outside action should be taken. Colonix, our herbal cleanse, has been proven to eliminate waste from the body and clear the intestines of dangerous parasites and chemical buildup. A simple, several-month process, cleansing the intestines will get even the most constant constipation sufferer cleaned out. At, we're happy and excited to get you back on the road to good health.

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Healing Wonders of Herbs

The use of organic medicines has been an alternative healing practice for centuries. But until now, the practice is still relevant to many cultures, people and societies. Since the prices of manufactured drugs are getting higher these days, many people opt for herbal medicine and medicinal plants treatment. A study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that an estimated 80% of the world populatrion rely on herbal medicine or similar medicinal plants preparations.

Why is that so? Well, besides from the fact that these natural herbs and plants are cheaper and readily available in our gardens or backyards, these are also “organic.” This means that, unlike the conventional or manufactured medicine we buy in drugstores, herbal medicine is in its natural, purest form. But are there really such things as healing wonders of herbs?

Researchers around the world have proven the effectiveness of medicinal plants and have uncovered the healing wonders of herbs. Herbalists say that medicinal plants are very effetive herbal medicine. They claim that natural herbs can be practical remedies for common ailments.

Now, let us find out the healing wonders of herbs. Is this claim supported by scientific explanation?

If we are to talk about the healing wonders of herbs, we are to discover the healing elements in nature. It is also imperative to look into the role of medicinal plants in healing practices around the world. There is a lot of information regarding the history and many uses of herbs. The practice of herbal medicine has existed since prehistoric times. There are over 80,000 species of plants that are used for healing purposes. Herbal medicine, alongside acupuncture, is considered primary health practice in China. Herbalists and folk healers say that the healing wonders of herbs are very real. Each herb has specific healing properties. Herbalists use different parts of herbs and plants to to prevent, relieve, and treat illnesses.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Herbal Tea Recipes

Once you have found herbal teas and all their glory, you can relieve almost any ailment or condition. They are truly little miracles in a tea cup!

There are many herbal tea recipes out there, and here are a few for you to try:

Sleepy Time Herbal Tea Recipe

The main ingredient in this tea is good old chamomile! Chamomile has been used for centuries to help in getting a good nights sleep.

1 part chamomile (1Tbsp)
1 part lavendar flowers (1Tbsp)
1 part lemon balm leaves (1Tbsp)

Detox Herbal Tea

Is your body feeling the need for a Detox? No need for harsh chemicals and prescriptions, a cup of tea will sort you right out!

1 part Echinacea
1 part Pau D'Arco

Depression Cure Herbal Tea

Feeling a little under the weather and blue? A cup of this tea will bring your spirits up and have you feeling better in no time.

1 part St John's Wort
1 part Gingko Biloba

There are many different herbal tea recipes and blends for specific ailments and conditions. If you are interested in blending your own teas, you should do some research on the effects of various herbs and do a little experimenting.

Herbal Teas are becoming more and more popular and taste good too! Your local health food store or organic market should be able to supply you with the freshest herbs for your tea. Try not to use dried herbs if possible, the tea will not be as flavorful or potent. Be careful though, searching for recipes, researching herbs and testing out combinations can become very addicting!
Herbal Tea Recipes
By Tracey Jacquot

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Natural Herbs:Kudzu

Kudzu (クズ or 葛, Kuzu?), Pueraria lobata (syn. P. montana, P. thunbergiana), is one of about 20 species in the genus Pueraria in the pea family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. It is native to southern Japan and southeast China in eastern Asia. The name comes from the Japanese word for this plant, kuzu. The other species of Pueraria occur in southeast Asia, further south.

Kudzu is a climbing, woody or semi-woody, perennial vine capable of reaching heights of 20–30 m (66-98 ft) in trees, but also scrambles extensively over lower vegetation. The leaves are deciduous, alternate and compound, with a petiole (leaf stem) 10–20 cm (4–8 in) long and three broad leaflets 14–18 cm (6–7 in) long and 10 cm (4 in) broad. The leaflets may be entire or deeply 2–3 lobed, and are pubescent underneath with hairy margins.

The flowers are borne in long panicles 10–25 cm (about 4–10 in) long with about 30–80 individual blooms at nodes on the stems (see image).

Each flower is about 1–1.5 cm (about 0.4–0.6 in) long, purple, and highly fragrant. The flowers are copious nectar producers and are visited by many species of insects, including bees, butterflies and moths. Flowering occurs in late summer and is followed by production of brown, hairy, flattened seed pods in October and November, each of which contains three to ten hard seeds. Seeds, however, are only produced on plants that are draped over vegetation, fences, and other objects. Only one or two viable seeds are produced in a cluster of seed pods.[1]

Once established, these plants grow rapidly, extending as much as 20 m (60 ft) per season at a rate of about 30 cm (12 in) per day. This vigorous vine may extend 10–30 m (30–100 ft) in length, with basal stems 1–10 cm (1–4 inches) in diameter. Kudzu roots are fleshy, with massive tap roots 10–20 cm (4–8 in) or more in diameter, reaching depths of up to 12 feet in older patches, and weighing as much as 180 kg. As many as thirty stems may grow from a single root crown.

Kudzu grows well under a wide range of conditions and in most soil types. Preferred habitats are forest edges, abandoned fields, roadsides, and disturbed areas, where sunlight is abundant. Kudzu grows best where winters do not drop below −15 °C (5 °F), average summer temperatures are regularly above 27 °C (80 °F), and annual rainfall is 1000 mm (40 in) or more. This fast growing plant does not do as well in less temperate areas.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Natural Herbs for Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcoholism is a health condition that is affecting millions of people. In the contemporary times, the youngsters especially indulge in binge drinking, without even realizing its aftermaths. It is here where alcoholism home remedy treatment comes to play a major role in helping people get rid of their addiction to alcohol. But home remedy for alcoholism proves to be beneficial only for those individuals who genuinely have a desire to overcome their problem of alcoholism.

Here are presented a few alcoholism cure home remedies:

The first and foremost remedy for alcoholism is a strong willpower that makes you say that you will control your drinking.
Eating apples is a good practice to reduce your craving for alcohol, so consume as many apples as you can at frequent intervals. Also they help in flushing out the toxins from your body.
Grapes contain pure form of alcohol, so a person who wishes to quit alcohol drinking, should have a meal of grapes every 4-5 hours for about a month.
Consuming the juice of Bitter gourd leaves does wonders in clearing intoxication. In a glass of buttermilk add 3 tspns of this juice and drink it. It acts as a great home remedy to heal the damaged liver.

Herbs are popular as an alternative to standard Western allopathic medicine for a variety of problems, including alcoholism. This may be because mainstream pharmaceuticals such as Anabuse and Revia have violent side effects and hard on the already overworked liver of those who have a drinking problem. Herbal remedies do not offer a magical panacea for the painful withdrawal from addiction, but can help the healing process in two important ways: as a general strengthener of both the emotional and physical systems, and in specific treatment of the side effects of withdrawal.

There is some research to suggest that kudzu, considered an invasive weed in the south, can help to dampen the desire to drink. There is stronger evidence to suggest that kudzu acts as a liver tonic, increasing it's ability to fight off toxins.

Most of the herbs mentioned here help the recovery process by supporting and healing the liver, detoxifying the body. One of the best known and respected herbs for protecting the liver is milk thistle. The silymarin contained in the seeds acts to help the liver better eliminate toxins, including alcohol. In traditional Chinese medicine, Reishi mushrooms have been used as a tonic to prevent "fatty-liver" and cirrhosis due to alcohol abuse.

"Passionflower is the herbal remedy of choice for treating nausea and vomiting resulting from withdrawal from Vicodin, cocaine, heroin, or opiate painkillers and may also help withdrawal from alcohol.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Using Colon Cleansing Tea To Clean The Colon

The process of maintaining the colon clean is described as an extremely crucial march toward a fine and vigorous health, and is certainly an essential factor to start certain halted activity in a dynamic manner. Several people are unaware of the simple and trouble free methods that are required to preserve the colon in its best condition, and the colon cleansing tea is one of them.


For cleansing the colon, there are several various products that are available in the market, but the colon cleansing tea is considered as the most popular. The colon cleansing tea ultimately helps to eradicate intestinal plaque and frees the body from the unessential harmful toxins.

Colon cleansing tea is an essential factor that improves the digestive system of a body, as it eradicates the unwanted mucoid plaque from the walls of colon that mounts up on the colon walls, at the time of the digestion process. It is quite easy to understand that whatever that is consumed is stored in these regions only, this is because the oily and sugary stuffs are more likely to glue on the walls of colon, which is not a good sign. Hence, it is suggested to maintain a vigorous health along with a fine intake of the colon cleansing tea.

The colon cleansing tea is of great use, as it helps to eliminate these unwanted stuffs that gets stored on the colon walls, if it is not treated for a long period of time. These stuffs transforms into a solid heavy matter, which is quite harmful, here the colon cleansing tea comes in action.

The colon cleansing tea is considered as a trouble free and a natural product to clean the colon, which effectively backs up the body to detoxify and create a healthy immune system. Hence, it is firmly suggested to consume the colon cleansing tea many times per day to successfully treat the colon disorders, even though the quantity of intake suggested by the doctor may differ.


The colon cleansing tea primarily fights back the issues of body, as it successively wash outs or clears the immune system. Clearance of colon is the initial and crucial step, prior to its maintenance. To make a good impact, it is always suggested to maintain a vigorous and well-maintained diet chart, which includes protein rich vegetables, fruits, and intake of ample amount of water.

The intake of upright quantity of fiber along with colon cleansing tea will frequently assist the body to tackle the toxins and its unwanted creations from the walls of colon. But, it needs to be noted that the intake of fiber needs to be compensated by an equal or ample amount of drinking of water, to avoid any further problems.

Using Colon Cleansing Tea To Clean The Colon
By Jason Hobbs
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