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Home Remedies



Home Remedies part 2

By: Andy Casasanta

Back by popular demand, home remedies article #2. While not being a replacement for medical attention, you should always seek your doctor when you feel you have to and please take these home remedies with a grain of salt. Here you go and enjoy.

Acne and Blackheads

  • Rub the acne area with a fresh garlic clove.
  • Drink at the very least 8 8oz glasses of water a day. Even more in the summer.
  • Mix one part of cinnamon into 3 parts of honey.Use as a scrub.
  • Dab a small amount of toothpaste (paste, not gel) on pimples before bed; this helps dry out the pimples.
  • Pour a little salt into a small bowl, add a few drops of water and mix till it turns into a paste. I’ve heard using a little toothpaste (paste, not gel) to this mix gives it a little extra kick. Use this recipe to exfoliate. Do not leave on overnight. Wash your face and rinse off.
  • Baking Soda as an exfoliate
  • Vitamin E gel tabs. Use as a facial moisturizer.
  • Honey and oatmeal as a facial scrub and exfoliate.

Dark Circles Around Eyes

  • Cucumber slice. Cover eyes with cucumber slices. For 15 minutes.
  • Potato slice. Cover eyes with Potato slices. For 15 minutes.
  • Lead a healthier life style. Get plenty of sleep, water and a multi-vitamin wouldn’t hurt.
  • Make a paste out of 1 tsp. tomato juice, 1/2 tsp. pineapple juice and 1 tsp. of flour. Apply around eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing.
  • Moisturize with extra virgin olive oil or vitamin E.
  • Try used Chamomile tea bags (cool bags) over eyes for 15 minutes.

Energizer

  • Try eating an apple or 2
  • Mix 1 tomato, 1 orange, 1 clove of garlic. For best results, use a juicer.
  • Aloe Vera Juice. One of natures best detoxifiers.

Gum In Hair
There a few of these. Here they are:

  • Try using baby oil
  • Try peanut butter
  • Non stick cooking spray
  • Ice
  • A mixture of baking soda with water. Rub it in hair, brush it out.

Mosquito Bites

  • A paste of baking soda and water.
  • Aspirin capsule. Works well with bee stings. But for bee stings,try to remove the stinger.
  • Use calamine lotion.

Hangover
There seems to be a lot of these also but I could tell you what I used to do for a hangover. I am not suggesting you try it but it worked for me.

  • First off, you wake up with a sour stomach and massive headache.
  • Alcohol dehydrates, so its time to replenish your body with water. Try a glass of water with one tablespoon of sugar. Water to rehydrate, sugar for the sour feeling in your gut. Sometimes I will take something for the headache. Aspirin or Advil whatever you want.
  • Next, ice-bag for my head. I used to stick my head under cold running water in the laundry sink.
  • When your stomach is settled down a bit, and depending on how your feeling, time for breakfast.

Bad Breath

  • Try some parsley. This food garnish is rich in chlorophyll, a green plant compound that kills the bacteria that cause bad breath.
  • Use the juice of half a lemon, one teaspoon of salt. Gargle.
  • Brush your teeth with a couple pinches of baking soda. When done, brush again with regular toothpaste (optional).

I’m sure this is the tip of the iceberg, but these are the ones I know of. These home remedies are in no way a replacement to a Doctors care so if you feel that you might need to see a Physician, please do so.

Author Bio
Submitted By Mr. Andy Casasanta. This author has devoted a portion of his life to health and well being for himself and others. Which has inspired him to create a tremendous health and pharmacy website. In this site you will find up to 40 health articles and growing, and an 11000 reciprocal link exchange page. Save on all popular drugs such as Viagra, Lipitor, meridia, and hundreds more all for pennies on the dollar. Please visit: www.medheadquarters.net

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A Constipation Home Remedy - Cayenne



A Constipation Home Remedy – Cayenne

By: Rudy Silva

Cayenne is a constipation home remedy that is effective in producing peristalsis in your colon and aids digestion. It can be used regularly at every meal and when needed for constipation. Cayenne pepper is known to help thin the blood. So, it is good for improving blood circulation.

Cayenne is available in capsules of different strengths, from 5,000 heat units (HU) to 100,000 and even higher. In addition, cayenne when used with other herbs helps to deliver these herbs more efficiently to where they are needed in the body.

As a constipation home remedy, start with one capsule of 40,000 HU and always take it after you eat. You will feel a hot or slight burning feeling in the upper stomach and that’s when you know its working. The feeling is like when you get heartburn. This burning sensation will pass as your body gets use to you using cayenne.

Do not use cayenne seeds, as they can be toxic. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding do not take cayenne supplements. Use cayenne only as directed on its container and only as capsules.

Cayenne has the ability to block the ulcer producing effect of NSAIDS. It also has shown to increase the body’s absorption of theopylline, a drug used to treat asthma.

In his book, Left for Dead, Dick Quinn tells how Cayenne pepper saved his life after coronary bypass surgery failed to restore it. In this book, Shannon Quinn, says,

“One of the most effective stimulants, mostly, cayenne targets the digestive and the circulatory system. Cayenne regulates blood pressure, strengthens the pulse, feeds the heart, lowers cholesterol, and thins the blood. It cleanses the circulatory system, heals ulcers, stops hemorrhaging, speeds healing of wounds, rebuilds damaged tissue, eases congestion, aids digestion, regulates elimination, relieves arthritis and rheumatism, prevents the spread of infection and numbs pain.”

Use the recommended dose shown on the bottle of cayenne you use.

You can also add cayenne pepper into other foods. Add cayenne to soups, salads, and other foods you like.

In soups or salads break open a cayenne capsule and mix it in. You can add 1 – 2 capsules, but first start with 1/4 or 1/2 capsule so you can get use to the hot taste.

If you are pregnant, it is considered safe to use cayenne.

Use this constipation home remedy and you will see results. It definitely has the power to eliminate constipation and keep you regular and has many other benefits, especially for your heart.

Author Bio
Rudy Silva has a degree in Physics and is a Natural Nutritionist. He is the author of Constipation, Acne, Hemorrhoid, and Fatty Acid e-books. He writes a newsletter called natural-remedies-thatwork.com and his information on other topics can be seen at www.stop-constipation.com or at www.constipation-remedies.for–you.info

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How to Make Rose Hips



How to Make Your Own Rose Hips

By: Michael Brooks

I was enjoying a long (very long) hike over the weekend that brought me in contact with a wide variety of plants and animals. While taking a breather at a ranger station, I was admiring a plant which had what looked to be cherry tomatoes or some kind of red berry sprouting from its branches. The ranger said I was looking at a rose bush and the red fruit it was producing went by the name of rose hips.

“Rose Hips” I shrieked. I had known of the supplement for years but had never seen a real live rose hip. I was informed that rose hips form after the rose bloom has died. Almost any rose variety will produce hips but the ranger informed me that the Rosa rugosa formed the tastiest variety if you planned on eating them. Further research confirmed that Rosa rugosa is the bush of choice for tasty rose hips.

Why Eat Rose Hips?
Probably the best reason to eat or drink rose hips is the incredible source of vitamin C that it provides. Studies have shown vitamin C to be helpful with fighting infection, colds/flu, sore throat, fatigue and stress to name a few. Hips provide almost 20 times the amount of vitamin C found in Oranges.

How do I Grow Rose Hips?
As I have mentioned, there seams to be a consensus that Rosa rugosa is the best plant to use for growing rose hips. Let the blooms die on the bush (resist the temptation to cut the beautiful blooms, the more you cut the less hips you will produce) and the hips will begin to form. They will start out green and begin to turn red similar to the way a tomato ripens. Harvest them when they become completely red but not overripe, this usually occurs after the first frost.

Preparing the Hips
You can use rose hips either fresh off the vine, dried, or preserved. To dry the fruit spread the hips out on a clean surface. Allow them to dry until the skin begins to feel dry and slightly shriveled. At this point, split the hips in half and take out all of the seeds and tiny hairs in the center. Remember not to use aluminum pans or utensils as this will destroy some of the vitamin C.

After the seeds are removed you can let the hips dry completely. Don’t wait to remove the seeds until hips are completely dry or you will have trouble with de-seeding.

Store the dried hips in sealed plastic bags. Freeze for long term use or put in the refrigerator if you plan on using over a two or three month period. Hips can be eaten as a semi-sweet snack at anytime. You can also make tea and preserves; I have listed two recipes below to get you started.

What about Supplements?
Rose hip supplements are available at most health food and vitamin stores. For me, the fun is in making your own hips. If you just want vitamin C there isn’t really a whole lot of difference between taking regular vitamin C supplement and vitamin C with rose hips (except the price, hips will cost a bit more).

Recipes
If you are fortunate enough to have roses at your home, here are some recipes you might want to try:

Hip Tea Recipe

  • Place 4-6 hips (prepared as noted above) in the bottom of a non-aluminum pan
  • Add 2 cups of cool water
  • Allow water to come to a boil
  • Let simmer for about 30 minutes (less if you like a weaker tea)
  • Strain and add sweetener to taste

Hip Marmalade

  • Prepare hips as noted above and soak in cool water for several hours
  • Bring hips soaking in water to a boil for about 20 minutes
  • Strain out water
  • Add one cup of brown sugar or granulated sugar per one cup of the strained water
  • Boil the sweetened water until it becomes thick and syrupy
  • Add the previously boiled hips and continue boiling until hips are tender
  • Pour into jars and seal

Enjoy!

Author Bio
Mike Brooks has been a life long follower and proponent of the fitness lifestyle. Through his avid research, Mr. Brooks has come to the realization that being healthy is a choice and encompasses not only proper diet but also a fitness regimen that includes the mind, body and soul. Mike Brooks is the publisher and editor-in-chief for the health information site www.Ultimatehealthreport.com

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Why Is Organic Gardening So Important For Your Health?

If you have been working in the garden then you know pretty much what’s going on and what it takes to make a garden soil fertile, in order to produce a decent amount of vegetables.

Why is organic gardening so important for your health? Here is why.

Most of us were unknowingly programed through the multitude of commercial advertisements to buy fertilizers, weed and pests control products from the garden centers or hardware stores. It’s so easy and convenient to put them in the shopping cart and take them home, and apply them in the garden.

That’s the easy way of doing things in the garden, but they are just not healthy, and this method is more harmful then beneficial to your garden or your family’s health.

In the old days before the development of the chemically based fertilizers, farmers and gardeners were completely dependent on organic means of producing food from their lands, and there were by far less plant fungal diseases and less pests attacking the crops.

What the old timers used was basic waste from the cows, horses, sheep, goats and rabbits. Cow manure, horse manure, chicken droppings, composted leaves and grass clippings, peanuts halls, and many other vegetation that was used to enrich the soils.

The soil was more than able to create on its own the environment for the beneficial micro organisms that was well balanced to provide the proper nutrients as well as the protection against the pests and weeds.

The plants were healthier and more robust to withstand any attack from parasites and from the elements of nature.

The intervention of the humans in labs and other research facilities with the Genetically Modified Organisms creating tons of hybrid plants, weakened the defense systems of the plants, and besides the fact that they cannot reproduce again, made them so much more vulnerable to all kinds of diseases and pests proliferation.

This created the need of making even more new chemically produced pest control materials, another avenue of injecting poisons in the plant life and in the environment as a whole. And so are the chemically based fertilizers.

It’s all about the greed for money. The mega-corporations that are producing all these fertilizers, fungus  and pest control materials, on such global scales, has managed to practically destroy and poison the lands, depriving them of the natural and most beneficial way of sustaining and producing life giving energy that the plants provide.

No wonder there are so many diseases in humans like, cancers, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and many other ailments that affect the human body.

So, what is the alternative and what is the solution? Back to the basics, back to the organic gardening! This is not as easy as you might think, because it takes time, patience and perseverance. But it’s worth every effort and every bit of it.

For those of us who are passionate about gardening, it’s easy and pleasurable when you think of all the benefits that an organic gardening could provide. Just imagine all those vibrant life energy giving fruits and veggies growing in an healthy environment, that you grow yourself.

It’s worth the effort, and so much better for your health. Why would you continue to inflict harm to your own body by eating produce that might contain harmful chemicals, when there is a better and safer way of eating organically grown fruits and vegetables.

As a first step, a good start would be to have a compost pile of leaves that you rake from your yard, in a corner of your garden, that will rot and make a fine material to spread in your garden for the next season crop of healthy veggies, from your future organic garden.

It is never too late to start, and if you are serious about organic gardening, you should consider a little red earth worms bin, that will create one of the most fertile material for your organically grown fruits and vegetables.

The red worms castings are extremely rich in the most essential elements a good garden soil needs. You can never go wrong with this.

That’s why organic gardening is so important for your health, and your family’s health, by eating fresh life energy giving fruits, berries and vegetables from your organic garden.

Now would be a good time to start planing, for preparing the seeds for indoors propagation, so you’ll have an early start next growing season. Turn the soil in the garden with a spade or a tiller, to expose it to the rest of the winter’s elements for a better crop.

Borlovans Nursery is very much dedicated to organic gardening, thus providing all the information we can to help the gardeners to achieve the best results possible in organic gardening.

I trust that this article is helping you to see why is organic gardening so important for your health, when you use some common sense to implement the basics of an organic garden.

Happy organic gardening,

Mike Borlovan

 

 

 

 

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Choosing The Best Garden Furniture!

Choosing The Best Garden Furniture!
by: Broad Gallacher

Garden furniture, also popularly known as outdoor furniture and patio furniture, is mainly required for outdoor settings. These are very useful in arranging seating arrangements in gardens, lawns, hotels, and restaurant settings. A patio set consists of a table, chairs (four to six), and an umbrella or parasol. These can be customized according to requirements of different settings. For example, you can have a fixed or movable parasol as well as a fixed or movable parasol heater to enable people to sit outside during cold weather conditions. Garden furniture is made of materials which can withstand different weather conditions and is durable. The most common materials used are wood, aluminium, wicker, plastic, and wrought iron.

Popular Types of Garden Furniture

Due to the availability of variety of materials, garden furniture is available in lot of different styles to give a garden a new look and feel. Following are the most popular styles.

* Wooden garden furniture: It is popular since the beginning and meets the needs of all kinds of home settings. Popular varieties among wood are teak, acacia, softwood, and hardwood. Teak is very durable due to the presence of protective oils, is very dense and strong as well. Acacia is available in appealing texture and can withstand water apart from being flexible and strong. Hardwood is very strong and durable for all weather conditions. Softwood is light in weight, but is strong and is very useful for movable furniture.

* Rattan garden furniture: It is very durable and attractive and made from woven synthetic plastic. It is light, comfortable, and requires low maintenance. It is also available in various styles, colors, and designs. They are made more comfortable by addition of cushions which also enhance their visual appeal. Rattan furniture is also a very popular choice for conservatory furniture because of its water-resistant quality and resistance to heat.

* Plastic garden furniture: It is another wonderful option for simple and cost-effective setting. It is not too stylish but is quite durable in varying weather conditions as it is waterproof. They are also light in weight, available in many colors, and great for movable furniture.

* Cast-iron garden furniture: It is a slightly more expensive option but is very durable and strong as compared to other options. It also requires very less maintenance and is weather-resistant. It is available in various designs and is quite stylish in looks.

Before shopping for the right garden furniture, it is very essential to analyze the requirements of the place and the type of material which will suit it the most. There are a number of styles and looks available for an outdoor setting with even the living room styles available today with more comfort and durability suitable for all weather conditions. Some other factors to keep in mind are the type of sets available and their cost-effectiveness according to the budget.

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Irrigation Sprinklers - The Different Varieties For You To Choose From

Irrigation Sprinklers – The Different Varieties For You To Choose From
by: Orson Dixon

Sprinklers are an important part of having a proper irrigation system in your lawn or garden. These help to provide water to numerous plants and trees that are present in your garden and at times also help to prevent fire and any other type of danger. In numerous residential gardens or lawns, in some of the US cities like Chester (VA) and Richmond (VA), you will find different types of sprinklers that are used.

If you decide to setup sprinklers in your lawn for irrigation purpose, then it is important to know the various types which are available in the market. Some of them are:

* Dry pipe: These types of sprinklers do not use water all the time and the pipes are constantly filled with pressurized air. There is a control system that helps to hold back water when it is not needed. When the head of these pipes are opened, it drops the air pressure, which in turn starts the water to flow into the sprinkler system. In numerous US cities like Richmond (VA) and Petersburg (VA), you will find a number of homeowners using this type of sprinkler system, especially when the other types cannot be used.

* Alternate sprinklers: These types of sprinklers can be used alternatively with water and air. For example, during summer time water is used for irrigation purposes and during winter these sprinklers are filled with pressurized air to prevent them from getting frozen.

* Do-it-yourself sprinklers: These systems are also known as Rain Bird sprinklers which is a simple sprinkler system which anybody can install and use. The best part of these types of sprinklers is that these can be customized to suit your needs and you can also take the help of a computer to choose the best system which would be ideal for the structure of your lawn.

If you are looking for an expert in irrigation – Richmond (VA) and Williamsburg (VA) are some of the cities in US where you hire experienced designers from Stockner’s Nursery. They specialize in irrigation installation and services and their specially trained installation team will ensure that every square inch of the lawn is covered. They guarantee that your entire system will of the highest quality, starting from the controller to the nozzle. In case you are interested to know more about their various services, then feel free to check out their official website www.stockners.com.

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Hand Tools For The Garden

Hand Tools For The Garden
by: Claire Warrington

Hand tools come in a wide variety of styles and uses and whether you have a small garden or a large garden, there are specific hand tools that you will need in order to keep your garden looking good. Many of us are all too aware of the hand tools they need and have quite a collection but for those that have recently acquired a garden, shopping for hand tools can be quite a task.

Whether your garden is large or small, garden hand tools are a must and purchasing the right garden hand tools is even more important. A spade is a gardeners must have and can be used for many jobs such as planting new plants and trees, turning over loose soil and digging new borders and rockery beds. The height of the spade is really important and not many home owners give this much thought when shopping for a spade. If a spade which is too short is purchased or too long, unnecessary bending is inevitable which can cause back and muscle strains.

Smaller hand tools such as hoe’s and trowels are also must haves for gardeners and can be used for planting, weeding and tidying up small and large rockeries. Always choose hand tools with a good firm handle that will last the test of time and hand tools made from stainless steel are always good options. Choosing hand tools with bright colours is also a good idea and ensures that we can find them easily after use. Garden hand tools left out in the elements will inevitably rust and will be rendered useless.

Garden hand sheers are also an essential hand tool to have and can be used for pruning and tidying small plants and trees. Hand sheers may need sharpening regularly and should be done so safely to ensure they are in the best condition.

Small garden hand tools such as forks and trowels can also be purchased in a set and there are some really good quality sets on the market.

Finally a good quality wheelbarrow is a must whether your garden is small or large in order to move and transport garden waste safely and easily. Again there are many wheelbarrows on the market and the size of the wheelbarrow is important to the size of the user. Always shop around and try out different models of wheelbarrows to ensure you purchase the correct one and always ensure the size of the wheelbarrow is ideal. The more a wheelbarrow holds the heavier it will be to move and this should affect the type and style you purchases.

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