Mint and its Benefits

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mint herb

 

There are all kinds of fantastic beneficial herbs that you can find right in the vegetable section of your supermarket. In fact, the herb that we are going to talk about this week can be easily found right in your backyard! Mint grows practically everywhere, and is easy to cultivate and harvest. It smells wonderfully fresh, and tastes delicious as well. Mint is also widely available all over the world, particularly here and in this vicinity, with mint being used in practically everything! The great thing about mint is that it tastes so good too!

mint essential oil

The history of the use of mint as a medicine is practically as old as mint itself, and there are records of its use in ancient China (and other countries in the Far East), India, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. It is truly an international herb.

spearmint herb cut

You can get mint as an herbal medicine, in many different forms, including as a fresh herb, dried herb, essential oil, herbal oil, and even in capsule form (for taking as a digestive medicine). But, if you want it in its most natural form, then fresh mint is the route for you. And, what’s even better is that mint is so well tested that some companies are even selling it as a non-prescription medicine, but who needs that when you can have the fresh version and it’s as inexpensive as can be!

peppermint herb cut

There are so many ways that you can have mint as well. If you like warm drinks, then a lovely mint infusion will be the way. If you prefer chewing on green leafy things, then fresh, either plain, in a salad or sandwich is what you need. And, dried is another option that keeps things fresh, practically indefinitely.

organic herb seeds

And mint is great for so many different medical ailments that some people call it a panacea. It is particularly well known for its use as a digestive aid. If you suffer from intestinal gasses, heartburn, flatulence, digestive upset, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), nausea, and even intestinal cramping, then mint is just what the doctor ordered (although it is highly unlikely that any conventional doctor that you know will prescribe it)! Many people swear by its use for diarrhea too. Mint is also great for hemorrhoids, shrinking the swollen veins (you can use fresh mint, or mint juice here, but I find that the essential oil is particularly helpful in this case, particularly if mixed with calendula oil and other essential oils).

china tea cup set

Mint is great for problems in the respiratory system, being a great help with people suffering with phlegm problems such as bronchitis and asthma, breathing-type allergies, and is even used historically for helping with tuberculosis. Mint is good for those suffering with the flu, but try to catch it early before it takes hold. Mint is also great for feverish conditions as well as any type of inflammation.

 

organic mint tea

Mint infusion (made with hot water and some mint leaves) is great for calming down raw nerves and anxiety. In this same capacity, it is well known for helping to get rid of heart palpitations, which is particularly helpful for nervous, anxious people. Mint is also great as an antibacterial and antifungal. It is great for muscle aches and pains, and is also useful for cleansing the liver. It even helps to get rid of nasty urinary system gravel that can be one of the most painful ailments of all.

mango and mint cookbook

In addition to being a great medicament, mint is also loaded with important nutrients as a food too. It contains a certain amount of protein, calcium, iron (and other minerals), and a host of vitamins, including a healthy dose of Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E, along with other things like B vitamins. It also contains chlorophyll, which is nature’s antibiotic and freshener. So, mint is clearly great for your health from a variety of standpoints. And it’s much better to get your vitamins and minerals naturally from whole fresh foods than it is to get them from a tablet. The same goes for medicine. Isn’t it better to take your medicine in the form of fresh whole food, rather than a tablet or capsule? I know that I am certainly going to choose natural food over pills any day!

instant pot

For those people who suffer from skin ailments, such as acne, mint is just what you need. You can put mint juice directly on your skin, in order to help kill the excess bacteria that are plaguing you, and it will also help clear up eczema. If you get a bug bite or sting, then applying mint directly over the area will help reduce the burn, sting or itching.

simply mint gum

Mint has been used in candies and chewing gum for ages, and now you will know one of the reasons for that. Mint actually helps get rid of the harmful bacteria that flourish in our mouths, particularly in the presence of food or during the night when we sleep and our mouths are not active in producing saliva (which helps to clean our mouths). It is great for the tongue as well as the mouth, stamping out the harmful bacteria that grow and helping to keep our mouths feeling and smelling minty fresh and clean. (Now you know where all those toothpaste commercials came from).

Another great thing about mint is that it is safe and beneficial for babies as well as adults, and thus is one of the most useful medicinal foods anywhere. Then you have the added benefit of its being available practically everywhere, and you have perfection. So, get out to your supermarket, green grocer (or the little Afghani guys on the street) and get some fresh mint! It’s inexpensive and great for your health!

 

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Quick and Easy Way to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids

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Posted by Mia Ponzo | Posted in Complementary Alternative Medicine, Information About Essential Oils, Information About Herbs, Natural Health, Quick and Easy Natural Remedies You Can Do At Home | Posted on 03-06-2014

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hemorrhoids

 

Image Credit: livingwithhemorrhoids.blogspot.com

Simple Herbal Remedy – My Own Personal Choice For A Quick and Natural Cure for Hemorrhoids and Fissures

If you are suffering from hemorrhoids, anal fissures, or any other type of inflammation “down there” whether you just got them or have been suffering for a long, long time, there is a way to get rid of them….

Yes, it’s true…you really CAN get rid of your piles, anal fissures and anal inflammation forever…

This amazingly easy remedy is completely natural, easy to use, and works like a miracle….

AND you can do it in the privacy of your own home.

No more embarrassment…

No more showing your butt…. (or worse.. the inside of your butt… yech) to the doctor…

This is the recipe that I have used with my patients for years and years with amazing results.. in fact, miraculous…

No more operations, no more chemical medications… no more pain and suffering…no more disgustingness…

This is the same recipe that I used to rid myself forever and ever of anal fissures, and inflammation…. (that was over 20 years ago 🙂 and having 3 operations that didn’t work completely anyway)…. and probably thousands of my patients who had suffered with piles over the last more than 20 years…

And… the best part of all is that this amazing remedy doesn’t cost you a single penny (all you have to do is get the herbs or essential oils)….

This remedy is my gift to humanity…

After all, if you have information that can help people, you have to share it… and that is my quest here…

Don’t fret any more about this nasty, uncomfortable, miserable disease.

No more pain, no more bleeding, no more nothing!

Keep reading for the cure that will help you get rid of them forever and ever.

(By the way.. I am an alternative health practitioner specializing in essential oils, herbs, and nutritional therapy, reflexology, and other body therapies of various types, so I know what I’m talking about, too).

Here’s A Butt Pillow For Your Comfort!!!

Butt Pillow

A BUTT PILLOW you say?????

Yes… no joke.. here is a butt pillow… soothing comfort for your sensitive areas….

You absolutely don’t want to suffer in this way on hard chairs .. so using a properly designed cushion to keep your butt comfy is a really good idea.

No need for any unnecessary pressure on your anus (yes…. we do have to use that word sometimes)…

 

Aylio Orthopedic Cushion

Aylio Coccyx Orthopedic Comfort Foam Seat Cushion

What The Heck Are Hemorrhoids Anyway???

I’ll tell you what you AREN’T…

They aren’t from THIS:

And they aren’t from this:

What ARE Those Nasty Purple Bleeding Things Coming Out of My BUTT???

Hemorrhoids are simply enlarged (sometimes super enlarged) varicose veins of the butt.

(Which is why the oil blend remedy is goof for varicose veins too).

Sometimes they are on the inside and sometimes on the outside of your rectal area (sorry.. this subject requires talking about those forbidden nether regions)…

Sometimes they bleed and sometimes they don’t.

Sometimes they hurt and itch and sometimes they don’t.

But the “BOTTOM LINE” (he he) is that they are absolutely terrible.

There are a number of reasons that might make them come out, including constipation, diarrhea, a bad diet, wiping too hard (you should really be using water and washing rather than wiping anyway), pushing when pooping (sorry for the grossness)… and other reasons…

The standard treatment for hemorrhoids (which are also known as “piles”) is first gels or creams (to reduce the inflammation and hopefully the swelling), a fibrous diet, sitz baths, sometimes laxatives, suppositories, and, if all else fails, surgery.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO STOPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!

You don’t have to have surgery!!!!

And, sometimes fiber can make it worse.. so eating properly is important, but what you eat might not be what you think.

But, most importantly.. use the essential oil blend and cleansing protocol that I am about share with you…
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BUT WHY ME???????

Why Do We Get These Nasty Buggers???

There are a number of reasons that people might get piles…
Many pregnant women get them because of the strain of the weight of the baby and the constipation that sometimes comes along with being pregnant.

Other women get them on the delivery table.. for obvious reasons (to anyone who has ever had a baby)… from pushing.. sometimes other things get pushed out too, including veins.

People who are chronically constipated or chronically have diarrhea often get them more.

Sometimes they just come for no apparent reason at all…

They are miserable, itchy, painful, sometimes bloody.. and just plain gross!!!

The Recipe for the Cure

Yes.. it is a cure type of remedy… not only for relief… although it gives that too 🙂

My Own Personal Recipe for to get rid of hemorrhoids forever:

Cypress Pure Essential Oil
Pure Olive Oil

OR

Cypress Pure Essential Oil
Calendula Infused Oil

You can add some geranium oil in too if you like.. that makes this amazing recipe even better…

What else will you need?

Common Bar Soap

(Yeah, can you believe that is all there is????)

How to Do It

Every time you go to the bathroom (yeah.. why are we using potty talk here? … oh well) after you’re done you will need to wash with bar soap and water, and then dry very well.

Take 10 ml (or around 1/3 oz or 2 teaspoons of olive oil or calendula oil) and mix it with 3 or 4 drops of cypress oil (if you are using the geranium oil you will use slightly less of the cypress).

Blend well, and keep in a dedicated dropper bottle or any other covered closed glass bottle type container, preferably not clear (because essential oils will evaporate if left in a clear container or in heat or the sun.

Use the oil blend immediately after drying every time you go to the bathroom for a B. Movement (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, leave a message below..)

Here are some links to the oils that you will need for this remedy:

 

cypress oil

Geranium Oil

 

Water Is Important, Too, For Helping You To Avoid The Big H or Anal Fissures

Drink plenty of water and better yet, drink ionized alkaline water

As our visitor said… water is important and ionized water is amazing.

There have been many scientific studies about this type of water, and all of the hype is actually true.

Yes, the machines that make the alkaline ionized water can sometimes be priced rather high…

So I have chosen one of the most highly rated, that happens to be one of the least expensive (and safest)…

Even better… when you look at the health benefits (and it’s not only good for reducing enlarged veins and anal fissures), you will see that a water ionizer (which makes both alkaline and acid water) can be an amazing addition to your life in general, for all types of health issues that you might be suffering from.

So, it’s not just about drinking water, but also about cleaning water, cleaning food (the acid water can clean anything and de-germ faster than any other product, plus, the best part of all – no chemicals!!!!

You can even use this special water in the washing machine!

I have a friend who has one of these and absolutely adores it.

This is my dream machine… 🙂

 

Aqua Ionizer Aqua-Ionizer Deluxe 7 Plate Alkaline Water Ionizer and Alkaline Water Machine by Air Water Life Compare Water Ionizers

 

 

I am saving up to get one.. they are just that awesome.

Eating For Relief

Eating Right Can Help You To Get Rid of Them Forever….

If you suffer from piles or fissures, you are going to want to make sure that your bowel movements are as healthy as possible.

I know this subject isn’t very nice to talk about, but I am going to do it anyway to help all those people out there who are suffering.

You need to know that you don’t need to suffer!

There is a way to help yourself.

Rules:

Stay away from junk

Eat as naturally as you can

Eat veggies and a very small amount of fruit (if anything, none is probably better)

Don’t eat TOO much fiber, because then you could go the other way and make it worse!

Make sure your fiber is always balanced with protein and fat…

Eat plenty of protein and FAT (Yes.. fat!).. but only healthful fats like butter, tallow, olive oil coconut oil, and a few others.

Stay away from soda and other sugary drinks (and preferably stay away from diet drinks, too)…

Stay away from ALL refined carbohydrates (white bread, white rice, cookies, cake, etc.) (as much as possible)…

 

Steak Dinner

Fight Constipation

Constipation is one of the things that can bring the veins out…

Constipation can also cause a fissure..

Neither of these are fun to have.

They bleed, they sting, they itch, and they are generally horrible and miserable.

If you are suffering and you are constipated, it is better not to put more pressure on the area.

This is particularly true for those people who don’t want to follow a diet.

There is an easy, pretty much non chemical way to get rid of constipation on the spot.

You can use glycerin suppositories.

While I know this isn’t a comfortable situation and no one wants to be constipated or have problems like these… but, sometimes things are not in our control…

This goes the same for young children and babies…they can get anus problems and inflammation too.

But, just make an effort to use these only in the case of emergencies..

 

sitz bath

Sitz Baths For The Soothing Effect

Sitz bath

 

Sitz baths are soothing and healing for the anal area…

Sitz baths are great for easing the pain and itching.

The sitz bath will help soothe the sensitive area and sometimes can even help to get rid of the piles once and for all.

All you have to do is fill the bathtub or a small roundish tub that you can easily sit in with hot to warm water (as hot as you can stand or less.. but not cold).

Then you can add various natural things like……

Epsom salts

Sea salt

Lavender Essential Oil

Cyprus Essential Oil

Geranium Essential Oil

Tea Tree Essential Oil

 

Dr Teals Soaking Salt

All of these are really great choices, and will definitely work to help you to feel much better….
How To Make a Sitz Bath Video on YouTube

Sitz baths are pretty easy to make.. watch these pointers now…

Yes, This Is Serious Stuff

Let’s Talk….

So, if you suffer from hemorrhoids there is help for you….

So, refrain from jumping into surgery (which a lot of people do unnecessarily)…

You CAN get rid of them and it’s not really that difficult at all.

In fact, if you employ the advice above…. you should have relief in no time at all (literally one or two days usually)…

 Hammurabis Code

The Ancient History Of Hemorrhoids

(And I bet you didn’t know there even was an ancient history of them, did you?)

The first known mention of piles goes all the way back to approximately 2250 BC!!!!!

Mention of it is said to have appeared in Hamurrabi’s Code…

And that was a long, long time ago!

Ancient Egyptian Proctologists???

 

Ancient_Egyptian_medical_instruments

And If You’ve Got ‘Em, You Gotta Know There Is Going To Be Someone To Get Rid of Them..

Well.. maybe….

The fact is that remedies for such ailments have been mentioned since ancient Egyptian Pharoah times.

They even wrote about several different possible cures (like certain essential oils, for example).

How smart!

OOUCH!!!!!!!!

 

bizarre-cures-hemorrhoid-cauterized

Barbaric cures?

In ancient times one of the “cures” was to cauterize them…… .

In fact, they are still treated in that way… but in those days the people were awake and didn’t have any anesthetic!!!

Yikes!

 

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Hippocrates

Yes… Hippocrates was on the bandwagon too…..

Even Hippocrates had a special remedy of this own….

His cure was along the lines of the the ouchy ones (cutting and burning)…

Double Yikes!

 

 

Ancient Aloe Vera Cure

 

Dioscorides (ancient Rome) described a treatment using natural Aloe Vera gel straight from the leaf.

I do believe that I could go along with this one…

After all… there is practically nothing more soothing than aloe vera… right?

But, it would be kind of gloppy…..

That would be the only setback with this one….