Basil or Holy Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a fragrant herb, a relative of peppermint, which is widely used in culinary, especially for sauces, soups and salads. The plants originates from India, but received its name after a Greek word “basileus” meaning “king”. Basil health benefits are numerous, and for many nations this herb symbolizes love. One of the prominent herbalists an botanists, Nicholas Culpeper, mentioned basil in his famous fundamental work, the Complete Herbal (published in 1653) as one of the most powerful natural aphrodisiac which has great effects on women. Read the rest of this entry »
It is a known fact that fragrances have a huge influence on our nervous system and mood. According to Dr. G. Dodd, unfamiliar, unpleasant and aggressive fragrances are among the leading reasons of depressions (including winter depressions), irritability, anxiety, headaches and so on. That is why aromatherapy is a great tool which can help us create an amazing scented summer garden in a depressive pessimistic winter day. Fragrances of meadow grasses, wild flowers, fruit and berries can create a beautiful atmosphere and surrounding in your house, and you will forget about winter depressions or cold winter weather, and start feeling warm and positive. Read the rest of this entry »
Autumn has come and brought cold weather along with increased risks of having such diseases as cold, flu, bronchitis, and so on. There are hundreds of natural remedies and therapeutic procedures which can assist in strengthening our immune system and preventing those distressful respiratory diseases. Recently, the gurus of traditional Indian medicine Ayurveda named one more effective remedy that can be used for cold prevention. They suggested using three known spices in order to improve the immune system and avoid catching cold.
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Bad breath is quite a common and very embarrassing problem. It is caused by a poor dental care and oral hygiene, irregular brushing and flossing your teeth that results in excessive amounts of bacteria on the teeth and tongue. If you are facing difficulties fighting against bad breath, herbalists can offer you a series of effective and safe solutions. You can use the herbs which can assist in lowering the amounts of bacteria in your mouth and eliminating bad breath. Read the rest of this entry »
In our epoch of fast business life and constant lack of time for a good rest, relaxation and pleasure, a lot of people are not satisfied with their sexual health and performance. That is why recently, pubic interest in certain vitamins, stimulants, supplements or medications, which are recommended for improving sexual desire, has been increasingly growing. However, we should not forget that our Mother Nature has the keys to many problems, and herbal medicine can offer very effective solutions for all possible health related concerns. Read the rest of this entry »
A great deal of teenagers have very hard times fighting with acne break outs. No matter where it is: on your cheeks, forehead, neck, back or chest, it is a very bothering and embarrassing problem. You have, probably, tried a lot of various topical creams, ointments and lotions, which are available in our pharmacies and health care shops. They all were so promising, but the majority of them did not cause any noticeable positive effect. Therefore, it is a good time to try the most effective natural remedies for treating acne. First of all, you need to remember that you can use herbal remedies for acne treatment both internally and externally, so the combination of these two therapeutic methods will help you maximize the effects! Read the rest of this entry »