Review of supposedly natural health cures..

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The Seven natural antibiotics.

1. Garlic

Cultures across the world have long recognized garlic for its preventive and curative powers.

Research has found that garlic can be an effective treatment against many forms of bacteria, including Salmonella and Escherichia coli (E. coli). Garlic has even been considered for use against multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.

2. Honey

Since the time of Aristotle, honey has been used as an ointment that helps wounds to heal and prevents or draws out infection.

Healthcare professionals today have found it helpful in treating chronic wounds, burns, ulcers, bedsores, and skin grafts. For example, results of a study from 2016 demonstrate that honey dressings can help to heal wounds.

The antibacterial effects of honey are usually attributed to its hydrogen peroxide content. However, manuka honey fights off bacteria, though it has a lower hydrogen peroxide content.

A 2011 study reported that the best-known type of honey inhibits approximately 60 kinds of bacteria. It also suggests that honey successfully treats wounds infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Antibacterial properties aside, honey may help wounds to heal by providing a protective coating that fosters a moist environment.

  1. Ginger

The scientific community also recognizes ginger as a natural antibiotic. Several studies, including one published in 2017, have demonstrated ginger’s ability to fight many strains of bacteria.

Researchers are also exploring ginger’s power to combat seasickness and nausea and to lower blood sugar levels.

 

4. Echinacea

Echinacea has been used to treat infections for many years.

Native American and other traditional healers have used echinacea for hundreds of years to treat infections and wounds. Researchers are beginning to understand why.

A study published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology reports that extract of Echinacea purpurea can kill many different kinds of bacteria, including Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes).

  1. pyogenes is responsible for strep throat, toxic shock syndrome, and the “flesh-eating disease” known as necrotizing fasciitis.

Echinacea may also fight inflammation associated with bacterial infection.

5. Goldenseal

Goldenseal is usually consumed in tea or capsules to treat respiratory and digestive problems. However, it may also combat bacterial diarrhea and urinary tract infections.

In addition, results of a recent study support the use of goldenseal to treat skin infections. In a lab, goldenseal extracts were used to prevent MRSA from damaging tissue.

A person taking prescription medications should check with a doctor before taking goldenseal, as this supplement can cause interference.

Goldenseal also contains berberine, an important component of natural antibiotics. This alkaloid is not safe for infants, or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

6. Clove

Clove has traditionally been used in dental procedures. Research is now finding that clove water extract may be effective against many different kinds of bacteria, including E. coli.

 

 

7. Oregano

Some believe that oregano boosts the immune system and acts as an antioxidant. It may have anti-inflammatory properties.

While researchers have yet to verify these claims, some studies show that oregano is among the more effective natural antibiotics, particularly when it is made it into an oil.

Risks of natural antibiotics

While cooked garlic is usually safe to consume, research suggests that taking concentrated garlic may increase the risk of bleeding. This can be dangerous for people facing surgery or taking blood thinners.

Garlic concentrates may also reduce the usefulness of HIV medications.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321108.php?srAntibiotics may be prescribed to speed recovery from illness or to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

 Lemon and honey – our ‘go-to’ remedy , for colds, a home-made hot drink with fresh lemon juice and honey was the most popular choice, with a staggering 62 percent citing it as one of their ‘go-to’ drinks,   based on getting vitamin C from lemon, and the antibacterial/antimicrobial elements of honey,”  

Ginger was cited by 23 percent  as an effective method to soothe a sore throat. Indeed, ginger has been shown to reduce pain.

Colds and flu share many of the same symptoms; the major difference being flu is often worse, and accompanied by a high fever. The extreme fatigue associated with flu can persist for weeks. Cold symptoms are generally milder and last about 1 week. Also, runny nose or nasal congestion is more common with cold than flu.

Over-the-counter medications – these can reduce fever. Tylenol can help people with flu feel more comfortable while they recover.Saline nose drops can help relieve a blocked nose.Vapor rubs can make it easier to breathe.Gargling with salt water or sucking on a lozenge can ease the pain of a sore throat.

 

Health Benefits of Saffron

Boosts Immunity

Although people often think of spices as nothing but food flavoring tools, they still contain high concentrations of certain important nutrients, including vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is important for human health, as it stimulates the immune system’s production [3] of white blood cells, the body’s first line of defense against illness. It is also crucial to the production of collagen, which is necessary for cellular production in the body and contributes to wound healing, muscle growth, blood vessel repair, and tissue production.

Increases Circulation

Saffron can function as an effective energy booster and can increase your metabolism by increasing your blood circulation. The high concentration [4] of iron means that saffron increases your RBCs, which thereby stimulates circulation and the oxygenation of organ systems and the body’s extremities. This improves efficiency and functionality of the tissues and organ systems for healthier metabolic activity and also prevents the symptoms of anemia.

Protects Heart Health

Improving the health of the heart seems to be one of the top goals in human health today, and one simple way to do this is to increase your potassium intake [5]. Potassium acts as a vasodilator, effectively lowering the stress and pressure on blood vessels and arteries, allowing blood pressure to decrease and relieving strain on the cardiovascular system. This can prevent things like atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes from occurring.

Controls Diabetes

The significant levels of manganese can help the body optimize its blood sugar levels. Diabetes is one of the most dangerous and widespread conditions in our world today, affecting millions of people globally. By regulating [6] your blood sugar, insulin, and glucose levels, you can effectively prevent the onset of type II diabetes or manage the symptoms if you already suffer from this affliction.

 

Relieves Anxiety

Saffron has been known to relieve [7] mild depression and improve mood in those who regularly consume it. The many active compounds in saffron have some effect on the endocrine system and can stimulate the release of beneficial hormones that keep us happy and healthy. For women, this same effect has also been known to act as an aphrodisiac. It has been hailed as a natural antidepressant by numerous research studies and organizations.

Improves Bone Strength

Some of the minerals and organic compounds in saffron have been linked to optimized nutrient uptake, particularly of calcium. By maximizing the amount [8] of calcium that our body can absorb from food, we have a better chance of improving bone mineral density and preventing the onset of conditions like osteoporosis and other degenerative age-related diseases.

Analgesic Qualities

Pain relief is always a valuable property of an herb or a natural remedy, and the volatile compound safranal in saffron acts as a sedative for many patients. This sedative action can help [10] relieve pain, reduce anxiety and stress, improve sleep patterns, and generally soothe the mind and body, which is always a good thing!

Reduces Stomach Disorders

One of the oldest and most well-known uses of saffron is for upset stomachs and excess flatulence. The sedative and anti-inflammatory nature of saffron helps [12] calm the stomach and reduce inflammation, which eases things like constipation, bloating, cramping, and other serious conditions like gastric ulcers.

Treats Inflammation

As a topical tool used in massage, saffron oil and creams derived from the flower’s compounds can eliminate aches and pains throughout the body, while also relieving pain and discomfort. For people suffering from sports injuries, arthritis, gout, and other inflammatory conditions [13], this is a wonderful remedy. Also, for the topical healing of bruises and wounds, the quick-acting antioxidants in saffron can help speed the healing process.

Saffron for your eyes

Vision reaches a degeneration level with age, which may cause blindness (macular degeneration). The light retinas of the eye begin to break down with age. Saffron promotes a long-term improvement in eyesight. It improves visual acuity and light sensitivity, even in those who have macular degeneration at an early stage. Clearly, this is an eye–opener to see the light of Saffron.

Word of Caution: Consuming saffron in high doses can be potentially dangerous, as the high concentration of active ingredients can have a range of effects on the body. However, in small doses (such as in meals or in pill supplement form), saffron is not known to have any common side effects or allergenic properties.

Diabetes, a long-term condition causing high blood sugar level has following common symptoms:
Frequent urination, intense thirst and hunger, weight gain, unusual weight loss, fatigue, cuts and bruises that do not heal, male sexual dysfunction, numbness and tingling in hands and feet. Diabetes if not treated well can lead to Glaucoma/ loss of sight, Gangrene, skin disorders, heart problem, hypertension, hearing problem, gum diseases, wound healing takes longer etc.

Turmeric

Turmeric demonstrates anti-inflammatory property Study in humans shows that curcumin works an antioxidant and reduces oxidative stress and heart risk in diabetes.   Curcuminoids found in turmeric functions as an anti-hyperglycemic agent- it lowers elevated blood sugar in diabetes.   Curcumin is a natural wound healing agent and speeds up wound healing process. Even topical application of curcumin benefits in skin wounds.Curcumin is a natural painkiller. Primarily turmeric reduces blood sugar, improves insulin sensitivity and improves metabolic health in diabetes. It helps manage diabetes effectively  At a dose of 1 teaspoon o  2-3 times a day benefits should be evidenced within 1-2 weeks. Including turmeric in diet and cooking is the best way to start taking turmeric. You could add it to soups, sprinkle it over salads, add it to juices.  I am including turmeric in my food and I am also drinking the turmeric tea. I must say I am very happy with the results. I am diabetic and I take Metforman 500 tablets twice a day.

Generally as a precaution it is advised not to take turmeric with anti-diabetes medication. This is because both curcumin as well as anti-diabetes medication reduce blood sugar levels so it is thought that taking the two together could cause abnormally low blood sugar levels and there are chances of drug interaction.

Effects noted of cinnamon, cardamom, saffron and ginger consumption on blood pressure and  type 2 diabetes  

 

Ginger benefits for diabetes

Ginger provide lots of benefits of health and based on some studies, ginger also has some beneficial effect in diabetes patient, below are the list that you can check :

  1. Keeping blood sugar level

Some studies conducted in Iran reported that certain phytochemicals contained in ginger such as gingerol and other component can lower the blood sugar level. Study which conducted in more than 30 days with some diabetes patients shows that after therapeutic treatment with ginger, they experienced lower blood sugar level and this lead to maintain normal blood sugar level. The effect of ginger in lowering blood sugar level is may conducted with the inhibition of hepatic phosphorylase which known as an enzyme that break down glycogen ( glucose storage molecule ) into glucose. If glycogen break down into glucose, blood sugar level in the body will also rise.

  1. Improve glucose tolerance

Mechanism of keeping blood sugar in diabetes patient has been studied by some researches and they found the phytochemical brought by ginger facilitated the glucose metabolism and improve glucose tolerance in the body. A study by James W Daily et al which published in Journal of Ethnic Food reported that ginger supplementation is efficient to improve the glucose tolerance in diabetes people especially those with type 2 diabetes.

  1. Reduce insulin resistance

A study by Iranian researchers from University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran which published in Journal National Library of medicine reported that ginger supplementation can reduce insulin resistance level by 10,5 %. It is also suggested by those scientist that diabetes people better consume about 3 g of ginger supplement everyday for 8 weeks more to get the benefits.

  1. Increase the secretion of insulin

According to a study which published in European Journal of Pharmacology, scientist has found that ginger extract can increase the level of insulin secretion by interact with serotonin receptor. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in brain which play important role in promoting pancreatic cells to produce insulin.

  1. Reduce lipid profile

Ginger suplementation also can reduce the level of several kind of fat such as triglycerid acid, cholesterol and LDL ( Low density lipoprotein ). Better lipid profile show better health condition and prevent diabetes people to develop complication.

  1. Decrease oxidative stress

Oxidative stress is a term which refer to the imbalance level of free radicals with the ability of the body to get rid their bad effect from the body. Oxidative stress may trigger development of complication in diabetes people. Ginger contains various phytochemical which act as antioxidant that can fight free radical and protect the body from free radical.

  1. Increase hemoglobin level

It is also reported that ginger supplementation can increase level of hemoglobin in diabetes people. Hemoglobin play important role in oxygen and nutrient transport including sugar. The high level of hemoglobin allow the body to deliver better nutrition and prevent from lacking sugar as energy building block. When the body lack of sugar, glycogen will be broken to provide glucose and increase blood sugar level.

  1. Improve liver function

People with diabetes has greater risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease is a condition where some excessive fat attach to liver and bother liver function. It may also causing other serious health problem such as cirrhosis. Study has proved that consumin ginger extract can keep healthy liver and reduce the risk of developing fatty liver.

  1. Improve kidney function

High sugar blood level can increase the risk of nerve, blood vessel and other organ damage including kidney. High blood sugar level in diabetes make the kidney work harder and even may cause glomeroli or kidney filter damage and lead to kidney failure. Ginger has potential effect to lower blood sugar level and keep healthy kidney.

 

  1. Reduce inflammation

Diabetes is usually suffered by obese people and fat cells in their body will trigger the production of chemical which promote inflammation. Ginger contain anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce inflammation that occur in the body especially in people with diabetes type 2.

  1. Protect from cataract

People with diabetes have high risk to develop cataract. Cataract is a condition which the lens of the eye become blurred, opaque or unclear. Human eyes get energy of sugar from Aqueous Humor and people with diabetes have no ability to control the sugar or glucose level in Aqueous Humor. This condition may cause excessive accumulation of sugar inside eyes which lead to cataract. According to a study   ginger supplementation can help to delay the development of cataract.

Health risk of ginger

Ginger has lots of benefits for health but consuming excessive ginger is not recommended. Ginger can reduce the blood sugar level but consuming high amount of ginger may cause very low level of sugar in blood and it can make the body weak, dizzy and even fainting. Before consuming ginger as diabetic supplement, it is better to consult the doctor first.

Those are the benefits of ginger for people who suffer diabetes. Make sure you purchase fresh ginger if you want to consume it as food seasoning or choose only best ginger powder to make ginger tea. Having herbal medication to treat diabetes is another safety way to increase your health.

Ginger also interacts with herbs that stimulate blood flow and slow blood clotting, which includes clove, garlic, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, turmeric, angelica. Combining ginger with these herbs could increase your risk of bleeding. Eating too much ginger root can cause heartburn, diarrhea and mouth irritation. You may also experience belching, upset stomach, a bad taste in the mouth, bloating, gas and nausea.If you suffer from high blood pressure or diabetes and take medications for your condition, ginger is known to change the way the drugs you need react with your body. Specifically, beta-blockers, anticoagulants, and insulin drugs can be very dangerous to mix with ginger. ginger when consumed in reasonable quantities has few negative side effects and is on the FDA’s “generally recognized as safe” list.   An Alternative for Ginger  There are many alternatives that nutritionists recommend such as cayenne pepper, red paprika, and sweet peppers. They can be added to dishes and beverages to add that kick of spice to your taste  buds.

 

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  • Turmeric: Give yourself an immunity boost with the anti-inflammatory action of turmeric.  In one small study, it even outperformed a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug when used on patients with rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory joint condition.  The curcumin in turmeric is responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties and can help suppress and inhibit inflammatory pathways. Turmeric can help cleanse the blood in those dealing with inflammation in the liver or kidney.

 

  • Chili Peppers: You could tap the anti-inflammatory action of the capsaicin in a chili pepper to battle inflammatory diseases. So if you’re looking at alternative ways to ward off heart disease, obesity, or other diseases where inflammation plays a role, reach for that chili pepper. Researchers are even exploring its potential in battling certain cancers like that of the prostate.

 

  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon is packed with anti-inflammatory compounds like quercetin.  Which is why this warm, sweet spice can fight inflammation and neurological disorders like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease that have an association with inflammatory processes in the body.

 

  • Ginger: If you suffer from inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or obesity, you could benefit from having ginger. The spice has broad anti-inflammatory actions against a range of such conditions. Ginger Against Migraines And Cluster Headaches: If you have a migraine or cluster headache problem and don’t want to constantly pop migraine medication, ginger powder can work as a natural alternative. Research has found it can act as quickly as within two hours of consumption  Ginger is very suitable for those with a high level of blood sugar (including diabetics who manage the disease without medication), due to its natural propensity to lower one’s blood sugar levels. However, for those who are taking medication for diabetes – for example, Metformim or insulin injections – this could undermine the effectiveness of the doctor’s prescription. As a good rule of thumb, think of a tablespoon of fresh ginger root as equal to a 1/4 teaspoon of dried ground ginger

 

.  Cloves: Due to its antibacterial action against oral bacteria, clove oil is used in products like dental creams and toothpastes as well as oils to protect against dental caries and periodontal disease. It also has antiseptic and analgesic properties, helping soothe the pain associated with inflammation and infection.  It can also ease gum disease (gingivitis) and do away with the associated bad breath. Simply mix with a carrier oil and apply as a topical treatment.

Now there is a completely safe and highly effective natural way to keep insects at bay, and its results are far better than the effects of DEET- lemon eucalyptus oil

The pink Himalayan salt has a myriad of healthy medicinal properties, being rich in 84 minerals and trace elements. It can be used as a replacement of the processed table salt, as a bath soak or body scrub, or as pink Himalayan salt lamps. Yet, you might not know that you can use it as a salt inhaler and enjoy its numerous health benefits These salt inhalers have small Himalayan salt rocks at the bottom, and when you inhale, the natural moisture of the air helps absorb the salt particles into the lungs. This is highly beneficial in the case of colds, congestion, allergies, and asthma. The method is completely safe and natural, and thus causes no side-effects.

Have you ever heard of the restless leg syndrome? This common medical condition affects about 50% of the population, and it is characterized by leg cramps during the night. It is actually a neurological disorder that causes discomfort in the leg while resting, and is also known as “Charley’s horses”.The pain is additionally aggravated if you move the leg while cramping. These craps are most commonly a result of dehydration, mineral and vitamin deficiencies, and excessive exercise. Yet, it can also be caused by pregnancy, alcohol abuse, diabetes, and kidney failure. Apparently, placing a bar of soap under the sheets by sleeping can relieve this disorder!

Numerous people find it difficult to distinguish baking powder and baking soda, but these two ingredients do not share the same chemical composition, so here is how to make the difference:

Baking soda

The reaction of baking soda or bicarbonate of soda or sodium bicarbonate with acidic ingredients releases carbon dioxide. When cooking, you need an acidic ingredient such as lemon juice, molasses, cream of tartar, yogurt, buttermilk, or brown sugar.

It is stronger than baking powder, and it gives a metallic taste if it is not neutralized. Note that you should add a quarter teaspoon of baking soda per every cup of flour.

Baking powder

Baking powder contains cornstarch, baking soda, and cream of tartar. When cooking, the first leavening occurs when the powder gets wet, and the other when it is heated. Also, make sure you add a teaspoon of it per every cup of flour.

Moreover, some recipes are much better if you use both of these, baking powder and baking soda, but you need to find the perfect balance since carbon dioxide from baking soda and acids might influence the volume after the leavening.

Also, baking soda and baking powder have expiration dates, so you should always use them fresh.

*Please note, this article is not intended to  PROMOTE any SINGLE PRODUCT, or to diagnose, treat any medical condition or replace any medicines or medical treatment, it is purely our opinion from our experience and research from a non-medical perspective.  Please confirm any, all of these things with your doctor.

 

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