Saturday, January 16, 2010

Health Benefits of Ginseng Tea

Many people swear by Ginseng Tea and consume it on a regular basis. According to these Ginseng supporters, it is beneficial in the following different ways :

•Ginseng helps build up an appetite.
•Ginseng helps with digestion.
•Ginseng aids respiration.
•Ginseng is rejuvenating and works against fatigue.
•Ginseng helps reduce physical and mental stress.
•Ginseng aids the immune system.
•Ginseng works as an aphrodisiac.
•Ginseng helps counter arthritis.
•Ginseng helps counter asthma.
•Ginseng helps counter diabetes.
•Ginseng reduces the risk of cancer.
•Ginseng lessens the effects of Crohn's Disease.
•Ginseng is effective against Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome.
•Ginseng helps lower (LDL) bad cholesterol levels.
•Ginseng is effective against headaches.
•Ginseng provides a cure for stomach ulcers.
•Ginseng provides a cure for diarrhea.
•Ginseng is good for blood circulation.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Make your own Invigorating Body Scrub!

I know most of you love scrubs... so here is a fantastic recipie for a DIY body Scrub! (This also makes a fantastic revitilising foot scrub for tired feet)

30grms fine sea salt (Epson Salt or Himalyan salt works best)
90 grms grapeseed oil
60 grms finely grated natural soap
1/4 teaspoon peppermint essential oil
1/3 teaspoon orange essential oil
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest (optional)

Mix everything well in a clean bowl and store in a sterile jar. Shelf life 1 month.

All materials can be bought online from under the category ''DIY Cosmetic Supplies''

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Why use Organic Cotton Towels?

• Hazardous substances are commonly used in processing textiles. These chemicals can leach out of the products over time and get into our bodies. (source: Greenpeace page 20)

• Conventional cotton uses 24% of all insecticide and 11% of all pesticides used in the world each year!

• Organic cotton is a clean, sustainable alternative to conventional cotton and is a much purer fiber to put next to your skin.

• Organic Cotton is naturally waxy, so the towels will need a few washes to reach maximum absorbency

Ecru is unbleached organic cotton in it’s natural colour

Treat yourself to soft and snugly organic cotton towels…

N.B: These towels wash beautifully, but make sure you DON’T use fabric softener, it reduces absorbency

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Benefits of Rosemary tea

Today, research is showing rosemary's ability to help improve memory and help in the prevention of Alzheimer's Rosemary tea. Made of the plant's leaf,iit contains rosmarinic acid and many other antioxidants that have been reported to prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that preserves brain tissues.

Drinking rosemary tea benefits the digestive tract and can help those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. It stimulates the release of bile to help digest fats, thus relieving intestinal cramps and spasms. It also helps in relieving indigestion, flatulence, and bloating.

Other benefits of drinking rosemary tea include helping in the following:
• menstrual cramps
• amenorrhea
• arthritis
• headaches
• fever.

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Benfits of Anise Tea

~Helps improve appetite as it stimulates digestive juices.

~Helps aid respiratory illnesses as it reduces congestion in the lungs and sinuses

~Helps to reduce bad breath by drinking it or using it as a mouth wash

(People with high blood pressure should avoid anise)

Benefits of Clove tea

~Helps to fight all fungal infections

~A good remedy for acidity, gas, bloating, acid reflux and heartburn

~Helps to treat tooth aches and gum diseases.

~Filled with antioxidants it helps the body’s immune system while slowing down the aging process.

~It’s a great remedies for all common colds, flu, fevers, sinuses and coughs.

~Also a great remedy for morning sickness and can be used during the first few weeks of pregnancy