Many know Skullcap to be a cap that you put on your head, but in this case, it’s actually a medicinal plant that’s long been used for healing purposes, particularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Skullcap, which is named due to its shape resembling that of a medieval helmet, is of the mint family, Lamiaceae, and ranges from blue to pink in color. This medicinal plant references two herbs: American skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) and Chinese skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis), with each treating different conditions. Other known names are: Blue Pimpernel, Blue Skullcap, Escutelaria, Grande Toque, Helmet Flower, Hoodwort, Mad-Dog Herb, Mad-Dog Skullcap, Mad-Dog Weed, Mad Weed, Quaker Bonnet, Scullcap, Scutellaria, Scutellaire, Scutellaire de Virginie, Scutellaire Latériflore, Scutelluria, Scutellaria lateriflora, Toque Bleue, Toque Casquée, Toque des Marais.
This herb has been used as an alternative medicine to help heal inflammation, provide relief from spasms, stimulate blood flow in the pelvic region, encourage menstruation, help eliminate headaches, reduce fever, treat gout and work a sedative for relaxation. Additionally, it’s been thought to treat conditions such as epilepsy, insomnia, hysteria and anxiety.
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What are enzymes?
Enzymes are proteins that speed up chemical reactions. There are estimated to be between 50,000 and 70,000 different enzymes in your body that regulate every metabolic function in your body. Without enzymes, all of these metabolic functions would progress through the same steps, but would go too slowly to sustain life. In essence, enzymes make life happen where otherwise there would be none.
Most people, when they think of enzymes, think of digestive enzymes, and in the world of alternative health, that usually means digestive enzyme supplements. But as we’ve already mentioned, there are tens of thousands of different enzymes in the human body, and 99.999% have nothing to do with digestion.
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Lush, shiny, manageable and healthy hair can be yours, with coconut oil!
Save money and get healthier hair! Check out these uses for coconut oil and your hair!
You can even clear out commercial conditioners, shine, and styling products, and replace them with this all-natural solution. Coconut oil is rich in anti-microbial properties, lauric acid, and medium-chain fatty acids that strengthen hair, condition the scalp, and help to regrow hair.
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If you are looking for an effective natural remedy, look for nothing other than neem leaves. Neem tree is commonly found in every household. Neem leaves has been used for ages to treat many skin ailments and hair loss. The anti-microbial and blood purifying properties of neem leaves address the root causes of the hair loss. It stimulates the growth of healthy strong hair. Neem is a versatile herb and can be used in many ways.
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The smell of a rose is one of those experiences that can ignite fond memories of young love and backyard gardens. But did you know that roses are more than a pretty smell? It’s true, for they have therapeutic benefits that can help heal many health conditions.
Rose essential oil, which is created through a simple process of steam distillation, has been used to treat health conditions and used in natural beauty treatments for thousands of years.
Research and personal experiences tell us that rose oil can improve acne, balance hormones, relieve anxiety, improve depression, reduce rosacea and naturally increase libido.
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Roses have many landscape uses. They can be placed as
accent plants or used to form hedges or ground covers.
They offer a rainbow of colors and a variety of forms
and fragrances, and their sizes range from miniatures to
tall climbing plants. Roses may be grown under many climatic
and soil conditions and, with care, thrive and produce
flowers for many years.
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Coconut oil aids in skincare, hair care, weight loss, treating yeast infections, improving digestion and increasing immunity against a host of infections and diseases. The oil is used not just in tropical countries, where coconut plantations are abundant, but worldwide people are discovering the benefits of coconut oil.
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DIY Recipes of indigenous dishes used in Caribbean territories
Corn Meal Fungee
Ingredients for Corn Meal Fungee
4 cups water
6 okras, cut into small pieces
1 tsp salt to taste
2 cups corn meal
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What is Cocoa Butter?
Cocoa Butter or theobroma oil, is a pale-yellow, edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean. It is used to make chocolate, as well as some ointments, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals. Cocoa butter has a cocoa flavor and aroma.
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