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The Top 10 Teas for Your Herbal Medicine Cabinet

herbal teasWhen you’re sick, little is more comforting than holding a steaming mug of fragrant tea in both hands, warming your face with the hot steam. Somehow, no matter how rotten you felt before, you instantly feel just a tiny bit better.

Whether you are lucky enough to grow your own tea herbs, you purchase loose teas or you use tea bags, your cabinet is not complete without the following ingredients. These teas are delicious and beneficial, with many different healing qualities. Considering that we most often turn to herbal teas for healing purposes, it’s especially important to purchase or grow organic herbs for this purpose. If your leaves are bathed in pesticide and then you add them to boiling water, instead of healing goodness, you are steeping toxins. Continue reading

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is made by the fermentation of apple cider. During the fermentation process, sugar in the apple cider is broken down by bacteria and yeast into alcohol and then into vinegar. Like many types of vinegar, apple cider vinegar contains a substance called acetic acid. It also contains some lactic, citric and malic acids.

apple_cider_ vinegarWhy should we all start using more apple cider vinegar? First of all, apple cider vinegar is a completely natural product.  In integrating this product into our homes, we instantly decrease the consumption of unnatural chemicals in our daily lives.

Apple cider vinegar can help with many health conditions, including:
acne, allergies, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, flu, gout, heartburn, high cholesterol, sore throat Continue reading

The amazing properties of coconut oil

Some people say it is the healthiest oil on Earth! It is extremely good for your body – both inside and outside.

coconutCoconut oil is beneficial for hair care, skin care, dental care, bone strength, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, supporting immunity,  digestion and metabolism. The oil is known to relieve kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, even  HIV and cancer. It is the presence of lauric, capric and caprylic acid in the oil which are responsible for antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial and soothing properties. The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which helps in dealing with viruses, protozoa and bacteria causing diseases such as herpes, influenza and cytomegalovirus. It is important to ensure that the oil is raw and organic, such as Coconut Oil 250g, Organic Extra Virgin Cold Pressed (or for US readers Nature’s Way Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce). Continue reading