FRANKINCESNE

March 27, 2018

The benefits of frankincense oil can be obtained by topical application, inhalation via a diffuser or vaporizer, or by ingesting it in small amounts. For pain relief, massage the oil into the affected area. Using a diffuser, vaporizer, or inhaler works for the treatment of colds, coughs, and other respiratory conditions and blockages. Frankincense can be applied directly to the skin in most cases, or can be blended with carrier oils such as jojoba, coconut, or almond oils. Most packaging and labelling will describe whether or not that particular blend of oil will require dilution. When taking frankincense oil internally, it is best to dilute it in an edible carrier oil (such as coconut), or in a teaspoon of honey, in a glass of water, or in any non-acidic, non-dairy beverage. You can also put a drop or two beneath your tongue. It is thought that rubbing a few drops of the oil into the soles of the feet each day will help to strengthe

November 4, 2016

CHAMOMILE

This herb has been used for centuries to calm the nerves and induce sleep. It is from a daisy-like family of plants called Asteraceae, and while there are many different types of chamomile, the most common are German Chamomile (Marticaria recutita), and Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). Chamomile is known to be used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, and was also popular throughout the middle ages.

HEALTH BENEFITS:

  • Calms the nerves
  • Reduces internal inflammation
  • Reduces bloating and flatulence
  • Aids with teething pain
  • Reduces nasal congestion
  • Soothes skin irritations such as eczema, and psoriasis
  • Alleviates menstrual cramps
  • Aids with sleep
  • Reduces fever
  • Treats colds

November 9, 2015

(also known as celiac sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy, Coeliac disease).

  Coeliac disease is a common genetic disorder that affects the small intestine and the body’s ability to digest and absorb nutrients. Coeliac disease can be serious, and if left untreated, can result in such conditions as vitamin and mineral deficiencies, malnutrition, small intestine cancer, and anaemia. It can affect anyone but it more common in people with genetic disorders like Turner Syndrome and Down Syndrome. People with conditions like type 1 diabetes, autoimmune thyroid disease, autoimmune liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis and microscopic colitis are also at risk of developing celiac disease although it is more often seen in people of northern European descent. In coeliac disease, the lining of the small intestine is damaged by the body’s own immune system after a person eats a food containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in certain grains, such as wheat, oats, barley, and rye. When partially digested foods containing gluten reach the small intestine, an abnormal reaction occurs in the intestinal lining. The lining is made of many villi, small finger-like bumps, which flatten out when exposed to gluten. This decreases the amount of surface area of the small intestine that is available to digest and absorb nutrients. The symptoms of coeliac disease vary between individua