Juniper

April 3, 2018

WAYS TO USE JUNIPER MEDICINALLY:

As a medicine, juniper extracts can be taken internally, inhaled, or applied topically. You can use Juniper berries fresh or dried as well as in a supplement form or as an oil. Many health food stores carry juniper berries in the herbs and spice section and can usually be purchased either dried, fresh, crushed, or whole. The leaves can be burnt on top of a hot wood stove to create an incense which is said to be helpful in the treatment of colds. The average dosage for this herb is 2 to 10 grams, or 1 to 3 teaspoons of crushed berries made into a tea by pouring boiling water over them and steeping for 10 minutes. Drinking the tea 1 – 2 times per day over the course of 4 – 6 weeks is considered generally safe. The extracts of this berry contain terpinene-4-ol, which is a compound that stimulates the kidneys, as well as amentoflavone, a compound with anti-viral properties. Juniper is often ingested in tea or supplement form. The t

October 31, 2016

  Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that is caused by the immune system attacking healthy cells and tissues. The immune system produces excessive amounts of antibodies compared to a normal person, and these antibodies can attach themselves to various bodily structures, causing inflammation and pain as a result.   This disease is quite rare and affects women more than men. Women of childbearing age are also more commonly affected. Statistically, Lupus affects over 20, 000 Australians, and 90% of those affected are women aged 15–45.   For the full article go to Lupus

March 3, 2016

Asparagus protects the liver from toxins and acts as a natural diuretic to help flush toxins from your body. Beetroot is a good blood purifier and liver cleanser, and increases the uptake of oxygen by cells.  It also helps stabilize the bloods pH (acid/alkaline) balance.  In addition, the fibres help your colon do its job. Cruciferous vegetables (especially kale) are powerful detoxifiers, containing a compound that helps the liver produce enzymes for detoxification.  Cabbage helps the liver break down excess hormones, cleanses the digestive tract and soothes the stomach, while broccoli helps the toxins the be eliminated more easily. Green Tea contains catechins which increase liver function Coriander leaves contain compounds that “bind” to heavy metals, helping remove them from the blood. All green vegetables contain chlorophyll, which may help rid you of environmental toxins, heavy metals and pesticides. Cranberries are well-known for cleansing and detoxifying the urinary tract and helping combat urinary tract infections. Lemongrass helps to cleanse the kidneys, bladder and digestive tract – use it in cooking or drink as a tea. Garlic helps combat harmful bacteria, intestinal parasites, and viruses, removing them from the b