Using Natures Remedies for Health and Wellness

Although I have always had an interest in using natural products for health and wellness, the elimination of toxic chemicals and drugs from my medicine cabinet was a slow process.  It was not until I began to embrace preparedness and self-reliance that I took the time to learn about using natures remedies for health and wellness purposes.  And then, like a proverbial light going of in a dark room, I got it.

I mean I really got it.  Drawers full of OTC remedies and ointments were dumped into a box along with bottles of pharmaceutical drugs that I had hung on to “just in case”.

Although I have been using natural remedies and DIY salves exclusively for almost a year, things really came to a head when a root canal was canceled after ingesting a brew of lemon juice, turmeric, and cayenne pepper that I Eden Pond Turmeric Cur... Best Price: null Buy New $8.95 ($0.07 / Count) (as of 03:00 EST - Details) named “Dee’s Cocktail”.  Imagine my utter surprise when my dentist grinned at me, canceled the procedure, and encouraged me to continue to use “nature’s antibiotics” including turmeric, cayenne, cinnamon, and oregano!

How Do Plant Derivatives and Essential Oils Work?

Being a seeker of knowledge, I wanted to pursue the science of how plants and their derivatives such as essential oils work on the human body.  I found this recent article on the National Library of Medicine (part of the National Institute of Health) website: Effect of Essential Oils on Pathogenic Bacteria.

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Plants and their derivatives, such as essential oils, are often used in folk medicine. In nature, essential oils play an important role in the protection of plants. Essential oils contain a wide variety of secondary metabolites that are capable of inhibiting or slowing the growth of bacteria, yeasts and moulds.

Essential oils and their components have activity against a variety of targets, particularly the membrane and cytoplasm, and in some cases, they completely change the morphology of the cells. This brief review The Complete Book of E... Worwood, Valerie Ann Best Price: $1.28 Buy New $20.27 (as of 07:00 EST - Details) describes the activity of essential oils against pathogenic bacteria.

To see something like this is writing from a credible source was encouraging.  To that end, over the years, I have learned so very much from the shared experience and knowledge of others.  I wish I was smart enough to be an expert at everything.  Since I am not, I often call upon others who have already done some of the heavy lifting in seeking out information on topics I find important.

Today, with the assistance of  Contributing Author Rebecca Schiffhauer, I share some thoughts about natural remedies and why they work.  Treat this article as a starting point for opening your mind to the miracle of nature and the herbs, plants, fruits, seeds and oils that can contribute to our health and wellness in a holistic, safe manner and natural manner. Plant Therapy Essentia... Best Price: null Buy New $14.95 (as of 07:05 EST - Details)

Natural Antibiotic Remedies & Why They Work

“The ability of oils from various spices to kill infectious organisms has been recognized since antiquity. Natural oils may turn out to be valuable adjuvants or even replacements for many anti-germicidals under a variety of conditions.”

Harry G. Preuss, MD, Professor of physiology and biophysics, Georgetown University

You can find nature in one of its most powerful forms, the essence and life-force of plants found in what we commonly refer to as essential oils.  Essential oils are derived from flowers, trees, grasses, leaves, roots and fruits.  Their powerful essence is indispensable to medicine.  Western medicine seeks to create chemical copies of essential oils because of their extremely effective and complex medical system.

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Essential oils provide a system of medicine that not only is in total biochemical harmony with our bodies, but they’re non-invasive too!  Their delivery system is so efficient that synthetic drugs look crude in comparison.

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