Archive for February, 2013

Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile Essential OilChamomile is one of the most common medicinal herbs and natural remedies used for skin care and digestive problem prevention. The product known as chamomile oil is received by steam distillation from the flowers of Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis or Chamaemelum nobile), known also a English Chamomile. However, some high quality chamomile essential oil can also be extracted from the plant German Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla). Despite the fact that the oils received from these two types of chamomile are quite similar and have many of common health benefits, the uses and especially blending properties of these oils are quite different. This can be explained by the differences in chemical content and the constituents of these two types of chamomile essential oil. The German Camomile oil composition includes bisabolol and alpha bisabolol, as well as azulene. The Roman Chamomile essential oil is composed of more common constituents like mycrene, pinene and alpha pinene, sabinene, pinocravone, camphene, gamma terpinene, and others. (more…)

Chestnut Bud Flower Essence

Chestnut Bud38 flower essences are very well promoted and known natural remedies created about 100 years ago by a prominent British naturopath and alternative medicine enthusiast, Dr. Edward Bach. In his palette, there are 38 amazing natural healing colors which can help us strengthen out mental and psychological health, learn to be optimistic, resistive, disciplined, self-confident, strong-willed, and so on. By findings these 38 natural remedies, Dr. Bach gave us a chance to receive magic help from our Mother Nature when we need to get rid of worries and fears, when we are drawing in negative thoughts and addictive behaviors, when we need to learn how to remain controlled and not to get overwhelmed with bad memories from our past, when we lost interest in life or suffer from nostalgia, etc. Bach flower remedies has helped millions of people around the world, so why don’t you join this group of those who learned how to enjoy their life and benefit from healthy spirit and mind? (more…)

African Mango Extract

African MangoFor the last two years, African mango extract has earned a reputation of a popular but a little controversial natural help for weight loss. The situation peaked in 2011 when the African mango extract along with green coffee bean extract became a recommendation by famous Dr. Mehmet Oz whose word is very much important for forming public opinion about one or another natural remedy or treatment. Dr Oz based his opinion about African mango extract as an effective weight loss solution on the findings of some clinical studies including the one by the researchers from at the University of Yaounde in Cameroon dated March 2009 and reported in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease. However, a lot is told about the adverse effects of this natural extract. Let’s try to understand the benefits and possible risks of using this natural weight loss solution. (more…)

Kombucha Tea Benefits

kombucha teaSome of us heard about this interesting fermented beverage, kombucha tea, known also as tea fungus or manchurian tea. There are talks about its being effective for some diseases and health conditions, that is why it is quite popular in the far east, mainly in China and Japan. However, a little is known about it in modern Europe and North America where plenty of enthusiasts are eager to know what is kombucha tea and what are its potential health benefits. Actually, kombucha is a natural beverage made by fermenting a special culture of bacteria and yeast known as “Kombucha mushroom” in common black or white tea. Though the kombucha culture is sometimes considered mushroom, biologically it is qute far from it, being only a composition of acetic acid bacteria like Acetobacter and some types of yeast like Candida stellata, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Brettanomyces bruxellensis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or other. Some biology specialists call it a microbial culture, or something that is known as a zoogleal mat. (more…)