6 Natural and effective alternatives to ibuprofen

Over-the-counter medicines (OTCs) are a double-edged sword: They are readily available and can relieve your symptoms quickly, but once you have become reliant on them, they can make you sicker with adverse side effects. Ibuprofen is one such OTC medicine: While it’s used at a rate of billions of doses every year to treat pain, … Continue reading 6 Natural and effective alternatives to ibuprofen

Cannabidiol (CBD) found to alleviate seizures in those with neurodevelopmental conditions: Study

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 113 organic compounds in the Cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as hemp. Previous studies on CBD have focused on its medicinal uses for pain relief, epileptic seizures, insomnia and Parkinson’s disease. But a recent study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) found that CBD could also benefit children and adults suffering from Angelman syndrome … Continue reading Cannabidiol (CBD) found to alleviate seizures in those with neurodevelopmental conditions: Study

Medicinal plants: 15 Must-have herbs in your survival garden

When SHTF, medicinal plants and herbs on hand become indispensable. But instead of foraging for them in the wild when disaster strikes, it’s better to grow them in an outdoor or indoor garden for a more sufficient and stable source of herbal remedies. (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com) Potent medicinal herbs to have in your survival garden Here … Continue reading Medicinal plants: 15 Must-have herbs in your survival garden

Survival tips and tricks: 5 NATURAL antibiotics in your kitchen

The odds of suffering from infection or illness goes up in a survival scenario such as a long-term grid-down disaster. During that period, getting much-needed medical care will be difficult. Knowledge of natural antibiotics is therefore crucial for ensuring survival. Here are a selection of natural antibiotics you can usually find in the kitchen. (h/t to ApartmentPrepper.com) 1. Garlic Allicin … Continue reading Survival tips and tricks: 5 NATURAL antibiotics in your kitchen

Activity of Melaleuca, Cymbopogon, Cinnamomum and Thymus essential oils against pathogenic fungi

In this review, researchers at SNDT Women’s University in India discussed the potential of various essential oils as antifungal agents against known pathogens. The article was published in the Journal of Essential Oil Research. Mortality due to fungal infections, especially among immunocompromised individuals, has risen in recent years.Scientists are worried about the possibility of having no effective antifungal … Continue reading Activity of Melaleuca, Cymbopogon, Cinnamomum and Thymus essential oils against pathogenic fungi

The “root” of your problems: How valerian root can help with anxiety and sleep

There’s a good reason why valerian root is often called “nature’s Valium” — Research shows that valerian root can reduce anxiety and help a person sleep better. Valerian root is an herb that comes from the root of the flowering plant Valerian, belonging to the Valerianaceae family and native to Europe and Asia. While the flowers have a nice scent, the root has a … Continue reading The “root” of your problems: How valerian root can help with anxiety and sleep

Homemade remedies for bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes that transport air to and from the lungs. Because of this inflammation, bronchitis patients tend to cough up thickened and discolored mucus. Patients might also experience congestion, headaches, sore throat, muscle aches and fatigue. It can be chronic or acute. But despite the pain and discomfort it … Continue reading Homemade remedies for bronchitis

From vitamin D to eating the right foods: Here are some natural ways to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that primarily affects the joints. In some cases, the condition can also affect organs of the body such as the heart, lungs and eyes. The specific cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown. And as a result, there is no cure for the disease. There are treatment options but they … Continue reading From vitamin D to eating the right foods: Here are some natural ways to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Scientists explain how CBD helps address “isolation-induced aggression”

Research into the benefits of CBD has ramped up in recent years, and one area that could be particularly valuable is its effects on mental health. One recent study by Brazilian researchers found that it can help address isolation-induced aggression, which is something that could be incredibly useful in the quarantine era. In the study, … Continue reading Scientists explain how CBD helps address “isolation-induced aggression”

Start your day right with these 6 anti-inflammatory breakfast recipes

Inflammation is a normal part of immune cells’ response to harmful biological agents. It means that the immune cells are fighting to get rid of the offending pathogen or substance harming tissues and organs. In some cases, inflammation might persist for long periods or crop up despite the absence of pathogens. This inflammation might then be a … Continue reading Start your day right with these 6 anti-inflammatory breakfast recipes