Vitamins and Herbs

Get more vitamin D. Supplements are one way to increase your
Vitamin D intake, however quite honestly the best way to get this nutrient
is from sunshine. The human body synthesizes Vitamin D that is absorbed
through the skin when exposed to sunlight. Many people are not getting
the sun exposure that they require because of the risk of skin cancer;
however in moderation – about 5 minutes a day – sunlight is very
beneficial.
Take vitamin C prior to sun exposure. Getting a sunburn is
definitely unpleasant. By taking an extra dose of vitamin C prior to
beginning your sun exposure, you are boosting your skin’s natural
defenses. If you would like increased protection, consider adding vitamin
E as well.
Soothe your stomach with oranges and fennel seed. Make a
mixture of a tablespoon each of orange peel and fennel seed added to two
cups of water. Boil and then steep this tea. Add honey to sweeten the tea
and drink it when you are suffering from indigestion. The tea should
refrigerate for about 48 hours, and will taste primarily like fennel.
Drink rosemary tea. Rosemary is a kitchen herb known for its ability
to stimulate the senses. If you are feeling tired, but have a lot to get
accomplished you might do well to drink some Rosemary Tea. Rosemary
Tea is also an excellent remedy for headaches.
Use ipecac syrup to stop vomiting. While this is one of the common
ingredients in most home first aid kits, you may not realize that it is also a
homeopathic remedy for vomiting when taken in very tiny doses. While
ipecac will not do much for patients experiencing nausea, it will work
wonders for you if you are experiencing continuous vomiting. A
homeopathic physician or pharmacist can recommend exact dosages for
you.

Take Ginkgo for better concentration. Gingko is known for its ability
to stimulate the mind and to help the brain to metabolize nutrients
correctly. In some cases, the herb has been noted to reduce the effects of
aging and to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Gingko leaves are
ground into a powder and the extract can be used in many different forms.
A few years ago, it became very common to see Gingko added to just about
everything in the supermarket. A homeopathic physician can help you to
determine whether you would benefit from a Gingko supplement.

Mix garlic and honey. If you are at risk for, or suffer from high blood
pressure, consider eating a teaspoon of minced garlic mixed with 2
teaspoons of honey every day. Honey and garlic are known for being
healing foods, and when combined they are extremely beneficial to the
circulatory system.
Soothe diaper rash with beeswax. Beeswax is the base for a
homeopathic diaper cream solution. By adding in other herbs such as
chickweed and marshmallow, you are creating a cream that is not only
developed perfectly from nature – but one that will not stain and stick to
your hands. This cream is far gentler than the conventional diaper rash
creams currently on the market.

Try magnesium for leg cramps. Many people suffer from cramps in
their legs, particularly in the calves. Drinking more water will probably
help to relieve the frequency and adding magnesium to your diet is a great
way to eliminate these cramps forever.
Try belladonna for ear pain. If you have an ear infection or ear pain,
belladonna extract could possible help to alleviate this pain. This extract
helps to reduce inflammation in the blood vessels, one of the common
causes of ear pain. Other ailments for which belladonna will help include
toothaches, fevers, restlessness or insomnia and eye pain resulting from
dryness.
Take St. John’s Wort for stress. This plant extract is known for its
ability to help relieve the symptoms of depression, grief and anxiety. You
can also try taking St. John’s Wort for any injury that causes sharp pains
or a repetitive stress injury. This supplement is commonly added to teas,
and is also widely available in capsules and tablets.

Try lavender on your feet. If you suffer from athlete’s foot, you
already realize that there is little you seem to be able to do in order to stop
the affliction. That is true with traditional medications. However, using
oils of lavender, garlic and tea-tree in an alcohol solution will help to ward
off the problem once and for all.
Try peppermint oil for headaches. If you get chronic tension
headaches and have found conventional medications to be failing, it might
be a good idea to consider trying peppermint oil. A few drops of this oil can
be placed on a cotton ball and applied to the forehead. Take a few minutes
to relax and allow the oil to penetrate the skin.
Sleep better with a sesame oil scalp massage. Warm a small
amount of sesame oil, and massage into the scalp before washing your hair
in order to induce sleep. This can also be an effective technique to stop a
headache. Scalp massage in general is a good treatment option, however
when combined with sesame oil the effects are better felt.

Reduce stress naturally. One of the most commonly treated medical
conditions in the world today is anxiety disorder. Thankfully, nature
provided us with natural stress relievers like passion flower, lemon balm,
lavender and valerian to name a few. Consider trying these various
extracts to test their effect on your anxiety and stress levels with essential
oils, teas and other forms.

Try vitamins C and B for a hangover. If you happen to overindulge
with alcohol, you should immediately drink a glass of water and take some
Vitamins B and C. This combination will start to remove the alcohol from
your bloodstream and start the process of recovering so that you feel better
faster.
Try bee products for arthritis and joint pain. If you suffer from stiff
joints or arthritis, consider trying bee venom in any of its popular forms.
You might try a cream made from royal jelly, eating raw honey or even
using bee venom itself. If you are interested in experiencing the healing
relief of bee venom, contact an apitherapist, who will actually administer
bee stings to your affected joints. If you are allergic to bee stings, you
should not consider this treatment.
Try ginger for joint problems. If you experience joint pain or
stiffness, you might benefit from ginger caplets, or simply more ginger in
your diet. Ginger is an antioxidant that is known to assist the body in
preserving cartilage. You can find ginger supplements in any health food
store.
Try coriander oil for joint pain and stiffness. Coriander oil or
extract can be added to mineral oil for massaging sore joints, or it can be
brewed into a tea. Try making a 1 to 5 solution in an oil of your choice,
letting it sit for 24 hours and then applying to sore joints.
Stop sneezing with Echinacea. This herb has been used for thousands
of years to treat the symptoms of the common cold. It is thought to be an
excellent immunity booster. There are many different forms of Echinacea
currently on the market. Depending on whether you are taking it as a
preventative supplement or to treat current symptoms, the dosage may
differ.
Add more B to your diet. Foods rich in the B vitamins and B
supplements are thought to be some of the most beneficial to the human
body. B vitamins are excellent for the nervous system, the skin and are
even used to treat respiratory problems including asthma. Foods like
brown rice, baked potatoes and fish contain vitamin B.

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