The ancient ritual of smudging has regained popularity in the modern world. In recent years, people have used plant smoke to “cleanse” a space, clarifying the energy of negativity. The practice involves burning herbs and plant resins for spiritual and medicinal reasons, and it was used by indigenous peoples around he world.
What would you do if you were with someone who clutched their chest and said they suspected a heart attack? Of course, your first action would be to call 911. But it might take a few minutes for an ambulance to arrive. A number of sources on the internet say there is one more thing you can do in such an emergency. You can reach into your pantry for a helpful natural remedy you probably have on hand.
The Egyptians called aloe vera the plant of immortality, and Native Americans referred to it as the “wand of heaven.” It has long been prized for its healing properties. Today, many people keep an aloe vera plant at home to treat scrapes, cuts and burns. But aloe is even more beneficial when taken internally.
Most of us have suffered a cough or cold. These are minor illnesses, but they are frustrating to experience. Coughing interferes with concentration and is a nuisance for the people around us. It is unpleasant during the day, but at night, a bad cough can interfere with sleep and keep other family members awake. That’s especially tough when we’re all tired from a day at work or school. Children are most apt to have colds and the flu, because of their less developed immune systems.
Researchers at the University of Windsor, in Ontario, Canada, have been studying the common dandelion weed as a potential cure for cancer. Results of the study have been encouraging. It began when a local oncologist shared with them a home remedy brought to him by his patients.
A new study conducted by British scientists has confirmed what many doctors, nurses and patients have long believed: Listening to music during surgery improves outcomes. The research team based their conclusions on evidence from approximately 7,000 patients.
Approximately 37 million Americans experience migraine headaches, a type of vascular headache that most commonly afflicts people between the ages of 15 and 55. Between 70 and 80 percent of people with migraine have a family history of the disorder. The symptoms of migraine include moderate to severe pain, sensitivity to light, noise and smells, blurry vision, and nausea and vomiting.