Friday, October 9, 2015

Natural Home Remedies For Cold Sores

7 Natural Remedies:

1. Lemon Balm: This herb has antiviral and calming properties. It contains a chemical compound called “eugenol” that gives it antiviral properties and helps to numb the tissues and reduce the throbbing pain that cold sores can cause.
According to the University of Maryland and a large study with lemon balm that involved three German hospitals and one dermatology clinic showed that, when lemon balm was used to treat the primary infection of HSV I, not a single recurrence was noted. The cream has also been found to reduce the healing time of both genital and oral herpes.

2. Lysine:  An essential fatty acid used to make protein needed to produce infection-fighting antibodies.  Lysine inhibits the spread of the cold sore. You can use in topical form or as a supplement taken orally.  According to studies lysine is an effective treatment against cold sores.

3. Resihi and Astragalus:  Reishi is a traditional Chinese medicine and a type of mushroom used to boost the immune system and research has shown that its antivirial properties help to inhibit the spread of the herpes virus. A typical dose is 600mg once or twice a day.  It effects are enhanced when used in accordance with astragalus that is also known for its immune boosting properties and healing powers. This is an effective remedy for cold sores.

4. Oil of Oregano:  A wonderful healing herb known for its antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial abilities.  Oil of Oregano can be dabbed on cold sores twice a day or every few hours or when you feel the need. or it can be taken internally mixed with water.

5. Bee Propolis: This amazing wonder of nature has my vote of confident with its natural healing abilities. Propolis is a resinous substance produced by bees to seal their hives and keep germs out.  It has strong antibacterial and antimicrobial properties is an active warrior against simplex type I virus. It can be used in capsules form, extracts, and ointments to stop the pain and heal the cold sore quickly. According to the University of Michigan Health System it can be used effectively for many conditions as well as cold sores.
6. Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is antiviral and antibacterial and why it is one of the ideal remedies to treat cold sores. Treat cold sores with Tea Tree oil can dramatically reduce both the duration and discomfort of a cold sore. Apply tea tree oil to the area with a cotton swab at the first sign of a tingling or itching sensation. The oil can be used at full-strength.

7. Try Organic Raw Apple cider vinegar.   Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial properties that will kill the bacteria and even out the pH. Apply directly to the cold sore with a clean cotton swab several times a day or as needed.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. 

     Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

       The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.

      National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.

  • How can National Breast Cancer Awareness Month make a difference?

        We can use this opportunity to spread the word about steps women can take to detect breast cancer early.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Ask doctors and nurses to speak to women about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.
  • Encourage women ages 40 to 49 to talk with their doctors about when to start getting mammograms.
  • Organize an event to talk with women ages 50 to 74 in your community about getting mammograms every 2 years.
What Is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.


Breast cancer can be diagnosed through multiple tests, including a mammogram, ultrasound, MRI and biopsy.


Once a person is determined to have a malignant tumor or the diagnosis of breast cancer, the healthcare team will determine breast cancer staging to communicate how far the disease has progressed.


Types of breast cancer include ductal carcinoma in situ, invasive ductal carcinoma, inflammatory breast cancer, and metastatic breast cancer.


There is a lot of misinformation out there. Make sure you know the facts about breast cancer

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Natural Home Remedy for Ingrown Toenail

       There are few things more irritating than an ingrown nail cutting into your foot all day. Ingrown nails occur when the nail grows into the soft tissue rather than out. The most common site is the big toe, you may have a painful and swollen red area that’s sensitive to touch and vulnerable to infection. They are caused by improperly trimmed toenails, too tight shoes and socks, or plain bad luck. You can get your nail back where it goes with these remedies for ingrown toenails:

    There are many over-the-counter products for treatment of ingrown toenails, some contain natural agents and others contain chemicals, or both. The best natural options for ingrown toenails contain tea tree oil, menthol, or other essential oils.

  • What you can try at home for ingrown toenails:

      Fill a basin with 8 liters (2 gallons) hot water and several tablespoons epsom salt or sea salt, stir until it dissolves then soak your foot for 20 minutes, then rinse, dry, and apply clean socks. Repeat every day until the redness disappears. The hot water will soften the skin around the ingrown nail and the salt will help combat infection and reduce swelling.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

15 Effective Uses for CLOVES

15 Effective Uses for Cloves

  • Toothache – Just put a piece of clove on the affected area. It will alleviate pain.
  • Earache – Clove oil is best used for an earache.  Make sure to dilute with a carrier oil and apply to a cotton ball placed just inside the ear canal. It will help relieve pain and infection pretty fast. 
  • Moisturize dry skin – Clove oil for dry skin is a great natural remedy. Apply the clove oil tn your skin with a cotton swab. .
  • Mosquito repellent – Clove can effectively help to ward off mosquitoes.
  • Digestion aid – If you are experiencing digestive issues, chew on a couple of cloves.
  • Improves blood circulation – Clove oil is great at reducing tension headaches. In order to get the blood vessels opened, apply a rag soaked in clove oils to the forehead.
  • Nausea – Chew on a clove to get rid of nausea.
  • Increase libido – Add a drop of clove oil  to your morning coffee.
  • Respiratory aid – Drinking clove tea can help with respiratory issues.
  • Parasite protection – Cloves help protect against intestinal parasites.
  • Insect bites – Clove oil can be used on insect bites to relieve the pain.
  • Bad Breath – In Ancient China it was customary to chew on a clove before speaking to the Emperor.
  • Hypertension – Chewing on cloves for at least six weeks can help reduce hypertension.
  • Joint and muscle pain –  Massage clove oil on a painful area.
  • Athlete’s foot – Clove oil is able to kill several strains of bacteria.