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Saturday, May 7, 2016
Why taking pills when, if you wake up in the middle of the night with some strong pain you can grab some natural ingredients, which you probably have in your kitchen, and treat the pain yourself.
“Why should a man die if he grows sage in his garden”, Hippocrates asked himself bearing in mind that the plant for thousands of years been used as an antibiotic. Sage is especially good for your throat, respiratory tract infections and infections of the mouth.
It is also useful for gastric infections and large intestines. Sage helps to reduce fever that occurs at the beginning of cold and flu, by cooling the body. The Arabs believed that sage is the key to long life. It has been scientifically proven that it has moderate but extensive antibacterial and antiviral properties, and is now regularly used in the manufacture of a number of modern medicines.
Honey in its raw state was used as an antibacterial agent (antibiotic) long before the synthetic antibiotics were developed in cultures throughout the world for a variety of wounds and diseases.
Today it is scientifically proven that this sweet medicine has antibacterial properties that can effectively cure skin rashes, burns and abrasions. Honey cleans the teeth and mouth of bacteria and stops bleeding gums.
It is also effective in the treatment of ulcers and blisters. When treating wounds or inflammation, it is very important to choose the right honey. Darker honey has better antibacterial power -- and it must be in its raw form, it should not be pasteurized.
In a study conducted by a group of surgeons, it was found that cinnamon can kill most of bacteria found in hospitals, while in another study was found that cinnamon can kill bacteria resistant to standard antibiotics, and in the third study, it was discovered that cinnamon’s mortal enemy is Escherichia coli.
In the time of the pharaohs, when Egypt was at its high of his powers, garlic has been administered to workers and slaves who built the great pyramids, in order to increase their endurance, strength and most importantly -- to protect themselves from diseases. Garlic is proven to cure or assist in the treatment of many diseases.
One of its strongest active ingredients is called Alicin -- a compound that exhibits antibacterial and antifungal properties. Alicin also plays the role of a defense mechanism against pests attack. Scientists have proven that Allicin destroys many bacteria, including some of the worst, often resistant to standard antibiotics.
Garlic effectively cures toothache (in order to stop the pain just chop the onion and put on the aching tooth), cough, sore throat, as well as many other diseases and infections.
Even today, dentists use clove oil as oral antiseptic and disinfecting root canals (very familiar scent that can be felt in almost every dental office). Eugenol, which is found in large quantities in clove, is regarded as the primary antimicrobial compound of the plant. This fact has been documented by many scientists around the world.
If you want to relieve a toothache, chew cloves for a couple of minutes and the pain will completely stop within two hours. However, Clove is most effective when it is turned into oil.
There is over 40 species of oregano. In cooking we mostly use Origanum Vulgare but Origanum Minutiflorum’s oil is considered to be the most effective one. Origanum Minutiflorum’s oil contains up to 90% of the active drug ingredient called carvacrol.
The ancient Greeks used to apply oregano oil onto their wounds in order to treat them faster.They also used oregano to treat snake bites and illnesses of the respiratory tract. However, oregano became popular in Europe in the middle ages, where it was used for treating infections.