Alternative Medicine

How Healthy Can Kimchi Be?

June 28, 2011 Alternative Medicine

Have you been wondering what kimchi is? Kimchi is a spicy fermented cabbage and a tasty complement to Korean dishes. Commonly contained in jars, it has a conspicuous aroma and a sour-spicy taste.  Oh well, it may seem to have this pungent smell but do not let that push you back. Why? You got to […]

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Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit

June 27, 2011 Alternative Medicine

Having a mythical character as your namesake is a special privilege. However, dragon fruit has many more attributes to display than just the nomenclature. Full of fiber and water content, it is one of the best known health foods around. Dragon fruit, also known as Pitahaya, originated in Mexico and South America but its popularity […]

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Health Benefits of Cabbage

June 27, 2011 Alternative Medicine

The humble cabbage is a perfect representative of a green leafy vegetable because not only it is green in colour but also a bundle of leaves put together by crafty hands of nature. Cabbage is savoured by all and sundry across the globe as an important part of cultural cuisines, adding it either as an […]

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Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

June 24, 2011 Alternative Medicine

For all vegetarians, finding a good source of protein is always a challenge. While milk and soy does provide a good amount of protein, they are either not part of a regular diet or not liked by many. In addition, they are missing on one or the other amino acids. This makes the vegetarians feel […]

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Benefits and Side Effects of Castor Seed Oil

June 20, 2011 Alternative Medicine

Castor seed oil is derived from the seed of castor oil plant (Ricinus communis). Many people all over the world use castor oil for its many health benefits. Castor oil however, also has several side effects that many users should be aware of. Ricinus communis can naturally be found all over the tropics, but it […]

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Herbal Teas for Insomnia

June 19, 2011 Alternative Medicine

Sleep is one of the vital needs of our body. Sufficient sleep can boost our immune system, relax and clear our mind and reinvigorate our body to perform daily tasks. Lack of sleep can lead to health disorders, mental imbalance, and loss of energy. Insufficient sleep is caused by many factors such as stress, problems, […]

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Citronella Oil: Uses in Aromatherapy

June 19, 2011 Alternative Medicine

Aromatherapy utilizes airborne compounds and odors made by heating an oil or substance for a variety of purposes. Citronella oil is derived from plants of the genus Cymbopogan. There are two species that serve as a source of citronella oil, Cymbopogan nardus (Ceylon type) and Cymbopogan winterianus (Java type or maha pengri). They are cultivated […]

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Home Remedies For Thrush In Adults

June 19, 2011 Alternative Medicine

All of us at one point or the other come across thrush, a yeast infection which mostly causes white lesions in the inner cheek and tongue making it difficult to eat, drink and sometimes even swallow. They are painful and often bleed if accidentally hit while brushing teeth. However, sometimes the infection can also occur […]

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Health Benefits of Jasmine Tea

June 17, 2011 Alternative Medicine

Jasmine tea has long been a favorite of the Chinese due to its aroma, flavor and numerous health benefits. The tea made from tea leaves and jasmine flowers, exudes a very favorable scent. There are exceptional and numerous benefits in drinking jasmine tea. Drinking jasmine tea, over time, could reduce the risk of developing some […]

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Herbal Remedies for Gout

June 16, 2011 Alternative Medicine

Gout is a debilitating condition caused by inflammation of certain areas of the body due to the accumulation of uric acid. It results in swelling, sensitivity, and intense pain, making even minor movements excruciating. High levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia) eventually accumulate as crystals (tophi) in body areas. This induces an immune […]

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