CarrotCarrots should be considered a goldmine of natural vitamins and nutrients. Among other raw vegetable juices, carrot juice is an absolute leader in the context of the variety of its therapeutic effects, the contents of useful elements and its compatibility with other juices or foods. Nutritional and therapeutic values of carrot juice were discovered by the health practitioners of early European civilizations. Carrots originate from the Mediterranean region, where this vegetable was used by the Ancient Greeks since the 20th century B.C. They loved drinking carrot juice for its excellent cleansing effects and, in addition, it was considered a good remedy for constipation and physical exhaustion. Read the rest of this entry »

Broccoli FreshIs there anybody who still did not hear about nutritional values and amazing therapeutic properties of Broccoli (Brassica Oleracea or Brassica italica)? I do not think so. Usually, men do not like and do not eat this vegetable, since Broccoli is considered to be necessary for women as a natural remedy to prevent the development of breast cancer. However, broccoli, as a close relative of cauliflower, another real deposit of very useful natural elements and vitamins, is a real super food. It is one of the most useful vegetables which provides a range of unique nutritional and healing effects compatible with the effects of the most advanced modern medicines. Read the rest of this entry »

FeetIt is not easy to describe, how much work our feet do for us, and how terribly we mistreat them! Walking on incredibly high heels, standing on feet for hours, wearing very uncomfortable, but fashionable shoes! Sometimes, our feet are crying for help, and everything we can do is just 5-10 minutes of daily care. However, not may of us find time for that, until we start feeling pain in our feet after hard working days. Sore feet, dry feet, heel spurs, wounds, hematomas and blisters, fungal infections – these are just few problems which are familiar to many people, especially women. Why don’t we treat our feet right? Read the rest of this entry »

March 2, 2009

AromatherapyLavender oil is one of the key scents in aromatherapy, which has been used for centuries for its perfect calming and relaxing effects. Also, this fresh nostalgic floral aroma of Lavender has unique abilities to bring relief for many problems connected with negative emotions and ease the symptoms of stresses, anxiety and nervousness. A seance of therapeutic massage or a bath with several drops of Lavender oil is considered to be among the most effective natural remedies for mood disorders. Finally, needless to mention in how may ways Lavender oil can be used in household for its disinfecting and antiseptic properties. Read the rest of this entry »

BlossomHave you ever enjoyed amazing fragrance of Hawthorn blossom in the middle of May? Those beautiful white blossoms with mesmerizing glorious scent…

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) is a mystic and miraculous tree, which is also known as the May-tree. It has special and sometimes absolutely controversial meanings in many cultures of the world. For some nations it symbolizes hope, and for other nations it symbolizes evil. For example, in Ancient Rome, Hawthorn blossom was a wedding flower and was used for decorative garlands. In ancient Greece, the blossom was a symbol of virginity and chastity. Christians take Hawthorn as a sacred plant which decorated Jesus Christ’s crown of thorns. However, in British folklore, there is a taboo on bringing Hawthorn blossom into the house since it was believed to bring sicknesses and death. Read the rest of this entry »

February 23, 2009

TeaMany people enjoy drinking Chamomile tea, and so do I. Some years ago I discovered that drinking a cup of Chamomile tea every morning or before going to bed helped me to improve my problematic digestive system. Also, inhaling the vapors of Chamomile infusion before the bedtime helped me to fall asleep much faster. Chamomile teas are made from fresh organic flowers of Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and can be purchased in almost every grocery or health food store in our country. Specialists estimated that the world’s population consumes about 1 million cups of Chamomile tea every day – wow! This tea has a unique soothing soft taste and very beautiful fragrance, resembling the smell of fresh apples. Besides, I have to mention that Chamomile tea is one of the safest herbal remedies, which can be used to treat children and adults. The most important restriction is possible allergy to Chamomile flowers. Read the rest of this entry »