September 25, 2008

Arthritis PatientRheumatoid arthritis is one of the most frequent chronic diseases and it is estimated that currently over 2 million Americans suffer from it. This disease embraces all the conditions connected with inflammation of the tissues in the joints, therefore, it is usually accompanied with pains (arthralgia) and damages. It usually occurs in people after 55, mainly in women, but it also can be diagnosed in children and teenagers. Arthritis can be caused by abnormalities of immune system, genetic and environmental factors, as well as by problems with digestive system, which cause accumulation of toxins in your body that sooner or later can reach the joints. Read the rest of this entry »

No SmokingNicotine addiction is one of the most serious social problems of our times, and a great deal of smokers around the world is constantly making their efforts to quit this terrible habit. They develop special quit smoking plans, join medical stop smoking programs, do special exercises or meditate. However, every time they fail to quit, it becomes harder and harder to go on struggling with this addiction. Read the rest of this entry »

September 22, 2008

Eucalyptus GlobulusEucalyptus Globulus (known also as Blue Gum) is one of the most popular medicinal plants which is utilized in homeopathy as the mother tincture and widely used as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory remedy to treat chronic cough, influenza and other illnesses. Eucalyptus is a giant tree which grows in tropical forests of Australia and the Caribbean region. It grows up to 200-300 feet and considered to be the tallest tree in the world. Balmy sap, essential oil and even the roots of this plant were used by Australian aborigines in their daily life. Read the rest of this entry »

Melissa is one of the most known savory and medicinal herbs, which has been used by people for many centuries. About two thousand years ago, the Ancient Romans were first to discover the properties of this herb. It was found on the territories from Eastern Mediterranean and Balkans to south-eastern Siberia. Today, Melissa is cultivated throughout Europe, Middle Asia and Northern America. In natural environment, Melissa can be easily found due to its smell. The whole plant and especially its leaves give off a smell of lemon, that is why this herb received the second name: Lemon balm. Read the rest of this entry »

September 18, 2008

Stresses and depression are among the most topical social problems in our modern society, along with the issues of obesity, AIDS or drug dependence. People feel stressed, worried or depressed very frequently and in many different situations. The majority of anxiety and stresses are connected with our activities at workplace, family matters or emotional connections. Depression is a regular psychological effect of stresses. Long lasting chronic stresses can cause permanent anxiety, settled melancholy and depression, which can bring to real clinical mental disorders. Read the rest of this entry »

September 17, 2008

HomeopathyI may be mistaken, but I guess that a great deal of my readers is convinced that herbal medicine and homeopathy are two quite similar concepts. Nowadays, a great variety of homeopathic medicines and herbal remedies is being sold in our pharmacies and drugstores, therefore, it is very easy for any ordinary customer to get lost and confused. Many people suppose that herbal and homeopathic remedies are produced in the same way and have similar medical effects. Is this true? Read the rest of this entry »