October 27, 2010

Skin InfectionsSkin infections are becoming more and more common in the context of the fact that human body’s ability to combat various infections has been decreasing lately. It is caused by excessive usage of various antibiotic creams and antibacterial soaps by many of us. Our skin produces special proteins to fight bacteria, but applying antibacterial creams and soaps in great amounts disturbs bacterial balance on the skin and lowers the chances of the body to combat infections on its own. Read the rest of this entry »

Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

Author: Carla Fiscina
October 5, 2009

Aloe Vera Health BenefitsAloe Vera is one of the oldest known herbal remedies and natural antibiotics, which is mentioned in ancient Egyptian scripts and thus it has been used for more than 6000 years. This plant has an aimportant place in ancient Chinese medicine. Besides, it is mentioned in the works of ancient Indian physicians and in the workd of ancient Greek botanist and pharmacologist Dioscorides. In our times, there are more than 250 species of Aloe Vera which are being cultivated in the Mediterranean region, Middle Asia and other warm climatic zones. The spicy named Aloe barbadensis miller is used the most in modern herbal medicine. Read the rest of this entry »

Natural Antibiotics

Author: Carla Fiscina
September 7, 2009

Antibiotics are among those few medicines which caused a real revolution in modern medicine. By a lucky chance, the world’s doctors received a powerful cure to fight a large number of bacterial infectious diseases, which used to cause the majority of lethal outcomes. Soon after Flemming’s penicillin discovery in 1928, such diseases as tuberculosis, meningitis, typhoid fever, sepsis and many others could be cured fast and effectively. However, when antibiotic had started being applied in many therapies, it turned out that the microorganisms, which were supposed to be destroyed by this antimicrobial compounds, became resistive and did not display any reaction on known antibiotics. Read the rest of this entry »