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The NHS has announced a ban on homeopathy and herbal medicine as they say it is “misuse of scarce funds”.
Officials today ruled that the treatments are among dozens of medicines which should not be funded by the health service.
H/t reader kevin a.
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“Brahmi” (Bacopa monnieri) benefits the brain by balancing levels of neurotransmitters and stress hormones, thus improving cognitive and mental health. The many ways that bacopa benefits cognitive and mental health are impressive. Bacopa is a foundational herbal remedy in the ancient healing traditions of both China and India. It has been highly prized as a brain tonic for reducing stress and anxiety, boosting mental energy and clarity, and protecting the brain from aging. It is very easy to grow. (Full article down below.)
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New research: Rosemary and oregano work just like prescription drugs – yet safer
In a study conducted by researchers from the American Chemical Society and published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, rosemary and oregano were found to inhibit an enzyme, dipeptidyl peptidase IV, that promotes the secretion of insulin. Protein tyrosine phosphatase – which plays a role in insulin signaling – has led researchers to conclude that the herbs could be useful in preventing and treating diabetes.
Lead author and researcher Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia noted that although some cases of diabetes can be controlled through diet and exercise, many patients lack the discipline to follow a successful regimen. In addition, anti-diabetic drugs can be costly, as well as featuring negative side effects. On the other hand, herbs offer a safe, natural and cost-effective method of lowering blood glucose.
I recommend you get yourself some raw (dried below 42°C) organic Amla powder, still containing all those enzymes and a very high amount of vitamin C.
Berries, like blueberries, cranberries and raspberries, are also very good in helping to cure diabetes.
They are the perfect cell & pipe cleaners for the entire body, removing plaque from veins & arteries and inner organs.
Chokeberry (Aronia) is good too.
Well, there is more, actually a lot more out there, that that does help to cure diabetes.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
Look for re-uploads at YouTube (or buy the documentaries):
Jiaogulan is easy to grow and highly recommended!!!
If you have a slow juicer you can juice jiaogulan (and some other herbs) with some carrots before or after you make your ‘regular’ juice.
This will give your body a real energy boost.
If you put some shoots in a small vase or glas bottle, they will grow roots very quickly.
Jiaogulan does not like direct sunlight.
– Jiaogulan the Chinese Herb of Immortality (Underground Health Reporter):
The Jiaogulan plant from the far-distant mountains of China that is so powerful that locals call it “the herb of immortality”. In the Guizhou Province of China, one of the places where jiaogulan (literally, twisting-vine orchid) grows most abundantly, the natives have nicknamed the herb they regularly consume as tea “the herb of immortality.” They also credit it with their reportedly long life spans.
The list of jiaogulan’s benefits is impressive and includes its ability to:
- Regulate cholesterol
- Maintain healthy blood pressure levels
- Improve digestion
- Enhance heart muscle (especially contractility)
- Protect and modulate the immune system
- Protect against free radical damage
- Regulate hormone levels in men and women
Jiaogulan may even help inhibit cancer growth. At its essence, this Chinese herb is an incredible balancing compound. If something (like your cholesterol, for instance) is higher than it should be, it lowers it. And if something is too low, it raises it.
Powerful Adaptogen Does Only and Exactly What Your Body Needs
Easy to grow.
I’ve grown many plants from seeds and they have all survived many winters now without any problem.
Needs full sunlight.
– Rhodiola herbal extract increases fruit fly lifespan by 25 percent: Research (Natural News, July 29, 2015):
The history of herbal medicine is pretty amazing. All around the world, for thousands of years, herbalists and natural practitioners have developed an impressive body of knowledge about the healing properties of thousands of different plants and herbs to help treat virtually every malady known to man. Some plants, like willow bark, were valued for specific medical properties: In this case, to break fevers and reduce pain and inflammation. Other herbs and plants were valued because of their ability to improve overall health and general quality of life. One such herb is Rhodiola rosea (also known as golden root). Rhodiola has been used in Ayurvedic medicine and other natural healing traditions in Asia for thousands of years and has long been valued for its general tonic properties. And modern science appears to be backing this up. Read on to find out more about the health benefits – including increased longevity – bestowed by this amazing herb.
– Are Dandelions A Natural Anti-Cancer Agent? Researchers Win Grant Money To Investigate (Medical Daily, July 30, 2013)
From the 4th video:
‘I never felt the energy.” (After one year of training!)
That is almost unbelievable. I felt the energy from day one.
Every Qi Gong & Tai Chi master can you make feel the energy from a distance (even if you are sick and never had any training lessons at all).
And … you don’t have to believe in it and you will still feel it.
I have posted the 6th video before:
– Ward off cancer, protect against radiation, and ease irritable bowel syndrome with mint (Natural News, July 11, 2012):
A seemingly humble herb, mint offers a variety of exceptional health enhancing features. Research has shown that certain varieties of mint have properties that help defend against cancer and damaging radiation. Not only does this herb offer protective benefit, but it also provides those who suffer from irritable bowl syndrome much needed relief.
Mentha piperita (peppermint) is native to the Mediterranean and nutrient rich. The fresh herb contains ample amounts of vitamin A, C, B12, K, along with folic acid, thiamine, and riboflavin. Mint also provides many essential minerals such as calcium, copper, fluoride, iron, potassium, selenium, and zinc. The essential oils found in mint include menthol, menthone, and menthol acetate.
– Astragalus, the unsung cancer fighter (Natural News, May 21, 2012):
Astragalus is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb that has been around for over 4,000 years. Astragalus is an adaptogenic, nontoxic herb and plant extract that helps the body resist the damaging effects of stress while restoring normal physiological function. Astragalus aids adrenal function, digestion, metabolism, combats fatigue and increases stamina. Astragalus is very effective in helping people with AIDS and has even proven to have an anti-tumor effect and can increase the efficacy of chemotherapy.
A native plant of China, astragalus is officially known as astragalus membranaceus: AKA Milk Vetch Root and Huang Qi. Astragalus is a perennial plant that grows up to 4 feet tall. The root of the plant has a sweet taste and contains choline, flavonoids, amino acids-gamma aminobutyric acid, canavanine, beta-sitosterol, saponins (astragalosides) and oil. The primary actions of astragalus are adaptogenic and immunomodulating. The secondary actions are anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, cardiotonic, diuretic and hepatoprotective.
– Proposed ‘Natural Health Products Bill’ in New Zealand would fine individuals $50,000 for making a cup of unapproved herbal tea (Natural News, April 10, 2012):
The health freedom of New Zealanders is under very serious threat, as the federal government there pushes to pass a bill known as the Natural Health Products Bill (NHPB), or Bill 324-1, that will bring the nation into compliance with the overbearing and authoritarian food and health restrictions found in Codex Alimentarius, the so-called world food code.
If passed, NHPB will combine with the equally-threatening New Zealand Food Bill (http://www.naturalnews.com) to make it essentially illegal for individuals to even prepare for themselves, let alone try to sell, herbal products and teas, vitamins and supplements, or any other natural products that are not explicitly approved by the government as acceptable.
Overturning the common law principles of freedom that have triumphed in New Zealand for centuries, Bill 324-1 will require that all herbal remedies, traditional treatments, homeopathic remedies and dietary supplements first be approved — and very strictly regulated — by the government before being allowed to be sold or even prepared for one’s own personal use.
“The system will, for the first time in New Zealand, introduce risk-based regulation of natural health products,” says Bill 324-1. In simple terms, this means that natural herbs, vitamins, minerals, and all other nutrients used to promote health and prevent disease will be subject to the same corrupt regulatory approval process that pharmaceutical drugs are, which will in turn make it difficult or even impossible for New Zealanders to access many of these products in the future.
Bill 324-1, Codex Alimentarius, and the world takeover of food and health
– Top 10 herbs and spices for strengthening your immune system (Natural News, April 11, 2012):
Of the many systems working within the human body, the immune system is an excellent example of complex efficiency. A network of participating cells and organs, it synchronizes its responses when defending the body from infection and disease.
(NaturalNews) Alternative health practitioners in North Carolina (NC) and their patients need your help to defeat a stealth bill that flew under the radar of most everyone in the natural health community. Senate Bill 31, which clarifies the penalties for the “unauthorized practice of medicine,” essentially criminalizes the practice of unlicensed forms of medicine, which includes the work of many naturopaths, homeopaths, herbalists, aromatherapists, and even some midwives in the state. The bill was adopted by a judiciary committee in early March, and it recently passed the NC Senate. Now, the NC House is set to vote on the bill tonight, and unless NC governor Bev Perdue vetoes it, the practice of natural medicine for many in NC may soon become a more severe criminal offense.
SB 31 states that anyone who practices medicine or surgery without having been first “licensed and registered to do so” will be guilty of a Class I felony. Class I felonies in NC are the least severe kinds of felonies, but they do include things like burning crosses on private or public property, and sexually exploiting children. So if passed, SB 31 will essentially make those who practice alternative medicine without an official, state-sanctioned license and permit, criminals of the likes of sexual predators and cross burners.
You can read the short bill for yourself at the following link:
Proponents of the bill say it fixes a loophole in the current law that classifies out-of-state practitioners who practice without a license as Class I felons, while in-state practitioners who practice without a license are only guilty of a Class I misdemeanor. But what the bill actually appears to do is make it even harder for alternative practitioners who literally cannot be licensed in NC because their work is not “approved,” to practice at all. After all, who is going to be willing to provide alternative medical services for consenting patients when doing so makes them a felon?