Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Aloe Vera ,Benefits,Uses.

Aloe cleanse pores ,preventing skin oiliness, moisturizes the skin and slows down aging.If you have an aloe plant , cut one of the leaves , closer to the ground is better because they have more components, open in the middle and collect the gel into a container.

                                                  Protective mask for dry and damaged hair

• 1 small spoon of aloe vera
• 1 table spoon of honey
1 teaspoon of castor oil 


 Mix all ingredients together and massage the head gently rubbing the scalp
 Leave for 30-40 minutes before soak. After shampooing, rinse with chamomile and then with water. Applying one to two times a week, your hair will regain their elasticity. 

                                                           Cooling help for legs 

 2 table spoon of aloe vera gel
1/2 teaspoon of peppermint oil

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and, when your legs feel tired and heavy, spread a small amount and massage until absorbed. 

                                                                   Body cream for dry skin

1 cup olive oil  

2/3 cup rose water 

 1/3 cup aloe  gel 

2 drops of rose oil  

14 gr of beeswax

In a saucepan, mix on low heat olive oil with beeswax until melted. Allow the mixture to cool. In another pot, boil the rose water with the gel then add to the first mixture.After you mix all together in a blender until it Becomes cream.Last add the rose oil. Store in a jar for one month.


For fungal foot: Apply aloe vera gel on the area and wrap it with a bandage. Repeat until the infection is gone.
For bruises: Apply aloe directly on the bump 3-4 times a day or cut a sheet and tie it onto the hit point. pain and swelling will decrease substantially.

For small cuts and abrasions: First clean the wound and then apply aloe or soak a bandage with aloe juice and tie it to the region. Repeat until slicing or skinning closed. The regenerative action of aloe will help to heal quickly the small wound.

For eczema: you can still use it externally as ointment, and drink 1-2 teaspoons daily until the eczema improves.

                                                       What to watch out
  When aloe is used for application to the skin, it is considered safe as long the juice avoid entering directly onto extensive open wound. The potential to cause an allergic reaction is rare. On the other hand, consumption of aloe by mouth wants attention, because it can cause cramping and diarrhea.
 The women during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and those who have problems such as abdominal pain, ileus, or a history of allergy to garlic, onion and other plants of this family should avoid taking it.
 The aloe can interact with hydrocortisone, diuretics, anticoagulants and drugs for diabetes. This may, for example, improve the functioning of the pancreas, which required adjustment of the insulin dose. 
 Because of its laxative action, can still throw potassium levels in the blood and cause arrhythmias

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Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

In Greece Marjoram is known from Ancient times where it was used as a drug in stomach and intestinal discomfort .  
It has Antispasmodic , Antiseptic , and Antinefralgikes properties and Soothes Coughs , Headaches and Dizziness . It is one of the best Digestive Herbs and helps in the Treatment of Gas in the Stomach and intestines and sour and heartburn . And has an effect on the central nervous system and acts as a Sedative for Insomnia , Stress and Depression.

Culpeper  wrote in one of the most popular book about Votanology in 1653 "can rarely be found herb that heals better sour stomach" 

 Combines perfectly with the Melissa in a wonderful drink for the treatment of insomnia.
Combine Marjoram, Chamomile and Spearmint have good results in Inflammation of the gums and tongue.

For Depression and Anxiety is well combined with Melissa. 

Colds have similar therapeutic effect with oregano.  

The use of the beverage marjoram is internal and external.

Internal Use

The drink soothes Headaches, Dizziness, helps Nerve Disease, soothes Coughs and Tooth Pain, helps in Pains, Rheumatism, Enderic Disorders and in Pain Belly.

Method of Beverage Extraction

Decoction: We boil a few minutes a teaspoon Marjoram in a pot of water. Strain and drink it hot with Honey.

Injectate: Put a teaspoon Marjoram in a jug of hot water. Allow 10 minutes, strain and drink it hot with Honey.

External Use

The poultice of the leaves and the rubbing with the essential oil , relieves rheumatism and arthritic pain, while the beautiful fragrance removes bad mood, depression and stress.
Helps to antiseptic use of wounds.
The leaves, mounted on bruises or in places where insects have stung is very emollients.  

The juice along with alcohol, is used for rubbing in people suffering from neuralgia. The leaves doing very good to the liver and promote proper blood circulation.

Essential oil: 3-4 drops in a spoonful of honey, 2-3 times a day. The oil of the plant used for rubbing on the painfull joints and rheumatism.  

Marjoram is used in perfumery, cooking, baking and as a therapeutic material.Also used in the manufacture of soap, toothpaste and myrrh.

At high doses marjoram may cause dizziness and hallucinations. 
Consequently the many drinks not adviced. 

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