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[ 22 Apr 2012 | 12 Comments ]

Peppermint wears two hats, it is widely known as a stimulant and a relaxant. Generally, it stimulates the body’s circulation but it also calms the nerves. There are several reasons why peppermint is used as a tea, it is undisputedly one of the best teas to drink when you need to calm an upset stomach and it relieves indigestion.
It is also used to cleanse the pores on your face and gives your skin a healthy glow. The tea can also be used as a rejuvenating bath to relax and calm …

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[ 19 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments ]

Hibiscus is the generic name given to hundreds of species of flowering plants found in the Malvaceae family. These plants are native to tropical and sub-tropical countries throughout the world. Hibiscus is also known as flor de Jamaica, sorrel, rose mallow and Roselle. Whatever, you know it as; the flowers for this plant are quite beautiful and quite useful. Some uses are:

Landscaping- the flowers are really pretty.
Paper making- the kenaf species is used to make paper
Drinks- The hibiscus species called sorrel is a popular drink in Jamaica and other Caribbean …

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[ 18 Apr 2012 | No Comment ]

Burdock root is another plant that is widely used as a rinse. The plant has been in use for centuries because of its medicinal values. The burdock root contains an array of nutrients including calcium, iron, potassium and amino acids. Burdock root is also an effective anti fungal and antibacterial agent. Uses for burdock include:

Food and Drink- popular feature in European and Asian cuisine
Medicine- Burdock root oil extract is used to treat scalp conditions, burdock leaves are used for pain management in burn situations, it is also used as a …

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[ 17 Apr 2012 | 10 Comments ]

Stinging nettle is good for hair and I was surprised to find out that it was the same weed that is found in the countryside that will itch you if it catches your skin. Indeed, most of us think of the stinging nettle as a pest. However, this particular weed is reportedly high in calcium, iron, magnesium, chromium, potassium, and zinc, as well as vitamins A, B, C, D and K.
In peak season, stinging nettle can contain up to 25% protein dry weight. This is very high for a green …

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[ 16 Apr 2012 | 9 Comments ]

I’m a lucky chica
And I’ve just got to tell ya
That I love this herb endlessly
Because hair grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like me…
Really that’s how I hear the Edison Lighthouse song, which was produced long before I was born. As you can probably tell from my posts I love oldies music and though I have butchered the line above the emotions are so true. I did a search for rosemary on this site and I mention rosemary a lot! It must be love. I have the plant in …

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[ 15 Apr 2012 | 12 Comments ]

Have you ever heard of using tea rinses for hair? It is the same thing as using unsweetened herbal infusions on your hair to penetrate the hair strands thus giving the active ingredients in the various tea mixtures a chance to nourish the hair. There are numerous tea infusions that can be used on the hair, usually if the herb is used as oil or has other benefits for hair, then it can be used in its raw, steeped form.
Herbs like rosemary, stinging nettle, burdock root and even peppermint can …

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[ 13 Apr 2012 | No Comment ]

The thing about avocados is that they are not very attractive to look at on the outside; some of the species have a rough skin with lumps and bumps along the way. However, this vegetable validates the term “beauty on the inside”. Avocados are a rich source of Vitamins A, E, K, C, B6, potassium, protein, copper, oleic acid and folate. Nutritionists agree that it is a complete food, and it is chockfull of the good fats.
The fatty goodness of the avocado is what makes it so attractive for the …

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[ 12 Apr 2012 | One Comment ]

Pumpkin is a year round vegetable but is found abundantly in the fall. They are used for Halloween, the pies are a must for some households for thanksgiving, they are very popular in soups in winter and they are everywhere in the farmers market in the latter part of the year.
The beauty about pumpkins is that they can last for up to six months when bought whole and it is sold in a can in those months when you can’t get it. So this is one vegetable that is good …

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[ 10 Apr 2012 | One Comment ]

Papaya is a nutrient powerhouse, not only that it is beneficial to hair and skin in both its ripe and green state. Papaya is rich in proteins, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium, Beta Carotene, enzymes like papain, which breaks down tough meat fibers and so many more ingredients for healthy hair growth. Papaya also helps to maintain the hair’s natural sheen, softens the hair, helps to restrict dandruff and stimulates hair growth.
How to use papaya for hair?
For hair the riper the papaya, the more useful it will be for …

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[ 8 Apr 2012 | No Comment ]

Let us discuss the fats of life, three of them to be exact and the effects that these three have on the hair. Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are vital to every cell in the body, including your hair and skin.
Why are Omega-3 Fatty Acids Essential For Your Hair?
Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) is the primary fatty acid in omega-3, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are converted from ALA. Our systems do not produce the three fatty acids so we need these three from our diet.
They are extremely important …

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[ 6 Apr 2012 | One Comment ]

Honey-honey-honey-honey-honey!
Honey-honey-honey-honey-honey!
Honey-honey-honey-honey-honey!
Some people got to have it,
Hey, hey-hey-some people really need it.
Hey, listen to me, y’all do thangs, do thangs, do thangs – good thangs with it- yeah …
Why Do You Need Honey?
Honey is a healing agent. It is antibacterial and anti-fungal and composed of nutrients like minerals-magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulphur, iron and phosphate), vitamins (such as B1, B2, C, B6, B5, B3), trace elements (like copper, iodine, and zinc) as well as amino acids. Because of its rich store house of nutrients, honey is a very useful beauty …

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[ 5 Apr 2012 | No Comment ]

Raw eggs contain a significant concentration of essential proteins and other nutrients. As a matter of fact, one egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids. Additionally, eggs  contain naturally occurring vitamin D. Vitamin D is gotten naturally from the skin’s exposure to sun.
The accolades do not just stop there for eggs; this particular food is very good for the hair. Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of the high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals that it contains. Many people …