Indian Herb’s Healing Properties Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), an Indian herb also known as holy basil, has been proven effective in studies in reducing stress, lowering blood sugar and healing wounds. Now, research from India’s Rishiraj College of Dental Sciences has found that tulsi essential oil, used as a disinfectant, significantly reduced infection levels following root canals of primary molars in a study of 40 children. Although a triple antibiotic cream had better antibiotic properties, the researchers recommended tulsi for longstanding infections and to avoid antibiotic reactions and overuse.
Traditional Ayurvedic Herb Balances Thyroid Ashwagandha, a traditional ayurvedic herb, can significantly improve symptoms of subclinical hypothyroidism, a condition that affects many women, a new double-blind clinical study shows.
The Organic Growers School (OGS) will hold its 26th Annual Growers School Spring Conference Friday through Sunday, March 8 through 10 at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, North Carolina. The conference offers practical, regionally-appropriate workshops on organic growing, permaculture, homesteading, urban farming, and rural living.
Enlighten Wellness Emporium is now offering BrainTap, a tool to help overcome the ill effects of sympathetic (“fight or flight”) dominance in the autonomic nervous system. BrainTap creates a symmetry of sound frequencies, light synchronization and SMT (Self Mastery Technology) so you can rid yourself of negative self-talk to achieve life goals. “This technology is a safe, natural
Natural Ways to Reduce Pain by Kathleen Barnes Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans, with annual treatment costs reaching $635 billion, according to the Institute of Medicine. Worse, opiate-derived pain medications, conventional medicine’s go-to treatment for chronic pain, are addictive and deadly. The Annals of Internal Medicine reports that an estimated 2 million Americans suffered from opioid use disorder involving prescription
by Roberta Bolduc The Upstate is home to a growing number of natural health practitioners and holistic industries that reflect the current tide of renewed interest in the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Food Food has been called the “magic bullet” in dissipating chronic ailments and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Harriet Belue, co-owner of Belue Farms Natural Market in Boiling Springs, says she was “saved by food”.
Natural Approaches Resolve Major Illnesses by Linda Sechrist Although natural health enthusiasts may recognize alternative healing modalities as a preferred approach to treatment, in the face of major health issues, even they tend to join the crowd that’s turning first to conventional medicine.
Natural Remedy Provides Relief Ingesting a combination of five herbs while making healthy lifestyle changes significantly reduced symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome in a recent Australian study of 122 women
On Saturday, March 3, the Whole Health Nation health symposium comes to Zen, in Greenville. The intention of the conference is to help the community regain control of their health by learning to practice the behaviors of our forefathers. Classes such as Weeds: Friend or Foe?, Seed Saving, Mushrooms for Immunity, Culinary Herbs for Healing Meals, Potato Gardening in Containers, and Growing
Creating Sustainable Urban Living by Randy Kambic Homesteading is a broad field. “Along with planting produce, we encourage people to compost, change how they use water, learn about biochar—a long-term soil amendment that returns carbon to the earth—and employ creative economics, including bartering and food-sharing systems,” says K. Ruby Blume, of Grants Pass, Oregon, who founded the Institute of Urban Homesteading, in Oakland, California, a decade ago. She’s also co-author of Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living.