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Cool Sunburn With Black Tea And Mint

Sunburn can strike any time of year even the most diligently lotioned sunblock enthusiast. An infusion of black tea and fresh mint makes a tincture that is both fragrant and soothing to a sunburn. The black tea contains tannic acid, a compound that draws heat from the burn and restores the skin’s acid balance. The mint soothes and cools the skin.

Pour four cups of boiling water over two cups of fresh mint leaves and three or four tea bags. Cover, let it stand for 10 minutes. Strain and let it cool. The infusion will keep in a glass jar in the refrigerator for a few weeks.  Soak a washcloth or cotton balls with the infusion and pat onto the sunburned skin. If your eyelids got red as well you can apply the cooled wet teabags directly for 10-20 minutes.

For severe sunburn, especially when blisters start forming  you should always consult your doctor.

Add Oregano To Reduce Menstrual Cramps

Greek research found that adding just 2 teaspoons of fresh Oregano daily during menstruation reduces or eliminates cramps. Oregano contains the natural compounds Thymol and Carvacrol. These compounds relax uterine muscles and prevent painful contractions.

Oregano has many beneficial effects like antibacterial and anti-inflammatory  properties. A new study published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental  Biology highlights the cancer fighting effects of Carvacrol.  Preliminary reports have revealed that the compound is an extremely potent  anti-cancer agent.

Combines well with: tomato sauce, mushrooms, summer squash, fish, olives

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Cayenne Pepper

Many cultures have used cayenne pepper medicinally for centuries. Finally, modern scientific research validates the folklore and acknowledges that cultures that use hot peppers like cayenne liberally have a much lower rate of heart attack, stroke and pulmonary embolism.

 Properties: stimulates blood flow, improves circulation, tones the heart, is one of the richest, most stable sources of Vitamin E, which protects the heart, relieves pain, itching, can help fend off ailments like heart disease, cancers, cataracts, Alzheimer’s disease and others, reduces triglyceride levels, and platelet aggregation, increases the body’s ability to dissolve fibrin, an insoluble protein and major component in the formation of blood clots, stimulates secretions that help clear mucus from a stuffy nose or congested lungs, breaks up congestion, helps maintain healthy epithelial tissues and membranes lining the nasal passages, lungs, intestinal tract and urinary tract, serves as the body’s first line of defense against disease causing organisms, kills harmful bacteria and stimulating the stomach to secrete protective buffering juices to prevent ulcers, contains capsinoids that significantly increase heat production in the body and oxygen consumption in your fat tissue after you eat them, therefore helping with weight loss.

 Use:

  • prevents heart attack,
  • wards off the common cold and flu
  • helps control pain associated with arthritis, psoriasis, and diabetic neuropathy
  • can stop itching
  • can stop internal and external bleeding
  • reduces platelet stickiness
  • fights inflammation
  • clears congestion and stuffiness fast
  • boosts immunity
  • prevents stomach ulcers
  • helps with weight loss

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