The world is changing in every aspect, and the growth of innovations, the rise of personal care products, and unique businesses can be tied in with a new/older era. The era is health and alternative medicine. This may come as a surprise to some of you as alternative medicine can be seen as the first medicine ever used. We might think, why go back to the basics? We have spent generations forming new medicines and procedures to help cure many of the world’s most taxing and weakening illnesses and diseases.
While many new and innovative forms of healing and health care have proven to be extremely helpful and life-saving, let’s consider for a moment that our bodies are meant to heal themselves in some cases, and many cases can heal themselves through natural forms that leave little to no side effect or damage on our bodies. We have all seen many natural forms of healing, and whether we decide to be skeptical or give these forms a chance, there can be a lot said for many life-changing stories and research through the topic of discussion today, essential oils and extracts.
Grape Seed Extract
The grape seed extract is made from the ground up grapes used specifically from red wine. The seeds are dried, pulverized, and removal of grapes seeds common bitter taste. Grape seed extract can be when baking, cooking and applying to the skin, but the most effective form of taking the oil is liquid digestion. Grapes alone act as a beneficial food to anyone’s diet as grapes contain antioxidants that prevent oxidation that can cause dangerous reactions to the cells and living organs. Eating foods with Antioxidants like thiols or ascorbic acid will help prevent this dangerous reaction in one’s body. Grapes/grape seed extract contains both of these antioxidants, making it an excellent resource for our bodies. Although many diseases and illness may call for serious medical attention, grape seed extract has been known and proven to help with the following health issues,
- Healing open wounds
- May help with cognitive decline
- Can end infectious growths
- May reduce the chance or help cure cancer
- Can protect the liver and kidney (any major organs)
- Can increase bone strength
- Can help with blood flow in the body
- Can reduce blood pressure
- May reduce inflammation
- May reduce tooth decay
Peppermint / Digize
We all know that all too familiar feeling of feeling anxious, period cramps, nauseous mornings, or a downright “long night” on the town. Our stomachs are constantly working to give us energy, maintain our emotions and pressures of life, and inform us of what our body needs and doesn’t need. Although the stomach is strong and typically self-healing, there is a fantastic alternative that can truly make a difference in quickly getting rid of those stomach pains.
Peppermint has been used for centuries as a form of healing, seasoning, and an important self-healing alternative. Peppermint can best help ease the stomach when either being ingested or rubbed on the skin. It is important to remember that Peppermint is quite strong, smells sensation and healing wise, meaning being careful not to get the oil near your eyes and not using too much tea. Not all oil is safe for ingestion, so be sure to check for that when purchasing your oil and be mindful of the amount you are taking.
Peppermint has a positive effect on curing headaches/migraines, an anxious stomach, difficulty breathing, period cramps, sore muscles or joints, and reducing stress. As peppermint and Digize act both as oils to help the stomach cope with inevitable pains and emotions, both oils are helpful. However, Digize contains a blend of beneficial oils such as Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Lemongrass, Anise, and fennel, used for healing the ancient Egyptian era.
Digize is specifically beneficial for periods. It is an anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic compound; the meaning is settled bloating, cramps, digestion issues, stomach flues, and chronic stomach issues or disease. Digize is most beneficial when applied on the skin with coconut oils or carrier oil; the carrier oil acts as a guard between your skin and the oil as the oil is powerful and can be harsh on the skin. The oil can be used through diffusion and not an oil to be digested in the body.
The sweet scent of lavender is something that one could never forget, resulting in the scent being the foundation for many soaps, candles, teas, and even food flavoring. The sweet scent of lavender seems to demand relaxation and an ability to unwind and de-stress from the world; As lavender oils accomplish this goal, a hidden healing secret lavender holds that many of us may not realize.
Surprisingly, lavender is a wound-healing agent because of the properties within the oils such as antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial. Lavender has a reputation in natural medicine as a scare reducer, skin healer, and wounds healer, whether it be an open wound or burns. Be sure that all products you are putting on the skin are natural and clearly state their freeship with the skin’s bare surface.
This healing oil comes in many forms, such as teas, lotions, burn cream, and self-care products, all of which have specific brands and characteristics to help many of the issues discussed. As burns, cuts, and wounds are an inevitable part of our lives as humans, healing with a natural source from the earth will boost the hearing process. Your overall feeling as side effects are eliminated, and allergic reactions are rare.
As one of the most effective oils for healing pain and infection within the mouth will come with its challenges when taking cloves. As I myself went through a period of time using clove for excruciating pain from a wisdom teeth procedure, I quickly lathered the “oral healing oil” all in my mouth. I will be honest and say it was the most disgusting thing I have ever tasted, and the taste lingered in my mouth for what seemed like years. With that said, the oil cleared away my infection, pain for at least three hours, and eventually, my stomach got over the urge to throw up.
One of the oldest forms of natural healing, cloves can be traced all the way back to 600 A.D as a form of healing. As our medical system has progressed since then, cloves have been used to disinfect surgical areas and instruments, numbing the mouth, curing toothaches, and even curing infection and fungus in other regions’ body. Cloves can also be used around the house as it has been proven to kill mold and fungus in which the oil and be diffused for the purpose or the second purpose of a positive mood changer.
Cloves can be found in many forms, such as raw spices, oils, foods, products, and gels or pills that doctors may prescribe. Be sure that your clove product is specifically friendly, which you choose to use.
We could all use a little memory booster these days, as many of our lives are jam-packed with endless obligations and activities. It may be silly to think of a popular spice and gardening herb to help the brain and blood. However, it has been used as such for centuries. Rosemary not only has an inviting aroma but contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds that increase the oil’s ability to help with memory, brain function, hair growth, aches and pains, and regulating blood pressure.
As with every substance that we put into our body, be cautious of brands and products, making sure you are using all-natural products specifically for your intended use. Rosemary can be used by diffusing the oil itself, boiled down to a tea or syrup, in self-care products and broths or soups.