Sesame oil infused with herbs is a traditional Ayurvedic remedy for healing sinus problems. If you’re experiencing problems with congested sinuses, this may be the thing that finally gives you some relief. The best part is that unlike the Western approach to a stuffy nose, you won’t spend a lot of money or have side effects from the remedy.
Named for St. John the Baptist, most people know St. John’s Wort as an herb to counteract depression. However, like most herbs, it can heal multiple ailments. For many years it was thought hypericin was the only active compound, but further study revealed it also contains hyperforin as well as several flavonoids and tannins that have medicinal properties.
As a folk remedy, here are some of the uses for St. John’s Wort oil:
I’ve heard the pain of hemorrhoids described as sitting on shards of glass. No wonder people leave social functions without a word just so they can try to find some relief. It’s hard to explain an embarrassing condition like this.
By the time we reach fifty years of age, nearly half of the population will have had hemorrhoids. There are several ways to minimize the pain associated with this sometimes embarrassing medical condition.
There are many over-the-counter creams and ointments for pain relief, so why should you use medicinal oils? Other than the fact that they work as promised, the main reason medicated oils are preferable is that they are safe to use. Drugstore remedies can be dangerous. The FDA has warned consumers about several popular products that cause chemical burns.
It’s hard to stay motivated for winter workouts. As the weather gets colder and it gets darker earlier, your natural urge is to play a rousing game of couch potato in the evenings. Of course there’s the option of working out in the morning . . . when it’s even darker and colder.
Whatever time of day you choose to work out during the winter months, it’s important to reward yourself with little treats along the way to help you stay interested in exercising. I like to use herbal oils. Besides being great moisturizers, they have some added benefits that keep me motivated.