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5 Herbs for Hair Growth

5 Herbs for Hair Growth

August 5, 2012

There are hundreds of reasons why you might need a stimulative to grow hair faster. Perhaps it has something to do with a horrible haircut or even a bald spot that is starting to become a problem. But maybe some of you just want to have that long, flowing beautiful hair that you once had decades ago.

Here are some easy and healthy herb solutions to address these issues:

Saw Palmetto

Famous for slowing down the hair loss process. This herb has been used for many years as a healing herb. You wouldn’t know this otherwise, but there is a dark red berry that in the end produces a fine dried powder. Whether you are attached to ointments, capsules, or teas, this herb comes in all forms.

Stinging Nettle

Grown across America, this herb comes in pill or capsule form. This earthly treasure is know to be more effective when used in combination with saw palmetto. In essence, this herb protects and blocks the conversation of testosterone into DHT, which is a massive cause for hair loss in men and women.

Aloe Vera

Gel formula. Stimulates hair production and also protects the scalp and hair. Properties of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant are the major contributor to this herb’s well-known success on many health levels.

Green Tea

Studies have shown, especially in male-type baldness, that a simple fix of drinking several cups of green tea will help fight the battle of hair loss and attribute to regrowth of hair. If you aren’t keen on green tea, you can always opt for the capsule.

Horsetail

Some of you may have heard of something called ‘silica’, but in case you haven’t, this is a well-known herb that contains a lot of silica. This herbal medicine is known to aid in repairing connective tissue in the skin, revive hair and create a fast growing crop of hair on your head.

Posted On June 25, 2012, 5:33 am in hair + beauty

Plants for a Strong Immune System

Herb Companion Magazine.

Plants for a Strong Immune System

December/January 2012

By Jaclyn Chasse

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Tasty culinary herbs such as thyme, oregano, garlic, chiles and shiitake mushrooms can help your body battle illness.
Photo by Thomas Gibson

Your immune system is amazing. When exposed to something that could potentially be harmful, it kicks into action, providing a defense against infectious organisms and other invaders. Your strong immune system’s specialized cells, proteins, tissues, and organs constantly keep track of what is in your body and respond when needed.

Plants for a Strong Immune System: Everyday Immune Soup

Your immune system is responsible for responding when you are exposed to viruses and bacteria, when you have a cut or a broken bone, or when your cells begin to change in an abnormal way, as in the early stages of cancer. It also plays the vital role of determining what tissues belong to your body and leaving them alone, and quickly recognizing and eliminating foreign proteins from a bacteria or virus. The immune system is also responsible for inflammation, the natural process that occurs in response to injury. Inflammation is incredibly important to initiate healing, but too much of it can be detrimental and is linked to heart disease, diabetes, cancer and many other illnesses. (Read more)

8 of the World’s Healthiest Spices & Herbs

8 of the World’s Healthiest Spices & Herbs You Should Be Eating | Vitality – Yahoo! Shine.

8 of the World’s Healthiest Spices & Herbs YouShould Be Eating  (excerpts)

By The Editors of EatingWell Magazine | Vitality – Wed, Nov 23, 2011 10:32 AM EST

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., Associate Nutrition Editor at EatingWell Magazine

Modern science is beginning to uncover the ultimate power of spices and herbs, as weapons against illnesses from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. “We’re now starting to see a scientific basis for why people have been using spices medicinally for thousands of years,” says Bharat Aggarwal, Ph.D., professor at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and author of Healing Spices (Sterling, 2011).

While science has yet to show that any spice cures disease, there’s compelling evidence that several may help manage some chronic conditions (though it’s always smart to talk with your doctor). What’s not to love? Here we’ve gathered eight of the healthiest spices and herbs enjoyed around the world. (Click Here to Read Full Article)

Chile Peppers
May help: Boost metabolism.

Ginger
May help: Soothe an upset stomach, fight arthritis pain.

Cinnamon
May help: Stabilize blood sugar.

Turmeric
May help: Quell inflammation, inhibit tumors.

Saffron
May help: Lift your mood.

Parsley
May help: Inhibit breast cancer-cell growth.

Sage
May help: Preserve memory, soothe sore throats.

Rosemary
May help: Enhance mental focus, fight foodborne bacteria.

What are your favorite herbs and spices? (Click Here to Read Full Article)
By Kerri-Ann Jennings  a registered dietitian

Stand by Adam Guerrero and Defend the Right to Garden! – YouTube

Stand by Adam Guerrero and Defend the Right to Garden! – YouTube.

Breaking News: Adam Gets to Keep His Front Yard Garden!

Readers of oknow that kitchen gardens and urban homesteading went on trial this week in Memphis when high school teacher, Adam Guerrero, was ordered to remove his garden or face legal action.  Thousands of petition signatures,  facebook likes and emails later, I’m thrilled to report that Adam gets to keep his front yard garden. And it gets even better because the city of Memphis was so impressed by the support Adam and his garden received that it’s going to help him locate a lot in his neighborhood for a new community garden.  I’m proud that the KGI community was able to play such an active role in this case. Thanks to all who supported this campaign. Your efforts combined with those from others from the food garden movement helped send a strong statement that kitchen gardens are not the problem, but are a key part of the solution to healthy and sustainable communities. Thanks and best wishes, Roger

PS: And please remember what your mom taught you: be sure to say thank you. After receiving so many emails from KGI members this week with “Save Adama’s Garden” in the subject header, Judge Potter would probably be quite happy to receive a few with “Thank You.”  You can send them here: larry.potter@shelbycountytn.gov