HEADACHE

A very common condition which may vary considerably in severity, type, significance and cause. At one extreme, headache may indicate the presence of a tumour or MENINGITIS, while at the other it may merely indicate a common cold or tiredness. Even so, persistent or recurrent headaches should always be taken seriously. Although the brain itself […]

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Tea for Headaches

Headaches are described as a powerful pain in the forehead area. It may be caused by a number of factors, such as noise, a powerful smell, pregnancy, stress, anxiety. Sometimes, headaches go as quickly as they come. However, when the pain is really high, you need to treat it. Since this is not a serious […]

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MIGRAINE

The word migraine derives from HEMICRANIA, the Greek for half a skull, and is a common condition characterised by recurring intense headaches. It is much more usual in women than in men and affects around 10 per cent of the population. It has been defined as ‘episodic headache accompanied by visual or gastrointestinal disturbances, or […]

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TANACETUM VULGARE

Linn.Synonym ► Chrysanthemum vulgare (L.) Bernh.Family ► Compositae; Asteraceae.Habitat ► Native to Europe; found as an escape in some parts of Kashmir.English ► Tansy.Folk ► Peilmundi (Kashmir).Action ► Plant—anthelmintic, bitter tonic, emmenagogue. Used for migraine, neuralgia and nausea; as a lotion for scabies. Toxicity depends upon thujone content of the part used. Tansy oil is […]

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CHRYSANTHEMUM INDICUM

Linn.Synonym ► Pyrethrum indicum L.Family ► Compositae; Asteraceae.Habitat ► Native to China and Japan. Cultivated as an ornamental.English ► Chrysanthemum.Ayurvedic ► Shatapatri.Unani ► Guldaaudi.Siddha/Tamil ► Samanthipoo, Akkarakkaram.Action ► Flowers—stomachic, aperient, anti-inflammatory. Leaves— prescribed in migraine (as circulatory stimulant). Uses same as those of chamomile.The flowers contain daucosterol, cumambrin-A, glyceryl-l-monobehe- nate and palmitic acid. The flowers […]

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The Aromatic Lavender Tea

Lavender tea has been known for many years as being very beneficial for the nervous system. The lavender plant grows mainly in North and East Africa, the Mediterranean, Southern Europe, India and Arabia and it is also cultivated in United States and Japan. It grows best on dry land, exposed to sunlight. Lavender has been […]

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CHOCOLATE

(Cocoa, milk chocolate, sweet chocolate) Nutritional Profile Energy value (calories per serving): Moderate Protein: Low (cocoa powder) High (chocolate) Fat: Moderate Saturated fat: High Cholesterol: None Carbohydrates: Low (chocolate) High (cocoa powder) Fiber: Moderate (chocolate) High (cocoa powder) Sodium: Moderate Major vitamin contribution: B vitamins Major mineral contribution: Calcium, iron, copper About the Nutrients in This […]

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Tea for Cellulite

Cellulite is a painless affection which consists of the fat layer growth. This is not very unusual and many women around the world suffer from it. Generally, cellulite is your body’s way of protecting your organism when you’re pregnant. On the other hand, you can develop cellulite from having a very unbalanced diet: unhealthy foods […]

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Benefits of Mistletoe Tea

For a healthy beverage, try the mistletoe tea! You should already know the plant thanks to its association with the Christmas traditions. However, there’s more to mistletoe than just being a decorative plant. Find out about the health benefits ofmistletoe tea! About the Mistletoe Tea The main ingredient of the mistletoe tea is the hemi-parasitic […]

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DISTILLED SPIRITS

(Brandy, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, vodka) Nutritional Profile Energy value (calories per serving): Moderate to high Protein: None Fat: None Saturated fat: None Cholesterol: None Carbohydrates: None (except for cordials which contain added sugar) Fiber: None Sodium: Low Major vitamin contribution: None Major mineral contribution: Phosphorus About the Nutrients in This Food Spirits are the clear […]

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