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  • Best Herbal Remedies For Toothaches

    I have had toothaches and I am sure some of you have as well. I know when I have a toothache I like to use herbal remedies to help ease my toothache pains instead of using over the counter pain killers. Some of my favorite toothache herbal remedies to use are tea tree oil, vanilla extracts, peppermint, and neem oil. Now your probably all wondering how do this herbal remedies help ease a toothache? Well I am about to tell you.

    Tea tree oil helps ease a toothache because it contains anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties in it that stop your gums and nerves from swelling, and penetrates deep down inside the tooth itself killing off the bacteria inside the root of the tooth that is causing your tooth to hurt. The best way I think to use tea tree oil to help ease your toothache pains is by first brushing your teeth with toothpaste, and than rinsing your mouth out with mouthwash. After you can simply dilute a few drops of tea tree oil into a glass of warm water and than swoosh the water and tea tree mixture in your mouth as a mouth rinse. The other way is simply by taking a cotton swab and pours some of the tea tree oil on it and than rubbing the cotton swab with the tea tree oil on the tooth that hurts inside your mouth.

    The next herbal remedy I like to use to help ease a toothache is pure vanilla extract. Vanilla extract contains chemicals in it that helps numb your toothache. The best way I find to use pure vanilla extract to help ease my toothaches is by simply pouring 3 tablespoons into a small cup and than by simply pouring it into my mouth and swishing it around in my mouth like a mouthwash for 30 seconds. After I simply like to spit the vanilla extract out. However, the vanilla extract can be a little strong in flavor so you can dilute it in a little bit of water if you have too. I know I have too.

    The other herbal remedy that I find works the best for toothaches is peppermint oil. Peppermint oil has a natural soothing and cooling sensation that helps soothe away aches and pains. The best way I find to use peppermint oil to help ease toothaches is by simply taking a cotton swab and soaking it in peppermint oil for a minute or two, and than after by simply rubbing the peppermint oil onto the toothache and gums surrounding the toothache with your cotton swab. As soon as you apply the peppermint oil to your toothache it will feel at ease from the pain. Another way I like to use the peppermint oil to help ease my toothache pains is by simply pouring a teaspoon of peppermint oil into ¼ a cup of water and than swooshing the peppermint water solution in my mouth like a mouthwash to help ease my toothache pains. You can choose whatever one works best for you.

    The next and last herbal remedy that is wonderful for toothaches if you do not have any of the other natural remedies on hand is neem oil. Neem oil contains natural compounds in it that help reduce inflammation in your teeth and gums, which helps reduce the amount off pain you are feeling in the tooth that is aching. The way I like to use neem oil to help ease my toothache is by soaking a cotton ball in neem oil and than applying the wet neem oiled cover cotton ball to my toothache by simply sticking the neem oiled cover cotton ball into  my mouth. Once the neem oil is on the toothache you should feel a tingly soothing sensation that helps relieve your toothache pains. They also make neem toothpaste and mouthwash you can get and try to help ease your toothache pains as well, but I personally think straight up neem oil works the best for toothaches.

    All of these herbal remedies have helped ease my toothaches, and I hope they help ease your toothaches as well. I know I would recommend any of these herbal toothache remedies to someone I loved with a toothache before offering them an over the counter pain killer.

    Written by SoleilRobins
    Freelance Writer/Artist

  • How to Make Herbal Salve Herbal salves are fun and easy to make. We’ll turn the infused herbal oil you made in a previous lesson into a healing salve you can take with you anywhere. This is a simple and practical way to learn how to make herbal healing salve.

  • Homemade Herbal Bath Salt

    Having a sprained body part or sore achy muscles can be very painful. I know this from my own personal experiences, but you don’t have to suffer in pain while you have sprain and you do not have to go through the day or night with achy muscles. I have made a homemade herbal bath soak to relieve all your body pains and reduce the swelling and inflammation in your sprains and sore muscles so you can relax pain free for a little while as you soak in a warm relaxing bath.

    The herbs you are going to need to make my homemade herbal bath soak for aches and pains are chamomile, lavender, rosemary, comfrey, juniper berries, arnica, valerian root, passion flower, and peppermint. You will need to get these herbs in dried leave and flower form. If you can’t seem to find them go to the store and by tea bags containing these dried herbs in them and cut the tea bags open and dump the herbs into a bowl. The reason why these herbs are good for healing and soothing away aches and pains in the body is because they promote relaxation loosing tight muscles, relieve stress so you do not get painful knots in your back and neck, the contain anti-inflammatory compounds in them that help reduce inflammation and swelling do to sprains, muscle, and bone injuries, and they provide your body with antioxidants that help they body’s immune system become stronger so it can repair itself and stay healthy in all ways. You will need about a half a cup of each herb!

    Other ingredients you are going to need is 4 cups of sea salt or Epsom Salt, 4 cups of butter milk, 5 drops of menthol oil, 5 drops of eucalyptus oil, and 5 drops of spearmint oil. You can find all of these ingredients including the herbs in your local health food and herbal stores. The reason you need this ingredients is because they help add minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants into your soak that help relieve inflammation, stress, dry skin, achy muscles, body aches, sprain pains, rashes, and lots more.

    Now the way you make this homemade herbal bath soak for aches and pains is by combining all of the herbs together in a large bowl. Next you simply add in the 4 cups of sea salt or Epsom Salt, 4 cups of butter milk, 5 drops of menthol oil, 5 drops of eucalyptus oil, and 5 drops of spearmint oil into the herbs in the bowl and combined these ingredients together until you have formed a nice strong relaxing pain relieving herbal homemade bath soak for aches and pains. Than you simply pour the homemade herbal bath soak for aches and pains into a jar or container until you are ready to use it to relieve your aches and pains in your body.

    The best way I find to use my homemade herbal bath soak for aches and pains is by simply pouring 2 cups of the bath soak into a tub of hot water you can stand to get into. Than you allow the herbs and salts to soak into the water and dissolve creating a dark herbal salt bath soak to help relieve your aches and pains. Once your bath is ready simply step into the tub carefully and relax in the soak for as long as you can. I usually like to light candles and bring in a magazine so I don’t get bored and can simply relax. Heck you can even turn on some music if you wanted to. I know I do sometimes. I usually like to soak in this homemade herbal bath soak for aches and pains for an hour or longer when I am really hurting, have the cold or flu, or simply stressed out and need to find some relief. After I am done in soaking in my bath soak I step out of the tub careful and apply some arnica cream to my sore muscles or sprains to help keep the inflammation done and relieve some of the pain for a little while longer.

    Now I hope this helps some of you heal and soothe your aches and pains away whether they are do to sprains or sore muscles, or whatever else is causing you pain in your body. I know this homemade herbal bath soak for aches and pains that I have come up with worked well for me and still does when I need some relief from body aches and pains. I wish you all the best of luck with relieving your body aches and pains as well, and I hope you all can feel better soon.

    Written by SoleilRobins
    Freelance Writer/Artist

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  • Nourishing Herbal Infusion

    Susun Weed explains nourishing herbal infusion, her favorite herbs for infusion are nettle, oatstraw, red clover, and comfrey leaf, but only one at a time. An infusion is a large amount of herb brewed for a long time. Typically, one ounce by weight (about a cup by volume) of dried herb is placed in a quart jar which is then filled to the top with boiling water, tightly lidded and allowed to steep for 4-10 hours. herbshealing.comJoin Susun Weed in the Catskill Mountains near Woodstock NY, view complete schedule of events at join the free ezine, register for the free online course Nourishing Herbal Infusions the Wise Woman Way, view the holistic links directory, ask questions at the Wise Woman Forum, join Herbal Healing Email group, visit five weblogs with Women’s Health Q&A database, and so much more…join us at

  • Herbal Toothpaste Benefits of Herbal Toothpaste

    You might have never thought of trying Herbal toothpaste. If you are really concerned about reducing effects of harsh chemicals on your body then you should try herbal products at least once.

    The herbal paste not only cleans your teeth but also bring freshness in your breath. The synthetic toothpastes contain harmful ingredients like: (SLS) Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, known as skin irritant, is a detergent actually. Apart from it, these toothpastes also contain Saccharin and Fluoride, which we often think is good for our oral cavity. But actually these are harmful ingredients which can harm teeth if taken in large doses. The excessive use of fluoride is not good for adults. The herbal pastes are far better than harsh chemical laden synthetic toothpastes. The 60-70% cleaning of leftover food and debris over the teeth is done by proper brushing rather than any toothpaste.

    Toothpastes not only clean teeth it also kills harmful bacteria, present in oral cavity. These bacteria are responsible for the various dental and gum problems like: gingivitis, swollen gums, pyorrhea, bad breath, and many more.

    The herbal-toothpastes contain mint, neem, basil, cinnamon, clove and many other herbs. Neem is one of the best ingredients of herbal-toothpaste. In ancient times people used to clean their teeth by twig or small branch of neem. Clove is rich in calcium and vitamin C, provides relief from oral pain. Basil leaves acts as a disinfectant and kills the germs present in mouth. Mint, another special ingredient of the herbal-toothpastes not only controls the bad breath problem but also kills the harmful bacteria.

    These ingredients fights regularly with the bacteria and protects teeth from further decaying.

    Various dental and gum disease can be cured easily with the use of herbal toothpaste, as it has more natural ingredients rather than chemical ones. The root cause of any disease is the germs and the toxics secreted by them, but natural herbs directly attacks germs and uproot them forever.

    There is high concentration of herbs and other natural ingredients in these toothpastes. As a result of which you need to use less toothpastes. This in turn saves money too. Hence the use of herbal paste is a good choice for everyone especially for them who are suffering from toothaches, bleeding gums and bad breathe. Switch today to herbal toothpaste and get rid of all kinds of oral problems.
    YDM is the short form of Yundent Dental Medicine which is an Ayurvedic Tooth Powder and being produced using herbal and natural technology of Sun drying, grinding, Hand sieving and Hand Mixing by the skilled labor under very hygienic conditions. The key result area is buying high quality of natural herbs in most suitable season and than packing under strict quality control methods. Nature is the best technology Human has ever had.


    You can get more information about Ayurvedic Tooth Powder by visiting Herbal Dental & Gum Powder.

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  • Acupuncture And Herbal Medicine Are Recognised And Regulated

    In 2001 the results of the recent and long awaited report by The House of Lords Science and Technology Sub-Committee on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) were announced. Complementary and Alternative medicine has now been organised into three groups. Each group will qualify for Statutory State Registration in turn. “The most organised professions” comprise the first group and include acupuncture and herbal medicine. Acupuncture and herbal medicine will soon be State Registered therapies. With this will follow protection of title, acceptance within the medical profession as a whole, more access for patients to CAM therapies and more funding for research. This level of recognition, organisation and regulation will increase the contribution that acupuncture and herbal medicine can make to the health of the nation.

    Did you know that:
    • We spend an estimated £1.6 billion each year on complementary therapies
    • About 40 per cent of GP practices offer access to some form of non-conventional treatment
    • Acupuncture is increasingly routine in pain clinics
    • More than 90 per cent of hospices offer soothing therapies such as massage and aromatherapy
    • NHS cancer patients at Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals can receive a wide choice of treatments from the complementary therapies team — reflexology, aromatherapy, massage therapy, relaxation training and art therapy
    • There are now 40,000 alternative practitioners in the UK

    Chinese Herbal Medicine proved useful for IBS, Eczema and Malaria

    • Major orthodox studies involving Chinese herbal medicine in a randomised clinical controlled trial published in 1988 showed Chinese herbal treatment effective in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Doctors at Great Ormond Street, The Royal Free and Middlesex Hospitals in London, used Chinese herbal treatment in the treatment of eczema (Lancet, Vol. 340, July 4, 1992). It was concluded that Chinese herbal treatment “affords substantial clinical benefit in patients whose atopic dermatitis had been unresponsive to conventional therapy.”
    • Traditional Chinese medicine has also given us Artemisia annua, the source of one of the most effective modern treatments for malaria

    Acupuncture affective in the treatment of Depression

    Patients in Arizona, USA who suffered mild bouts of depression tried 12 weekly sessions of acupuncture with good result. The clinical trial was so effective it has been enlarged to include men and women. Acupuncture was found effective on its own, and also enhanced the medication and psychotherapy already used by some patients.

    Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine as part of Daily Life

    In ancient times acupuncture and herbal medicine was used in the Orient to prevent disease, not just to cure it. In the modern times we tend to ignore disease prevention and instead expect a quick and permanent cure when we have a complaint. This is something that no form of medicine can guarantee. However, for over 2,000 years acupuncture and herbal medicine has successfully reduced pain, treated stubborn conditions, supported the recovery process and worked well to maintain good health.

    I sometimes hear my patients say that they had one or two acupuncture treatments for pain at their GP surgery and that they felt better for it – but that the acupuncture “didn’t work” because the pain came back. Since many chronic conditions can resurface it makes sense to discover what we can do in our daily lives to prevent a relapse. You may have had a course of herbs or acupuncture and were surprised or disappointed to find that your complaint came back. Did you consider other factors:
    • Insufficient recovery period allowed
    • Change in season or extreme seasonal/environmental changes
    • Sudden change in diet
    • Excess intake of alcohol, hot, spicy foods or cold, raw foods
    • Extreme emotional upset
    • Increased mental stress or physical strain
    • The ageing process
    • More treatment was needed

    Our first line of defence is a change in lifestyle that includes adequate rest, reducing stress, good nutrition and exercise. Many of my patients take herbs on a daily basis to build up the immune system, keep the digestion strong, control pain and to regulate the hormones. A short or long course of acupuncture and herbal treatment may be needed for stubborn complaints, colds and flu, or when serious illness occurs.

    My clinic days at 103-105 Harley Street are Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday. If you would like to make an appointment or discuss Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, your personal health issues or those of other family members, please don’t hesitate to give me a call on 020 7487 4568.

    With best wishes

    Alan Treharne

    Written by AlanTreharne

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