Baking Soda; the miracle.

Baking soda or Sodium Bicarbonate is derived from the natural mineral called Natron.

Humans produce acid with almost all bodily functions. Acid helps in many of the processes our bodies under go to keep us alive and healthy. The thing we often do not realize is the over abundance of Acid that is detrimental to our over all well being.

This over abundance of acid can cause many different problems from heart burn to longer term negative health effects such as osteoporosis. Also, feelings of inflammation and gas are irritated by acid and actually cause a lot of the fatigue and headaches we as humans tend to experience on a day to day basis.

That is where the alkaline chemistry and all of its divinity come into relieve our pain caused by an extreme imbalance in our pH levels.

The opposite end of this acid-alkaline spectrum can be found in baking soda, a cheap, inexpensive, easily accessible mineral derivative. A small amount mixed in with water can reduce the un-ease and rawness of high acidic levels.

There are other benefits of ingesting a small amount of baking soda from reducing and eliminating acne, to calming an upset stomach. Also, of course the use of baking soda as a cleaning ingredient. Eliminating stains from teeth and also as a gentle exfoliant for the skin. Because of its anti-septic properties baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate is a miracle that we often overlook.

Being more aware of our pH levels on the acid-alkaline scale is a huge asset to further our health and overall life. Of course to much of this mineral derivative can also have poor effects as with any other induction to our living bodies. The key here is balance, how every scale should be placed.

Herbal Face Mask for Redness and Aging

Create an at home mask, quickly and organically. Fight redness, inflammation with the use of lavender and chamomile. Help sagging, wrinkled and/or lifeless skin with hydrating coconut oil and Vitamin E. A simple way to calm and hydrate skin with pure organic ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • Teaspoon Dried Lavender
  • Teaspoon Dried Chamomile
  • 3 drops Vitamin E Oil

Make

  • Crush the dried chamomile and lavender in a bowl, then mix in coconut oil and Vitamin E oil.
  • Spread onto face
  • Leave on for 10min
  • Wipe off with semi-moist cloth
  • Repeat nightly, as desired!

Herbs and Plants: Chamomile

Chamomile is a very popular and good choice for those suffering from ailments. The amount of benefits one can receive from Chamomile is tremendous.

Benefits:

  • Promotes Sleep, Treats Insomnia
  • Helps Immune System
  • Reduces Stress
  • Reduces Stomach and Menstrual Pain
  • Induces Relaxation
  • Antioxidants
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Relieves Skin Irritation
  • Minimizes Wrinkles and Breakouts
  • Treats Diabetes and Symptoms

A cup of Chamomile tea before bed, puts the mind and body at rest. This can help with people who suffer from insomnia. Lack of sleep can have so many worsening effects on the mind and body, so improving sleep patterns is a great benefit of Chamomile.

Stress is a killer, chamomile helps reduce stress making aspects of life much more enjoyable. When we stress to much we can be left irritated, frustrated and annoyed. Chamomile will help relieve those symptoms and prevent them from happening to you in the first place!

The anti-inflammatories and antioxidants work wonders for the skin. Wrinkles and blemishes are deminished with the help of Chamomile and these benefits prevent further worsening of the skin, leaving your skins texture smooth and supple.

The boost Chamomile gives to the immune system is great for colds and flu like symptoms. Helping your body fight off sicknesses faster and with less work on your body.

Strawberries with Chamomile Cream Recipe[1]

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream, divided
  • 2 best-quality chamomile tea bags or 2 teaspoons dried chamomile flowers
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Make

  1. Heat 1/2 cup cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until bubbles form around edges of pan. Remove pan from heat; add chamomile. Let steep 20 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Cover; chill until cold, about 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, toss strawberries with 2 tablespoons sugar in a medium bowl to coat. Set aside to allow juices to form.
  3. Strain chamomile cream through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl. Add remaining 1/2 cup cream and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Using an electric mixer, beat chamomile cream until soft peaks form.
  4. Divide berries among bowls. Spoon chamomile whipped cream over berries.

[1]https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/strawberries-with-chamomile-cream-395452

Herbs and Plants: Ginseng

The best remedies can be found in the grocery isle of your local shop. The wide array of herbs, plants and vegetables are the simplest way to produce energy and vitality through out your life.

Ginseng

Benefits[1]

  • Boosts Energy, Fights Fatigue
  • Supports Brain Function
  • Quickens Immune System
  • Antioxidant
  • Lower Blood Sugar

The benefits of consuming ginseng are very abundant. Antioxidants protect the body’s cells from free radicals.

Free radicals speed up aging processes and slow down the body’s immune system. Any way to fight free radicals is going to boost your body’s health 10 fold. Ginseng is a great way to do that.

Boosting energy Ginseng can give you that extra pep in your step when you are feeling a bit under the weather.

A quick cup of Ginseng tea in the morning will provide you the alertness and better brain function throughout your entire day. Also, the lowering of blood sugar can put your body in a calm and happy space for you to better focus on other tasks.

With Ginsengs ability to quicken the immune system, it is a great remedy for the common cold or flu like symptoms.

The proven effects of Ginseng are surely to create a positive stream of good health for you in your life.

This bitter root can be eaten raw or steamed to soften. You can even make a tea out of ginseng, add some lemon peel and honey for taste.

The bitter taste of ginseng alone is sometimes liked by consumers or can be masked by adding in other botanicals and herbs.

Ginseng Tea Recipe[2]

Ingredients

  • 8 slices ginseng root
  • Honey (to taste)
  • 5 cups water

Make

  • Peel the ginseng root and make 7 or 8 thin slices.
  • Coat the ginseng with a generous amount of honey and let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Pour very hot (but not boiling) water over the ginseng and honey and let steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Scoop or strain out the ginseng slices.
  • Serve and enjoy!

[1]https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-health-benefits-of-garlic[2]https://www.thespruceeats.com/homemade-korean-ginseng-tea-insam-cha-recipe-2118533