Natural Craft: Adverse Health Effects of Plastics

Posted By on December 28, 2012

In this era of globalization, we can find many astonishing industrial developments all around the countries. However, no industry has under gone such rapid growth and development as the plastics industry does. In the time of its development and products creation that based on merely plastics, we human does not realize the long term impacts that our future generations might be facing by the arising numbers of the plastic based products.

Generally, plastic is a term for range of synthetic or semi-synthetic materials. What most of us do not realize all this time are the adverse health effects that plastics can bring to us from its manufacturing processes until the phase that we are using the products in our daily life. Chemicals used in manufacturing plastics are high in toxic content, mainly known as carcinogens which can affects human nervous system, blood cells, and the function of kidneys as well.

 

Plastic pellets, which are melted down to make products.

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Herbal Knowledge: Stevia A Natural Replacement for Sugar

Posted By on December 26, 2012

Stevia is a natural sweetener, derived from stevia rebaudiana plant that was first discovered centuries ago in Paraguay country. This herb is 30 times sweeter than sugar in its unprocessed form and 300 times sweeter in its extracted form1. This sugar substitute was made from the leaves of the stevia plant. Also, these little leaves are extremely sweet and contain zero calories or sugar. This amazing herb has its own medicinal properties that can help in solving several health issues such as diabetes and sore throat.

Stevia Plants

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Herbal Knowledge: Jasmine Health Benefits

Posted By on December 21, 2012

Also known as “Yin Hao” or “Dragon Phoenix Pearl”, the people across the world called it as Jasmine tea and they love it so much. Over 700 years ago, Jasmine tea was first created in a country of China, and continues to remain until today as it was known as a useful antidote against several health issues. Tea that has been flavored by Jasmine flower is essentially what jasmine tea is all about. Jasmine flower was actually known as a magical herb that can prevents many unwanted health problems and give one’s a better living. Generally, Jasmine flower will be dried and to consume it, we just need to sink the flowers in boiled water. The refreshing fragrance from the jasmine flowers will absolutely relax your mind and soul.1

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Life Enhancement: Fight Acne with Honey

Posted By on December 20, 2012

 

From ancient time, honey not only had been used as food, but also as a natural remedy for skin’s problems especially acne problem. Honey is actually made by bees in a natural way which by extracting the juice from the flowers and pollen grains. Scientifically, honey contains a lot of nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, dextrin, plant pigments, and aromatic components.

Acne or also called as pimples and zits is a very depressing issue yet most common skin problem among us today. The symptoms of a skin that facing an acne issue are the one with bacterial infection, red spots appearance, white pus bumps or cystic lumps on the skin of the face area. If these acnes are not being treated well, this can cause severe acnes to develop, which usually looking red, ugly and also painful than normal acnes.

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Myth And Legend: Japanese Superstitions On Cat

Posted By on December 20, 2012

It was commonly believed in Japan that cat is an animal that can bring many good returns or good fortunes in life. There is a lucky cat that called as Maneki- neko which Japanese people will always love to have it in their house until today. Maneki-neko literally Beckoning-cat is actually one type of cat figurine that usually made of ceramic. This cat’s figurine depicts a beckoning cat with its paw upright beside its body and mostly used to welcome people as it always located at the entrance of the house or even shops. The source of Maneki-neko’s power among Japanese was actually explained in many tales.

Long time ago, in Japanese legend, there was a cat stood in the door of the Gotoku-ji , a temple in Japan and it raised its paw in the traditional beckoning gesture of Japan to a feudal lord who was passing by it. The feudal lord then followed the cat into the Gotoku-ji temple and all of sudden, a lightning bolt struck the place where the feudal lord was standing at and the cat saved his life. From that legend, the Maneki-neko was always been seen as an incarnation of the Goddess of Mercy which always bring luckiness to human until now. If you visit the Gotoku-ji temple in this era, you surely can see dozens of Maneki-neko’s statue. Some cat’s owner who lost their cat do believe that by sticking up a prayer board along with the image of Maneki-neko in this temple can help them to find back their cat.1

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Herbal Knowledge: Mulberry Health Benefits

Posted By on December 20, 2012

 

Certain foods and environmental conditions such as lack of sleep, medication, dehydration and stress can make our immune system weak. Having a weak immune system can expose our body to many unwanted viruses and we can fall ill easily. A person who has a weak immune system usually get tired easily and this may affect their daily routines in a negative way. To make sure that we have the best level of immune system, modern medication is not the best choice, but it is absolutely a “yes” to practice traditional herbal medication.

Mulberry is one of the berries out there that has thousands of miracles in medication field. Mulberry was also known as one of the herb that can boost our immune system and prevents cold or flu. In China, Mulberries was regarded as food tonics that can give many health benefits. They used the leave for teas and berries for syrup making. One of the reasons why mulberry have a dark color is because it rich in antioxidant properties that are so beneficial for humans. Other than that, this herb also contained of other minerals such as magnesium, potassium and manganese. These minerals are vital in controlling our heart rate and blood pressure

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Herbal Knowledge: Herbal Solution for Joint Pain and Stiffness

Posted By on December 20, 2012

If you have stiff joints and having uneasy feelings every time you are doing your daily routines, those are actually natural warnings for you to find the best remedies to ease them. Many among us prefer to consume steroids or pain killers to stop the pain and end up destroying our health bit by bit without we realizing it. These sore muscles that never seem to go away usually attacking people in elder age compared to younger people. Some of us who experience severe joint pain dare to consume a big number of pain killers and depending on those pain killers without knowing the long term effects that this drug could brings.

The tight feeling from the stiffness usually can affects many parts of the body such as neck, back, ankles, knees, shoulders and also legs. These pain and dilemma can be solved in a better way which by consuming natural remedies that always be proven will never bring any negative side effects towards human’s body. Natural herbs that can relieve many types of health problems including joint pain and stiffness are blend in our herbal solution products.

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Herbal Knowledge (Part 3 of 3): Natural Herbs and Modern Medicines – Method Of Healing

Posted By on December 4, 2012

 

3) Method of healing
Modern medicine
  • Works well in case of trauma or emergency.
  • Targeted healing or immediate relief of symptoms; eliminate the disease but do not cure the whole body for long term sustenance.
  • Fight diseases in aggressive way, with biotechnological hazards and synthetic chemicals.
  • Most modern treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and extremely strong pharmaceutical drugs.
  • Doctors follow strict rules and medical books and therefore patients get “one size fits all” kind of treatment.

Herbal Knowledge (Part 2 of 3): Natural Herbs and Modern Medicines – Side Effects

Posted By on December 4, 2012

 

2) Side Effects
Modern medicine
  • Many modern medicines or “drugs” impose side effects such as drowsiness and feeling abnormally sleepy.  These medications can be found easily at most pharmacies and ill patients will grab anything that can cure the cold, flu or fever immediately.  As a result, the medications usually disrupt a person’s state of mind and his/her daily activities.
  • Research has shown that many a time doctors prescribe antibiotics for the wrong illnesses. Doctors prescribe antibiotics that kill a wide variety of bacteria (including the good ones) when an antibiotic that kills specific bacteria should be prescribed. Over time, this result in many bacteria becomes resistant to antibiotics.

Herbal Knowledge (Part 1 of 3): Natural Herbs and Modern Medicines – Effectiveness

Posted By on December 4, 2012

 

Introduction

Many lives have been transformed tremendously by natural herbal remedies since antiquity. When modern medicine is causing more “cost” than effect, the way to a healthier body naturally is by believing in the tried, true, and tested remedies of natural herbs. But hold your horses – everything that exists has its side-effects and its pros and cons as each person’s body differs from the other and reacts differently towards any kinds of medications. Not all herbs are good and not all pharmaceutical drugs are bad, and vice versa. Now let’s delve into comparisons of both types of remedies with regards to its Effectiveness, Side Effects, and Method of Healing:

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