Touch of Nature

Natural Products and their usefulness in our daily life to achieve a healthy mind and body.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Multipurpose use of OLIVE OIL

The olive tree is a symbol of abundance, glory and peace. Olive Oil is the solitary vegetable oil that can be consumed as it is. For the people of Mediterranean, this olive oil is more than a chief diet. It is said to have magical powers in them, as because the oil is even used as medicinal purposes apart from using it as an edible oil. This olive oil is a natural fluid, which holds taste, aroma, vitamins and other important qualities of the olive fruit. The oil of the olive is extracted from the fruit.
To maintain a good health, wonderful complexion and shining hair, olive oil is the best. Olive oil helps to mend split ends, heal dandruffs, and makes the hair silky, shiny and glistening; just by massaging the oil onto the hair as well as scalp. Olive oil also works wonder on rough and cracked areas of skin. This makes the skin soft and well nourished. It even works well as an excellent
natural moisturizer. Other than hair and skin, olive oil is even good as lip balm, soap, to remove brittleness from nails and bath oil.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Eucalyptus oil

Eucalyptus tree is originated in Australia and the medicinal properties of the oil of eucalyptus was been discovered by the Aborigines, who are the native inhabitants of Australia. They used the oil to treat different skin problems and fevers. Now-a-days, modern herbalists make use of the oil to treat skin problems as well as other respiratory diseases. The eucalyptus oil is obtained from the leaves and the branches of the eucalyptus tree.
Eucalyptus oil has strong germicidal, antiseptic and antibacterial effects. Pyorrhea, a gum disease can be treated with this oil and it is even used on burns to avoid infections. It also helps to cure sinuses, if this oil is breathed through steam.

Since Eucalyptus is well known for its purpose of being a decongestant you probably use Eucalyptus more often than you realize. When this essential oil is breathed through steam, it will help clear the sinuses.
Some of the uses of eucalyptus oil are discussed below:

1). Rashes: eucalyptus oil should be applied directly on to the rashes. If necessary, then application can be done repeatedly.
2). Rheumatoid arthritis: at first wash the affected area with hot water to open the pores. Then apply the oil as a lubricant and massage well.
3). Sauna: Add few drops of eucalyptus oil and then permit it to vaporize in the sauna. This water is highly helpful as refreshing.
4). Burns: This oil should be used in the burned area immediately and allows it to dry. This prevents the skin from blistering.
5). Hay fever, sinus headache, cold: Put some drops of the oil onto a cloth or tissue and breathe in and breathe out the vapor through nose for atleast thirty seconds. It works miraculously.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Importance of Gold ash in Ayurveda

It is needless to say the importance of gold in the world of ornaments. Gold is precious, gold is royal. Besides the imperial value it has a great medicinal value in ayurvedic treatment.

Swarna Bhasma or Gold ash is anti depressant in nature. Apart from the anti depressant and anti anxiety properties, it can be used for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Gold ash is also useful for the people suffering with nervous system. In ayurveda gold ash is often used for reducing body weakness and preventing early aging in different medicated forms.

Significant restoration of altered values to near normal levels by Ayurvedic Swarna Bhasma and Unani Kushta Tila Kalan (25 mg/kg, orally for 10 days), suggest potentials for gold preparations in cerebrovascular diseases. The preparations deserve more scientific attention for possible therapeutic exploitation. (Ref.
http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=13640276)