Many uses of Lavender – 24 actually

Image credit : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavandula
Image credit : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavandula

Lavender – (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils. Therapeutic-grade lavender has been highly regarded for the skin. Lavender has been clinically evaluated for its relaxing effects. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises and skin irritations. The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing — physically and emotionally.

1. Rub Lavender oil on the feet for a calming effect on the body.
2. Rub a drop of Lavender oil on your palms and smooth on your pillow to help
you sleep.
3. Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching and
reduce swelling.
4. Put 2-3 drops of Lavender oil on a minor burn to decrease pain.
5. Drop Lavender oil on a cut to stop the bleeding.

6. Mix several drops of Lavender oil with V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil and use
topically on eczema and dermatitis.
7. To alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop of Lavender oil on
the end of the tongue or around the naval or behind the ears.
8. To stop a nosebleed, put a drop of Lavender oil on a tissue and wrap it
around a small chip of ice. Push the tissue covered ice chip up under the middle
of the top lip to the base of the nose and hold as long as comfortable or until
the bleeding stops (do not freeze the lip or gum).
9. Rub a drop of Lavender oil over the bridge of the nose to unblock tear ducts.
10. Rub Lavender oil on dry or chapped skin.

11. Rub a drop of Lavender oil on chapped or sunburned lips.
12. To reduce or minimize the formation of scar tissue, massage Lavender oil on
and around the affected area.
13. Rub 2 – 4 drops of Lavender oil over the armpit area to act as a deodorant.
14. Rub a drop of Lavender oil between your palms and inhale deeply to help
alleviate the symptoms of hay fever.
15. Rub several drops of Lavender oil into the scalp to help eliminate dandruff.

16. Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a cotton ball and place in your linen
closet to scent the linens and repel moths and insects.
17. Place a drop of Lavender oil in your water fountain to scent the air, kill
bacteria and prolong the time between cleanings.
18. Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a wet cloth and throw into the dryer,
which will deodorize and freshen your laundry.
19. Put a drop of Lavender oil on a cold sore.

20. Diffuse Lavender oil to alleviate the symptoms of allergies.
21. Spritz several drops of Lavender oil mixed with distilled water on a sunburn
to decrease pain.
22. Drop Lavender oil on a cut to clean the wound and kill bacteria.
23. Apply 2-3 drops of Lavender oil to a rash to stop the itching and heal the
skin.
24. For pink eye, rub a drop of Lavender oil in a circle around the eye – over
brow bone to temple to top of cheek bone to bridge of nose. (Caution: do not
get too close to eye or on eyelid. It’s not harmful but discomfort may occur.)

Oils and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Information provided here is in no way intended to replace proper medical help.
Consult with the health authorities of your choice.

The above was shared by a good friend of mine

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Honey make me sweet – Nine Benefits of Honey

Found this here

Cancer Prevention
Honey supplies and supports antioxidants that combat free radical damage, a condition associated with many types of cancer. Research is on going as to the effectiveness honey may have on treating and preventing cancer. Though many researchers suggest honey be taken alongside other cancer treatments and tout how its diverse health benefits aid cancer prevention, so far reports are inconclusive.

Antioxidants
Studies show that daily consumption of honey raises the level of protective antioxidants in the blood. It provides flavonoids, including pinocembrin, an antioxidant compound unique to honey. Pinocembrin is undergoing many studies regarding its ability to combat bacteria and reduce inflammation.

Immune System Support
The many vitamins, phytonutrients and antioxidants found in honey suggest that it can stimulate the immune system. Research shows that raw honey is a much more effective immune booster than that of processed honey.

Boosts Energy
The natural sugars and carbohydrates in honey make it an effective, natural energy booster.

Antiseptic
Applied topically, honey is a proven antiseptic that can help heal wounds and prevent infection.

Antiviral & Antibacterial
The enzymes and antioxidants in honey that make it such an effective antiseptic, also give it antiviral and antibacterial properties as well. Taken internally, honey can help fight off viral infections and help treat the symptoms of cold, flu, bronchitis and more.

Antifungal
Topically, honey has been shown to fight fungal agents like ringworm and other skin conditions.

Skin Health
Aside from being useful in treating skin conditions like dermatitis, honey has been used to treat acne as well.

Healthiest Sweetener
In studies with patients suffering from high cholesterol and type-2 diabetes, honey proved to be a less risky and even slightly healthy option compared to refined cane sugar and artificial sweetener.
Honey can actually help reduce cholesterol levels slightly and raises glucose levels only slightly compared to that of cane sugar and artificial sugar.

Do you use honey now? Share your well being tips. I use Manukah honey with my tea.

Are you really what you eat?

My mother always said “you are what you eat”, she stole that line from Baghavad Gita.  If what she said was true, I should have become caffeinated creature with body parts of various animal. But I believe there is some shred of true-ness in what she said. I will like to echo hers and add Mark Twain’s “Everything in moderation, even moderation”. Over the years, health have been on everyone agenda. Rising cost of medical care everywhere, have pushed people to take responsibility on their health else expect to spend your lifelong savings to pay those hefty medical bills.

Coming back to Food, I’m not going to make absurd suggestions on what you should or shouldn’t eat. Reading some of the tips I get through my email box is funny and amusing at the same time. Come on, how much broccoli or sunflower kernel can one stomach. I follow the 70/30 rule.  My diets consist of 70% vegetables and fruit, the balance is made off everything else. I drink reasonable amount of water daily.

The hospital ward at Sultanah Aminah Hospital, Johor Bahru Malaysia
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Nutritionist never includes this one pertinent factor =  communication and interaction. Humans are emotional being, we need constant interaction and touch to lead a happy and healthy life. Recently I visited a cousin who was in the hospital for blocked artery and chronic asthma. He was left alone, because most of our relative stay in different states and requires a long drive to see him (this is in Malaysia). According to the doctor, his condition was getting worst and he might not make it.  During our (almost 10 of us) visit, he started looking all perked up and happy.  His sisters was feeding him and assuring him that he is going to be alright. Within a short span of time, his spirit was lifted tremendously.  This is the power of human connection and touch.  When I left the hospital his body was still  cold, due to slow blood circulation but his spirit and heart was warm and supple. Something told me he is going to be alright.

This theory  is also explored at length in this fantastic article How to Stay Healthy even if you eat junk, smoke ciggies, skip exercise, and booze it up, written by Dr Lisa Rankin

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Singapore HIV Stigma –

With Pink Dot around the corner, I got to thinking about HIV. The video below was from 2010.. and I wonders what’s Singaporean sentiment surrounding the issue?


I must however pinout the works that’s being done by various NGOs in Singapore. If you like to find out more please look them up on the Internet.


Action for Aids – http://www.afa.org.sg/


Ogachaga Counseling Service for LGBTQ – http://www.oogachaga.com/







Please share your comment and thought on HIV stigma?