Mother Earth

Humans ought to realize that health is their most valuable possession. 

The one thing we all have in common despite millions of differences is “Mother Earth” who is life-giving, nurturing, and caring to us since the dawn of time. It offers enormous resources, day after day, she provides the air we breathe, the food we eat, the ground beneath our feet. She treats us to sun bright skies and marvels like mountains, forests, oceans, and streams, singing birds and swaying trees. 

How to use these resources for the betterment of humans is a big question. We have to realize that what we eat has a strong impact on our overall health (body, mind, and energy). The five elements (earth, water, air, fire, and ether) combine to form three basic forces, known as tridoshas, which exist in everything in the universe. Food is the only key to maintain these doshas in balance.

From the earliest times, herbs have been prized for their pain-relieving and healing abilities, and today we still rely on the curative properties of plants in about 75 percent of our medicines. Over the centuries, societies around the world have developed their traditions to make sense of medicinal plants and their uses. 

The thing with herbs is though most of the commonly used herbs are extremely safe to use some of the plants can produce side effects and like all medicines, herbal remedies must be treated with respect. It is essential to take or use certain plants only under the guidance of a well-trained practitioner to avoid adverse consequences, products that are produced organically to enhance the quality of our life.  

Below are the 5 herbs best for your skin and hair (Most of them are very easily available in your garden):

Aloe Vera: It is a remarkably effective healer of eczema, varicose veins, wounds, and burns, speeds up the rate of healing, and reduces the risk of infection.  Can also be used as astringent (Take50 ml juice 3 times a day)

Rose: This herb can be used for many things. From food to medicine it is everywhere. Rosewater being mildly astringent makes a valuable lotion for inflamed and sore eyes. The essential oil “attar of rose” is used for aromatherapy as a sedative, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory remedy.

Marigold: It is a cleansing and detoxifying herb, providing effective treatment for most minor skin problems.  Helps in red inflamed skim, including minor cuts or sunburn; for acne or many rashes. 

Turmeric: It contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components which make it a key remedy in many chronic health problems, including allergies, arthritis, diabetes, and psoriasis. These characteristics also provide glow and luster to the skin. It may also revive your skin by bringing out its natural glow. Also, the curcumin found in turmeric can help wounds heal by decreasing inflammation and oxidation.

Tulsi: Owing to its healing, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, tulsi benefits the skin by preventing blackheads, acne and relieves skin infections, to name a few. Rich in vitamin K and antioxidants, tulsi benefits hair by stimulating blood circulation and promoting hair growth amongst others.


KANIKA SHARMA

nature lover
NORWAY