miercuri, 30 ianuarie 2013

Thyme, the best aromatic plant, for the treatment of acne

Thymus vulgaris (common thyme, English thyme, summer thyme, winter thyme, French thyme, or garden thyme) is a commonly used culinary herb but also an important aromatic plant for the treatment of acne. Common thyme is a Mediterranean perennial plant which is best suited to well-drained soils and full sun.
The Essential Oil of thyme , contains 20-54% thymol , which is powerfull antiseptic natural substance.Thyme essential oil also contains a range of additional compounds, such as p-cymene, myrcene, borneol and linalool.
Utilisation of thyme in different intermediary pharmaceutical forms ( teinture, extracts, essential oils, aso) and final dermatological products (ointments, creams,aso), is the best way for the natural treatment of acne. For a complex complementary treatment of this dermatological disease, we associate with very good therapeutical results, apitherapy (honey, propolis) and dietotherapy, for to realise a synergic effect.
The images of this Complementary and Alternative Medicine(CAM), which we utilised with succes in the treatment of acne, are presented in my Pinterest page ( http://pinterest.com/doctornatura), at the board Natural Remedies for Acne.

marți, 29 ianuarie 2013

Natural Remedies in Acne.

Acne occurs most commonly during adolescence, and often continues into adulthood. In adolescence, acne is usually caused by an increase in testosterone, which accrues during puberty, regardless of sex. For most people, acne diminishes over time and tends to disappear, or at the very least decreases , by age 25.
Acne develops as a result of blockages in the follicles. Hyperkeratinization and formation of a plug of keratin and sebum  is the earliest change. Enlargement of sebaceous glands and an increase in sebum production occur with increase androgen production.In these conditions, the naturally largely commensal ocurring  bacterium Propionibacterium acnes can cause inflammation, leading to inflammatory lesions , like:papules, infected pustules, or nodules.
Many different treatments exist for acne including benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, retinoids, antiseborrheic medications, anti-androgen medications, hormonal treatments, salicylic acid,alpha hydroxy acid, azelaic acid, nicotinamide, and keratolytic soaps. All this chemical treatments have a lot of side effects.
In the board Natural Remedies in Acne , in my page on Pinterest ( http://pinterest.com/doctornatura ), the most important complementary therapies and medicinal herbs, like thyme and marigold are presented.

duminică, 13 ianuarie 2013

Ylang-ylang, un ulei volatil cu puteri afrodisiace.

Uleiul volatil  de ylang-ylang, se obtine din arborele exotic cananga, cunsocut in limba latina sub denumirea Cananga odorata sau Annona odorata, planta care este originara din Asia de Sud-Est (Indonezia, Malayesia, Insulele Filipine). Se cultiva intens in : Madagaskar, Jamaica, Haiti, si Reunion.
Uleiul volatil se obtine prin distilarea cu vapori de apa a florilor proaspete, iar randamentul se situeaza in jurul cifrei de 1,5-2%, cand se obtine un ulei volatil de culoare galbena, cu un miros dulceag, aromat, care contine drept componenete principale linalool, geraniol si acetat de geranil .

UTILIZAREA IN AROMATERAPIE: uleiul volatil de ylang-ylang, are un efect tonifiant  asupra fizicului si psihicului si stimuleaza dorinta sexuala. Sub forma de ulei pentru baie, se asociaza 4 picaturi de ylang-ylang cu cate 2 picaturi de ulei volatil de santal si de trandafir si se amesteca cu 3 linguri de frisca, dupa care se adauga incet in apa pentru baie. Pentru a prepara un ulei de masaj pentru fata si gat, amestecam cate 2 picaturi de ulei de ylang-ylang si flori de portocale, cu o lingura de ulei de jojoba si cu uleiul obtinut se maseaza usor zona afectata. Uleiul volatil de ylang-ylang, se poate asocia si cu alte uleiuri volatile, ca de exmplu: bergamot, grapefruit, vetiver, s.a.

sâmbătă, 5 ianuarie 2013

doctornatura-phytotherapy: Phytotherapy

doctornatura-phytotherapy: Phytotherapy: Phytotherapy means the use of herbs and the products obtained from them for prevention and treatment of different diseases. The use of herbs...

vineri, 4 ianuarie 2013

Annatto , the protector of our heart.

Annatto (Bixa orellana), sometimes called  achiote, is derived from the seeds of the achiote trees of tropical and subtropical regions around the world. The seeds are sourced to produce a carotenoid-based yellow to orange food coloring and flavor.
In commercial processing, annatto coloring is extracted from the reddish pericarp which surrounds the seed of the achiote. Annatto is commonly used in Latin American and Caribbean cuisines as both a coloring and flavoring agent, especially cheese.

Annatto is a rich source of tocotrienols, with high anti-oxidant effect, that are similar in structure and function to vitamin E.
E vitamine family is divided into two categories:tocotrienols and tocopherols. Tocopherols are the most common form of vitamin E, but studies have found that tocotrienols are the most impactful due to their molecular structure. In addition, studies have found that tocotrienols promote heart health, proper blood sugar levels, and have so many additional health benefits.
The discovery of annatto tocotrienols with only the most potent delta and gamma isomers was an important research , which give a composition with very good effects for health.
Annatto is the only known source of tocotrienol that is naturally free of tocopherol and provides the highest content of the powerfull delta-tocotrienol.

Compared to other major sources of tocotrienol, annatto has a distinct advantage in lowering cholesterol and enhancing cellular health without the interferences that would be expected from alpha-tocopherol.
With all these positive reports, annatto tocotrienol is an excellent candidate for chronic and degenerative disease prevention, especially in heart diseases, diabetes, cancer and aging.

miercuri, 2 ianuarie 2013

Reasons for to have in our diet blueberries.

Researchers have found that blueberries contain many health-promoting properties including high levels of anti-oxidants.
Due to the harsh growing conditions of Alaska, Wild Alaskan blueberries have even higher nutritional values than common blueberries. In fact, studies have shown that Wild Alaskan Blueberries have at least ten times higher anti-oxidant levels than the common blueberry.

Studies suggested that eating blueberries could help get rid of belly fat. The research shows the potential of blueberries reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. The effect is thought to be due to the high level of phytochemicals (naturally occurring anti-oxidants) that blueberries contain.
Blueberries, which contain polyphenols, may counter the detrimental effect of oxidative stress caused by excessive exercise of athletes. In short, it can prevent chronic degenerative conditions that are common among athletes due to the free radicals produced during excessive exercise. Blueberries, being nature’s most potent anti-oxidant, are extremely beneficial for these athletes.
Blueberries may help in preventing heart disease and strokes,  lowered cholesterol levels, which helps to reduce the risk of heart disease.

marți, 1 ianuarie 2013

Alaskan blueberry for our health.

Many commercially sold species with English common names including "blueberry" are currently classified in the genus Vaccinium and come predominantly from North America. Many North American native species of blueberries are now also commercially grown in Australia, New Zealand and South American countries.
Several other wild shrubs of the genus Vaccinium also produce commonly eaten blue berries, such as the predominantly European bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), that in many languages has a name that means "blueberry" in English.
Vaccinium alaskaense (Alaskan blueberry): one of the dominant shrubs in Alaskan and British Columbian coastal forests, which is the best blueberry, because it is very rich in active substances with good effects for health.
Blueberries have a diverse range of micronutrients, with high levels of the essential dietary mineral manganese, vitamin C, vitamin K and dietary fiber  One serving provides a relatively low glycemic load score of 4 out of 100 per day.
Blueberries contain anthocyanins, other pigments and various phytochemicals, which are under preliminary research for their potential role in reducing risks of diseases such as inflammation and cancer.
Similar to red grape, blueberries may contain resveratrol.