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Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 184.

THERIDION.

This remedy is derived from the Orange spider, which lives on orange trees in the West Indies.

Dr. C. Hering proved this remedy.

This remedy suits that is suitable for persons sensitive to noise.  Every shrill noise penetrates the teeth, the whole body causing nausea and vertigo.

This remedy is useful in Nervous women who suffer from seasickness.

It is suitable in females who complain of nausea from the least movement.

It is useful in one-sided headache, which becomes worse from closing the eyes and worse from noise.

This remedy has shown good effects in treating rachiitis and bone necrosis.

WHAT THE MASTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THERIDION…

Give THERIDION CURASSAVICUM for the vertigo and nausea associated with the abscess of the liver.

  • Dr. Lippe.

In Rachitis, caries and necrosis, THERIDION CURRASSAVICUM apparently goes to the rood of the evil and destroys the cause.

  • Dr. Baruch

The Sweet Potato.


Introduction:

The sweet potato, though, is not really a potato at all.  Sweet potatoes are often confused with yams.  Both yams and sweet potatoes are the tuberous roots of a flowering plant, but, other than that, they do not have much in common.

Benefits of Sweet Potato:

1. Heart health. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin B6, a mineral that helps decrease the amount of the chemical homocysteine in our bodies.  This property protects the heart from heart attacks.

2. Cold and flu prevention. Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin C, which plays an important role in your body’s ability to fight cold and flu viruses, helps in wound healing and stress reduction.

3. Bone and tooth formation. The Vitamin D in sweet potatoes helps your body maintain strong bones.

4. Immune system health. Sweet potatoes contain iron, which helps correct anaemia

5. Stress reduction. Magnesium is abundant in sweet potatoes, and this mineral helps de-stress our bodies. Manganese also can help women who suffer with PMS have fewer mood swings and milder cramps.

6. Blood pressure regulation. Potassium is another mineral contained in sweet potatoes. Potassium provides many important benefits, including helping to regulate blood pressure,

7. Reduced blood sugar spikes. The natural sugar contained in sweet potatoes releases slowly into the bloodstream, offering a balanced source of energy and regulates blood sugar spikes that can trigger fatigue and weight gain.

8. Eyesight protection. Sweet potatoes are high in carotenoids (such as beta carotene) that can strengthen our eyesight, boost immunity and protect against the effects of aging.

9. Inflammation reduction. Sweet potatoes are a good plant-based source of choline, a micronutrient in the B-vitamin family that helps reduce chronic inflammation.

10. Digestion. Sweet potatoes are a good source of fibre, which aids in digestion and can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

Conclusion:

Sweet potatoes offer many health benefits like:

  •  Sweet potatoes are a great source of fibre, vitamins, and minerals. …
  • Promote Gut Health. The fibre and antioxidants in sweet potatoes are advantageous to gut health. …
  • May Have Cancer-Fighting Properties. …
  • Support Healthy Vision. …
  • May Enhance Brain Function. …
  • May Support Your Immune System.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 183.

TERIBINTHINA.

Bladder infection.

It is a useful remedy for the inflammation of the kidneys.

It is also useful when there is an enormous distension of the abdomen with watery stools, which are bloody and greenish.

It is useful when there is burning and bloody strangury of the urine

It is useful when the urine flow is scanty with inflammation of the urethra and a constant urge to urinate.

It is useful in females with intense burning sensation in the uterine region

WHAT THE MASTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT TEREBINTHINA…

Terebinthina covers strangury with haematuria in cases of nephritis following burns.

        –  Dr. C. C. Boericke.

TEREBINTHINA, CANTHARIS, ARSENICUM, APIS, CHINA CARBO VEG AND PHOSPHORUS are useful when the kidneys are affected with nephritis as a sequel to Scarlet fever.

–  Dr. Ruddack

Super foods for Super health.

Introduction:

The term super-food means that the food is rich in a variety of nutrients. Super-foods are extremely beneficial to our health, which in turn improves our quality of life since they help prevent disease.

They contain powerful antioxidants which fight free radicals that attack our cells, and slow the premature aging of organs and tissues.

Here are some of these super-foods:

Eggs: They contain vital chemicals such as choline, for a healthy mind.

Rosemary: It is said to help our brain and memory to function better,

Beet: This root has the ability of detoxifying our body.

Avocado: Avocados are rich in numerous saturated and unsaturated fats that can be beneficial to our brain and circulatory system.

Fish: Eating more fish will improve the omega-3 intake, thus benefiting not the memory but also the cardiovascular health.

Cranberries: They are full of antioxidants, they are considered great for the development of young brains.

Whole grains: Complex carbohydrates are extremely healthy for our digestive system since they have a rich source of fibre and omega-3 fatty acids.

Green tea: It is believed that drinking green tea improves brain capacity and memory.

Tomatoes: They are rich in lycopene, an antioxidant supplement that protects our brain from free radical damage.

Dark chocolate: It contains antioxidants and caffeine that can improve concentration and the performance of the brain.

Turmeric: Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that heals wounds.  It is also beneficial for blood circulation in the brain, and thus improves memory.

Nuts: They are a rich source of omega-3, which keeps the brain cells healthy.

Apples: Apples are rich in antioxidants and help preserve the bones.

Onions: Onions contain nutrients and substances capable of preventing and minimizing the symptoms of a number of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart problems.

Coconut water: Coconut water has mineral salts that are essential for those who practice intense physical activity.

Conclusion:

When incorporated into a well-balanced diet, these foods can promote heart health, weight loss, improve energy levels and even reduce the effects of aging, degenerative diseases and even protects against cancer.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 182.

TELLURIIUM.

It is useful in Ringworm infection behind the ears.

This is a very useful remedy in skin eruptions with offensive discharges, sacral and sciatic pains.

This remedy suits persons who are neglectful and forgetful.

This remedy is suitable when the eyelids are inflamed and thickened along with intractable itching. It is useful in Pterygium and certain forms of pustular conjunctivitis.  This remedy aids in the absorption of infiltration of the iris and choroids.

This remedy is useful in cases of eczema behind the ears and in cases in cases of middle ear infections, where the discharge is acrid and smells like fish-pickle

This remedy is useful in cases of cold with increased lacrymation, which is better in open air.

This remedy is useful when there is pain in the sacrum and symptoms suggestive of sciatica.

This remedy is useful in barber’s itch, ringworm infection and eczema behind the ears.

WHAT THE MASTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT TELLURIUM…

Tellurium is useful in certain cases of carcinoma when a vile odour and purpura figurate is present.

– Dr. C M Boger.

Tellurium is highly recommended by Houghton in acute inflammation of the external auricle, external auditory canal and external surface of the tympanum.

–  Dr. Pritz Donner.

Vitamin C and bone health.


Introduction:

It’s a well-known fact that many older adults suffer from bone loss or osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that over 54 million Americans suffer from, or are at risk of, osteoporosis. This can be caused either by excessive bone loss or insufficient production of bones mass

Having weak bones can reduce mobility and increase the risk of bone breakage. When bone loss becomes too severe, bones might even break just from bumping into something or straining, like when you sneeze (called as sneeze or cough fractures).

How does vitamin C improve bone strength

What many people don’t realize is that osteoporosis is scurvy of the bones, which is a symptom of vitamin C deficiency. This means that increasing your intake of this nutrient can promote the growth of new, healthy bone…

A study from Mount Sinai Medical Centre  was able to demonstrate the protective effects of vitamin C against osteoporosis in an animal model. It was seen that the mice that were supplemented with vitamin C avoided bone loss. In another study, the researchers found that vitamin C deficiency caused failure of collagen synthesis. This resulted in symptoms of scurvy, such as spontaneous bone fractures.

More reasons to increase vitamin C intake

Increasing your intake of vitamin C can give you many other health benefits.

  • Lowers blood pressure — Taking vitamin C supplements has been shown to improve blood pressure. It works by relaxing the blood vessels.
  • Improved immunity — Vitamin C is most commonly used for its ability to boost immunity… It also has potent antioxidant properties that protect the immune cells from highly reactive molecules.
  • Lower risk of dementia — the potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of vitamin C are beneficial against dementia. It has also been associated with improved cognitive functions.

Conclusion:

It is thus seen that osteoporosis can be ameliorated by Vitamin C, in addition to Calcium and Vitamin D supplements.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 181.

TARENTULA HISPANIA.

This remedy is derived from a spider found in Spain.  Dr. Nunez proved it.

This is a remedy suitable for hysterical patients who are relieved with music and dancing or massage.

These patients feign sickness with sudden changes of mood and they are selfish, cunning

It is a remedy that suits ladies with dysmenorrhoea, irregular menstrual cycles, itching in the private parts and it is also useful in nymphomania.

It is considered to be a specific remedy in diabetes with grief and anxiety.

It is also considered to be useful in some forms of insanity, where the patient is shameless and violent and has a desire to be violent and sleepless.

It is useful in paralytic conditions of the lower limbs with pain in the back during motion.

WHAT THE MASTERS SAY ABOUT THIS REMEDY…

TARENTULA HISPANIA is useful, often invaluable in cholera, epilepsy, Tabes dorsalis of Mania.  Whenever we find the quiet waiting with sudden striking or as sudden retreat, fear with a tendency to hide away, running or leaping, inability to walk naturally, we may think of this spider and the remedy derived from it.

  • Dr. H A Roberts.

Blueberries and their benefits.

Introduction:

Blueberries are harvested from a perennial flowering plant native to North America and belong to the same genus as cranberries and huckleberries.

Benefits – Blueberries have a unique dark blue/purple colour when ripe and act as excellent antioxidants. The antioxidants in blueberries protect the cell damage, detoxify the body and even destroy bacteria and viruses.

Blueberries have other anti-aging properties… Blueberries also allow your body to regulate the production of energy while lowering fat and blood sugar levels and reducing body fat stores and chronic inflammation.

In addition Blueberries have a strong neuro-protective action that can boost, memory and concentration, and prevent neuro-degeneration and even slow the development of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Blueberries are also known to reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure, fighting cancer and cardiovascular disease, supporting bone and eye health, aiding digestion, boosting the immune system and can even increase one’s lifespan.

Blueberries are among the fruits that have the lowest amount of carbohydrates per serving.

How much blueberries can be had in a day:

Recommended daily intake differs depending on age and gender, but approximately two cups of fruit is usually recommended for adults – easy to achieve throughout the day in snacks and as part of meals. And, at just 45 calories per serving, wild blueberries deliver substantial nutrients for every calorie consumed.

Blueberries are a rich source of vitamins and minerals:

It’s an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. They contain manganese, vitamin K and vitamin C, which keep the body healthy from within.

  • Manganese: this mineral is known for keeping your bones strong and has lipids, amino acids, protein, and it also improves metabolism
  • Vitamin K: This vitamin helps the body heal faster by causing immediate clotting preventing blood loss and closing the wound quickly.
  • Vitamin C: Ascorbic acid in the form of vitamin C helps build a strong immune system and also fights several diseases.

Conclusion:

Blueberries are rated number one in antioxidant-rich foods and are used worldwide for its healing and health benefits.  An adequate helping of blueberries over the top of warm oatmeal or pancakes can take your meal to another level while giving you all the health benefits. Eaten in moderation, blueberries do not have any adverse side effects.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 180.

TARENTULA CUBENSIS.

This remedy is made from a spider, which is called as the ROTTEN CUBAN TARENTULA.  It is found in Cuba.

It is a remedy that is useful in toxic and septic states.

It is very useful in Diphtheria, in severe cases where there is a severe inflammation and prostration.

It is said to soothe patients who are dying. It is said to soothe the last struggles of the patient.

It is useful in cases where there is itching in the genital area.

It is useful in Bubonic plague.

It is useful in skin conditions, when there are pimples, carbuncles and boils that sting and pain. It has the capacity to resolve abscess and prevent gangrene.

Other remedies that complement Tarentula Cubensis include, Pyrogen, Anthracinum, Echinacea and Crotalus horridus.

WHAT THE MASTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS REMEDY…

Tarentula Cubensis is my standby in any abscess where there is severe pain.  I formerly thought I had a wonderful remedy for such conditions in ARSENICUM and ANTHRACINUM but I have found that Tarentula Cubensis does much better.

  • Dr. Benthack.

In felons, Tarentula Cubensis is simply wonderful. I have seen felons, which had kept patients awake night after night, walking the floor in agony from the terrible pains relieved in a very short time that they could sleep in perfect comfort until the swellings spontaneously discharged and progressed into a rapid cure.

  • Dr. Nash

Tarentula Cubensis soothes the dying sufferer and I have never seen any other remedy do so.

  • Dr. Kent

By a very ingenious selection of AGARICUS by Dr. Korndoerfer, in the case of a 2 year old child who had evident meningitis and who was not relieved by APIS, SULPHUR etc., the rolling of the head ceased, alarmingly forewarning of imbecility happily vanished and the patient fully recovered. I used the drug in a case of typhoid in which the child rolled her head and bit her nightgown.  Some improvement followed.  TARENTULA was then given with slight aggravation followed by lasting improvement. The two should be remembered in impending imbecility.

Dr. E A Farrington.

I think TARENTULA CUBENSIS is more useful in whooping cough that IPAECAC or CASTANEA VESCA or any other remedy I know; it is marvellous.

  • Dr. Macfarlan.

HEPAR SULF, BELLADONNA, ARNICA and SILICEA are of no use in chronic boils and carbuncles.  TARENTULA or ANTHRACINUM clear up the boils in a few days miraculously and brilliantly.

  • Dr. Dorothy Shepard.

The Ayurvedic view on energy foods.


Ayurveda the most ancient Indian medical system has golden tips for solving your energy crisis.  Ayurveda advocates a diet that is generous in fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. The ancient ayurvedic texts tell us that these foods are rich in life giving energy, healing powers, fighting body fatigue and have the power of detoxifying the body.

Grains have power:

The ancient seers used a term called as ‘Ojas’, an energy, which is the result of good digestion and creates a sense of lightness in the body, gives a person the inner energy or glow, confers immunity against infections and bestows the individual with bliss.

Long distance runners from Africa have always relied on carbohydrates in grains for long-term endurance and energy.  All carbohydrates are not the same. For instance the croissant is high in fat and low in nutrition.  Whole grains have lower cholesterol; they also have anti-bacterial properties and actually lower elevated blood sugar levels

Ayurveda considers rye, millet and amaranth as highly nutritious, as they have high protein and mineral content. In fact, these grains are considered so auspicious that they are used during Vedic ceremonies as items for worship.

Rye for instance, contains high proteins, and one cup yields about 15 grams of protein, 9 grams of iron and adequate quantities of B-complex vitamins, iron, zinc and copper which is an important trace element for boosting energy levels and raising the body’s immunity.

Energizing Vegetables and Fruits:

Ayruveda advocates that fresh vegetables and fruits should constitute forty percent of every meal. Green, leafy vegetables are rich in mineral and fiber, and they should be eaten often.

Ayurveda considers fruits as a rich source of energy.  Ayurvedic physicians recommend pears and apples, if you are hungry between meals. They recommend papaya, if you feel bloated after lunch.

Ayurveda strongly recommends the generous use of dry fruits, especially raisins. The ayurvedic texts extol the virtue of raisins calling them the best among dry fruits because it has the quality to enhance purity of the mind and pacify the mind and heart.  Dry fruits are a rich source of iron and Vitamin B6, and provide magnesium, calcium, zinc and potassium.  Raisins aid digestion and elimination when they are soaked in water overnight. One handful per person is a good amount everyday. 

Ayurveda also cautions against energy draining foods:

The ayurvedic texts warn us not to eat left over foods or highly seasoned foods and foods that make us sluggish. Ayurvedic physicians were extremely conscious of energy draining foods, which clogged the micro-channels called as Nadis and created an accumulation of toxins.

Conclusion:

We have advanced a lot in this millennium.  But our diet practices are abysmal. We eat foods bereft of energy, we consume milk, which is a poison, we eat meat, and we eat tinned, canned and processed foods and do not realize how much harm we cause to ourselves.  It is fascinating how Ayurveda, a science that dates back thousands of years warns us of these dangers.  It was almost as if our ancient seers who wrote these treatises were aware, what humanity was going to come to in this millennium.

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