Did you know eucalyptus is one of the tallest trees in the world? I had no idea! This tree is native to Australia but is also cultivated in California, northern Africa, Spain, China and India. The oil is obtained from the fresh leaves of the tree.
This oil if classified as clarifying and can be very toxic if ingested. It should only be used externally in a diluted form. It is good for soothing burns, cuts , insect bites and minor skin infections. It is also powerful when inhaled for decreasing congestion, asthma and sore throats. It can be placed in a diffuser and combined with sweet orange, frankincense and lavender to prevent colds and flu.
When used in massage it can benefit muscular aches and pains and arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory effects.
It shouldn't be used for babies or small children due to its ability to decrease respiration.
If you haven't- try this oil out if you are under the weather by using it in an inhaler or diffuser. Just one more way to use Mother Earth's pharmacy!
Happy Healthy Living!
Why do so many people scrunch their nose when you say beets? Maybe it brings back a childhood vision of beets in a can.
Beets are an awesome sweet root that date back to prehistoric Asia, North Africa and Europe. Originally they were harvested for their leaves or "beet greens'.
They are packed with vitamin C, iron, magnesium and folate. You will also find Betanine in this vegetable which is a powerful antioxidant that can have significant effects on lowering blood pressure.
Color variety ranging from vibrant purple and oranges to sedate yellows make them powerful in protecting against colon and other cancers due to anthocyanins.
Beet juice also contains nitrates that act as aspirin helping to reduce the chance for boost clots and protect blood vessels.
If you buy beets look for organic as this vegetable is frequently genetically modified.
Still not sold? Try slicing them thin, toss in coconut or olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and roast in a 350 degree oven for 30-45 min. Even husbands and kids will eat them!They are delicious !!
Happy Healthy Eating!
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