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HEALTH BENEFITS OF RED CLOVER- The herb that helps in many health problems





Red clover is a plant that grows wild in the grass lands of Americas and most of the big continent Australia, Asia, Europe and Northern Africa where most frequency of rains prevail.
It is believed that red clover may help to prevent heart disease in several ways.
Although results from human studies are not definite, some show that taking red clover may lower the levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) and raise the levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), good cholesterol in the body.
In addition, red clover also promotes an increase in the secretion of bile acid. Red clover is a source of many valuable nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. It is also considered to be one of the richest sources of isoflavones.
Red clover is often taken to relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
Isoflavones are similar in shape to the female hormone, estrogen, therefore; they may attach to estrogen receptors throughout the body particularly in the bladder, blood vessels, bones, and heart.
Red clover may also block enzymes thought to contribute to prostate cancer in men. It has shown a definite limiting effect in the development of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), which is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland.
An enlarged prostate may cause men to experience a weak or interrupted urine stream, dribbling after urinating, or the urge to urinate even after voiding. For most men, BPH is a normal part of aging.
Additionally, red clover contains small amounts of chemicals known as coumarins, which may help keep the blood from becoming thick and gummy. Therefore, the possibility of forming blood clots and arterial plaques may be reduced.
Plaques are accumulations of blood cells, fats, and other substances that may build up in blood vessels, reducing or blocking blood flow.
Red clover studies show to help the arteries remain strong and flexible (a quality often called ‘arterial compliance’), which may also help to prevent some of the plaque deposits that may lead to a heart attack or a stroke.
Several studies of a proprietary extract of red clover isoflavones suggest that it may significantly reduce hot flashes in menopausal women.
Also, menopause increases a woman’s risk for developing osteoporosis (significant bone loss) and some studies suggest that a proprietary extract of red clover isoflavones may slow bone loss and even boost bone mineral density in pre and peri-menopausal women.
The estrogen-like effect of red clover isoflavones may be involved, and red clover also may have a direct effect by preventing the breakdown of existing bone.
Because cholesterol is a major component of bile acid, increased bile acid production usually means that more cholesterol is used and less cholesterol circulates in the body. It has been found to be helpful in quitting smoking.
For women with normal estrogen levels, red clover isoflavones may displace some natural estrogens, possibly preventing or relieving estrogen-related symptoms, such as breast pain, that are associated with PMS. This effect may also reduce the possibility of developing estrogen-dependent cancer of the endometrium.
In addition, results from a review of nearly 1000 women suggest that red clover may interfere with an enzyme known to promote the progression of endometrial cancer.
To use this herb, the flowers will be dried and will be used as tea.

  • Dry the blossoms gathered in a naturally warm environment to preserve its medicinal properties, just make it sure it is clean and no chemicals such as pesticides.
  • The dried flowers of a cup will be boiled in 15 minutes in a 5 cups of flowers to make as tea. To add its flavor essence, mix it with some mint leaves then add a tablespoon of honey in every cup of tea.

Moringa Oliefera, found to be the most nutrient rich plant on earth.





Moringa Oliefera has been the most nutritious plant as proven scientifically by research studies. Known as malunggay in the Philippines has been said to be a “Miracle Tree” because of its outstanding source of nutritional supplement and medicinal properties to treat many kind of diseases.
Research studies mentioned that moringa leaves have the calcium equivalent of four times that of milk, the vitamin C content is seven times that of oranges, potassium is three times that of banana, three times the iron of spinach, four times the amount of vitamin A in carrots, and two times the protein in milk.
Each part of moringa has been used for certain nutritional and medicinal purposes. It is mentioned that it contains 90 nutrients and 46 anti-oxidants that proves to be one of the most valuable herbal food because of its nutritional value and herbal medicinal plant as well.

Moringa Oliefera tree leaves are classified as belong to the family of green leafy vegetables and has been used widely anywhere in the world. Research studies found the leaves are a good source of vitamins A, C, and E, protein calcium and iron.
Oils are also extracted from the seeds to be used in the Natural Cosmetics industry.
Moringa Oliefera can be easily grown especially in rain abundant countries such as Asia and has been used as food almost around the world because of its nutritional value. It can be grown by seed or by stem cut about 3-5 ft. length planted in a high moisture soil but not wet. It can grow from overhead up to as high as 5-7 meter or even higher depending in the soil value.
Moringa- (malungay) has been used as herbal medicinal plant and considered internationally because of its proven research in nutritional value. It contains most vitamins such as in particular, essential amino acids, vitamins A, B complex, C, calcium, iron and protein. Studies have shown that moringa contains isothiocyanate that is an anti-cancer. It also helps in the treatment of prostate and skin cancer.
The green leaves of moringa or malunggay are essential in different menu with other vegetable mixed with some meat or fish by steamed or half-cooked dish. The leaves are even crushed and mix with liquid to feed infants. It is a good supplement for those nursing mothers to fight mal-nutrition. Moringa leaves also contain protein, calcium and iron which are vital nutrient for the body along with the anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties making this as a miracle tree. If these amazing health benefits of moringa will be inform worldwide, mal-nutrition will be prevented.



Cayenne Pepper Can Save From A Severe Heart Attack





Cayenne pepper otherwise known as capsicum by scientific name has the ability to boost blood circulation, and increase heart pump action.

Clinical studies conducted found very conclusive valuable health applications for this miracle herb. The therapeutic value of cayenne has been medically accepted.

This medicinal plant is widely used in our place, from cooking soup fish, cooked with variety of vegetables and even soak with vinegar made as a salad as an appetizer for a good meal.

 

During my childhood, I used to enjoy planting this with other vegetables not knowing with its medicinal value has and proved that there is no reported cases of heart problems in our area.

Herbalists supports Cayenne useful and valuable herb, for the entire digestive system, for the heart and circulatory system and for other organs as it possesses calcium and potassium organically. It also has necessary vitamins such as A, C and B complex all good for the heart.

With its ability to boost blood circulation, cayenne exerts actions on the entire cardiovascular system which results in lowering blood pressure. It has been traditionally used as a natural stimulant without any proven side effect because of its organic value.

My research in a book states that a 90-year-old man in Oregon had a severe heart attack. His daughter was able to get cayenne extract into his mouth.  He was pronounced dead by the medics, but within a few minutes, he regained consciousness.

On the way to the hospital, he remained in a semi-conscious state, but the daughter kept giving him the Cayenne extract.  By the time they got to the hospital, he had fully recovered and wanted to go home and mow the lawn.

The doctor asked what she had given him, as he said it was the closest thing to a miracle he had ever seen.

Cayenne is also considered as a medical breakthrough as it is proven to save life, even approved by researchers and doctors in some parts of the world.

Capsicum can also be considered a wonder herb that has scientifically proven its worth especially to a heart problems which is one of the most critical to or health.

It can also revitalizes the stomach by rebuilding the tissues and cleanse the intestinal organ by helping the body to create hydrochloric acid thereby providing good digestion and assimilation of proteins and other nutrients.

Make cayenne tea by putting half of quarter spoon of cayenne pepper in a cup add hot water and stir, but much better and more benefit to add lemon juice.

The patients can also overcome fatigue and restores stamina and vigor. Cayenne is widely used in Asian countries.

Nutrients in Cayenne pepper include vitamin A, E, C, B, Fiber, K, Manganese and calories.

A cayenne pepper has been tested as life saver against heart attack. This medicinal plant is either made into tea powder from the cayenne extract or fresh as an ingredient for cooking to treat sickness such as heart attack, ulcers, clears sinuses, boost energy and metabolism.