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The Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds!

The delicious seed hidden inside the bright orange pumpkin is full of healthy properties. This small white seed is brimming with nutrients, like iron, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, fiber and protein. These important nutrients are present in both raw and roasted pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin seeds have long been valued as an important food for men’s health. Their high zinc content is beneficial to prostate health. Their oils can also benefit men’s health by helping with enlarged prostates.

Recent animal studies have shown that pumpkin seeds may also improve insulin regulation. Pumpkin seeds may  help in providing a restful night’s sleep, too. The tryptophan they contain is an amino acid that the body converts into melatonin. Eating a handful of pumpkin seeds with a piece of fruit before bed can help promote a good night’s sleep.

When you carve or cook a pumpkin make sure you save the seeds! Not only are they tasty, but they are also good for you.

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What is Herbalism?

Herbalism is the use of plants and their parts for medicinal purposes.  This includes the study of the plant and its healing properties. The use of plant as medicine has been used for thousands of years.  The ancient Egyptian used to give there slaves garlic to keep them from getting sick.  There are over 300,00 species of plants that we have identified and many more to discover. They are rich in active compounds that can have a profound effect on human systems.  The herbal medicine cabinet is full of wonderful plants that can be useful for so many aliments.  From killing bacteria, to relaxing the mind,and reducing inflammation. Some herbs even have a stimulating effect. Others can activate the bodies own immune system to help fight of illness.  There are so many ways to use herbs  in capsule, and teas, extracts, and essential oils.  The power in plants are amazing.  Natures medicine cabinet is full of natural helpers.

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Frankincense Makes Perfect Sense!

    Frankincense is one of the most highly prized essential oils for ancient times.  The three wise men who came to pay homage to baby Jesus brought frankincense as one of the gifts.  It was revered as holy perfume.  Its tree gum was burnt as incense during ceremonies.  Now a days we use the essential oil for many useful aliments.  

Frankincense is well know for its skin benefits, It is used in creams and toners to keep the face youthful. This is do to the fact the it promotes the regeneration of healthy skin cells.  It also is used to help with acne and wound healing do its antibacterial properties. Frankincense, is also beneficial in helping with respiratory aliments.  Used in a diffuser or steam inhalation, it helps to rid the body of  phelm.  It is useful in treating anxiety and stress because its scent promotes deep breathing.  It works well as a mouthwash do to its antiseptic properties.  This is why frankincense just make perfect sense use it to help relieve so many common aliments, naturally. 

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