Monday, March 12, 2012

Alternative Medicine for the Common Cold

It's called Zebapique and it is a bush found mainly in the Caribbean but can be purchased as a herbal tea online. Being from the Caribbean, I have had experiences drinking this tea as a child and it really does work.

It helps to reduce fever and the symptoms of the cold and flu. However, it is speculated that this plant is also good for treating fungal infections and controlling diabetes.

For this to work the dried leaves (or the tea) has to be brewed and and consumed at a lukewarm temperature without additives (Yes that means no sugar!). Then you have to ignore its extremely bad flavor and gulp it all. After this you will be able to reap all of the benefits.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cure For Insomnia

I'm sure all college students at one point or the other have fallen prey to the almighty energy drink. It's perfect for those 'all-niters' but it can also prevent you from sleeping when those exams are finally over. This was my predicament last semester. I was going crazy but I didn't want to take an over the counter sedative, I wanted something natural. I went to the local herbal supplier and he recommended something that worked like a charm, a natural supplement called Valerian Root. This one came in the form of a tea (although it is available in capsule and tincture form).

 It had an extremely bad smell which made my desire to drink it decrease drastically. In spite of this, I was able to withstand its bad taste and odor and drink it all. Within a half hour or so I began to feel very relaxed as opposed to my previous redbull infused hyper state. Soon I was asleep.