Outside the Mainstream ~ Alternative Health

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    This thread will be a discussion of Alternative Health ideas.
    Feel free to participate and let us know about methods that work for you.


    The photo in the first post of this thread is a Blue Lotus flower, a legal herbal relaxant and anti-depressant.
    It has been helping me lately. I have been sleeping deeply and free of anxiety.
    "The dried flowers of the blue lotus plant are smoked or steeped in a tea in order to give the user a sense of peaceful relaxation. Blue Lotus is noted for its calming euphoria, aphrodisiac qualities, and sedation.

    Blue Lotus (Nymphaea Caerulea) is also known as Blue Water Lily and the Sacred Lily of the Nile.

    The plant, a natural sedative, originate from along the Nile River, in Egypt. For thousands of years it was used by the native people as part of religious ceremonies in which they would use these sacred blue flowers to reach higher levels of consciousness. During third century, it was introduced to the conquering Greeks who in turn exported it to far regions of the world

    In addition to it’s use in perfumes, it is still used today as a mild sedative. According to Egyptian legend, it was such a good sedative that it was given to sun god Ra in an effort to sooth him as he grew old."

     
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    Reasons to take garlic:
    1. Blood Purifier
    2. Cold & Flu Prevention
    3. Prevention of Heart Disease
    4. Anti-bacterial and Anti-parasitic
    5. Cancer Prevention
    6. For Skin and Hair
    7. And, surprisingly, to Remove Splinters
    Caution:
    1. Asthma patients should not consume garlic as it may have side-effects.
    2. Garlic should be avoided before surgeries or medical operations.
    3. Do not consume more than 2-3 garlic cloves in a day without consulting a doctor.

    See Full Article Here:
    https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/p...-surprising-health-benefits-of-garlic-1200468
     
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    I live in an area where I am allergic to almost everything.
    I have found that when I start the morning with a teaspoon of raw chopped garlic...
    Within seconds, pressure in my ears is noticeably relieved and I seldom have allergic symptoms.

    The most time consuming part is removing the cloves from the head of garlic.
    If anyone knows an easier way to do this, please let me know.
    I have tried a ton of methods, but the best so far is just to cut the cloves in half to remove the paper.
    I usually do 6 at a time and chop them very fine in one of these mini choppers:
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    Then, I place them in two small jars, add olive oil to fill, and they keep well in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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    I have very good reasons for being at odds with Mainstream Medicine.
    I may get to those sometime.
    I am willing to take my chances.

    Are our bodies our friend or our enemy if we listen closely?
    Could it have anything to do with whether our core thoughts and beliefs are our friend or our enemy?
    Could it have anything to do with carefully avoiding gluttony of any type: Material or Mental?
    Or, toxic people around us?
    I wonder?

     
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    I like to use 2/3 blue lotus flower blend with 1/3 stamens.
    Just about one cigarette a day.
    Maybe two in a social situation.
    The smoke is very mild and smells floral.
    I will add, I just take small puffs.
    If you were to take a deep drag, it might be harsh, but I wouldn't know.

    (If you are following the cottage renovation thread,
    I used the same cherry wood vinyl planks to replace my Jaccuzzi surround.)​
     
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    I have made adjustments to the above suggestions in my personal life.
    First, I discontinued puffing blue lotus months ago for the sake of my throat.
    If for some reason I find myself socializing with others partaking of very strong herbs again...
    I may return to that practice for sociability's sake.

    Regarding the garlic:
    At the time of the previous posts, in winter months, I was cooking sauces made with a lot of garlic.
    I could not possibly use as much now as I described then.

    I am now removing the cloves from bulbs and freezing them
    I take one clove out of the freezer as my morning dose.
    It unfreezes very quickly.

    Everything is always in a state of flux isn't it?

    I enjoyed this video today and plan on experimenting with these three suggestions:

     
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