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How To Use Turmeric To Stop Asthma

…for better air flow, relaxes muscle spasms, restores normal breathing patterns, thins the blood and relieves asthmatic inflammation that causes swelling in the lungs and trouble breathing. The allergic response in asthma is triggered when T-lymphocytes from your immune system release specific compounds…

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How to Stop a Muscle Cramp in its Tracks

…treat these painful strains. Try the following therapies for relief: Traumeel This topical ointment contains an herb called anica and stops pain and swelling almost immediately. Traumeel can be applied as often as needed. In rare cases it can irritate the skin, so test it on a small area first. DMSO Dimethylsulfoxide…

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Fight the Flu With Licorice Root

…Penn Herb Company, Ltd. or Frontier Natural Products. Note: Long-term use of glycyrrhizin or licorice root can cause fluid retention, with edema or swelling in the face and extremities, especially the ankles. This in turn can elevate blood pressure. Because of side effects, most licorice-extract products…

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Treat Poison Ivy with This Oil Blend

…come encounters with plants like poison oak and poison ivy. Most doctors and dermatologists will prescribe steroid creams to help treat the pain, swelling, and itchiness that come from contact with these plants. But there is a better solution that's free of side effects. White Flower Oil is a Chinese…

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Avoid Antibiotics for Back Pain

…going to require us to rewrite the textbooks.” I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon. One subgroup in this study had signs of bone swelling in their lower back, which appeared to be related to an infection. Antibiotics were given to half of this group and the other half received a placebo…

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Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

…Insoluble fiber, the portion of the plant that can’t be broken down by your digestive system, provides a valuable service. The fiber absorbs water and swells, making the stool bulky, soft, and easy to pass. (This is why you always need to increase your water intake when you increase the fiber in your diet…

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Health Benefits of Fiber for Weight Loss

…are two kinds of fiber in food—soluble and insoluble. In a nutshell, insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water and is considered "roughage." It swells and softens the stool, and it also scrubs and stimulates the intestines as it passes through. It helps protect against constipation, cancer, and the…

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