Anise is a well known Mediterranean herb, used by people therapeutically for centuries. Ancient Greek physicians, including Hippocrates, were using it for common cold and the flu. In ancient Rome, Anise was used in making an Anise cake that was eaten after their big feasts as an aid for digestion. Historically, Anise was used quite commonly for flatulence, colic and nausea because of its pleasant flavour. The herb was also known in ancient China where it was used for indigestion, flatulence and as a breath freshener.
Anise is used in the treatment of indigestion, flatulence, intestinal colic, asthma, cough, stomach pain and toothache.
External use: anise essential oil can be used against scabbies and lice.
Stimulant: Anise has been found to stimulate the function of the heart, the lungs, the liver and even the brain.
Children: Anise tea is very effective against children intestine colic and also infantile catarrah or cold.
Woman: It's seeds are a galactogogue and will increase the production of milk in nursing women while, on the other hand, it is sometimes used to relieve women from menopausal discomforts.
Men: Anise has been used lately for the treatment of some forms of prostate cancer.
In case of toothache, put a few (3 - 4) drops of anise essential oil in a cup of water and gargle.
Do not take anise during pregnancy and also if your doctor has prohibited the use of birth control pills due to anise having some estrogen activity.
With high levels of the neurotoxin mercury and toxic PCBs in many fish species, millions have turned to “purified” fish oil as a source of essential fatty acids.
However, the molecular distillation process that helps remove mercury is the same process that renders fish oil from its natural form to one that is semi-synthetic, which research shows make it less likely to be absorbed in the body.
In their natural form, omega-3s in fish oil occur in the form of triglycerides. Yet most fish oil supplements are not in this form, but are in a form known as ethyl esters. To undergo molecular distillation, fish oil is first exposed to the solvent ethanol then the oil is heated under high vacuum, which concentrates the omega-3s to ethyl esters.
While this process removes some contaminants such as mercury, it leaves others behind. Recent ConsumerLab.com testing shows low levels of PCBs were found in almost ALL fish oil supplements.
Another fact gaining attention is that omega-3s in fish oil—primarily EPA and DHA—are not actually essential fatty acids. By definition, “essential” nutrients are those the body cannot make and must get from food. Our bodies can and do make EPA and DHA as needed so long as the foundational nutrition is provided through parent essential oils.
Parent essential oils are LA (linoleic acid) and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). Flooding the body with derivatives (EPA and DHA) offers no benefits. Click here to view/download a report on parent essential oils by scientist Brian Peskin.
Unlike fish oil, plant-based oils provide the building blocks to help your body form omega-3s, including EPA and DHA, naturally. For natural essential fatty acids that your body can readily use, turn to healing plants, including borage, flax seed, pumpkin seed and coconut.
Wellspring’s formula of organic vegetarian oils provides a rich source of essential fatty acids from plants, combined with broad-spectrum whole food antioxidants, creating a unique blend to soothe joints and support heart health.*
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Barbara is a qualified nutritionist offering Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling. She gives Healthy weight loss advice and promotes the Mediterranean diet. She is the author of the Med Life Diet - creating healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life !