Natural Remedies / 3 posts found

by Brian P. Ramos
Top Essential Oils to Reduce Stress with Research to Support it If you live with chronic stress, practicing techniques such as mindfulness meditation or certain pranayama (breathing) exercises and talking to a mental healthcare professional may help to lessen the psychological burden of worries and anxiety and relax your mind. In addition to these powerful resources, there is also aromatherapy. Research suggests that aromatherapy essential oil scent may help. Despite aromatherapy’s popularity, there is still a lack of large-scale clinical trials exploring the effects of aromatherapy on anxiety, which I discuss as well HERE. While an essential oil combined with […]

How Anxiolytics Work and Should I Take Them? Any Natural Options?

by Brian P. Ramos
If you are someone who struggles with anxiety, whether you regularly find yourself having panic attacks or you simply find yourself feeling stressed from time to time, then you may have been recommended anxiolytics by your doctor. These are medications designed expressly for treating anxiety and they work in a number of ways to help combat both the psychological and physiological symptoms associated with it. But how do they work? And should you take them? What is Anxiety? Anxiety is a mood of fear, worry, and uneasiness resulting from the apprehension of something bad happening and has widespread deleterious social […]

Benefits & Uses of Holistic Herb, Basil

by Brian P. Ramos
Sweet basil is highly nutritious with an abundance of vitamin A (as carotenoids), vitamin K, and vitamin C. It’s also rich in magnesium, iron, potassium, and calcium. However, basil has many health benefits and uses: Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Sweet basil is an excellent source of antioxidants such as phenolic compounds and polyphenols. Anti-Cancer Basil also contains phytochemicals that prevent chemical-induced cancers (skin, liver, oral, and lung). Basil does this by increasing the antioxidant activity, altering gene expression like many superfoods, inducing cancer cell death, and inhibiting blood vessel development in the cell. Antibacterial and Antimicrobial Basil essential has been tested […]