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Re: Healing Ingredients
« Reply #75 on: May 31, 2013, 02:24:40 PM »
http://www.livestrong.com/article/264937-honey-for-skin-care/

Honey for Skin Care

Sep 29, 2010 | By Sarah Terry

Photo Credit honey pot with some honey image by Francois du Plessis from Fotolia.com 
Aside from being a natural sweetener and a coveted food substance since the beginning of time, honey also has medicinal uses and benefits for skin care. One of the most common medicinal uses for honey is treating wounds and burns. Before you apply honey to a wound or your skin, talk with your doctor about the potential health dangers and correct application.

History

Since before 700 B.C., people have kept bees to produce honey for both food and medicinal remedies, according to WHFoods. Honey has been used since ancient times in embalming, religious ceremonies, folk remedies and cooking. Honey's medicinal uses date back to ancient Greece and Rome, when the physician Hippocrates used honey as a topical treatment for lip ulcers and wound infections, and other ancient physicians used honey to treat diarrhea, constipation and coughs, notes the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Function

Honey contains large quantities of the sugars glucose and fructose, which have antimicrobial actions in high concentrations, explains the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

When you apply honey to wounds or burns, these concentrated sugars could help prevent or treat infections, specifically from Staphylococcus bacteria strains, as well as E. coli and Candida albicans, WHFoods says.

Honey may also have the potential to lower cholesterol levels, improve your blood-sugar control, act as a laxative to treat constipation, ease allergy symptoms and reduce alcohol intoxication.

Honey appears to have cancer-preventive and anti-tumor actions, as well as

antiseptic properties that can help treat or prevent gingivitis and dental cavities, notes the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Uses

Honey is sometimes recommended for skin-care purposes like promoting wound healing and preventing bacterial or fungal skin infections, says the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Honey has potential benefits for treating wounds, burns and abrasions, notes the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Manuka honey made from the pollen of the shrub appears to have anti-inflammatory and microorganism-fighting effects that can produce these types of benefits for wounds in your skin. If you undergo surgery, honey used topically in wound dressings may promote healing and prevent infections, points out the University of Maryland Medical Center. Don't apply honey to any wound or broken skin without first consulting your doctor, however.

Application

You might apply honey to the wound or burn by spreading a thin layer directly on the skin area or by applying a dressing soaked in honey to the area, says the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. These are simplest ways to use honey on minor wounds, scrapes, cuts and burns. But you shouldn't apply honey or a honey-soaked dressing to large, open wounds that are deep or severe, warns the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Warning

Honey is very safe, especially when you apply it topically for skin-care purposes. But if you have a pollen or honey allergy, you could have side effects or an allergic reaction, cautions the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. For skin care, use honey topically and don't ingest it. Keep in mind that honey consumption can cause infant botulism in babies younger than 1 year of age, cause elevated blood-sugar levels in people with diabetes and cause chemotherapy drugs to be less effective.


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Re: Healing Ingredients
« Reply #76 on: May 31, 2013, 02:30:14 PM »
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This is an article from The Healthy Muslim site, about the benefits of honey for colds and to combat viruses, fungi and other  infections of the skin. Honey helps with several other conditions.

http://www.healthymuslim.com/articles/gfvjl-honey-for-fighting-colds-viruses-and-skin-infections.cfm

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Re: Healing Ingredients
« Reply #77 on: July 15, 2013, 05:56:30 AM »
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Re: Healing Ingredients
« Reply #78 on: August 12, 2013, 07:26:44 AM »
Yowbarb Note:
The "Mediterranean Diet," with its generous amounts of olives and olive oils has a good effect toward combating and preventing cancer. It has been known for awhile now that olive oils, oregano etc. have cancer killing properties, along with being anti fungal, etc.
Below is a link to a scientific abstract and a portion of it.
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814612001859

Proliferative and apoptotic effects of olive extracts on cell lines and healthy human cells

Sevim Işıka, Corresponding author contact information, E-mail the corresponding author,
Aysel Karagöza,
Şeyda Karamanb,
Cevdet Nergizb
a Department of Biology, Fatih University, 34500 Buyukcekmece, Istanbul, Turkey
b Department of Chemistry, Fatih University, 34500 Buyukcekmece, Istanbul, Turkey

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Abstract

As a major component of the Mediterranean diet, olive and olive products have protective effects against several human diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer, via their antioxidant activity. Olive’s beneficial effect is attributed to its phenolic content and fatty acid profile. In this study, effects of different types of olive extracts on cancer cell lines were evaluated. Proliferative, cytotoxic and apoptotic effects of olive extracts were investigated and gene expression profiles of cancer cells treated with olive extracts were analysed in AGS, Caco-2 cell lines and bone marrow human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). Since topo IIα is essential for chromosome segregation in mitotic cells, the expression level of topo IIα can be used as a marker of cell proliferation. Expression level of topo IIα was checked by using RT-PCR. In vitro results revealed that AGS cell lines were more sensitive to treatment of olive extracts than were colon carcinoma models, Caco-2, and healthy human cells.

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Highlights

► Different types of phenolic olive extracts show very similar in vitro effects on different cell lines. ► While phenolic olive extracts induce proliferation at low concentrations, they induce apoptosis at effective doses. ► Stomach cell lines are more sensitive to olive extracts in apoptosis than colon cancer cell lines and healthy human cells.


Keywords
Mediterranean diet;
Olive phenolics;
Cancer cell lines;
Apoptosis;
Proliferation;
Cytotoxicity

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814612001859

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Re: Healing Ingredients
« Reply #80 on: October 30, 2013, 07:04:38 AM »
Yowbarb Note: Caution grapefruit can interfere with some medicines. Check with your pharmacist.

Allrighty then: I got this "meals that heal" instruction from Dr. Joseph Leininger, an old German - born naturopath. He had come to America before WWII. The Doc was eighty years old when I went to his little clinic in Hollywood. 1968.  He surely did not look eighty, more like 69-70. A very strong, alert person even though he liked his pizza and was slightly pudgy. Dr. Joseph Leininger. Excuse it, I am not sure about his name spelling. He wrote a book but I couldn't find it online.
I will be posting a few of his ideas...as I remember them.

Here is one for today.
•   Endive is a very rich source of MANGANESE.
•   You take the endive and wash it well (sea salt and cold water as you wash all greens)
•   Put it in a bowl
•   Wash off and cut a fresh grapefruit 
•   Put the juice all over it
•   Toss well
•   After a half hour the manganese will be in a much more absorbable state –
•   so you can get all the nutrition.
...................................................   
 :)

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