1 cup chopped dry licorice root
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
1/2 cup dried orange peel
2 tablespoons whole cloves
1/2 cup chamomile flowers
Mix everything well in a bowl and then store in a dark glass jar, away from light and heat. To prepare tea: Combine 3 heaping tablespoons of tea mix and 2 cups of cold water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Pour into a large teacup through a strainer.
Both substances were shown to kill two of the major bacteria that were responsible for promoting gum disease. Licoricidin was also found to kill a third bacteria responsible for gum disease.
This study was randomized and controlled. People in this study reported, with regular use
of curcumin, significant reduction in their emotional symptoms. This offers hope that
natural therapies will be a viable option for this disorder. Researchers believe that the
effectiveness of curcumin stems from the fact that it can inhibit monoamine oxidase, an
enzyme which is linked to depression if found in the brain in high levels. It can also help,
to raise the levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain, which can lead to feelings of
calm and well-being.
The conventional medications that GreenMedInfo found turmeric could either replace or supplement are: Lipitor/Atorvastatin (cholesterol medication), Corticosteroids (steroid medications), Prozac/Fluoxetine & Imipramine (antidepressants), Aspirin (blood thinner), Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Oxaliplatin (chemotherapy drug) and Misinform (diabetes drug)
Recent studies have reported that marshmallow exhibits fighting actions against
unfriendly organisms. The studies performed so far have focused on its traditional use in
the mouth and throat and its effect on harmful organisms typical to those areas. This
makes marshmallow root a potential fighter against bacteria associated with gum disease
and strep throat.
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP for over 14 years, she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.