Ear Infections

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Every year, millions of parents take their children to the pediatrician for ear infections, and most of them end up going home with antibiotics. In fact, ear infections are one of the most common reasons kids see doctors and the leading reason kids get antibiotics.Instasize_0426114806

 

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Chinese Herb Qing Hao/Artemisiae Herba has been shown to kills Cancerous Cells

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Chines Herb Qing Hao/Artemisiae Herba also known as Wormwood has been shown in medical research to kill cancer cells. Scientists are researching the effects of Wormwood and Iron on the destruction of breast cancer cells. In the study, researchers are reporting that the plant kills iron-enriched breast cancer cells but doesn’t harm many healthy ones. Artemesinin’s destructive properties are triggered by higher than normal levels of iron in cancer cells. The Research is there, but why is this info not more readily available to the public?

To read more on the research of this herb, I’ve attached some links:

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Food Therapy for Cough and Phlegm

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asian pearThat’s right you read that correctly food therapy not hot tea therapy 😉 This usually works well when trying to help the kiddos out, I find it easier to bribe them with a sweet treat then to try to force them to sip on hot tea (Maybe that’s just my kids though) 😉  There are a few foods that are really good for cough (whether it be a dry cough or a cough with phlegm) One of my favorites to cook for my kids is Asian Pear (for dry cough) and you can add the herb Chuan Bei Mu (for cough with yellow phlegm) on top. Chuan Bei Mu is only beneficial for yellow phlegm, which we call Heat Phlegm in Chinese Medicine. Because this herb is cold in nature it would not do well with Cold Phlegm aka white bubbly phlegm.

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