My latest blog discusses natural ways to protect yourself from an aging brain and aging skin!
Once you’ve read that and we’re all thinking and looking good, keep that emotional health happy by using essential oils, they cross the blood brain barrier and oxygenate your brain for better focus. They also assist in modulating inflammation and oxidative damage of the whole body. Furthermore, they keep summer pests away! Read on…
How to Protect Your Precious Organs without Toxins? Try Cinnamon!
Many have heard of the potential toxicity of insect repellents. It makes sense, if pesticides are made to kill via the affecting the nervous system of bugs, they are probably not so healthy for our brains as well. In fact, some side effects from DEET include nausea, vomiting, and nervous system disorders. In a Eurekalert article from 2004, researchers found a healthy, environmentally friendly alternative, Cinnamon essential oil. (This probably comes to know surprise for those YLEO junkies!) According to the article:
Cinnamon oil shows promise as a great-smelling, environmentally friendly pesticide, with the ability to kill mosquito larvae, according to a new study published in the July 14 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. The researchers also expect that cinnamon oil could be a good mosquito repellant, though they have not yet tested it against adult mosquitoes…
Chang and his coworkers tested eleven compounds in cinnamon leaf oil for their ability to kill emerging larvae of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. “Four compounds — cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, eugenol and anethole — exhibited the strongest activity against A. aegypti in 24 hours of testing,” Chang says.
Larvicidal activity is judged with a measurement called LC50. “The LC50 value is the concentration that kills 50 percent of mosquito larvae in 24 hours,” Chang explains. Lower LC50 translates into higher activity, because it takes a lower concentration to kill larvae in the same amount of time. All four compounds had LC50 values of less than 50 parts per million (ppm), with cinnamaldehyde showing the strongest activity at an LC50 of 29 ppm.
Furthermore, cinnamon has been shown to be helpful in balancing blood sugar and calming inflammation-two more skin and brain health factors!’
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Now, I’d like to hear from you….
What is your experience of using natural products for brain, skin, and body health??