Benefits of Sunlight

As the sun warms our world, it provides great benefits to human beings. Sunlight spreads everywhere, but it is difficult to take advantage of it unless it touches human skin. To take advantage of the sunlight, you need to go out and stand in the sun. It is not right to do this for a long time while doing so. Psychology also relaxes the sunlight. In a bright beautiful weather, the energy of the person is higher than the indoor weather. Other benefits include;

1. Sunlight helps meet vitamin D requirement. Vitamin D is a very important vitamin for human beings and the only source is sun. Vitamin D begins to be secreted by the contact of sunlight with human skin. Deficiency of vitamin D can cause problems in the immune system and slow down metabolism.

2. Makes muscle and bone system healthier. It prevents the formation of bone loss or other bone diseases.

3. Sunlight contains melatonin. In this way, it is good for insomnia and helps to sleep comfortably.

4. Sun rays help provide a portion of the calcium need in the body.

5. Sunlight reduces rheumatism, muscle and joint pain.

6. Accelerates metabolism and provides resistance to the body.

Sunlight is also very useful for children and babies. Children should also be exposed to sunlight in order to maintain healthy growth of the skeletal and muscular systems and to meet vitamin D. however, care must be taken especially in infants. Before putting babies in the sun, it is necessary to wear a sun hat to protect their eyes and head. Babies should not be kept in the sun during sunlight hours. In windless weather, the baby should be kept in the sun. And on the first day, babies can benefit from sunlight by not more than half an hour, increasing by 2 minutes and then 2 minutes. Prolongation of children in the sun for long periods may cause sunstroke, so be careful.

We should be exposed to the sun for 15-20 minutes a day to benefit from the sun’s rays. Those with white skin should be careful while waiting in the sun. Because light skin is more sensitive. It is wrong to wait in the sun for long periods to tan. Sun protection milks or sun protection creams should be used for long periods of time in the sun.

Mint: The aromatic herb in your own garden

Mints are like many other spice and medicinal plants to the labiates. As perennial shrubs they are found in the temperate zones of the northern hemisphere, in South Africa and Australia. Since mints can easily be crossed, a variety of different species have evolved in many fragrances that can be grown in the garden or in pots.

In addition to the well-known peppermint with its typical aroma is found in nurseries and garden centers a number of other species, such as the spearmint. It contains less menthol than peppermint and is reminiscent of cumin. The apple mint, on the other hand, smells of fresh apples, while the orange mint spreads a scent of orange blossom. The range also includes pineapple mint, Mexican mint or spearmint. The latter gives especially the chewing gum the taste.


Since mints can easily be crossed, a variety of different species have evolved in many fragrances that can be grown in the garden or in pots.
Since mints can easily be crossed, a variety of different species have evolved in many fragrances that can be grown in the garden or in pots.
Warm and moist
Mint grows almost in all garden soils and are less demanding in terms of climatic conditions. They prefer a moist soil and should therefore be supplied with water regularly during extended periods of drought. But beware: waterlogging does not tolerate these plants.

The spice and medicinal herb also thrives in partially shaded locations. In warm places, however, the mint develops particularly many fragrant ingredients. Anyone who pulls the mint on the balcony requires at least a 60 cm large flower box, in which at most two to three mints are planted. For planting ordinary potting soil is suitable.

Enough distance
Since the mint is a fast-growing plant and spreads extensively in the garden by foothills, it should be placed in the garden bed with a distance of 40 to 50 cm. It is worthwhile to incorporate previously mature compost or good manure in the soil. After about three years, the mints are dug up, divided and transplanted.

From June to flowering is harvest time. Depending on requirements, individual leaves can be plucked off. The plant can also be cut off about ten centimeters above the ground as a whole. The plant parts are fresh or dried, for seasoning or as tea use. For drying, the mints are tied together into small bunches and hung upside down in an airy, dry place. As the plants bloom, the content of oils and other ingredients decreases. The harvest should therefore take place before the actual flowering time.

An unsweetened tea from mint leaves is particularly beneficial for complaints such as nausea and bloating in the gastrointestinal area.
An unsweetened tea from mint leaves is particularly beneficial for complaints such as nausea and bloating in the gastrointestinal area.
Healing effect
The leaves of the mints contain ethereal oils and menthol as well as tannins and bitter substances as well as peperic acid. The healing power of mints has been known for a long time. They have a disinfecting, calming, cooling and antispasmodic effect. An unsweetened tea from mint leaves is particularly beneficial for complaints such as nausea and bloating in the gastrointestinal area. Mint tea also relieves spasms of the digestive organs, stimulates the digestive juices and especially on the bile. A steam bath with mint tea for colds, pharynx and bronchial catarrh has a very favorable effect.

Peppermint oil is used as an antiseptic for skin problems as it is a wonderful cleanser for the skin. The mind can help heal infections and itching, therefore, it is an effective remedy for acne or all kinds of discomfort on the skin.

Peppermint also has an anti-itch effect, which gives a pleasant feeling of refreshment, which is why it is often used to treat insect bites on the skin such as mosquitoes and fleas. Mint immediately reduces itching and reduces the size of the lesions due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

All it takes is to breathe in a little mint flavor or put a few drops of essential oil in a diffuser to feel how we charge energy. Peppermint increases the functioning of our brain and makes it more alert and concentrated; It helps in fatigue, tiredness and even depression.

A good way to use these properties is to put a few drops of mint on your pillow and let our body recover while sleeping.

The natural way to a normal cholesterol level

Cholesterol – Many people of Western civilization suffer from high cholesterol. But what does that mean in concrete terms and what can be done about it?

* I remember when about 30 years ago, my grandfather had too high cholesterol. We had never heard of it before and my grandmother was visibly worried about having to change diet and lifestyle. But what exactly does cholesterol mean?


What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol itself is immensely important to our body. The fat-like substance is needed for numerous metabolic processes. The body itself produces most of the cholesterol itself in the liver and transports it into the rest of the blood. Furthermore, a distinction is made between good (LDL “low-density lipoproteins”) and bad (HDL “high-density lipoproteins”) cholesterol. High levels of cholesterol, caused by HDL, often show a dietary over-supply to the body and this can result in constricted veins. These in turn can cause arteriosclerosis and numerous cardiovascular diseases. Your cholesterol value can be determined by the doctor.

How can you prevent high cholesterol?
It is almost self-explanatory that we ourselves are responsible for our cholesterol. To maintain a healthy balance, it is important to ensure a healthy and balanced diet. In a cholesterol-conscious diet, you have to make sure that you eat less animal fat, sugar and carbohydrates. The proportion of high – quality fats, such as omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, should therefore be increased. On the plate should be a Mediterranean mixed diet with lots of vegetables, fruits and fish or a basic diet. But how can you reduce cholesterol by natural means?

Diet and nutritional supplementation with high cholesterol
Red rice and Monacolin-K: Especially effective is the combination of red rice and Monacolin-K. The rice from China and fermented by the red fungus Monascus purpureus rice contains the ingredient Monacolin-K. It has been scientifically proven that Monacolin-K stabilizes cholesterol. [1] Only 10mg Monacolin-K daily are enough to maintain a normal cholesterol level. This has also been confirmed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in accordance with the Health Claims Regulation. Now, of course, you can not eat daily red trips, so in this case, the intake of this nutritional supplement BioProphyl red rice would be highly recommended. For me personally at the moment the favorite, because you can make the best progress with it.

Blueberries are healthy slimming products. Regular consumption helps to reduce cholesterol levels.
Linseed oil is known for its omega-3 fatty acids. It is best to mix a spoonful of linseed oil into his yoghurt daily. If you do this over a longer period, you will definitely make good progress in the fight against cholesterol.

Stomachache and feeling of fullness

During some days you like to eat well and often too much. This often leads to stomach ache and feeling of fullness. So it’s time to do something good for your stomach and do a little shorter.

Sometimes the appetite is so great that you stuff everything in yourself, which only exists. From my own experience, I know that very well. 😉 Especially now, around the holidays, we tend to eat a lot. How do you feel about it, most of us know! But there are a few tips and tricks on what to do about it!

Here on the herbal witch I have already put together several articles on the subject stomach / intestine. A good overview can be found below


The gut, the mirror of your soul

In case of acute help following tips

What to do if you have a stomachache and a feeling of fullness?

Carrot juice: Drink fresh carrot juice, about 100 ml of it should be enough. Can also be taken preventively.
Chew a raw slice of potato well and then swallow it. Potato binds the excess stomach acid and thus helps restore a well-being.
Avoid carbonic acid, it only inflates the stomach.
The following teas help: chamomile, peppermint, anise, yarrow, lemon balm, fennel, blackberry, ginger and marshmallow leaves. Several cups of it work wonders.
Cumin tea helps in the digestion of greasy, sour and flatulent food. Both for prevention and for relief.
Warmth also does the stomach good. Place a hot water bottle or a warm cherry stone pillow on the stomach and wait.
Ginger is an absolute all-rounder in terms of digestion and fullness. In addition, ginger helps with nausea. Just douse a few slices of ginger with hot water, infuse and drink (hot or cold).

Personally, I always recommend a self-made bitters or herbal schnapps.

Does my immune system work? Which herbs help?

The weather is wet and cold, you have stress at work and you feel sickly. Our immune system has the task of protecting our body from pathogens. In this article, I am concerned with the question of how does my immune system and with which medicinal herbs, can I ward off attacks on my immune system?


How does my immune system work?
Most infectious agents can not get through to us. Reason for this is our body surface, such. B. Skin that protects us from it. Therefore, these infectious agents (viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi etc) can be well repelled. Our immune system consists of cells that have the task of communicating with each other in order to counteract the hostile infectious agents. If the function of our immune system is disturbed, then our body is no longer properly protected, which can lead to a variety of health problems.

Disorders of the immune system
If the immune system is disturbed, it comes to a frequent susceptibility to infection. Nevertheless, it is not always just about diseases of the body. Sleep deprivation, stress, vitamin and mineral deficiencies often cause these symptoms. In severe diseases, such as AIDS, cancer or diabetes, it also leads to a weaker immune system.
In addition, it is more common for people to get allergies. This can be done directly when you come in contact with a substance that you are allergic to. In autoimmune diseases, however, the immune system attacks the body’s own cells and destroys them.

Which medicinal herbs help with complaints of the immune system?
With increased susceptibility to infection
Herbs such as the coneflower, the Cape Perlagonie and the Cat’s Claw help. The cat’s claw is currently available only in Austria, beyond also achieved relief in autoimmune diseases. All of these herbs have immune stimulating healing powers.
In allergies, the purple sunhat is said to have supportive effects.
Immunodeficiency due to severe illness
In the meantime, it has been scientifically proven that mistletoe preparations support severe illnesses. They are used in the treatment of cancer and severe joint disease. For this you have to clarify the details with your doctor.