Zinc and lemongrass for skin health issues

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Aug 6, 2015 – Instead we used thin cotton sheets. “He was most comfortable … Following her mother’s instinct, Stephanie stopped applying topical steroids and began to develop her own homeopathic balms. Having made candles in … A blend of lemongrass and zinc, applied under gauze, worked best. She said: “As time …

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LemonGrass Balm $10: https://www.amazon.com/Lemongrass-natural-Good-Earth-Beauty/dp/B00LVCF4ZW/r ef=pd_sim_75_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=6G3K2BRX26XMP6RC4XFA Maybe mix LemonGrass Balm w/ ZnO (Zinc Oxide) …Instead of the damaging Steroid Topicals ! Edited September 30 …

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Aug 20, 2015 – Red raw skin, flaking off and oozing.” Smith decided to stop using topical steroids to treat her son, instead experimenting with homemade, homeopathic balms she concocted using her experience with candle-making. It was a blend of lemongrass and zinc, applied under gauze, that finally made a difference.

// Our Lemongrass and Zinc balm combo… – The Home Apothecary …

Our Lemongrass and Zinc balm combo is our top seller on our Etsy shop! These two balms were originally created for our baby son, Isaiah Quinn, as he journeyed through Topical Steroid Withdrawal. Now, (over 6,000 sales later!!!) they are used for eczema and skin conditions of all types, and many of our 500+ shop …

Kline’s road from out of control eczema to topical steroid withdrawal to …


Apr 5, 2014 – I was saving the balm for Kline and I tried his vanicream (KLINE COULD NOT TOLERATE THE VANICREAM, HE SCREAMED BLOODY MURDER..and begged me to put the lemongrass balm on him instead….the vanicream also made him have an all over body rash.) on me and it dried my skin right up, …

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Aug 7, 2015 – … instinct and stopped using steroids to treat Isaiah’s rashes. Instead, she started making her own homeopathic balms, experimenting with different formulations in the effort to find the most effective treatment. Image Credit: Isaiah Quinn Blog. Isaiah Quinn Blog. A combination oflemongrass and zinc seemed …

Zinc Oxide to Treat Eczema | LIVESTRONG.COM

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Topical corticosteroids can treat lichenified eczema, or skin that has thickened and toughened because of chronic scratching. Your doctor may recommend applying bandages over the corticosteroidto boost absorption of the medicine into the skin. Bandages containing ichthammol paste and zinc paste also help decrease …

Homemade zinc cream for topical steroid withdrawal/eczema sufferers …

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Shingles Natural Treatment: Foods, Supplements & Oils to Help – Dr. Axe

#4 Vitamin B12 (1000-5000 mcg daily) Vitamin B12 helps promote faster recovery and reduced pain. #5Zinc (50 mg daily) Zinc supports immune function and has … then a doctor will likely recommend a topical shingles cream containing capsaicin, a topical numbing agent or even injections of steroids or local anesthetics.

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Lemon grass or Tanglad to fight insomia

The health benefits of lemongrass include relief from stomach disorders, insomnia, respiratory disorders, fever, aches, infections, rheumatism and edema. The defensive antioxidant activity of the lemongrass herb protects against antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and helps in maintaining optimum cholesterol levels, cellular health, nervous system, healthy skin and immune system. It is also effective in treating type 2 diabetes, cancer, and obesity, while also aiding in detoxification. It is extensively used in aromatherapy and helps to combat fatigue, anxiety and body odor.

Lemongrass – An Aromatic Healer

Cymbopogon citratus also known as Lemongrass is an herb which belongs to the grass family of Poaceae. It is well known and utilized for its distinct lemon flavor and citrusy aroma. It is a tall, perennial grass which is native to India and tropical regions of Asia. It is a coarse and tufted plant with linear leaves that grows in thick bunches, emerging from a strong base and standing for about 3 meters in height with a meter-wide stretch.

In addition to its culinary usage, lemongrass offers a wide array of medicinal benefits and is in extensive demand due to its antibacterial, anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties across Southeast Asia, as well as the African and American continents.

The genus Cymbopogon comprises of 55 species of grass, two of which are referred to as Lemongrass. These are West Indian lemongrass or Cymbopogon citratus which is famously preferred for culinary use and East Indian lemongrass or Cymobopogon flexuosus which is used in the manufacturing of various products such as fragrances because of its extended shelf life, owing to the low amount of myrcene in that variety.

Nutritional Value Of Lemongrass

Lemongrass is an aromatic storehouse of essential nutrients providing a wide array of health benefits. It is a source of essential vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), folate and vitamin C. It also provides essential minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, zinc and iron, which are required for the healthy functioning of the human body. It offers no harmful cholesterol or fats.

Health Benefits Of Lemongrass

Lemongrass contains antioxidants, flavonoids and phenolic compounds such as luteolin, glycosides, quercetin, kaempferol, elimicin, catecol, chlorogenic acid, and caffeic acid, all of which help in providing an impressive range of medicinal aids. The main componentof lemongrass is lemonal or citral, which has anti-fungal and antimicrobial qualities, while also providing a distinct lemony smell. Some of the most well known health benefits of lemongrass include:

Cholesterol: Lemongrass possesses anti-hyperlipidemic and anti-hypercholesterolemic properties that support healthy cholesterol levels. Studies have shown that the regular consumption of lemongrass has shown significant results in sustaining healthy levels of triglycerides and reducing the LDL cholesterol in the body. This helps in preventing the accumulation of lipids in the blood vessels and promotes the unobstructed flow of blood in the arteries and prevents various cardiac disorders such as atherosclerosis.

Detoxification: Lemongrass helps in cleansing and flushing harmful toxic wastes out of the body, as a result of its diuretic properties. Detoxification helps in better regulation of various organs of the body, including the liver and kidney, while also helping to lower the levels of uric acid. The diuretic effect of lemongrass helps in increasing the quantity and frequency of urination, which helps in maintaining digestive health, eliminating accrued fats, and assisting in maintaining a clean system.

lemongrassCancer: Lemongrass is effective in treating various types of cancers without affecting the healthy normal cells of the body. Research conducted to prove the anti-cancerous activity of lemongrass has shown promising outcomes in the prevention of skin cancer. Studies have shown that a certain component, citral, which is present in lemongrass, helps in inhibiting the growth of hepatic cancer cells during the initial phases and prevents any further production of cancerous cells. Another study has provided supporting evidence regarding the anti-proliferative effect of citral in impeding the growth of human breast cancer cells and the induction of apoptosis.

Staphylococcus aureus: Studies have shown that lemongrass essential oil has an anti-biofilm capacity and is beneficial against the infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus. It contains phenols which possess the capability to spread quickly through the body tissues and cure biofilms located anywhere in the body. It disrupts the growth and communication of germs which helps in inhibiting the formation of biofilms. The essential oil of lemongrass is useful for application both topically as well as internally in the diseases diagnosed with biofilms, such as Lyme disease.

Stomach Disorders: Studies have shown that lemongrass essential oil has anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties which help in fighting the infections caused by various pathogens such as Helicobacter pylori and Escherichia coli. It is beneficial in the prevention of gastrointestinal disorders such as gastric ulcers, helps in stimulating the bowel function, and improves digestion. The anti-inflammatory properties of lemongrass are beneficial for treating constipation, ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, nausea and stomach aches.

Insomnia: Lemongrass aids in calming the muscles and nerves which helps in inducing deep sleep. Research has shown that lemongrass tea has sedative and hypnotic properties which help in increasing the duration and quality of sleep.

Respiratory Disorders: Lemongrass is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine for its healing effects in treating coughs and colds. Along with other beneficial components, the vitamin C content present in it helps in providing relief from nasal blockages, flu and other respiratory disorders such as bronchial asthma.

Fever: Lemongrass is a febrifuge and is also known as the ‘fever grass’, owing to its beneficial effects in lowering  fevers. The anti-pyretic and diaphoretic effect of lemongrass is extensively used in Ayurvedic medicine for curing fevers by inducing sweating.

Infections: Lemongrass works as an antiseptic and is effective in treating infections such as ringworm, sores, Athlete’s Foot, scabies, and urinary tract infections because of its antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties. Studies have shown that lemongrass exerts healing effects on dermatological infections, such as yeast infections, by inhibiting the growth of pathogens. Another study provided supporting evidence that demonstrated the efficacy of lemongrass over thyme, patchouli and cedar wood oil in the treatment of various diseases such as oral or vaginal candidias.

Aches: Lemongrass helps in alleviating the pain and discomfort caused by headaches and migraines due to its analgesic properties. The phytonutrients present in it improve the blood circulation and help in relieving spasms, muscle cramps, sprains, and back aches. It is valuable in treating sports wounds, including dislocations, internal injuries and bruises.

Nervous System: Lemongrass is a nervine and has been proven to be an  tonic for the nervous system. It stimulates the mind and helps in combating convulsions, nervousness, vertigo and various neuronal disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. It is used in therapeutic baths, which assist in calming the nerves and help in alleviating the symptoms of anxiety and fatigue caused by stress.

Type-2 Diabetes: Lemongrass has been proven beneficial in treating Type-2 diabetes. Studies have shown that the citral present in it helps to maintain optimum levels of insulin and improves the tolerance of glucose in the body.

Rheumatism: Lemongrass is effective in relieving the pain and discomfort caused by rheumatism. It can be applied topically on both lumbago and sprains and helps in relieving neuralgia and other painful sufferings.

Immune System: Lemongrass helps in restoring the vital systems which are operational in the body, including digestion, respiration, excretion and nervous system. This assists in better absorption of nutrients and strengthens the immune defense mechanism of the body. Lemongrass extracts have a beneficial effect on the inflammatory actions of cytokines, which are the signaling molecules through which the cells communicate and respond in the body. Studies have shown that lemongrass exerts anti-inflammatory action and its constituents such as citral may be the cause behind its inhibitory effects on cytokine production.

Skin Care: Lemongrass has been treasured as a skin tonic and makes an effective cleanser for oily or acne-prone skin, due to its astringent and antiseptic qualities. It helps in strengthening the skin tissues and toning up the pores while also sterilizing them. Care should be taken while using lemongrass products, as the undiluted application might lead to dermal irritation in some cases.

Cellular Health: Lemongrass possesses antioxidant qualities and help in protecting the body cells from the oxygen-derived free radicals. It also helps in the cleansing of blood and strengthens the spleen to discard the tarnished red blood cells. It supports the function of the thymus glands which helps to produce white blood cells. It helps in stimulating regeneration of cells. The folate and potassium content in the stem and leaves of lemongrass aids in DNA synthesis and promotes cell division.

Edema: Lemongrass is effective in curing the condition of water retention or edema. It has a cleansing effect on lymphatic congestion and helps to soothe the swelling.

Healing power of Thai Curry



Ginger, lemon grass, onions, Thai/Vietnamese Basil leaves, onions, garlic, coconut milk, mushrooms, green bell peppers, and other ingredients in the Thai curry mix paste, sea salt,other herbs of your choice

Note: All of the above ingredients can effect positive detox and healing to the body since most of them are rich in anti-oxidants and sulfur-based for cleansing the circulatory system and body.  You may add cooked fish or hard tofu in the mixture.

Cooking instruction

  1. Slice all ingredients in similar shape, easy to chew and appealing to the senses.
  2. Heat the olive oil in the cooking pot (stainless steel preferred).
  3. Sautee garlic, onions and the rest of the ingredients
  4. Add the coconut milk (add one fourth water or less) and set to boil with added curry paste. I used the red thai curry paste.

Serve with love and warm rice.

Herbs than can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s, used after a heart attack/stroke/migraine





lemon balm
Alzheimer’s is a traumatic, degenerative disease leading to memory loss and a decrease in cognitive brain function. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s include disorientation, especially at night, and possibly increased aggression. As the disease progresses, brain cells die and the brain actually shrinks in size.

The continual mental decline can be slowed with the use of ginkgo biloba or ginseng. These two herbs are known to improve memory and concentration. Lemon balm contains flavonoids that help improve memory. Rosemary, peppermint, basil, ginger, turmeric, sage, cat’s claw, and wormwood essential oil also improve memory and improve brain function. Other herbs that delay the onset of Alzheimer’s are bilberry and evening primrose. Royal jelly from honeybees can also help.

Herbs, supplements, and good nutrition can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin E, thiamin, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-12, fish oil, and acetyl L carnatine can slow the formation of plaque inside the brain which causes reduced cerebral blood flow and cell death.

Avoid red meat and include lots of eggs, soy, sea vegetables, whole grains, seeds, fresh fruit, and fresh vegetables in the diet. Add foods that are rich in B vitamins such as brown rice, brewer’s yeast, molasses, liver, fish, flax seed oil, and wheat germ to the diet. These foods also block aluminum absorption.

Many studies show that Alzheimer’s disease is related to a build up of aluminum and heavy metals in the body and may call for a detox. Beware of fluoridated water which increases aluminum absorption by up to 600%. Purchase flour that does not contain aluminum as one of the ingredients. Switching aluminum pans for cast iron or enameled ones can be beneficial. Avoid aluminum utensils, aluminum foil, deodorants containing aluminum, and drinks that come in aluminum cans. Another tip worth considering is having silver amalgam dental fillings replaced. Some studies show that they cause mercury toxicity.

Most Alzheimer’s patients have a noted tryptophan deficiency. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that cannot be synthesized by the body and therefore must be part of the diet . Eating poultry, bananas, cottage cheese, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, avocados and other foods rich in this nutrient may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s or improve existing symptoms.

Daily exercise can prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s by increasing available oxygen. Decreasing prescription diuretics and pain pills can also help. Many times there is a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s when the problem is actually over-medicating with prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

*Always consult with your healthcare professional before taking any herbal remedy.


Connie’s comments: After a heart attack and a stroke, my sister has a ruptured small blood vessel in her brain. She did not take her daily anti-hypertensive meds at 49. When rushed to the hospital, her BP was a high 200/120 and after a day in the hospital went down to 170/100. Most of the herbs listed above are rich in Vit C. Rosemary and thyme have anti-cancer properties. Both are rich in iron, necessary for healthy blood flow. All the listed herbs contain phytonutrients and calcium and magnesium (relaxes the nerves). Before any surgery, the following herbs should not be taken: gingko, garlic, ginger and ginseng. My grandma who died at 94, is not taking her hypertensive meds regularly but eats fresh garlic, ginger and onions when she feels that her heart is pounding, eyes painful, body seems to freeze and headache unbearable.


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49 yr old female, heart attack, heat stroke, pork eating country

Upon hearing that my sister was hospitalized for a heart attack, I wrote this email to my other sister.

Tell all caregivers of our sister, Analyn, in the Philippines that she be assisted to only eat or take the following:

-fish oil or evening primrose oil

– calamansi (Philippine lime) water

– drink boiled tanglad (lemon grass) , add calamansi after

– no sugar, rice, only brown or red rice

– green tea, two kinds add lemon after warming

– eat only guava, pineapple and papaya and all citrus , no sugary fruit

– eat no meat, cheese or milk but only whole foods/veggies and fish

– lots of garlic, onions and fiber greens with vinegar

And to be hydrated and stay away from the heat of the sun.

78 yrs old female, arthritis with severe pain

Yesterday morning at around 6am my 78 yrs old mother could not walk for severe leg pain.  She never take meds except for her anti-hypertensive med in the morning.  So she took one of her doctor’s prescribed anti-arthritis med together with Hydrocodone and immediately she throws up, feeling dizzy and feeling like the world around her is continuously circling in motion she fell to the chair and could not move.

When I arrived at 10am, she still keeps on throwing up and with no energy. As I move her to another bed, I can feel her firm grip.  She said that it feels like her throat is getting narrower and she has no appetite and cannot take in any food. Three hrs later, she tried to get a bite of the boiled egg, rice and apple juice I gave her.  Her blood pressure is fine. I  told her that her heart is ok but all the tissues and joints in her body are inflammed.

In the afternoon she drank the boiled lemon grass, with dark cherry concentrate and brown sugar that I prepared for her.  I got her a homeopathic arthritis cream and Badger menthol rub to rub on her feet and legs.  Before going to bed she took the Zyflamend softgel (anti-inflammatory containing 10 herbs such as ginger and turmeric) that I bought that day. In the morning I gave her the Ultra Oil cap which she took with a banana. She had oatmeal and one egg that morning.

I left her at her place after walking with her in her garden.  She now feels no pain and is moving about.

I told her to listen to her body telling her to rest more and not move a lot helping other caregivers in the carehome where she stays.

She said that it feels like her body is drying up and that is so weak that she will soon leave for Australia to retire with my sister.

Connie Dello Buono ; motherhealth@gmail.com

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