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February 26, 2011

Herbs of Kedem

Judean Desert Herbs

The ancient Hebrew medicine was practiced in the Land of Israel at least until the second century B.C., as attested by contemporary historians who described the export of ointments from the Judean Desert region.  Its approach included: the maceration of plants in oil (installations for such a process were recently discovered in Ein-Bokek, near the Dead Sea);

Emphasis on total change of an existing condition, as exemplified by symbol of snake on bar (current symbol of pharmacies), which Moses received: stick converted to snake and back.  Immediately upon receiving this symbol, he
performed an act of healing on himself: converting healthy hand to hand with leprosy, and healing it again.  This total transformation was typically performed with hormones-rich plants.
The Hebrew term Kedem means “antiquity” but also “forward”- and the idea of the name is that ancient remedies will be the basis for the remedies of the future.
Herbs of Kedem’s researcher, Isabelle Haim, a biotechnologist,  has succeeded to combine Dead Sea minerals with antiseptic local plants to create powerful anti-aging creams without any synthetic stabilizers or preservatives.  These creams bear biblical names related to their purpose:
KARMEL– following the name of the place where this rich anti-aging cream is made, and which means in Hebrew “God’s
Vineyard”, referring to the goodness o local crops on the desert’s verge.
MESHI– a rich facial serum for dry skin, meaning Silk in Hebrew, and indeed a silky texture is created by it
TSUKIM– a rich anti-wrinkle balm, applies the astringent features of desert shrubs to create anamazung Botox-like
natural lifting of wrinkled skin.  It means “cliffs” in Hebrew.
TISHREI is a gentle scrub for aging skin, containing rapidly absorbed oils and shredded jojoba seeds, rich in nourishing
proteins.  A weekly scrub with it creates wonderful results.  (In Hebrew, Tishrei is the first month of the year- a symbol
of skin regeneration).
AVIV, “spring” in Hebrew, is a cleanser for the skin, and BOKER, “morning” in  Hebrew, helps tone aging skin right after
the skin becomes loose at night.
The skin & body therapy line includes:
MACCABIM oil, meaning the ancient heroes that saved the Holy Land from Syrian invasion. Treatment for scars, hematomas, bruises, keloids, sprains, pigmentation, burns, eczemas, atopic dermatitis.  7 times more powerful than Aloe-Vera, and a first-aid must for any home.
REGALIM, meaning “legs” and festivals of pilgrimage to Jerusalem, is a balm for feet, nails & cuticles, using the powerful ingredients of MACCABIM.
MAZOR, meaning relief and healing  for chapped feet, athlete foot, jock itch, and together with MEDBAR oil (meaning desert), it treats psoriasis.
TOVA, meaning the good salve, supplements MACCABIM for eczema-affected skin.
SEPHORRIS, stemming from Nail in Hebrew, applied powerful Hyssop species to treat nail fungus.
BARKAN, stemming from Knee in Hebrew, provides relief for arthritis of joints, and helps improve motion of joints and slow down deformation.
Nikuz Organic Herbal Detoxification Tea
Importance of liver and kidneys for detox: “liver” in Hebrew means also “heavy, respectful”; “kidneys” in Hebrew mean also “totality”.
In our family we use many of the Kedem products. We know it is safe for our kids and grandkids.

February 15, 2011

Citric acid in lemons

Mmmmmm

For brighter, softer skin use fresh lemon juice on any area of your body, including the knees, elbows, and face to brighten up and soften your skin. Lemon juice also fades freckles and age spots by applying lemon juice on the areas before going to bed. Over the course of a week or two, it will cleanse the skin and lighten its color. You can also add 1/2 cup of fresh juice to your bath water and soak for 20 minutes for an all over skin treatment.

If your skin is sensitive to the citric acid in lemons, you may dilute the lemon juice with a bit of water.  I apply lemon juice to my skin by putting the juice on an already moistened cotton ball. Do not apply lemon juice to your skin before sun exposure as it makes the skin more sensitive to the sun.
To exfoliate dead skin cells rub a cut lemon dipped into a half-teaspoon of sugar over your face for a few minutes, or create a mild mixture by using lemon juice, sugar and a small amount of water. Do this every night to help remove accumulated dead skin cells and refresh your skin.
Can Lemon Juice Help Pimples?
The short answer is yes…for some people. As with most acne treatments, whether prescription, a home remedy, or over the counter, many people find that it works wonders, while others see no improvement.
Lemon for your skin

Try it!

Lemon juice is, of course, a citric acid and very rich in vitamin C, which has benefits for all skin types. The citric acid acts to exfoliate the skin, an important step in treating acne. Lemon juice is also a natural skin whitener, so it can act to reduce a pimple’s redness.

A bit of lemon is also good for applying to fresh acne scars, both for the exfoliation that speeds up the healing and for temporary bleaching to improve the look of the skin.
Lemon is widely used in home beauty preparations. If you mix it with Aloe Vera, it can be used as a cleanser. Some people use them diluted with water as toners for oily skin.
Drink it too! Lemon water is good for your skin.
Lemon contains high levels of vitamin C. This citrus fruit rejuvenates your skin from the inside, enhancing your existing beauty and bringing a natural glow to your skin. Lemon water also flushes out toxins from the body, which also results in healthy skin and a glowing complexion, according to Iloveindia.com. Lukewarm water will bring out the best in your lemon water, according to Energiseforlife.com. Using water that is too cold or too hot will only cause the body to expand energy in order to process the liquid, while lukewarm water gives your body an easier time absorbing the nutrients.

Age Spots

Author: DeadSeaLife
December 9, 2008

age-spots.jpgFrom the age of 40 onwards the skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure, and liver spots are very common in this age group, particularly in those who spend time in the sunshine. They have been known to proliferate in some individuals under emotional distress.

Also other factors can cause the spots include side effect of diuretics and certain antibiotics, including tetracycline.

Chemicals found in certain foods, including parsnips, parsley and limes.

Liver spots are blemishes on the skin associated with aging and exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. They are also known as age spots, sun spots, lentigos, or senile/solar lentigines. They range in color from light brown to red or black and are located in areas most often exposed to the sun, particularly the hands, face, shoulders, arms and forehead, and the head if bald. Liver spots are not related to the liver physiologically, but do have a similar color. It was once believed, incorrectly, that liver spots were due to liver problems.

In the vast majority of cases liver spots pose no threat, and no treatment is necessary. Occasionally, they have been known to obscure the detection of skin cancer.

Some people wish to have these spots removed as they consider them unsightly; this can be done by cryotherapy or laser treatment.

But there are some natural ointments that can help without the use of star wars gadgets.

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