How To Treat Bunions
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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Cacao Beans – The Miraculous Divine Food

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The perennially highly esteemed Cacao beans that enjoyed pivotal place from the times of the Mayans, the Aztecs to the primeval Toltecs for its wide spanning benefits ranging from maintaining healthy cholesterol levels to lowering blood pressure. No wonder, the Kuna Indians in Panama who consumed them on regular basis were the least at risk of high blood pressure. The cacao beans have a component that assists the body to process nitric oxide that plays a crucial role in maintaining optimal heart health. The seed, seed covering and the cocoa butter all possess medicinal properties. The cocoa butter finds its mention in many cosmetic brands and pharmacy products like suppositories. The high levels of tannin in the cocoa seeds are quite effectual to treat diarrhoea by decreasing the discharge from the intestines.

Cacao has higher antioxidants than even red wine, blueberries, having four times more antioxidant content than green tea.

The cacao beans from which chocolate is made, used to be consumed along with enthogenic mushrooms by the Aztecs as a stimulant. The Kuna Indians used the cacao bean smoke as an inhalation to soothe troubled spirits and heal an array of fever ailments including malaria while the blend of the fruit pulp was given as a pregnancy stimulant to women.

In the olden days, the newly plucked cacao leaves were pounded into a pulp and used as an effective topical treatment to heal wounds to treating several skin maladies like eczema, rashes. A concoction of cacao was consumed chiefly as an effective diuretic and in tending to kidney and bladder diseases. A mother tincture of baked crushed cacao beans is used to treat stomach, intestinal ailments. Due to its endorphin secreting property, a tea that was made of the dried leaves of cacao was administered to treat weariness and lethargy.

Women who experience PMS symptoms benefit significantly from the serotonin raising properties of Cacao. Rich in magnesium and sulphur, cacao helps maintain healthy bones, good for the healthy skin, hair and nails.

The oleic acid in cacao that is present even in olive oil contains the mono unsaturated fat that is a healthy fat that helps increase good cholesterol. Cacao helps defy and heal harm caused due to free radicals and has anti-cancerous properties.

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