Refresh Your Skin with Folk Medicine Ingredients

Folk Medicine is touted with the benefits of health from the inside out.

In regards to skin care, incorporating Folk Medicine into a daily regimen may also work wonders for beautification.


Turmeric is native to parts of Central America and India. Turmeric can provide a host of benefits, especially for the skin by staving off acne breakouts. It may also work to lighten scars left from previous acne breakouts!

What makes turmeric so powerful? It is the compound found in the root of the turmeric plant known as curcumin which provides anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits.


Manuka honey is native to New Zealand. It works well as moisturizer and due to it’s high content of hydrogen peroxide it can be used as an antibacterial, skin detoxifier.

**Manuka honey also has the ability to aid in the healing of wounds via manuka honey’s ability to decrease certain forms of bacteria**.

Aloe Vera Gel:

Aloe vera is known in the Egyptian culture as the “plant of immortality” due to its positive effects inside and outside of the body.

Aloe vera gel is high in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which are essential for skin health. It also contains over five enzymes that can improves skin’s appearance.

Three Folk Medicine Foods for Pernicious Anemia…

Anemia is usually a term used when explaining iron deficiency – but there is another type of anemia that some may be unfamiliar with: Pernicious anemia.

Pernicious anemia is caused a vitamin B-12 deficiency and it occurs when the blood cells grow to a larger than normal size and doesn’t divide to make new blood cells, which causes the body to not function properly.

Blood cells carry oxygen through the body and when a person suffers from pernicious anemia they can experience dizziness, muscular weakness and shortness of breath.

People with pernicious anemia usually take B-12 supplements to correct their B-12 deficiency, however, adequate amounts of B-12 can be found naturally through many foods used for folk medicine.

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Three types of folk medicine foods to help combat pernicious anemia include:

  • Leafy Vegetables, ex: collard greens and spinach (are also rich in folate).

  • Fish, especially tuna, which contains over 42% of the recommended daily allowance of B-12.

  • Poultry, specifically chicken and turkey.

If you think you are running low on Vitamin B-12, try the above foods and you will physically and mentally feel (for the better) the difference!

Ease the Pain of Eczema with this Folk Medicine Remedy!

Eczema can be caused by an array of things; from allergies to hormonal imbalances to being stressed out.

Signs of eczema include:

  • itching
  • dark, dry skin patches
  • rash, forming a cluster of red, raised bumps.

I have suffered from eczema every so often throughout the years, however over the past year my eczema flare ups were becoming worse. I tried everything to which I found that changing my diet helped a lot and also topical folk remedies worked wonders for healing any burning and skin cracking that occurred.

Some folk medicine remedies that can stave off or soothe eczema flare are narrowing down any outside sources than cause eczema outbreaks, such as detergents or lotions, avocado oil, coconut oil and honey.

I personally tried coconut oil (which does work to take the intense itching away) but it will ruin clothes if you are not careful.

I also tried raw honey, which is a natural antibiotic, however only at night, because it can be messy as well.

But… I also tried a commercial product that is crafted with natural ingredients, which has high grade honey: Egyptian Magic.

I purchased Egyptian Magic initially because I read a review about it online and decided to try it.

Aside from making sure any open wounds were cleaned and bandaged, my skin still felt dry. It was also severely cracked, burned like fire and made a lot of every day tasks uncomfortable.

Here is a picture of my hands with the worst eczema flare up a few months ago:

I still have some scaring from the eczema, however, using Egyptian Magic has done wonders by taking away any urge to scratch due to the itching, cracking and burning that are caused by eczema.

Also, the Egyptian Magic isn’t just for eczema flare ups, I also use it for any minor scratches that can come from day to day activities and it’s so gentle that I use it on my five year old’s skin when she has any boo-boos and my husband’s skin if he has any scrapes that happened while he was at work!

IMHO, Egyptian Magic is affordable and will last a while (it lasts around 2 months for me to use it all) and it is worth every penny!

If you suffer from eczema or skin irritations and want fast relief, Egyptian Magic makes a great “go to” product.

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