August 16, 2007
natural cures, sunburn, sunburn remedy
Most clinical signs of the wort are caused by photosensitisation. Plants may induce photosensitisation from chemicals contained in ingested plants, or secondary photosensitisation from plant-associated damage to the liver. Araya and Ford explored changes in liver function and concluded there was no evidence of Hypericum-related effect on the excretory capacity of the liver, or any interference was minimal and temporary. However at high and continuous dose rates changes in blood plasma indicative of some liver damage have been observed.
Photosensitisation causes skin inflammation by a mechanism involving a pigment or photodynamic compound, which when activated by a certain wavelength of light leads to oxidation reactions in vivo. This leads to lesions of tissue, particularly noticeable on and around parts of skin exposed to light. Lightly covered or poorly pigmented areas are most conspicuous. Removal of affected animals from sunlight results in reduced symptoms of poisoning.
July 12, 2007
natural cures, stories, sunburn, sunburn remedy
Summer is here, its hot, and people are going to the beach! And what does that mean, but lots of summer sunburns. Even though the sun has been lighting our world ever since man first walked it, most of us are still not smart enough to avoid getting sunburns once per year or more often. Sunburn can really hurt and cause major skin damage including skin cancer.
Here is a list of folk remedies for treating sunburn. The list doesn’t provide info on the accuracy but here are some things that people try:
- hot water and cold water
- epson salts
- aloe (I know this one works for my sunburns)
- baking soda
- lemon water
- lavender (where do you find THAT)
- last but not least: yarrow – Yarrow! is actually a natural remedy used by Native Americans for their Indian Sunburns.
Don’t stay in the sun too long. Use lots of SPF 400 sunscreen, as sunburns can cause skin cancer. And you don’t want that.