The health-giving properties of ginseng have been documented for centuries as an essential ingredient of herbal medicine across East Asia. The gnarly looking root’s rejuvenating qualities have made it just as important in skincare as it is in health and wellness for the women of Asia, who use it for its incredible anti-ageing qualities. Ginseng bathhouses have been a mainstay of the beauty rituals of Korean women for hundreds of
Humans can survive a few weeks without food and a few days without water. But just a few minutes without this crucial element and your brain will start to shut down, resulting in what makes the physical you you disappearing. This essential element is, of course, oxygen. Our body’s cells are highly sensitive to the levels of oxygen within them. Now, this may sound like common sense, considering how crucial
New European research has found that a naturally occurring pigment in berries could increase the function of an enzyme which reduces the expression of cancer genes and cancer cell growth. Carried out by the University of Eastern Finland, the study looked at the effect of the pigments that give berries their color, known as flavonoids, on the function of the sirtuin 6 (SIRT6) enzyme in cancer cells. Sirtuins are enzymes
Cleaning is something very few people enjoy doing but it is one of life’s necessary evils. This infographic from HappyCleans looks at how often different areas of your home need to be cleaned. Most of us will do the basics on a semi regular basis but some areas of your home can be neglected. For example, we make our beds every day but how often do you clean your sheets
Most people feel tingling in their feet or hands occasionally. Tingling in the feet or hands may feel unpleasant, but the cause is not usually serious. However, If the feet or hands tingle often, this may be the result of an underlying condition. There are many reasons why someone may experience tingling in their feet and hands, most of which are temporary. If a person sits or sleeps in an
When toothpastes are advertised with phrases such as ‘whitening’, ‘desensitizing’ and ‘cavity protection’, these are not mere marketing buzzwords that try to make a frankly unadventurous product sound exciting. These are all properties that help to differentiate between the various toothpaste types and while one type could suit you perfectly, another might be less than ideal. Likewise, the type that’s best for you could be poorly suited to somebody else.