Dr Oz: Power Plants Rhubarb Mouthwash
Bryce Wylde and Frankie Flowers, authors of Power Plants, were on the Dr. Oz show to talk about the healing power of plants instead of prescriptions. Bryce Wylde claimed that plants are safe and effective and are becoming more and more regulated.
So what’s one plant with great capabilities? Rhubarb. It tastes a little like celery and used to commonly be used as a laxative but it’s gaining notice for a different purpose. Wylde explained that rhubarb is great as a potent mouthwash. He said that if you see your dental hygienist and they complain that your pockets are getting deeper or your gums look a little inflamed, you can use rhubarb. It can be used as a powerful antioxidant or antimicrobial substance that will work in your mouth to tighten up the gums.
He suggested mixing four cups of rhubarb with vodka that is 40% proof or more and let it sit for a couple of weeks. It will turn into a rich pink color. You then take an ounce and swish it around in your mouth for 20 seconds each day as well as brushing your teeth. Surprisingly, the mixture would also make a great martini!
Dr Oz: Rosemary Hair Treatment
Frankie Flowers explained that rosemary is easy to grow at home, is related to mint and loves the sun. What’s also fantastic about rosemary is that it’s great for thinning hair.
Wylde explained that there is no scientific proof for remedies for thinning hair but what they do know is that rosemary will increase circulation to the hair follicle, allowing you to grow a thicker, richer hair follicle which will prevent thinning.
He suggested blending three sprigs of rosemary leaves with 1/2 cup of olive oil and applying it directly to your hair and leave on for 20 minutes. The rosemaric acid improves circulation and if you use it daily, you can notice improved growth after a month. To get rid of the oil you can use baking soda.
Dr Oz: Basil Anti-Aging Cream
Another great powerful plant is basil. It is also a member of the mint family and can be eaten cooked or raw, but this remedy doesn’t call for basil to be ingested.
Wylde said his basil anti-aging cream recipe was the easiest one of them all. He suggested taking 1/2 cup of hot water and adding 25 basil leaves and then blending until smooth. Then use a cotton swab and dab it onto your trouble areas such as crow’s feet.
How long should the basil/hot water cream be left on and when & how often?
On the Dr Oz show it said to put it on just before you go to bed and wash off in the morning.Can be done every night if you so wish.I want to know how long you can keep using a batch of it for? 3 days or 3 weeks or 3 months etc?