Latest Trends: TikTok, Papaya, & Parasites

Do you suspect that you have a parasite living inside of you? Maybe you’re nauseous all the time, have constant diarrhea, or can’t seem to get rid of a headache. Here at Nature’s Flavors, we are all about being natural, but sometimes natural remedies can do more harm than good.

The good news is that all of those symptoms are non-specific, meaning that they might be pointing to a less serious situation or illness. However, you may have been scrolling through TikTok one day and come across someone else with these same symptoms, and they tell you that it’s…. parasites! 🤢

While they may be offering up some great advice on how to get rid of them, such as eating some papaya seeds, don’t scare yourself too much. In fact, it is actually highly unlikely for you to actually have a parasitic infection. A point often overlooked when it comes to social media is that you should never self-diagnose. If you ever think something is wrong, your best bet is to give your doctor a visit. Papaya seeds are natural, however, these types of infections should only be treated with anti-worm medication.

Parasites

Now that we’ve covered what not to do, let’s talk about those parasites and papaya seeds! Parasites are little organisms that live on or inside a host organism. If you ever do develop a parasitic infection, you would be considered the host. Parasites eat any glucose you consume, which is a part of most diets. The most common, human parasites are protozoa, giardia, helminths, and tapeworms. They may sound super scary, but they are far more common in tropical countries than they are in the U.S.

Papaya

Now let talk a little bit about those papaya seeds. Papaya in general is absolutely packed with nutrients, including Vitamin A and C, as well as fiber and healthy fats. This makes papaya great for helping with digestive disorders, but it should not be depended on. In fact, consuming too many papaya seeds at one time can increase nausea, headaches, and diarrhea, which doesn’t help you out at all!

The Bottom Line

All in all, you have to be very careful with what you believe on social media. We all have stumbled upon helpful tips through our use of social media, but that doesn’t mean you should believe everything you see. Natural and holistic healing is one of the things we do best here over at Nature’s Flavors, but we highly encourage researching everything before trying it.

If you would like to read up on some all-natural tips and tricks, check out Manage Your Stress With Aromatherapy or Add Citric Acid Powder to Your Kitchen + Recipe!

Essential Oils that Will Defeat Allergy Season!

Many of us suffer from allergies. The sneezing, the watery eyes, the runny nose…it’s literally the worst! Luckily, here at Nature’s Flavors, holistic health is naturally embedded into our products. Let’s talk about a few essential oils that will help you conquer allergy season!

Which Essential Oils Should I Use?

The first oil is an oldie but a goodie! It’s literally the one essential oil that we all know and love… lavender! Undoubtedly, lavender is the solution to all of our problems. Well, just kidding, but it is pretty amazing. In addition to allergies, lavender helps with sleeplessness, stress, and even disinfecting! When it comes to allergies, lavender will provide you with relief because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Basically, if lavender was a superpower, I would want it to be mine.

Next up is a dreamy blend of ravensara, sandalwood, and frankincense essential oil. This combination will help your allergy symptoms by relieving those itchy and runny noses. Moreover, these essential oils will unblock stubborn nasal passages and stop the annoying sneezing.

Eucalyptus oil is another anti-inflammatory that is great for allergies! In addition to tea tree, you can use peppermint and lemon essential oil to help you find that allergy relief you’re looking for.

How Do I Use Them?

We have definitely talked about aromatherapy here on the blog before in regard to stress, sleep issues, and even aches and pains. The same method can be used for allergy relief. After reading the list above, pick out a few of those essential oils and throw them in a diffuser with some water. Depending on the size of your diffuser and the size of your room (or house), the diffuser will fill your space with those essential oils. Not only will it smell realllyyyyyy good, but you will be reaping the benefits of the various properties within the essential oils. This is what’s going to ultimately help you feel some allergy relief.

Occasionally, you may want to switch up the way you use your essential oils. No problem! All you have to do is purchase a carrier oil such as almond or jojoba, and add your essential oils to it. This turns your usual diffuser cocktail into a versatile body oil. Furthermore, you can add drops of your essential oils to bath salts, body wash, or even your favorite lotion. This way, you can get some allergy relief in the morning after your shower or when you are winding down with a bath.

The Bottom Line

Essential oils are great for allergy relief! They are all-natural and can provide you with more benefits than just allergy relief. Shop our all-natural and organic essential oils here. 😉

Manage Your Aches + Pains with Essential Oils

Bad headache? Sore muscles? Achey back? Geez, just thinking about aches and pains reminds me of the discomfort that they bring. However, if you are looking for natural ease to that discomfort, essential oils may be for you.

A point often overlooked is that there’s no doubt that nature provides the best medicine, and sometimes traditional medicine doesn’t do the best job anyway. As a matter of fact, the power of essential oils lies within how they are created. More often than not, several pounds of plants are used to make a single bottle of essential oil. All parts of the plant, including any petals, bark, or roots, go into the oil.

What Essential Oils Will Help Me?

In general, specific essential oils have specific jobs. In the case of aches and pains, lavender, bergamot, and rose oil. Studies prove that lavender oil is helpful for anti-inflammatory reasons and migraines. Moreover, bergamot is useful for neuropathic pain. In fact, neuropathic pain is often non-responsive to pain medicine, so essential oils may be one of the better natural options. Lastly, rose oil is great for helping out with menstrual cramps, and any pain associated with periods. Equally, it can also be helpful for some of the pain kidney stones cause.

How Can I Use These?

While aromatherapy is a great option for certain pain, such as headaches, a topical option is much better for muscle and abdominal aches. You want to make sure that you use a carrier oil to properly dilute any essential oils so that they are safe for your skin. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind is to use about 10 drops to every tablespoon of carrier oil.

Some great carrier oils are:

  • Coconut
  • Jojoba
  • Avocado
  • Sesame
  • Almond

Once you have everything mixed together, you can go ahead and massage the oil into wherever you feel pain. Also keep in mind that you can mix various essential oils together so that there are multiple benefits.

Just A Reminder

Essential oils are a great, all-natural alternative to traditional medicine, but will not cure or significantly impact serious medical conditions. Always speak with your doctor for guidance and advice!

Shop our all-natural essential oils here!

Sources for This Article:

Can Essential Oils Act As Pain Relievers?

Aromatherapy: Do Essential Oils Really Work?