Coltsfoot (Leaves) is hard to find in some healthfood stores. Best to buy over internet. You can make a cup of tea of Coltsfoot which is known as a remedy for COUGHS AND RESPIRATORY Ailments. This is soothing over mucous membranes, throat, brain. Coltsfoot could be as an expectorant for a chest and a lung expectorant. To say it another way, coltsfoot is one of the best cough medicines used as a tea.
Coltsfoot is rich in vitamin A and C,contains calcium, potassium,Vitamin P, Zinc, B12,and B6. There are traces of manganese,iron and copper.
This is the ailments Coltsfoot can help?
Emphysema,Hoarseness,Inflammation, Lung Problems-Mucus- Pleurisy,Pneumonia,Swellings,Tracheitis(calms)-------------
Do people seem to be mumbling more than they used to? Are your friends complaining because it takes you forever to answer the phone? Are you asking people to repeat themselves more frequently? Do you find it easier to let your spouse do all the talking at parties because all the noise runs together and prevents you from understanding conversations around you?
If you answer yes to more than one of these questions, you may be one of the approximately 20 million Americans who are considered to be hearing impaired. Age-related hearing loss will ultimately happen to everyone, it just affects some of us earlier than it does others. Ears have a tendency to be like the family car.(Careful using sharp
implements into ear canal or even a cotton swab can harm
Statistics indicate that, for many people, the loss of hearing begins at about age 55. In medical terminology, age-related hearing loss is called presbycusis -- presby meaning elder and akousis or hearing. Generally, this kind of hearing loss affects both ears; it is permanent because there has been some degeneration of nerve cells; it gradually worsens with age, and is more pronounced for high-pitched sounds.
If one or both of your parents had hearing difficulties relatively early in life, the odds are pretty good that you will experience some hearing impairment by the time your middle 50’s roll around. Medical science now has evidence that Mom was right when she said to turn down the stereo; there is a whole generation of people today who have hearing problems that are traceable to teen years spent with the volume permanently set on “max.”
The human ear is an amazing mechanism, but not as efficient as those belonging to some of our friends in the animal kingdom. Some foxes, for example, have the ability to direct their outer ear to detect even ants moving underground. That would be dandy if ants happen to be a source of survival, but most humans would settle for hearing the news on TV, or a grandchild’s laughter.
the ear has three basic components: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. The outer ear consists of the skin and cartilage that hangs on both sides of your head and the ear canal, which extends about an inch inside the head. This canal not only protects the delicate inner parts of the ear, but actually amplifies the resonance of certain pitches necessary for understanding speech.
The middle ear consists of the eardrum, the ossicles (tiny bones nicknamed the hammer, anvil and stirrup), and the Eustachian tube. The eardrum is highly sensitive to vibration which it passes along to the ossicles; they, in turn, compress it; focusing all the vibration onto the tiny footplate of the stirrup. Because sound is nothing more than a vibration in the air, the body’s internal amplifier needs air provided by the Eustachian tube. It has one open end in the middle ear and the other end in the back of the throat, and provides a way to equalize pressure.
The inner ear consists of the snail-like cochlea, the semicircular canals and the endings of the auditory nerve. The intensive vibration of the stirrup on the oval window that connects the middle and inner ear creates a wave in the fluid filling of the cochlea, setting in motion its tiny hairlike projections, which then contact the nerve endings. The nerve carries the signal to the brain for interpretation.
EAR WAX COULD BE A PROBLEM?
Sometimes it is as simple as an accumulation of wax in the ear canal, which may only get packed deeper when you try to clean it out. In other cases, a perforated eardrum can result from an injury or an illness and cause temporary hearing loss. The fragile inner ear is subject to infection by a variety of viruses including mumps and measles and any illness accompanied by a very high fever.
In a conductive hearing loss, the outer or middle ear does not conduct sound as well as it should, primarily causing a loss of sensitivity for hearing soft sounds. When the problem is in the inner ear, stemming from disease, injury or age (where the transmitter is operating but the brain isn’t picking up the signal), this is misleadingly referred to as “nerve deafness.” With this sensorineural hearing loss, there is a reduced sensitivity to soft sounds as well as difficulty in clearly distinguishing one sound from another.
Hearing loss is not a sign of senility and it certainly doesn’t mean that your life is over.
EAR PROBLEMS ARE TO BE HANDLED BY SELF, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS.
EARS REQUIRE LOVE AND MAYBE ALOT OF UNDERSTAND AND PATIENCE
TO GET HEARING RESTORED.
DON'T BE OVERWHELM IF YOU HAVE LOSS OF BACKGROUND SOUNDS OF WIND,NATURE,EVERYDAY SOUNDS. IN TIME YOU WILL ADJUST.
TAKE YOUR WOES TO THE LORD AND HE WILL HANDLE THEM.
New devices now might be helpful to hearing better.