Most of us love dogs. But can’t they be annoying when they are barking at a bird, squirrel or another dog who is 4 miles away?
Today, I want you to bark your way to good health.
Now get down on all 4’s and let out a healthy….
I’m just joking my friends!
But while you’re down there, do a few push-ups… LOL!
I felt like a play on words today, because you CAN bark your way to good health. But not a canine bark, I am talking about tree bark.
Tree Bark Has Been Used For Centuries As A Diet Staple
You can find many survivalist articles on edible tree bark. We are not talking about that hard outside bark, but what is called the cambium. It is the inner bark that is softer and feeds the tree with water and nutrients.
Nearly any bark can be harvested and eaten.
There are special techniques for harvesting bark and I recommend you check out the links below on how to do so.
What I want to do today is tell you the benefits from 3 different barks you will find in many locations:
- Pine bark
- Wild cherry bark
- and Willow bark
By the time you finish reading this, I bet you will want to go get some bark.
Bark Your Way To Good Health: Pine Bark Benefits
Many people have discovered amazing results with pine bark extract. And we can find pines nearly anywhere.
Pine bark extract is known to be a super antioxidant.
Check out these cool benefits:
#1: Lowers Glucose Levels
Diabetes is a huge issue in the world. In a Chinese Medical Research study, diabetic patients were given a branded pine bark extract and the results were phenomenal. It lowered glucose levels dramatically.
#2: Elevates Endurance
Research indicates that pine bark extract provides an increase in endurance performance of trained athletes. It does this by improving the time it takes the body to reach a fatigued state. Additionally, athletes have endured less cramping and muscle pain when using the extract.
#3: Fights Off Infections
The pine bark extract has significant “anti-pseudomonas activity,” making it a potential natural remedy and possible preventive measure for infections.
Bark Your Way To Good Health: Wild Cherry Tree Bark Benefits
Why did George Washington cut down that cherry tree? Was it for the bark?
#1: Respiratory Issues
Wild cherry bark has excellent natural expectorant qualities which means that the bark can help to loosen up phlegm or mucus from the respiratory system. It will help you breathe freely.
While science has not proven it, the bark is reputed to be antiviral, antibacterial and anthelmintic in nature meaning that it has the ability to destroy parasitic worms.
Say goodbye to ringworm and other nasty pests.
#3: Digestion Issues
Many mothers have given their children and husbands wild cherry bark tea to relieve diarrhea, bloating, gas and indigestion. It has great astringent properties.
Bark Your Way To Good Health: Willow Bark Benefits
Before I go into the wonderful benefits of the willow bark, I must say that you should use this in moderation. Willow bark has the same properties as aspirin and can cause serious problems if abused.
I suggest consulting a doctor before using.
#1: Prevents Heart Attacks
Doctors have prescribed low doses of aspirin to thin the blood allowing it to travel to the heart easier. As I stated, willow bark extract has the same effects which lowers the risk of heart attacks.
#2: Relieves Headaches
Just like aspirin, willow bark extract reduces the tension that can lead to headaches.
#3: Relieves Lower Back Pain
Willow bark could be a natural remedy for lower back pain, neck, and muscle aches. A 2001 study published in the journal Rheumatology found in a group of nearly 200 people with low back pain, those who received willow bark showed a significant improvement in pain compared to those who received a placebo.
So, are you ready to bark?
Yes, nature provides what we need when we need it.
Let’s hear your thoughts!
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