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Calamine Lotion

Calamine Lotion is a medication used topically for the skin to treat itching and skin irritation caused by Chickenpox, Insect Bites or Stings, Measles, Eczema, Sunburn and Poison Ivy. Calamine Lotion contains a combination of Zinc Oxide and Ferric Oxide.

Calamine Lotion – Home remedy for Genital Herpes:  Apply calamine lotion to affected area with a big piece of toilet tissue. It is soothing. Available from supermarkets.

Calamine Lotion – Home remedy for Heat Rash: Calamine lotion soothes itchy and irritated skin. Apply a tablespoon on affected area. Available from supermarkets.

Calamine Lotion - Home remedy for Hives:  Apply calamine lotion three times daily. Available from supermarkets.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal medications


Health Issues

Maca (Lepidum meyenii, Brassicaceae), a root vegetable grown in the Andean region of Peru, is widely used for its nutritional and therapeutic properties. Maca is said to improve male and female reproductive activity in diverse ways, from increasing arousal and reducing symptoms of menopause to boosting sperm quality,


The Food & Pandemics Report, produced by plant-based advocacy group ProVeg International, identifies the eating and farming of animals as “the single most risky human behaviour in relation to pandemics”, and calls for urgent changes to the global food system in order to prevent future outbreaks. The report has drawn support from inside the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).


An international team of researchers from Brazil, the United States and Sweden has found that polyphenols found in berries of the açaí palm (Euterpe oleracea)