Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Red Raspberry Tea

The red raspberry leaf has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal properties. It was even used as far back as ancient Greece and Rome. A few of the many illnesses and health issues raspberry leaf has been used to treat include diarrhea, fever, flu, gum disease, vomiting, hangovers, infertility, rubella, upset stomach, sore throats, menstrual problems, and general inflammation. Today, red raspberry leaf, (often in the form of tea or an infusion), is widely used as a mouth rinse to help reduce irritation or pain in the mouth or throat. Red raspberry leaf tea is also commonly used during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy. Many women report that it helps with the nausea associated with pregnancy as well as helping to reduce the pain and length of delivery.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Craigslist Scam Puts Children In Danger

While Craigslist may be a useful website for those looking to buy and sell goods in their area, it is also gaining a reputation for being dangerous to unsuspecting users. From money scams to murders there has been plenty of crime based on the ads posted at Craigslist. For this reason buyers and sellers alike need to be wary and use caution when making contact with a stranger via the classified site.
The latest scam involves a fake casting call for kids, which ends up becoming an abduction. Parents bring in their child from infants on up only to have them stolen away while they wait in the very next room. While it can be hard as a parent to protect our children at all times technology can help for those who put an electronic tracking device on their child to locate them should they ever be the victim of abduction.