Category: Herbal Medicine

Do Traditional Chinese Medicine 0

Do Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) dates back five thousand years. Unlike in Western medicine, where doctors focus on the body part giving you trouble, in TCM your body is seen as an integrated web of...

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Ginger Root

Soothes and calms your stomach and entire digestive system. Promotes better digestion and provides antioxidant joint support. The Chinese first prescribed Ginger Root to relieve digestive distress as early as 3000 B.C. Today, Ginger...

Soothing Aloe 0

Soothing Aloe

A true friend stands the test of time, and aloe (Aloe vera) has been a very good friend for more than 2,000 years. This cherished kitchen remedy for superficial burns, cuts and insect bites...

Spice Up Your Health 0

Spice Up Your Health

This month has More Herbs, Less Salt Day — an occasion designed to encourage herbal intake and less sodium in your daily diet. Flavor your food with these feisty items: Oregano. While it seasons...

Killer Snail Venom 0

Killer Snail Venom

When you think predator, snails probably don’t come to mind. But the venom from a cone snail is so strong it can paralyze a fish in seconds. Now, researchers think a synthetic form of...

Supplements Worry Surgeons 0

Supplements Worry Surgeons

Ginseng, Ginko, St. John’s Wort. Each year, Americans spend millions of dollars on herbal supplements to treat everything from depression to memory impairment. However, “all natural” doesn’t always mean it’s harmless, especially if you’re...

Herbal Supplements 0

Herbal Supplements

Cordyceps Cordyceps is a mushroom that has long been used, particularly in traditional Chinese medicine, for ailments ranging from asthma to coughs to female hormonal problems. Its use has since extended to include treating...

GABA Supplements and Others 0

GABA Supplements and Others

Gamma-AminoButyric Acid Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is derived from the amino acid glutamic acid. It is found in large amounts in your hypothalamus, the area of your brain responsible for regulating appetite and body temperature....

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Carnosine

Carnosine is an amino acid that is formed when a beta-alanine molecule and a histidine molecule join together. Stored in your brain, heart, and muscles, it protects your body from glycation – a process...

Herb Overview 0

Herb Overview

Research shows herbal therapies are increasing in popularity. In fact, a landmark study in this field in 1997 showed the number of visits to alternative practitioners was estimated to be 629 million. That exceeded...

Nuts 0

Nuts

In the popular sense the term “nut” is applied to a seed or fruit with an edible kernel inside a brittle or hard shell; the botanical definition is somewhat more complicated. – remains have...

Drink these teas to avoid snacking 0

Drink these teas to avoid snacking

Drinking herbal teas throughout the day is an effective way to help kick the annoying habit that so many of us are guilty of. Herbal teas prevent feelings of craving and restlessness because they...

Mistletoe 0

Mistletoe

Mistletoe is a parasite, growing on trees such as apple, lime, poplar, hawthorn, and rowan, although some may regard the plant as a semiparasite because the leaves contain chlorophyll. Viscum album is found throughout...

Milk Thistle, Mary Thistle 0

Milk Thistle, Mary Thistle

Milk thistle probably originated in the Mediterranean region, and is naturalized in much of Europe, North America, South America, and Australia, growing in abandoned fields, old pastures, and by roadsides. Ti has been cultivated...

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Ginkgo

Ginkgo is a member of the gymnosperms, plants with seeds that are exposed, rather than enclosed in fruits as in the angiosperms. The species is the sole survivor of a group of trees, which,...

Ginger 0

Ginger

Ginger evolved in South-east Asia but is never found in the wild sate. It has been used as a spice and medicine in India and China since ancient times; it was known to the...

Dr Bach’s Rescue Remedy 0

Dr Bach’s Rescue Remedy

This is a ready-made mixture of the homeopathic flower tinctures of cherry plum, clematis, impatiens, rock rose, and star of Bethlehem. The tincture is useful in many minor or major situations where there is...

Garlic is not Good for HIV 0

Garlic is not Good for HIV

Garlic may cause a serious side effect for patients taking medication to treat HIV or AIDS. A new study shows the anti-HIV drug, saquinavir and garlic supplements do not mix well together. Researchers from...

Garlic And Mosquitos 0

Garlic And Mosquitos

The aroma of garlic is hard to miss. If you’ve ever eaten it or been near someone who has, you know what we mean. The same garlic smell that easily repels people also seems...

Hawthorn and Milk Thistle 0

Hawthorn and Milk Thistle

Hawthorn Hawthorn has been found to be very helpful in the treatment of cardiovascular illnesses, such as arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, and heart pain. It is also believed to be an antioxidant. Functions of...

Goldenseal 0

Goldenseal

Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis), one of today’s most popular herbs, has many different medicinal uses. These uses are derived from its many constituents, including the alkaloids berberine and hydrastine. It is important to note, however,...

Natural Flu Fighters 0

Natural Flu Fighters

You might not have heard of herbs like andrographis or astragalus — real tongue twisters, but they’re nothing to sneeze at! These herbal remedies are natural flu fighters. Here’s how they may keep you...

Know how to use herb 1

Know how to use herb

Millions of Americans take dietary supplements. Vitamins and minerals are usually downed with breakfast. Now, herbs are also finding their way into our diets. In fact, last year Americans spent $3.2 billion on Mother...

Lemon 0

Lemon

Lemons are an amazing and versatile fruit with a deliciously clean, sharp, fresh fragrance. Rich in vitamin C, lemons have abundant culinary, medicinal, and cosmetic uses in and around the home. The essential oil,...

Herb Treatment – Aloe vera 0

Herb Treatment – Aloe vera

Aloe Also known as medicinal aloe, medicine plant, burn plant The name comes from the Arabic “alloeh”, meaning “bitter”, because of the bitter yellow liquid found between the gel and the leaf skin (once...

Garlic and Its Healing Powers 0

Garlic and Its Healing Powers

A hardy perennial, garlic grows to about 12-36 in (30-90cm), with long, green, strap-like leaves growing from leaf sheaths up the unbranched stem. On top of the stem, a clump of small, white florets...