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Turmeric, and curcumin are showing strong benefits for all autoimmune inflammatory conditions.

Turmeric Curcuma Longa A uniquely valuable and superbly powerful antioxidant. Research indicates it to be a cancer preventative, a valuable anti-cholesterol factor and for enhanced blood oxygenation and as a liver protective. Helps convert excessive fat into energy. Long used in folk medicine to

This entry was posted in Products - Herbs & Spices on 8/28/2017

Chocolate consumption should be evaluated based on your current state of health, but also on what you are actually calling chocolate.

Chocolate and Cacao Coffee lovers tend to be very protective of their morning pick-me-up, so they often seem to overlook or under value studies that prove any of the negative effects of caffeine. Chocolate lovers usually do the same. There are plenty of studies that claim chocolate is healthy,

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Post about ginger

Power of Spice: Ginger A warming cup of spicy ginger tea is a wonderful, comforting beverage for cold winter days when you don’t feel your best, whether you are starting to feel something scratchy in your throat, or have an upset stomach. We are usually advised to add ginger to our foods and drin

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Cinnamon bark from trees grown in Sri Lanka, however, is considered the true cinnamon, and is labeled as Ceylon cinnamon.

Power of Spice: Cinnamon Whenever I notice the scent of cinnamon in the air, I immediately think of Christmas. There is something about that warm aroma that makes me want to snuggle on the sofa, pour myself some hot cocoa, sprinkle some cinnamon powder on top, and savor a few cinnamon cookies w

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St. Johns Wort is a valuable healing and anti-inflammatory remedy.

St. Johns Wort Hypericum perforatum, Hypericaceae Habitat: A native European, including British, plant. Collection: The entire plant above ground should be collected when in flower and dried as quickly as possible. Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents: Essential oil, containing caryophyll

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Adaptogenic Herbs are natures solution to stress. You know them when you see the signs of stress: impatience, anxiety, irritability. You can calm down the over-stimulated nerves and out-of-balance hormones with the right herbs.

Adaptogenic Herbs and How They Work Adaptogenic Herbs are natures solution to stress. You know them when you see the signs of stress: impatience, anxiety, irritability. You can calm down the over-stimulated nerves and out-of-balance hormones with the right herbs. Adaptogens can recharge your a

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Yellow Dock is used extensively in the treatment of chronic skin complaints.

Yellow Dock Rumex crispus, Polygonaceae Names: Curled or Curly Dock. Habitat: A common European weed. Collection: The roots should be unearthed in late summer and autumn, between August and October. Clean well and split lengthways before drying. Part Used: Root. Constituents: Anthraquinone

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Yarrow stimulates the digestion and tones the blood vessels.

Yarrow Achillea millefolium, Compositae Names: Milfoil Habitat: Native to Eurasia and naturalized in North America, found in temperate zones. Collection: The whole of the plant above ground should be gathered when in flower between June and September. Part Use: Aerial parts. Constituents:

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Wormwood is primarily used as a bitter and therefore has the effect of stimulating and invigorating the whole of the digestive process.

Wormwood Artemisia absinthum, Compositae Habitat: Native to Europe, N. Africa and Western Asia, cultivated in the USA and elsewhere. Collection: The leaves and flowering tops are gathered at the end of the flowering period between July and September. Part Used: Leaves or flowering tops. Const

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A cup of warm tea after a long day at work sounds like a comforting way to unwind, and for many, it is a daily ritual. In certain countries, this ritual involves a specific preparation process that could be considered an art. Drinking tea comes with many benefits, but also a number of questions.

Tea Party A cup of warm tea after a long day at work sounds like a comforting way to unwind, and for many, it is a daily ritual. In certain countries, this ritual involves a specific preparation process that could be considered an art. Drinking tea comes with many benefits, but also a number of

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Wild Indigo taken both internally and as a mouthwash it will heal mouth ulcers, gingivitis and help in the control of pyorrhea.

Wild Indigo Baptisia tinctoria, Leguminosae Other Names: Indigo weed Habitat: Indigenous to Canada and the USA Collection: The root is unearthed in the autumn after flowering has stopped. Clean the root and cut, dry well. Parts Used: Root Active Compounds: Isoflavones; genistein, biochani

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Watercress contains significant amounts of vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus - all of which are deficient in most common foods, and are required for health.

Water Cress or Watercress Regard for this simple, leafy salad green is skyrocketing as it provides exceptional levels of Monatomic Rhodium and Iridium. New, high-tech methods of analysis are alerting us to their usefulness, functions and hiding places in nature. These previously ignored trace min

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Usnea has been used for its anti-bacterial properties.

Usnea Usnea - Usnea spp. Lichens or Lichen family Plant name: Usnea spp. Family: Usneaceae Common names: Old man's beard Many different species of Usnea are used as medicine, including U. hirta, U. barbata, U. florida, U. longissima, U. dasypoga, U. bayle and U. lobata. It has a recorded his

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Tumeric (cucurmin) has long been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive disorders and liver problems and for the treatment of skin diseases and wound healing.

Turmeric and Depression Extract from the root of Curcuma longa commonly known as tumeric is rich in curcumin. Approximately 10% of the persons visiting physicians in the United States are depressed. Pharmaceutical drugs are widely dispensed to treat depression but all have disturbing side effect

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Turkish Rhubarb Root is used for its properties as antioxidant for Cellular Regeneration, Cleansing, Detoxifying, and Diuretic action.

Turkish Rhubarb Rheum palmatum Strengthens peristaltic action for proper elimination and improved cleansing of the intestinal environment. Said to clear undesirable substances from the gall bladder. Supports the liver and relieves headaches by improving elimination of toxins. A rich source of Mo

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Tribulus, Puncture Vine helps with the organs and systems of the abdomen, especially the liver, kidneys, urinary tract and sexual systems.

Tribulus, Puncture Vine Puncture Vine, Tribulus terrestris Valued by the ancient Greeks as a non-stimulant general tonic to perk you up and help you keep feeling great. It is also a highly valued component of Chinese and Ayurvedic rejuvenation formulas. When the same plant is so highly valued b

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Thyme has a history with with chest and respiratory problems including coughs, bronchitis, and chest congestion.

Thyme Thymus vulgaris, Labiatae Relieves nightmares, strengthens breathing, strengthens weak stomach, gas, cramps, diarrhea, relieves headaches. Thyme is a cultivated form of the wild thyme of the mountains European countries bordering the Mediterranean. Thyme contains very high concentrations

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Spices offer interesting flavors and some potentially significant health benefits.

Spices For Health Spices can add much more than flavor, color and variety to your favorite foods; many also have unique health-promoting properties. So if salt and pepper are the only spices in your kitchen, you're missing out on a host of interesting flavors and some potentially potent health be

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Skullcap relaxes states of nervous tension whilst at the same time renewing and revivifying the central nervous system.

Skullcap Scutellaria laterifolia Names: Scullcap, Hoodwort, Quaker Bonnet, Helmet Flower, European or Greater Skullcap Habitat: USA Collection: The whole of the aerial parts should be collected late in the flowering period during August and September. Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents:

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Shephards Purse will prove effective in the treatment of diarrhea, wounds, nose bleeds, and other conditions.

Shephards Purse Capsella bursa-pastoris, Cruciferae Habitat: A common plant growing in many parts of the world. Collection: The herb can be collected from February until October. Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents: Flavonoids; luteolin-7-rutinoside and quercitin-3-rutinoside Polypeptid

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Schizandra is used to treat a variety of medical conditions and is widely known as a longevity herb and aphrodisiac.

Schizandra Schisandra Chinensis A unique fruit exhibiting all five cardinal tastes; sweet, sour, pungent, bitter and salty - corresponding to all five elemental phases of oriental medicine. A staple food and folk medicine of villagers living at high altitude regions of Tibet, Northern China and

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Saw Palmetto is a herb that acts to tone and strengthen the male reproductive system.

Saw Palmetto Serenoa serrulata, Palmae Names: Sabal. Habitat: Eastern N. America. Collection: The berries of this impressive palm are gathered from September through until January. Part Used: Berries. Constituents: Essential oil Fixed oil, consisting of 25% fatty acids; caproic, lauric,

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Sarsaparilla is useful in scaling skin conditions such as psoriasis, especially where there is much irritation.

Sarsaparilla Sarsaparilla - Smilax officinalis, Liliaceae Habitat: The plants are climbing vines native to tropical America and the West Indies. Collection: The roots and rhizome can be unearthed throughout the year. Part Used: Root and rhizome. Constituents: Saponins, based on the aglycon

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Samento for Lyme Disease, the fastest growing infectious disease in the world.

Samento for Lyme Disease Lyme Disease was initially regarded as an uncommon illness caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb). The disease transmission was thought to be solely by the bite from a tick infected with this spirochete. The Bb spirochete is able to burrow into tendons, muscle

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Sage besides body odor is touted as a treatment for everything from mouth cancer to gray hair.

Sage and Body Odor Are there any herbal solutions for body odor? Cancer, heart disease, AIDS - there's no serious illness to which herbalists haven't proposed a treatment, and the same may be said of the more minor ills as well. The compendium of herbal remedies issued by the German Commission E

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Red Sage is the classic remedy for inflammations of the mouth, throat and tonsils, its volatile oils soothing the mucous membranes

Sage Sage, Garden Sage, Red Sage, Purpletop Sage- Salvia officinalis var. rubia, Labiateae Collection: The leaves should be gathered shortly before or just at the beginning of flowering in dry sunny weather in May or June. Dry in the shade or not above 35 degrees C. Part Used: Leaves. Constitu

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Saffron is rich in crocetin as a cholesterol reducer and as a protector against human heart disease.

Saffron Saffron - Crocus Sativus The most desired and highly valued of all the spices, literally over the centuries, worth its weight in gold. There are only 6 mg of spice per flower. Its production is tedious, requiring 75,000 flowers be hand picked and processed to produce only one pound of sp

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Rue is supportive of the liver, brain, uterus and joints. It helps the body eliminate toxins.

Rue Rutin from Ruta Graveolens Ancient use by priests. Popular at time of Christ and mentioned in the Bible. Popular for centuries in old Germany. Restores mental clarity in cases of confusion, dizziness and hysteria. Expels worms. Supportive of the liver, brain, uterus and joints. It helps the

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Rosemary will relax smooth muscles of trachea and intestine, and have liver protective and anti-tumor activity.

Rosemary Rosmarinus Officinalis Rosemary (oil of leaves) France (Labiatae) A tonic whose use goes back to ancient times, used by royalty and then widely by others for a variety of complaints. Used as a love charm, memory enhancer and as a meat preservative in olden times, in fact, some of this

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Rhodiola, Golden Root is used for treating depression and fatigue, enhancing memory and intellectual capacity, increasing work performance and endurance, and stimulating the nervous system.

Rhodiola, Golden Root A nearly reverent awe of Golden Root goes back to ancient times in China where it was sought by only the wealthiest few, and by royalty, who could afford its rarest treasures of health and longevity. Finally, science has caught up by identifying a number of unique substance

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Red clover is also useful for soothing frantic nerves, systemic cleansing, coughs and for the lungs.

Red Clover Red Clover - Trifolium Pratense, Papilionaceae Habitat: Widely distributed throughout Europe including Britain, naturalized in N. America and many other parts of the world. Collection: The flowerheads are gathered between May and September. Part Used: Flowerheads. Constituents:

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Not only do spices add a flavor boost to your meals, pleasant aroma, and often also color, some of them have really significant health benefits.

Power of Spice: Turmeric In this new series, we will focus on some of the most amazing spices you can easily add to your food to receive their benefits. There are quite a few! Not only do spices add a flavor boost to your meals, pleasant aroma, and often also color, some of them have really sig

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Persimmon Leaves are an allergy or itching preventive food.

Persimmon Leaves Supplementing a high-fat diet with powdered leaves taken from Native American persimmon trees can inhibit weight gain and lower both food intake and plasma lipid levels, research shows. Scientists believe that the rich fiber and phenolic content of persimmon leaves, which are com

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A sprig of parsley can provide much more than a decoration on your plate.

Parsley Petroselinum crispum, Umbelliferae Powerful cleanser of organs of elimination - especially the kidneys. Overall tonic. Outstanding for energy, stamina and endurance. A favorite of athletes for its Chlorophyll, Vitamins, Minerals & Phytonutrients Excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin

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Olivir - Olive Leaf Extract is a valuable antiparasitic, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal agent.

Olivir - Olive Leaf Extract Olive Leaf Extract - Olivir (Green Leaf) Italy (Olea Europea) First records of olive leaf preparations to support patients afflicted with malarial parasites dates as far back as 1827. Since then, this nontoxic food substance has been discovered to be a valuable antipa

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Olive Leaf extract supplement to support immune system function.

Olive Leaf Olive - Olea europea, Oleaceae Olive Applications: Fever, Nervous tension, High cholesterol, Burns, bruises, insect bites, sprains, pruritus, Hair tonic, Constipation, Ointment for rheumatic problems. Topically for joint, kidney and chest complaints An olive leaf extract supplement

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Nutmeg is valued as an anti-inflammatory agent, reducing swelling of the joints.

Nutmeg Nutmeg - Myristica Fragrans Prevents gas and fermentation. Traditionally valued as a tonic for the heart and female cycle. Useful in cases of bad breath. Increases energy and reduces depression. Dreams become more present and colorful. Nutmeg is useful for: Insomnia, Anxiety, muscle s

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Nettles are one of the most widely applicable plants we have. They strengthen and support the whole body.

Nettle Nettle, Stinging Nettle - Urtica Dioica Habitat: Everywhere! Collection: The herb should be collected when the flowers are in bloom. Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents: Chlorophyll in high yields Indoles such as histamine and serotonin Acetylcholine Vitamin C and other vitamin

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Milk Thistle can be used to increase the secretion and flow of bile from the liver and gallbladder.

Milk Thistle Milk Thistle - Silymarin, Carduus marianum; Silybum, Compositae Three bioflavonoids of the silymarin group are particularly efficient at nullifying the impact of several toxins including alcohol. They especially protect and help heal liver cells. Normal life processes will produce a

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Marshmallow is good for chronic inflammatory conditions affecting the gastrointestinal system or genitourinary tract.

Marshmallow Marshmallow - Althaea officinalis Part Used: Root and leaf. Constituents: In the root: Mucilage, 18-35% Miscellaneous; about 35% pectin, 1-2% asparagine, tannins. In the leaves: Mucilage; including a low molecular weight D-glucan, Flavonoids such a kaempferol, quercitin and

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Malva Leaf soothes and softens irritated tissues, especially the mucus membranes.

Malva Leaf The plant is also known as Chinese Mallow, and it comes from the family Malvaceae. The Malva seed contains mucilage, polysaccharides and flavonoids. It is demulcent, (soothes and softens irritated tissues, especially the mucus membranes) diuretic, emollient, (softens the skin) galacto

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Lobelia has a general depressant action on the central and autonomic nervous system and on neuromuscular action.

Lobelia Lobelia, Pukeweed, Indian tobacco - Lobelia inflata, Campanulaceae Habitat: Eastern USA, cultivated elsewhere. Part used: Aerial parts. Collection:The entire plant above ground should be collected at the end of the flowering time, between August and September. The seed pods should be c

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Licorice triterpenes of Glycyrrhiza are metabolized in the body to molecules that have a similar structure to the adrenal cortex hormones.

Licorice Licorice - Glycyrrhiza glabra, Leguminosae Habitat: Native to the Mediterranean region and parts of Asia, cultivated worldwide. Collection: The roots are unearthed in the late autumn. Clean thoroughly and dry. Part Used: Dried root. Constituents: Triterpenes of the oleanane type,

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Iris root yields a warm and comforting fragrance healing to emotional hurts and dissolving of mental blocks.

Iris Iris, Orris Root, Fleur de Lys Aromatic Ethereal Essence of Iris roots, Iris Germanica var. florentina Iris roots contain only a tiny amount of this precious oil. Pure natural oil is expensive and rare. It yields a warm and comforting fragrance healing to emotional hurts and dissolving of

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Horsetail is an excellent astringent for the genito-urinary system, reducing hemorrhage and healing wounds thanks to the high silica content.

Horsetail, Equisetum Horsetail, Equisetum arvense Habitat: Common on wet ground and waste places. Collection: Take care to ensure the plants being picked are E. arvense or other common species, as some other species are rare but locally abundant. Collect in early summer. Cut the plant just abov

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San Bushmen, have used Hoodia as an appetite suppressant for their long hunting expeditions.

Hoodia Hoodia Gordonii Hoodia gordonii is a natural plant, it is not a drug. Eating raw natural Hoodia powder tricks your brain into thinking you've eaten, and makes you feel full. For some people, eating the hoodia extract works right away, but for some it may take several weeks before it "kick

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Guggul is one of the most fascinating and complex herbals with dozens upon dozens of hyper-exotic phytonutrients.

Guggul or Myrrh (2.5% Guggalsterones - 44mg per serving) The Three Wise Men And Their Guggul?!? Guggul is the Myrrh of the Bible's Sacred formulas. Guggul is the resinous sap of a tough little ten foot tall tree that grows amongst the rocky hillsides of India's least populated arid regions. The

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Green Tea Extract EGCG also reduces the amount of platelet aggregation, regulates lipids, and promotes proliferation and migration of smooth muscle cells, which are all factors in reducing cardiovascular disease.

Green Tea Extract - EGCG Biomedica-Purica's product called Recovery is made with an important ingredient called Nutricol. Nutricol is comprised of a patented process of a highly potent and concentrated extracts of grape seed and green tea. Let's look at one of the key ingredients in Recovery, Gre

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Berberine, one of the alkaloids found in Goldenseal, was found to decrease the activity of an enzyme involved in tumor growth

Goldenseal Goldenseal - Hydrastis canadensis, Ranunculaceae Goldenseal is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. Goldenseal is a perennial that grows in the wild from Georgia to Canada. The plant grows from a yellowish root and forms a hairy stem with five-parted leaves, green white flowers with

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Technically, herbal teas are called tisanes. There are possibly hundreds of different herbal combinations you can try to experience a large number of benefits, allowing you to address your specific health issues by choosing the right herb or herbal blend.

Herbal Teas In the popular TV show The Big Bang Theory, a character named Sheldon believes that when you see someone who is sad, lonely, sick, or depressed, the mandatory social convention dictates that you must offer them a hot beverage. He usually offers coffee, tea, or a herbal infusion to h

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Ginkgo biloba is commonly used in the treatment of early-stage Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, peripheral claudication, and tinnitus of vascular origin.

Gingko Biloba Ginkgo Biloba (Japan) A most popular longevity tonic in Europe, China and Japan. Unique antioxidant phytonutrients protect Ginkgo's genetic material and cells so the tree can live past 1,000 years of age. Reduces dangerous blood platelet aggregation (makes blood less sticky) restor

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Ginger has been used in Asia for thousands of years for relief from arthritis, rheumatism, sprains, muscular aches and pains, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, sore throats, diarrhea, colic, cramps, indigestion, loss of appetite, motion sickness, fever, flu, chills, and infectious disease.

Ginger Ginger - Zingiber Officinale In the orient ginger is commonly used to enhance digestion and utilization of all other nutrients, to reduce gas, and as an overall tonic, and to improve circulation and lower cholesterol. Especially supportive of bronchial health. Repulsive to intestinal and

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Fenugreek is a strong stimulator of milk production in mothers, for which it is perfectly safe, and has a reputation of stimulating development of the breasts.

Fenugreek Fenugreek - Trigonella foenum-graecum, Papilionaceae Fenugreek is a herb that has an ancient history. It was rarely used in Britain during the hayday of herbal medicine due to difficulties in obtaining the spice. Since becoming easily available it has often been overlooked because herb

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Epimedium, The phytonutrients in Goat Weed directly benefit the sexual systems in humans as well, and they help with an overall enhanced sense of youth, ambition, confidence and well-being.

Epimedium Epimedium, Rowdy Lamb Herb, Barrenwort, Bishop's Hat, Fairy Wings, Horny Goat Weed Epimedium is a plant common to the grazing and farming regions in China. Eons ago, Chinese farmers noticed their goats became obviously friskier with each other after grazing on this plant. Thus it got i

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Echinacea has the ability to raise the body's resistance to bacterial and viral infections by stimulating the immune system.

Echinacea Echinacea, Purpurea, Angustifolia Echinacea is one of the world's most important medicinal herbs. Echinacea is an extremely popular herbal supplement; sales are nearly $300 million a year according to the last figures available. The genus Echinacea is native to the North American prair

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Devils Claw grows in Africa in very arid conditions. The roots are collected at the end of the rainy season.

Devils Claw Devils Claw, Harpagophytum procumbens Habitat: Indigenous to Southern and Eastern Africa. Collection: This plant grows in Africa in very arid conditions. The roots are collected at the end of the rainy season. Part Used: Rhizome. Constituents: Iridoid glycosides, including harp

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Dandelion root may be used in inflammation and congestion of liver and gallbladder.

Dandelion Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale Habitat: Widely distributed throughout most of the world as a troublesome weed. Collection: The roots are best collected between June and August when they are at their bitterest. Split longitudinally before drying. The leaves may be collected at any ti

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Damiana has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine throughout the world. It is thought to act as an aphrodisiac, antidepressant, tonic, diuretic, cough-suppressant, and mild laxative.

Damiana Damiana, Turnera aphrodisiaca Its scientific name, Turnera aphrodisiaca, says it all. Its recorded use can be traced as far back as the ancient Maya. Its recent focus has also been to enhance sexual quality for both women and men - and it is said to be especially good for frigidity in wo

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Coriander, Cilantro. Its leaves are known as Cilantro; the seeds are called Coriander. They pack the same medicinal benefits: both ease indigestion and prevent wound infection.

Coriander, Cilantro Coriander, Cilantro - Coriandrum Sativum Ancient use precedes King Tut. Smooths digestion, reduces gas. Used to reduce rheumatism, stomach cramps, achy fatigue and mental fatigue. Stimulates creativity and memory. Reduces fear and irritability. Contains Ethereal Oils Linalol

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Researchers have discovered that like many spices, clove contains antioxidants.

Cloves Cloves - Caryophyllus aromaticus, Syzygium aromaticum, Eugenia caryophyllata Ancient Chinese medicinal spice. Traditionally used for ringworm and parasites, physical and mental fatigue, colds and flu, to improve breathing, strengthen the uterus and reduce nausea. Antibacterial. Ethereal

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Cinnamon and HoneyIt is found that mixture of Honey and Cinnamon cures most of the diseases.

Cinnamon and Honey It is found that mixture of Honey and Cinnamon cures most of the diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Ayurvedic as well as Yunani medicine have been using honey as a vital medicine for centuries. Scientists of today also accept honey as a "Ram Ban"

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Centella Gotu Kola is great in helping and treating many problems and conditions.

Centella Gotu Kola Centella Gotu Kola, Gotu Kola, Madagascar Centella - Centella Asiatica L., Pennywort Recently and traditionally included in formulas for building good blood, strengthening the circulatory system and enhancing immune response (especially with infections). It is being studied fo

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Cayenne moves blood to the sick and dying organs and with it nutrients and healing bio-chemicals. At the same time it gets the waste materials carried away.

Cayenne, Capsicum, Paprika A rich source of Canthaxanthin (Alpha-Carotene) and other carotenes and phytonutrients. Overall tonic, especially for the heart. A favorite of legendary master herbalist, Jethro Kloss. In his book Back to Eden, where a typical herb's benefits are usually described in o

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Cascara Sagrada is used to help eliminate, to repair issues in the colon and in the liver.

Cascara Sagrada Cascara Sagrada - Rhamnus purshiana, Rhamnaceae Ellingwood considered it to be a bitter tonic specific for chronic constipation. He recommends it in the following terms: In prescribing Cascara for the cure of chronic constipation, large doses at the first are undesirable. If a si

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Cardamom is one of the world's very ancient spices. It is native to the East originating in the forests of the western ghats in southern India, where it grows wild.

Cardamom Zingiberaceae, Elettaria Cardamomum Maton, Amomum cardamomum Uplifts the spirit and enhances visualization. Encourages healthy processing of fats. Considered an indirect aphrodisiac. Relieves some symptoms of PMS. Unfriendly to intestinal parasites. Reduces flatulence and deep bad breat

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Capsicum - Cayenne is rich in carotenoids, important red pigments that are important anti-oxidants.

Capsicum - Cayenne A rich source of Canthaxanthin (Alpha-Carotene) and other carotenes and phytonutrients. Canthaxanthin is the red pigment that makes Red Pepper (Capsicum-cayenne) (Capsicum annuum) such a vibrant red color. Capsicum ( or cayenne) is an overall tonic, especially for the heart. A

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Burdock is one of the foremost detoxifying herbs in both Chinese and Western herbal medicine.

Burdock Root Burdock Root - Arctium lappa, Compositae Burdock is a most valuable remedy for the treatment of skin conditions which result in dry and scaly skin. It may be most effective for psoriasis if used over a long period of time. It will be useful as part of a wider treatment for rheumati

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Blessed Thistle has been known to aid the body with many ailments.

Blessed Thistle Blessed Thistle - Compositae Cnicus benedictus Blessed Thistle has fuzzy leaves and stems with yellow flowers. It is a "bitter" that aids digestion and works on a congested liver. It increases breast milk and is an emotional ally to uplift spirits. Blessed Thistle is known to ha

This entry was posted in Products - Herbs & Spices on 8/3/2017

A relative of licorice and the pea plant, astragalus appears to give the immune system a powerful boost. Teas, tablets, and other healing formulations are made from the plant's flat, yellowish root.

Astragalus Astragalus Membranaceus, (Huang Qi, Huang Ch'i) In Oriental medicine, legendary tonic of protective energy or Wei Ch'i. Foundational to many Chinese herbal formulas. Overall health tonic, increased resistance to disease and infections through enhanced activity of NK and T cell functio

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To understand better the question If Herbs Are Better Than Drugs, we need to consider an important point: have we developed through interaction with nature, or are we designed to ingest isolated compounds from a laboratory?

Are Herbs Drugs? Or Better Than Drugs? The modern pharmacology got its roots in herbology. The pharmacist in the white coat behind his counter is only a couple of generations away from making extracts from plants that his great grand mother picked in forests and meadows. The roots are showing:

This entry was posted in Products - Herbs & Spices on 8/3/2017

Flavonoids found in chocolate include the flavanols, notably the main flavonoid epicatechin, and catechin, and polymers of these, the proanthocyanidins.

Antioxidant Activity in Chocolate 28/10/2004 - Researchers from Spain have discovered that polyphenols found in cocoa extract influence human cellular responses to oxidative stress. Veronique No and colleagues at the University of Barcelona in Spain studied the impact of epicatechin and other po

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Amla reduces unwanted fat because it increases total protein levels; this is due to its ability to create a positive nitrogen balance and it also significantly reduces the levels of free fatty acids.

Amla Amla, Aonla or Indian Gooseberry Amla is perhaps the single most often mentioned herb in the Caraka Samhita (an early Ayurvedic encyclopedia on medicine). It has a reputation as a powerful rejuvenating herb. The fruit is reputed to have the highest content of vitamin C of any natural occurr

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Witch Hazel has a deserved reputation in the treatment of bruises and inflamed swellings, also with varicose veins.

Witch Hazel Hamamelis virginiana, Hamameliadaceae Habitat: Indigenous to N. America and Canada. Collection: The leaves can be gathered throughout the summer and dried quickly to ensure that they do not become discolored. The bark is gathered in the spring after sprouting. Part Used: Bark or le

This entry was posted in Products - Herbs & Spices on 5/8/2017

Willow bark has been used to treat many types of inflammatory conditions, including headache, lower back pain, joint pain (arthritis).

Willow Salix spp., Salicaceae Willow bark has been used to treat many types of inflammatory conditions, including headache, lower back pain, joint pain (arthritis). One study investigated a salicin topical cream for migraines and tension-type headaches, with reasonable results. Names: White Wil

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Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. The brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly-oxygenated environment.

Wheatgrass Wheatgrass is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available. Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life. It is the first product of light, and therefore contains more light energy than any ether element. Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chloro

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Rutin is known to offer nutritional support to the circulatory systems including the capillaries in eyes.

Rutin Rutin is a member of bioflavonoids, a large group of phenolic secondary metabolites of plants that include more than 2,000 different known chemicals. Bioflavonoids such as Quercetin, Rutin, and Hesperidin are important nutrients due to their ability to strengthen and modulate the permeabili

This entry was posted in Products - Herbs & Spices on 5/7/2017

Tansy is an effective remedy for use in ridding the digestive tract of infestations of worms.

Tansy Tanacetum vulgare, Compositae Names: Batchelors Buttons Habitat: A common European wild plant. Collection: The leaves and flowers are collected during the flowering time between June and September. Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents: Volatile oil, thujone, sabinene, camphor, 1,8-

This entry was posted in Products - Herbs & Spices on 5/6/2017

Tamarind, Citrimax, Garcinia seems to work in part by blocking the conversion of sugary foods and starches into fats.

Tamarind, Citrimax, Garcinia Tamarind, Garcinia Cambogia, Citrimax Currently the most highly favored weight-loss supplement. Enhanced metabolism of fat for increases in energy. The appetite is satisfied earlier in each meal. Reduced cholesterol. Hydroxycitric Acid and minerals. The herb Garcin

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Stevia leaf is used for diabetes, obesity, cavities, hypertension, fatigue, depression, sweet cravings, and infections.

Stevia Stevia rebaudiana, Eupatorium rebaudianum Quoted from Raintree Nutrition Naturally sweetens, lowers blood sugar, increases urination, lowers blood pressure, reduces inflammation, dilates blood vessels, kills fungi, bacteria and viruses. Stevia is a perennial shrub that grows up to 1 m t

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Slippery Elm Bark is a soothing nutritive demulcent which is perfectly suited for sensitive or inflamed mucous membrane linings in the digestive system.

Slippery Elm Ulmus fulva, Ulmus rubra Names: Red Elm Habitat: Central and Northern USA. Collection: The bark is stripped from the trunk and large branches in the spring. In commercial use this usually leads to the tree dying, as a large part of the bark is stripped. Ten year old bark is recomm

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Eleuthero ginseng is an adaptogen - it helps body adjust to stressful changes, especially cold climate situations and sudden increases in physical activity.

Ginseng Siberian Ginseng - Eleutherococcus Senticosus Not to be confused with stimulant Panax ginsengs. Eleuthero ginseng is an adaptogen - it helps body adjust to stressful changes, especially cold climate situations and sudden increases in physical activity. Minimizes damage and reduces recove

This entry was posted in Products - Herbs & Spices on 5/2/2017

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