Herb news, articles and information:
|12/17/2012 - The beauty of the natural world extends far beyond just the aesthetic characteristics that make plants and shrubs visually appealing. Some of the most powerful healing and immune-boosting agents in existence can actually be found growing unassumingly in fields, forests, and jungles around the world...|
|12/9/2012 - Answers to the mystery of immortality may already be growing in your home garden. The very same herbs that help in the healing of innumerable diseases, infections and chronic illnesses can also help us to live longer, healthier lives.
A great number of the most effective herbs are known as adaptogens,...|
|12/6/2012 - Hormone-based contraception like the pill, patch or vaginal ring carry hefty health risks such as cancer, heart attack and stroke. An alternative to these dangers is the ancient use of herbs to avoid pregnancy. When an individual takes active responsibility for their sexual health, herbal birth control...|
|12/4/2012 - The winter blues, blahs, or SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is from confinement under constantly overcast winter skies or long, arctic nights. Then there is a condition known as "cabin fever" or agitation and anxiety from confinement while snowed in.
Long, overcast periods and wearing lots of warm...|
|11/24/2012 - Yes, women are complicated. That much is obvious. By both natural design and the acknowledgement of even prehistoric, mythological culture, the life-bearing ways of the female human creature are both intricate and mysterious. But did you ever wonder why it seems women are always more susceptible to...|
|11/22/2012 - Whether grappling with Frankenstorms, a major life transition or the day-to-day grind, we could all use a little anxiety relief now and then. Motherwort is an excellent herb for soothing the nervous system and heart -- helping to regulate palpitations and high blood pressure while easing stress. It...|
|10/31/2012 - Traditional herbalists consider lobelia to be one of the most powerful and useful herbs on the planet, and use it in a variety of herbal formulas. Lobelia is an adaptogen, or "thinking" herb, meaning it will take the beneficial phytochemicals in other herbs with it to the places in the body which need...|
|10/23/2012 - Ashwagandha is a widely used herb in Ayurvedic medicine. It is perhaps most well known for its relaxing effects on the nervous system. However, this herb has numerous other important health benefits that can be a great addition to any natural health supplementation regimen.
Natural adaptogen for...|
|10/18/2012 - Modern medicine may have its place in emergency care, but when it comes to the prevention or management of chronic illness, many conventional treatments are lacking. In the case of diabetes, the battle is loudly proclaimed to be one of blood sugar regulation. "Check your sugar, and take your drugs as...|
|10/13/2012 - More potent than ginseng, jiaogulan is a powerful antidote to aging, cancer, cardiovascular disease, stress and fatigue. It even helps to maintain proper weight. Known as an immortality elixir, this herb has been used for centuries throughout Asia. Jiaogulan is a top notch tonic for modern life too...|
|10/4/2012 - Migraine sufferers are often anxious to rid themselves of the terrible pain characterizing this condition. Health-conscious individuals choose natural treatments to avoid drug side effects. Many migraine sufferers don't realize the effects certain foods and chemicals may have on their systems, contributing...|
|9/28/2012 - Used by the ancient Greeks, Vikings and Chinese emperors to increase vitality, endurance and mental acuity -- rhodiola has a colorful history dating back thousands of years. In more modern times, it is known as a potent tonic for depression, heart arrhythmia and even cancer. With very few side-effects,...|
|9/18/2012 - Mucuna, also known as Velvet Bean, is capturing the interest of thousands of smokers who have the desire and the will to quit cigarettes, but can't handle the first couple of weeks of rollercoaster-like mood swings and basic withdrawal symptoms. The L-Dopa content of the unprocessed Mucuna bean powder...|
|9/11/2012 - Oregon grape root, also known by its Latin name as Mahonia aquifolium, is a tall, flowering shrub that grows in abundance in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Herbalists sometimes substitute Oregon grape root for goldenseal or the Chinese herb coptis. The herb is used for constipation,...|
|8/25/2012 - Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. It is used in the cardiovascular system to contract and dilate blood vessels. It is the mineral that makes muscles contract. It helps cells send signals and nerves to transmit those signals to the brain.
Most people know calcium as the mineral...|
|7/20/2012 - "Everything in the universe is medicinal - it just depends on how it's used." This quote sounds like something out of a modern, scientific research journal, but it's not. 5,000 years ago, an Ayurvedic doctor named Charaka already understood this, and documented it in his medical text, the Charaka Samhita.
|6/27/2012 - Whether you're a city mouse or a country mouse -- with a high-rise patio or 1000 acres -- building an herb spiral near your kitchen allows you to partake in the sustainable permaculture revolution and have fresh organic culinary herbs at your fingertips. An herb spiral is a compact vertical garden built...|
|5/21/2012 - Astragalus is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb that has been around for over 4,000 years. Astragalus is an adaptogenic, nontoxic herb and plant extract that helps the body resist the damaging effects of stress while restoring normal physiological function. Astragalus aids adrenal function, digestion,...|
|5/19/2012 - If you are one of the millions of people that suffers from a stomach ulcer, or even if you just occasionally get an upset stomach after eating, there is hope beyond simply taking antacids or other pharmaceutical drugs, all of which merely address the symptoms of the problem rather than the cause. Instead,...|
|5/17/2012 - If you are one of the millions of Americans that struggles daily with lack of energy or chronic fatigue, then you are likely very familiar with those constant feelings of being tired and drained. But rather than turn to coffee, so-called energy drinks, or harsh stimulants for a quick pick-me-up, you...|
|5/15/2012 - During the 1950s and '60s, there was almost no way to get through puberty acne-free. Then the magnitude of acne-faced teens dissipated. Now acne, also known as pimples or zits, seems to be making comeback.
As acne becomes more prevalent so are the pharmaceutical solutions dispensed by dermatologists....|
|5/10/2012 - Chinese herbs have been used for centuries on their own and in conjunction with other alternative therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure and Ayurveda to prevent hair loss, re-grow hair and restore natural pigment to gray hair.
Hair loss has many causes, such as the genetic male pattern baldness...|
|4/26/2012 - High blood pressure is an epidemic that is currently sweeping across America. The fast lifestyle of fast food, soda and stress is starting to catch up on the average American, so much so that an estimated one in every three Americans has high blood pressure. This puts them at risk of heart disease,...|
|4/18/2012 - Natural treatment for asthma helps reduce acute asthma attacks, manage chronic asthma and helps those with general trouble breathing. The benefits of herbs for treating asthma and the lungs has been shown repeatedly through the centuries worldwide.
Asthma is a chronic upper respiratory disease affecting...|
|4/17/2012 - Fruit, bread, cereals and pasta are popular sources of glucose. Also known as blood sugar, glucose is a vital source of energy for the body. It is constantly required by our muscles and brain. For optimum performance, our brain must have a regular supply on hand because it is incapable of keeping a...|
|4/9/2012 2:56:32 AM - Of the many systems working within the human body, the immune system is an excellent example of complex efficiency. A network of participating cells and organs, it synchronizes its responses when defending the body from infection and disease.
In its element, it has the capacity to remember diseases...|
|4/6/2012 - Mitragyna speciosa, also known as "kratom," is a plant native to the rainforests of Southeast Asia that has long been used in traditional herbal medicine to treat pain, boost energy, alleviate anxiety and depression symptoms, and promote feelings of wellness and happiness. But because the plant allegedly...|
|4/4/2012 - The November 2011 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine reports that most emergency hospital visits for the elderly are caused by side effects and overdosing from taking blood thinners to prevent strokes and blood clots. Conventional doctors wait until you're at risk of a stroke or have had...|
|4/3/2012 - Oregano is a wonderful, aromatic herb that is native to the Mediterranean. It is thought to have originated in the mountainous regions of Greece, Turkey and Italy. It was named by the Ancient Greeks "Mountain Joy." Oregano is one of the most powerful healing herbs and natural anti-biotics ever studied.
|4/1/2012 - Jamaica is known for its beautiful beaches, smiling people and sweet reggae music but the little island offers much more than just the typical tourist scene. The Caribbean climate enlivens the growth of lush jungles and rich vegetation. With the plants comes the medicine, so it no surprise that Jamaica...|
|3/22/2012 - Though typically referred to as a single condition characterized by chronic joint pain, arthritis is actually a collective grouping of more than 100 different diseases involving joint inflammation for which many conventional doctors simply prescribe pain drugs as a one-size-fits-all solution. But rather...|
|2/28/2012 - Growing your own herbs can add a new dimension to your cooking and give you the opportunity to save money by making your own herbal teas, tinctures and salves. Some people think herb gardening is an option only available to those who have access to a plot of land, but this is not true. Even if you live...|
|2/23/2012 - Parsley, that little piece of leafy green garnish that seems to decorate every plate in restaurants all across the U.S., is actually a serious herb which packs a powerful punch. Most people smile and ask sheepishly, "Are we supposed to eat it?" If it is certified organic parsley, then the answer is...|
|2/14/2012 - There is probably not one gardener in North America or Europe who would have difficulty identifying chickweed and thus, have pulled it out of their lawn or garden. While scorned by gardeners, chickweed's straggly green stems with tiny white star-shaped flowers are favored by both chefs and herbalists....|
|2/9/2012 - Many people are deeply concerned about the condition of their hair, and will do almost anything to prevent further hair loss or to re-grow hair. There are a variety of pharmaceutical products that claim to promote hair growth and prevent thinning hair; however, they can cause dangerous side effects...|
|2/2/2012 - There are no known cures for the common flu but there are many natural flu remedies that are highly effective at easing flu symptoms and reducing the duration of the illness (http://www.naturalnews.com/026156.html). Certain herbs have been used as natural flu remedies for generations and can provide...|
|2/1/2012 - Many natural health enthusiasts are well aware of the benefits of oats and oatmeal. Oats help reduce blood cholesterol levels, remove body fat, and provide an excellent source of healthy carbohydrates. Many people have at least heard of the word "avena" in connection with oatmeal baths and facial masks....|
|1/28/2012 - According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an estimated 44.3 million Americans, ages 18 and older, suffer from a mental disorder. Depression, included in this number, is reaching epidemic proportions. While the media continues to report on the potentially life-threatening side effects...|
|1/23/2012 - Men and women alike desire thick, healthy and shiny hair. Chances are people who possess all of these traits are supplementing with certain vitamins and herbs, or eat a diet that feeds their hair these nutrients on a daily basis. Hair is not just an extension of our bodies. It has become a symbol of...|
|1/18/2012 3:57:46 PM - Horsetail, also known as shave grass, has been tracked historically to prehistoric times. Horsetail is one of the richest plant sources of silica known to mankind. Natural health advocate David Wolfe calls horsetail one of the top six "super-herbs." Silica in horsetail helps give bones their strength...|
|1/12/2012 - A new study indicates that dried licorice root is effective against the bacteria which causes tooth decay and gum disease, both of which can lead to tooth loss. Reporting their findings in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Natural Products, researchers say that that two substances in dried...|
|1/9/2012 7:58:38 PM - Simply substituting echinacea for flu shots or arnica cream for Ben-Gay can still leave you hooked into the unhealthy and consumerist mainstream model of health. If you want to develop a truly holistic sense of health, learn to experience both yourself and the plants you turn to for healing as part...|
|10/29/2011 - Herbs that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered 'super-herbs.' Boswellia is called Indian Frankincense and is known to have originated in the dry areas of India, Africa, & the Mediterranean. Boswellia is a true super-food shown to have...|
|9/17/2011 - Known to the scientific community as melissa officinalis, lemon balm is an herb that has been used for centuries. Valued around the world for its soothing properties, lemon balm is a common plant in many home gardens that can be cultivated for a variety of purposes, such as a natural remedy for a diverse...|
|7/7/2011 - Cat's Claw is an herb that has received very favorable but limited press. Word of mouth has boosted sales. But too few know enough about this miraculous yet inexpensive Peruvian mountain rain forest herb. Consider this article as a primer or introduction to Cat's Claw and its healing capabilities.
|5/18/2011 - Comfrey (also known as knitbone) is often referred to as a miracle herb because of the fact that it has healing properties and contains a host of vitamins and minerals. The nutritional value of this herb is almost comparable to many other green leafy vegetables, which we consume on a daily basis. It...|
|5/13/2011 - Live in Europe? Get your herbs while they last. New rules put forth by the European Union (EU) will ban the sale of certain herbal remedies that have been used for centuries.
Traditional herbs such a St. John's Wort or Echinacea must now meet strict licensing guidelines in order to be sold, while...|
|5/9/2011 - Many people who are interested in natural and alternative health care want to become educated about the use of herbs as dietary supplements. Some take this interest further, and learn all they can about selecting the best herbs possible to make their own herbal preparations. Possibly the best herbs...|
|4/14/2011 - The herb Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) has a long history of being used effectively in cases of influenza and fever. Native Americans also used boneset in the treatment of aches and pains of the structural system and in the healing of bones that had been broken. Many of the early uses of boneset...|
|4/13/2011 - The Chinese name Jin Qian Cao applies to two different herbs capable of dissolving gallstones (One is actually called Guang Jin Qian Cao). However, both are known as Coin Grass. The most popular of these herbs is the Jin Qian Cao herb (Lysimachia christinae). However Guang Jin Qian cao herb (Desmodium...|
|4/11/2011 - Concerns over the Fukushima nuclear power plant explosion in Japan in March 2011 continue to grow. China began reporting traces of radioactive material along its coastline on March 27, 2011. An article in Discovery News dated March 28, 2011 reports that radioactive dust and other materials are falling...|
|4/4/2011 - Cardiovascular diseases kill more Americans than cancer and motor vehicle accidents combined. Most of our aging baby-boomer population will be brought down by problems located in the heart and cardiovascular system. Even so, we can significantly increase heart longevity in the highest percentage of...|
|3/29/2011 - Erectile dysfunction (ED), the politically correct term for what used to be called impotence, is the ongoing inability to maintain an erection firm enough, or that lasts long enough, for sex. A lack of sexual desire may also accompany ED.
But ED is just a normal part of aging, correct? So all you...|
|3/12/2011 - Acquire dried herbs to keep at home for minor cuts, bruises, headaches, colds and flu. Assemble a stock of home medicines and keep them with the usual selection of dressings, plasters and cotton balls to use for first aid in treating minor ailments. The more you use simple herbal cures, the easier it...|
|3/1/2011 - Cold and flu season is upon us. Traditional Chinese Medicine has effective time-tested techniques which boost immunity and protect us from colds or the flu. Points can be needled and herbal formulas can be given to balance the body's energy, strengthen the body and even speed recovery if one does come...|
|2/18/2011 - One of the most revered herbs in Western Herbology is the herb burdock root. Indeed burdock root, as attested to by many natural practitioners, is a most effective blood cleanser or blood purifier. It is extremely beneficial to make a tea out of the root and to drink 2-3 cups per day to help purify...|
|2/10/2011 - Ling Zhi (Ganoderma or Reishi mushroom) has been recorded as having the most extensive and effective healing powers in all of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is indicated for adrenal fatigue, coronary heart disease, bronchial asthma, insomnia, impotence, hay fever, dizziness, stomach ulcers, depression...|
|1/30/2011 - Medicinal herbs can be used in many ways: dried and decocted as tea, infused in alcohol as a tincture, steeped in vinegar or honey. Herbs can also be steeped in oil and rubbed into the body for healing.
When medicinal herbs are steeped in oil their healing qualities are infused into the oil. They...|
|1/29/2011 - Enhance your family's heath in winter by using natural antibiotics, immune boosters and medicines. Common illnesses such as colds, flu and throat infections can be prevented and/or cured by the use of simple, natural antibiotics and medicines. Used on a regular basis, these natural immune boosters will...|
|1/12/2011 - After over-indulging, many people think of going on a detox for a week or so, with the thought that they will go right back to eating whatever they like right after that. While it is certainly a good idea to give the body a break and a chance to heal, eating a variety of organic herbs and vegetables...|
|12/30/2010 - The global effort to outlaw herbs, vitamins and supplements is well under way, and in just four months, hundreds of herbal products will be criminalized in the UK and across the EU. It's all part of an EU directive passed in 2004 which erects "disproportionate" barriers against herbal remedies by requiring...|
|12/26/2010 - The ancient Chinese herb Fo-Ti, also known as He Shou Wu and Polygonum Multiflorum, stands alone as a highly effective hair loss treatment amidst the plethora of hair restoration products such as vitamins, nutritional supplements, pharmaceutical drugs and gloppy creams. Fo-Ti is not only a superlative...|
|12/16/2010 - Those who have been following NaturalNews for several years have heard me rave about Ron Teeguarden and Dragon Herbs. His company is considered by many to be the most pristine source of tonic herbs and Chinese herbs available in North America. Ron himself is a true-to-life "guru" in Chinese medicinal...|
|12/5/2010 - It is pretty easy to get into the habit of simply thinking of things like herbs, spices, and seasonings as simply additions to food to make them taste good. But herbs have also been used medicinally for centuries, long before the advent of "modern medicine," and for good reason. Many herbs have qualities...|
|12/3/2010 - In many countries throughout the world herbs are used as a primary healthcare tool. Much of the therapeutic aspects of modern medicine were taken from the study of ancient herbal remedies. Unfortunately, medicine has manipulated these natural plant-based properties and synthetically altered them. This...|
|11/8/2010 - In the fall as the weather gets cooler ailments tend to affect our Lungs in the form of coughs, sinus issues, colds and flu. In Traditional Chinese Medicine autumn relates to the metal element which corresponds to the Lungs. The taste that strengthens the Lungs is pungent: the spicy flavor of foods...|
|9/22/2010 - The world of conventional body care products is filled with gimmickry. Products that claim to be "natural" or even "organic" on the front label are often not. And some of the chemical toxins that go into conventional body care products would make your head spin if you really knew what they were. (Yes,...|
|9/19/2010 - Taking care of minor ailments at home without rushing to a doctor can be very rewarding. A basic knowledge of herbs and a good reference book are generally all that is needed. In addition to treating ailments, the health benefits of incorporating herbs in the diet on a regular basis can strengthen the...|
|9/9/2010 - Most likely due to more recently discovered benefits, sage was named "Herb of the Year" in 2001 by the International Herb Association. Its preservative benefits have been known throughout the world for centuries. But now western science has confirmed historically known benefits, which include minimizing...|
|8/24/2010 - Herbal remedies are age-old, natural cures that date back into prehistory. The herbal tincture is among the most popular of all these natural remedies. An herbal tincture is a therapeutic liquid extract that is obtained from fresh or dried herbs. It is a highly-concentrated solution of medicinal compounds...|
|8/3/2010 - Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus or "insulin-dependent diabetes" is a chronic illness that we're told is irreversible. Most natural approaches to diabetes treatment and reversal focus on Type 2 because it is easier to manage or even reverse. But does that mean that there are no answers for Type 1 diabetics...|
|7/25/2010 - Although the western pharma/medical system certainly will fight this statement with all their might, Chinese Herbal Medicine and other natural medicine is, by far, the best thing in the world to overcome common health concerns. There is just no other logical conclusion anyone with half a brain could...|
|6/9/2010 - There's a vastly underrated herb that is commonly used as a spice for hot foods. Its powder is derived from ground up dried shells of chili peppers. Famed herbalist Dr. John Christopher was so involved with this herb that he was nicknamed Dr. Cayenne. And Dr. Richard Shultze recommends putting cayenne...|
|5/26/2010 - New research into the causes of migraine headaches reveals that a little-known herb called butterbur offers tremendous promise for migraine headache relief. Clinical trials also indicate that butterbur, discovered originally in Germany, can prevent the recurrence of devastating migraine headache pain.
|5/19/2010 - I'm a big fan of herbal products, but have you ever wondered whether the ingredients that are supposed to be in those products are actually present in their correct potency? Did you ever wonder where the herbs really came from?
As you'll discover here, one company has suddenly and dramatically changed...|
|5/6/2010 - Many herbs have been shown to prevent hair loss and enable hair to grow. Thinning hair, or alopecia, is a condition that is caused by aging and also genetics. Nutritional deficiencies can also cause hair loss. Herbs have been used for thousands of years to help regrow hair. Taken internally or applied...|
|4/25/2010 - The herbal supplement milk thistle may prevent liver damage in people undergoing chemotherapy, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and published in the journal Cancer.
Researchers conducted the study on 50 children undergoing a "maintenance" round...|
|3/11/2010 - In traditional Chinese medicine, liver wind refers, in part, to pain but also to uncontrolled movement in the form of seizures, spasms, shaking or jerks as in Parkinson`s. Also many times it refers to pain that moves from one part of the body to another such as in Fibromyalgia. For centuries Corydalis...|
|2/22/2010 - In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lyme disease is treated as toxic fire. These fire toxins are treated with extreme heat clearing herbs. From the western point of view, fire toxins include aggressive entities such as bacterial and viral infections but are not limited to them. They can be amoebic parasites...|
|2/17/2010 - Lavender is one of the more versatile and useful of all herbs, with a long history of use in medicinal healing. Essential oils extracted from this herb are used for medicinal purposes for both humans as well as pets and lavender is also a popular fragrance found throughout the cosmetic industry. The...|
|2/15/2010 - Olive oil is made from crushing and pressing of olives to extract the oil. Studies have shown time and again that people who use olive oil in place of animal fats or unhealthy hydrogenated fats have lower rates of heart disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and asthma. Infusing olive oil...|
|12/10/2009 - There are several adaptogenic herbs from traditional Chinese medicine that can be used as tonics safely and economically to maintain youthful vigor and health. Because virtually everyone can benefit, the Reishi mushroom will be discussed briefly in this in this article after a quick summary of Part...|
|12/1/2009 - It is well documented that drinking herbal teas can benefit health as well as contribute to a feeling of relaxation. Herbs can be used fresh or dried. Drying them at home will generally mean cheaper and fresher herbal tea than teas that are shop bought. All herbal teas have health benefits - they may...|
|11/24/2009 - In a BBC article titled, "Herbal Remedies Boost Brain Power," a scientist stated that, "A combination of two ancient herbal remedies can dramatically boost brain power and may have many applications in medicine." Those two herbs are ginkgo biloba and ginseng.
One study revealed that a combination...|
|11/20/2009 - Urinary tract infections are usually easily treated with a powerful herb known as Uva Ursi (bearberry). (For reference, in Spanish the word "Uva" means a grape / berry, and in Latin, "Ursa" means a bear.)
Here, we bring you an amazing collection of supporting information about uva ursi from health...|
|11/18/2009 - Of all the culinary herbs, sage is perhaps the one with the broadest range of medicinal uses. As you'll see in the collection of quotes about sage shown below, sage is anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial; plus it helps cleanse your blood and may even prevent Alzheimer's...|
|11/9/2009 - Heavy metals are extremely toxic to human neurology. Mercury, lead and cadmium all contribute aggressively to the deterioration of neurological function. Fortunately, there's a simple, natural way to detox your body and remove these toxic substances from your tissues.
The solution is cilantro. It's...|
|10/27/2009 - It's not widely known, but oregano extracts are extremely effective at eliminating parasites in humans. And a lot of people have parasites they simply don't know about.
So here, we've collected a number of supporting statements about the anti-parasitic properties of oregano. You'll learn a wealth...|
|10/22/2009 - The FTC and FDA are terrorizing Dr. Andrew Weil over his true statements about the immune-boosting properties of astragalus. According to the FDA, astragalus has no antiviral or antibacterial properties whatsoever and is of absolutely no use in the human body. Sound bizarre?
I thought so too. That's...|
|10/21/2009 - If the world knew all the true healing benefits of stinging nettles, they would be rushing to store it by the tons in their basements and they would be growing it instead of grass in their back yards. Stinging nettles is a greatly misunderstood herb that has been put aside for way too long. The entire...|
|10/20/2009 - There is a lot of fear of Swine flu (H1N1) this season, but Traditional Chinese Medicine has effective techniques both to boost immunity and recover from flu, which are thousands of years old.
In Chinese Medicine, flu and colds are considered an invasion of the body of external pathogens, either...|
|10/16/2009 - Forget about breath mints. You can never take enough to cover halitosis if your breath really smells bad. The only real way to get rid of bad breath is to solve the problem internally.
Fortunately, there's an easy way to do that: Chlorophyll. It's Mother Nature's amazing green cleaning machine, and...|
|10/15/2009 - If you search for natural cancer remedies, you'll eventually find information about chaparral -- a powerful healing herb that grows in the desert regions of the American Southwest (among other places). (In fact, where I used to live in Tucson, chaparral just grows wild all over the place The chaparral...|
|10/12/2009 - Astragalus has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for literally thousands of years. Today, in the western world, it's being rediscovered as a powerful adaptogenic herb with a remarkable ability to balance and boost immune function. With more and more people concerned about immune function...|
|10/7/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni`s Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at http://www.RenegadeRoundtable.com. In this excerpt, Daniel Vitalis shares on the creating an elixir step by step and some amazing insight into "tasting" our medicines.
Renegade Roundtable with Daniel Vitalis....|
|10/1/2009 - If you're looking to prevent cancer, you need to know about una de gato. More news stories on una de gato are appearing around the world as word spreads about its natural healing potential. You'll learn a wealth of information about it in this article.
Here, we present a collection of powerful quotes...|
|9/30/2009 - Thyme is a delicate herb which is both pungent and hot with a penetrating fragrance. It is also a fabulous herb for healing a large number of ailments. It is known to increase the flow of urine and to help in menstruation. It helps in the delivery process and prevents miscarriages; in fact, it cleanses...|
|8/28/2009 - A simple inexpensive four herb tea that cures cancer? Even AIDS maybe? This has been a critical concern since Essiac tea was introduced in Canada during the early 1920's. For over 50 years, a humble nurse, Rene Caisse (pronounced Reen Case), used the tea successfully with many terminal cancer patients...|
|8/12/2009 - You've all heard the good news about resveratrol, commonly known as the "red wine nutrient." There's more to resveratrol than red wine, though, and it's helpful for far more than just preventing heart disease. It's also phenomenal for maintaining a healthy cholesterol balance and even supporting increased...|
|8/6/2009 - Out of about 10,000 Chinese medicinal plants only about 60 belong to the class of Superior Tonic Herbs. Out of these 60 herbs He Shou Wu is the most amazing longevity tonic of all. It is widely used in Chinese herbal medicine as a tonic to prevent premature aging by tonifying the Kidney and Liver functions....|
|8/4/2009 - Out of thousands of TCM patent herbal formulas, Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (or Six Flavor Tea Pill) is perhaps the most important of all. It treats a wide variety of conditions, from diabetes, high cholesterol numbers, low adrenals and insomnia to weakness in the knees, poor hearing and poor eyesight. One...|
|7/25/2009 - Ginger has been cultivated and taken as a medicinal by numerous cultures for thousands of years to address symptoms such as upset stomach or nausea, to expel cold from the body and to stop a cough. In addition, recent studies have confirmed and expanded our understanding of this herb's healing abilities,...|
|7/6/2009 - The popular herbal extract St. John's wort is more effective at treating the symptoms of depression than any antidepressant drug, and has fewer side effects, researchers from the Centre for Complementary Medicine in Munich have concluded.
"Overall, the St John's Wort extracts tested in the trials...|
|6/13/2009 - Natural herbs have been used for almost as long as humankind has existed. Herbs are powerful and the right ones may treat and alleviate serious diseases. In this article you will learn about a few popular herbs and what they are used for.
#1 - Basil
Basil is a common herb that is commonly used in...|
|5/31/2009 - Wild Asparagus Root (Tian Men Dong) is called Shatavri in India. It is used as a natural antidepressant, a superb woman's herb, a tonic for sexual energy (in women and men), and a tonic for wisdom via the energy of the lungs. It is taken by men or women for many things but it does have a truly great...|
|5/11/2009 - According to the Mayo Clinic web site, at some time in their lives around 10 percent of Americans will suffer from a peptic ulcer. The treatment for this painful condition, which is marked by open sores that develop on the inside lining of the stomach, upper small intestine or esophagus, is usually...|
|5/6/2009 - The natural products industry leaders are engaged in a clever "disinfo" campaign to brainwash people into thinking that herbs and nutritional products are useless for defending against swine flu. Today, the Natural Products Association (NPA), Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the American...|
|5/6/2009 - As a "health supplement" CO Q-10 is isolated mostly from beef heart (never from organically raised cows by the way, as that would be too expensive). This type of CO Q-10 is referred to as "Natural CO Q-10" even though it is an isolated substance. Then there is the "ever popular" totally synthesized...|
|5/4/2009 - Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) is a traditional form of health care with a documented history going back for centuries. As an example, a book entitled Shen Nong's Herbal Classic was written 2000 years ago, and is considered the oldest book on CHM. Insomnia, or the inability to fall asleep or remain asleep,...|
|5/2/2009 - If you read the stories on H1N1 influenza written by the mainstream media, you might incorrectly think there's only one anti-viral drug in the world. It's name is Tamiflu and it's in short supply.
That's astonishing to hear because the world is full of anti-viral medicine found in tens of thousands...|
|4/24/2009 - In the spring, dandelion flowers cover yards and roadsides. Look more closely and you may find some of these yellow flowers are actually Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara.) Both these flowers have long traditions of healing, both in the East and West. Once you become familiar with differentiating Coltsfoot,...|
|4/1/2009 - Just how good is resveratrol at preventing cancer and heart disease? It's so good that drug companies are trying to mimic its molecules in order to claim they're "creating" a new drug to prevent heart disease.
But this is Mother Nature's miracle drug -- only it's not a drug. It's a molecule synthesized...|
|2/5/2009 - The Amazon Herb Company, one of only a handful of network marketing companies I currently recommend, has launched an extraordinary new beverage called Zamu. Unlike most superfruit juices sold by network marketing companies (which are made mostly with cheap filler juices), Zamu is authentic and nutritionally...|
|1/13/2009 - The FTC has unleashed a new assault against both dietary supplements and religious freedoms by targeting a Christian church for termination. Through exclusive interviews and conversations with health freedom attorney Jim Turner (http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Podcasts.html), NaturalNews has learned...|
|12/11/2008 - This combo is formulated from two of the most famous Chinese herbs used for "Wei Qi" (the immune system). These two herbs are Ling Zhi (Ganoderma Lucidum) and Huang Qi (Astragalus Membranaceus). The two herbs are better known as Reishi and Astragalus. It is truly a formula for what could be called,...|
|12/10/2008 - The statin drug pushing scam is going for the throat with its all time lowest assault! It is becoming more and more evident that people of all ages are being lied to day after day by doctors as a way to push the deadly protocol of Big Pharma. If you believe all the hype about statins from pharma reps...|
|12/9/2008 - Serous heart problems such as angina, arrhythmias, repeated episodes of "A-Fib" and other heart disorders can actually be eliminated with a single whole herb called Salvia miltiorrhiza known in China as Dan Shen. This is accomplished safely and remarkably fast. Dan Shen is one of those herbs that Big...|
|11/26/2008 - The Traditional Chinese 5 Element Diagnostic System is used as a tool to determine disorders and prescribe a combination of all natural herbs for healing. It is without a doubt the most valuable "medical" wisdom we have on this planet. Of course The FDA and most Medical Doctors in this country will...|
|11/6/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's The Healthiest Year of Your Life, which can be found at (http://thehealthiestyearofyourlife.com) . In this excerpt, Jon Barron shares on herbs, tinctures,
antibiotics and probiotics.
The Healthiest Year of Your Life with Jon Barron, creator of Base...|
|10/23/2008 - Spices do more than make food taste great. Recent research is showing that spices can promote health and well being through a series of actions that are anti-aging and inhibiting of degenerative disease. The vegetarian diet so often associated with good health and lack of disease relies heavily on the...|
|9/24/2008 - Chinese Tien Qi root (Panax Pseudo-Ginseng) in a raw fine powdered form is carried by most Asian soldiers as standard military issue. It is carried in a small bottle for pouring into an open wound or for taking internally if necessary.
The reason this is standard issue is its amazing ability to "re-direct"...|
|9/20/2008 - For Herb Allen's 95th birthday his children hired a belly dancer to entertain. They know Dad's still got some fire in his furnace. But it was being in the heart of his growing family for his birthday that really got him excited. Herb is a member of a very small minority. Although the number is rising,...|
|9/18/2008 - For some reason, lately, Eleutherococcus (Siberian Ginseng) has almost vanished from becoming a subject when health tonics for energy and stress issues are discussed. It used to be so common place and for a very good reason; It works!
Why have we almost forgotten about this truly amazing, fast acting,...|
|9/12/2008 - With all of the marvelous inner-workings of the herbal TCM system (traditional Chinese medicine system) and its powerful and complex systematic energy formulas for healing practically anything, it is still the longevity factors of a few single tonic herbs that amaze me the most.
Of about 9,000 TCM...|
|9/6/2008 - Blue Violet Leaf (Viola odorata), also known as Sweet Violet, has been used medicinally for over two thousand years. As far back as 500 BC, Violet herbs were used in poultice form as a cure for skin cancer. Used over the ages as a lung tonic and for cancer alike, as well as a treatment to ease temper...|
|8/31/2008 - Mention the word "cancer" on an internet site that sells herbs now days and you are suddenly Public Enemy Number One! I received a warning letter from the FDA basically saying, "If you do not change your wording and making of any claims or publishing testimony of anyone cured of cancer by herbs or anything...|
|8/27/2008 - Milk thistle has long been a staple of natural healers who use it to promote liver health. Taken as a spring and fall tonic, milk thistle strengthens the liver, protects liver cells from incoming toxins and allows it to process and release toxins that are already there. It also acts as an anti-depressant,...|
|8/25/2008 - The search for the fountain of youth goes on... like something new will be discovered. Maybe it will, but the truth is that several very effective fountains of youth have been discovered. These really do not stop aging, but they turn a train wreck (typical aging) into an elegant work of art that improves...|
|8/14/2008 - An herb known as the "Indian Frankincense" can dramatically improve the symptoms of the most common form of arthritis –- osteoarthritis. What's even more amazing is the treatment appears to provide relief within just one week.
That's the good news from University of California at Davis scientists...|
|8/11/2008 - Starting from some time well before man was placed on earth, or evolved to his present species, the earth was covered with all manner of plant life. These plants had to deal with microorganisms, climate variations and all manner of variety.
When man entered this phase of existence, he found himself...|
|8/9/2008 - When people think of artichokes, most only think of artichokes sold as a vegetable in grocery stores and aren't aware of the healing properties of the artichoke leaf. Artichoke leaf extract (ALE) is an extract of the leaves at the base of the stem of the globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus). Artichoke...|
|7/22/2008 - Sales of anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals are a multi-billion dollar industry. Yet as we've learned with the Vioxx fiasco and all the tens of thousands of deaths surrounding that drug, anti-inflammatory medications can be extremely dangerous. Sure, it stops the pain, but sometimes it also stops your...|
|7/9/2008 - We rarely give one of our most hard working organs, the liver, much thought unless something goes wrong. Located in the upper right hand side of the abdomen, mostly behind the rib cage, the liver produces and secretes bile into the intestine to help digest fat and it also helps purify the blood by changing...|
|7/8/2008 - Extracts of the Indian herb Coccinia indica reduced blood sugar levels by almost 20 percent in a study conducted by researchers from the Institute of Population Health and Clinical Research in Bangalore and published in the journal Diabetes Care.
C. indica is also known by the scientific names C....|
|6/13/2008 - On the heels of shocking revelations that top psychiatric research Dr. Joseph Biederman secretly took $1.6 million from drug companies while conducting psychotropic drug experiments on children, it has been learned that Dr. Biederman is now one of the key collaborators behind the latest efforts to discredit...|
|6/11/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's The Healthiest Year of Your Life, which can be found at (http://thehealthiestyearofyourlife.com) . In this excerpt, Jon Barron shares on herbs, tinctures,
antibiotics and probiotics.
The Healthiest Year of Your Life with Jon Barron, creator of Base...|
|6/4/2008 - Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia have discovered that an extract of nigella sativa seed oil, known as thymoquinone, can remedy one of the most virulent and difficult to treat cancers: pancreatic cancer. The extract does this by blocking pancreatic cell growth, and actually...|
|6/4/2008 - Many of the powerful Chinese Herbal Tonics that promote sexual energy have the wonderful "side effect" of promoting radiant health and longevity also. Some people may say, "Wow! There is a God and He loves me!" (And they would be right). One would almost feel guilty in wanting more sexual pleasure and...|
|5/29/2008 - The Heat Clearing Class of herbs is definitely not at all a Tonic Class but a true medicinal energy and direct healing classification of herbs. This Classification of herbs (as taught in the Shanghai College Of Traditional Chinese Medicine) has 5 sub classes -- see Chinese herb classification chart...|
|5/14/2008 - An inventor has developed a blend of native Australian herbs that he says functions as an effective preservative for foods and beverages, and can be used to replace artificial preservatives such as sodium benzoate.
Vic Cherikoff markets his product Herbal-Active as an inhibitor of bacteria and surface...|
|5/9/2008 - The very name of Schizandrae, Wu Wei Zi, reveals the qualities of this amazing herb. In the Chinese language, Wu Wei Zi means "Five Taste Fruit." When consumed, you can literally taste all five flavors at once (sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty). This relates to the essence of all five of the elemental...|
|4/28/2008 - A new law being pushed in Canada by Big Pharma seeks to outlaw up to 60 percent of natural health products currently sold in Canada, even while criminalizing parents who give herbs or supplements to their children. The law, known as C-51, was introduced by the Canadian Minister of Health on April 8th,...|
|4/23/2008 - Are you worried about the possible outbreak of the Avian Flu among humans? Perhaps you should be! I hope that all of the publicity about the Bird Flu proves to be a false alarm, as well as the theories that it may be a deliberately engineered flu, but I have to tell you that from what I have learned...|
|4/22/2008 - As we continue into looking at the amazing health rejuvenating tonic herbs in the true Superior Tonic Class, Jiao Gu Lan has to be one of the greatest Tonic Herbs in the world! So much longevity and health restoration is associated with this herb. It is almost hard to find a place to start with when...|
|4/22/2008 - It is human nature to forget anything that is not sexy, exciting, expensive, tasty and which does not promise far more than it delivers. This character trait is one we shall have to outgrow if we wish to really better ourselves. The predictability of this human weakness puts corrupt leaders in political...|
|4/18/2008 - Arthritis is a disease that causes pain and loss of movement of the joints. The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation (arth=joint, ritis=inflammation), and refers to more than 100 different diseases.
One Highly Effective Arthritis Remedy:
A good friend of the author`s successfully...|
|4/15/2008 - Many of us are somewhat familiar with Chinese pathological and systematic healing herbal formulas such as "Yin Qiao" for flu and colds. These are tremendous healing formulas and they hold within them centuries of knowledge of the thousands of herbs, the 5 elements, and the 12 meridians of the body....|
|3/14/2008 - It is certainly no secret that herbs get a bad rap sometimes because someone reports that they "don't seem to work." Just the other day I was speaking to a chiropractic friend of mine and he was discussing the way Echinacea was used in a case he knew of and that person got no results. I told him that...|
|3/12/2008 - A silent epidemic is ravaging our people, inflicting a large and harrowingly complex group of symptoms including arthritic conditions, autoimmune conditions, cognitive problems, and many more. This quiet, nearly undetectable bacterial pathogen has infected millions, and most of them don't even know...|
|3/7/2008 - Historically, herbalists have used the herb hawthorn as a cardiac tonic and considered it valuable for improvement of cardiac weakness, an enlarged heart, angina, arrhythmias, edema, hardening of the arteries, heart palpitations, heart valve murmurs, irregular heartbeat, nerve depression and unexplained...|
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|2/27/2008 - Rarely found early, liver cancer has a poor prognosis because there are no highly effective treatments. But a new study has raised hope that an Asian herb could offer a natural, side effect-free way to prevent the deadly malignancy.
Research recently published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology...|
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