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Five must-have herbs for healing your body and mind

7/6/2013 - Mental health and physical health are so closely intertwined that properly addressing the ailments identified in one often requires also addressing potentially unidentified ailments in the other. In many cases, the most effective way to restore optimal health to both body and mind is to supplement with...

Herbs destroy mycoplasma, disabling deadly opportunistic infections: Research

7/2/2013 - Mycoplasma is the smallest free-living disease agent found in humans and is unclassified as either a virus or a bacteria, but possesses characteristics of both. The microbes have no cell walls and were originally thought to be related only to several strains of pneumonia; however, researchers have now...

Chinese herbs and Traditional Chinese Medicine cure gout: Studies

6/27/2013 - Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) encompasses Chinese herbal remedies, acupuncture, and other lesser-known modalities to treat a wide variety of diseases including gout. Chinese medicine is thousands of years old, and well-respected worldwide as an alternative to conventional Western medicine. According...

12 Ayurvedic herbs that significantly slow down aging

6/1/2013 - Herbal anti-aging treatment is now being accepted by scientific communities with Ayurvedic treatment being the most well-known. Ayurvedic treatments concentrate on three areas of a person - Vata, Kapha and Pitta. According to Ayurvedic treatment experts, maintaining a perfect balance among these three...

How to naturally boost your libido without drugs

3/12/2013 - There are many reasons why a person's sex drive can suddenly start to wane unexpectedly -- excess stress, rapid aging, poor nutrition, and chronic depression are just a few common causes of low libido. But resorting to those little blue pills to fix the problem in an instant should be a last resort...

Top five medicinal herbs that help fight influenza

2/13/2013 10:01:31 PM - Using herbal medicines to fend off sicknesses is a traditional practice that still lives on today. Experts debate about the effectiveness of these herbs in preventing influenza and other kinds of diseases because of a lack of evidence. On the other hand, others have no doubts about their efficacy. The...

Antibiotics are proven ineffective for coughs: Try Chinese medicine and herbs instead

1/7/2013 - As more research is done regarding so-called "non-traditional" healthcare, doctors and scientists are rediscovering "old" treatments that are increasingly supplanting today's standard treatments for a number of conditions. That includes coughs that often accompany the flu or mild chest infections,...

Live longer and better with these five immortality herbs

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,...

Herbal contraception - Discover a safe and effective alternative to synthetic hormones

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...

Top four therapeutic herbs for sciatic pain

11/10/2012 - Sciatic pain, or sciatica, occurs off and on with many people. Sometimes it's mistaken for lower back pain or leg cramps. When it does, the tendency is to stay in bed and gulp down some ibuprofen or other OTC (over the counter) pharmaceutical. But sciatica is a symptom of another problem that is...

Manage your blood sugar and diabetes with these four herbs

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...

President of Gambia says special herbs cured dozens of patients with HIV, AIDS

10/13/2012 - Representing the seventh round of cases successfully treated since 2007, 68 people were recently discharged from Gambia's Presidential Alternative Medical Treatment Programme (PAMTP) after reportedly being cured of either HIV or AIDS. Reports indicate that the confidential blend of boiled herbs developed...

Six medicinal herbs and spices that melt stress away

10/12/2012 - Many stress and anxiety symptoms are similar: Tension, emotional instability, loss of focus, heart palpitations and breathing problems are some. Many often resort to smoking, alcohol consumption, comfort food binging, or heavy recreational drug use (not to be confused with medicinal marijuana). The...

Four bitter herbs heal the liver, gall bladder, and other ailments

10/8/2012 - Certain bitter herbs are considered liver herbs because they stimulate, cleanse, and protect the liver and gall bladder. While Western palates are not fond of bitter tasting foods, they do stimulate and support digestion. German research shows that bitter tonic herbs stimulate bile and hydrochloric...

Ancient Egyptian scrolls document natural herbs and holistic medicine that saved lives and cured disease

9/16/2012 - Herbs played a huge role in Egyptian medicine. Proof comes from burial sites, tombs and underground temples where archeologists have found extensive sets of medical documents and scrolls, including the Ebers Papyrus, the Edwin Smith Papyrus, the Hearst Papyrus, and the London Medical Papyrus, which...

Horsetail and oat straw are two powerhouse herbs for calcium

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...

Super human strength created by superfoods and herbs

8/2/2012 - Imagine living life without (chronic) unwarranted fear and never having to experience degenerative disease. This is NOT just a silly idea - it's reality for many people throughout the world. Epidemiological studies prove that the longest living (happy) people remain connected to the earth and thrive...

Fighting fatigue - top foods, herbs, supplements and tips

6/5/2012 - It's no secret that many people experience some level of fatigue on a regular basis. Whether it's at the office, at home or anywhere else, fatigue can truly make you miserable and it can cause the quality of your work suffer. Fatigue makes you feel both mentally and physically tired and weak. In short,...

Try these natural foods and herbs for treating upset stomach, ulcers

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,...

Herbs that help prevent nausea during pregnancy

5/13/2012 - Congratulations! You're expecting. Welcome to the roller coaster ride that is pregnancy. For many women, fatigue is the first sign of pregnancy, followed closely by morning sickness. Morning sickness is most common between the fourth and fourteenth weeks of pregnancy and is most often experienced upon...

Chinese herbs prevent hair loss & stimulate natural hair restoration without the need for baldness drugs

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...

Use these 5 powerful herbs to boost your immune system

5/9/2012 - It's good to know more about simple herbs to protect us against infections as well as cure us from infections and disease. Some herbs can be consumed directly; some need to be made into teas or tinctures, while others are offered as essential oils or in capsules as supplements. Here are five choices...

Herbs for common pregnancy symptoms: Gestational diabetes

4/27/2012 3:25:51 PM - Being poked, prodded, weighed, measured, and evaluated is part of being pregnant in the 21st century. Each woman and each pregnancy is different, so keep that in mind when you're being told about all those tests that are available, that may or may not have conclusive results. (Also remember they are...

7 medicinal herbs and spices that help lower blood pressure

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,...

Fed up with steroids and asthma inhalers? Try the benefits of herbs as natural treatment for asthma

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...

Use herbs to kill the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections

4/17/2012 3:39:49 PM - A urinary tract infection is almost exclusively caused by bacteria that travel to the bladder through the urethra, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The bacteria clings to the urethra's opening and multiplies. Sometimes, bacteria travels to the kidneys, but this is rare. The most...

Top 5 herbs and spices that help lower blood sugar

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...

Top 10 herbs and spices for strengthening your immune system

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...

Five great herbs for fighting depression naturally

4/4/2012 - Depression is a ubiquitous condition that afflicts millions of Americans, many of whom have been convinced by the psychiatric industry that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and various other antidepressant drugs are their only options for treatment and healing. Truth be told, there are...

Forget health-damaging painkillers - Use proven natural remedies and herbs to treat joint pain

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...

Natural menopause treatment with herbs, food remedies and homeopathy relieves cause of symptoms

3/14/2012 - Not all women experience symptoms of menopause; however, for those that do, natural menopause treatment can help reduce a wide range of symptoms that may bring misery to a woman's senior years. Menopause is the result of changing hormones, specifically estrogen and progesterone. The Mayo Clinic reports...

Can berries and herbs be used to preserve meat naturally without the use of chemical additives?

3/3/2012 - Those readers who eat meat probably already know that conventional meat preserving methods typically involve the use of sodium nitrite and other chemical additives linked to causing cancer and other serious health conditions. But new research out of Denmark could eliminate the need for such chemicals...

How do I grow my own herbs indoors?

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...

Top 5 best herbs for treating the flu

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...

Vitamins and herbs for strong, healthy hair

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...

How to wildcraft your own herbs

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...

Have your herbs and take them too - Make your own tinctures

5/6/2011 - The effort to restrict supplements has begun in a failing economy. One has to be creative to offset or avoid these increasing efforts to deprive us of supplements and natural medicines. One solution is to make and store our own herbal tinctures and extracts. It's actually quite easy. If herbs become...

Heart rejuvenation - The secret ingredient

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...

Dried herbs to keep in your home cure medicine chest

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...

The Bible condemns drugs and says to use herbs as medicine (Opinion)

3/4/2011 - Have you ever noticed the huge surge of desire and longing in people to get back to the natural for our healing and medicine? The FDA combined with the drug industry and the media have almost totally erased this knowledge from our minds, and worse yet from our spirits. The FDA may, someday, take the...

Bananas, herbs may help prevent HIV transmission

1/16/2011 - A study published in the March 19, 2010, issue of The Journal of Biological Chemistry found that banana lectins, the proteins that bind to sugars, also bind to HIV-infected cells and prevent their replication and transmission. And several other studies have found similar anti-HIV effects from various...

Hundreds of herbal products to be outlawed across EU in early 2011

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...

Dragon Herbs, He Shou Wu, Eucommia and other treasures of Chinese herbology

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...

The medicine cabinet in your kitchen - Heal with ten top common herbs and spices

12/6/2010 - Many of us have a cabinet full of herbs and spices we use to help improve the flavor of our meals. What many may not realize is how much common kitchen herbs and spices can also help improve our health. Here are ten top examples: CAYENNE - Cayenne pepper has wonderful cardiovascular benefits, including...

Common herbs are good for the table and excellent for health

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...

Use herbs to boost your immune system

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...

Using Herbal Remedies: Learn the Basics

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...

Newly Discovered Herbs Revealed for Healing Cancer and Other Diseases

8/16/2010 - Two related herbs, pawpaw and graviola, have proven effective against cancer cells in vitro (lab tests not involving mammals) while not adversely affecting non-cancer cells. In other words, they are potential non-toxic cancer cures. Even Sloane-Ketterer established that graviola has cancer cell resisting...

Big Natural Chinese Herbs will Overcome Death Squad Drugs (Opinion)

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...

Healing herbs revealed on NaturalNews Talk Hour

7/15/2010 - This week's NaturalNews Talk Hour presents "Rainforest Herbs - How to Heal Naturally". The Amazon Rainforest is one of the richest places on earth. We'll reveal the most powerful nutritional treasures in the world. Clear your mind, increase your energy and improve your health with a deeper understanding...

Herbs Help and Heal in our Daily Lives

7/6/2010 - We have relied on herbs and herbal medicine to treat our ailments and conditions for centuries, and yet even today when so much more is known about herbs and their medicinal properties, many look down on them as being "quackery". Much of the medical world would prefer us to use synthetic commercial...

Gaia Herbs offers deep discounts through NaturalNews Store

5/20/2010 - Gaia Herbs has teamed up with NaturalNews to offer Gaia Herbs products at deep discounts through the NaturalNews Store. The Gaia Herbs product line now features an innovative "Meet Your Herbs" traceability matrix that allows consumers to check the origin, potency, lab testing results and other details...

Gaia Herbs achieves industry breakthrough in herb potency, safety and traceability

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...

Herbs Prevent Hair Loss: Lavender, Ginseng, Aloe Vera, Dong Quai

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...

Chinese Herbs Really Do Help Prevent Diabetes

3/17/2010 - Many traditional Chinese herbal medicines can be effective in the prevention of diabetes, a study conducted by researchers from the University of Western Sydney, Australia, and published in the journal Cochrane Library has confirmed. "There are a lot of herbal medicine products on the shelves, but...

How to Manage Migraines with Nutrients, Herbs and Relaxation Techniques

3/9/2010 - Migraines affect millions of people each year, with about 60% of them being women. Thankfully there are many natural and simple things you can do to prevent migraines from occurring or to help deal with the pain if one strikes. Many herbs and vitamins have been shown to help ease migraine pain or...

Product review: Rejuvenate Berries and Herbs superfood is rich in RNA, plant proteins

2/24/2010 - It's rare that I discover a new superfood product that truly impresses me. SunWarrior (www.SunWarrior.com) has a new green superfood product that I still plan to review shortly, and I'm always a fan of LivingFuel (www.LivingFuel.com), Boku Superfood (www.BokuSuperfood.com), Delicious Greens (www.Greens8000.com),...

Make Gourmet Olive Oils Infused with Herbs

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...

Common Herbs can be used as Natural Pesticides

2/14/2010 - Essential oils extracted from common kitchen herbs and spices can be used as safer, less destructive pesticides, according to research led by Murray Isman of the University of British Columbia and presented at the Fall Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C. "We are exploring...

Herbs Help Treat Diabetes: Bilberry, Gymnema, Ginkgo and Salt Bush

1/8/2010 - Many herbal remedies are used to treat symptoms of diabetes and have shown results in naturally lowering blood sugar levels. Scientific research is now shedding new light on the mechanisms used since ancient times to treat diabetes with herbs and nutrition. Diabetes was noted as far back as Ancient...

FDA dupes Interpol to achieve illegal kidnapping and deportation of herbal formulator Greg Caton

12/16/2009 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today stands accused of taking part in the kidnapping and illegal extradition of a permanent resident of Ecuador, in violation of both international law and Ecuadorian law. Greg Caton, owner and operator of Alpha Omega Labs (www.AltCancer.com), an herbal products...

Natural Herbs and Tissue Salts can Eliminate Restless, Sleepless Nights

12/15/2009 - Restlessness, bad sleeping patterns or insomnia can affect many people. This is not surprising when one considers the fast past of life today and the world in general, which is fraught with tension and insecurity in many places. Children are not immune, unfortunately, and often have sleep patterns interrupted...

Discover the Secrets of Anti-Aging Adaptogenic Herbs, Part II

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...

Discover the Secrets of Anti-Aging Adaptogenic Herbs, Part I

12/7/2009 - For the past 2500 plus years, both Chinese and Indian Ayruvedic health systems have used adaptogenic herbs as tonics for overall health and longevity. Adaptogens act as regulators or modulators in either direction. Balancing the body's energy and immunity means if there is not enough, more will be created....

How to Dry Herbs and Make Relaxing Herbal Tea

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...

Uva Ursi herb reverses urinary tract infections

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...

Medicinal properties of sage revealed

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...

Avocados offer remarkable benefits for skin health

11/17/2009 - Avocados are Mother Nature's skin moisturizer. With their healthy fats and phytonutrients, they offer remarkable benefits to human skin -- both when eaten and when used topically. Here, we present a collection of supporting information about avocados from some of the top authors and personalities...

Chinese herbs may prevent diabetes in high risk people

11/5/2009 - Type 2 diabetes is an international epidemic and 380 million people throughout the world are expected to develop the condition by 2025. The vast majority of the time, pre-diabetes (also called impaired glucose tolerance or IGT), which is marked by higher than normal blood sugar levels, develops before...

Rasayanas: Learn Anti-Aging Secrets from the Mother of All Health Systems

10/22/2009 - There is a plethora of anti-aging supplements that are newly derived and arrived for consumers online and in health food stores. They are not cheap, and the efficacy of each is questionable. What if you knew of anti-aging supplements that are more cost effective and have been proven for over a few thousand...

Chaparral is natural medicine for treating cancer

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...

Astragalus "super herb" protects, supports immune system function

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...

Top Five Herbs that Promote Kidney Health

10/10/2009 - While many herbs are popular for liver and colon health, the best herbs for kidney maintenance are not as well known in Western medicine. Those suffering nausea, loss of appetite, stunted growth, dry skin, sleep disorders, concentration problems, or puffy eyes should consider a kidney flush. This article...

Drink a Cup of Thyme Tea Instead of Coffee and Promote Good Health

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...

Chinese Herbs Treat Endometriosis Better Than Western Medicine

8/12/2009 - Increasingly, Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) is being put to the test by Western scientists -- and the results are sometimes not only successful but downright astounding. A case in point: a new review of CHM research by British scientists just published in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews shows...

Vitamins and Chinese Herbs Prove More Effective than Drugs for Endometriosis

7/30/2009 - Chinese herbs may work better and have fewer side effects for endometriosis treatment than conventional drug therapies, according to a new review of previous studies, carried out at Southampton University in the UK and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Researchers re-examined two studies in...

These Top Seven Herbs Promote Healthy Blood Sugar and Support Diabetes

6/30/2009 - Finding ways to naturally manage blood sugar and diabetes has become increasingly important as we become more aware of the adverse effects of prescription medications. Lifestyle changes are a crucial step in managing blood sugar levels, but at the same time, it can be difficult to maintain lifestyle...

Four Herbs with Powerful Health Benefits You Should Know About

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...

Natural Products Association Issues Disinfo Announcement over Dietary Supplements and Swine Flu (opinion)

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...

Miracle Cure for Gout and Arthritis Pain? Six Cherries a Day

4/21/2009 - I bet the big drug companies wish they had invented cherries -- they've proven to be the most powerful medicine in the world for eliminating gout and reducing the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Cherries are such powerful medicine for gout and arthritis, in fact, the FDA went out of its way to try...

Make Your Own Skin Care Products

1/28/2009 - There are compelling reasons to make your own skin care products. Federal law doesn`t require companies to provide data on product safety nor does it demand full disclosure of ingredients on product labels. Evidence continues to mount that personal care products are brimming with unsafe ingredients....

Tyrannical FTC Threatens Christian Church with Imprisonment for Selling Dietary Supplements

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...

Four Herbs to Ease the Symptoms of Menopause

1/13/2009 - Menopause can cause a number of mild to severe symptoms such as mood disturbances, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances and hot flashes. Yet many people don`t realize that these symptoms are a result of a physical imbalance. Herbs, along with plenty of exercise and a healthy diet can bring the body into...

Natural Herbs and Nutrients that Aid Sleep

12/12/2008 - What can you do to help improve your natural ability to sleep? With over seventy five percent of Americans claiming to have difficulty sleeping (according to the National Sleep Foundation) sleeplessness has become an epidemic. Forty two million prescriptions for sleeping pills were written last year,...

Three Chinese Herbs could Put an End to Statin Drugs

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...

Five Elements And Five Reasons We Need Traditional Chinese Medicine In America

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...

Health Expert Jon Barron Talks About Herbs, Tinctures, Antibiotics and Probiotics

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...

Chinese Herbal Medicine: The Longevity Factor and on Living to 197 Years

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...

How to Use Herbs Safely and Effectively

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...

Review: Zyflamend Supplement for Inflammation; Tips on Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Herbs

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...

Health Expert Jon Barron on Herbs, Supplements, Food and Disease

6/22/2008 - 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, supplementation and the scary truths about today's foods and disease. The Healthiest Year of Your Life with...

Traditional Chinese Medicine: The Sexual Tonic Herbs

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...

Chinese Medicine: The Powerful Heat Clearing Anti-Viral Herbs

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...

Australian Herbs Could Replace Dangerous Sodium Benzoate in Foods, Beverages

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...

Indian Herbs Could Replace Synthetic Preservatives to Extend Shelf Life of Processed Foods

4/28/2008 - Traditional food and medicinal herbs from India have powerful antioxidant properties, and may provide alternatives to synthetic preservatives, according to as study conducted by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and published in the journal Food Research International. "As...

Chinese Tonic Herbs: The Amazing Natural Health Rejuvenators

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....

The Secret to Healing Miracles: How to Make Herbs Work Every Time

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...

The Side-Effect Challenge: Whole Plant Medicines Vs. Drug Counterparts

2/12/2008 - Quinine was first isolated from Peruvian Bark (aka: Chinchona, Quina) in 1820. It took until the early 1900's for it to really become a world-wide popular drug for malaria. It was a wonderful drug for a while. It cured malaria and took the danger out of this disease. It really only lasted as a wonder...

Golden Path Alchemy Launches Line of Truly Natural Botanical Skin Care Products Containing Zero Chemical Additives

1/14/2008 - In my continued search for healthful skin care products, I'm usually disappointed by products that claim to be "natural" or "herbal." Nearly everything on the market today -- including the skin care products sold at "natural" retailers like Whole Foods and Wild Oats -- is loaded with chemical additives...

Simple Recipes for Children’s Cough, Cold and Flu Syrups

12/12/2007 - Children's cough syrups are easy to make and much safer and more effective than over-the-counter cough and cold remedies that were just removed from store shelves. Coughs in children are quite common. Sometimes they are caused by colds and flu, other times; allergies and sinus congestion. A cough that...

For Successful Healing, Cancer Must Be Treated as a Multi-System Disease

9/11/2007 - You have just been diagnosed with cancer.  Your oncologist is pushing you to begin chemotherapy immediately.  You know that chemotherapy will make you sick, your hair fall out and leave you completely debilitated and dependent on someone to care for you.  You will suffer severe side-effects that may...

The top herbs and supplements for wound healing and post-surgical recovery

4/17/2007 - Is it any wonder everyone wants to get out of the hospital as soon as they’ve arrived? Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are dangerously common; new viruses surface with frightening regularity. Horror stories of Staph infections and amputations can make the hospital stay after surgery scarier than the procedure...

Health freedom action alert: FDA attempting to regulate supplements, herbs and juices as "drugs"

4/11/2007 - When it comes to health freedom, this is the FDA's end game. A new FDA "guidance" document, published on the FDA's website, reveals plans to reclassify virtually all vitamins, supplements, herbs and even vegetable juices as FDA-regulated drugs. Massage oils and massage rocks will be classified as "medical...

Studies show reishi mushrooms benefit people stricken with a variety of ailments, from high blood pressure to AIDS

1/25/2007 - Hailed in ancient Eastern medicine as the "mushroom of immortality" and the "medicine of kings," you'd expect reishi to offer you some pretty astounding health benefits, right? Your assumptions are correct. This prized fungus may be able to boost your immune system, fight cancer, ward off heart disease,...

Three Common Herbs Effective in Boosting Key Lymphocytes (press release)

10/9/2006 - As the public’s appetite grows for more “natural” health remedies, there is a concomitant demand from physicians and governments to document the benefits and effects of some herbs. In partial response, a team of researchers has recently investigated three common medicinal herbs -- Echinacea purpurea,...

Amazon Herb Company launches Liquizon capsules with alcohol-free, concentrated rainforest herb liquids

9/28/2006 - The Amazon Herb Company, an innovator in rainforest botanicals, has launched an innovative line of highly-concentrated rainforest herbs in a hybrid delivery system that combines the power of liquid herbs with the convenience of vegetarian capsules. The new line, called "Liquizon," replaces the company's...

Medicinal Herbs Popular Choice For Babies And Kids Among WIC Clinic Clients (press release)

8/24/2006 - Nearly half of the low income, nutritionally-vulnerable Latino children surveyed by Penn State researchers in WIC clinics were treated with herbs by their caregivers for common ills such as diaper rash, colic, teething symptoms, stomachaches, coughs and colds. Although herb use was higher among...

Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham discusses healthy herbs that naturally increase sex drive without lethal side effects

8/11/2006 - Mike:Hello everyone. Thanks for joining us. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger here with Chris Kilham, the Medicine Hunter. Chris Kilham: Great, the Health Ranger and Medicine Hunter. We sound like boy scouts. Mike:No kidding. We are these crazy people who travel the world looking for health...

Amazon Herb Company earns top recommendation: Top distributors and products listed

7/19/2006 - I have been a strong advocate of the Amazon Herb Co. for several years now. This is a top-notch direct sales company that specializes in high-potency rainforest botanicals (herbs from the Amazon) and personal care products that are actually good for your skin. (See a more complete list later in this...

Healing foods, herbs and nutrients revealed in new encyclopedia websites

6/23/2006 - Every wonder which foods, herbs or nutrients would be most helpful for your particular health challenges? Now you can find the answers, instantly! Over the last several months, we've been quietly working on a "secret" project to build the internet's most useful database of healing foods, herbs and nutrients....

Healing foods, herbs and nutrients reference sites to be launched; Update from Truth Publishing

6/17/2006 - Here's an update on what's new at NaturalNews.com and Truth Publishing. Remember the survey a few weeks ago when we asked what you wanted us to offer next? The No. 1 most requested feature was a free online database of healing foods, herbs and nutrients. We have since built exactly such a series of websites,...

Interview with Jon Barron of Baseline Nutritionals on herbal healing, the bird flu and alternative health

4/24/2006 - Mike: Hello. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. Ben Kage and I are joined by Jon Barron. He's the director of the Baseline of Health Foundation. He's on the medical advisory board of the Health Sciences Institute, one of my favorite publications. He's top man at jonbarron.org and the author of Lessons...

Interview with David Wolfe on raw foods, the bird flu and herbal healing

3/8/2006 - Mike: Today we're talking with David Wolfe. How are you doing today? Wolfe: I'm having the best day ever, by far. How are you doing? Mike: I'm doing pretty well, too. Now, let's talk about bird flu. What are you talking to people about in the world of food as medicine that can help defend them...

Interview with David Wolfe on raw foods, the bird flu and herbal healing

3/8/2006 - Mike: Today we're talking with David Wolfe. How are you doing today? Wolfe: I'm having the best day ever, by far. How are you doing? Mike: I'm doing pretty well, too. Now, let's talk about bird flu. What are you talking to people about in the world of food as medicine that can help defend them...

Revealed: The original cause of bird flu, and realistic solutions for preventing a pandemic

2/21/2006 - The creation of infectious diseases that now threaten humans can be traced directly back to the way we treat animals... especially animals raised as food sources. The only long-term strategy we can adopt to prevent the death and suffering that accompany pandemics is to make permanent changes in the...

The common cold is no match for natural healing therapies: minerals, herbs and foods stave off colds and flus

10/24/2005 - It happens to everyone, sometimes multiple times a year. That's why it's called the common cold, right? But while we're all familiar with the common cold, we may only know of one or two ways to fight it, which usually involve some sort of over-the-counter medication, or the folk remedy, a bowl of chicken...

Losing weight with appetite suppressing drugs, herbs and macronutrients

7/6/2005 - Are you trying to lose weight? If so, let me ask you a question: What would make your weight loss goals easier to achieve? Aside from having those pounds magically melt off, appetite control would probably help you the most, right? Unfortunately for most people, appetite control is easier said than...

Chinese medicine: Schizandra berry a potent adaptogenic herb

7/3/2005 - Instead of starting off your day with a cup of coffee, try some schizandra berry supplements to wake up your mind. And if you're too stressed at night to sleep, don't stay up watching late night television; take some schizandra berry supplements to calm you down. How can a single item have such apparently...

Chlorella as a powerful defense against cancer

6/14/2005 - Amazing things truly do come in small packages. One of your most powerful weapons against cancer is chlorella -- a unicellular, green algae. This tiny algae packs a powerful punch. In Prescription for Dietary Wellness, Phyllis A. Balch explains, "Chlorella…contains the highest chlorophyll level per...

Interview with Chris Kilham, the Medicine Hunter, author of Hot Plants

5/28/2005 - Mike: I'm here with Chris Kilham, the Medicine Hunter. Is that a trademarked term? Kilham: I don't trademark it. I mean, I'm a medicine hunter. If other people use it, good for them. I research natural medicinal plants all around the world, and so I like the name "Medicine Hunter." I think it gives...

Product Review: Fiberzon combines cleansing fiber with medicinal rainforest herbs to offer potent digestive health formula

4/8/2005 - I've been using psyllium husk as a fiber supplement for many years. To use it, you simply put a tablespoon of psyllium husk powder into a tall glass of water, stir it quickly and chug it down before it gels up (because, believe me, this stuff will gel up very quickly). Psyllium husk fiber is an outstanding...

Amazon Herb Company review: John Easterling, rainforest herbs and more

2/3/2005 - In this report, I'm going to share with you why I'm so excited about the Amazon Herb Company and what it means for you, your health, our community, and our planet. Recently I had the honor of attending a live presentation by Amazon John, also known as John Easterling, the founder of the Amazon Herb...

Heavy metals warning for ayurvedic herbs is a distraction from the real threats to your health

1/26/2005 - The headlines were recently ablaze with warnings about Ayurvedic herbal products. A survey of such herbal remedies sourced from India and Pakistan found that one in five of them were contaminated with dangerous levels of heavy metals like lead, mercury and arsenic. This is an important finding and worthy...

Treating insomnia / sleep disorders with herbs and nutrition

10/19/2004 - ... continuing from part 1 ... A reader asks, "Are there any foods, vitamins, herbs, etc, that can help with insomnia? I've had sleeping problems for years, and I would really appreciate any kind of useful information." In part one of this Q&A, we talked about how lack of exposure to natural sunlight...

Everyday herbs prove to be convenient healers; garlic proves itself against cancer and cholesterol

5/25/2004 2:05:26 PM - Even familiar herbs offer potent healing abilities: garlic, parsley, sage, ginger, basil and rosemary all offer positive healing effects without the dangerous negative side effects often associated with prescription drugs. And yet the healing potential of these herbs goes way beyond the simple...

Kidney stones caused by acidic soft drinks; can be reversed with nutrition and herbs such as corn silk

5/17/2004 6:20:25 PM - A new study from the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas reveals that the more overweight a person is, the more likely they are to have kidney stones. According to reports, the researchers conclude that obesity and diabetes actually cause the kidney stones. I have an alternate theory. ...

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