Monthly Archives: July 2011

Fo-Ti

Fo-Ti Plant

Fo-Ti Benefits Fo-Ti or He Shou Wu is considered a powerful longevity herb in the system of Chinese Medicine. It has been used for thousands of years to promote long life, nourish blood, strengthen bones, tendons and muscles as well as many other purposes. Fo-Ti is widely used to strengthen the lower back and knees. This is especially helpful to older people. It is probably best known for it’s ability to turn grey hair dark again. Fo-Ti is believed to also help reverse hair….. Read more

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5 Herbs To Reduce Acid Reflux

Herbs For Acid Reflux

Do you frequently suffer from acid reflux and heartburn? Did you know that there are herbs you can take to effectively relieve these conditions? Yes, it’s true. You can get relief from taking all natural herbs instead of the more conventional “over the counter” antacid remedies. Here is a list of five herbs that may be beneficial to those of you suffering from acid reflux. Rather than just treat the symptoms after the fact, herbs can be used to prevent the problem before….. Read more

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Amla

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Amla Benefits Amla, better known as Indian Gooseberry, is widely used in the Ayurvedic medicine system of India. Amla is extremely rich in vitamin C, having thirty percent more than oranges. It’s packed with many vitamins, minerals, tannins and other helpful nutrients. This herb is a very powerful antioxidant, preventing damage from free radicals that cause cell oxidation. Antioxidants are important for anti-aging and preventing diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart….. Read more

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Chokeberry For Anti-Aging

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Many of us now realize that some foods offer more anti-aging benefits and are healthier than others. This is especially true of berries. Many berries are very high in antioxidants that prevent cellular damage by free radicals. One such berry that is not very well known is the Aronia berry. You may know it by it’s common name of Chokeberry. Chokeberries aren’t nearly as popular as blueberries and strawberries because they don’t taste very good. They have a highly astringent taste….. Read more

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Burdock

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Burdock Benefits The Burdock plant is related to the Dandelion and Echinacea family. The seeds, greens and roots were used by the ancient Greeks as a medicine to heal many common ailments. The root is mainly used in today’s Burdock health supplements. This herb is mainly used for digestive and liver problems but also has some other health benefits, such as a skin cleanser to treat acne, treatment of urinary tract infections, to boost energy and stamina, treat ulcers, cleanse the….. Read more

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Shilajit

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Shilajit Benefits Shilajit is considered one of the most important substances in the Indian system of Ayurvedic medicine. It’s name means “nectar of God”. It has been used for thousands of years for longevity and a host of other ailments. Shilajit is a thick, blackish-brown mineral pitch resin that oozes out of cracks in the Himalayan mountains as the summer heat raises the temperature of the rock. Shilajit is composed of centuries old, decomposed plants which are a potent….. Read more

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Lycium Fruit

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Lycium Fruit Benefits Lycium Fruit, more commonly known as Goji berries or Wolfberry grows mainly in northwestern China and Tibet. These places have some of the purest, nutrient rich soil on earth. The Lycium plant has vines that grow up to fifteen feet long, with small red berries. Their taste is sweet and sour. The berries can be used for cooking, made into tea or just eaten right off the plant. Lycium fruit has been eaten in China for over five thousand….. Read more

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Health Benefits Of Grapes

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For thousands of years, grapes have been heralded for their nutritional value as well as their use as a medicine. It is knows that the Egyptians consumed grapes over six thousand years ago. Yes, grapes have been around for a long time. They’re not only delicious, but also great for our health. But not just the fruit of the grape is used for it’s medicinal benefit. The vines and leaves also possess healing properties. An ointment made from grapevine sap was used by….. Read more

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Valerian For Sleep

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Valerian root is a widely popular natural sleep aid. It has impressed many researchers with it’s health benefits. It’s been used to treat insomnia for thousands of years. It calms the emotions and promotes faster, deeper sleep. Valerian is a perennial plant native to Asia and Europe, but can now be found growing in parts of the United States as well. It is extremely popular in Germany and is approved by their government for use as a sleep aid. Health supplements in the U.S. do….. Read more

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Valerian Root

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Valerian Root Benefits Many people suffer from insomnia in today’s stressful world. Valerian root can help. Besides making one tired, insomnia can lead to more serious health conditions, like high blood pressure. This herb is generally considered safe to consume and has been used for hundreds of years as a natural sleep aid. Valerian root is a herb used to treat insomnia and sleep disorders. It is also an effective treatment for anxiety, as it reduces the dangerous effects….. Read more

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Herbs To Reduce Allergies

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There are many herbs for allergies. Read on to discover which ones can bring you effective relief. Even though modern science has made great advances in medicine, many people prefer a natural alternative to treating the symptoms of allergies. Many prescription medicines and even over-the-counter remedies can bring on nasty, unwanted side effects. These include raising blood pressure, dry mouth, feeling groggy or dizzy and many others. Why suffer through all of this….. Read more

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Herbs To Help Memory Loss

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Before enduring the dangerous side effects and high cost of prescription medicine, many people are now looking for a more natural alternative. There are many herbs for memory loss that can be easily obtained at the local health store or online. They are natural and way less expensive too. Before enduring the dangerous side effects and high cost of prescription medicine, many people are now looking for a more natural alternative. There are many herbs for memory loss that can….. Read more

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Suma Root

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Suma Root Benefits Suma root has been used for hundreds of years for it’s medicinal properties. It is considered an adaptogen, a substance that strengthens and protects the body and mind against stress. The natives of South America would consume it daily to increase their physical strength, energy and stamina. It promotes balance of the hormones and strengthens the adrenal glands. It is a powerful immune system booster. Many people use suma to treat illnesses like skin….. Read more

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Siberian Ginseng Benefits

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Ginseng comes in three main varieties. American ginseng, Siberian ginseng and Korean ginseng. While all are considered adaptogens and very beneficial to health, they each have their own unique properties. Today, let’s talk about Siberian ginseng. Though called ginseng, it technically is not a true ginseng. It does not belong to the same genus of plants that Korean and American ginseng do. Never the less, it has many of the same properties of ginseng. Siberian ginseng’s real….. Read more

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Herbs For Arthritis Relief

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Even though the use of herbs to treat arthritis and it’s associated pain is not very conventional, it can, in fact be very effective. Arthritis often brings unbearable pain to the people who suffer with this malady. Even the smallest movement of an inflamed joint can oftentimes bring with it terrible pain. So many people with arthritis rely on prescription pain killers to alleviate their suffering. Unfortunately, The use of these medicines often comes with a price. The price is….. Read more

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Anti Aging Herbs

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If you would like to look and feel a little younger, there are some herbs that just may help you do that. Some herbs have the ability to slow aging or at least reduce the effects of aging. There are herbs that can boost energy, make the skin and hair look younger and even improve memory. These are all important benefits for those of us over the age of 30 or 40. Not only can herbs make you look younger, they can also make you feel younger. Imagine having your energy and….. Read more

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