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Lion’s Mane

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Lions Mane Mushroom Lion’s Mane Mushroom Benefits Lion’s mane mushroom is a medicinal mushroom. It has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine as a brain tonic and as a treatment for many health conditions. This mushroom is known to boost the strength of the immune system, helping your body to fight off sickness and stay healthy. It is also good for digestive and colon health, as it contains beta glucan polysaccharides, polypeptides and fatty acids. Lion’s….. Read more

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Milk Thistle

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Milk Thistle Benefits Milk thistle has been in use by herbalists for over 2,000 years in Europe. It’s primary function is protecting the liver and treating liver and gallbladder problems. This herb is also used to lower cholesterol, treat diabetes and reduce cancer cells in the breast, cervix and prostate. Many Herbalists recommend milk thistle for many types of cancer as it is a great blood detoxifier. Milk thistle contains about 20% protein by weight and includes many….. Read more

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Cat’s Claw

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Cat’s Claw Benefits Cat’s Claw is a woody vine that grows in the rain forests of Peru and is often called “Miracle Herb of the Rain Forest” by the Peruvian natives. This herb has undergone quite a bit of medical research since the 1970′s. This research has shown that Cat’s claw may be helpful in treating a variety of conditions, such as bursitis, arthritis, lupus, Lyme disease, diabetes, cancer and various stomach problems. This herb is well known for it’s ability to….. Read more

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The Health Benefits Of Wheat grass

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Drinking wheat grass juice or consuming it in some other form, such as tables or powder are thought to bring about some major health improvements. Many consumers who have already tried this method are extremely satisfied with the results obtained and would recommend this supplement to anyone. Wheat grass powder and its benefits The powder obtained from wheat grass usually contains 70% chlorophyll, which makes it very healthy. This substance is crucial for plant life. Over the….. Read more

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Vinpocetine

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Vinpocetine Benefits Vinpocetine is an extract from the periwinkle plant (Vinca minor), specifically it’s seeds. It is most often used for improving memory and concentration. It’s second-most popular use is for treating tinnitus. Vinpocetine is often referred to as a nootropic or “smart drug”. Many people believe that it can improve memory, increase learning ability, enhance concentration and increase mental alertness. Many brain health supplements use this extract as it’s main….. Read more

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Free Radicals And Antioxidants – How They Work

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Just what exactly are antioxidants and how do they work to protect your cells? Many people want to know the answer to this question. Antioxidants are nutrients contained in the human body and also in fruits and vegetables. These nutrients are absolutely essential to the proper functioning of the body. They maintain good health by fighting the destructive aging of cells. They also protect cells from cell oxidation and damaging free radicals. Properly functioning cells, as a….. Read more

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Eat Blueberries To Stay Young

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Blueberries do a lot more than just taste delicious. These little super fruits are packed with powerful antioxidants and phytochemicals that can promote good health and keep us looking and feeling young. Research done by the USDA has found that blueberries have the highest ORAC rating of the most popular 20 fruits. ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity and is a way to measure the antioxidant content of any food. The higher the ORAC rating, the better able food is to….. Read more

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Cat’s Claw – Miracle Healing Herb from the Amazon

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Many people are calling Cat’s claw, the new biochemical nutrient from Peru, “the miracle herb from the Peruvian rain forest”. Cats claw is a high climbing woody type vine that grows in the upper Amazon areas of South America, such as Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. The vine climbs by using its curved thorns, hence the name cat’s claw. Cats claw’s botanical name is Uncaria. this comes from the Latin word which means hook. Among the natural healthcare proponents, this herb has been been….. Read more

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Herbs To Prevent Hair Loss

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Did you know that there are herbs that can fight baldness? Yes. There are some natural herbs you can take to actually help prevent thinning hair (a condition called alopecia). Hair loss affects most men as they age. Progressive thinning of hair is the most common type of balding. Many men start having this problem as they reach the age of forty. Around fifty percent of adult men suffer from a condition called male pattern baldness. The symptoms include “receding brow” or….. 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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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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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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Holy Basil Tea Health Benefits

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Holy Basil is a plant that grows mostly in warm areas of Asia. It has been used for many hundreds of years as food seasoning, tea and medicinal herb. This herb has a very rich aroma and makes a wonderful caffeine-free herbal tea. It not only tastes great, it also has some impressive medicinal properties. It has historically been taken to calm the mind, as it has a relaxing effect when taken. It is a great remedy for stress and anxiety. The Ayurvedic medicine system used in….. Read more

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Gynostemma

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Gynostemma Benefits Gynostema or “Jiaogulan” is an adaptogenic herb. An adatpogen is a substance that brings you whole body back into balance. It also increases strength and stamina and protects the body and mind against stress, either mental or physical. It is especially helpful for the immune, digestive, nervous, reproductive and cardiovascular systems. It is a very potent health tonic. Saponins are what gives this powerful herb it’s ability as an adaptogen. It has the….. Read more

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Holy Basil

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Holy Basil Benefits Holy Basil is great for reducing depression, stress and anxiety. It promotes health and wellbeing and protects the mind and body in a very positive way. It is an adaptogen, meaning it brings balance to the entire body and protects it from stresses of all kinds. It increases strength, stamina and endurance and allows the body to utilize oxygen more efficiently while it promotes proper protein synthesis in the body. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is a very important….. Read more

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Schizandra

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Schizandra Benefits Schizandra (sometimes spelled Schisandra) berries are a powerful adaptogen. This means that they will help you adapt to your environment allowing you to better handle stress, whether mental or physical. An adaptogen is used as an overall wellness tonic. It is beneficial to the whole body. Like any adaptogen, Schizandra exerts a normalizing effect on the entire body. It will take you from any extreme back to a balanced state. In China, it is said to be the….. Read more

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Maca Root

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Maca Root Benefits Peru, in South America is where you’ll find the Maca plant. It is considered an adaptogen, meaning that is helps the body and mind adapt to stresses of all kinds and exerts an overall normalizing effect on the person who consumes it. Maca root is loaded with vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, good fats, amino acids and plant sterols, making it a very nutritious whole food. It has been called a “potent superfood” and can improve our health in many….. Read more

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Spirulina Tablets Vs. Multi-Vitamins

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First of all, let’s take a moment to talk about what spirulina actually is. Then we’ll discuss why you would want to take it in addition to or instead of a multi-vitamin. Spirulina is considered a blue-green algae. It is a single celled algae and grows in bodies of warm, fresh water. The cells are larger in size than most algaes and adhere in colonies, making the plant easier to harvest. Under the microscope, it would look spiral in shape. This is where it’s name comes from…… Read more

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Cordyceps

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Cordyceps Mushroom Benefits One of the many benefits of Cordyceps is the fact that it dilates the lung’s airways, providing more oxygen to the blood. Every cell is enriched by this process, enhancing energy levels and causing the body’s cells to work better. It has been shown to improve the functioning of the respiratory system and is beneficial for people suffering from cough, asthma and bronchitis due to it’s anti-inflammatory properties and it’s action of relaxing the….. Read more

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Bee Pollen

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Bee Pollen Benefits Bee pollen consists of 20% protein, 25% carbohydrates, 14% fiber, 4.5% fats and 3% minerals and trace vitamins. It has a very high nutritional value due to it’s vitamin and mineral profile. It is easily digested and highly absorbable. It is said to be the most nutritious foods on Earth. It’s often used by athletes to increase energy before an event. It’s high B-vitamin content helps combat stress and anxiety. It also contains a good source of vitamins A,….. Read more

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Bilberry

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Bilberry Benefits For centuries, Bilberry has been used to treat blood disorders and vascular problems, such as angina, varicose veins and thrombosis. The berry’s high content of anthocyanin and flavonoids give strength to the capillaries while thinning the blood. Bilberry contains one of the most powerful antioxidants known to exist. This antioxidant called anthocyanin can improve the flow of blood to the nervous system, lower blood pressure and reduce blood clotting. It….. Read more

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Chinese Licorice Root

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Chinese Licorice Root Benefits Licorice root is great for de-toxifing the body. It can remove over twelve hundred toxins. It is mixed into many Chinese herbal formulas to enhance the effects of the other herbs and reduce any bad side effects they may have. Some believe that it can remove intoxication from alcohol and drugs, though no scientific studies have confirmed this. In China, licorice is knows as “The great detoxifier”. Licorice is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial,….. Read more

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Gotu Kola

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Gotu Kola Benefits Gotu Kola has been used historically for wound healing and to relieve congestion from upper respiratory infections and colds. It is also known for it’s ability to reduce fever too. Applied externally, people used it to treat herpes, sprains, fractures and snakebite. Before the time of prescription medicine, it was widely used by women as a form of birth control. Women who took the herb on a regular basis seemed to not get pregnant. This is one reason why….. Read more

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Astragalus

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Astragalus Root Benefits Astragalus root increases energy in the body and fights against lack of appetite, colds, ulcers, diabetes and general weakness. It boosts the immune system and has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties. It increases blood circulation too. Astragalus is famous for it’s immune boosting properties. Though this isn’t the main use of this herb in Chinese traditional medicine, Western doctors have found out that astragalus produces interferon….. Read more

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Maitake

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Maitake Mushroom Benefits Maitake is considered a medicinal mushroom and is classified as an adaptogen. An adaptogen helps the body resist all forms of stress, either mental or physical and has a normalizing function on the body. Unlike common mushrooms, Maitake is packed with healthy nutrients, such as powerful antioxidants, Vitamins B, C and niacin, minerals like iron, zinc, potassium, selenium, protein, amino acids, and fiber. Many medicinal herbs don’t taste good and have….. Read more

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Garlic Health Benefits

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Are you looking for an inexpensive health supplement that can keep you healthy and heal many ailments. Garlic may be just what you’re looking for. For centuries, garlic has been taken as an anti-aging herb and a cure-all for countless health problems. People have been taking garlic as a medicinal herb for at least 5,000 years. It’s really stood the test of time. Why? Because it works. This herb possesses over four hundred nutritional compounds, making it one of the….. Read more

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Health Benefits Of Rhodiola Rosea

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Many of us have come to the conclusion that the fast paced lifestyle we lead is taking a terrible toll on our health. We indulge in so many unhealthy habits. Yes, we have modern medicine to cure us after we become sick from abusing our bodies for years. But who wants to get ill in the first place? Wouldn’t it be better to feel good all the time and enjoy perfect health? Many people are turning back to ancient herbal remedies to cure, but also prevent disease and illness. Herbs….. Read more

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Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba Benefits Ginkgo Biloba works great for improving the blood flow to the brain and increasing oxygen to the brain cells. It’s used as an effective memory booster and cognitive enhancer. The loss of memory is many times caused by poor blood flow to the brain. Ginkgo Biloba enhances overall circulation and increases blood flow to the brain, as it has the ability to dilate blood vessels. Ginkgo can promote mental clarity and reduce reaction time. This it due to this….. Read more

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Echinacea

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Echinacea Benefits This herb works wonderfully for colds and flu. Drinking a tea made from echinacea can greatly reduce the severity and duration of these two illnesses. It’s also widely used for treating upper respiratory tract infections and sore throat. It’s also an effective anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibiotic and detoxifier. Echinacea is one of the most researched herbs in existence. Millions of people have used it to boost the immune system to help fight off viral,….. Read more

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Ashwagandha

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Ashwagandha Benefits In India, Ashwagandha is considered a powerful adaptogen. This means that is has a beneficial normalizing effect on the entire body. Ashwagandha is often used as a rejuvenator. It can also be used as a sedative, anti inflammatory, diuretic and to increase physical energy and endurance. It’s beneficial for colds and coughs, diabetes, ulcers, insomnia and Parkinson’s disease. It also protects the nervous system in a beneficial way. Ashwaganda is rich in….. Read more

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Shiitake

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Shiitake Mushroom Benefits Shiitake is used as an anti-cancer drug in Japan and sanctioned for this purpose by their FDA. It has many health benefits, such as it’s ability to lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol. It possesses powerful antioxidant properties that help the body fight the damage of free radicals. It is also known to reduce inflammation. It also has many beneficial vitamins and minerals. This mushroom contains Lentinan. Lentinan is used by some to treat….. Read more

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Spirulina

Spirulina

Spirulina Benefits Spirulina has all the health benefits of any nutritious whole food. It is packed with protein, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. It’s often taken be people who lack a good source of protein in their diets, such as vegetarians. It’s even been said to ward off several types of cancer, especially mouth cancer. Rather than take synthetic multi-vitamins, many people take Spirulina tablets. The nutrients in this healthy blue-green algae are more easily….. Read more

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Adaptogen

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Definition of Adaptogen An adaptogen is a plant substance that enhances the body in a nonspecific way to resist any form of stress. The term was first coined in 1947 by a Russian scientist by the name of N.V. Lazarev. Furthermore it must not cause harm to the body in any way, but have a balancing effect while not over stimulating. An adaptogen also must have a normalizing effect regardless of the direction of the pathological state. It should be useful as a general tonifer….. Read more

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Chlorella

Chlorella

Chlorella Benefits Chlorella can be taken by anyone needing more high quality protein, vitamins and minerals in their diet. It’s very quickly and easily assimilated and goes to work right away. It binds heavy metals to itself and removes them safely from the body. It’s great for de-toxing the body of impurities. Chlorella is considered a “superfood”. This means that is contains many nutrients and offers many health benefits to the human body. Not many foods are classified as….. Read more

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American Ginseng

American Ginseng

American Ginseng Benefits American ginseng is considered to be a stress reducer, energizer and a normalizer. The name panax comes from the Greek word panacea meaning, “all healing”. It has been traditionally used to negate the effects of fatigue and stress. It’s often used as a general health tonic to enhance a person’s mental and physical performance. It’s a powerful “adaptogen”. An adaptogen is a substance that reduces the effects of any kind of stress, be it physical or….. Read more

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