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Lemongrass

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Lemongrass Benefits Lemongrass is a super-herb with amazing healing properties. Its been used for many hundreds of years in Asia and Africa and now in the western hemisphere too. Today, it is one of the most popular medicinal plants in Brazil for treating the nerves and stomach. This healthy grass is often used as a tea to treat numerous health conditions, such as nervous disorders, stomach problems, fevers, arthritis, menstrual problems and even cancer. This plant….. Read more

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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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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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Boswellia

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Boswellia Benefits The boswellia family of trees have been used for healing for over 2,000 years in India and ancient Egypt. Boswellia is a major component in the Ayurvedic medicine system of India. The white oleo-gum resin that comes from this tree is taken and dried into the incense called frankincense. Ancient healers used this herb to treat conditions like rheumatism, diabetes, fevers, cardiovascular disorders and asthma. It was also consumed in the belief that it….. Read more

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Herbs Listed By Health Condition

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  The herbs, plants and natural substances listed here have been used over many years by herbal healers to treat various conditions. This list is for informational use only. Never take any herb or supplement without first talking to you doctor. Never take any herb or supplement without your doctor’s consent if you are pregnant, nursing or trying to get pregnant. Never give herbs or supplements to children without first consulting their doctor. Always play it safe. This list….. Read more

Turmeric

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Turmeric Benefits Turmeric has been used in India for over 2500 years and is a major part of the Ayurvedic system of medicine. It was first used as a dye and then later for its medicinal properties. A powerful antioxidant called curcumin is the active ingredient in this herb and is what gives it its ability to improve and maintain your health. Turmeric is a great natural liver detoxifier. Studies conducted at The University of Maryland Medical Center suggest that it works….. Read more

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Flaxseed Oil Health Benefits

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The flaxseed plant (Linum Usitatissimum) is a great source of fiber. Scientific studies have proven that it has many health benefits due to its high content of omega-3 fatty acids and other essential fatty acids. Regularly taking flaxseed oil can maintain proper blood pressure, protect from heart disease and lower high cholesterol. If you have recently suffered from a heart attack, taking this oil could possibly prevent another one from happening. If you suffer from….. Read more

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Bacopa

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Bacopa Benefits Bacopa is a tropical plant that is generally known for its cognitive and memory improving capabilities. In the Ayurvedic medicine system of India, Bacopa is very often prescribed for memory improvement as well as enhancing ones cognitive ability and to promote optimal brain function. It is especially good for improving attention and focus. Bacopa contains bacosides and saponins which have a very beneficial effect on the brain’s neurotransmitters and also….. Read more

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Fish Oil

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Fish Oil Benefits Fish oil has been a popular supplement for many years now. These supplements are made from oily fish, such as bluefish, mackerel, salmon, herring and sardines. The general public is finding out that people who consume these types of fish often live much longer and have way fewer health problems. There are many health benefits that come from taking a fish oil supplement. The most important component of fish oil is it’s “Omega-3 fatty acids”. The two most….. Read more

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Skullcap

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Skullcap Benefits Skullcap is a natural herb that acts on your nervous system in a positive way. It can be used to greatly reduce your anxiety levels and help you get a good nights sleep. This herb has been used for thousands of years because of it’s effectiveness for treating many ailments. Skullcap is most often used as a sleep aid and as a mild sedative. It has similar properties as valerian root. Skullcap is a widely used herb used for calming down people who are….. 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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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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Eucalyptus – A Powerful Decongestant

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Eucalyptus is said to be one of the most useful trees on the planet. It’s name means “well covered” as it’s cap covers it’s flower before it buds. It is a tall tree that loves water. It’s very fast growing and can grow up to 400 feet tall. It can usually be found in damp areas and moist valleys of rich soil. For centuries, Eucalyptus has been used as a powerful expectorant and decongestant. For example, Vick’s is made from Eucalyptus oil. It is rubbed on the chest and back to….. 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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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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St. John’s Wort for Depression

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Over twenty million Americans suffer with depression. While there are many prescription medicines to help alleviate the problem, there are herbal alternatives, such as St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum). This plant is native to Europe but is also cultivated in the United States. It is a perennial plant with bright yellow flowers. It is native to Europe but is also cultivated in the United States. Native Americans have used St. John’s Wort for hundreds of years for it’s….. Read more

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Kava Kava

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Kava Kava Benefits This herb is used to help one relax and communicate better with those around them. It has many additional medicinal properties, including it’s use as a diuretic, anti-anxiety aid, and to fight urinary disorders. It’s also beneficial for fighting depression, fatigue, asthma, infections, arthritis and stomach upset. Taken in large amounts, the tonic induces a mild state of euphoria. While is does have sedative properties, it doesn’t induce the feeling of….. Read more

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Improve Your Mental Health With Herbs

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With so much stress in our modern world, sometimes you may feel like you just want to give up. Well don’t. Try taking herbal supplements instead. It’s what your body is craving for. Natural herbs are so much better for us than fast food and overloading on prescription medicine. There are thousands of natural remedies to choose. There’s something for every health condition imaginable. Here are just a few of them to get you started. For a natural mood lifter, try St. John’s….. 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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St. John’s Wort

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St. John’s Wort Benefits This herb has many amazing health benefits. It is known for it’s ability to treat depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety. Though many people take prescription medicine for these problems, there is also a natural alternative to these drugs. St. John’s Wort is an effective treatment for mild depression and anxiety. It acts as a “selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor” (SSRI) just like prescription anti-depressants. Depression and….. Read more

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Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh Benefits In the past, Black cohosh was used for circulatory problems, rheumatism, arthritis and to reduce cholesterol. Now it is most well known for it’s use by women to treat the symptoms of menopause. Black Cohosh has shown to be very effective in treating PMS, menstrual cramps and the complaints associated with menopause, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness and fatigue. Because of it’s estrogenic effect, Black Cohosh has become a popular alternative to hormone….. Read more

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Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola Rosea Benefits Rhodiola Rosea is considered an adaptogen. This means that it has an overall balancing and tonic effect on the body while causing it no harm. It also exerts a beneficial effect on the adrenal glands and protects the person taking it against stresses of all types. It enables one to adapt better to harsh environments and challenging circumstances. It’s excellent for increasing physical strength and endurance. It provides protection from extreme cold or….. 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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Siberian Ginseng

Siberian Ginseng

Siberian Ginseng Benefits Siberian ginseng, also known as Eleuthero, is considered as a normalizer, stress reducer and energizer. It has been traditionally used to negate stress and fatigue. It is often used as a tonic to invigorate a person physically and mentally. It’s considered an “adaptogen”. An adaptogen is a substance that reduces the effects of mental and physical stress and can help the user in a general, non-specific way. Siberian ginseng became popular in the West in….. Read more

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Korean Ginseng

Korean Ginseng

Korean Ginseng Benefits Korean ginseng (Panax Ginseng) is considered an energizer, normalizer and stress reducer. It has been used traditionally to ward off fatigue and stress. It’s also used as a general tonic to invigorate a person mentally and physically. It is considered to be an “adaptogen”. An adaptogen is a substance that can increase resistance to stress of any kind, either mental or physical and can invigorate the user in a non-specific way. The root must be at….. Read more

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