Tag Archives: Wound Healing

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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Agrimony

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Agrimony Benefits The use of Agrimony dates back to the ancient Egyptians. Its main use was as a gargle for sore throats. It is very effective at reducing pain and reducing inflammation. Many singers gargle with Agrimony tea before a performance as it helps sooth the throat. As it possesses antibacterial properties, another common use for this herb was for treating indigestion and diarrhea. Other uses of Agrimony include the treatment of bladder infections and arthritis…… 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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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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What Is Comfrey

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Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is a herb that has been used for centuries for it’s wound healing abilities. It’s also known as Bruisewort, boneset and knitbone. Historically, comfrey was used to treat bone fractures, back pain, varicose veins, bruises, sprains and strains and skin ulcers. The FDA has warned that it should not be used internally or liver damage my result. It is also considered to be a carcinogenic substance. There are still some uses for it externally though it’s….. 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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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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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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St. John’s Wort

St Johns Wort

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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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

Ashwagandha Plant

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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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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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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