Herbs, Seeds & Spices
Ashwagandha – the most vital herb in Ayurveda is nature’s gift to mankind. We have heard of its miraculous powers. It was extremely popular in the ancient times for its beneficial properties. Now, it has become the newest fad to hit the town.
Prophet Mohammed said of black seed, Nigella sativa, it is “a remedy for all diseases except death” possessing at least 20 distinct pharmacologic actions. Modern research can be found that supports it as beneficial in 40 health conditions.
A newly released study shows how turmeric and its active compound curcumin inflammation – a leading factor for the development of disease.
Used throughout the world for thousands of years, Westerners have traditionally used elecampane both as a medicine and a condiment or cordial for digestion, loss of appetite, and non-ulcer dyspepsia (it was an ingredient in absinthe). It’s considered not only expectorant but also carminative, diuretic, stomachic, antimicrobial, anthelmintic, anti-asthmatic, vulnerary, a gentle stimulant, and in large doses, emetic.
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If you want to join the ranks of the smartest people alive today, you might be able to get a little edge from taking some natural brain power-boosting herbs. Only .05% of people have recorded IQs of over 140. If you want to have the brilliance of Stephen Hawking or the intellectual gusto of Kim Ung-Yong who was auditing college courses at the ripe old age of 4, you can try these 6 plants to get those brain cells charged up and ready to fire:
A centuries-old slimming remedy is all set to make a comeback after evidence of its use was discovered in old manuscripts during an archaeological dig. The heath pea is a long-forgotten fern-like wild Scottish plant with purple flowers that can apparently suppress hunger and thirst for weeks. Entrepreneurs are now interested in re-introducing the wonder-herb to the world as a dietary supplement that could produce drastic weight loss results.
Adding just one gram of turmeric to breakfast could help improve the memory of people who are in the very early stages of diabetes and at risk of cognitive impairment.
High-quality teas—green tea in particular—contain polyphenol antioxidants that are recognized for their disease prevention and anti-aging properties. Drink approximately three to four cups per day to reap optimal results.
For millennia, the marigold has been used by the tribes of the New World for its power to heal. On the Day of the Dead, it is believed that the sweet fragrance of this other worldly flower are enough to wake the spirits of the deceased, and draw them back into the land of the living to join in the festivities.
The herb astragalus has been found in peer reviewed studies to double survival rates of cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. Every researcher should be studying this herb for its cancer-fighting properties, but the problem is that those in the medical field wouldn’t be able to write a pharmaceutical prescription for an ancient herb that has been boosting immunity for over 2,000 years. Though that doesn’t mean you can’t still take it, and if you have undergone radiation to try to overcome cancer, you’ll want to.
a lesser-known bioactive turmeric compound promotes stem cell proliferation and differentiation in the brain, according to new research recently published in the open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy.
An herb indigenous to China, widely used for gynecological ailments while also treating both men and women for fatigue, inflammation, anemia, and high blood pressure, has now been shown to regrow hair by halting apoptosis (suicide) of cells.