Herbs, Seeds & Spices

5 Easy to Grow Medicinal Herbs You MUST Utilize

Posted by on April 22, 2014 in Health, Herbs, Seeds & Spices with 2 Comments
5 Easy to Grow Medicinal Herbs You MUST Utilize

Growing your own medicinal herbs is easier than you might imagine. From an indoor seedling to an outdoor plant, you need nothing fancy – just good organic soil, water, sun, and some old containers. These following herbs are not only fragrant and beautiful to look at, they offer surprising health benefits as well…

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Chinese Herb Beats Drug At Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chinese Herb Beats Drug At Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

A Chinese herb called thunder god vine works better than a widely-prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing rheumatoid arthritis, a new study has found. The herb has long been used in China to treat this potentially crippling autoimmune disease, which typically strikes hand and foot joints

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The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain

The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain

A new study published in the Pharmacognosy Magazine titled, “Curcumin attenuates neurotoxicity induced by fluoride: An in vivo evidence,” adds experimental support to the suspicion that fluoride is indeed a brain-damaging substance, also revealing that a natural spice-derived protective agent against the various health effects associated with this compound is available.

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5 Compounds that Make Oregano a Nutritional Powerhouse

Posted by on April 7, 2014 in Health, Herbs, Seeds & Spices with 0 Comments
5 Compounds that Make Oregano a Nutritional Powerhouse

Although often used as a culinary spice for its distinct flavor and aroma, oregano is also a medicinal power-house. Oregano is an amazing healing plant due to the following constituents.

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Milk Thistle Promising for Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Milk Thistle Promising for Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Mainstream cancer prevention research is targeting milk thistle. Colorectal cancer stem cells thrive in conditions of inflammation. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2014 shows that the chemical silibinin, purified from milk thistle extract, affects cell signaling associated with inflammation and thus also the formation and survival of colorectal cancer stem cells.

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Turmeric’s Curcumin Anti-Inflammatory Properties Prevent Liver Damage, Liver Cirrhosis

Turmeric’s Curcumin Anti-Inflammatory Properties Prevent Liver Damage, Liver Cirrhosis

Researchers in Israel have discovered that turmeric’s curcumin may be a potentially effective natural treatment for liver cirrhosis, an ailment where normal, healthy tissues in the liver are replaced with scar tissues.

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15 Plants and Herbs That Help Lungs, Heal Respiratory Infections, Repair Pulmonary Damage

15 Plants and Herbs That Help Lungs, Heal Respiratory Infections, Repair Pulmonary Damage

Herbal remedies not only boost lung health, but they can heal respiratory infections and even repair lung damage. Here are 15 of the best herbs to boost lung health.

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Flaxseed Proven a Potent Healer: Study

Flaxseed Proven a Potent Healer: Study

A promising new study published in the journal Hypertension titled, “Potent antihypertensive action of dietary flaxseed in hypertensive patients,” reveals that dietary flaxseed may represent a powerful therapeutic intervention in patients with cardiovascular disease.

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Cinnamon: King for Regulating Blood Sugar – But Which Kind is Best?

Cinnamon: King for Regulating Blood Sugar – But Which Kind is Best?

Not all ‘cinnamons’ are created equal. The kind you find in your local grocery store may be able to reduce your blood sugar, but a more expensive variety could be even better. Cassia cinnamon is the kind of cinnamon you likely have in your kitchen right now. It’s more abundant and is the type sold in most grocery stores. Ceylon cinnamon is a milder cousin to Cassia, and may be safer to take in higher doses.

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