Monthly Archives: February 2017

Echinacea: Health Benefits, Uses, Research

Echinacea is a very popular herb and people commonly take it to help combat flu and colds. It is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family – Asteraceae. It is also known as the American coneflower. Echinacea was commonly used by Native Americans for hundreds of years before the arrival of European explorers, settlers, and colonizers. It

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Basil: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Basil (Ocimum basilicum), also known as Saint Joseph’s Wort, is a herb belonging to the mint family – Lamiaceae. It is often used as a seasoning in cooking. Basil is native to India and other tropical areas of Asia. The herb is well known for its use in Italian cuisine – it is one of the primary ingredients in pesto sauce. Basil

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Ten Alternative Cold and Flu Remedies to Try

Homeopathic medicine has great potential when used in conjunction with conventional medicine. Here are ten simple remedies you can try to help stop colds and flu symptoms in their tracks. 1. Lemon Even though lemons taste acidic, their juice helps to alkalinize the body. Lemons are loaded with vitamin C, which is known to support the body’s immune system. Lemon,

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