Ginger 101 – Traditional Medicinals – Wellness teas

Ginger rhizome has also been a staple in both Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine, traditional practices that are thousands of years old. Source: Ginger 101 - Traditional Medicinals - Wellness teas Ginger’s warm, pungent and peppery bite is an international hit. The ginger rhizome is featured in Indian cuisine as spicy masala chai, in Japan as pickled … Continue reading Ginger 101 – Traditional Medicinals – Wellness teas

Herbs & The Nervous System – Traditional Medicinals Herbal Wellness Teas

Herbalism acknowledges healing as a holistic process, especially in regards to the nervous system. Source: Herbs & The Nervous System - Traditional Medicinals Herbal Wellness Teas One of the most amazing aspects of herbalism is that it acknowledges healing as a holistic process, which helps mind, body, and spirit to move toward alignment. Herbalists and … Continue reading Herbs & The Nervous System – Traditional Medicinals Herbal Wellness Teas

Tulsi & Ginger Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic – Traditional Medicinals

Learn how to make this Tulsi & Ginger spiced adaptogenic tonic using apple cider vinegar to support a healthy response to stress.* Source: Tulsi & Ginger Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic - Traditional Medicinals While many of us see vinegar as a simple condiment or an ingredient in pickling, it’s actually a 10,000-year-old remedy that’s heightened … Continue reading Tulsi & Ginger Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic – Traditional Medicinals

Analysis of Helichrysum (Immortelle) Chemistry, Antioxidant Activity, and Chemotaxonomy

Traditionally, helichrysum (immortelle; Helichrysum italicum, Asteraceae) has been used for the treatment of scars and cuts, as well as used as a liver stimulant and diuretic. The essential oil of helichrysum has been found to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, fungicidal, and astringent effects. As an emollient and fragrance in the cosmetic and perfume industry, the chemical composition … Continue reading Analysis of Helichrysum (Immortelle) Chemistry, Antioxidant Activity, and Chemotaxonomy

Every Man Over 30

The Prostate Problem Like women, men too are exposed to the effects of chemical estrogens in their environment. In addition, as their testosterone levels drop with age, there is, in many cases, a concomitant rise in estradiol levels -- the major reason that many older men develop breasts. Just as with women, estradiol stimulates cell … Continue reading Every Man Over 30

Nettle For Men’s Health

Nettle herb, or Urtica dioica, is found in every single state in the US except Hawaii. While most consider it a pesky weed, herbalists understand its true value. The nettle herb is considered to be so powerful by some that legends say Jetsun Milarepa, one of Tibet's most famous yogis and poets, lived on a … Continue reading Nettle For Men’s Health

Herbs For A Healthy Heart

Cholesterol, poor circulation, and high blood pressure can prevent the heart from running smoothly. Thankfully, nature provides herbal remedies to support this vital life source and keep it running optimally. When we talk about vitality in body, mind, and spirit, no organ takes center stage with more panache than the heart. Its rhythmic beating helps … Continue reading Herbs For A Healthy Heart

Natural Pomegranate Juice Demonstrates a Beneficial Effect on Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure and hs-CRP, while also Increasing Triglycerides and VLDL Cholesterol

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors (high blood pressure, increased blood levels of sugar and lipids, and excess body fat around the waist) that increase the development of cardiovascular disease. Foods high in polyphenols have high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Pomegranate (Punica granatum, Lythraceae) fruit juice may have cardiovascular benefits … Continue reading Natural Pomegranate Juice Demonstrates a Beneficial Effect on Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure and hs-CRP, while also Increasing Triglycerides and VLDL Cholesterol

Review of Studies of Grape Products Documents Bioactivities that May Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Polyphenols, the most abundant secondary metabolites in plants, include flavonoids and non-flavonoids. Dietary intake of polyphenols varies greatly and is difficult to quantify. Polyphenols are poorly characterized in foods and their quantity may vary depending on factors including plant genetics and preparation and storage methods. Epidemiological and clinical studies report that moderate consumption of alcoholic … Continue reading Review of Studies of Grape Products Documents Bioactivities that May Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Food as Medicine: Kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa, Actinidiaceae)

Kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa, Actinidiaceae), also known by the less common name “Chinese gooseberry,” is one of 50 known species within the genus Actinidia.1 These species are climbing, woody vines with large, heart-shaped leaves and cream-colored flowers that bloom in the spring. The flowers are dioecious, with male and female blossoms found in separate individuals. The kiwifruit matures … Continue reading Food as Medicine: Kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa, Actinidiaceae)