Monthly Archives: December 2017

How to Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products

We know that exposure to toxic chemicals can lead to health problems. Unfortunately, some toxic chemicals are found where they’re least expected- in common, cleaning products. Ammonia can burn, bleach can irritate the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. Why use this stuff? Though most retailers do offer organic cleaning products, you can take it a step further and make your

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Health Issues Caused by Toxic Household Products

Many people don’t realize the number of toxins they are surrounded by in their home. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the air in homes and other buildings is usually more polluted than the air outdoors, even in major cities. With many new chemicals introduced to the world’s markets every year, household toxins are more prevalent now than

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How To Make A Herbal Wreath

There’s something quite charming about weaving age-old tradition into your festive celebrations. And because we’re all about the whimsy of this Yuletide lately, we thought a little creative project would go down an edible treat. Wish to make a herb wreath for your table? Here’s a step-by-step. Here’s what you need to make a herb wreath: For the basic structure

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HPLC-ESI-MS/MS Method Simultaneously Quantifies Eight Mogrosides of Monk Fruit

Monk fruit (MF) (luo han guo; Siraitia grosvenorii, Cucurbitaceae) has been used for thousands of years as both a natural sweetener and traditional medicine. Recent interest in MF as a natural sweetener and its generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status has resulted in new MF sweeteners in the US market. The active ingredients in MF that act as natural sweeteners are

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Meta-analysis Supports Efficacy of Hibiscus for Hypertension

Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa, Malvaceae) is consumed in foods, beverages, wine, jam, ice cream, and as a flavoring agent. Its reputed medicinal uses include cardioprotective, anti-atherosclerotic, anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and hepatoprotective effects. Bioactive constituents include organic acids, anthocyanins, a variety of flavonoids, polysaccharides, and volatile compounds. Flowers and calyxes of hibiscus are consumed in beverages to treat arterial hypertension. Evidence from

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Tribulus Terrestris: Herbal Aphrodisiac?

In Ayurvedic medicine, plants and extracts are used as herbal remedies for a multitude of health problems, including sexual disorders. For this, Tribulus Terrestris is one of the preferred herbal aphrodisiacs. The use of Tribulus Terrestris is not limited to India, as the therapeutic plant has been a staple of traditional and folk medicine in Turkey, China, and other countries.

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Amazing Benefits of Ashwagandha Root for Women

Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, is an Ayurvedic herb commonly used in traditional Indian medicine. Investigations into the herb’s powerful effects on the body have sparked an explosion of interest, and research has reported the exciting potential for human health, specifically its effects on mental, physical, and emotional health. Benefits of Ashwagandha Root Ashwagandha may enhance energy, support aging,

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