Herbal Remedies May Inspire Future Treatments for High Blood Pressure

People have used herbs as medicine for thousands of years. Today, with medical researchers continually hunting for better alternative treatments, some are revisiting these remedies. A recent study looks at herbs that people believe can treat hypertension. Currently, hypertension affects an estimated 1 in 3 adults in the United States. Although dietary and lifestyle changes can sometimes be sufficient, … Continue reading Herbal Remedies May Inspire Future Treatments for High Blood Pressure

Herb Guide: Chamomile

German Chamomile - Matricaria chamomilla Roman Chamomile - Anthemis nobilis The chamomile herb is another well-known plant, used in making effective herbal remedies for the treatment of a variety of illnesses. The herb has a great relaxant action on the nervous system and the digestive system. The herbal remedies made from this plant are considered … Continue reading Herb Guide: Chamomile

The Best Teas for IBS.

Treating irritable bowel syndrome can include changing diet, reducing stress, and taking medication. Can certain herbs and herbal teas also help relieve symptoms? Tea for IBS symptoms There are many types of tea that may be beneficial for easing the symptoms of IBS. These include: Peppermint Peppermint tea may help with the symptoms of IBS. … Continue reading The Best Teas for IBS.

Exercise and Herbs

While the active season of summer may be coming to a close, fall entices many sports enthusiasts to run, bike, hike, and train when cooler weather presides. Of course, a successful workout requires adequate fuel and self-care to reduce the risk of injury and make for an enjoyable experience. So we look to herbs to help … Continue reading Exercise and Herbs

Your Medicinal Herb Garden

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what herbs would I recommend for a small medicinal herb garden or for someone just starting out so they don’t get overwhelmed. So that’s what I’m going to cover today. Of course, I don’t know everyone’s specifics. I will have to make a few assumptions – … Continue reading Your Medicinal Herb Garden

Growing An Aromatic Herb Garden

The first or original aromatic herb gardens were developed by the Persians sometimes over 2,000 years back in the courtyards of their residences. Generally, these herb gardens were of square or rectangular shape and usually they were separated into four by streams that originated from a centrally located fountain. These enclosed scented herb gardens were … Continue reading Growing An Aromatic Herb Garden

Fruits, Vegetables, And Herbs For Preventing And Fighting Cancer

Making a commitment to eating a rainbow of colors when it comes to fruits and vegetables is important not only for your palate but also for your gut. Your gut houses the majority of your microbiome, your community of commensal, symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms, and eating your fruits and veggies helps to maintain a healthy … Continue reading Fruits, Vegetables, And Herbs For Preventing And Fighting Cancer

Can Essential Oils Treat Depression?

Essential oils are used for many purposes, from serving as a natural mosquito repellent to reducing back and neck pain. However, can essential oils help treat depression? Essential oils do not cure depression and should not be used as an alternative to the treatment prescribed by a doctor. Essential oils can, however, be used as … Continue reading Can Essential Oils Treat Depression?

What Are Nervine Herbs?

Nervine herbs – ranging from skullcap to oats, linden, lemon balm, chamomile, and rose, to name a few – rebalance internal tension helping to support a calm, even response to the stresses and challenges of everyday life. While they are gentle and mild in their actions – certainly not full-on sedatives – this is actually an advantage. You … Continue reading What Are Nervine Herbs?

8 Herbs and Supplements to Help Treat Depression

Depression isn't just feeling sad or "blue." It is a serious mood disorder with symptoms that range from mild to debilitating, and potentially life-threatening. Depression is a relatively common disorder in that it affects millions of people each year. People of all ages and ethnicities experience depression, including children and adolescents. Depression does not only … Continue reading 8 Herbs and Supplements to Help Treat Depression