Hawthorn {Crataegus oxyacantha or Crataegus monogyna}

Also, Known As: English Hawthorn Haw Hawthorn May May Blossom Maybush May Tree Quick-set Shan-cha Whitethorn The herb called the hawthorn is one of the best herbal remedies to boost the performance of the heart and the human circulatory system in general. A potent vasodilatory action can be induced in the human body by the … Continue reading Hawthorn {Crataegus oxyacantha or Crataegus monogyna}

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Nettle {Urtica dioica}

Also, Known As: Chinese Nettle Common Nettle Common Stinging Nettle Great Nettle Great Stinging Nettle Hsieh-tzu-ts'ao Nettle Stinging Nettle The herb known as the nettle is a small plant reaching about two to three feet in height with an erect stem; it bears dark green leaves that are marked by serrated margins. The nettle gives … Continue reading Nettle {Urtica dioica}

Blueberries: How They Help To Kill Cancer Cells.

Blueberries are sometimes branded a "superfood," and for good reason; they are packed full of antioxidants that offer a wealth of health benefits. Now, a new study has uncovered another use for these little berries: helping to treat cancer. Blueberry extract could help in the fight against cancer, say, researchers. By studying human cervical cancer cell lines, … Continue reading Blueberries: How They Help To Kill Cancer Cells.

Health Benefits of Ginger

Earlier this winter, I had a day where I experienced a sore throat and sinus irritation. I didn’t reach for a box of any over-the-counter remedy, instead I juiced a fair amount of ginger and lemon and added it to a tea. I was very satisfied with the relief I felt. My experience was nothing new; ginger, … Continue reading Health Benefits of Ginger

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 … Continue reading How to Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products

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 … Continue reading Health Issues Caused by Toxic Household Products

The Health Benefits of Celeriac

Celeriac, also known as celery root, is an unusual and nutritious vegetable with a wide variety of uses. It is from the same family as celery but is a very different plant.Celeriac that has been washed and peeled can be eaten raw or cooked using different methods. This article explores the nutritional content of celeriac, … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Celeriac

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

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 … Continue reading Meta-analysis Supports Efficacy of Hibiscus for Hypertension

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 … Continue reading Tribulus Terrestris: Herbal Aphrodisiac?