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

Herbal Healthwatch, September 2018

Rhodiola Relieves Stress Rhodiola {Rhodiola rosea} is a perennial groundcover that grows in some of the harshest conditions on Earth; the Arctic regions, from Scandinavia to Siberia. For centuries in Russia, Rhodiola enjoyed a folk reputation as a while-body strengthener or tonic. After World War II, Russian researchers added it to the short list of … Continue reading Herbal Healthwatch, September 2018

A Shady Subject…

Question: I have a lot of trees in my yard, which leaves very few sunny spots. Are there any herbs I can grow? Answer: Most herbs love the sun, but some do thrive in woodlands and other shady spaces. Look for herbs that have shallow roots, which help them compete with tree roots that tend … Continue reading A Shady Subject…

The Power of Pungent Herbs

Energetically warming herbs and spices can help us spark a little fire in the body by improving digestion, boosting circulation, moving out congestion, and more. Not only that, they're readily available in our pantries, lending themselves to some tasty medicine. When it comes to herbal flavors and actions, many of our most potent and memorable herbs … Continue reading The Power of Pungent Herbs

Cooking for Health

Serving medicine for dinner may not seem terribly appetizing, but most cultures traditionally eat much of their medicine. It may not be a coincidence that nature has provided so many of our medicinal needs in herbs that taste good. When you want to take herbs over a long period of time - either to treat … Continue reading Cooking for Health

Boost Your Juice With Herbs

Have you ever cracked open a fresh aloe plant and watched it ooze a clear, sticky gel? This is one of the earth’s natural juices that can be scraped from the inner plant and used externally to soothe inflamed skin.* Humans have been juicing plants for hundreds of years, traditionally by mashing them or with … Continue reading Boost Your Juice With Herbs

Seven Safe, Effective Natural Antibiotics

Certain natural substances have antibacterial properties, but which are safe to use, and when should a person use them?Prescription antibiotics, such as penicillin, have helped people to recover from otherwise fatal diseases and conditions since the 1940s. However, people are also turning to natural antibiotics for treatment. According to the NHS, 1 in 10 people experiences side effects that … Continue reading Seven Safe, Effective Natural Antibiotics

Home Remedies for Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an inflammatory disorder of the lungs caused by an infection of the airways. It is a serious condition, and home remedies cannot be used to treat it. However, they can help ease the symptoms.Pneumonia infections can be critical and may even be life-threatening in some cases. It is essential to visit a doctor for … Continue reading Home Remedies for Pneumonia?

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

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