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

The Immune System: Anatomy & Physiology

The immune system serves as the body’s greatest defense mechanism against foreign invaders. But as herbalists, we see it as much more than just a systematic fortress.  Medical herbalist Diana Jones writes, “Immunity represents an ecological interface between inner and outer environments”–a concept that considers immune health holistically, linking it to our relationship with mind, … Continue reading The Immune System: Anatomy & Physiology

Spices That Heal: Pumpkin Spice

Spices are so revered by humans that travelers ventured into the great unknown to seek out the healing and culinary delight they offered. Luckily, all you have to do is venture to your cupboard to unlock the healing potential of culinary herbs and spices. Here’s a closer look at the wonders of Pumpkin Spice. — … Continue reading Spices That Heal: Pumpkin Spice

Ginger Nanoparticles Show Promise for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Ginger is spicing up the search for a cure for inflammatory bowel disease, according to research published in Biomaterials. Delivered in the form of nanoparticles, researchers believe ginger could offer a targeted and effective remedy for this potentially debilitating condition. Ginger is thought to offer wide-ranging health benefits. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers a group … Continue reading Ginger Nanoparticles Show Promise for Inflammatory Bowel Disease