Aloe Vera Bulletin Published by Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

New publication documents adulteration of aloe vera leaf gel and juice with undeclared maltodextrin and ingredients from other Aloe species AUSTIN, Texas (June 19, 2019) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) announces the publication of a new Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin (BAPB) on aloe vera (Aloe vera) leaf gel- and juice-derived ingredients. Liquids and gels (often … Continue reading Aloe Vera Bulletin Published by Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

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Benefits of Moringa: A Nutritional Powerhouse

Famously called "the miracle tree" thanks to its exceptional nutritional content and therapeutic potential, moringa more than lives up to its name. Moringa offers numerous health benefits, including protecting against free radicals and promoting a strong immune system in all stages of life. Among other things, moringa supports the heart, brain, and liver, and can … Continue reading Benefits of Moringa: A Nutritional Powerhouse

Medicinal and Culinary Uses for the Shy Violet

While violets’ delicate blossoms are a treat only for the observant, the plant has enjoyed a long history of medicinal and culinary use. Leigh Hunt, an English Romantic essayist, and poet is the first known author of the phrase “shrinking violet.” In 1820, he published a passage describing a bit of woodland in The Indicator, a … Continue reading Medicinal and Culinary Uses for the Shy Violet

11 Coffee Alternatives to Help You Kick the Habit

A cup of joe is a key part of many people's morning routine. Coffee isn't just aromatic and delicious — it promotes alertness and focus, suppresses appetite, and even aids with digestion. Coffee acts as a stimulant, which means that it can increase your blood pressure and heart rate; it also gives some people headaches. And while it … Continue reading 11 Coffee Alternatives to Help You Kick the Habit

Thinking About Herbalism Courses?

Perhaps you, like myself, have been on a mission to incorporate a more natural approach to your family’s wellness. You’ve revamped your homemade meals with fresh, healthy ingredients, researched holistic ways to approach common ailments, and tried using essential oils and herbs in your own health routine! No matter where you are at in your … Continue reading Thinking About Herbalism Courses?

Drink your vitamins & minerals (#raspberryleaf, #herbalextracts)….

Since Raspberry Leaf🌿 is a nutritive herb it is perfect for just about anyone. It is one of the safest herbs due to it being mostly just a vitamin that is more potent and easily absorbed than pill supplements; by the body.

My Herbal Adventures...

I recently completed another herbal monograph on Raspberry Leaf; one of my favorite herbs!! Oddly it’s one I also took for granted until more recently. The leaves grow abundantly in my backyard, but I was so fixated on the lack of berries that the importance of the healthy, plentiful leaves almost escaped me. Yet, drinking the tea during my last pregnancy made a world of difference. Luckily, by the end of last summer, the light bulb went on💡💭& I thought….”This is one I should be harvesting because I can craft a tincture & also a glycerite; with pregnant women in mind!!

It is definitely one of the most plentiful herbs in my yard and this last summer stayed free of most insects. The year before the Japanese Beetles & aphids got to them and ate a lot of the leaves. I still was able to harvest quite a bit for…

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Winter: Natural Home Remedies for Sore Throat

Sore throats are one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor and they tend to affect children the most. A sore throat is usually considered a minor complaint until you have one and every swallow induces pain — pain that may seem unbearable. Unfortunately, the only option is to treat the symptoms … Continue reading Winter: Natural Home Remedies for Sore Throat

Oregano Oil Uses & Benefits for Your Winter Health

Without a doubt, oregano oil is one of the best natural supplements you can get. It’s produced from the perennial herb oregano and loaded with free-radical-crushing antioxidants. A growing body of research has shown that oregano oil offers many positive health benefits and is one of the most potent natural remedies in existence. In particular, … Continue reading Oregano Oil Uses & Benefits for Your Winter Health

Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper has been used for a variety of ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, atonic dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever, and diphtheria. Let’s take a look at some of the best health benefits cayenne pepper has to offer. The Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper 1. … Continue reading Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Powerful Herbal Pain Relief

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the home of a gracious woman who deals in antiques. As I admired the many fine pieces displayed there, I came to realize that I, too, am something of a period piece a baby boomer who's fundamentally sound but sporting the odd creaky hinge or … Continue reading Powerful Herbal Pain Relief