What You Should Know About The Skullcap Herb

The skullcap herb is a traditional medicinal plant. Traditional Chinese medical practitioners and Native Americans have been using skullcap for centuries. Skullcap belongs to the genus Scutellaria. It is a perennial flowering plant that belongs to the bigger mint...

VALERIAN ESSENTIAL OIL

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) in the valerian family of botanical plants. Since medieval times, this herb is highly esteemed and called "all heal." The fragrance is rather unpleasant for most people but when mixed with other more...

Birth Control Side Effects: Is The Pill A Good Option?

Birth control pills are an effective form of pregnancy prevention for most women. However, there are some side effects associated with taking the drug. As with anything, it's essential to do your research first and consult your doctor before taking the pill. Luckily,...

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BENEFITS OF BERBERINE — UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

BENEFITS OF BERBERINE — UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

Berberine is a chemical found in several plants including European barberry, goldenseal, goldthread, Oregon grape, phellodendron, and tree turmeric. Berberine is most commonly taken by mouth for diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Some people apply...

BENEFITS OF BERBERINE — UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

BENEFITS OF BERBERINE — UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

Berberine is a chemical found in several plants including European barberry, goldenseal, goldthread, Oregon grape, phellodendron, and tree turmeric. Berberine is most commonly taken by mouth for diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Some people apply...

WHAT A PAIR, ECHINACEA AND GOLDENSEAL

WHAT A PAIR, ECHINACEA AND GOLDENSEAL

Echinacea and goldenseal are non-specific stimulators, which make the body capable of resisting all kinds of disease. They multiply the activity of the immune system and increase white blood cells. The vaccines of conventional medicine only work against one specific...

REVIEW OF REHMANNIA

REVIEW OF REHMANNIA

Rehmannia glutinosa is also known as di huang in traditional Chinese medicine, beloNgs to the family Phrymaceae and native to China. It is easy to recognize due to the flowers shaped-like bells that are yellow or red/violet in color. It is one of 50 most commonly used...

How Mental Health Impacts Your Physical Health

How Mental Health Impacts Your Physical Health

For centuries, we’ve drawn a clear line between mental health and physical health, treating the latter as the concern of all and the former as issue only for an unlucky few. We were wrong. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about mental health in the 21st century,...

How to Avoid Food Poisoning in the Kitchen

How to Avoid Food Poisoning in the Kitchen

You’ve scrubbed the chopping boards, changed out the baking soda at the back of the fridge, bleached the drain, and mopped the floor with disinfectant. Everything smells nice, gleams, and doesn’t have any sticky film on it.The kitchen couldn’t be cleaner or safer,...

DID YOU KNOW THE BENEFITS OF FEVERFEW?

DID YOU KNOW THE BENEFITS OF FEVERFEW?

The word "Feverfew" derives from the Latin word febrifugia, meaning "fever reducer" or "to drive out fevers". Feverfew is a plant that is native to Asia Minor and the Balkans. It is now common throughout the world. Feverfew (Tanacetum...

EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF EVENING PRIMROSE OIL

EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF EVENING PRIMROSE OIL

Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) is cold-pressed from the seeds of the Oenothera biennis botanical. It has traditionally been referred to as the 'King's Cure-All' due to the belief that its 'majestic' benefits and 'honorable' properties made it fit for kings and...

A QUICK STUDY ON AZO CRANBERRY PILLS

A QUICK STUDY ON AZO CRANBERRY PILLS

Azo Cranberry is produced from the berry fruit of a North American evergreen shrub. Azo Cranberry is acidic and can interfere with unwanted bacteria in the urinary tract. It is also believed to act as a diuretic ("water pill"). Azo-Cranberry (as juice or in capsules)...

HOW MILK THISTLE BENEFITS WEIGHT LOSS

HOW MILK THISTLE BENEFITS WEIGHT LOSS

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a flowering plant in the Aster family. The name “Milk thistle" is from its leaves, which contain milky sap and thistle. The plant is native to the Mediterranean areas of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Milk...

TEA TREE OIL FOR ACNE SCARS

TEA TREE OIL FOR ACNE SCARS

Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia, a genus of plants belonging to the myrtle family which is a plant native to Australia. It is a species of tree or tall shrub indigenous to New South Wales in Southeastern Australia. Native Aboriginal...

DEALING WITH THROBBING PAIN

DEALING WITH THROBBING PAIN

Throbbing tooth pain is a sign that you might have tooth damage. Tooth decay or a cavity can give you a toothache. A tooth abscess can also give you a toothache. A tooth abscess is a pus-filled lesion at the roots of a tooth. Throbbing tooth pain can also happen if...