NSAID Painkillers Found To Deplete Vitamin B-6 Levels

New research has determined that COX-inhibitors, which include numerous NSAIDs – Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – reduce Vitamin B-6 levels within the body.

The study, published in the  Continue reading

Banish Osteoporosis and Tooth Loss with these Superstar Teas

If you have weak teeth and bones, or simply would like to fortify yourself against future problems, select herbal teas are a great daily choice. Packed with bone enhancing compounds, these age-old elixirs are a tasty way to strengthen skeletal structure and shore up the teeth. An Ayurvedic herb has even been found to remove tooth and bone ravaging fluoride from water, providing an economical solution to this worrisome chemical. Continue reading

Thunder God Vine

Did You Know…

… a plant called “Thunder God Vine” was recently proven make tumors disappear?

Although the name of this remarkable plant sounds more like a new brand of energy drink than the latest cancer treatment breakthrough, Continue reading

Fenugreek Multifaceted Healing Herb

Did You Know…

… that fenugreek can help build muscles, burn body fat and protect against type 2 diabetes and heart disease?

Fenugreek is more than just a flavorful spice to add to chicken, curries and salads.  It’s been a century-old favorite among ayurvedic practitioners and herbalists for treating ailments from Continue reading

Boneset

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… that Boneset was one of most widely used medicinal plants of early America and has been used well into the 21st century to treat a variety of ailments…particularly influenza and fever? Continue reading

Ginger Root Eases Nausea and Vomiting

Ginger root is a favorite among herbalists, used in a variety of situations. The spicy root, or rhizome, of the ginger plant can either be eaten raw, powdered, made into tea, juiced, tinctured, or even candied. One of the most common uses for ginger root is for nausea and vomiting. Placebo-controlled, double-blind studies have proven that ginger root effectively reduces nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness, surgery, and morning sickness during pregnancy. Because organic ginger root is completely safe to use during pregnancy, the herb is especially treasured by pregnant women around the world. Continue reading

Holy Basil Is a Clinically Proven Antioxidant, Cancer Fighter, Neuropathy Healer, and Anti-microbial

Holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), also known internationally as tulsi, is highly prized in the natural healing community both for its heady scent and for its healing properties. In the Hindu religion, holy basil is a sacred plant which is used during meditation and is considered a staple in every home garden. Among herbalists, holy basil is known as an adaptogen. This means the herb increases the body’s resistance to a variety of environmental threats or stressors. Holy basil’s antioxidant abilities make the herb a favorite super-food. It has been medically proven to combat cancer and heal neuropathy caused by surgery. Holy basil oil may be used as a skin care treatment for acne. Continue reading

Licorice Root Proven Effective against Oral Infections

A new study indicates that dried licorice root is effective against the bacteria which causes tooth decay and gum disease, both of which can lead to tooth loss. Reporting their findings in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Natural Products, researchers say that that two substances in dried licorice root may help prevent and treat tooth decay and gum disease. Continue reading