The Health Benefits of Vinegar: Real or Imagined?

vinegar_healthAnecdotes about the health benefits of vinegar proliferate wildly, as do claims by skeptics that it is nothing more than placebo medicine. So, what does the scientific evidence actually say?

According to a recent review published in MedGenMed titled, “Vinegar: Medicinal Uses & Antiglycemic Effect,” which set out to examine the scientific evidence for the medicinal uses of vinegar, folklore concerning vinegar’s discovery stretch back to the very beginnings of recorded history:

Legend states that a courtier Continue reading

The Many Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

aloWhy This “Silent Healer” Has Become the Top 
Herbal Supplement Sold in Health Food Stores

There’s an inexpensive herbal supplement called the “Silent Healer” that may be a drug-free remedy for many of the world’s ills — one that comes without any undesirable side effects. Continue reading

Gladiolus

gladiolusIntroduction:
Most Europeans are under the wrong impression on the origins of this wonderful plant. The Gladiolus was first discovered near the end of its range in KwaZulu Natal in the late 1820’s. The name G. natalensis was then used for species farmed in Holland. Professor C.G.C. Reinwardt at Leyden distributed plants under this name to growers. No other species of the genus has caused so much taxonomic confusion and misunderstanding. Continue reading