Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which one is lacking healthful, restful sleep. This means you may have difficulty going to sleep, staying asleep, and/or reaching REM sleep. Insomnia affects about 20% of adults at some point in their lives. Insomnia can be caused or exacerbated by many factors, including age, stress, diet, emotions, or […]

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Valerian is a perennial plant that has sweetly scented flowers. This plant blooms in the summer and is native to England and to certain areas in Asia. For centuries, valerian has been taken advantage of as medicine for its sedating properties. The pungent odor of the root makes it easy to identify as valerian. Ancient […]

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Gout is an extremely painful and uncomfortable condition that affects joints. Those with gout experience sudden and severe attacks of pain, redness, and tenderness in the joints; for some reason, this pain tends to start/be most severe in and around the big toe. The pain and tenderness can also affect your hands, ankles, knees, feet, […]

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Lemon is a fruit native to an evergreen tree in Asia. This citrus fruit is used all over the world as more than just an ingredient that brings out flavor in dishes. Lemon is actually considered one of the healthiest foods out there, as it is rich in vitamin C and contains bioflavonoid. Flavonoid is […]

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You might be wanting to grow some herbs but you’re stuck in a climate or location where you think they just won’t grow. Wrong! There are so many different herbs, there are virtually some that will grow in almost every climate. Read on to see what grows best where and find out what you can […]

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Corn silk is the fine, yellow and pink strands found on the ear of the female flower of corn. The corn has been grown in North and South America for thousands of years, the Mayans and Aztecs being the first of those who cultivated it. The corn silk on the husks of corn are typically […]

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Gastroenteritis, or the stomach flu, is probably something that has affected everyone at some point in their lives. It is caused by a bacterial infection and is characterized by extreme nausea, stomach cramps and pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. While this infection thankfully doesn’t usually last longer than 2-3 days, it can be an extremely uncomfortable […]

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Rosemary is a fragranced, perennial herb native to the Mediterranean. This herb is of the mint family Lamiaceae, has needle-like leaves, small flowers, and has a number of legends behind it. The bush was deemed the “Rose of Mary.” Medically, rosemary has been used for centuries for treatment of a range of illnesses. Most prevalently, […]

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  Tea tree is an essential oil that is extracted from the Australian native tree, Melaleuca alternifolia—or more commonly called the tea tree. The indigenous Bundjalung natives of Australia have used this essential oil for thousands of years. They believed tea tree oil could treat a number of common diseases and illnesses and therefore used […]

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While ginger is not the most common ingredient found in the everyday kitchen, perhaps it should be. Ginger root has a plethora of benefits, such as helping with UTIs and other infections and even fighting cancer. Health Benefits of Ginger Root & Ginger Tea You can simply add more ginger to your everyday dishes, or […]

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  Thyme of the Thymus genus is an herb used for thousands of years. Emperors in Ancient Rome would eat thyme before or after meals, because it was thought that thyme protected against poison. In the middle ages, soldiers carried the fragrant evergreen herb in a bundle in their lockets as a badge of honor. […]

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Your kidneys are responsible for removing toxins and waste from your bloodstream, which means they are kept pretty busy! Shaped like a bean and located in the abdomen, these organs help to regulate blood pressure, increase blood cell production, and synthesize vitamin D. Kidney Cleansing Herbs If you feel that your kidneys may be a […]

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Aloe Vera is a nutritious plant species, revered for centuries for its medicinal properties. It is an almost stemless, succulent plant that can grow to be 100 cm long. Its thick leaves are edged with white teethand if you cut open a leaf, you’ll find it’s full of a clear, gel-like substance, referred to as […]

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Ocimum tenuiflorum, or more commonly known as holy basil or tulsi, is an aromatic plant part of the mint family. It is cultivated throughout the Southeast Asian tropics. This plant grows to be 1 to 2 feet tall and has green or purple, highly aromatic leaves that have slightly ridged edges. Holy basil, considered an […]

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Black cohosh is a woodland plant that is also known by the names black snakeroot, fairy candle, black bugbane, and actaea racemosa. Black cohosh is native to the North American continent, but only on the eastern side from Ontario to Georgia. The furthest west that the growth pattern stretches, is to Missouri or Arkansas. For […]

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Impotence, or erectile dysfunction, is an inconvenient and often embarrassing condition that affects many men. Causes may be physiological or psychological and impotence occurs in various degrees. If you or someone you care about is suffering from impotence, don’t despair just yet; there are some natural remedies that are effective in helping treat erectile dysfunction. […]

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