Stress and anxiety seem to be natural by-products of life, especially now in this high-tech, always-on-the-go society. But constantly suffering from stress and feelings of anxiety can take a serious toll on your health, including heart issues and a weakened immune system. Although many of us would like to change our lifestyles to reduce stress, […]

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Native to the Mediterranean region, and occasionally found in northern Africa, Borage is highly popular for its appearance, particularly during a full bloom, when it becomes bright blue with five triangular petals, earning it the nickname ‘starflower’. It prefers sunny areas, though it doesn’t have specific nutritional requirements. It produces on its own, and grows […]

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Your familiarity with hops may start and end with your knowledge that they are found in beer. However, hops actually provide a wide variety of health benefits, aside from helping you celebrate the beginning of the weekend. Read on below to learn more about hops and what they can do for you. 1. Anti-Inflammatory In […]

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Have you ever wondered what people did to deal with muscle pain or a headache before the wonders of Tylenol, Advil, ibuprofen, or any of the pharmaceutical drugs popular today were invented? Well, the reality is that nature has given us some pretty powerful (and safe) remedies to treat pain naturally. Natural Painkillers Next time […]

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Whenever you use a lemon, for a drink or food dish, you generally get what you need out of it and then toss the citrus peel. Well, did you know that this lemony peel can actually be used to improve your health? Health Benefits of Lemon Peels Discover some of the ways that lemon peels […]

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Yohimbe is a tree that is native to Central Africa, and it has become famous for the medicinal benefits of its bark. The chemical responsible for these interactions is called yohimbine and has actually been approved and used by many international drug agencies. Health benefits of Yohimbe Let’s take a closer look at some of […]

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Oregano is something of a super herb. It’s been used since the ancient Greek times, and actually is named from the Greeks ‘mountain of joy’. The historical and current use of oregano as an herbal remedy shows pretty clearly how useful this herb truly is! Health Benefits of Oregano The oil, leaves and other parts […]

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You may not have heard of arctostaphylos uva ursi (or just uva ursi) before, but this herb has been used for centuries to treat a variety of medical maladies. From a nutritional supplement to a muscle relaxant, read on to learn about all of the ways that uva ursi can be used. 1. Urinary Tract […]

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Scientifically named Azadirachta indica, neem is a tree of a mahogany family that is native to the tropical areas of India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. India has taken advantage of the medicinal properties of neem for over thousands of years. In fact, “Nimba,” the Sanskrit word for neem, translates to mean “good health.” This evergreen […]

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Kava kava (medicinal name piper methysticum) is a root that is utilized in natural and holistic medical approaches. This root has been used for over 3,000 years to address various physical ailments, as well as conditions such as anxiety and depression. Health Benefits of Kava Kava Let’s explore the incredible medicinal benefits of this root. […]

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Eyebright is one of the few herbs which can be eaten in its entirety (stems, leaves, and flowers). This edible herb also has a plethora of uses for medicinal purposes, from treating various eye ailments (hence its name) to soothing skin irritation. Likely these medicinal benefits are due to the variety of nutrients that eyebright […]

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Comfrey is an herb that is harvested from the perennial plant with thick roots and leaves. It is an herb that has literally been used for hundreds of years for a variety of reasons. It goes by many names, some of them being Blackwort, Black Root, Knitbone, or Wallwort, among others. Health Benefits and Uses […]

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Peppermint has been used for centuries to heal a variety of ailments. From asthma to IBS, peppermint is a powerful herbal remedy, and can be utilized in many different ways. Whether in a tea or as an oil, this mint hybrid can meet your needs. Health Benefits of Peppermint Below are some of the amazing […]

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When most people think of marshmallow, they think of roasting fires and s’mores. Those marshmallows found in the store, however, have been processed so that there is very little of the plant (althaea officinalis) left. Much like a bag of licorice is very different from the licorice root, so too is marshmallow candy. Health Benefits […]

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Lavender is much loved for its delightful aroma and relaxing properties. Lavender, or Lavandula Angustifolia to differentiate from its mint family relatives, has been used for centuries to treat a wide variety of complaints and ailments. Health Benefits of Lavender Below are just some of the many benefits of and uses for lavender. 1. Improves […]

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Sage is a desert herb that hails from Mediterranean regions. This herb is often used in cooking and is easy to identify due to its unique flavor and aroma. However, sage is good for more than just flavoring a dish; it also contains a wide variety of health benefits. Health Benefits of Sage Tea Let’s […]

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