Diabetes is a frustrating and potentially life-threatening disease. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to glaucoma, gum disease, hearing loss, delayed wound recovery, kidney problems, hypertension, and complications of the eyes, heart, and skin. It is so crucial that those that are diabetic or pre-diabetic keep the condition under control as much as possible. Herbs for Diabetes […]

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You may very well have heard the term “tincture” before had no idea what it meant, but been too embarrassed to ask. Or, you may know what a tincture is technically, but maybe have never been quite brave enough to venture out and make your own. Here you will learn all you need to know […]

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A rose is of the Rosa genus within the Rosaceae family. It is a woody plant native to Europe, North America and northwest Africa and has over one hundred species. The flowers can be yellow, white or red in color; they tend to be striking in appearance and large in size. These aromatic flowers have […]

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Tomatoes are a fruit (yes, a fruit) that often don’t get the attention they deserve. Many people maybe add a slice here and there to their burgers or sandwiches, and maybe even sprinkle some on their salads. However, relegating tomatoes to this “supporting cast member” role is just not right. Not only are they delicious, […]

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Passiflora, also known more commonly as passionflower, is a flowering plant made up of vines and sometimes shrubs. This plant is typically found in South America, eastern and southern Asia, and New Guinea; some species of passionflower are found in the United States and Australia, as well. A large bee, and sometimes bats and hummingbirds, […]

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When you think of banana benefits, you may only think potassium and its relation to muscle cramps. However, bananas are full of other vitamins and minerals that support your health in many other ways. Health Benefits of Bananas Read on to learn about how this cheap, tasty, and convenient fruit can help support your overall […]

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Inflammation in the body is characterized by swollen, red, painful, and even warm skin. Inflammation can occur as acute or chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation occurs immediately and only lasts temporarily. If the culprit is not identified and the issue resolved, the inflammation may become chronic (long-lasting). Psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis are examples of […]

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It’s no secret that vegetables are full of essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, and squash is no exception. Squash is a broad term and encompasses a wide variety of gourd-like veggies, including spaghetti squash, summer squash, winter squash, acorn squash, pumpkins, zucchini, and more. Squash is easy enough to eat by itself or incorporate into […]

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Your memory is one of the most precious things you wish to preserve. With diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, it is a common fear of individuals that they may one day fall victim to such a disease and eventually lose their memory, in part or whole. Natural Treatments for Memory Loss This is definitely a […]

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Everyone knows that you should eat your vegetables, and broccoli is no exception. Virtually a superfood, broccoli is full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In just one cup of broccoli, you’ll sacrifice only 55 calories and receive in return high amounts of vitamins A, K. E, and C, as well as the minerals folate, fiber, […]

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  Guarana is a plant of the maple family, Sapindaceae. It is commonly found in Brazil and is native to the Amazon basin. Guarana has large leaves, clusters of flowers, and fruits with seeds the size of a coffee bean. The discovery of guarana in Brazil dates back to the times of the Amazon tribe. […]

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Carrot is a popular and widely used root vegetable. It is long and orange, with a green, leafy top. Domesticated carrots are bred from wild carrots native to Europe and Southwestern Asia, and these are the common carrots we buy at our supermarkets. In Persia, the first use of carrots was depicted through paintings and […]

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  Hypericum perforatum, also known as St. John’s Wort, is a flowering plant with yellow flowers. It can grow in many temperate regions and wildly grows in meadows around the world. Since the times of Ancient Greek to the middle Ages, St. John’s Wort was considered a magic herb that prevented various diseases. A century […]

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Geranium is a flowering plant with over 300 species and is found throughout temperate regions and mountains in the tropics, particularly in the Mediterranean region. It has long leaves and five purple, white, or blue flowers petals. This plant has been popular in gardens for over two hundred years for its fragrance and variety in […]

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Centella asiatica, or more commonly referred to as gotu kola, is a small, aquatic plant that is a member of the parsley family. It is an herbaceous plant native to Asia and grows in swamps and other wetlands. Of all the herbs out there, it is India’s most renowned herb. Yogis and those in the […]

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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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