Blessed Thistle, scientifically known as Cnicus Benedictus, is often referred to as St. Benedict’s Thistle or holy thistle. The plant itself has thistle-like characteristics and is chiefly found in the Mediterranean regions of Portugal and Iran. In North America, Blessed Thistle is viewed as an invasive weed plant. The plant is not considered edible, though […]

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Bacopa, also referred to as brahmi, is an aquatic plant, most traditionally used in India for medicinal purposes. Bacopa has succulent leaves and small, white flowers that consist of approximately four to five petals. Bacopa grows under damp conditions; it is found in wetlands across the continents. The fact that it is an aquatic plant […]

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The taproot part of the beet is referred to as the beetroot. Beetroot is both used for food and medicinal uses. From Middle Ages onwards, beetroot was regarded as a treatment for various illnesses and conditions, particularly those illnesses related to blood and digestion. The beet plant consists of a round, firm vegetable purple in […]

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Caraway, also called Persian cumin, is a plant native to Europe, Asia and North America that is thought to have originated with the ancient Arabs. The stem of caraway grows up to 2 feet high, and has small white flowers that blossom in June. The fruits, which are mistakenly called seeds, release an aromatic scent […]

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Motion sickness affects many people. It can put a real damper on your day, especially if you’re on vacation with the family at Disneyland or enjoying a sunset cruise on the bay. Luckily, there are many natural remedies for motion sickness and most of these herbs are already in your cabinet or easily found at […]

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The name Astragalus refers to a whole host of herbal and shrub species encompassing over 3000 varieties within the genus. A member of the legume family, Astragalus is also referred to as goat’s thorn, milkvetch, and locoweed. Native to the Northern hemisphere where the climate is mild or temperate, Astragalus grows easily in standard conditions. […]

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Rooibos tea, originating from South Africa, is being hailed for its plethora of health benefits. These benefits include curing headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema, bone weakness, hypertension, allergies and premature aging. The tea has no caffeine and can be enjoyed as often as you would like. The USDA has even noted the tea can help prevent […]

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  Angelica sinensis, or Dong Quai as it’s commonly known, is an indigenous Chinese herb found in high and cold mountainous regions of China, Japan and Korea. This plant is of the celery, carrots, parsley, and poison hemlock family and has smooth stems that have white flowered clusters and fruits at the ends. The thick, […]

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The Anise plant has been used for centuries to treat a number a health conditions. Their seeds were so valuable in the East, they were used to pay taxes. These very seeds can treat many conditions, from low sex drive to digestion problems. Anise is from the carrot family and it can grow up to […]

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Chamomile is an herb that many people are familiar with, though they may not be familiar with its properties and abilities. The flowers themselves have slight sedative properties that enhances the quality of your sleep and provides relaxation. Many parents find that the flower can help ease teething and colic in their babies, as well […]

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Chest congestion is caused by a buildup of fluids, both inside and around your lungs. It can lead to uncomfortable symptoms, such as a tightness in the chest that can make breathing into a chore. Other symptoms include bloody phlegm, shortness of breath, coughing, runny nose, crackling noise when breathing, body aches and fever, among […]

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Cleansing your blood is highly important, particularly for those who prefer the alternative health route. Blood cleansing provides huge benefits in general health, as well as preventing cancer. There are many amazing herbs and foods that serve as high quality blood cleansers, and can be used to give your system a boost. Blood Cleansing Herbs […]

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Organic black tea is a classic, much loved beverage around the world. It can come in a wide variety of flavors and scents. Some are highly caffeinated, others are much less. High quality black teas are typically rich in texture with delicious flavors and scents. Each provides a wealth of healthy benefits to the drinker, […]

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There are a lot of different herbs that grow naturally and have many medicinal uses. The following list isn’t exhaustive and doesn’t provide all of the herbs in the world. Herbs and Their Uses A Aconite is praised as an effective herbal treatment for ailments such as immune deficiency, heart palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, fevers, labor […]

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Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a commonly used herb, though mainly in the kitchen. However, it offers valuable healing properties that can greatly enhance your body’s ability to protect itself. This delicious plant has been proven to be effective on inflammation, detoxification of the body, infection and many common ailments. It provides stress relief, acne elimination, […]

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Since the 1940’s, certain herbs and foods have been used to protect our bodies from disease and infection. They can build up your immune system, boost your digestive system, strengthen your gut bacteria, shut down parasites and more. Since we’ve been developing antibiotics, bacteria and bugs have evolved to resist them. However, they can’t develop […]

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