Ayurveda

Astragalus and Saw Palmetto

Astragalus and Saw Palmetto

If anyone thought that the science of Herbal Medicine was only "historic" and merely a collection of hearsay tales from the distant past, the latest medical application of two not well-known but traditional herbs will put that misconception to rest. These herbs offer hope to thousands who currently suffer major physical disorders such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Immune Deficiency, Hepatitis, or Non-Malignant Prostatic Enlargement, and to thousands more the prospect of prevailing the advent of these diseases. The two herbs in question are Astragalus (also known by the common name Milk Vetch, botanical name Astragalus membranaceus) and Saw Palmetto (Sabal…
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How Do CBD and Turmeric Help With Inflammation?

How Do CBD and Turmeric Help With Inflammation?

Inflammation is the primary cause of many health problems. From causing minor ailments like arthritis and joint pains to significant issues like diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s, inflammation is an inevitable systemic response to injury or illness. An essential part of treating inflammation is preventing it in the first place. For years, CBD and turmeric have been touted as excellent solutions for inflammation. Separately, both turmeric and CBD possess anti-inflammatory properties and come with a host of other health benefits. But can they be a potent and powerful duo together? In this post, we will find out the answer to this…
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Best Herbal Extracts

Best Herbal Extracts

Commercial plantations of medicinal herbs are an accomplished fact and future demand for our herbal products is guaranteed as the trends towards safer more organic medicines climbs year by year. Standardization Herbal Extracts The latest word in herb growing for medical purposes is "standardization" which simply means that in every product made with a "standard" herbal extract the consumer is getting the full measure of that particular plant's active ingredients. Standardization also means that dosages can be more precise and the measuring of curative effects can also be more precise. There is no "corner on the market" for standardized herbal…
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Healing Properties of Garlic (Allium sativum)

Healing Properties of Garlic (Allium sativum)

Garlic (Allium sativum) is classified as a herb-vegetable and is the most pungent member of the onion family. Superfood against diseases One of its dominant nutrients is organic sulfur (this is what we most often associate with the smell of garlic) which is biochemically a potent lymphatic tissue cleanser especially valuable in mucus congestion disorders like colds and respiratory infections. Garlic also has been found to open airways and alleviate asthma. It is even reputedly useful against diabetes, high blood pressure, and bacterial infection. Garlic's characteristic aroma is evident only when the clove is cut or crushed by the oxidation…
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Why Medical Marijuana’s Should Be Legal?

Why Medical Marijuana’s Should Be Legal?

Marijuana is the dried aerial tops of the plant Cannabis sativa L. The compound leaf of five to seven leaflets with serrated edges has been reproduced on so many posters, books, papers, and T-shirts as to be recognizable by almost everyone. Other features of the plant, such as the fact that the male and female plants are separate, and that it produces a "high", are also common knowledge. However, not so well known, is the fact that the plant produces small glandular hairs that secrete a greenish-brown sticky fluid. This resin, which contains a number of substances, produces a group…
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The Legend Of The Mistletoe

The Legend Of The Mistletoe

Christmas legends and stories are many with some traditions coming down to us through dozens of cultural pathways. I find the legends connected with historical herbalism among the most fascinating. Certainly herb lore is largely credited with most of our decorative symbols of the Christmas season (remember that Christmas means "Christ's Mass" or celebration). Christ's Mass in the Christian world is a celebration made resplendent when we decorate our homes, churches and public places with a profusion of the herb or plant ornaments associated with Christmas. Christmas Herbs Are Multicultural While the majority of Christmas herbal lore is centered on…
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18 Medicinal Plants and Their Uses

18 Medicinal Plants and Their Uses

From olden times medicinal plants and herbs have played an important part in the life of man. They have been used as a remedy against numerous diseases, in sweet-smelling oils burnt in temples and in adding flavors to beverages and food. Medicine production and manufacture by private people is, however, a thing of the past, and at present, the few herbs grown in gardens are luxuries rather than necessaries. There are still many plants that are well worth growing for private use for their medicinal qualities in addition to those we grow for ordinary purposes. 1. Anise The Anise (Pimpinella anisum),…
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What’s The Benefit of Onion?

What’s The Benefit of Onion?

Ayurveda, an ancient form of medicine still practiced in Ceylon, maybe old fashioned and in urgent need of reform but it still has a thing or two to teach modern medicine, it seems. If you sit too much, eat too much and take too little exercise, say the Ayurvedists, raw onions every day are just the thing for a healthy bloodstream. Some of the proudest people in Ceylon today are the indigenous medical practitioners, or Ayurvedists as they are called. They are proud that the onion treatment, known to Ayurveda for several hundreds of years, is at last gaining recognition…
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12 Best Medicinal Plants to Grow at Home

12 Best Medicinal Plants to Grow at Home

Herbs should have a place in every garden for medicinal uses. Herbalists still use plants for natural healing, cosmetics, and herbal teas, the majority of herbs in the home garden are put to culinary use. These days the gardener is likely to have planted horse-radish, fennel, angelica, dill, savory, basil and hyssop, six kinds of thyme, and a whole host of scented geraniums. Dried leaves and flowers will be used to make tussie-mussies and potpourri. You can savor the true taste of herbs when they are picked and used fresh. While some of the more tender herbs like tarragon, parsley,…
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15 Herbal Remedies for Common Ailments

15 Herbal Remedies for Common Ailments

Herbs are the oldest form of remedy and treatments for everything from anxiety to colds. Now herbal remedies seem to have rapidly come back into vogue because it is natural and environmentally sound and all of those other faddish, sort of wholesome things. How to make herbal remedies There are two methods in preparing the solutions for the treatments described below: Infusion or Tea To make an infusion or tea, boil water (225ml), wait for 30 seconds, and then sprinkle the herb onto the water to steep, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until cool or leave overnight. Remember to keep…
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