Angelica has for centuries been an important medicinal plant and food source, especially to the Sami or Lapps in northern Finland, Norway and Sweden and the Inuits in Greenland. The Vikings were aware of the medicinal properties of the plant, and it is mentioned in the Icelandic sagas. In Norway, the plant was cultivated in medicinal herb gardens, and it was probably the first medicinal … [Read More...] about Did you know Angelica can help with digestive issues?
Nasturtium can act both as a disinfectant and as a healing agent, and all parts of the plant have strong antibiotic and antimicrobial properties. Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) - Illustration The herb is used primarily as an herbal remedy for urinary tract infections and diseases of the respiratory tract but is also indicated for external and internal bacterial infections and to … [Read More...] about Did you know that Nasturiums can treat urinary tract infections (UTIs)?
Exercise is important. While the reasons for exercise will vary between individuals, the fact that it should be an essential part of our daily routine is one that cannot be overstated. Regular exercise builds strength, endurance, but most important of all, it builds discipline. https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2015/07/02/20/37/cup-829527_960_720.jpg But you won’t be able to reach your … [Read More...] about Herbs For Gym Goers: Best Herbs For Fitness, Strength, And Endurance
Black-eyed Susan has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb by various native North American tribes to treat a wide range of ailments and even if it is not one of the most recognized medicinal plants it still has its uses in modern herbal medicine. Recent studies indicate that extracts made from the black-eyed Susan root can be beneficial in stimulating the immune system and in … [Read More...] about Did you know Black Eyed Susan can stimulate the immune system better than Echinacea?
Vervain is thought to affect the parasympathetic nervous system and therefore serves a restorative and recuperative function. Vervain (Verbena officinalis)©The Herbal Resource Vervain (Verbena officinalis) – Illustration ©The Herbal Resource It is commonly used as a natural remedy for nervous tension, insomnia, anxiety, irritability, lethargy, and … [Read More...] about Did you know that Vervain (Verbena) can help anxiety?
Botanical Name: Olea Europaea Other Common Names: african olive, brown olive, common olive, European olive, olive tree, small-fruited olive, wild olive Habitat: Olea Europaea is native to southern Europe, northern Africa and western Asia. African olive (subspecies) is native to Africa, Madagascar, western Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Description: Olive leaves are from the … [Read More...] about Olive Leaf Extract & Oleuropein Benefits & Uses
Berberine was first used in China and India where it appears in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Used as a dye, it has a distinctive yellow color. Berberine is an alkaloid bioactive compound which occurs naturally in several plants including goldenseal, barberry, tree turmeric, Oregon grape and goldthread. Scientific studies have shown that berberine has many pharmacological uses … Read More... about Berberine Toxicity, Uses, and Benefits
Botanical Name: Nigella sativa Other Common Names: fennel flower, black cumin, black onion seed, black caraway and kalonji Habitat: Nigella sativa is native to Southern Europe, North Africa and Southwest Asia and it is cultivated in many countries in the world such as the Middle Eastern Mediterranean region, South Europe, India, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia. Description: Olive … [Read More...] about Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) Benefits & Uses