We love and admire the natural, unassuming beauty of the flowers. They are not just wonderful creations of nature—many have immense medicinal properties. Ayurveda and homeopathy treatments use flower extracts in their medicines. Green tea, aromatherapy, cosmetics are just a few examples.
Infusing and extracting herbs, flowers, and other healthy natural ingredients using a home extraction machine allows you to create your own recipes for edibles, home remedies, and topicals. Here are the top two home infusers and a comparison to help guide you if you are considering home extraction.
Originally grown in Arabia, the aloe vera plant has been used medicinally for thousands of years. This article covers some of the ways the pulp of this plant soothes, heals and protects us.
Mushrooms have a history of defying simple categorization. With unique biological and botanical characteristics, mushrooms mystify us, especially their inherent medicinal value for the immune system.
Can herbal supplements reduce your risk of developing cancer? Should healthy people focus more on herbs and lifestyle changes for cancer prevention?
Turmeric has been used as an ingredient in food items for ages in India due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-aging, neuroprotective and anti-cancer properties. It has religious significance and is also used as cosmetics in India. Let's find out more in detail.
Ginger is a miraculous medicinal spice with anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, antiviral and analgesic properties. Due to its ability to treat various diseases, it was named Vishwabhesaja (the universal medicine) by ancient Ayurvedic sages in India. Want to know more? Let's explore in detail.
Herbalism is a traditional medicinal practice where plants and their oils and extracts are used for medical purposes. Herbalism goes by different names such as herbology, medical herbalism, phytotherapy, and botanical science to name a few.
Berberine is a constituent of the Chinese herbs phellodendron (huang bai) and coptis (huang lian), and can be used to promote healing of infections, ease gastrointestinal distress, and lower blood sugar. Numerous studies validate its effectiveness for these conditions and more.
Compounds capsaicin, piperine, gingerol, and allicin impart their spicy properties to our food when we use them. That's due to the similarities in their chemistry. Does it mean that they also provide us similar health benefits?
Bitter gourd or bitter melon has bitter medicinal principles. Dry powder, fruit juice and extracts containing Momordica, Cucurbitacin and Charatin are now available in capsules and tablets. Grow Momordica in your garden to harvest from home.
Harvest and roast your own dandelion roots, juice your ginger and dry the pulp, and try this cold and flu prevention supplement.
The Butterfly pea flower or Clitoria ternatea has been used for centuries in ancient Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic healing practices. Contemporarily, the Butterfly pea flower is used to decrease stress, improve eyesight, and more!
Turns out, I’ve been taking probiotics wrong my whole life! And maybe you have too. Here's everything you need to know to get the most out of your probiotic supplements.
Commonly used in Indian cuisine, cardamom has reached out to other countries throughout the world as a pleasing, fragrant spice used in many meals. Not only should you keep this spice in your cabinet as an ingredient for your next meal, you should also keep it because of its many health benefits.
If you have ever been interested in herbs for astral projection, lucid dreaming, and meditation, then you have probably heard of the classic herb known to many as mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). Some would say mugwort is a magical plant for smoking and teas!
In ancient Greece, basil was referred to as the "Royal Herb," and basil did earn this name because of its many health benefits. The next time you smell its pleasant aroma as you are cooking, remember the many properties that are beneficial to your health.
Cayenne pepper has been used since the ancient times, not only as a spicy seasoning to food, but as a medicinal spice. Even though this spice may be too hot for your taste buds, you may change your mind after learning about the health benefits.
While ginger is very popular in cooking and baking, it is also well known for its health benefits and healing properties. In addition to treating problems with the digestive system, ginger also helps in treating the symptoms of many other ailments.
Our political world is seemingly dominated by the discussion about legalizing marijuana. But what is the difference between the oils extracted from the plant and what are the possible medical benefits?
Findings from more than 24 human studies suggest that holy basil is a safe herb that can be used to help normalize glucose levels, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and manage other health conditions like asthma, arthritis, acne, hives, influenza, sore throat, and canker sores.
The broadleaf plantain is one of the most abundant and widely distributed medicinal plants in the world. Learn how to easily use its medicinal properties at home!
There are many health benefits to drinking green tea, including a reduced risk of cancer, a reduced risk of heart disease, and weight loss.
Black pepper is one of the most used spices in almost all of the countries of the world. In use since the ancient times, this spice not only is a flavor enhancer for many meat dishes, soups and salads, there are many health benefits to using black pepper.
Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, or paranoia? Do you feel the stress of everyday life growing out of your control? This can be caused by chemicals in your brain being thrown out of whack, and St. John's Wort can help you there.
Avocados are rich in antioxidants which benefit the eyes. Lutein and zeaxanthin, found in the fruit, are responsible for preventing macular degeneration and cataracts. Monounsaturated fats in avocados help with absorption of these carotenoids, making them potent healing agents which protect vision.
Foraging for wild edibles can be a very rewarding skill to learn. Find out how to recognize Mountain Bluebells below.
The FDA calls kratom, a popular alternative medicine, an opioid. The herb was associated with 44 deaths. Are you aware of what you are taking as an herbal supplement?
Kratom has become a controversial topic over the last few years. There are two sides to the argument: one party suggests that kratom is deadly, the other suggests it is a miracle plant.
Beetroots carry myriad health benefits. They contain many vitamins and minerals and help treat liver malfunctions, lessen the probability of heart attacks, and also contain cancer-fighting properties.