Herbal Library

Agrimony

3/4/2014
If you’ve ever used the herb agrimony, you have something in common with the injured men on medieval battlefields. During...
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Aloe Vera

8/7/2013
Aloe vera is an amazing mixture of more than 200 constituents, including polysaccharides, enzymes, glycoproteins, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
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Arnica

8/8/2013
As a natural health remedy, arnica oil has been used as a topical deep tissue oil for centuries for bruises...
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Artichoke Leaf

10/9/2013
The artichoke leaf contains many health benefits, making it key to liver detox and protection. Read more on this plant’s...
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Ashwagandha

10/8/2013
Ashwagandha has been part of herbal medicine for at least the last 4,000 years, with health benefits including stress relief,...
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Astragalus

9/17/2013
Astragalus is an herb which can provide a great boost for your immune system and help fight off many diseases....
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Bacopa Monniera

8/12/2013
The Bacopa Monniera herb has been used effectively for hundreds of years as a brain and nervous system restorer. In...
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Bamboo

2/25/2014
While bamboo may still be on the newer side of things here in Western herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine has...
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Banaba Leaf Extract

7/19/2013
The health benefits of banaba leaf extract are great for diabetics. Banaba leaf and blood sugar control go hand in...
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Barberry

10/7/2013
Barberry root contains many health benefits for antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant activity, and more to treat internal and external conditions.
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Black Walnut Hulls

7/15/2013
Besides being one of the most effective herbal laxative remedies and also being rich in Vitamin C, black walnut hulls...
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Bloodroot

3/3/2014
Sanguinaria canadensis, most commonly referred to as bloodroot, has a rich Native American background. Its nickname, war paint, should give...
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Burdock Root

9/10/2013
Even if you haven’t heard of burdock root, chances are you’ve seen it. While native to Europe and Northern Asia,...
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Calendula Oils & Tinctures

7/26/2013
Calendula is a native Mediterranean plant that belongs to the daisy plant family Asteraceae. Natural healers have found calendula ointment...
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Cascara Sagrada

3/19/2014
If you have ever suffered from constipation, you are not alone. 63 million people in North America suffer from constipation...
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Cat’s Claw Bark

3/6/2014
The rainforest holds many natural medicine secrets still to be uncovered. One of the secrets that HAS been discovered, however,...
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Catuaba Bark

2/25/2014
Catuaba bark is the most well known aphrodisiac plant in Brazil and has a long history of medicinal use. Its...
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Chanca Piedra

4/7/2014
Did you know that millions of Americans suffer from kidney stone or gallstone problems? In fact, each year, more than...
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Chaparral

9/10/2013
Chaparral leaf is one of the most powerful antioxidants in nature. The primary biochemical responsible for this is NDGA (nordihydroguaiaretic...
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Chicory Root

2/25/2014
Chicory root was widely used during the Great Depression and World War II when coffee was in short supply or...
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Cordyceps

3/4/2014
Each week we like to take a moment to give special attention to a natural ingredient used to promote health....
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Damiana

10/24/2013
The damiana herb uses are often related to the reproductive system. Learn more about this herb that benefits anxiety and...
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Dandelion Root

2/26/2014
Many think of dandelions as nothing more than a bright yellow pesky weed. However, you may want to rethink that...
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Echinacea

3/27/2014
If ever there was a miracle herb, echincea would fit the bill. The history of this highly debated herb has...
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Erva Tostão Root

5/31/2013
Our modern diet is not a friend to our livers. Anytime we are exposed to environmental pollutants and stress, or...
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Fenugreek

10/8/2015
Fenugreek has been known for its ability to heal everything from an upset stomach to lowering cholesterol, prized by ancient...
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Fulvic Acid

12/3/2015
When you think of natural health supplements, you don’t often think of the soil our food grows in independently of...
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Gentian Root

4/7/2014
Gentian, one of the “bitter” herbs, has been used by herbalists for over 2,000 years as an anti-toxic to stimulate...
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Ginkgo Leaf

9/11/2013
One of today’s most purchased medicinal herbs and the oldest living species of plant, Ginkgo biloba may also be one...
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Ginseng

3/4/2014
Ginseng has received much attention as an herbal remedy over the years. Maybe previous cultures knew what we are starting...
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Goldenrod

2/26/2014
There are between 60 and 130 different varieties of our featured herb, goldenrod. According to old folk lore, finding some...
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Goldenseal Root

8/7/2013
What is Goldenseal used for? Native Americans used it for its ability to heal common ailments such as sore eyes,...
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Grape Seed Extract

7/19/2013
Grape seed extract uses are antioxidant and vitamin in nature. Grape seed extract is used as a dietary supplement in...
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Gravel Root

3/19/2014
While you may not have heard of the herb gravel root, there are in fact over forty species of the...
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Guarana Seed Extract

7/19/2013
Guarana seed extract is a great alternative to caffeine, and has a number of other benefits. The guarana plant has...
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Horsetail Herb

5/31/2013
Horsetail herb dates back to prehistorical times, with uses including remedies for blood clotting and can be taken in tea,...
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Hydrangea Root

9/16/2013
The roots and rhizomes of this shrub contain numerous phytochemicals and nutrients that are used to maintain urinary tract health...
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Juniper

8/9/2013
One of the big benefits of juniper berries is that their antiseptic properties help remove waste and acidic toxins from...
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Kapikachhu

8/9/2013
Kapikachhu (Mucuna pruriens) is a tropical legume also known as velvet bean, cowitch and cowhage. It is a constituent of...
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Licorice Root

9/16/2013
If you didn’t know licorice root was a medicinal herb, you aren’t alone. One question we are frequently asked is:...
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Marshmallow Root

10/24/2013
The benefits and uses of marshmallow root go beyond the fluffiness of white snack food. Learn more about this plant’s...
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Milk Thistle

8/6/2013
For over 2,000 years, Europeans used milk thistle for liver health and detox. In the West, its use dates back...
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Mistletoe

8/7/2013
While American mistletoe is considered toxic, European and African mistletoe have displayed some remarkable health benefits.
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Mistletoe Extract

2/26/2014
Mistletoe may prove much more valuable than simply as a sprig to stand under for a smooch with a loved...
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Muira Puama

3/27/2014
Often referred to as the “Viagra of the Amazon,” muira puama has long been considered an effective natural therapeutic approach...
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Mulungu Bark

9/18/2013
Stress affects just about everyone. In fact, in a national poll done by NPR, half of all adults say they...
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Nettle Herb

4/22/2014
Nettle herb, or Urtica dioica, is found in every single state in the US except Hawaii. While most consider it...
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Oregon Grape Root

10/7/2013
Benefits of Oregon grape root include liver stimulation, skin benefits, and prevention of a number of digestive complications such as...
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Pau D’arco

3/4/2014
In addition to being considered an anticancer herb, Pau d’arco is also well known for helping treat a wide range...
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Peppermint

10/7/2013
A pleasing herb, peppermint health benefits are varied from relaxation to indigestion relief to common cold relief.
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Picrorhiza Kurroa Root

7/19/2013
Picrorhiza Root, also known as kutki benefits overall health and is especially useful for liver detox purposes.
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Poke Root

2/27/2014
If you live anywhere from Maine to Texas, you may have been introduced to the poke root as a highly...
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Red Clover

9/10/2013
Red clover has a long history of not just medicinal use, but, on a whole different note, also as common...
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Sarsaparilla

2/26/2014
While it may often be referenced in westerns as a “sissy drink,” real sarsaparilla is indeed a valuable herb with...
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Senna

2/25/2014
What does an herb used in love sachets in the Middle East have to do with your colon? You may...
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Sheep Sorrel

8/8/2013
Sheep sorrel is a perennial plant from the buckwheat family that grows throughout most of the world used to treat...
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Slippery Elm Bark

11/2/2016
Slippery elm bark has been used as an herbal medicinal remedy in North America for hundreds of years. It works...
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St. John’s Wort

3/19/2014
If you look closely enough, nature seems to have an answer for everything. Even more surprising is just how much...
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Suma Plant

9/17/2013
Some of the world’s best medicinal herbs can be found in the tropical rainforests of Brazil; the suma root is...
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Terminalia Chebula Fruit

11/2/2016
Terminalia chebula is called the “king of medicines” in Tibet and is one of the prime Ayurvedic herbs from India...
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Tribulus Terrestris

7/19/2013
The herb Tribulus Terrestris benefits testosterone and estrogen levels and boosts stamina without dangerous side effects.
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Uva Ursi

8/6/2013
Uva ursi uses have ranged through the medicinal for nearly 2,000 years mostly for the use in bladder and urinary...
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Wintergreen Oil

7/22/2013
Wintergreen oil is tremendously useful as an analgesic, especially with acute pain. Come find out more about the uses of...
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Yellow Dock Root

3/4/2014
For many, the yellow dock plant is considered nothing more than an invasive and unwelcome weed. However, herbalists and Native...
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Acetyl-L-Carnitine

8/6/2013
An Acetyl L carnitine supplement can perform several key functions in the body: improve the functioning of muscle tissue and...
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Alpha-Carotene

7/23/2013
Eating dark green and orange vegetables may help you live longer thanks to an antioxidant known as alpha-carotene.
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Amylase

3/16/2016
Amylase is a digestive or systemic enzyme that is somewhat unique in that it is produced at two points in...
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Astaxanthin

7/26/2013
Astaxanthin is considered a strong coloring agent and also has considerable health benefits. Research has shown that it may be...
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Beta Carotene

9/9/2013
Beta-carotene is one of a group of red, orange, and yellow pigments called carotenoids, which can be found in fruits,...
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Biotin

9/28/2015
Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin known as vitamin H or B7. Biotin is considered part of the B complex group...
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Boswellia Serrata

7/25/2013
Boswellia Serrata, or frankincense, has been a staple of Ayurvedic medicine from time immemorial for its ability to manage inflammatory...
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Bromelain

2/18/2016
Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme concentrated in the fruit and stem of the pineapple fruit. As a proteolytic enzyme, it...
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Caffeine

7/25/2013
Take a closer look at caffeine benefits and risks and the effects it has on overall health, as well as...
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Calcium D-Glucarate

5/31/2013
Today, you still hear ongoing debates about the need to detox. The body naturally detoxifies itself, so we should be...
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Cetyl Myristoleate

7/19/2013
Cetyl Myristoleate is a chemical that relieves arthritis pain and symptoms. Read to learn what foods Cetyl-M can be found...
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Curcumin

9/16/2013
Among the many benefits of curcumin, it’s been shown to slow the spread of cancer and new tumor blood vessel...
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Emu Oil

7/26/2013
Where does emu oil come from? What can it do for your health? Learn about this anti-inflammatory nutraceutical and all...
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L-Carnosine

7/22/2013
Studies of the benefits of l-carnosine have found increased cell life and life expectancy, as well as actual reversal of...
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L-Methionine

9/25/2015
Methionine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that is responsible for the production of collagen and is a powerful antioxidant that...
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Lactase Enzyme

7/19/2013
Lactase digestion is a problem many people suffer from everyday. Learn more about treating lactose intolerance in our digestion enzymes...
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Lipase

3/23/2016
Lipase is a pancreatic enzyme essential to your digestive system.  The word “lipase” comes from the Greek word “lipos” which...
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Lycopene

9/16/2013
An antioxidant compound, it’s derived as a supplement mainly from tomatoes, lycopene foods appear to be the best defense against...
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Magnesium

9/10/2013
Magnesium is the activating mineral for close to 400 different enzyme reactions in the body (that we know about) –...
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Montmorillonite Clay

9/16/2013
Clay minerals are one of the most effective natural intestinal detoxifying agents known, capable of absorbing up to 40 times...
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NAC or N-acetyl-cysteine

9/16/2013
NAC is great for dissolving and loosening mucus, so it is commonly used for chronic bronchitis, COPD, hay fever, and...
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Nattokinase

3/10/2016
Natural healing remedies can be found throughout the globe, and nattokinase is no exception. Nattokinase is an enzyme found in...
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Papain

2/25/2016
Papain is a proteolytic enzyme found in concentrated amounts in unripe papaya fruit. It is similar to bromelain (found in...
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Resveratrol

9/18/2013
Many people wonder, “what is resveratrol?” For many years, grape seed extract was a hot seller (packaged as OPCs). In...
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Rutin

3/4/2016
Rutin is a bioflavonoid found in buckwheat, black tea, citrus fruits, and apple peels. The name comes from the herb...
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Seaprose-S

5/6/2016
Our bodies have amazing healing capabilities, and some of the most interesting self-healing discoveries involve enzymes. These enzymes speed up...
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Selenium

9/10/2013
Selenium is an important trace mineral that helps your body make selenoproteins, a group of some 30 antioxidant enzymes (including...
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Stabilized Rice Bran

3/4/2014
Tested by the U.S.D.A., stabilized rice bran is an extremely powerful source of vitamins and minerals, essential amino acids, Omega-3,6,9...
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Superoxide Dismutase

10/14/2015
Considered to be quite possibly the most powerful antioxidant our body creates, superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an enzyme found in...
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Supplemental Zinc

7/19/2013
Many medicine brands offer their own Zinc cold remedy in the form of Zinc acetate lozenges. Find out more about...
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Tocotrienols

10/14/2015
Just about everyone is familiar with Vitamin E, but what you may not realize is that the vitamin is actually...
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UC-II

9/11/2013
For anyone suffering from progressive cartilage damage, reprogramming the immune system with undenatured type II chicken collagen as found in...
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Zeaxanthin

9/16/2013
In humans, zeaxanthin has been shown to inhibit the growth of various types of cancer cells such as those affecting...
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Aktivated Barley

8/12/2013
For this week’s featured ingredient, we’re exploring the benefits of activated barley (AKA Aktivated Barley). Before we actually get into...
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Alfalfa

9/16/2013
Alfalfa has been eaten for centuries by people seeking a rich source of minerals and vitamins. The leaves and seeds...
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Apple Cider Vinegar

8/6/2013
Unpasteurized or organic apple cider vinegar medicinal uses come from the “mother of vinegar,” which is made up of living...
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Bilberry Health

7/24/2013
Bilberry health benefits are mainly observed in the eyes– literally! From protecting cells to repairing them, bilberry has a number...
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Black Pepper

8/12/2013
Black pepper health benefits may lie in its effectiveness in weight loss programs. Its low calorie content makes it a...
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Black Rice Bran

10/9/2013
Popular in Asia, black rice is a powerhouse grain with many health benefits including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
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Blueberries

10/8/2013
Blueberry health benefits are numerous: tumor reduction, melanoma relief, antioxidant properties, all rolled up into a low-cost, delicious solution.
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Broccoli

9/16/2013
Many studies prove the powerful health-promoting effects of the nutrients in broccoli– It makes sense to try to include more...
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Camu Camu

7/25/2013
Camu Camu is full of nutrients and is considered to be a true superfruit. Camu Camu is the single most...
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Cardamom Seed

7/18/2013
Cardamom seed benefits a healthy digestive system. Cardamom seed is great for liver cleansing and liver detox, improving digestive enzymes,...
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Catalyst Altered Water

7/25/2013
Catalyst altered water is used as a tonic to improve general health. First, we must understand what it is and...
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Cayenne

10/8/2013
Cayenne brings more than just the heat. The benefits of cayenne include blood pressure regulation, appetite suppression, weight loss and...
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Chlorella Algae

7/25/2013
Chlorella has some very specialized benefits: It name comes from the amount of chlorophyll it possesses and has more of...
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Chocolate

8/12/2013
Almost everyone loves chocolate but what if you knew dark chocolate had heart health benefits? Would you be more likely...
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Cilantro

8/12/2013
Cilantro juice benefits a full body detox. Studies have shown that levels of heavy metals in urine decrease significantly after...
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Cinnamon

5/31/2013
Cinnamon is more than just a spice, cinnamon health benefits can include boosting your brain function, improving memory and helping...
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Coffee

3/19/2014
If you forgot to drink your coffee with breakfast this morning, here’s something that may jog your memory in the...
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Fennel

8/6/2013
For many years, people have used Fennel for digestion and reducing colic, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, indigestion, intestinal disorders, nausea,...
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Flaxseed

2/26/2014
Flaxseed is considered by many to be one of the most powerful foods on the planet. According to history, this...
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Flower Pollen

8/12/2013
Flower Pollen benefits a wide array of functions and strengthen immunity. A powerful supplement, flower pollen extract is more efficient...
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Fruit Juice

7/23/2013
How healthy is fruit juice? Are juice and obesity linked? If you’ve wondered if juice is a healthy option for...
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Ginger

8/13/2013
The Ginger herb has been used as a healing agent for conditions including arthritis, inflammation, colic, diarrhea, clotting disorders, high...
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Grapefruit

3/10/2014
February was Grapefruit Month, and even if you missed it, it is still a great time to pay a little...
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Greek Coffee

3/19/2014
It’s always thrilling when new research discovers that a favorite treat isn’t poison, after all. We’ve learned that chocolate may...
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Green Tea

9/18/2013
After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. In fact, about three cups of tea are...
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Habanero

3/19/2014
Rated one of the hottest peppers on the Scoville chart, this spicy, citrusy fruit continues to grow in popularity. And,...
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Honey

3/19/2014
In natural healing circles, honey long has been used for its multiple benefits. Its flavonoids and antioxidants have been shown...
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Horseradish

7/15/2015
The benefits of horseradish have been extolled throughout history: it was mentioned in Greek mythology, there are murals of this...
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Meat

3/19/2014
Is a vegetarian diet automatically healthier? Not necessarily. Some people actually do better when they include small amounts of meat...
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Milk

3/19/2014
Milk is often pitched as a great source of calcium. It is not. Yes, it has a high calcium content,...
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Noni

3/3/2014
You may have heard quite a lot about the noni fruit as it rose in popularity a few years ago....
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Nopal

8/6/2013
The benefits of these prickly food are numerous and studies abound citing its benefits for everything from helping prevent ulcers...
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Nuts

2/26/2014
Nuts are a very versatile type of food. Whether you sprinkle them on top of a salad for added crunch...
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Oat Grass

9/16/2013
Oat grass joins other powerhouse grasses such as wheatgrass and alfalfa. They have been called one of nature’s finest medicines.
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Olive Oil

8/12/2013
The health benefits of virgin olive oil have long been touted by health professionals and for good reason. One way...
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Orange Peels

8/13/2013
Eating orange peels can help diabetics, those with kidneystones or cancer, and those looking to stop overeating. Orange peel has...
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Parsley

7/17/2013
A summary of the medicinal uses of parsley, including natural weight loss.
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Peanut Butter

3/10/2014
Many people do not encourage their children to eat peanut butter to prevent the development of a food allergy or...
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Pomegranate

9/16/2013
Supplementing with pomegranate makes sense if you are looking at cancer prevention, heart health, reducing bad cholesterol, lowering blood pressure,...
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Prunes

9/18/2013
Need some healthy snack ideas? Certain foods are high in antioxidants and should be a regular part of anyone’s diet....
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Pumpkin Pie

3/10/2014
It’s certainly no surprise to any literate, health-minded person that fresh fruits and vegetables benefit health, but, considering the negative...
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Red Raspberries

8/9/2013
Red raspberry ellagitannins stop cells from mutating into cancer, and also lower the incidence of birth defects, promote wound healing,...
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Red Wine

7/23/2013
What are the health benefits of red wine? What are the drawbacks? The conclusions of several studies may surprise you.
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Salt

9/16/2013
In today’s market, we now have two distinct choices when it comes to salt: unrefined and refined. Unrefined salt (sea...
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Spirulina

8/7/2013
Spirulina is one of the great super foods. Spirulina health benefits include dietary protein, B-vitamins, iron, cleansing, protection from radiation,...
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Stevia

8/12/2013
Stevia leaf extract has been gaining popularity as a sugar substitute in the Western world. Learn all about stevia liquid...
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Water

8/12/2013
Up to 60% of the human body is made up of water. Here we explain why it is important to...
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Wheatgrass

8/9/2013
The wheatgrass supplement has been called one of nature’s finest medicines. Its benefits are enormous, and it’s also a good...
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Yellow Pea Protein

8/7/2013
Yellow pea protein is a protein source that is hypoallergenic, easily absorbed by the body, easy to digest and cholesterol-free.
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