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Learn How Lungwort Can Detox Your Lungs

Natural Medicine |  | Lungwort, also known as lungwort leaf or Pulmonaria officinalis, is a natural plant that has been used around the world for a variety of respiratory ailments, including coughs, colds, bronchial detoxification and catarrhal problems. Lungwort is found in native damp habitats and coastal areas in Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa. [1] Because it’s very ...Read More »

Natural Medicine: How to Make and Apply an Herbal Poultice

Natural Medicine |  | 5 years ago, I came down with a bad upper respiratory infection. I was taking over the counter medicines, but none seemed to work and I was worried about secondary infections. My wife’s grandmother suggested I make a mustard plaster (poultice) for my chest. She told me that was what her mother did when she was a ...Read More »

The Weight Loss Benefits of Green Coffee Bean

Natural Medicine |  | Green coffee bean extract, produced from the green beans of the Arabica plant, is a relatively new ingredient to weight loss products that has been getting strong attention; even being featured on the Dr. Oz program. This attention is not unfounded, green coffee bean extract has a number of health benefits, in particular as a ...Read More »

Cleanse Your Lungs with Eucalyptus

Natural Medicine |  | The eucalyptus tree is native to Australia and has over 700 species. Although eucalyptus is often thought of as a food for koala bears, its use extends well beyond being a food source for local wildlife and it has been appreciated for its many health benefits. Native aborigines used eucalyptus leaf infusions for a variety ...Read More »

What Is Neroli Oil and What Is It Used For?

Natural Medicine |  | Neroli oil is a pale-yellow essential oil derived from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree (citrus aurantium). Extracted via steam distillation, neroli oil has a sweet, distinctive citrus scent and is widely used in perfumery and aromatherapy. According to legend, neroli oil is named for Anna-Marie de Nerola, an Italian aristocrat who popularized the ...Read More »

20 Top Health Tips From 2016

Natural Medicine |  | It’s that time again — time to embrace a new year and a fresh start in our continued journey toward a healthier, happier life. With a nod to our upcoming 20th anniversary in 2017, I’ve selected 20 health tips from my 20 most popular articles of 2016. If you haven’t yet read them all, you’re ...Read More »

The Lung Cleansing Benefits of Peppermint

Natural Medicine |  | Peppermint, mentha piperita, is a versatile plant that has been cultivated and used for centuries in a variety of natural capacities ranging from indigestion, motion sickness, gas relief and more. Because it inhibits the growth of bacteria, mouthwash and toothpaste may be among peppermint’s best known applications. However, peppermint’s soothing and relaxing properties have placed ...Read More »

The Top 5 Herbs for Controlling Mood Swings

Natural Medicine |  | Whether you have a short temper or just can’t seem to optimize your mental clarity, mood swings and emotional distress can be a serious situation to deal with. Thankfully, a number of herbs can assist you in your fight against mood swings and emotional distress. Below, I highlight the top herbs for controlling mood swings ...Read More »

Green Coffee Health Benefits: Real or Imagined?

Natural Medicine |  | What is green coffee? Before Dr. Oz featured it on his show this year, creating a global consumer feeding frenzy, it had already been investigated over thirty years ago for its possible liver-regenerating, detoxifying and anti-cancer properties.[i] [ii] [iii] This is not to say that roasted coffee does not have its benefits too. In fact, ...Read More »

Health Benefits of Plantain Leaf

Natural Medicine |  | Not to be confused with the banana-like fruit of the same name, the Plantago major is a green, weedy plant native to North America, Europe and Asia. Cultures around the world have used the plantain leaf (Plantago major) to help relieve health ailments for millennia. The plant is one of nine sacred herbs mentioned in ...Read More »

Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

Natural Medicine |  | Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today.  Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies.  In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, as well as 175 distinct ...Read More »

5 Herbs and Spices for Dementia

Natural Medicine |  | Two of the leading causes of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and stroke, but the natural world has supplied us with a multitude of resources to combat all three. You can help reduce your risk of dementia through changes in your diet, regular body cleansing, and paying attention to a number of the herbs and spices ...Read More »

Chocolate: The "Candy" with Powerful Medicinal Properties

Natural Medicine |  | Chocolate is clearly one of the most enjoyed foods on the planet, with millions of pounds produced annually, and has one of the oldest documented histories of use going all the way back to the year 1100 BC in South America. And yet, many people still harbor guilt about consuming it because they associate chocolate ...Read More »

The Weight Loss Benefits of Damiana

Natural Medicine |  | What is Damiana? Damiana, or turnera diffusa, is a flowering shrub found throughout Mexico, the West Indies, and parts of Central and South America. The leaves have historically been used as traditional herbal therapies for tonic and cleansing purposes. Indigenous people in Central and South America have used the leaves to make a tea, which ...Read More »

The Weight Loss Benefits of Gymnema

Natural Medicine |  | What is Gymnema Sylvestre? Gymnema sylvestre is an herb found in the tropical forests of India and Asia. Gymnema has historic use as a therapy for diabetes and arthritis and has also earned significant recent interest as a multi-supportive therapy for weight management. Evidence suggests gymnema can reduce cravings for sweets, sugar absorption during digestion, ...Read More »

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