Medicinal plants: Potent antiviral herbs to add to your diet

Congestion, fever and sore throat are all symptoms that could point to a viral infection. Fortunately, there are many potent herbs that have been used since ancient times to prevent a viral infection or reduce its severity. These herbs’ antiviral properties can be attributed to the numerous potent compounds they contain. These phytochemicals not only help fight harmful viruses, … Continue reading Medicinal plants: Potent antiviral herbs to add to your diet

Herbal remedies and soothing teas: Effective natural cures for the common cold

The common cold is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Although usually harmless, it can cause discomfort in the form of a runny nose, sore throat, congestion, fever, headaches and body aches. Most people recover fully from the common cold after seven to 10 days. But taking natural remedies may help reduce the duration and severity … Continue reading Herbal remedies and soothing teas: Effective natural cures for the common cold

Common herbal plants like holy basil leaf and sesame seed have therapeutic effects against inflammation

Inflammation has been linked by many studies to the development of chronic diseases. Under normal circumstances, inflammation facilitates the elimination of pathogens and promotes tissue repair and recovery. But depending on the severity of this immune response and whether it is local or systemic, inflammation can trigger metabolic and neuroendocrine changes. These changes enable the body … Continue reading Common herbal plants like holy basil leaf and sesame seed have therapeutic effects against inflammation

Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the University of Copenhagen have identified a bioactive trait common among many herbs. This trait, researchers say, is responsible for the antihypertensive properties demonstrated by these herbs. Their finding, detailed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a promising alternative strategy for treating hypertension, a condition in which blood pressure … Continue reading Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Medicinal plants: 15 Must-have herbs in your survival garden

When SHTF, medicinal plants and herbs on hand become indispensable. But instead of foraging for them in the wild when disaster strikes, it’s better to grow them in an outdoor or indoor garden for a more sufficient and stable source of herbal remedies. (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com) Potent medicinal herbs to have in your survival garden Here … Continue reading Medicinal plants: 15 Must-have herbs in your survival garden

10 Best herbs to plant on your kitchen windowsill

Despite its health and economical benefits, gardening might be neither practical nor doable for most people in cities and urban neighborhoods. These places just offer little to no space for green gardens – or so people think. Lack of outdoor space shouldn’t rule out a garden, at least not in the traditional sense. Old plant … Continue reading 10 Best herbs to plant on your kitchen windowsill

Medicinal herbs for the treatment of kidney diseases

The kidneys play a vital role in the normal physiology of humans. These small, bean-shaped organs are responsible for removing waste products and excess fluid from the body. They also facilitate the production of urine, regulate the body’s salt, acid and potassium levels and produce hormones that influence the function of other organs. The kidneys, however, are … Continue reading Medicinal herbs for the treatment of kidney diseases

Chinese herbal medicines that can improve memory and cognition

Older adults often suffer from mild cognitive impairment (MCI). It is defined as the stage between cognitive decline that comes naturally with aging and the more serious decline in brain performance (dementia). MCI affects many aspects of cognition, such as memory, language, judgment and thinking. Although researchers have yet to pinpoint a single cause of MCI, they are … Continue reading Chinese herbal medicines that can improve memory and cognition

Relieve anxiety with these 5 herbal supplements

It’s normal to feel anxious about certain moments in everyday life, such as the first day of school or a job interview. However, when you begin to worry to the point that you’re panicking, or if it is affecting your health and quality of life, you may have an anxiety disorder.Conventional medicine has treatments for anxiety; however, these … Continue reading Relieve anxiety with these 5 herbal supplements

Green tea, turmeric and more: 12 Supplements and herbs that can naturally relieve pain caused by arthritis

Arthritis refers to a group of degenerative conditions that target the joints and the tissues that surround the joints. Common types of arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Although each type is influenced by unique factors, arthritis is generally characterized by pain, stiffness and inflammation in the hands, hips and knees. Medicinal herbs, vitamins and supplements for … Continue reading Green tea, turmeric and more: 12 Supplements and herbs that can naturally relieve pain caused by arthritis