Could Exotic Herbs Carry Epigenetic Health Benefits?

A mixture of herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine may be able to reduce inflammation by adding and removing epigenetic marks on DNA, suggests a study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. This alternative medicinal mixture, termed “Wutou decoction”, consists of six different herbs that have been widely used in the traditional Chinese medicine community … Continue reading Could Exotic Herbs Carry Epigenetic Health Benefits?

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Healing Herbs: Embracing Nature’s Medicine

Source: Healing Herbs: Embracing Nature’s Medicine by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  More than 5,000 years ago, Sumerians in ancient Mesopotamia carved the names of commonly used healing herbs onto clay tablets. These tablets provide the first known record of various herbs and their specific healing properties. You might say it was the birth … Continue reading Healing Herbs: Embracing Nature’s Medicine

Turmeric and Black Pepper: A Winning Combination

  Source: Turmeric and Black Pepper: A Winning Combination by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a spice held in high regard for its bountiful health properties and its culinary uses. It’s a favorite herb of Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine, and its therapeutic uses date back thousands of years. Numerous … Continue reading Turmeric and Black Pepper: A Winning Combination

What Is Gotu Kola?

Source: What Is Gotu Kola? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Centella asiatica, also known as gotu kola, is a parsley-like plant that’s native to much of southeast Asia. Gotu kola has long been a staple of both Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese Medicine and is beneficial for the circulatory system. It improves the flow … Continue reading What Is Gotu Kola?

10 Best Herbs for Female Hormone Balance

Source: 10 Best Herbs for Female Hormone Balance by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Reduced sexual desire, a lack of energy, hormonal imbalance… all problems that can cause a great deal of stress for women. Of course, environmental toxins and hormone disrupting chemicals (like BPA) only make the situation worse. Fortunately, women of any age … Continue reading 10 Best Herbs for Female Hormone Balance

The Top 5 Herbs for Anti-Aging Benefits

Source: The Top 5 Herbs for Anti-Aging Benefits by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Aging is a fact of life and none of us are getting any younger. But, it doesn’t have to dramatically affect the way you look. If you’re active in your efforts, there are many ways to fight the aging process. … Continue reading The Top 5 Herbs for Anti-Aging Benefits

7 Milk Thistle Uses to Improve Your Health

Source: 7 Milk Thistle Uses to Improve Your Health by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Milk thistle (Silybum marianum), a member of the Asteraceae family, is a therapeutic herb with a 2000-year history of use in traditional Chinese, European, and Ayurvedic medicine. Originally native to Southern Europe, Asia Minor, and the Mediterranean region, the … Continue reading 7 Milk Thistle Uses to Improve Your Health