Health Benefits of 13 Species of Aloe

Many species of aloe are popular houseplants because they are versatile and able to thrive indoors without requiring much care. This is beneficial because live plants like aloe can improve air quality and help promote a healthier indoor environment. In fact, indoor plants are one of my recommendations for protecting yourself against sick building syndrome. But that’s … Continue reading Health Benefits of 13 Species of Aloe

Rose Water Benefits, History, and Uses

Centuries ago, a rose treasured for its decorative beauty was found to have healing properties and has played an important role in society ever since. Rosa Damascena Mill, also known as Damask Rose, is best known as the flower that we just call a rose. It is cultivated all across the world and used for religious … Continue reading Rose Water Benefits, History, and Uses

How to Find the Best Selenium Supplement

Selenium (Se) is a trace mineral that can be found in foods and supplements.[1] It is available in both organic and inorganic forms and is an essential nutrient for humans and animals.[2] In the body, selenium works as an antioxidant, protecting cells from free radical damage. It has an important role in thyroid hormone synthesis, the male reproductive … Continue reading How to Find the Best Selenium Supplement

What are the Health Benefits of Spirulina?

Spirulina is cyanobacterium (blue-green algae) that grows in alkaline water. Spirulina is rich in protein and nutrients and been used as a food source in Africa for centuries. Today, spirulina powders and capsules are popular nutritional supplements. And, the rich antioxidant properties and therapeutic benefits are not just for people. Preliminary research in Australia has … Continue reading What are the Health Benefits of Spirulina?

Turmeric and Black Pepper: A Winning Combination

  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 studies have found that turmeric root can have a significant positive effect on neurological, cardiovascular, … Continue reading Turmeric and Black Pepper: A Winning Combination

The Benefits of Sage for Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Halitosis, otherwise known as bad breath, is any offensive odor that comes out the mouth. Although certain conditions can cause bad breath to exist for reasons other than a failure to brush one’s teeth, halitosis is usually caused by microbes and volatile sulphur compounds. These odor-causing nasties tend to thrive and proliferate most often due to a … Continue reading The Benefits of Sage for Halitosis (Bad Breath)

The Benefits of Spearmint for Bad Breath

The other day we fielded a question from a customer who had purchased Fresh Mouth and wondered which herb was the best for promoting fresh breath. The implication was that if, for example, eucalyptus is extremely effective but spearmint is only half as effective, why dilute the efficacy of the eucalyptus with the less potent spearmint? That’s … Continue reading The Benefits of Spearmint for Bad Breath

How to Get Rid of Gingivitis – Natural Remedies

According to the CDC Division of Oral Health, nearly 50% of American adults and more than 70% over the age of 65 suffer from gum disease, also known as periodontitis or periodontal disease. Gum pain and the effect it has on eating aren’t the only concerns. Studies have shown gum disease is linked to heart … Continue reading How to Get Rid of Gingivitis – Natural Remedies

The Health Risks & Benefits of the Oleander Plant

Warning: Oleander extract is made from a highly-lethal, poisonous plant. The following post is meant to offer exciting insight into emerging scientific evidence of its use as a natural remedy. Taking this extract without the guidance of an expert can lead to serious health complications, including death. Recently I have had alot of questions regarding the … Continue reading The Health Risks & Benefits of the Oleander Plant

New Study: Echinacea as Effective as Tamiflu

Commonly used during the cold and flu season, echinacea has been used for years as a remedy for a cold or the flu. While it’s not a cure and conflicting evidence about its true value exists, recent research is showing that a simple echinacea preparation could be helpful much in the same way as Tamiflu. Could it help … Continue reading New Study: Echinacea as Effective as Tamiflu