Curcumin May Alleviate Liver Damage Caused by Drug-induced Epigenetic Changes

For centuries, people all around the globe have known about the health benefits of herbs and spices. One spice, in particular, stands out not only for its bright yellow color but also for its potent healing powers. This wonder spice is Curcuma longa, commonly known as turmeric, and it belongs to the ginger family. Traditionally used in … Continue reading Curcumin May Alleviate Liver Damage Caused by Drug-induced Epigenetic Changes

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About Ayurveda

Ayurveda is "The mother of all healing arts" on our planet, because it predates all healing systems and all forms of natural medicine. It was developed in India some 5,000 to 10,000 years ago. Knowledge of Ayurveda has been recorded in two of the vedic texts: the Atharva veda, and the Rig veda, which are more … Continue reading About Ayurveda

6 Brain Health Benefits of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)

Source: 6 Brain Health Benefits of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Brahmi, or Bacopa monnieri, is a therapeutic plant used in Ayurveda for many purposes. Modern research has even begun to evaluate Brahmi’s role against several neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and schizophrenia. Although we need to be clear that … Continue reading 6 Brain Health Benefits of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)

The Power of Saffron for Mental Health

Source: The Power of Saffron for Mental Health by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Saffron is an extravagant, sweet-smelling spice commonly used in Indian, Turkish, and Persian cuisine and is closely related to turmeric. Its use in traditional health approaches has spanned thousands of years, and modern research seems to back up its commonly-reported benefits. … Continue reading The Power of Saffron for Mental Health

What is Shilajit?

Source: What is Shilajit? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  From deep within the Caucasus and Himalayan mountains, Shilajit (pronounced shi-lah-jeet) is a naturally occurring substance that’s rich in beneficial nutrients. Although it’s somewhat unknown today, it is still prominent in many natural health practices, including Ayurveda. This blackish, smooth substance can be found … Continue reading What is Shilajit?

5 Health Benefits of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)

Source: 5 Health Benefits of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  A traditional, therapeutic herb native to India, brahmi (also known as Bacopa monnieri) is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine as a memory enhancer, aphrodisiac, and general tonic. [1] Its impact on cognitive performance has prompted a number of investigations into its positive benefits. … Continue reading 5 Health Benefits of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)

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?

The Health Benefits of Cloves

Source: The Health Benefits of Cloves by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Cloves are the dried flower buds of the Syzygium aromaticum tree. While the tree is indigenous to the Maluka Islands of Indonesia, cloves are now found in India, the West Indies, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Brazil, and Madagascar. For over 2,000 years, Indian and Chinese … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Cloves

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

Benefits of Alfalfa Leaf

Source: Benefits of Alfalfa Leaf by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  The word “alfalfa” comes from the Arabic phrase, al-fac-facah, meaning “father of all foods.” It stands to reason, alfalfa is extremely nutritious. The extensive root system allows the plant to absorb a high level of nutrients from the soil. Alfalfa leaf contains essential … Continue reading Benefits of Alfalfa Leaf