Better take basil: Reduce oxidative stress and inflammation naturally with this amazing superfood

Basil is an indispensable herb in kitchens around the world. From thick sauces to herbaceous salads, basil is an important ingredient in a number of recipes from various cuisines. But studies show that this popular herb not only belongs in the kitchen, but also in a medicine cabinet. In a recent study published in the Journal of Food Science and … Continue reading Better take basil: Reduce oxidative stress and inflammation naturally with this amazing superfood

Survival medicine 101: Three natural remedies for pain relief, infections and for improving heart health

Herbs and plants make for potent medicines and holistic treatments for a range of ailments, from muscle pain to bacterial infections. These natural remedies also do not cause harmful side effects like drugs and are cost-efficient to boot. In one of his recent articles published online, prepper and natural medicine proponent Claude Davis shared three of … Continue reading Survival medicine 101: Three natural remedies for pain relief, infections and for improving heart health

Why is cilantro so good for the brain? Science explains

A study published in the FASEB Journal found that cilantro activates certain potassium channels in the brain which helps prevent seizures. Also known as coriander, cilantro is an herb that is commonly used in traditional medicine. It has anticonvulsant, anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory properties that make it suitable for treating a host of medical conditions, including epileptic seizures. But while its health benefits have been extensively studied, … Continue reading Why is cilantro so good for the brain? Science explains

Essential oils of Etlingera plants are rich in antimicrobial compounds

Plants in the genus Etlingera belong to the ginger (Zingiberaceae) family and are native to the Indo-Pacific region. They have long been used as traditional medicines by indigenous communities and are also known for their culinary applications. Studies suggest that Etlingera plants are rich in biologically active volatile components that contribute to their medicinal properties. Despite increasing scientific interest, data … Continue reading Essential oils of Etlingera plants are rich in antimicrobial compounds

The winged-stem passionflower can selectively kill cancer cells, says study

Studies have described several plants that belong to the Passiflora (passionflower) genus as cytotoxic to cancer cells. These plants have also demonstrated impressive anti-tumor or chemopreventive properties. Notable examples include P. edulis (passion fruit), P. ligularis (sweet granadilla), P. incarnata (maypop) and P. tetrandra (New Zealand passionfruit). Because of the rising cancer mortality rate and the increasing number of reports about the anticancer potential of Passiflora plants, Brazilian … Continue reading The winged-stem passionflower can selectively kill cancer cells, says study

New study reveals regular garlic intake may lower mortality risk

A recent study published in the journal Nutrients found that regularly consuming garlic can lower all-cause mortality risk among older people. Previous research associated garlic consumption with lower mortality risk in younger healthy subjects. But no such evidence had been documented for older adults. The present study, on the other hand, shows the protective effects of garlic among people aged 80 … Continue reading New study reveals regular garlic intake may lower mortality risk

Study shows turmeric essential oil can kill larval tapeworms

Turmeric is a popular superfood and medicinal herb with many beneficial properties and uses. As a spice, it adds flavor to foods and gives them a rich, yellow color. As a dietary supplement and natural remedy, turmeric helps treat a variety of conditions, such as respiratory infections, digestive disorders, arthritis, allergies, and many more. But turmeric, … Continue reading Study shows turmeric essential oil can kill larval tapeworms

Proven home remedies: 10 Natural antibiotics you can find in your kitchen and home garden

Many people use over-the-counter (OTC) antibiotics to treat bacterial infections, but these medications often cause adverse effects. Fortunately, Nature provides powerful remedies that are just as effective as modern medicines but don’t come with unwanted side effects. Here are 10 natural antibiotics you can find in your own kitchen or grow in your home garden. (h/t to BioPrepper.com) Oregano oil Packed with natural … Continue reading Proven home remedies: 10 Natural antibiotics you can find in your kitchen and home garden

Curb inflammation with these 8 natural supplements

Inflammation is a natural immune response. It can cause swelling, redness and pain whenever the body deals with irritation, infection or injury. But when inflammation becomes chronic, it can result in conditions that affect a person’s quality of life, such as arthritis. You can keep inflammation in check by taking natural supplements. Here are eight natural compounds and … Continue reading Curb inflammation with these 8 natural supplements

Reasons to eat cilantro, a superfood rich in immune-boosting antioxidants

You’ve probably seen cilantro used as a garnish for various dishes. This often divisive herb, which some say tastes either refreshing and citrusy or like soap, offers many health benefits such as detoxifying your body. Cilantro, an amazing superfood Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) belongs to the mint family. An annual plant, cilantro was originally found in Southern Europe, … Continue reading Reasons to eat cilantro, a superfood rich in immune-boosting antioxidants