Lower your cholesterol naturally with these foods and nutrients

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 73.5 million American adults, or more than 31 percent of the total adult population in the United States, have elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or bad cholesterol. It’s a well-known fact that having high levels of bad cholesterol dramatically increases your risk of developing heart … Continue reading Lower your cholesterol naturally with these foods and nutrients

6 Natural and effective alternatives to ibuprofen

Over-the-counter medicines (OTCs) are a double-edged sword: They are readily available and can relieve your symptoms quickly, but once you have become reliant on them, they can make you sicker with adverse side effects. Ibuprofen is one such OTC medicine: While it’s used at a rate of billions of doses every year to treat pain, … Continue reading 6 Natural and effective alternatives to ibuprofen

Tonsillitis troubles? Here are 7 foods that can help relieve symptoms

Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils — a set of lymphoid organs in the throat that play an important role in the immune system. The tonsils are the “first responders” to viral or bacterial infections. Tonsillitis causes swelling and pain in the tonsils and throat, and is sometimes accompanied by fever and chills. It becomes … Continue reading Tonsillitis troubles? Here are 7 foods that can help relieve symptoms

Cancer study: Ginger compound is superior to conventional chemotherapy treatments

Ginger is a more potent cancer medicine than chemotherapeutic drugs like Taxol, according to a recent study. Published in the journal PLOS One, it revealed that 6-shogaol, one of the pungent compounds present in ginger, can kill breast cancer stem cells at doses that are non-toxic to healthy cells. Researchers from the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in India noted that 6-shogaol can induce autophagy, … Continue reading Cancer study: Ginger compound is superior to conventional chemotherapy treatments

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

Complications of the flu: Symptoms and natural remedies for sinusitis

The flu season can be rough for many people. Not only does it put you out of commission for about two weeks, but it can also leave you vulnerable to other viruses and bacteria. If you find yourself catching a cold that seems to last longer than it should, you might have developed a sinus infection. … Continue reading Complications of the flu: Symptoms and natural remedies for sinusitis

Learn how to grow these 8 medicinal plants in your indoor garden

Growing herbs indoors is a popular hobby since it eliminates the hassle that comes with growing herbs in your backyard, especially when it comes to seasonal crops. While most gardeners would prefer growing herbs for culinary reasons, some lean towards growing a variety of medicinal herbs. Having a supply of medicinal herbs on hand is … Continue reading Learn how to grow these 8 medicinal plants in your indoor garden

Why you should drink more ginger turmeric tea: Facts, benefits

  Ginger and turmeric are known as great herbal remedies on their own, but they make an even more impressive remedy when combined to make tea. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant that is used throughout the world as a fragrant and flavorful spice and as an herbal remedy. On the other hand, turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a leafy perennial … Continue reading Why you should drink more ginger turmeric tea: Facts, benefits

13 Natural diuretic drinks that are great for detoxing

Excess water in the body is called water retention, which can leave you feeling puffy and cause swollen ankles, feet, legs, and hands. Water retention may occur due to serious health conditions like kidney disease and heart failure. There are also people who experience it because of hormonal changes. To ease water retention, people take diuretics. Here are 13 … Continue reading 13 Natural diuretic drinks that are great for detoxing

Boost flavor and health benefits by adding herbs and spices to your meals

Spices and herbs are a part of every home chef’s flavor arsenal, but your favorite seasonings have a lot more to offer than just taste. Whether you’re talking about garlic or parsley, there are serious health benefits to be had through flavoring your food. Not only do herbs and spices contain an array of nutrients, … Continue reading Boost flavor and health benefits by adding herbs and spices to your meals