STUDY: Japanese knotweed extract (resveratrol) may help reduce cancer risk linked to processed meat (sodium nitrite)

Many gardeners are wary of Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), especially since it’s invasive to the United States. But in a paper published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, researchers have found that Japanese knotweed extract can help reduce the harmful effects of nitrite in processed foods like bacon. Resveratrol and Japanese knotweed Despite being infamous among homeowners, researchers … Continue reading STUDY: Japanese knotweed extract (resveratrol) may help reduce cancer risk linked to processed meat (sodium nitrite)

5 Natural remedies to treat the common cold

The common cold is a viral infection of the nose and upper respiratory tract. Even though it’s usually harmless, it can cause discomfort in the form of a runny nose, sore throat, fever and body aches. Most people recover fully from the common cold after a few days. But taking natural remedies can help reduce the duration and … Continue reading 5 Natural remedies to treat the common cold

Here’s how to make your own healthy, zero-waste herbal tea blends

Herbal tea is a nutritious drink with many health benefits. It’s also available in different flavor combinations that suit your taste and the benefits that you are after. But did you know that commercially prepared herbal tea blends also produce a lot of plastic waste? If you want to enjoy a plastic-free cup of tea, learn how … Continue reading Here’s how to make your own healthy, zero-waste herbal tea blends

Rhodiola significantly improves mental health and promotes a calm state of mind

Rhodiola rosea is a potent herb commonly grown in the wild Arctic region. Also known as arctic root and golden root, rhodiola is used in traditional medicine to treat anxiety, fatigue and weakness, and improve endurance, work performance and tolerance of high altitudes. Nowadays, it is commonly used to boost energy levels, improve athletic performance and treat … Continue reading Rhodiola significantly improves mental health and promotes a calm state of mind

Natural healing with willow bark: How to find natural aspirin when SHTF

Knowing how to grow or where to find plants that can be used as natural remedies is an important survival skill. This ensures that when SHTF, you can still treat minor complaints like headaches or migraines. If you frequently suffer from headaches, use willow as a natural alternative to aspirin. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) Foraging safety tips Before … Continue reading Natural healing with willow bark: How to find natural aspirin when SHTF

BREAKING GOOD NEWS: These four herbal extracts reduce viral load and block SARS-CoV-2, influenza, adenovirus

A new study investigates the antiviral activity of four plant extracts. Among the plants studied are: green tea (Camellia sinensis), pomegranate juice (Punica granatum), black choke berry juice (Aronia melanocarpa), and elderberry syrup (Sambucus nigra). These medicinal plant extracts were effective in vitro for stopping viral attachment, reducing viral load, and stopping the spread of infectious SARS-CoV-2, influenza, … Continue reading BREAKING GOOD NEWS: These four herbal extracts reduce viral load and block SARS-CoV-2, influenza, adenovirus

Many invasive plants have medicinal benefits

Anyone who has ever gardened can tell you how upsetting it is to have your efforts thwarted by invasive plants. It’s a very frustrating problem, but there’s a compelling reason you may not want these species to disappear entirely: Many invasive plants have surprisingly important medicinal benefits. Invasive species are non-native plants that spread aggressively … Continue reading Many invasive plants have medicinal benefits

Medicinal plants: What you need to know about herbal antibiotics

Bacteria tend to develop resistance to industrial antibiotics sooner or later, but this isn’t the case with herbal antibiotics. Herbal antibiotics work in a way where bacteria resistance becomes unlikely, even futile. Medicinal plants, including herbal antibiotics, have been used in the management of infectious diseases since ancient times. In modern times, the effectiveness of many of … Continue reading Medicinal plants: What you need to know about herbal antibiotics

Thai government approves green chiretta herb as treatment for covid

There is good news to report out of Thailand after the government there officially approved the use of Fah Talai Jone (Andrographis paniculate), also known as chiretta herb, to treat the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). The National News Bureau of Thailand says that Thailand’s Cabinet gave the green light to green chiretta to treat “asymptomatic cases” of the Fauci Flu … Continue reading Thai government approves green chiretta herb as treatment for covid

While they scare you with “variants,” Congress wants to make dietary supplements prescription only – TAKE ACTION NOW

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is once again attempting to eliminate your freedom to access dietary supplements, this time by slipping his own hidden bill into the upcoming appropriations bill, which is expected to be voted on at some point next week. In an emergency announcement, Dave Hodges of The Common Sense Show warned his listeners that the Codex Alimentarius scheme – it … Continue reading While they scare you with “variants,” Congress wants to make dietary supplements prescription only – TAKE ACTION NOW