Active compound of “Dragon’s Blood” resin found to suppress yeast infections

Candida albicans is a yeast that’s part of the human body’s natural microflora. It can be found in the gastrointestinal tract, the mouth and the vagina. Under normal conditions, C. albicans doesn’t cause any problems or health issues; however, if the environment it lives in changes in a way that’s conducive to fungal growth, C. albicans can start multiplying uncontrollably and cause … Continue reading Active compound of “Dragon’s Blood” resin found to suppress yeast infections

Medicinal herbs for the treatment of kidney diseases

The kidneys play a vital role in the normal physiology of humans. These small, bean-shaped organs are responsible for removing waste products and excess fluid from the body. They also facilitate the production of urine, regulate the body’s salt, acid and potassium levels and produce hormones that influence the function of other organs. The kidneys, however, are … Continue reading Medicinal herbs for the treatment of kidney diseases

White mulberry can help with weight loss, study finds

White mulberry (Morus alba) is a tree native to China well-known for its use in traditional medicine. According to historical texts, Ancient Chinese healers made a tincture for toothache from the bark of the white mulberry tree and a remedy for colds and flu from white mulberry leaves. White mulberry fruits, on the other hand, served as a … Continue reading White mulberry can help with weight loss, study finds

5 Medicinal uses of mullein (plus 4 ways to prepare it)

Mullein has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb. There are over 200 species of mullein, and they can be found around the world, including the United States. Here are five medicinal uses of mullein, as well as four ways you can prepare it. (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com) Disinfectant Mullein oil is a powerful disinfectant that … Continue reading 5 Medicinal uses of mullein (plus 4 ways to prepare it)

Relieve anxiety with these 5 herbal supplements

It’s normal to feel anxious about certain moments in everyday life, such as the first day of school or a job interview. However, when you begin to worry to the point that you’re panicking, or if it is affecting your health and quality of life, you may have an anxiety disorder.Conventional medicine has treatments for anxiety; however, these … Continue reading Relieve anxiety with these 5 herbal supplements

Survival medicine: Relieve dry skin with this red clover salve

The red clover plant is a wild herb with a variety of medicinal uses. Naturally rich in antioxidants and other nutrients, it is often used to make a cleansing herbal tea or mixed with lemonade to help flush out toxins from the body. But aside from its ability to detoxify the body, red clover is also known for its skin-soothing … Continue reading Survival medicine: Relieve dry skin with this red clover salve

Olive Leaf Extract Benefits: Brain, Heart, Immune System, & More

Source: Olive Leaf Extract Benefits: Brain, Heart, Immune System, & More by Dr. Edward Group Any time you pass along the proverbial olive branch — a sign of peace and forgiveness — you’re metaphorically passing along an ancient plant, Olea europaea. From this plant, we get olives — and olive oil. But did you know that the humble … Continue reading Olive Leaf Extract Benefits: Brain, Heart, Immune System, & More

Can this summer lawn weed help protect you from cervical cancer? Researchers say YES

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is a common garden weed that’s consumed as a vegetable because of its high nutrient content. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), purslane is used to remove toxic heat and substances from the body. It is also used to treat dysentery, eczema, hemorrhoidal bleeding and abnormal uterine bleeding. In a recent study, researchers at Heilongjiang August First Land … Continue reading Can this summer lawn weed help protect you from cervical cancer? Researchers say YES

A natural treatment for superbugs, thanks to traditional remedies from Cameroon

The use of traditional medicine is prevalent in many developing countries, thanks to it being accessible and reliable, as well as affordable. Of the many ailments traditional remedies address, infectious diseases caused by fungal or bacterial pathogens are among the most common. In Cameroon, a large portion of the population considers natural remedies as their primary source … Continue reading A natural treatment for superbugs, thanks to traditional remedies from Cameroon

Which plants are effective at treating kidney diseases?

Plant-based foods are much better at promoting health than animal-based foods for a variety of reasons. Besides their abundance in essential nutrients, edible plants also contain a variety of phytonutrients that help combat or treat disease. The ability of these plants to produce antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and other therapeutic compounds serves as their main advantage over conventional medicines, which … Continue reading Which plants are effective at treating kidney diseases?