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

Clinical trials prove the effectiveness of reiki in relieving pain

Clinical trials have shown the ability of reiki — a Japanese healing practice — to provide pain relief. According to the Center for Reiki Research (CRR), a pilot study was conducted to measure the effects of reiki on 46 patients undergoing knee replacement surgery. The participants were divided into three groups: one received reiki treatment, the second a sham reiki (placebo) … Continue reading Clinical trials prove the effectiveness of reiki in relieving pain

10 Natural and drug-free ways to deal with migraines

Migraine is the third most common condition in the world. Unlike headaches, migraines are chronic and tend to cause throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head. Migraines are also commonly accompanied by other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and heightened sensitivity to light or noise. Thankfully, a migraine can be treated and managed using natural remedies. … Continue reading 10 Natural and drug-free ways to deal with migraines

Study: Ashwagandha extract can be used to improve sleep quality and relieve stress

Finding it hard to fall asleep? Ashwagandha root may be for you. Ashwagandha, also known as Withania somnifera or Indian ginseng, is a medicinal herb native to India and North Africa. It has been used for over 3,000 years to relieve stress, as well as to increase energy levels and improve concentration. A recent study published in the journal Cureus suggests it … Continue reading Study: Ashwagandha extract can be used to improve sleep quality and relieve stress

Exploring the beneficial effects of Rhodiola rosea and Panax ginseng on metabolic parameters

In this study, researchers at the University of Marilia in Brazil evaluated the effects of Rhodiola rosea (rose root) and Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng) on metabolic profile and muscle damage parameters. Their findings were published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Adaptogen-based formulations have been used not only in traditional medicine but also in medical practice to increase the resistance of individuals.R. … Continue reading Exploring the beneficial effects of Rhodiola rosea and Panax ginseng on metabolic parameters

Are you constantly tired? Eating well and improving sleep quality will give you an energy boost

Being constantly tired is such a common condition that it spawned the acronym TATT: “Tired All The Time.” It’s normal to feel tired after a strenuous exercise or a busy day at work. But sometimes, fatigue can be persistent and begin to affect your performance throughout the day. Fortunately, there are natural ways to restore your energy levels … Continue reading Are you constantly tired? Eating well and improving sleep quality will give you an energy boost

Medicinal plants: 15 Must-have herbs in your survival garden

When SHTF, medicinal plants and herbs on hand become indispensable. But instead of foraging for them in the wild when disaster strikes, it’s better to grow them in an outdoor or indoor garden for a more sufficient and stable source of herbal remedies. (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com) Potent medicinal herbs to have in your survival garden Here … Continue reading Medicinal plants: 15 Must-have herbs in your survival garden

The “root” of your problems: How valerian root can help with anxiety and sleep

There’s a good reason why valerian root is often called “nature’s Valium” — Research shows that valerian root can reduce anxiety and help a person sleep better. Valerian root is an herb that comes from the root of the flowering plant Valerian, belonging to the Valerianaceae family and native to Europe and Asia. While the flowers have a nice scent, the root has a … Continue reading The “root” of your problems: How valerian root can help with anxiety and sleep

Relieve sore muscles naturally with these 12 essential oils

Muscle soreness can happen for a range of reasons, from strenuous exercise to difficult menstruation. It can make the slightest motion painful and difficult, and it can stick around for longer periods if left untreated. One holistic approach to muscle soreness that has been around for millennia is the use of essential oils. Natural healers and aromatherapists had … Continue reading Relieve sore muscles naturally with these 12 essential oils

Drink your worries away? Researchers look into resveratrol as a means to reduce depression and anxiety

A study published in the journal Neuropharmacology found that plant-based compound resveratrol can potentially lower depression and anxiety. This is because resveratrol inhibits enzyme expression of phosphodiesterase 4 or PDE4, which is linked to depression and anxiety. Current antidepressants focus on other components of the brain such as serotonin. But only one-third of patients with depression enter full remission using these medications. With these … Continue reading Drink your worries away? Researchers look into resveratrol as a means to reduce depression and anxiety