Herbs

Black Seed’s Powerful Health Benefits

Do you need a remedy for colds, hypertension or asthma? Is your busy lifestyle upsetting your immune system and making you prone to illness, infection, and disease? This powerful herb may be the answer! The little seeds of black cumin, known as black seed, are well-known for

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Turkey Rhubarb vs. Indian Rhubarb

One cup of essiac mix contains only about 1/2 teaspoon of rhubarb but there is controversy about which variety should be used, Turkey rhubarb (Rheum palmatum) or Indian rhubarb (Rheum officianale). Below are interesting arguments collected back in 1999-2000, including a definitive letter from an Ontario University

Turkey Rhubarb for Health

While the stalks of rhubarb plants are commonly used for food in various parts of the world, the roots of the turkey rhubarb (rheum palmatum) plant have been one of the most widely used herbs in Chinese traditional and alternative/complementary medicine for centuries. It is used for

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Slippery Elm Bark: A Native Medicine

For centuries, the soft inner bark of the slippery elm tree (Ulmus fulva) has been used by Native Americans for treatment in a variety of health conditions, including: Skin wounds and burns Sore throat Cough Gastroesophageal Reflux/Heartburn Inflammatory Bowel Disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease) Irritable Bowel

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Growing Your Own Sheep Sorrel

Respected author and researcher Mali Klein has always recommended that consumers grow their own Sheep sorrel. The only herb Rene Caisse always harvested herself was Sheep sorrel, buying the other herbs whenever possible. She dried the Sheep sorrel on the floor of her house. According to Mali

Health Benefits of the Sheep Sorrel Herb

Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella), also known simply as sorrel or dock, is a perennial plant that has been used in multiple roles for centuries, including: Anti-cancer therapy Anti-inflammatory agent Diuretic Antibacterial agent and immune system booster Antioxidant Vitamin deficiency Food preparation In present times, the plant’s leaves

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Benefits of Burdock Root as Medicine and Food

Known Uses for Burdock Root Depurative (purifies the blood) Burdock is best known as a blood purifier, but it also works to remove toxins through the respiratory, urinary, and lymphatic systems. This detoxifying effect is responsible for many of burdock root's benefits. Skin Conditions (acne, eczema,

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