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| September 26, 2016

Honeybush, like red African tea Rooibus, is a naturally sweet caffeine-free red tea containing Vitamin C, potassium, calcium and magnesium. While there has been little study done to assess the health benefits of honeybush, it does contain compounds called polyphenols that are known to have antioxidant, antiatherosclerotic, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antitumor, and antiviral activities. Drinking honeybush […]

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Honeysuckle Vine

| August 19, 2016

Honeysuckle flower is an important ingredient in many traditional Chinese remedies especially for respiratory infection, colds, and skin inflammation. The remedy can be simply prepared by using the flowers to make a tea. Be careful not to include any other part of the plant (leaves, stems or fruit) as these can be toxic. In the […]

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| July 19, 2016


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Helichrysum – Straw Flower

| June 30, 2016

It is the essential oil, known as helichrysum, that is most commonly used especially in formulas for skin as this herb is noted for its ability to stimulate new skin growth. It has pain relieving properties and is anti-inflammatory. It’s a wonderful annual garden flower producing brilliantly colored flowers that “live on” long after the […]

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Galangal Root

| June 30, 2016

Galangal root is antibacterial and is used in Southeast Asian cooking, such as Thailand, which is useful since the hot climate and limited refrigeration mean bacteria will be present in food. The root, combined with the hot chilies typically eaten make a potent antibacterial defense. It helps with loss of appetite.

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Hoodia Gordoni

| June 21, 2016

Hoodia Gordonii works by mimicking the effect that glucose has on the nerve cells in the brain. These cells transmit the feeling of fullness to the brain, diminishing appetite. An appetite suppressant is an effective tool in any weight loss program, especially when combined with other dietary changes. You eat less, consume fewer calories, lose […]

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| June 20, 2016

Horse chestnut is valued in herbal medicine for it’s support of the circulatory system. The herb is anti-inflammatory which decreases swelling and astringent which reduces bleeding and adds tone to connective tissue. Much of the medicinal value of horse chestnut is a stabilizing action on veins and capillaries. This strengthening of veins improves circulation to […]

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| June 3, 2016

I call lovage my 6 foot celery plant with a flavor that is a cross between celery and pepper. That’s not all it does. It is a diuretic but does not cause electrolyte loss. It loosens phlegm in the lungs so the phlegm can be expelled. It is soothing internally including helping with colitis. Lovage […]

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| May 30, 2016

Graviola, or Soursop, is antiparasitic and helps to regulate blood pressure. However, modern studies have shown it’s a powerful cancer fighter. Using leaves and stems from the tree it was found that among the graviola benefits include its ability to eliminate cancer cells. Read the testimonials on the product page to see how many people […]

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Yacon Root

| May 30, 2016

Yacon is a food crop cultivated in the Andes. The edible tubers contain a type of carbohydrate called FOSs which is a soluble fiber fermented in the colon by beneficial bacteria. Yacon root and yacon root syrup show great promise as a sweetener for those who need to lower blood sugar and to lose weight. […]

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