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Hoodia Gordoni

| June 21, 2016
Hoodia

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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Horsechestnut

| June 20, 2016
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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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Lovage

| June 3, 2016
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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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Graviola

| May 30, 2016
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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

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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Rose Geranium

| May 29, 2016
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This geranium is not grown for its flowers but for its distinctive leaves which have a wonderful rose scent. This rose scent has anti-depressant qualities and is a great insect repellent, especially for mosquitoes. I’ve grown this plant for years and can testify that it does keep mosquitoes off. Simply take a leaf and rub […]

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Goat’s Rue

| May 29, 2016
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Goat’s Rue is noted today for its ability to increase Mother’s milk, dramatically. The traditional use of Goats rue was to treat diabetes and has been a staple since the middle ages. Goats rue contains an alkaloid, galegine, that was found in clinical trials to decrease blood sugar and insulin resistance. This lead to the […]

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Grindelia

| May 28, 2016
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Grindelia is used for bronchitis (internally) and topically for eczema, insect bites and rashes. Grindelia has a gummy resin that was historically used as an expectorant and antitussive in cough remedies. Grindelia, which grows wild in the Western states, is better known for it’s use in ointments and field dressings for rashes, poison ivy, burns, […]

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Ground Ivy

| May 26, 2016
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Ground ivy is mostly ignored by modern herbalists in favor of the better known members of the mint family, but that does not mean this common little ground weed is not worth knowing. Search the term ground ivy on the internet and you will find a lot of information on how to kill it once […]

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Gynostemma

| May 26, 2016
gynostemma

Gynostemma is an adaptogen and antioxidant whose chemical makeup has properties similar to that of ginseng, which the plant resembles. The herb tea is valued for it’s antioxidant protection and cardiovascular benefits. It reduces stress, has a normalizing effect on blood pressure, and thins the blood. Daily use of the tea may even help increase […]

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