Tag Archives: Herbs

Looking for a natural way to regrow hair? Try chaga mushrooms

Alopecia areata is a condition characterized by hair falling out in patches. Research suggests it is caused by the immune system attacking the hair follicles, causing them to shrink and slow down hair production. Because of this, alopecia is called an autoimmune disorder. According to statistics, alopecia is a common autoimmune disorder that affects about 6.8 million people in the U.S. alone. One ...

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6 Supplements for natural stress relief

Stress is a natural part of life. People experience stress when juggling personal and professional responsibilities and navigating sudden problems like job loss or the death of a loved one. But stress isn’t meant to stick around. Elevated levels of stress hormones like cortisol can lead to various health problems, such as high blood pressure, poor immune health and increased ...

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Research confirms folk uses of medicinal plants in Pakistan

The use of plant parts to relieve or treat ailments is something that’s still practiced even today. Asian countries like Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are known for their use of traditional herbal remedies in various forms, such as powders, decoctions, infusions or poultice. Despite advancements in modern medicine, many people still rely on these natural medicines for various reasons, primarily because ...

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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 may ...

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Here’s how you can boost your dopamine levels naturally

When it comes to the brain’s chemical messengers (neurotransmitters), nothing compares to dopamine. A neurotransmitter that activates the brain’s pleasure and reward centers, dopamine plays an important role in stimulating motivation, mental energy and drive. Because of its effects on the brain’s pleasure centers, it’s not surprising that many unhealthy and even dangerous habits, such as drug use and gambling, is somewhat associated ...

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Luteolin: The flavonoid in leafy greens than can keep the flu at bay

Luteolin is a flavonoid known for its antioxidant properties. It is found in plant-based foods like fruits and vegetables and medicinal herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). But aside from being a potent free radical scavenger, luteolin also functions as an anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating agent. It even has reported anti-cancer properties. In a recent study, Chinese researchers explored another biological activity of ...

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Researchers evaluate the efficiency of natural plant products for disinfecting surfaces

In this study, researchers from India evaluated the efficiency of traditional fumigation practice using natural plant products to disinfect the air and surfaces. They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. Environmental disinfection is an excellent method for reducing nosocomial or healthcare associated infections (HCAIs). HCAIs are major healthcare problems worldwide. In India, ...

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Warts: Causes and 10 natural remedies

Warts are noncancerous, rough bumps that form on the skin. In most cases, a pathogen known as the human papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for warts, which it causes when it enters a cut or break on the skin. Most warts are harmless and will disappear on their own after a certain period. However, some people might choose to remove them earlier if the warts ...

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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 mild laxative and as ...

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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 can be used to ...

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