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Boost brain health and relieve nausea and stomach issues with ginger, a versatile superfood

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a pungent, flavorful spice that’s used in various dishes. But this versatile herb is more than just an ingredient for soups and stews. A staple herb in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, ginger has been used for centuries to relieve common health complaints like joint pain, nausea and other ailments. Even researchers are taking a closer look at the many beneficial ...

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Survival gardening: Using wild violets for food and medicine

Wild violets are beautiful, but many people consider the plant an unwanted weed. But if you know how to use them, you would treasure wild violets because of their many edible and medicinal uses. (h/t to TheSurvivalMom.com) How to identify wild violets Wild violets (Viola sororia) or common blue violets usually have purple flowers and heart-shaped leaves. They may also appear in ...

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5 Powerful herbs that can keep your respiratory system healthy

Keeping the lungs healthy is very important. But it can be difficult to do so when there are a lot of pollutants in the air, such as cigarette smoke, dirty automobile exhaust and other aerosol contaminants. Fortunately, nature has plenty of herbs that can support respiratory health. Here are five of them. (h/t to NaturalHealth365.com) Osha root Osha or osha root ...

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Prepping skills: Tips for learning herbal medicine

Herbalism is an essential skill, whether things are normal and quiet or when SHTF. If you want to learn about herbal medicine, here are some useful tips to get you started. (h/t to TheSurvivalMom.com) Like any other prepper skill, herbalism requires self-discipline and hard work. If you put in the work, you will soon have a useful skill that can ...

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Study examines which herbs can best counteract king cobra venom

In 2012, the Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics journal published a study evaluating the efficacy of herbs for treating snake bites. With all the breaking news about snake venom and the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), the study’s findings are highly relevant at the current time. Researchers looked at Curcuma antinaia and Curcuma contravenenum, two forms of curcumin, Andrographis paniculata (green chiretta), and ...

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Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and more: the health benefits of cinnamon

Other than being a popular cooking and baking ingredient, cinnamon has been known for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. The distinct smell and flavor of cinnamon are from its oils, which are high in cinnamaldehyde – the compound responsible for the spice’s powerful effects on health and metabolism. High in antioxidants Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants that protect ...

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Entrepreneur who became famous for discrediting herbal supplements is being called out as a FRAUD himself

An entrepreneur who became famous for discrediting herbal supplements is now being called out as FRAUD. Three of the research papers authored by this scientist are now retracted, and a fourth is pending. His colleagues are claiming to have found blatant data errors, falsifications and plagiarism throughout his work. In 2013, a botanist from the University of Guelph (UG), Steven ...

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Chaparral herb found to prevent oral diseases caused by oxidative stress

Larrea divaricata, more commonly known as chaparral, is a plant widely used in South American folk medicine because of its anti-inflammatory properties. With that in mind, a group of researchers conducted a study on whether an aqueous extract can be used to treat oxidative stress in the submandibular glands of diabetic rats. Previous studies have shown that L. divaricata contains the ...

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Saffron a safer treatment for ADHD, just as effective as Ritalin, says study

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that around 62 percent of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are taking medications for the disease. One of the most common prescription drugs for ADHD is methylphenidate. The drug, commonly known as Ritalin, is a central nervous system stimulant linked to numerous side effects, including anxiety, nausea, difficulty sleeping, vision problems, increase ...

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Natural healing: Medicinal plants you can find in various regions of North America

Native Americans have been using medicinal plants long before the European conquest of America. Today, medicinal plants are still widely used in the United States, and for good reason. For starters, they contain potent compounds that can help with a wide variety of ailments and health problems. Medicinal plants are also all-natural and don’t carry with them the risk of adverse effects associated ...

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