Map of America's Best Medicine Plants

Map of America’s Best Medicinal Plants

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In the early 1900s the United States pharmaceutical industry was wildly different than that of today. The 1930s signified a turning point in the industry, as chemists began to synthesize drugs, like aspirin, more routinely. Before the pharmaceutical industry came into total domination of our medicine cabinets, the Americans still relied upon wild herbal plants […]

Inflammation: The Root of all Evil

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We don’t typically think of illnesses in terms of inflammation, but recent research has shown that an underlying symptom of some ailments can be expressed by inflammation. Inflammation is a natural defense mechanism, the body’s way of protecting itself, that is vital for our survival. However, sometimes when the body is out of balance, inflammation […]

How Much Turmeric Root Should You Take Daily?

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Turmeric is a fantastic anti-inflammatory spice you can consume in your daily diet. Chronic inflammation has been identified in latest medical research as a key symptom of diseases. For us to live a healthier life, we should take turmeric root powder everyday to squash unnecessary inflammation. How much turmeric should you take? The root powder […]

Can You Overdose on Valerian Root?

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Valerian (scientific name of Valeriana officinalis) is a perennial flowering plant that blooms in the summer with either a sweet smelling white or pink flowers. Its root can be used as a supplement for medicinal purposes. Valerian root has been used as a sleeping aid for hundred of years. It is well known for its […]

Benefits of Raw Maca Powder

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Maca, or Peruvian ginseng, is called so due to its affects being similar to traditional ginseng. Being native to the Andes of Peru and Bolivia, the plant thrives in the harsh conditions of the mountains. Maca is, in fact, so revered for its medicinal qualities that it is considered to be a national treasure, and […]

Valerian root for sleep support

Vote Valerian for Restful Sleep

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Getting a good night’s rest is one of the most important aspects of one’s daily well being. While asleep, the body repairs itself so that we can be physically and mentally refreshed and energized the next day. All too many of us have difficulties falling and staying asleep due to the stresses of daily life. […]

Prevent and Heal Cold Sores with Natural Remedies

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Caused by the herpes simplex-1 virus (HSV1), cold sores are small, often painful, fluid-filled blisters that appear on the lips, mouth, or facial areas. Not only are cold sores an eyesore (pun intended), they are also itchy, painful, and extra stressful on the body’s immune system. If you are a sufferer of the dreaded cold […]

Best Holistic Remedies for Anxiety

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Anxiety, to some degree, is a normal part of life. Evolutionarily speaking, anxiety is very useful in that it actually prevents us from endangering ourselves. However, in modern civilizations, physical mortal danger is not as prevalent as in the past, therefore most anxiety we face on a daily basis is unnecessary. It would appear that […]