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 […]

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 […]

Homemade Natural Cold and Flu Remedy

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Trying to get over a cold or flu? Start drinking peppermint tea for immediate relief. It works better than most over the counter medicine. Plus, it’s all natural and FDA approved as a common cold remedy! Peppermint is part of the mint family. It has healing properties, aids proper digestion, relieves symptoms of irritable bowel […]

Cold Water Therapy, a Good Kind of Stress

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Ever come in from the cold outside and feel amazing upon entering the warmth of your dwelling? Is it just because you’re out of the cold? Is it entirely psychological, or is there also a physiological element in play? Well, cold temperature induced stress produces a shock to the body. The result of this stress […]