Herbs

Guarana is a South American fruit that strangely enough resembles the human eye. This fruit contains four times the amount of caffeine than coffee beans and is one of the prime ingredients in energy drinks like Monster, Red Bull and Rockstar. In...
Valerian root has been used for centuries, dating back to ancient Greece and Rome. If you haven't heard of valerian root before, there's a strong chance that you might have had it before. This root is a very common ingredient used...
When you think of a cactus, have you ever thought of it bearing fruit? Prickly pear or cactus fruit is the common name for the fruit that grows on top of the leaves of the cactus plant. Not only does...
You've probably never heard of Yarrow before, but back in the 17th century, this herb was a sizzling hot topic. It was once a popular vegetable for its leaves that were prepared and consumed like spinach. But, today, it...
Rhodiola has often been referred to as the "Golden Root" throughout history. It's an adaptogenic herb that has been used for its energy boosting and brain-strengthening capabilities for centuries. It is said that the Sherpa people from Nepal used the benefits...
Thorn Apple or more commonly known as Jimson Weed has been around for centuries. In fact, this plant received the name Jimson Weed because it was among one of the first plants that English settlers came in contact with...
White Willow bark is the bark among the varieties of the willow tree. Its pain relieving potential has been recognized throughout history reaching back to ancient Greece and Egypt. Willow bark has been considered nature's aspirin because of Salicin, the active ingredient in...
What may seem like an herb, spirulina is actually classified as a bacteria that has exceptional health-promoting benefits. These blue-green algae known are most commonly recognized as one of the world's most nutritious superfoods because it has benefits that cater to...
Among many of the prescription medications used to treat heart-related ailments, the common ingredient in them is known as Digoxin, which is ironically derived from a poisonous flower by the name Foxglove. Foxglove has been used for centuries for a plethora...
Medicinal mushrooms have been used for centuries to help alleviate a wide range of ailments. We've all heard of mushroom varieties like Chaga mushrooms and Reishi mushrooms, but have you considered the Maitake mushroom for health benefits? Maitake means dancing mushroom...

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