Ginseng Warning

Manic Psychosis Associated With Ginseng: A Report of Two Cases and Discussion of the Literature. This case report discusses the fact that ginseng may be associated with a manic episode. Most people are aware that ginseng adds energy. Given this fact, people with manic-depressive disorder should … [Read more...]

Herb Drug Interactions

Updates on the Clinical Evidenced Herb-Warfarin Interactions Herbs are probably the most common natural product that can interact with medications. If you are taking any medication, it is a good idea to check with your pharmacist to see if it can interact with any of the natural products you are … [Read more...]

Ginger Root for Health

Ginger Root’s Evergreen Offering   Ginger root is originates in Asia where using it as a flavoring agent is a practice so ancient, that it even predates historical records.  Medicinal uses by traditional Southeast Asian healers are traced back as far back as 5000 years ago, while the … [Read more...]

Boswellia and Inflammation

There is always something than can be said about the use of herbs to affect cures. Many of the aged generation have relied on the implied healing properties of these herbs.  More and more, modern medicine has incorporated the properties of these herbs as additives or base products in the … [Read more...]

Nettle Leaf and Allergies

Nettle Leaf and Allergies There is little disputing the distinct relationship between nettle leaf and allergies, of the rhinitis family, being distinctly and effectively alleviatedby it use. To many a chronic allergy sufferer, the alleviating properties of this plant are nothing less than a Godsend … [Read more...]

Holy Basil

Holy basil Holy basil is a plant of the family of mints and is closely related to the basil family. However, it has a richer and more complex history. It is native to tropical Asia and it has been used in India for thousands of years. It is referred to as holy because of it is considered a sacred … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Rhodiola

The rhodiola rosea is a plant that grows in high altitudes in the countries of Russia and Scandinavia. Also known as golden root, it has been used for its medicinal purposes for a very long time.  There are a lot of uses of rhodiola including taking it for the nervous system. The rhodiola is … [Read more...]

Saw Palmetto, Not Just for Men

If you’ve ever walked down the herbal supplement aisle at the grocery or drug store, you’ve probably seen a lot of names you don’t recognize.  Not only are they unfamiliar, but you have no idea what a person might take them for!  One of the most diverse and well-known herbal supplements is … [Read more...]

What is the Next Big Weight Loss Supplement?

Indian herb may whittle waistlines Caralluma fimbriata (Slimaluma) was used in this study to determine if it could be effective in losing weight. They found that those taking Slimaluma had a reduction in waste size of 2.6 inches as compared to 1 inches for the placebo group. After being talked … [Read more...]

Rhodiola and Altitude Sickness

Rhodiola crenulata Extract Alleviates Hypoxic Pulmonary Edema in Rats This research in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2013 discusses the use of the adaptogen Rhodiola in altitude sickness. Rhodiola was found to be effective in reducing pulmonary edema secondary … [Read more...]

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