Discover the incredible healing properties of Cat's Claw (NaturalNews) Cat's Claw is an herb that has received very favorable but limited press. Word of mouth has boosted sales. But too few know enough about this miraculous yet inexpensive Peruvian mountain rain forest herb. Consider this article as a primer or introduction to Cat's Claw and its healing capabilities. The Herb The vine was named for the hooked thorns resembling cat claws on its twigs. Cat's Claw's bark and roots provide most of its immune boosting qualities via oxindole alkaloids. The POA/TOA Controversy Many consider pentacyclic oxindole alkaloids or POAs to be the more beneficial form. The hybrid TOA free version of Cat's Claw supposedly contains more quinovic acid glycosides. However, TOA free Cat's Claw is pricier. Practically all of the international research proving Cat's Claw's efficacy was done with the original plant source containing both types of alkaloids. Using Cat's Claw Cat's Claw can be taken in capsule, tea, or tincture forms. The converse is obvious.
Navdanya 7 Benefits of Maca Root for Women Indigenous people of the Andes have consumed maca root (commonly referred to as Peruvian ginseng) for centuries, calling upon this superfood as a natural remedy for a diverse range of conditions. While considered a root vegetable and food staple in the Andean diet for thousands of years, Western researchers have only recently discovered this ancient herb and the many benefits it may provide for women. Sexual health, improving fertility, and combating the effects of menopause are only a few benefits this healing herb has to offer. Maca for Women: What are the Benefits? For women, the benefits of regular maca consumption are substantial. 1. Maca root has been used extensively as a hormone balancer, and research shows that its high nutrient density and phytochemical content may be the underlying contributors to this effect. 2. Female sexual dysfunction depends on a multitude of factors, with the woman’s age, lifestyle, and medical/nutritional status being the primary elements. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Ashwagandha Benefits & Information Ashwagandha root is a herb of the ages. It is the 'ginseng' of Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medicine of India and is considered an 'adaptogen', a term used to describe herbs that improve physical energy and athletic ability, increase immunity to colds and infections and increase sexual capacity and fertility. One reason for ashwagandha's reputation as a general energy-promoting, disease-preventing tonic may be its effect on the immune system. Ashwagandha is used to restore male libido, cure impotence and increase male fertility. Preliminary studies indicate that the herb helps to reduce the negative effects of stress, slow tumour growth, treat anxiety and insomnia, and reduce cholesterol in addition to increasing sexual performance. Ashwaghanda is generally safe at the doses recommended on the packaging. _1.
How is 66-Year-Old John Robbins Holding Up? - Food Revolution Network Blog Natural food icon John Robbins recently celebrated the 25th Anniversary of his paradigm shifting best-seller Diet for a New America, and his 66th birthday. Looks like his food and lifestyle choices are paying off big time. John Robbins is old enough to be eligible for Medicare Looks like he’s getting enough protein John is a marathon runner and a triathlete Herbal Antibiotics Herbal antibiotics have long been used by herbal healers to ward off colds and flu, clear infections and speed wound healing. Now, they may be moving back into the mainstream as an alternative for bacteria that have become resistant to synthetic antibiotics. This post is based on the book “Herbal Antibiotics” by Stephen Harrod Buhner, and related materials. We’ll start with some background information and then discuss antibiotic herbs and their use. Note: Not all bacteria are harmful – many are essential to our health and well-being. What is an antibiotic? MedicineNet.com defines and antibiotic as: A drug used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms. Most of us think of antibiotics as liquid or pills you pick up at the pharmacy, but these compounds were originally developed from naturally occurring sources. How do bacteria become antibiotic resistant? The TED talk below by Bonnie Bassler gives examples of some of the rapid communication abilities of bacteria. Aloe
Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices A-C Ground allspice is not, as some people believe, a mixture of spices. Rather, it is the dried fruit of the Pimenta dioica plant. It is especially used as a seasoning for meats, soups, and deserts. Allspice contains quercetin, a nutrient that helps to prevent allergies. AniseAnise is an annual plant with a strong licorice flavor. Caution: Allergies are possible, but rare. Arrowroot StarchArrowroot powder is the edible starch that comes from the rhizomes (rootstock) of the arrowroot plant. BasilBasil is a tender low-growing herb that is prominently featured in Italian and Southeast Asian cuisine. Caution: The safety of the herb has not been established for pregnant women, nursing mothers, or children under six. Bay LeavesBay leaves are the aromatic leaves of the Bay Laurel Shrub. Caution: Although bay leaves are safe to eat, they remain very stiff even after thorough cooking. Black PepperBlack pepper comes from the dried fruit (peppercorns) of a flowering vine. Sources: SpiceIslands.com
A Natural Alternative Treatment for Glaucoma Conventional therapies for glaucoma consist of several different types of medications and surgeries revolving around different ways of relieving the pressure inside the eye, a characteristic symptom of glaucoma. Below are various articles from Better Eyesight Magazine that suggest glaucoma is treatable naturally, by learning to relax the eyes and using the eyes in the right way that prevents the disease from occuring. In this way the treatment Dr. Better Eyesight Magazine, December 1920: GLAUCOMA: ITS CAUSE AND CURE W.H. Glaucoma is a condition in which the eyeball becomes abnormally hard, and theories as to its cause are endless. The increased tension is supposed to be due to an excess of fluid in the eyeball, and this is commonly attributed to an impeded outflow. For more than fifty years iridectomy held the field as the only treatment which gave any hope of relief in glaucoma. On May 9, 1915, a patient (mentioned in Blindness Relieved by a New Method, N. When at last Dr. Ms.
Dr Bach's system of 38 flower remedies Each of the 38 remedies discovered by Dr Bach is directed at a particular characteristic or emotional state. To select the remedies you need, think about the sort of person you are and the way you are feeling. For more information on each remedy in this list click the relevant link. It might help to read some case studies first to see how they work. Agrimony - mental torture behind a cheerful face Aspen - fear of unknown things Beech - intolerance Centaury - the inability to say 'no' Cerato - lack of trust in one's own decisions Cherry Plum - fear of the mind giving way Chestnut Bud - failure to learn from mistakes Chicory - selfish, possessive love Clematis - dreaming of the future without working in the present Crab Apple - the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred Elm - overwhelmed by responsibility Gentian - discouragement after a setback Gorse - hopelessness and despair Heather - self-centredness and self-concern Holly - hatred, envy and jealousy Honeysuckle - living in the past Pine - guilt
Medicinal Properties of Herbs We welcome you to this comprehensive list of the Medicinal Properties of Herbs, which highlights a specific medical action and links all the applicable common herbs to that action. Alterative "A substance that produces a gradual, beneficial change in the body". betony "An analeptic in medicine is a central nervous system stimulant medication".camphor "A medication that eliminates or reduces pain." "A medicine or agent that relieves or soothes pain." An antacid is a substance which neutralizes stomach acidity.golden seallicoricemarjorampeppermint Medicinal properties of herbs classifies some of the best-known herbs according to their actions. dong quaiechinacealicorice "An antibacterial is a compound or substance that kills or slows down the growth of bacteria" arnicaastralagusBalm of Gileadaloebasilbetonycaldendulacardamonchammomileechinaceagingerginkgoginsenggolden sealjasminehopslemon balmnasturtiumoriganumoregon grapepeppermintred sagerosemarysarsaparillaSt John's Worttumericyellow dock ginger
Cannabis Tinctures Referenced from: The Medical Cannabis Guidebook: The Definitive Guide To Using and Growing Medicinal Marijuana by Jeff Ditchfield & Mel Thomas (click). Tinctures of cannabis have been made for hundreds of years and were one of the earliest forms of medicinal cannabis preparations. The best tinctures are made from concentrated cannabinoid oil but if you do not have enough plant material to make a batch of oil then this simple method by José T. Gállego explains the process. It is easy to prepare a tincture or an oil from cannabis, that concentrates the active compounds of the plant. You need marijuana and ethyl alcohol of 96-99% (e.g. from the pharmacy), a glass that can be closed (e.g. jam jar), a coffee filter, a deep plate and a bottle with a dropper for storage and administration. • Reduce the cannabis to small pieces and put it into the glass. • Cover it with alcohol. • Keep it in a dark and cool place for about a week. • Shake it every day. • Filter it using a coffee filter.