CategoryMedicinal Herbs

Health Benefits of Mullein Leaf Herb

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Mullein leaf herb is, as the name suggests, a type of herb. More interestingly, this is a herb that has numerous medicinal properties and that has been used in traditional medicine for a very long time. It is still very popular today, as with many such natural remedies. The question is whether it deserves that popularity and whether it really does what it is purported to. As ever, the claims bear...

What Is Kratom? Uses, Side Effects and Risks

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Kratom is the colloquial name for a deciduous evergreen tree that grows in South East Asia. Technically known as mitragyna speciosa, it belongs to the coffee family and has been used in traditional medicine for countless generations. Traditionally, kratom has been used to treat diarrhoea and to improve sexual performance. In Thailand it would have been chewed to achieve these effects and was also...

Top Antifungal Herbs

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Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by a group of yeasts. This can take many forms, including thrush, nappy rash, nail bed infections and others. There are over 20 different species of candida but the most common is candida albicans. Yeast infections occur commonly in areas that are prone to becoming warm and moist, such as the crotch, mouth and the armpits. The severity of fungal infections...

Health Benefits of Drinking Jasmine Tea

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Jasmine tea is yet another type of tea that isn’t the Earl Grey or English Breakfast we normally drink and that once again has a plethora of health benefits. That said, it’s also a little less ‘unusual’ compared with what else is out there; what with it being available in most coffee shops and not technically being ‘herbal’ in nature. This makes it much more similar to the kinds of tea that most...

The Benefits of Chrysanthemum Tea

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While English Breakfast and Earl Grey are the most popular types of tea among many of us, there are in fact a wide range of different leaves and herbs that can be used to brew a good cupa’. And when you get a little more adventurous and look into some of these alternative beverages, you will often find that they offer some rather impressive and varied health benefits. Even just taking a look in...

Forskolin: Health Benefits, Uses and Risks

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Forskolin is another of the many natural supplements being touted for a myriad of miraculous health benefits. This one comes from the coleus forskohlii plant in India and as with so many of these herbal panaceas, it’s another that has been in use as a part of traditional medicine for thousands of years. So forskolin is very much keeping tradition with all the other superfoods, herbs and spices...

Medical Uses of Lycopodium Clavatum

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Lycopodium Clavatum is a plant that also goes by the names ‘wolf’s-foot clubmoss’ and ‘stag’s-horn clubmoss’. It has a pale yellow pollen used to create lycopodium and treat a wide number of conditions. Specifically, it is used to treat urinary tract infections, flatulence, impotence, eczema, gout, fevers, mumps and more. It’s just a shame that it is completely ineffectual… Uses of Lycopodium...

Burdock Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

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Burdock is a plant with an edible root that’s popular for a number of natural remedies. Burdock is often taken to improve urine flow, to treat colds, to fight cancer, to ease gastrointestinal discomfort and even to soothe joint pain. As is so often the case with natural remedies though, not all of these uses are backed by the science and it can be difficult separating the fact from the hype. The...

The Many Benefits of Moringa Oleifera

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Moringa Oleifera is the technical name for the ‘drumstick tree’. This tree is found in the foothills of the Himalayas, as well as throughout Africa and Central and South America. Moringa has quite a reputation in these areas as a health aid and is now beginning to gain some recognition in the West too. Studies looking at its numerous health benefits have led to it earning the nicknames ‘Elixir of...

Uses for Witch Hazel

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Witch hazel cream comes from leaves of hamamelis virginiana, commonly known as the witch-hazel shrub. Historically used by the Native Americans, it’s also something of a god-send for Mums who use it to help treat all manner of ailments. And as is so often the case, it turns out that Mum knows best! Witch hazel is indeed some of a panacea when it comes to rashes, blemishes, spots, burns and more...

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