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Archive for the 'Herbal Remedies' Category

January 24, 2011

Frozen CranberriesCranberries are known as a source of excellent natural health and wellbeing. They have numerous health benefits and therapeutic properties. According to a recent research of the specialists from the Cranberry Institute, regular consumption of cranberry juice is linked to lower chances to develop gastric ulcers, as well as such problem as stomach cancer which is frequently caused by ulcers. This type of cancer is quite common and it is very important to prevent it. Read the rest of this entry »

Devil’s Claw Uses And Benefits

Author: Carla Fiscina
December 14, 2010

health benefits of devil's clawDevil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) is a member of Sesame family and native to the Kalahari and other hot deserts of Southern Africa. It is a small herb with beautiful pink or purple flower, which is also known as unicorn plant, grapple plant, wood spider or Harpago. This herb has been traditionally used in African medicine for treating joint, hip, knee and low back pains. In the early 19th century it was discovered by the colonists from Europe, that is why in our times Devil’s claw benefits are much more used in the countries of Europe as this medicinal herb is not very well known in today’s United States. Read the rest of this entry »

December 11, 2010

health benefits of asafoetidaAsafoetida (Ferula asafoetida) is a common culinary spice, a perennial plant, known also as Giant Fennel, Hing, Ferula or Devil’s Dung. It is native to India, the Mediterranean region and the Middle East. In ancient times it was believed that Asafoetida can ward off evil spirits and demons. Health benefits of Asafoetida were used in Ancient Rome, where it was consumed along with garlic to banish many common diseases and ailments. In Asia, it was used to treat intestinal parasites and fungal infections. Read the rest of this entry »

November 28, 2010

Herbal Appetite StimulantsA lack of appetite is probably more familiar to modern ladies than to today’s men as those are mostly women who have psychological issues about their physical shape and losing weight. However, appetite loss is not only connected with the attempts to eat as less as possible. A lack of appetite is also a common symptom of anorexia, a serious digestive disorder, as well as other metabolism disorders. Other reasons of appetite loss include certain medical therapies, depression and serious psychological disorders, some illnesses like cancer or severe infections, and so on. Read the rest of this entry »

Health Benefits Of Uva-Ursi

Author: Carla Fiscina
November 26, 2010

Uva-ursi teaUva Ursi (Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi) known also as bearberry, crowberry or whortleberry is a little wiry shrub with bright green leaves and bright red berries. Traditionally, uva-ursi leaves were used by indigenous population of North America to treat various types of urinary tract diseases, like acute cystitis, urethritis, nephritis and so on. Certainly, those are the most common uses of uva-ursi in our times as well. Stems and berries of this valuable medicinal plant are also used as ingredients of various herbal remedies and natural solutions to treat a multitude of health conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Health Benefits Of Comfrey

Author: Carla Fiscina
October 28, 2010

ComfreyComfrey (Symphytum officinale) is an important medicinal herb that grows in moist valleys and meadows in Europe (especially throughout the British Isles) and the Middle East, in the areas with a temperate climate.It has very beautiful bell-shaped flowers of various colors (from purple and dark blue to pale yellow and white), which bloom all summer long. For centuries comfrey has been used as a food crop, until the sixteenth century when some of its therapeutic properties were discovered. In those times, comfrey was used as an external remedy in the forms of formentations, ointments and poultices for treating wounds and various skin problems. Read the rest of this entry »

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