Saturday, November 28

Herbal Medicine

Healing herbs
Herbal Medicine

Healing herbs

Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. In the Third Century BC Ashoka the Emperor converted to Buddhism. He sent many Buddhist missionaries to neighboring countries and this is probably how Ayurveda reached Sri Lanka. We know that Ayurvedic medicine was already extensively developed by the time of the Buddha (5th to 4th century BCE). Green Thumbs speaks to Senior Lecturer, Former Director, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Dr. Swarna Hapuarachchi on Ayurveda plant medicines and the health benefits provided by Ayurvedic plants. “There are number of medicinal plants that have the power to fight against diseases. There are some groups of medicines available in the Ayurveda system. Following groups are very commonly used - Thriphal...
Herbal Remedies For Hot Spots: Help Your Dog Naturally
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Herbal Remedies For Hot Spots: Help Your Dog Naturally

You may think of hot spots as acute. But most of the time they’re a symptom of a more serious condition … like chronic stress, food sensitivities, energy stagnation or liver imbalances. Known as acute moist dermatitis or pyoderma, the dreaded hot spot should be called the “red, gooey, inflamed, hairless spot varying in symptoms, size and severity” spot. More commonly known causes of hot spots include: Fleas and other bug bites Food sensitivities Summer heat Environmental allergens But they can also be caused by imbalances in the liver, immune system … or some type of injury or instability in the body. Hot spots are damp and bring heat and inflammation to the skin. Most hot spots are a result of too much heat produced in the body … blocking the movement of energy. Read mo...
Herbal Elderberry Supplements Support Sleep and Immunity
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Herbal Elderberry Supplements Support Sleep and Immunity

A healthy immune system has always been important, but even more so today in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Seeking products enhanced with naturally occuring antioxidants is an easy way to promote good health. Elderberries have a long history of use as an herbal way to support good health because of their high level of flavonoids. Elderberries, notably the Sambucus elderberry, are featured in a new line of products from Nature's Way, a leading provider of health and dietary supplements since 1969. The Nature's Way product line uses only select cultivars of black elderberries, including the Haschberg cultivar, which contain high levels of naturally-occurring anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are plant pigments that have supporting optimal immune system function. "While many other elderberry...
The Lost Book of Remedies Review – Are These Herbal Remedies Really Worth it?
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The Lost Book of Remedies Review – Are These Herbal Remedies Really Worth it?

The average American spends upwards of $1,200 every year on medicines alone. The pharmaceutical industry has seen massive jumps in the last few years as more and more people become dependent on various pills and prescriptions. The Lost Book of Remedies eBook claims to be the answer to the peoples’ need for acquiring their medicines in a safe, natural, and economic method. The book is a collection of various tinctures, salves, brews, and other remedies made entirely from the different flora found across America. In this Lost Book of Herbal Remedies review, we will be taking an in-depth look at this eBook from all it has to offer to even learning about the creators. Let’s begin by introducing ourselves to the authors – Dr. Nicole Apelian and Claude Davis. Dr. Nicole Apelian is an herbalis...
How to Use Herbs for Support During Fire Season
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How to Use Herbs for Support During Fire Season

Each fall, Oakland-based herbal pharmacy Five Flavor Herbs stocks up on mullein, marshmallow root, and wild cherry bark. These herbs are tools to protect against fire season, an annual necessity since nearby Santa Rosa was devastated by a series of wildfires in 2017. In 2020, over 3.5 million acres have burned in California alone—and brush fires continue to rage across the state and Oregon. The unprecedented scale of blazes sweeping across the West Coast, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, has infused new urgency into lung protection. Mutual aid organizations are stocking community fridges with free herb bundles, and herbalists are sharing tutorials for how to steam kitchen herbs like rosemary and thyme. Continue reading at MSN
Herbal remedies for hair loss
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Herbal remedies for hair loss

A pioneer in Ayurvedic hair treatment, Neeta Gosalia has been practising herbal treatment for the past 33 years, and has established many outlets worldwide. While lustrous, healthy hair is a source of pride for men and women alike, many are forced to battle an array of hair problems. Neeta introduced her corrective formulas after years of research. Commonly encountered hair dilemmas among clients include hair loss, premature greying, hereditary baldness, male pattern baldness, alopecia areata (also known as patchy baldness), and dandruff. Research has shown that stress is a vital factor in determining hair condition. A poor hair care regime, climate changes, lifestyle and diet also contributes to the loss of hair growth. It is very important to ascertain what kind of hair you have...
10 Herbs and Supplements for Menopause
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10 Herbs and Supplements for Menopause

Menopause is the natural decline of female reproductive hormone production and conclusion of a woman’s menstrual cycles. It usually begins during your 40s or 50s. Common menopause symptoms include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, chills, night sweats, weight gain, irregular periods, labile moods, decreased sex drive, poor sleep, bone loss, headaches, anxiety, and depression. Since it’s a completely natural process, treatments focus primarily on symptom management. A variety of pharmaceutical drugs are available, but the risk of side effects leads many women to use alternative therapies either alongside — or instead of — conventional treatments. Remember to consult your healthcare provider before adding any supplements to your routine. Here are 10 herbs and supplements commonly used to man...
5 Herbs for Health: Grow plants that Look After You
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5 Herbs for Health: Grow plants that Look After You

Did you know the humble aspirin (salicylic acid) is derived from the bark of the willow tree (Salix babylonica)? And the glorious cure for most of days’ #firstworldproblems – caffeine – is harvested from coffee beans (Coffea arabica) and tea leaves (Camellia sinensis)? Most plants contain properties that are beneficial for our health and wellbeing. Herbs are wonderful examples. Depending on the herb, they may contain medicinal properties which can help with reducing inflammation, lower stress, and aid digestion. Plus, their delightful aromas and flavours can be used for variety of culinary uses, too. Leafy herbs like mint and oregano can be grown inside, provided they receive at least 6 hours of sunlight. Fruiting and rooting herbs and spices need at least 6-8 hours of full sun and are ...
How to live longer: The herbal tea that may play a role in preventing and treating cancer
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How to live longer: The herbal tea that may play a role in preventing and treating cancer

One in two people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure or known way to prevent it but evidence hints at the promise of certain items in helping to keep it at bay. A particular herbal tea has displayed promise while helping to manage other health risks. Life expectancy is, to a degree, left to chance - a sobering thought to contemplate. You cannot dodge every threat that comes along but you can reduce your risk of facing them in the first place. What's more, you can take steps to ensure you are well-equipped to confront them. This holds particularly true in relation to chronic diseases, which threaten longevity. Your risk of cancer, for example, can be reduced and your response to it can be improved, by making healthy dietar...
Plant power: why demand for traditional herbal remedies is booming
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Plant power: why demand for traditional herbal remedies is booming

Just a handful of businesses have boomed through lockdown – Netflix, Joe Wicks, your local bike shop, online sex toys. Medicinal herbs have also emerged even stronger and healthier. Between January and May, UK online searches for herbs associated with building immunity or fighting flu – andrographis, for example – rose by 200 per cent over the same months last year. For Sebastian Pole, master herbsmith and co-founder of Pukka Herbs, lockdown has been busier than ever – meeting this surge while simultaneously moving 130 staff out of Pukka’s head office to work from home. On top of this, there’s his private practice – Pole has been treating his own patients for 22 years and the pandemic has generated a stream of requests for herbal remedies to boost immunity, reduce anxiety and ward off i...