Curcuminoids are the bright orange pigments of the herb turmeric. They belong to the family of polyphenols that includes all bioflavonoids. Renowned for its free-radical scavenging and antioxidant activity, turmeric has been traditionally used in India to relieve jaundice, arthritic conditions, allergies, liver disease, digestive and urinary disorders, skin problems, and aid wound healing. Check out these 3 outstanding ways turmeric can benefit your health!
If you know about olive leaf, most likely you have heard of it as a natural supplement for treating Candida, and supporting the immune system. Oleuropein, is the component of olive leaf that has been shown to fight against a wide variety of bacteria, yeasts, and fungus. To take this a step further, within the oleuropin, there is a compound called elenolic acid that loves to breakdown viruses. Calcium eleolate, one form of elenolic acid, is keen to fight bacteria and parasites.
Cilantro and coriander have two very different flavors, but come from the same plant. Cilantro refers to the fresh leaves used as an herb, and coriander to the seeds used as a spice. The medicinal and nutritional qualities are very different as well. Also called Chinese parsley and Mexican parsley, cilantro is a fragrant mix of parsley, sage, and citrus, and is the focus of this post.
Eleutherococcus extract, has a rich history—a very rich history and is one of my favorite ingredients in Adrenal Health. In the 16th century, a Chinese herbalist recorded, “I would rather have a handful of [eleuthero] than a cartload of treasures.” Used for centuries in Chinese herbalism, eleuthero, or “ci wu jia”, or you may have heard it referred to Siberian Ginseng in the past, has a primary function of boosting our Kidneys, Heart, and Spleen.
Although resveratrol occurs naturally in grapes (especially Muscadine), nuts and other fruits, buying resveratrol as a supplement means that it is extracted from the herb Polygonum cuspidatum. The resveratrol from Polygonum cuspidatum is just like that of grapes and other sources of resveratrol, but unfortunately, Polygonum cuspidatum is known to be a toxic herb when consumed over time.
Adaptogens are a rare group of botanicals and mushrooms possessing unique properties that can offer a safe and natural way to contribute to full body health. Adaptogens promote a holistic balance within the body, helping you adapt to mental and physical stress and fatigue.
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive component of Cannabis, but as the debate rages on about the legalities and uses, there is no denying the surge in CBD oil and hemp supplements hitting the market, all with a plethora of health claims and promises.
Herbal ice cubes make a cool (pun intended) remedy for hot summer itches and scratches! Bug bites, poison ivy, hives and other allergic skin reactions can keep kids and adults up at night because of the constant discomfort. Kids especially will scratch an itch unconsciously as they are falling asleep, only to wake up the next morning with inflamed skin, not only from the reaction, but from the self inflicted scrapes which can potentially turn into an infection. A great bedtime tip for you to try is to apply herbal ice cubes. (more…)
Books and research on the subject of stress are everywhere now. This is an opportunity to point out how supplements have become so valuable in our modern day lifestyles. Even though you can argue that people from the beginning of time have dealt with various stressors, the nutritional component was also up to par to support the stressors of those times.
I was very excited to try the Aman Prana High ORAC Botanico herb mix, mainly because I am so excited about this entire company and the products they are making available. All of the Aman Prana products, including coconut oil, matcha, and Gula Java coconut blossom sugar, are rated according to their ORAC value, glycemic (GI) value, Bovis value – this is a frequency value that measures the energy and vitality present in our bodies and foods, and Yin and Yang value – a popular measure in traditional Chinese medicine. These measurements alone, found on all of their products, set Aman Prana apart from any other company that I am familiar with.
If you have been diagnosed with an ailment, either acute or chronic, whose name ends with“itis”, it is inflammation. Examples include bronchitis, meningitis, arthritis, tendonitis, colitis, gingivitis, laryngitis, (and the list goes on and on and on). Follow the doctor’s orders, but support your body’s healing process and consider adding some nutritional support.
Is there a magic pill or fountain of youth? We think the answer is yes and no.
Typically people settle for sub-par energy and vitality over long periods of time. When they realize they don’t feel great, then they look outside of themselves for the answer.
So, our basic response to supplementation is this:
It can be a challenge to continually look at the bright side of things in times of constant stress no matter how hard we try. We think we are doing ok, and realize much later that the physical, mental, and emotional stress has taken a toll on our health. (more…)
You might want to love these Ayurvedic herbs. The actions of these two herbs will support your heart because they address two major factors that contribute to heart disease, blood sugar and cholesterol. Find out what’s to love about the two classic Ayurvedic herbs, gymnema and guggul, along with tips for purchasing to ensure quality, purity, and efficacy.