How Awesome Is Ashwagandha?

By Dr. Mercola Very quickly gaining in popularity in the U.S. as an “incredibly healthy” herb with centuries-old medicinal qualities, ashwagandha has a long list of attributes to its credit. One of the best known is its use as an adaptogen, meaning that it helps you manage stress. Ashwagandha is translated in Sanskrit as “smell … Read more

What Is Fennel Good For?

Fennel Fanfare Botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare Thought to have originated in Southern Europe and Mediterranean regions, fennel is an herb with a mild but distinctive licorice flavor and fragrance. Although it still grows wild in surprising places, fennel is cultivated extensively in the U.S., France, India, and Russia. It has three parts, each with its … Read more

Eat these 7 herbs to improve heart health and REVERSE inflammation

I’m all about thinking big. Yet if you’re going to take your business, relationship, or whatever to that next level, you need concrete strategies to make that happen. Resolutions are easy to make, but unless you’ve got an action plan to make them happen, they simply remain resolutions. I have my own resolution: Create some fab … Read more

Warning: These 4 “Natural” Supplements Are Actually Filled with Fake Ingredients

Herbal supplements have the ability to provide a whole host of benefits—from boosting energy to aiding sleep, from enhancing memory to supporting the body’s many complex functions—but if you’re quick to reach for the off-brand bottle of your desired herb, you might want to reevaluate before you head to the checkout. Maybe you’ve seen the … Read more

2 Herbs to Relieve Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, and Anxiety

Because of the HRT-cancer scare, women have turned to supplements as a safer way to reduce menopausal symptoms. One herb that has dominated the conversation is black cohosh—it’s one of the most recommended herbs for menopausal women and has been historically used to relieve hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, and vaginal dryness. Originally, researchers and … Read more

How To Grow Your Own Super-Powered Organic Turmeric to Reverse Inflammation and Cancer

COMMON NAMES: Commonly known as turmeric, turmeric and curcumin. LATIN NAME: Curcumae Longae HISTORY: This root is highly revered in Ayurvedic medicine, as well as general South Asian cuisine. Native to Southern Asia, the name curcuma comes from the Arabic word “kurkum”, or “saffron”, and is an indication of its relationship to the vibrant orange … Read more

From Preventing Cancer To Healing Arthritis, You Need To Know About These 10 Spices

The Healing Grocery By Swaha Devi Hot spiced cider simmering on the stove…cinnamon and ginger treats emerging from the oven…These and other smells are a quintessential part of the holiday season’s festivities. The spices responsible for sending these satisfying aromas wafting through the house not only stimulate our appetites, but also stimulate the body and … Read more