Benefits Of Milk Thistle.

I wrote about the role and importance of liver detoxification previously. This post is about one of the most popular and widely used liver detox herbs – Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum). Its traditional use dates back over 2000 years, when it was used to treat mushroom poisoning and . . . → Read More: Benefits Of Milk Thistle.

Ashwagandha - Stress Relieving Herb.

Ashwagandha, Withania Somnifera, also known as Winter Cherry – has been used for centuries in Ayurveda as a tonic that calms the nervous system and is called an “Indian Ginseng”. It is native to India and Himalayas. In western world, the term “adaptogen” is applied to Ashwagandha due . . . → Read More: Ashwagandha – Stress Relieving Herb.

Herbs: Standardisation vs. Holistic Approach

When it comes to buying herbs, customers are often have a choice of getting the standardised extract supplement or a whole plant supplement. One would contain the major working constituent of the plant – isolated, another would have the extract of the whole herb or the main constituent . . . → Read More: Herbs: Standardisation vs. Holistic Approach

Turmeric - The Anti-Inflammatory Spice.

Turmeric is a hot aromatic spice that has been used for centuries in Asia for both cuisine and medicinal purposes. Curcuma (or curcumin) is a polyphenol and the primary pharmacological agent in Turmeric Root (Cuccuma longa). It possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity and has a positive effect on . . . → Read More: Turmeric – The Anti-Inflammatory Spice.

Astragalus

Astragalus Membranaceus

Astragalus, or Huang-Qi has been used by Chinese herbalists for centuries and it is still incorporated in many of their traditional herbal formulas. It is widely used in China for chronic hepatitis and as an adjunctive therapy in cancer. The most common variety of Astragalus . . . → Read More: Astragalus

Pueraria Mirifica For Menopause

For many years Asian women has been using Pueraria Mirifica root to relieve menopause symptoms. Pueraria Mirifica or PM is a plant native to Thailand and has recently been approved by US Food and Drug Administration as a supplement. Its root is a very rich source of phytoestrogens (in particular . . . → Read More: Pueraria Mirifica For Menopause