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 snake bites, and it remains . . . → Read More: Benefits Of Milk Thistle.
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 to its ability to help . . . → Read More: Ashwagandha – Stress Relieving Herb.
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 in the base of a . . . → Read More: Herbs: Standardisation vs. Holistic Approach
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 the gastro-intestinal tract due to . . . → Read More: Turmeric – The Anti-Inflammatory Spice.
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 used in herbal medicine is . . . → Read More: Astragalus
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 – Miroestrol) – an oestrogen-like . . . → Read More: Pueraria Mirifica For Menopause