Burdock root as an herbal remedy offers a variety of health benefits. This herb has been known for its healing properties for many centuries and was commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat numerous illnesses.
About Burdock Root
The burdock is a plant found in the continents of Europe and Asia. It is easy to find and identify, as it generally grows along fences and roads. In Asia, the taproot of young burdock plant is harvested and eaten as a root vegetable. It has a gummy consistency and is sweet to the taste. It is rich in calcium, chlorogenic acid, flavonoids, iron, inulin, lactone, mucilage, polyacetylenes, potassium, resin, tannin, and taraxosterol. Read more
Monday, February 28, 2011
Burdock root is a well-known herbal remedy. Though traditionally used as a blood purifier, it has many other benefits as well.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Discover how to fix the REAL reason that you may have heart disease and a special spice you can use to help reverse it. HINT: high cholesterol is NOT the problem.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Kidney stones can cause severe pain and other symptoms. These ten natural remedies can prevent kidney stones from inflicting their pain on you.
The kidneys are one of the most important organs in the human body, as they help to detox and filter out impurities from the blood, as well as waste products in our urine. Kidney stones form when the kidneys are not able to process these toxins efficiently. In this case, a crystallization of unprocessed minerals build up, causing pain, stones and possible blockage of urine flow.
The following section will offer some simple natural remedies to help soothe the discomfort of kidney stones, as well as speed up the body’s natural healing process. Read more
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
When you're feeling a little blue, you don't need to turn to pharmaceuticals to boost your mood. Check this list of 50 natural antidepressants for foods, supplements, and activities that you can try instead.
In the wintertime, it can be hard to stay cheery. With dreary weather, lots of time indoors, and lowered activity levels, it's not surprising. But there's a lot you can do to do nurse your happiness, even in the winter months. Read on to find out about food, supplements, and activities you can try to beat the winter blues.
Food & Supplements
These foods and supplements are great for a mood boost. Read more
Friday, February 18, 2011
Eliminating vitamin B and magnesium deficiencies can help you cope with stress, says Margaret Durst.
Stress – It’s what most of us have too much of. Coping with day to day tasks and problems can sometimes be overwhelming – especially when the body is out of balance.
If I could run the healthcare system, I would make everyone try a good B-vitamin before ever allowing them to take a prescription anti-depressant. (By good, I do not mean what is sold at discount stores or at supermarkets.)
Look at the following signs of B-vitamin deficiency: Read more
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Milkweed has historically been used in folk remedies to treat warts and rashes. However, recent research provides strong evidence that milkweed sap can cure common skin cancers.
If you talk about herbs, plants and other totally natural substances having the potential to actually cure cancer, odds are you'll be greeted with eye-rolling and disbelief -- especially from the mainstream medical establishment. But research just published in the Journal of British Dermatology provides compelling evidence that the sap from a common weed known as milkweed or petty surge can literally cure certain types of cancers.
Although regarded as a nuisance weed by most gardeners, the plant (whose botanical name is Euphorbia peplus) has been valued for centuries in many folk medicine traditions as a treatment for asthma, warts and several types of cancer. Now a group of Australian scientists from a number of medical institutions in Brisbane have tested milkweed sap on humans and found that it works remarkably well on non-melanoma skin cancers. The researchers believe the plant substance is effective due to a compound it contains called ingenol mebutate which destroys cancer cells. Read more
Monday, February 14, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
The U.S. military is using "battlefield acupuncture" to treat soldiers' concussions.
The U.S. military is applying an ancient Chinese healing technique to the top modern battlefield injury for American soldiers, with results that doctors here say are "off the charts."
"Battlefield acupuncture," developed by Air Force physician Col. Richard Niemtzow, is helping heal soldiers with concussions so they can return more quickly to the front lines. Read more
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Gaining and losing the same ten pounds has a hidden effect on your breasts that may take years to show, says Nicole Blades.
Your breasts are pretty low-maintenance, and you can keep them healthy and sexy just by leaving them alone. Still, there's one move that will mess them up: repeat dieting, which causes your boobs to sag prematurely. Here, how and why plus the right way to keep your set gorgeous and firm.
How Sag Strikes
Some sag is inevitable. Gravity, breast growth spurts in your teens and early 20s, pregnancy, and breast-feeding all cause your boobs to change shape. Any change in the shape of your breasts stretches your skin's collagen and elastin, two components that make skin firm. This leaves your twins less perky over time, says Jill Weinstein, a dermatologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in Illinois.
But you'll stretch out the collagen and elastin even more by constantly dieting. Read more
Monday, February 7, 2011
You know that putting harsh chemicals on your skin can't be good for it. Oil cleansing is nature`s way of deeply cleaning and restoring the skin without the use of chemicals.
While it`s tempting to pay big bucks for department store skincare products, the world`s most natural skincare ingredient is sitting right in your medicine cabinet: castor oil. Oil cleansing is nature`s way of deeply cleaning and restoring the skin without the use of a single chemical ingredient.
It may sound counter-intuitive, especially if you have dry skin, but the best way to get oil out of your skin is by putting oil on your skin. Your skin actually needs oil to be healthy. Without natural oils, your face gets inflamed, dry or pimply or becomes a bed of blackheads. All the soaps and cleansers you buy and pummel your face with to remove oiliness only serve to increase the defensive oil-production by your body. You end up in a losing battle against nature. Read more
Friday, February 4, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Joseph Mercola reveals fifteen superfoods that neutralize toxins and maybe even fight off cancer.
Are you afraid that trying to eat healthily will drain your wallet? Not to worry – some of the healthiest foods in the world are actually very, very cheap. Planet Green lists a number of foods that are great for your body but won't break the budget:
It's loaded with vitamin C, vitamin B, and calcium, and costs just over a dollar a bunch.
Broccoli and Cabbage
These low-cost cruciferous vegetables neutralize toxins in your liver.
It's just a few dollars a pound, it's a good source of vitamin B6 and folate. Read more