Are Plants Effective?

Botanicals have remained a primary source of traditional medicine for millennia. Herbal therapies, with their multiple actions on the body, are still the main source of medical care for 80% of the world. In the United States, pharmaceuticals began to replace natural remedies around 1930. In the last several decades, there has been a resurgence…

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Elderberry for Immunity

People respond to headlines like this one: “Elderberry helps cold and flu symptoms.” Certainly, elderberry has a long history and quite a bit of clinical data to support its use as a natural remedy for upper respiratory symptoms. Yet this is only part of the story. Not all elderberries are the same. The purity, quality,…

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Lemon Love

Drinking lemon water is a simple way to start your morning. It’s also an ancient Ayurvedic technique to get your whole day off on the right foot. Lemons are full of Vitamin C, calcium, bioflavonoids, and other nutrients. Plus, they make rehydrating the body after sleep a more flavorful and energizing endeavor.   Try squeezing one…

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Herbs 101

Interest in herbal medicine may seem like a new phenomenon, but cultures all around the world across many thousands of years have understood how much plants do for human beings. Not only do plants absorb toxins from the air, they season our food and protect our bodies with shelter, fuel, and clothing to keep us…

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