Rosemary

One of the most popular herb seasonings used in cooking, rosemary may also have a positive effect on overall health. For centuries, people living in the southern part of Europe have used this plant for a variety of medicinal applications. Although medical science has yet to verify the effectiveness of rosemary when used as a […]
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Passion Flower

Although we try to take care of ourselves and seek medical treatment when necessary, one of the major concerns with many patients is the adverse side effects of prescription medications designed to make us feel better. In many cases, the patient’s initial problem may decrease only to be replaced with other problems caused by medication […]
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Rauwolfia

Rauwolfia (Rauwolfia serpentina) originated in South Asia and is a small, woody shrub whose roots contain a milky substance called Reserpine. Rauwolfia is used by many cultures all over the world for medicinal purposes (both internally and topically) and is reported to have calming effects with a cooling action. It has a bitter taste and […]
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Stinging nettle

What is stinging nettle? Urtica dioica, also known as stinging nettle, is an edible plant found in the United States as well as countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. The plant was given its more common name, stinging nettle, due to the fact that it produces bristly or “stinging” flowers, which are used as a […]
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Hawthorn

Hawthorn berries are one of the most popular herbs for treating cases of high blood pressure. In fact, the properties of the berry are considered to be a tonic for the cardiovascular system and help to promote proper blood circulation. Thanks to these benefits, this herb is often classed as a blood pressure regulator. That […]
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Mistletoe

Often considered a part of a common Christmas tradition, there is more to mistletoe than just kissing under it. Historically known as a symbol of fertility as well as an aphrodisiac, the herb has resurfaced as an effective natural remedy for a number of common maladies in recent years. Its unique origin and active chemical […]
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