Archive for the ‘Natural Health Remedies’ Category

Where to Buy Lemon Balm?

Lemon balm has a long list of traditional uses, which include anxiety, insomnia, dyspepsia, asthma, headaches, high blood pressure, menstrual cramps, insect bites and skin disorders.

It is a calming herb and research has demonstrated its anti-stress and anti-anxiety properties. It is often combined with other calming herbs such as valerian and chamomile to reduce anxiety and promote sleep. Check out this post to learn more about lemon balm as a natural remedy for anxiety and insomnia.

Lemon balm exerts antiviral effects against herpes simplex viruses. Studies have shown its effectiveness as a topical treatment for oral and genital herpes. Learn more about lemon balm as a natural remedy for herpes in this post.

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Lemon Balm: Natural Remedy For Anxiety & Insomnia

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a herb that belongs to the mint family. It has a subtle lemon flavor and aroma.

Lemon balm has a long history of medicinal uses. Scientific evidence suggests that it may be effective for treating herpes, anxiety and insomnia.

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Health Benefits of Lemon Balm

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a herb that belongs to the mint family. It has a subtle lemon flavor and aroma.

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Lemon Balm: Natural Remedy For Herpes

Oral and genital herpes are caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are 2 types of HSV: type 1 (HSV1) and type 2 (HSV2).

Oral herpes (cold sores or fever blisters) is usually caused by HSV1 and affects the mouth and lips. Genital herpes is often caused by HSV2. HSV1 can easily be spread from mouth to genital area through oral sex while HSV2 is spread through contact with infected genitals.

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Benefits of Yacon

What is Yacon?
Yacon is a perennial plant grown for its tuberous roots.
Yacon root is high in fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), a type of natural sugars found in plants. Yacon FOS is not digested in the gastrointestinal tract and this is why it is low in calories. It is transported to the colon to be fermented by beneficial bacteria (such as Bifidus and Lactobacillus).

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Herbal Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Loss of vascular integrity is associated with the development of hemorrhoids. Several herbal extracts can help to improve vascular tone, blood circulation and strengthen connective tissue. Oral supplementation with these herbs can help prevent and manage hemorrhoids.

Here are 3 herbs that have been traditionally used for treatment of hemorrhoids and their therapeutic efficacy is supported by a number of studies. (more…)

Top 3 Vitamins for Hemorrhoids

Bioflavonoids (also known as vitamin P) are colourful pigments that occur in plants.  It has been shown that several bioflavonoids may be helpful for alleviating signs and symptoms of hemorrhoids.

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Valerian Root for Sleep

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Valerian Root Tea

Valerian (valeriana officinalis) is a herb used as a traditional remedy for anxiety and insomnia. It is currently marketed as a natural sleeping aid.

Valerian has sedative, hypnotic  and sleep enhaning properties. It’s effect is on sleep latency, ie. time to fall asleep. Studies found that valerian reduced sleep latency in participants who had reported a longer time to fall asleep and who considered themselves poor sleepers.

If you have trouble sleeping, try drinking valerian root tea an hour before bedtime. Click here to find out where you can buy valerian root tea for sleep

Where to Buy Passion Flower Tea?

Passion flower tea is a natural alternative to anti-anxiety drugs. You can buy it in the forms of tea bags, liquid extract/tincture or dried herb.

- Tea bags –> Available evitamins
- Liquid extract –> Available NaturalWellBeing, evitamins
- Dried herb –> Available StarWestBotanicals

Natural Remedy For Hemorrhoids: Rutin

Rutin is a bioflavonoid (antioxidant) that is naturally found in a variety of plants including fruits, vegetables and herbs . Some food sources of rutin are onions, apples, citrus, teas, buckwheat, millet, azuki beans, berries, cherries, apricots and rose hips.

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