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Herb as Effective as High Blood Pressure Drug

March 23, 2015

Olive leaf extract is effective at normalizing blood pressure

Most people already know the health benefits of eating olive oil on a regular basis, but an increasing amount of research is showing that olive oil isn’t the only therapeutic part of these trees.  The leaf of the trees have long been used for their anti-viral properties as well.  And…

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Herb Helps Smokers Kick the Habit

August 15, 2014

You’ve probably trampled on a weed that could help you kick the smoking habit.  The North American wild herb, plantain (Plantago major), helps reduce cravings for cigarettes.  That could be one of the main reasons it is being used in many commercial smoking cessation products. 

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The Allergy Remedy in Your Yard

May 29, 2014

Nettles is a traditional allergy remedy.First Nations and Native American people used the herb stinging nettles for thousands of years to treat many health conditions, including allergies.  Now, science has proven what these wise people knew from experience:  nettles are an effective allergy treatment.  In a 2009 study published in "Phyto…

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Horsetail for Stronger Bones, Hair, Nails, and Teeth

June 28, 2013

Horsetail is a good source  of the mineral silica.  No, this plant has nothing to do with actual horses, it is simply the name of an herb that grows in sandy soil in damp areas.  It does  the same for the plants near where it grows as it does for humans who use horsetail:  it provides important nut…

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Ginger Better than Drugs for Pain

May 3, 2013

A new study published in the journal Arthritis compared ginger extract to the common drugs betamethasone (cortisone) and ibuprofen for the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. 

While ibuprofen isGinger is an effective pain remedy a popular pain remedy (such as Advil or Motrin), in this study it showed no effect on…

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