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The Mushroom that Shows Great Promise against Cancer

March 16, 2015

 

When we think of cancer in our Western world, we tend to think of harsh chemicals or toxic radiation as the treatments.  But promising new research published in the journal Phytomedicine suggests that we might want to give serious consideration to the humble mushroom cordyceps that quietl…

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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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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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