hibiscus and olive leaf lower blood pressure as well as capoptril

Several studies have shown that drugs don’t actually protect against heart disease in the over 80% of people whose blood pressure is mild to moderately high. So, finding herbs that really do help would be a huge benefit. Found them!

fenugreek, ginger, turmeric combination promotes breast milk

Herbs that encourage breast milk are called galactogogues from the ancient Greek words meaning to bring milk. A safe, effective galactagogue would be really good news for breastfeeding mothers.

carotenes promote healthy cognitive functioning as you age

If you want to keep your mind strong as you age, you should be eating more of this . . .

cinnamon prevents prediabetes from progressing to diabetes

As many as 90 million Americans are on their way to diabetes. They are prediabetics whose blood sugar is higher than normal. The condition often progresses to diabetes, so it is crucial to stop it in its tracks. And the stopper may be a safe, simple herb you already know very well.

ashwagandha helps insomnia and non-restorative sleep

Insomnia is a common and frustrating problem that can seriously affect quality of life. A new herbal superstar is quietly rising on the horizon.

aloe vera helps irritable bowel syndrome

Of all the many disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common, affecting as many as 15% of all people. That’s a lot of people who need help from this painful and uncomfortable condition. And a lot of help may come from a simple and surprising place!

green tea and curcumin may prevent oral cancer by treating oral potentially malignant disorders

Oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMD) are a group of conditions that affect the inside of the mouth. They increase the risk of cancer. Many oral cancers develop from OPMDs. A safe, simple natural treatment would be incredibly valuable. But is there one?

St. John's wort helps hot flashes and depression of menopause

Though hot flashes grab the menopause spotlight, depression is a common problem affecting menopausal women. If you knew there was a safe, easily available herb that relieved both at once, would you run out and get it?

curcumin helps osteoarthritis

90% of people over 40 have at least some osteoarthritis. Most of them are put on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). That means that most people over 40 are on NSAIDs. The problem is, NSAIDs actually make your osteoarthritis worse because they erode the substances around the joints: they inhibit cartilage repair and accelerate joint destruction. They also cause GI bleeding and ulcers.

A safe, natural treatment would be really welcome. Could that treatment be as simple as curcumin?

fenugreek helps menopause

This herb may not be much discussed outside culinary circles, but it may be time for women struggling with menopause to start talking about it.

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