This Month in The Natural Path Newsletter


Lifesaver: Ashwagandha Keeps Your Brain Young

In Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), seniors may have trouble with memory and thinking
that is not serious enough to cause the real problems of Alzheimer’s Disease. In this doubleblind
study, seniors with MCI were given either a placebo or 300mg of ashwagandha twice
a day for 8 weeks. The herb group had significantly better improvement in memory, executive
function, attention and information processing speed (Journal of Dietary Supplements



Featured Articles

It's Time You Met Black Seed: 

Black seed (Nigella sativa) is little discussed, but the research on it is blossoming impressively.

“Remarkable” New Herb for Asthma!
Traditionally, black seed has been used for inflammatory conditions like asthma. Black seed is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune modulating. That makes these seeds interesting candidates for
helping with asthma. Early research has suggested that these little seeds really can help (Phytomed 2010;17(10):707-13). . . . (for the full article, see this month's copy of The Natural Path).




Little is more beautiful than fields of purple lavender. Lavender is one of the most beautiful herbs and one of the most useful essential oils.

Lavender: Relaxed & Alert
A remarkable feature of lavender is that it can relax you and wake you up. A review of studies on lavender concluded that scenting a room with lavender essential oil can improve feelings of well being, sleep and alertness while decreasing aggression and anxiety (Psychother Res 2002). This incredible ability of lavender to promote relaxation and alertness simultaneously has been noticed before. In a 1998 study, people given lavender had increased drowsiness, less depression and were more relaxed, but also performed math calculations quicker and more accurately (Int J Neurosci).

Another study found that lavender oil made people feel both more active and fresher and more relaxed compared to a placebo oil. The lavender also significantly lowered their blood pressure, heart rate and skin temperature (J Med Assoc Thai 2012;95(4):598-606). . . . . (for the full article, see this month's copy of The Natural Path).


Also in this month's issue of The Natural Path:

  • 5 Fun Facts About Sun Protection this Summer
  • Green Tea Builds Bones
  • Peppermint Oil & Painful Periods
  • This Month's Top Stories on