Turmeric is native to India and Southeast Asia. In India, turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicines due to its therapeutic properties, as a disinfectant and treatment for laryngitis, bronchitis, and diabetes. Turmeric is derived from the rhizomes (underground stems) of the plant Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family. Curcumin is the most active … Continue reading The Amazing Benefits of Turmeric Curcumin
Rutin for Blood Vessel Health
The name rutin comes from Ruta graveolens, the scientific name of the herb common rue, which also contains rutin. Before 1950, rutin was called "vitamin P," although it is not actually a vitamin. It is also known by several specific scientific names such as rutoside, sophorin and quercetin-3-O-rutinoside. Rutin is named after Ruta graveolens, commonly known … Continue reading Rutin for Blood Vessel Health
Sweet Wormwood: Cure for Malaria & Cancer?
What is Sweet Wormwood? Sweet wormwood is also known as artemisia annua, sweet annie, sweet sagewort and annual wormwood (Chinese: qīnghāo). It is a common type of wormwood that is native to temperate Asia but naturalized throughout the world.(1) It belongs to the family of Asteraceae and has fern-like leaves, bright yellow flowers and a … Continue reading Sweet Wormwood: Cure for Malaria & Cancer?
Sea Buckthorn: The Superfruit among Superfruits
What is Sea Buckthorn? Sea Buckthorn plant (Hippophae rhamnoides) is a rare species of fruit. It is in the family Elaeagnaceae and is native to Europe and Asia. The plant is used for soil and wildlife conservation but also produces some tasty, tart (but citrusy) berries high in nutrient value. Also called Seaberry plants, Buckthorn … Continue reading Sea Buckthorn: The Superfruit among Superfruits
Rose Hip Uses & Benefits
Rose hip is the fruit that develops from the blossoms of the wild rose plant. A common ingredient in herbal teas, rose hip is also available in supplement and powdered form. Rose hip contains a number of antioxidants, including vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and lycopene. Uses Rose hip is touted as a natural remedy for … Continue reading Rose Hip Uses & Benefits
Gout: A Painful Form of Arthritis
Gout is a painful and potentially disabling form of arthritis. The first symptoms usually are intense episodes of painful swelling in single joints, most often in the feet, especially the big toe. The swollen site may be red and warm. Causes Gout occurs when excess uric acid collects in the body, and needle‐like urate crystals deposit … Continue reading Gout: A Painful Form of Arthritis
Arthritis: Diseases & Conditions That Affect Joints
Arthritis means "joint inflammation," and is used to describe more than 100 different diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround joints, and other connective tissue. Arthritis can affect people differently. It is common in adults 65 and older, but it can affect people of all ages, races, and ethnic groups. Types There are … Continue reading Arthritis: Diseases & Conditions That Affect Joints