antioxidant

March 21, 2018
matcha green tea

The Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

I am a huge matcha green tea connoisseur, and have nearly two cups a day.  Currently, it’s a cold Spring morning, and I am sipping on a hot blend of the green powder, mixed with raw honey and coconut milk – ahhhh life is good!  But wait, it gets better […]
March 21, 2018

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) Research

Latin Name: Hyssopus officinalis Family: Lamiaceae RESEARCH GENERAL WebMD.  (n.d.).  Hyssop.  Retrieved in December, 2016.  Retrieved from www.webmd.com NAHA (n.d.).  Safety.  Retrieved in February, 2018.  Retrieved from:  http://naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety ACHS (2017).  Course Material: Herb 502, Hyssop Monograph.  www.achs.edu Petersen, D. (2015). Aromatherapy materia medica.  Essential oil monographs.  American College of Healthcare Sciences.​  www.achs.edu […]
March 22, 2018

Lemon Verbena (Lippia citrodora) Research

Latin Name: Lippia citrodora Family: Apiaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
March 22, 2018

Litsea (Litsea cubeba) Research

Latin Name: Litsea cubeba Family: Lauracae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
March 22, 2018

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) Research

Latin Name: Commiphora myrrha Family: Burseraceae Myrrh has long been used as a medicinal plant well documented in Chinese medicine, ancient Roman texts, and used in Biblical times.  It is an oleo gum resin RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, […]
March 22, 2018

Neroli (Citrus aurantium) Research

Latin Name: Citrus aurantium Family: Rutaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
March 22, 2018

Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia) Research

Latin Name: Melaleuca quinquenervia Family: Myrtaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
March 22, 2018

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) Research

Latin Name: Petroselinum crispum Family: Apiaceae The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action. This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are […]
March 22, 2018
Berry Zing Refresher

Berry Zing Refresher Recipe

Berries with a zing of ginger; this is a great Summer drink.  Add more ice and less water to make it a slushy. Berry Zing Refresher Recipe Ingredients 1/8 cup of minced ginger 1/4 cup of honey or pure maple syrup 1/2 tsp of vanilla 3 cups of raspberries Juice […]
April 3, 2018

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Research

Latin Name: Mentha piperita Family Name: Lamiaceae There is a significant amount of research on peppermint (Mentha piperita).  It has shown to be beneficial as a digestive aid, respiratory aid, and to relief inflammation and muscle spasm and tension.  It’s menthol constituent has shown analgesic activity.  It has also shown antimicrobial, […]
April 3, 2018

Antioxidant

Antioxidant herbs, fruits, and vegetables have the potential to reduce oxidation, which can cause free radicals to form.  This can then contribute to aging and disease. Eat Your Colors! Antioxidants protect your cells!  They are found in the richly colorful fruits and vegetables that we eat.  Here are some examples: RED […]
April 5, 2018

Mistletoe (Viscum album) Research

Latin Name: Viscum album Family: Santalaceae There is limited scientific research on the human use of mistletoe.  However, more research is warranted on the topic of mistletoe supplements as a cancer treatment.  Its viscotoxins may have an apoptotic and cytotoxic effect on cancer cells.  Further, it has shown potential as an […]