pumpkin seed

April 4, 2018
anti-parasite

Anti-parasite

Also called anthelmintic, anti-parasitic herbs can help the body eliminate or destroy worms and parasites such as tapeworm.  Significant essential oils studied include oregano and thyme, and herbs include wormwood and hyssop.  Caution is necessary when using herbs as anti-parasitics, related to their low therapeutic margin. Recipes to Help with […]
April 5, 2018
cardiac

Cardiac Health / High Blood Pressure

Eating right is an important part of healthy blood flow.  Herbs for cardiac health can include tonic and hypotensive herbs and oils such as ginkgo, garlic, oats, hawthorn and oregano.  These herbs show potential in reducing blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis is a narrowing of the arteries due to fatty […]
April 7, 2018
cinnamaldehyde

Hypolipidemic / Cholesterol

Hypolipidemic herbs and essential oils aid in reducing the lipids in the blood and cholesterol levels.  Consult with a Doctor on how herbs that can lower cholesterol may affect certain medications. Cholesterol Lowering Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on […]
April 7, 2018
immune stimulant

Immunity

Some herbs can act as an immune stimulant, boosting immunity to help reduce cold, flu, and other afflictions. Some Immunity Boosting Recipes to Try Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each […]
April 8, 2018
male health

Male Health

Herbs listed below may be helpful with male health issues such as prostatic hyperplasia and sperm count. Recipes for Men   Blog Articles   RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This […]
April 9, 2018
skin & wound health

Skin and Wound Health

Many herbs can help with various skin ailments from dry skin, itchy areas, burns, wrinkles, growths, and cuts. Skin conditions can include eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and more.  For acute situations, consult a Doctor. Wounds When a cut occurs, apply firm pressure with a clean cloth for 15 minutes and elevate […]
April 9, 2018
Urinary System

Urinary System / Diuretic / Liver

The urinary system includes the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra.  The liver, while not a direct part of the urinary system, rids the body of excess nitrogen via urine. Diuretic herbs promote urination, helping to stimulate the kidneys, remove waste, and reduce urinary irritation.  More human studies are necessary.  Juniper berry and […]
October 3, 2018
male health

Pumpkin Seed (Cucurbita pepo) Research

Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo Family: Cucurbitaceae 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 […]
October 8, 2019
male health

Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Roasted pumpkin seeds are easy to make, delicious, and good for you.  They are high in minerals like zinc, magnesium, and omega-3 fats.  In a few human studies, pumpkin seed oil has shown to reduce prostatic hyperplasia.  In animal studies, the plant extract has improved urinary system health, blood pressure, […]
October 29, 2019
Stingy jack story

Stingy Jack and the Story of the Jack-O-Lantern

Stingy Jack?  To carve a Jack-O-Lantern; it is to Halloween just as a pumpkin pie is to Thanksgiving.  But how did this spooky ritual of lighting up the face of a pumpkin come about? The Jack-O-Lantern folk tradition was brought to America from European immigrants.  There is an old Irish […]
November 8, 2019

What is the Difference Between a Seed and a Nut

This article originally appeared in the NAHA Journal (Fall 2019) and it is republished here according to the NAHA Writer Guidelines 2019-20 copyright statement. By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT Answering the question “What is the difference between a seed and a nut?” can become quite complex. This […]