Urinary System

April 10, 2018

Cranberry Juice Recipe

Why buy cranberry juice with all the sugar added?  Using this Cranberry Juice Recipe, make your own fresh cranberry juice at home! Cranberry Juice Recipe Ingredients 1 quart of water 4 cups of cranberries 1 cup of honey 1 lemon, squeezed 1 orange, squeezed ​Cranberry Juice Recipe Instructions Bring the […]
April 10, 2018

Dandelion Detox Tea Recipe

Drink this dandelion detox tea recipe as a gentle detox once a day for seven days.  Dandelions have a diuretic action that could be liver protective as well.  Just add hot water to one dandelion: roots, leaves and flower. Dandelion Detox Tea Recipe Instructions Pick a dandelion – including the […]
April 11, 2018

Easy Cardamom Tea Recipe

Cardamom pods offer a warming, spicy, green flavor in this easy cardamom tea recipe.  Add some ginger, honey, and milk to soften and sweeten the flavor.  It has been used for congestion, nausea, and to relax.  It can also freshen your breathe! Research on some possible health benefits of cardamom […]
April 30, 2018

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Research

Latin Name: Zingiber officinale Family: Zingeberaceae Ginger has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years to treat digestive ailments.  Ginger is also a rubefacient herb, helping to increase blood flow.  It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties.  Rhizomes (underground stems) are used in cooking, to make tea, and as herbal […]
May 1, 2018

Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) Research

Latin Name: Agrimonia eupatoria Family Name: Rosaceae Agrimony is an herb historically used to treat wounds for its topical anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities.  It is also ingested as a diuretic, for digestive issues, and for sore throat.  In one human study, agrimony showed potential liver protective activities.  In another human […]
May 2, 2018

Angelica (Angelica archangelica) Research

Latin name:  Angelica archangelica Family: Apiaceae Angelica root has been used in history for a variety of digestive, respiratory, and nervous system conditions.  It has also been revered for its antimicrobial actions against the plague, cold, and flu.  The roots are often an ingredient in the distillation of gin. RESEARCH The […]
May 2, 2018

Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Research

Latin Name: Pimpinella anisum  Family: Apiaceae Anise seeds have commonly been used as a digestive aid, to help with coughing, reduce menopausal symptoms, and to repel insects.  The key anethole constituent comprises over 75% of the essential oil, with a possible estrogenic effect. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent […]
May 2, 2018

Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) Research

Latin Name: Astragalus membranaceus Family: Fabaceae Astragalus is a traditional Chinese herb used to reduce inflammation, respiratory infections, and help with issues of the kidneys.  It’s Chinese name: huang qi, means yellow leader. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with […]
May 3, 2018

Basil (Ocimum Basillicum) Research

Latin Name: Ocimum basillicum Family: Lamiaceae Basil has many chemo-varieties.  It is used across the world as both an herb and spice.  Much research has been done on this aromatic herb.  As a folk remedy, basil species, known as Tulsi in India, have been used in Ayurvedic and Siddha medicine for centuries. […]
May 4, 2018

Bergamot (Citrus aurantium var. bergamia) Research

Latin Name: Citrus aurantium var. bergamia (Risso) Family: Rutaceae Bergamot oil comes from the pressed peel and sometimes fruit of the bitter orange tree.  Its aroma is fresh, herbal, and citrus-like.  The aroma in research has been found to be calming, and the oil has shown to be antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-nociceptive and […]
May 4, 2018

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa) Research

Latin Name: Actaea racemosa Family: Ranunculaceae Black cohosh has shown in some human studies to help with menopausal symptoms, menstrual complaints, and arthritis. 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 […]
May 4, 2018

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) Research

Latin Name: Piper nigrum Family: Piperaceae Black pepper is a very common spice with medicinal properties.  It has been used for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, stimulatory, antimicrobial, and insecticidal effects. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of […]