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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 29, 2018
Easy Microwave-In-Your-Mug Flax Muffin Recipe

Easy Microwave-In-Your-Mug Flaxseed Muffin Recipe

This Easy Microwave-In-Your-Mug Flaxseed Muffin Recipe tastes yummy for a quick breakfast treat.  And it’s good for you!  Here are some possible health benefits to eating flax. Flax could help lower cholesterol levels. A few human studies have shown it to help with cholesterol.  In one study, flaxseed lowered cholesterol […]
April 19, 2018

Cinnamic Acid

Cinnamic acid is an acid, as found in benzoin, Peru balsam, and cinnamon. Links to Plants Containing Cinnamic Acid RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This compilation of research articles does […]
April 20, 2018
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d-Limonene / Limonene / Dipentene

D-limonene is a monoterpene found in bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, citrus fruits, caraway, eucalyptus, pine, peppermint and spearmint.  L-Limonene can be found in certain pine species, and has a more terpentine-like aroma. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, and insoluble in water. Links to Plants Containing Limonene RESEARCH The […]
April 25, 2018
Easy Lavender Tea Recipe

Ursolic Acid

Ursolic Acid is a triterpenoid found in many herbs of the Lamiaceae family.  These include: rosemary, oregano, marjoram, basil, and more. Links to Plants Containing Ursolic Acid   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description […]
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
ajowan

Ajowan (Trachyspermum ammi) Research

Latin name: Trachyspermum ammi Family: Apiaceae Ajowan, also commonly called Bishop’s weed, is an Indian spice used for digestive issues.  Topically, it has been used to treat psoriasis and hypopigmentation, although it can be phototoxic topically due to its furocoumarin constituents. RESEARCH Safety and Quality High thymol and carvacrol content […]
May 2, 2018
aloe

Aloe (Aloe barbadensis) Research

Latin Name: Aloe barbadensis Family: Lillaceae The leaves of an aloe plant contain a mucilaginous gel used topically to soothe burns and wounds, and can be taken internally to alleviate various digestive complaints such as constipation and irritable bowels.  Aloe is a laxative related to its aloin constituent.  It may also […]
May 5, 2018

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) Research

Latin Name: Elettaria cardamomum Greater Cardamom: Amomum subulatum Family: Zingeberaceae Cardamom, in the same family as ginger, is a revered Indian herb used to improve digestive issues, respiratory complaints, and freshen the breathe.  In research, it has shown beneficial antimicrobial and analgesic actions. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation […]
May 7, 2018
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Cinnamon (Cinnamom zeylanicum) Research

Latin Name: Cinnamom zeylanicum Family: Lauracae Cinnamon is a common spice, coming from the bark or leaves of the tropical Coppiced tree.  It is one of the most potent antimicrobial essential oils, tested against hundreds of bacteria and fungi.  It has also shown the ability to help lower blood sugar and […]
May 10, 2018
dong quai

Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) Research

Latin Name: Angelica sinensis Family: Apiaceae Also called female ginseng, dong quai is an herb that has been used as a female health tonic: for menstrual complaints and menopausal symptoms. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief […]
May 14, 2018
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Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) Research

Latin Name: Linum usitatissimum Family: Linaceae Eating flaxseed may help with reducing cholesterol and blood sugar levels.  It has also shown in some research to help with estrogen levels in menopausal women, possibly aiding in the reduction of hot flashes and osteoporosis. RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a […]