grapefruit

January 10, 2018

Grapefruit Aroma to Help Improve Mood

Grapefruit Aromatherapy The aroma of grapefruit is a gentle stimulant.  It is fresh and lightly uplifting.  Plus, studies have shown it may help reduce anxiety and improve mental performance! A few studies have shown grapefruit aroma to reduce anxiety in mice.  This is possibly related to the limonene constituent affecting […]
April 3, 2018
anti-asthma

Anti-asthma

An asthma  attack is a spasm in the airway muscles that causes wheezing and additional breathing issues.  It is often triggered by allergies, dust, stress, smoking, and pollution.  While regular exercise can help with asthma by increasing lung capacity, it can also cause asthma attacks. Certain herbs may have potential […]
April 6, 2018
Common Cold

Common Cold / Cough & Congestion / Respiratory

The common cold is associated with a nasal congestion, cough, and a sore throat.  There may also be a mild fever.  It can be caused by one of more than 200 different viruses.  It runs its coarse in about one to two weeks. Various herbs can help reduce cough and […]
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 9, 2018

Stimulant / Improved Energy

Stimulant herbs raise levels of mental and physical activity.  Examples include coffee, green tea, rosemary, and ginseng.  Stimulant herbs may interfere with some medications for mood and sleep. Fatigue Fatigue is excessive exhaustion and weakness.  It can be caused by illness, allergies, anemia, poor diet, lack of activity, insomnia, and […]
April 18, 2018
neuroprotective

Furocoumarins (such as) Bergaptene / Bergaptol / Psoralen

Furocoumarins are a special type of coumarin, and fall within the subgroup of lactones.  Examples include bergaptene, bergaptol, and psoralen.  Furocoumarines can be phototoxic and may also interfere with anticoagulant medications. Bergamot is an essential oil containing bergaptene.  Other essential oils containing bergaptene may include lime, orange, and grapefruit.  Essential […]
April 20, 2018
neuroprotective

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

Naringenin

Naringenin is a flavonoid as found in grapefruit. Links to Plants Containing Naringenin   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 not necessarily imply that there […]
May 15, 2018

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) Research

Latin Name: Citrus paradisi 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 are […]
June 21, 2018

Grapefruit

October 28, 2018

Weight Loss

Weight gain can be caused by a variety of factors, including: over-eating, lack of exercise, stress, hormone changes, and more. Recipes to Help with Weight Loss Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description […]
October 28, 2018

What are 3 foods that may help with weight loss?

Losing weight can be a daunting task.  Eating right is an important part of the equation.  I found some human studies demonstrating that the foods and herbs listed below may be helpful. Try incorporating oats, flax, and grapefruit into your diet!  Further, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, and green tea may […]