Maximize the Effectiveness of Turmeric

Curcumin is the yellow pigment found in turmeric. Turmeric resembles fresh ginger root. It’s a rhizome that holds a multitude of beneficial uses. Although it can be used alone to good effect, there are several tricks to unlocking its maximum power for healing. Because turmeric has a low natural bioavailability, it’s particularly helpful to ingest it with other components that […]

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Antioxidants and Where to Find Them – Part IV

Herbs with an Antioxidant Punch Bilberry The bilberry is related to the blueberry and blackberry. The leaves of the plant help keep capillaries and red blood cells healthy, which can lower blood pressure. Bilberry also protects the eyes; inhibits bacterial growth; has anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties; and helps to lower blood-sugar levels.  The collagen-stabilizing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of bilberry […]

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Natural Burn Remedies

Minor burns are a fairly common occurrence. If you’re like most people, you have some sort of topical spray or salve that you got from the drug store. These are “modern conveniences” but – believe it or not – they aren’t better than what people have been using for many, many centuries. Here are a few remedies you can make […]

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Natural Alternatives to Aspirin

While we’re all familiar with aspirin, many people today now turn to ibuprofen for pain relief. However, both aspirin and ibuprofen are synthetic drugs in the class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Both are readily available in either over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription forms. Side effects of ibuprofen Because these NSAIDs are synthetic, the body recognizes them as toxins; therefore, they have […]

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