Archive for the ‘ HERBS FOR HEALING ’ Category

BENEFITS OF GINGER AND GARLIC

Ginger is used for ailments that run from simple colds and sniffles to rheumatoid arthritis. Its effectiveness against headaches has been documented. Taken at the first sign of migraine, ginger can reduce the symptoms and severity of headaches by blocking prostaglandins, the chemicals that cause inflammation in blood vessels in the brain. This anti-inflammatory activity in ginger can shorten the discomfort of headaches, colds and flu. Ginger blocks the production…

LOWER CHOLESTEROL: IMPORTANT

Lower Cholesterol: Using Herbs As Medicinal Foods Oats High cholesterol is directly linked to diet and lifestyle, and as such, using herbs as medicinal foods should be a first line defense and treatment. Herbs containing lecithin content are believed to help prevent the accumulation of cholesterol in the liver and the retention of fats in the blood stream. Fo-ti, dandelion root, flax and pumpkin seeds are all good sources. Supplemental…

ASHWAGANDHA: MIRACLE HERB

Ashwagandha, one of the most vital herbs in Ayurvedic healing, has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions, but is most well known for its restorative benefits. In Sanskrit ashwagandha means “the smell of a horse,” indicating that the herb imparts the vigor and strength of a stallion, and it has traditionally been prescribed to help people strengthen their immune system after an illness. In fact,…