Herbs for Health Articles

The Benefits of Uva Ursi, aka Bearberry

Commonly known as Bearberry, Uva Ursi is a short evergreen shrub with small leathery leaves. The Europeans, Chinese and American Indians used the leaves and fresh berries of the Uva Ursi to treat bladder infections, kidney stones and incontinence. Marco Polo also recorded in the 13th century that the...
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Turmeric: Medicinal Benefits of the Herb from India

If you’ve never heard or used the herb turmeric, it is a tropical root that has powerful health benefits. Native to India, tumeric is very similar to its cousin ginger. It has been used in Indian and Chinese cultures for centuries. What medicinal properties does turmeric contain? To begin with, its...
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Nutritional Herbology – A Reference Guide to Herbs

Nutritional Herbology is a reference book that includes 133 herbs and foods of various origins and easy-to-understand information on the uses, preparations and ways to combine many of these herbs to produce the most potent results. The author, Mark Pedersen, herbal research chemist, is very thorough...
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How To Make a Black Walnut Tincture

Now that you know the health benefits of black walnuts. Follow these instructions to make your own black walnut tincture. Special note: It is important to wear gloves whenever handling walnut hulls because gathering walnuts with your bare hands will leave a dark brown stain on your hands that will not...
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Coriander: Discover the Health Benefits of this Healing Herb

The herb coriander, aka cilantro, is appreciated for its flavor included in recipes from many cultures. However, coriander is also has a long list of health benefits and has been used as a healing herb for centuries. The distinction between cilantro and coriander is mostly semantic, but in some cases...
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Knowledge is Power: Learn the Health Benefits of Sage

You may not realize it, but you are using sage every day. It is the ingredient in deodorant products!  Sage has been used medicinally for thousands of years and is considered to be a very effective herb. What are other health benefits of sage? Here are some of the health remedies that use the herb...
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Ginger To Relieve Nausea, Indigestion and the Inflammation of Arthritis

Ginger is a plant native to Southeast Asia that is also grown in the United States, China and India. The fresh or dried ginger roots are widely used in Asian and Chinese cuisine. Ginger has also been long known to Ayurvedic physicians as a digestive remedy. Healing Uses of Ginger Ginger is often used...
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Garlic: It Does More Than Ward Off Evil

Garlic, a member of the lily family, is a dried root native to central Asia. Despite its origins, garlic cloves have been used in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, Japan, India, Russia and Europe going back for thousands of years. In the United States, garlic was first cultivated in New Orleans by...
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Herbs: Natural Solutions for Healthy Skin

Natural beauty preparations have been known to mankind for centuries. Throughout recorded time, stories have been passed down about how to use herbs for health or to keep one’s skin and hair clean. Many civilizations planted herbs in special gardens and used them to spice up meals, to heal the...
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Cat’s Claw: A Little Known Herb with Big Health Benefits

Native to Peru and Brazil, Cat’s Claw is a climbing vine that has been used in South American medicine for many years to treat infections, arthritis, and gastrointestinal disorders. More studies are even underway to determine its efficacy in the treatment of HIV/AIDS and known cancers. It may...
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