Health Articles tagged ‘herbs’

The Anti-aging Benefits of Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol. This herb is a powerful anti-oxidant capable of reducing free-radical tissue damage. Pycnogenol is much more effective than vitamins E, C, Carotene, Selenium. In the winter of 1535 the French fleet of explorer Jacques Cartier, lay frozen solid at the mouth of what is now known as the St....
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Try these! 7 Herbs and Spices for Better Health

People have been using herbs and spices for health longer than they’ve been using fire. Evidence even seems to suggest that cultural tastes evolved to desire spices that were required for good health – hotter regions using spices that protect food from spoiling, higher salt use in areas where the...
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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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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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Herbal ingredient, aristolochic, tied to urinary cancer by new research

New research links a carcinogen known as aristolochic acid, which is found in some Chinese herbal products, including guan mu-tong, to a higher risk of urinary tract cancer. The findings were reported December 21 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study involved 4,594 people in Taiwan...
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