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“Mountain Joy”

Oregano’s name derives from the Greek words meaning, “mountain joy.” It was a symbol of happiness and joy to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Enjoyed in food, it has also been used medicinally for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments including infections,...

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Lift the Spirit

Historically, damiana was used to increase sexual desire. Researchers from the University of Buenos Aires found that damiana was more effective than Viagra and safer to use. The herb is also used to treat a wide variety of health disorders stemming from weakness,...

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Cleanses Lungs

Osha has a long history of being used by Native American and Hispanic peoples for treating respiratory ailments and supporting lung health. It is excellent for treating colds, pneumonia, influenza, bronchitis, and asthma. Osha (Tie Da Yin Chen) and other herbs by...

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Stops Bleeding and Improves Memory

There are two main types of club moss, Western (Lycopodium clavatum) and Chinese (Lycopodium chensis). Both are effective at treating swellings, pain and fevers, but only Chinese club moss contains the constituent huperzine A that is famous for improving short term...

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Ancient Plant with Surprising Health Benefits

Not to be confused with hepatica (Hepatica noblis), another plant that is often commonly called liverwort, liverwort (Bazzania trilobata, Marchantia polymorpha L.) is an ancient plant that moved onto land over 400 million years ago. Today it is used to fight fungal...

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Cleans Pots, Cures Urinary Infections

Horsetail is often used to treat urinary tract infections, incontinence and bed-wetting. It is also a wonderful anti-inflammatory herb that can be used internally or externally to help reduce swellings and stop bleeding. The plant is so full of silica that it can be...

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An Herb that Comforts

Marjoram has many applications but is probably best thought of as an herb that soothes and comforts. It is often blended with other herbs to help ease cramping, nerve and muscle aches, emotional upsets, insomnia and more. The ancient Greeks considered it a symbol of...

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Sacred, Nutritional, and a Medicine

Used as an ink, olive is also edible, medicinal and the symbol of peace, glory and abundance. Olive oil is used for everything from salad dressings to ointments. The Ancient Greeks smeared it on their skin as a matter of good health and grooming. Recent research...

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A Non-gluten, Nutritious Whole Grain.

Millet is a gluten-free grain that is loaded with important nutrition. In China, it was used by Chairman Mao and the Red Army to sustain themselves during their campaigns against the Kuomintang. It has nourished peoples in parts of China for over 8,000 years. Unlike...

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Wake up from Comas!

Benzoinum is most frequently used in China to revive the unconscious, ease delirium and assist those suffering from post-partum comas. It is also used to treat chronic lung diseases with phlegm blocking the air passages, making breathing difficult. The essential oil...

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Meet Pink and Blue Ginger

Cultivated for its medicinal and edible properties, it is also grown as an ornamental plant. Pink and blue ginger (Curcuma aeruginosa Roxb.) has the same medicinal properties as black turmeric (Curcuma caesia) though they are different species in the genus Curcuma....

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Maintain Bone and Joint Health

The body uses sulfur to maintain bone and joint health. It is an important component of many amino acids, proteins, vitamins and hormones within the body. It also aids healthy skin and digestion. Sulfur (Liu Huang) and other herbs by visiting our Herb Directory.

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Used for over 2500 Years

Barberry has been used in Asia, Europe, India, and the Mediterranean for over 2500 years to treat a wide variety of health issues ranging from digestive disorders, diarrhea, plague, heart issues and liver complaints. Used externally, it helps treat psoriasis and skin...

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Calm the Heart

Ylang ylang is an essential oil extracted from the flowers of the Cananga tree native to the forests of Indonesia and the Philippines. The oil has been shown in studies to lower blood pressure, reduce tension, and increase attentiveness. It aids sleep and helps clear...

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Used Worldwide to Stop Bleeding

Agrimony is an ancient herb used worldwide for purifying the blood, healing wounds, and treating urinary tract infections. It has been used on battlefields to stop bleeding and hasten the healing of traumatic wounds. Its overall tonifying and immune enhancing...

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A True Cure-all & Qi Tonic Herb

Elecampane has been considered a cure-all and particularly useful herb since ancient Greek and Roman times for treating common colds, menstrual disorders, digestive upsets, and dropsy. It is especially regarded as a tonic herb for the respiratory system by European,...

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Calm Your Nerves, Enjoy a Cup of Tea

Wood betony can be enjoyed as a healthy tonic and substitute to black tea. Taken three times a day it can help calm anxiety, relieve nervous headaches and improve your overall health. As a medicine the herb has a long history of being used to treat a wide variety of...

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Both the fruit and the powdered root of trichosanthes have similar properties. The plant is famous for treating what is called “wasting and thirsting disorder,” an ancient reference in Oriental medicine for diseases such as diabetes and tuberculosis. It also is used...

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