Getting To Know Reishi

Reishi’s Chinese name translates as “Spirit Plant”, or “Herb of Spiritual Potency”. It is a remarkable, adaptogenic mushroom that has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Like all adaptogens, Reishi has a normalizing effect on our overall physiology, and it can help restore us to health from a truly incredible range of…

Healing the Whole Heart

You may know of hawthorn as the “heart herb”, and for good reason. It strengthens the heart muscle, regulates the heartbeat, and raises or lowers blood pressure depending on the need. Clinically it is used with heart problems such as angina, mild congestive heart failure, and recovery from/prevention of cardiac arrest. But hawthorn has another…

6 Benefits of Ginger

Ginger, Zingiber officinale, is a root with a characteristically spicy flavor used in cooking all over the world. Gingerol, one of the identified essential oils in the fresh root has many soothing and anti-inflammatory properties that make it a very useful substance. According to Ayurvedic medicine, which has used ginger root for centuries, the fresh…

The Many Benefits of Holy Basil

Holy Basil Called “The Incomparable One” in its native India, this beautiful plant is a powerful and easy to grow medicinal herb. Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum or Ocimum tenuiflorum, also known as Tulsi) isn’t your ordinary Basil. While it makes a great pesto, it does lots more than add flavor to a dish; its antioxidant and…

Magnesium

Benefits of Magnesium Magnesium Is Considered a Necessary Daily Mineral Magnesium is considered a necessary daily mineral, which means the body depends on proper levels of it for functioning. It also has several health benefits. The general benefits of magnesium include a steady heartbeat, it helps to strengthen bones and it assists in keeping the…

Hawthorn: Good for the Heart

Hawthorn, or Crataegus laevigata, is a shrub that can be found growing all over the United States and in temperate portions of Europe and Asia. Hawthorn is easy to grow and cultivate if you have a free spot in your lawn or community garden. Hawthorn berries, leaves and flowers are all used medicinally. This herb…

Office Yoga

Relax and Refresh Throughout The Day With These Simple Yoga Poses Getting up away from your desk and computer every hour or two can greatly improve your health and concentration. Sitting still for long periods can reduce circulation, putting extra stress on your cardiovascular system, digestion, and immune system to name a few. And of…

Spirulina Supergreen

Spirulina, Supergreen for a Super Spring Spirulina is super-concentrated nutrition Spirulina, also known as Blue-Green Algae, may be the most nutrient-dense substance on earth! It is rich in protein, anti-oxidants, Omega-3’s, Vitamins B1, B2, and B3, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, and Potassium, all in one small organism that grows in both fresh and salt water.