Cascara Sagrada Herb

The Health Benefits of Cascara Sagrada Herb

Cascara Sagrada Herb

Cascara sagrada is a shrub in the buckthorn family. The dried bark is used to make medicine. Cascara sagrada is a natural laxative made from the reddish-brown bark of a tree (Rhamnus purshiana) native to the Pacific Northwest. In recent times, numerous over-the-counter laxatives feature cascara sagrada as More >

Bladderwrack Herb

The Health Benefits of Bladderwrack Herb

Bladderwrack Herb

Bladderwrack is a form of kelp that has been used medicinally for centuries. The term kelp is used to describe a number of brownish-green seaweed species. Fucus is a genus of brown algae (seaweed) that lives in the intertidal zones of rocky shores. The main use of the herb More >

Belladonna Herb

The Health Benefits of Belladonna Herb

Belladonna Herb

Belladonna is an herb that has been used for centuries for a variety of indications, including headache, menstrual symptoms, and peptic ulcer disease, inflammation, and motion sickness. The leaves of belladonna when crushed have an unacceptable odour and tastes bitter, both when fresh and dry.

 

Belladonna is generally used More >

Beth Root Herb

The Health Benefits of Beth Root Herb

Beth Root Herb

Beth root is a plant. The root, underground stem (rhizome), and leaf are used to make medicine. Beth root, also known as Red Trillium and Wake Robin, is a North American perennial herb with a long history of use by Native Americans and early European settlers. Beth root More >

Balm of Gilead

The Health Benefits of Balm of Gilead Herb

Balm of Gilead

The “balm of Gilead” is a high-quality ointment with healing properties. The balm was made from resin taken from a flowering plant in the Middle East, although the exact species is unknown. It was also called the “balsam of Mecca.” Myrrh is taken from a similar plant, Commiphora More >

Psoralea argophylla

The Health Benefits of Psoralea Herb

Psoralea argophylla

Psoralea is an annual herb native to west Asia, although it also found in China and Vietnam. The plant grows to a height of about two feet, and requires moist soil to prosper. The seeds are used medicinally; they are typically harvested in the fall while ripe and then More >

Pluot Fruit

The Health Benefits of Pluot Fruit

Pluot Fruit

Pluot is a cross between an apricot and the plum tree a juicy and very sweet fruit which makes them easy for everyone including kids to love. Plouts contain neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acids which are phytonutrients that function as antioxidants in the body, scavenging for free radicals.

 

A medium pluot More >

Key Lime

The Health Benefits of Key Lime

Key Lime

Key lime is a citrus fruit which grow on trees that is originally native to Southeast Asia. Key Lime, also sometimes called the West Indian Lime, Bartender’s Lime, Omani Lime or Mexican Lime, has a unique propensity for adding a tart, bitter element to balance out all manner of More >

Surinam Cherry

The Health Benefits of Surinam Cherry

Surinam Cherry

The Surinam Cherry is a shrub or small tree that bears a very sweet tasty fruit which has the appearance of a small pumpkin. These are usually red, but are best enjoyed fresh almost black. A member of the Myrtaceae family, the plant is related to guava, jaboticaba, mountain More >

Sea Grape

The Health Benefits of Sea Grape

Sea Grape

Sea Grapes, or Coccoloba uvifera, are a flowering plant in the buckwheat family. It is native to coastal beaches throughout America and the Caribbean. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree reaching 7-26 feet.

 

Sea Grapes are very salt tolerant, wind resistant, and can stand some shade but More >

Knotweed Herb

The Health Benefits of Knotweed Herb

Knotweed Herb

Knotweed is a popular herb. The whole flowering plant is used to make medicine. This plant is an invasive species yet has been used traditionally in Chinese and Japanese medicine for its benefits on gastrointestinal health and circulatory health (among some other claims such as cancer prevention). The herb More >