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Herb of the Month: Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia)

Bitter melon is a wild cucumber grown in Bangladesh, India, China and Korea that is a part of many diets in those regions. It has been used to treat conditions including asthma and high blood pressure but is best known for its impact on glucose control and treatment of Diabetes. It can also help with kidney damage, a common side effect of Diabetes. It is commonly used in supplement formulation versus food, because it

By |November 19th, 2019|0 Comments

Supplement of the Month: Hawthorn – Crataegus oxycantha

September is a month that focuses on cholesterol awareness. We wanted to share an herb that tastes good, is very effective, and can be taken every day. Hawthorn is an excellent herb to support your heart health on every level and is used to treat conditions of the heart and blood vessels. Hawthorn has a very dense, hard and hearty, knotty lower body and then on the outside it blooms with soft flowers and

By |September 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Supplement of the Month: Sambucus nigra

As everyone hustles to get ready for back to school, we wanted to share an herb that is very safe, tastes great, is very effective, and can be taken every day. Even your kids will love the taste of it. Elderberry, Sambucus Nigra, is an excellent herb to prevent all of those cold and flu viruses you may come into contact with as part of the back to school rush. Qualities: Anti-viral, Diaphoretic, Alterative,

Herb of the Month: Glycerrhiza glabra

With the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season, I wanted to share an herb with adaptogenic qualities this month. Adaptogenic herbs are known for their ability to help the body resist and recover from stress, and can increase energy and overall vitality. Glycerrhiza is an excellent herb to combat all those cold and flu viruses you may come into contact with at your Holiday gatherings. I use this herb quite frequently, as it

By |December 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Herb of the Month: Astragalus membranaceous, Huang Qi

I wanted to share this herb since we are now in winter: the time of viruses and upper respiratory infections, and flu. I use it myself when I will be exposed to viruses, and frequently recommend it to people who get sick after plane rides, and to teachers and grandparents who are exposed to the most powerful bugs known to humans – those brewed by the young ones in daycare and classrooms! This herb

By |November 19th, 2018|0 Comments