After the death of my daughter, I have been very stressed having to cope with the loss of a child, physical recovery and a homicide case because of medical malpractice. Shutting my brain is very hard, especially at night. On top of all this my postpartum hormones are out of whack. I am usually a… Continue reading What are Adaptogens and Why you Should Use Them to Balance Stress and More.
Most people consider artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus) to be a vegetable, but it is actually a type of thistle. Several species of thistle have medicinal properties, including artichoke. Health benefits of artichoke have been known and used for centuries. This Mediterranean plant can improve digestion and lower blood sugar levels. It also improves liver… Continue reading 7 Health Benefits of Artichoke, a Thistle Full of Fiber!
Blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus, before it was Carduus benedictus) gets its name because it was used as a tonic by the Benedictine monks in the 14th century. These monks grew blessed thistle in their monastery gardens. Health benefits of blessed thistle have been used for centuries. This herb was even used to treat the bubonic… Continue reading Health Benefits of Blessed Thistle can Cure it All, Even the Plague!
Health benefits of milk thistle have been known for over 2000 years. Dioscorides, a Greek botanist and physicist, was the first to record the healing properties of this herb. This species of thistle is native to the Mediterranean. Its scientific name is Silybum marianum and it is part of the Asteraceae plant family, which includes… Continue reading Health Benefits of Milk Thistle go Beyond the Liver!
Dill (Anethum graveolens) is mostly known as a wonderful culinary herb, that pairs extremely well with fish. It is often added to meals including salads, pickles, hummus, sauces, potatoes, chicken and more. This herb is quite important in the cuisines of Europe and Asia. However, there are many health benefits of dill that we will… Continue reading 15 Health Benefits of Dill, a Soothing Herb
Star anise is the fruit of a tree called Illicium verum which you can grow if you have enough space and live in a tropical climate. This spice is quite versatile and it is used in many Hindu, Chinese and Vietnamese dishes. It is also used in beverages, desserts and general dishes. However, the health… Continue reading Health Benefits of Star Anise make it the Anti Everything Spice!
Medicinal benefits of wormwood have been known for quite some time. Ancient Egyptians used this plant to get rid of worms. It is also mentioned in the Bible. This herb is sought after for its anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. It is also a great at treating intestinal worms and parasites. Wormwood stimulates and aids… Continue reading Have You Heard of the Medicinal Benefits of Wormwood?