Aromatherapy: Everything You Need To Know

Aromatherapy: Everything You Need To Know

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils, or volatile oils, to promote health and wellbeing. Essential oils have a high odorous principle generally formed by complex types of compounds. They are stored in specialized cells and are often found in flowers,...
Ayurveda And Traditional Chinese Medicine

Ayurveda And Traditional Chinese Medicine

Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine are ancient systems of medicine that share many similarities. The concept of harmony is at the core of each of these traditional medicine systems which believe that health is only achieved when balance and harmony are in...
Valerian And Hops For Anxiety

Valerian And Hops For Anxiety

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) has been used medicinally for thousands of years. The Romans and Greeks used it to treat anxiety, heart palpations, tremors and headaches. The use of hops (Humulus lupulus) also dates back the time of Pliny, and it has a variety of...
Clinical Uses For Tea

Clinical Uses For Tea

Dried leaves and leaf buds of the Camellia sinensis are used to make black and green tea. Oolong tea is also a product of the Camellia sinensis plant. The Chinese have been drinking black tea for about 5,000 years. Tea was historically drunk during ceremonies and...
Pharmacological Properties Of Saw Palmetto

Pharmacological Properties Of Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) is a tree of the Arecaceae family indigenous to the West Indies and North America. The ripe fruit, which is used in herbal medicine both orally and topically, is rich in flavonoids, polysaccharides and fatty acids. Saw Palmetto has...
Feverfew For Migraine Prevention

Feverfew For Migraine Prevention

Feverfew (Chrisanthemum parthenium) is a herb traditionally used to treat fevers and respiratory infections, cleanse the kidneys and stimulate menstruation. In the 1980s, feverfew gained popularity as a remedy for migraines. Currently, there is growing research...