Eleuthero and Its Medicinal Properties

Eleuthero and Its Medicinal Properties

As technology expands and the world shrinks, practices around the world can come to be seen differently. This is particularly true with respect to herbal therapies and remedies. This paper shines a light into the world of herbs and highlights some of the therapies...
Cold and Flu Support: Echinacea and Elderberry

Cold and Flu Support: Echinacea and Elderberry

Echinacea and elderberry are herbs used to treat upper respiratory tract infections. There are three main types of Echinacea used as herbal remedies: Echinacea angustifolia, E. purpura and E. pallida. Historically, Echinacea has been used by the Native Americans. The...
Feverfew Mechanisms Of Action

Feverfew Mechanisms Of Action

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is a plant of the daisy family that claims new uses with each passing year. The herb got its name from the Latin Febrifugia, which means “fever reducer” and it was first described as a remedy to treat “all hot inflammations” (Pareek et...
Curcumin As a Medicinal Healing Tool

Curcumin As a Medicinal Healing Tool

Curcumin Curcumin is a polyphenolic compound found in turmeric, a flowering plant of the ginger family. Both Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine have used turmeric as medicine for hundreds of years. Turmeric is also used as spice and as a coloring agent....
Chamomile And Its Healing Properties

Chamomile And Its Healing Properties

Chamomile The use of chamomile dates back the Romans, Greek and Egyptians. The two varieties of chamomile used in herbal medicine are German (Matricaria recutila) and Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). While the plants have some similar properties, they differ in...
The Use Andrographis In Ayurvedic Medicine

The Use Andrographis In Ayurvedic Medicine

Andrographis is one of the most used herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda traditionally used this bitter herb, also called the “King of bitters” as digestive remedy. Its use is widespread throughout India and Asia, and it is used in the treatment of diarrhea,...
Herbal Support For Mood Disorders

Herbal Support For Mood Disorders

1 in 5 adults in the USA struggles with mental illness, and over 20 millions Americans age 18 and older have a mood disorders . It is estimated that about 85% of people suffering from depression have significant anxiety which causes constant fear, panic, sweaty hands,...
Fevers: The Herbal Medicine Approach

Fevers: The Herbal Medicine Approach

A fever is generally the body’s response to an invader. Viral and bacterial infections cause the immune system, and specifically macrophages, to produce endogenous pyrogens. These specialized proteins signal the hypothalamus to raise body temperature (Wolff &...