General Health

Tea for Constipation

12 Best Herbal Laxative Teas for Constipation, Gas and Bloating Relief

Being constipated is one of the most painful and helpless feelings in the world. You’re full of gas and just want to excrete to make it go away. Unfortunately it’s easier said than done and sometimes you need assistance of something that helps you poop. If you’re anything like me you prefer to use something natural, …

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Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil in Capsules, Pills or Tablets: Is it Best as a Supplement?

Why Are People Taking Coconut Oil in Capsules and Pills? People are taking Coconut Oil in Capsules or Pill form because it’s practical. In cases where you are traveling, out and about, or at work and don’t have access to a jar of coconut oil you can simply take a few capsules. Can you imagine …

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Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal Mushrooms: List of the Best Fungi and Their Healing Benefits

What are Medicinal Mushrooms? There are approximately 38,000 known species of mushrooms, at least 270 of which are known to possess therapeutic or medicinal properties. The use of medicinal mushrooms in the treatment of human illness dates back thousands of years; notably, Li Shizhen included numerous fungi as effective treatments in his 1578 Compendium of …

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Hawaiian Black Lava Sea Salt

Hawaiian Black Lava / Volcanic Sea Salt: Are the Health Benefits Real?

What is Hawaiian Black Lava Sea Salt? Hawaiian sea salt comes in two varieties: black and red. Both are commonly harvested in salt ponds on the shores of the island of Kauai. The reason for the difference in colors is that the red salt is infused with clay, and the black salt has activated charcoal …

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Antispasmodic

11 Best OTC Natural Antispasmodic Herbs for IBS, Bladder, Gut & Stomach

What is an Antispasmodic? Simply put, an antispasmodic is a drug, herb, or other supplement that reduces or eliminates muscle spasms. Antispasmodics can be targeted for different parts of the body and different muscle types (smooth or skeletal), but they are most commonly used to treat spasms of the stomach, intestines, bladder, or the skeletal …

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Natural Beta Blockers

A List of the Best OTC Natural Beta Blockers for Anxiety & Depression

What Are Beta Blockers and How Do They Work? Beta blockers, otherwise known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents, are a class of drugs (either natural beta blockers or synthetic beta blockers) or herbs that prevent the hormone epinephrine from binding to beta-receptors on nerves. An excess of this hormone is responsible for elevated heart rate and …

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Vaginal Health

Best Probiotics for Yeast Infections, Candida, PH, BV and Vaginal Health

How do Probiotics Help with Vaginal Health? Probiotics are strains of live bacteria cultures that can be used promote healthy functions of many organs, including the female reproductive system. In the vagina, probiotics work to maintain a good balance of the healthy bacteria and microorganisms that normally live in your body, typically by restoring a …

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woman with mucus

15 Demulcents: Natural Herbs that Thin and Relieve, Mucus and Phlegm

Common colds, although “common”, still take getting used to—even if most of us have at least a few colds a year. Viruses contribute to most of the colds you get every year, but in some cases, bacteria are the culprits; either way, colds are still an inconvenience due to the buildup of mucus and phlegm …

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Ganoderma Coffee

Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) Mushroom Coffee: Does it Really Work?

What is Ganoderma Coffee? Ganoderma lucidum is the binomial scientific classification referring to a species of mushroom, colloquially known as the reishi mushroom, or its Chinese title lingzhī. It is a saprotrophic fungus, meaning that it decomposes organic matter via extracellular digestion. It can be found on stumps, logs, or decayed trees, and it particularly …

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