Coriander or Cilantro?

Coriander or Cilantro?

Coriander or Cilantro? Cilantro and coriander come from the same plant species Coriandrum sativum. In different parts of the world, the very same plant-with its many health benefits-is referred to differently. For Americans, cilantro refers to the leaves and the...
Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus) Sometimes referred to as Siberian ginseng, eleuthero is not a true ginseng at all. Like Asian and American ginseng varieties, eleuthero is thought to stimulate the immune system and help to lower blood sugar levels. It has...
Not all Ginseng is Created Equal

Not all Ginseng is Created Equal

Ginseng A root that resembles a little human body complete with two arms and legs, ginseng is one of the most popular herbs in the United States. Ginseng root has been prized in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and often is combined with other...
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) A staple of both Eastern and Western medicine, licorice acts as a demulcent, a soothing and coating agent, and as an expectorant, making it an excellent natural alternative to drug-store remedies during the height of cold and flu season....
Green Tea – Phytonutrients Galore!

Green Tea – Phytonutrients Galore!

Green Tea Of all the many kinds of tea, green tea contains the greatest concentration of phytonutrients. In fact, those who drink 5 cups of green tea a day have a significantly lower risk of dying from any cause including heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes....
Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana)

Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana)

Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) Sweeten up this holiday season with Stevia, a South American native plant that can be used as a sweetener that does not cause a rise in blood sugar or suppress the immune system. Because there are many different varieties of Stevia plants...

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