Herbal Medicines

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Find out how traditional herbal medicines can help to improve your health.

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CBD Oil For Diabetes

Cannabidiol or CBD oil is extracted from industrial hemp plants and offers several benefits for people with diabetes. Researchers have discovered that overactivity in the body’s own endocannabinoid system may play a role in the development and progression of diabetes and diabetic complications through effects on appetite, metabolism, oxidative stress […]

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CBD Oil For Sleep

Since starting to take a CBD (cannabidiol) oil capsule at night I’ve slept really deeply and woken feeling refreshed. I didn’t consider myself a bad sleeper before, as a trusty cup of chamomile tea usually sees me off within minutes of lights out, but adding in a CBD capsule was […]

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Guarana Health Benefits

Guarana extracts are derived from the seeds of a Brazilian vine, Paullinia cupana. It is named after the Guarani people of the rain forest who roast the seeds to brew a traditional, coffee-like, stimulating drink. Known locally as the ‘food of the gods’, guarana berries have an extraordinary appearance that […]

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Raspberry Leaf Tea In Pregnancy

Red raspberry leaf is a traditional herbal medicine used towards the end of pregnancy to help soften the neck of the womb in preparation for delivery, and to shorten the duration of labour. It is usually taken in the form of a raspberry leaf tea or as raspberry leaf tablets. […]

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Best Herbs For Anxiety

Do you feel apprehensive, panicky or experience feelings of dread and impending doom? If so, you could have an anxiety disorder – and you are not alone. Surveys suggest that as many as one in six people have felt anxious within the previous week, and it’s estimated that one in […]

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Cannabidiol CBD Oil Benefits

Hemp extracts containing cannabidiol (CBD) are increasingly used to reduce anxiety and stress and to promote general well-being. With over 250,000 users in the UK alone – a number that is growing at the rate of around 1,000 new users per month – cannabidiol is currently the fastest growing herbal […]

Natural Supplements For PMS

The best natural supplements for  premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are calcium, magnesium, vitamin B6, evening primrose oil, isoflavones, Agnus castus, Ginkgo biloba and St John’s Wort. These supplements all have research evidence to support their use in PMS and can usually help when other approaches have failed. Click here to see […]

Reishi Mushroom Benefits

Red reishi is also known as the Mushroom of Immortality and is a traditional adaptogenic herb  whose medicinal use spans at least 2000 years. Known as Reishi in Japan, and ling zhi in China, its name roughly translates as ‘soul mushroom’ or ‘spiritual plant’. Reish mushroom benefits Ling zhi featured […]

Does Horny Goat Weed Really Work?

Horny Goat Weed is one of those herbs whose name evokes lingering curiosity – does it deserve its reputation in the bedroom? When I thought I’d found one lurking in my rockery, I discovered that there is a basis for its renowned use as an aphrodisiac, and that Horny Goat […]

Lavender Oil Capsules For Anxiety

Lavender oil capsules are a traditional herbal medicine for the relief of symptoms of anxiety such as stress and nervousness. More than 15 clinical trials involving 2,200 people show that lavender oil capsules are as effective for treating anxiety as prescribed medication, with significant benefits seen within two weeks. Lavender […]

Green Coffee Bean Extract For Weight Loss

Green coffee bean extract for weight loss is gaining in popularity as research evidence continues to support its use in boosting metabolism and stimulating fat burning. While green coffee bean extract is often dismissed as simply a source of caffeine, its weight loss potential is boosted by the presence of […]