Plant: Cayenne Pepper

By |2018-03-26T19:47:18+00:00March 26th, 2018|Alternative Wellness, Cardiovascular System, Food and Ingredients, Gut Health, Immune System, Plants, Superfoods|

The interest in peppers extends to their nutritive and medicinal value in that peppers are a recognized source of Vitamins C and E and are high in antioxidants. These compounds are associated with prevention of... continue reading on our blog

Herb: Self Heal Herb

By |2019-01-15T20:17:32+00:00March 18th, 2018|Alternative Wellness, Herbs, Immune System|

Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris ssp. lanceolata*) of the Mint (Lamiaceae) family is a perennial herb found in generally moist soils.  It occurs as a native species throughout the lower 48 states and Alaska. The specific epithet is from Latin for “common” as in “widespread.”  The subspecies name is from Latin, meaning “lance-like,” a reference to the leaf shape.  Other common names include lance-leaf self-heal and heal-all.  Self-heal grows well in various moist soils with full or partial sun in prairies, woodland borders, and roadsides.  It was widely used by Native Americans and early settlers for... continue reading on our blog

Herb: Green Tea

By |2019-01-15T20:16:57+00:00March 16th, 2018|Alternative Wellness, Food and Ingredients, Herbs, Immune System|

Green tea, also known as unoxidized tea, is made solely from the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant. The leaves are plucked, slightly withered, then immediately cooked to preserve the green quality and prevent oxidization. As a result of these methods, green teas have a much higher concentration of chlorophyll, polyphenols, and antioxidants than other types of tea. The growing conditions for green tea can be... continue reading on our blog

Herb: Astragalus

By |2019-01-15T20:15:36+00:00March 8th, 2018|Alternative Wellness, Herbs, Immune System|

This herb is more commonly used in Chinese medicine and is generally touted as an immune strengthener and treatment for the common cold. Astragalus has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine in combination with other herbs, such as ginseng, dong quai, and licorice. However, you may surprised that... continue reading on our blog.

Plant: Arbinogalactan

By |2019-01-15T20:13:28+00:00March 6th, 2018|Alternative Wellness, Herbs, Immune System, Plants|

Arabinogalactan (AG) What is it? Arabinogalactans have long been used as a dietary fiber and have recently been shown to significantly boost the immune system. Arabinogalactan (AG) is a unique polysaccharide, or complex carbohydrate. Continue reading on the blog...