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Tulsi Tea Recipe and Holy Basil Benefits

Tulsi, or holy basil, is an Ayurvedic herb native to India where it is valued as an energizing beverage and sacred plant. Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) is a distant cousin to “culinary basil” but is an entirely unique species with specific properties as an anti-stress adaptogen herb. We’ll show you how to use it in a delicious tulsi tea recipe.Holy Basil, Krishna-Vana-Rama Organic Mountain Rose Herbs – 4oz to 1lb – 100% Organic Tulsi Tea Mix –

Tulsi Boxed Tea Assortment, Organic India –

Tulsi (1/2 lb.), Organic Leaf Powder –

Holy Basil TEA (Anti-Stress), 7oz – Organic Traditions –

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Using Turmeric Root, An Immune Boosting Natural Anti-Inflammatory

Turmeric root is one of those ordinary spices you wouldn’t normally think to call a superfood, but this curcumin containing rhyzome is actually full of health enhancing properties and one of the most extensively researched herbs around. Turmeric offers a potent source of antioxidant-rich compounds as well as antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal properties. Consuming the fresh root or powder is a simple and effective way to re-boost immune health and other evidence suggests its specific usefulness as anti-inflammatory, helpful as an herbal remedy for muscle soreness and digestive disorders.

Organic Turmeric Root Powder, 4oz – 1lb –
Organic Turmeric Root Capsules –
Organic Turmeric Extract –
Herb Pharm Turmeric, 60 count –
MegaFood Extinguish / Turmeric Strength –
Source Naturals Turmeric Extract – 95% Curcumin 50Tabs –
Organic India Turmeric Powder – 1 lb. – Root Page:

Additional Sourced Info:

The effect of curcumin (turmeric) on Alzheimer’s disease: An overview:
Clinical studies with curcumin:
Therapeutic Roles of Curcumin: Lessons Learned from Clinical Trials:
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin:
Turmeric and curcumin: Biological actions and medicinal applications:
Efficacy and mechanism of action of turmeric supplements in the treatment of experimental arthritis:
Efficacy and safety of curcumin in major depressive disorder: a randomized controlled trial:
Curcumin-free turmeric exhibits anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities: Identification of novel components of turmeric:
Anti-inflammatory effect of Curcuma longa (turmeric) on collagen-induced arthritis: an anatomico-radiological study:
Anticancer potential of curcumin: preclinical and clinical studies:

All information is for educational purposes only and is the personal view of the author; not intended as medical advice,
diagnosis or prescription. This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to cure or prevent any disease.

Ayurvedic Herbs, The Tonic Superfoods of Ayurveda

These are our favorite top ayurvedic herbs or rasayanas used in the system of Ayurveda to energize and deeply nourish reproductive health as well as digestive, immune and nervous system functions. They have been a part of the East Indian Vedic system of medicine for thousands of years, one of the oldest forms of healthcare in the world.
Organic Ashwagandha powder, Banyan Botanicals 2oz, 1/2lb, 1lb, 5lbs –
Organic Ashwagandha Liquid Extract, Banyan Botanicals 1oz –
Organic Mucuna Pruriens Liquid Extract, Banyan Botanicals –
Organic Shatavari Powder, Banyan Botanicals 2oz, 1/2lb, 1lb, 5lbs –
Organic Shatavari tablets, Banyan Botanicals 500mg 90tab –
Organic Amalaki powder, Banyan Botanicals – 2oz, 1/2lb, 1lb, 5lbs –
Organic Tulsi powder (Ocimum sanctum), Banyan Botanicals2oz, 1/2lb, 1lb, 5lbs –
Organic Bacopa (Brahmi) Liquid Extract, Banyan Botanicals –
Shilajit tablets, Organic, Banyan Botanicals – 300mg/90tab –
Ayurvedic Herbs Page:

Cleansing Herbs for the Liver and More – Super Healing Herbs for Detoxification

Cleansing herbs are the roots, barks, mushrooms, seeds and berries of various plants that help to cleanse the blood and purify the body of internal toxicity accumulated from environmental pollutants as well as metabolic wastes produced from substances we ingest. We’ll share our list of favorites and how to use them.Restore the Liver – 90caps – Formula tablets, certified organic – Herbs Liver Tonic – 100 caps –

Herb Pharm’s Healthy Liver Tonic Compound 4 –

Liver Rescue™ Liver Support, 30caps to 120caps –

HealthForce Healing Cleanse™- Level I –

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Harvesting Wild Horsetail Plant, A Nutritive Herb High in Minerals

The horsetail plant (Equisetum arvense), also called or shavegrass, is an ancient plant species and one of the highest plant sources for the bone strengthening mineral silica. Learn more about other nutritional components, its health benefits and how to identify and harvest your own for horsetail tea or tincture making.
Herb Pharm Horsetail Extract 1 Oz –
Certified Organic Horsetail (Shavegrass) Equisetum arvense, 4oz – 1lb –
Wildharvested & Kosher Certified Horsetail Extract, 1oz – 4oz –
Organic Equisetum arvense Horsetail Herb Capsules, 405 mg/100 capsules –
Horsetail (Shavegrass) Powder Organic Equisetum arvense – from Bulgaria, 4oz – 1lb –
Alvita, Organic Horsetail Tea – 24 Bags –
Horsetail Plant Page:
Additional Sourced Info:
Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging, Silicon and Bone Health:
Three Herbs: Nettles, Horsetail and Mullein, Ryan Drum;
Rudolph Steiner Archive:

Gotu Kola Benefits for the Brain, the Nerves and Varicose Veins

Gotu kola is an Ayurvedic herb that is particularly replenishing and rejuvenating for the nervous system. Also known as a “brain tonic” for increasing mental focus and memory. It is one of the great medicinal adaptogens and rasayana herbs used for centuries in both Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Indian Herbal System of Ayurveda.
Gotu Kola Leaf Organic, 4oz-1lb –
Gotu Kola Powder Organic, 4oz-1lb –
Brahmi/Gotu Kola org (bulk) –
Herb Pharm’s Gotu Kola/Centella asiatica A-F Glycerite 1 oz –
Tulsi Gotu Kola Boxed Tea – 18 Tea Bags, Organic India –
Gotu Kola Page:
Additional Sourced Info:
A double-blind, placebo-controlled study on the effects of Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) on acoustic startle response in healthy subjects:
Effects of the total triterpenic fraction of Centella asiatica in venous hypertensive microangiopathy: a prospective, placebo-controlled, randomized trial:
Total triterpenic fraction of Centella asiatica in chronic venous insufficiency and in high-perfusion microangiopathy:
American Cancer Society:

Ginkgo Biloba Leaf, Circulatory Stimulant and Brain Tonic

The ginkgo biloba tree and its leaves have been studied extensively in the past several decades as one of the top super herbs for improving cognitive functions, especially in those with aged-related neurodegenerative diseases. Referred to as yín xìng in Chinese medicine, the leaves of the ginkgo tree have long been used by herbalists for their effects as a brain tonic helpful for improving memory and the ability to concentrate. As a blood vessel dilator, it works directly with the circulatory system to increase oxygen supply to the brain. Learn more about specific constituents, like flavonoid glycosides and terpene lactones, and also how to harvest your own fresh ginkgo leaves.Herb Pharm Ginkgo Bacopa, 60 count –
Herb Pharm’s Ginkgo/Ginkgo biloba 1 oz –
Gaia Herbs Ginkgo Leaf 60Caps –
CircuForce™ (Ginkgo Biloba+) Brain Power –
Gaia Herbs Ginkgo/Gotu Kola Supreme 1oz –
Organic Gingko Leaf, Fall Gold Mountain Rose Herbs – 4oz- 1lb –
Organic Gingo Leaf, Mountain Rose Herbs – 4oz- 1lb –
Mountain Rose Herbs, Ginkgo Extract 4-8oz –
Organic Gingko Leaf Capsules Mountain Rose Herbs – 4oz- 1lb –
Dragon Herbs Diamond Mind, 2 fl oz –
NutriGold Ginkgo Biloba Extract – Double Strength Ginkgo Biloba Gold, 120mg, 180 Caps – Biloba Benefits Page:

Additional Sourced Info:

Chemical analysis of Ginkgo biloba leaves and extracts:
The ginkgo biloba extract (EGb 761) protects hippocampal neurons against cell death induced by b-amyloid:
Ginkgo Biloba Extract and Long-Term Cognitive Decline: A 20-Year Follow-Up Population-Based Study:
A systematic review on natural medicines for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease with meta-analyses of intervention effect of ginkgo:
Efficacy and adverse effects of ginkgo biloba for cognitive impairment and dementia:
EGb761 provides a protective effect against Aß1-42 oligomer-induced cell damage and blood-brain barrier disruption:
Efficacy and tolerability of Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761® in dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis:
Clinical efficacy of Vitrum Memory in patients with glaucoma and dry form of age-related macular degeneration:
EGb 761: ginkgo biloba extract, Ginkor:
Toxicity and Carcinogenicity Studies of Ginkgo biloba Extract in Rat and Mouse: Liver-
Urban Forests and Pollution:
An Overview of Lead Poisoning, The Merck Manual:
Ginkgo Heavy Metals Ratings –
Toxic Elements and Heavy Metals:
The memory enhancing effects of a Ginkgo biloba/Panax ginseng combination in healthy middle-aged volunteers:
Ginkgo biloba special extract EGb 761 in generalized anxiety disorder and adjustment disorder with anxious mood:
Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb 761) and CNS functions: basic studies and clinical applications:

All information is for educational purposes only and is the personal view of the author; not intended as medical advice,
diagnosis or prescription. This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to cure or prevent any disease.

Pau D’arco Bark, An Immune Enhancing Herbal Antibiotic

Pau d’arco bark is a cleansing herb and immune system modulator with compounds, like lapachol and beta-lapachone, which stimulate immune cell activity as well as provide antifungal and anti-inflammatory effects. The bark teas or extracts can be used for their natural antibiotic properties, eliminating potentially harmful bacteria and yeast, while supporting the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria. Often recommended for conditions like candida overgrowth, parasites or autoimmune disorders, lapacho or pau d’arco is a delicious tasting tea that can be used periodically for cleansing purposes as a refreshing hot or cold drink.

Wild Harvested Pau d’ Arco Bark, Mountain Rose Herbs, 4oz-1lb –
Wild Harvested Pau d’ Arco Bark Powder, Mountain Rose Herbs, 4oz-1lb –
Pau d’ Arco Bark Extract, Mountain Rose Herbs –
Pau d’ Arco Bark Capsules, Mountain Rose Herbs –
Tea, Pau d’Arco, 3.5oz – Sunfood –
Solaray’s Pau DArco Inner Bark 510mg 100Caps –
Herb Pharm’s Pau d’Arco/Tabebuia impetiginosa 1 oz –
Herb Pharm’s Pau d’Arco/Tabebuia impetiginosa 4 oz –
Traditional Medicinals Pau D’Arco Herbal Tea, 16-Count Wrapped Tea Bags (Pack of 6) –
Wisdom Herbs Pau D’arco Tea 20Bags – D’arco Bark Page: Sourced Info:Lapachol: an overview:
Cyclopentene dialdehydes from Tabebuia impetiginosa:
Involvement of NO/cGMP signaling in the apoptotic and anti-angiogenic effects of beta-lapachone:
ß-Lapachone ameliorization of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis:
Selective growth-inhibiting effects of compounds identified in Tabebuia impetiginosa inner bark on human intestinal bacteria:
Mechanistic studies of cancer cell mitochondria- and NQO1-mediated redox activation of beta-lapachone, a potentially novel anticancer agent:
Intratumoral delivery of beta-lapachone via polymer implants for prostate cancer therapy:
Cytotoxicity of lapachol metabolites produced by probiotics:
Demonstration of the lapachol as a potential drug for reducing cancer metastasis:
ß-lapachone-Induced Apoptosis of Human Gastric Carcinoma:
Cytotoxicity of lapachol, ß-lapachone and related synthetic 1,4-naphthoquinones against oesophageal cancer cells:
Growth inhibitory activity for cancer cell lines of lapachol and its natural and semi-synthetic derivatives:
Beta-lapachone induces growth inhibition and apoptosis in bladder cancer cells by modulation of Bcl-2 family and activation of caspases:
Antibacterial activity of Tabebuia impetiginosa Martius ex DC (Taheebo) against Helicobacter pylori:
Anti-inflammatory effects of taheebo, a water extract from the inner bark of Tabebuia avellanedae:

All information is for educational purposes only and is the personal view of the author; not intended as medical advice,
diagnosis or prescription. This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to cure or prevent any disease.