Category Archives: Herbs

Kasani (Cichorium intybus): More Evidence of Liver Protection

Kasani (Cichorium intybus), also known as chicory, is a perenial heraceous plant that contains a number of important phytochemical groups that show medicianl properties. Theses include sesquiterpene lactones (including lactucin, lactucopicrin, 8-desoxy lactucin, guaianolid glycosides, including chicoroisides B and C … Continue reading

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Himsra: Liver Protective Herb (More Evidence)

Himsra (Capparis sepiaria) is a herb that has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic, Unani and Chinese medicine. Himsra has a number of physiological effects that relate to its antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory activity. These properties give the herb a beneficial … Continue reading

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Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus): Anxiolytic, Antidepressant and Sedative Herb

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is a perennial herb that is also sometimes called cymbopogon, barbed wire grass, silky heads, fever grass and citronella grass. Lemon grass belongs to the grass family of plants. Structurally, lemongrass has long leaves up to a … Continue reading

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Synthetic Drugs Versus Petrochemicals as Treatments for Anxiety

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Insomnia? Try A Traditional Ayurvedic Treatment

Insomnia is the most common of all sleep disorders and is often present in those suffering from anxiety and depression. Mainstream medicine uses a number of drugs to treat insomnia including antidepressants, hypnotics and antihistamines. However, the effect of these … Continue reading

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Sage (Salvia officinalis)

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Ashwagnadha (Withania): An Adaptogenic Masterclass

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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Exercise Tonic?

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine as a health tonic for increasing general strength and wellbeing. Ashwagandha is also called withania, based on the Latin name for the plant, Withania somnifera. Ashwagandha has been investigated for … Continue reading

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Siberian Ginseng: Treatment for Chronic Fatigue?

Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is an adaptogenic herb. This means it can normalise physiological function and has a general anti-stress effect. These effects are similar to the effects seen for Panax ginseng (Korean ginseng), although the two plants are not … Continue reading

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Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum)

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