Harmine: Ingredient Found in Ayahuasca May Be a Potential Treatment for Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that causes a malfunction in the production of insulin from the pancreas, which is a very important hormone for balancing blood sugar in your body. What if I told you that harmine, an ingredient found in Ayahuasca, could help treat this condition? Recent studies show some pretty interesting results. It is a well-known fact that diabetes affects millions of…

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How to Make a Yarrow Insect Repellent – Better & Safer Than DEET!

It’s that time of the year where you will find yourself fighting bug bites and naturally, you will be on the hunt for solutions. Why not make your own insect repellent using natural ingredients such as yarrow? The most conventional sprays that many of us go for has a chemical known as DEET - which has been found to have adverse health effects…

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5 Ingredients to Make Delicious & Healthy Summer Smoothies

Smoothies are one of the newest trends in healthy eating. It is not hard to see why people like these drinks. Smoothies make a great meal on the go. If a person does not have the time to sit down and have a proper breakfast, a smoothie is enough to get them through to lunch. Smoothies are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients.…

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Rhodiola Rosea: This Ancient Herb Is a Natural Antidepressant

Rhodiola Rosea, also known as golden root or roseroot, is a wild herb widely known for its medicinal properties, including being a natural antidepressant. Roseroot has green flowers and grows in cold regions of the world, including the Arctic and mountainous parts of Europe. It was initially introduced in prehistoric Siberia. During the Bronze Age roseroot was transferred from Georgia to Greece through…

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How to Balance and Align Your Chakras Using Healing Herbs

There are 7 energy centers or chakras in the body that help to align us and keep our body, mind, and spirit balanced. When your chakras are out of balance, you can become susceptible to physical, mental and spiritual illness, however, you can align them with some energy work or herbs. Herbs have been used for healing since the beginning of time and…

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A Must See List of Whole Foods and Their Medicinal Benefits

For the first 5000 years of civilization, humans relied on foods and herbs for medicine. Only in the past 50 years have we forgotten our medicinal "roots" in favor of patent medicines. While pharmaceuticals have their value, we should not forget the well-documented, non-toxic and inexpensive healing properties of whole foods. The following list is but a sampling of the health benefits from…

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Study: Marijuana Helps Smokers Cope with Negative Emotions

When it comes to marijuana, there are many different patterns of use. For those who smoke on a regular basis, there may be surprising reasons for this frequency. In fact, the reason may just be that marijuana smokers encounter less negative feelings when partaking of this herb. The reason for the reduction in negative feelings is the chemical THC. This chemical actually increases the…

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Herbs Are Good For You: Dope, Grass, Pot, Science says YES!

Herbs are good for you, right? Most people know that herbs benefit health in one or more ways. Lavender soothes the nerves, sage clarifies the air and mint cures diarrhea. There are also many herbs that have a questionable reputation - Aconitum is one of these, seen as a highly toxic plant. Another controversial plant is Cannabis, and you probably know a few…

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Plantain: This Little Weed Is One of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet

We are talking about the herb, plantain; that is quite often mistaken as a weed. You would have seen in your yard and ignored it. You might have even gone to the extent of eliminating it from your garden. However, there is an astonishing truth behind this little weed. It is, in fact, a herb that is native to Asia and Europe. There…

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Nutrition for the Mind’s Eye: Foods to Reactivate Your Pineal Gland

The mind’s eye, scientifically known as the pineal gland, is considered to be the gateway to higher levels of consciousness. In case you weren't aware, the pineal gland is a small pine cone-shaped endocrine gland in the brain that produces and secretes the hormone, melatonin. It is also believed that the pineal gland is responsible for the release of  Dimethyltryptamine (DMT). Also known…

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