Tag Archive: herbal remedies

Feb 21

Fenugreek Helps Male Menopause

Lots of press is dedicated to female menopause and its symptoms, but men are often overlooked. After all, men do go through a stage of decline in male hormones and can experience a list of symptoms associated with male menopause (aka andropause), so I thought I’d talk about how new research shows how the herb …

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Dec 06

5 Herbs That May Harm Your Liver

Herbal remedies can be effective, safe, and less expensive alternatives to conventional medicines, depending on what you want to treat. These are just a few of the reasons why more and more people are embracing the use of herbs for common and even not-so-common symptoms and ailments. But just because herbal remedies are natural doesn’t …

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Jun 09

Fenugreek, More Than an Odd Name

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is one of those words that has always fascinated me. As it turns out, this plant, which is also known as Greek hay, bird’s foot, and bockshornsame (which is a pretty cool name too!) has many interesting characteristics to go along with its name. I’d like to share them with you. To …

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May 03

Lyme Disease Natural Immune Boosters

As we enjoy the warmer weather, thoughts of family vacations and BBQs may be mixed with concerns about Lyme disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 27,203 confirmed cases of Lyme disease in the United States in 2013. However, the CDC also reports that the actual number of cases is …

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Apr 12

Celebrate Dandelions

I can’t help it; every spring I await the arrival of the dandelions (Taraxacum officinale). Perhaps it’s my Italian background. My grandfather would gather the flowers and make dandelion wine while my grandmother would carefully batter the blossoms. Unfortunately, my grandfather never shared the fruits of his labor with me (I was too young at …

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