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Evening Primrose Oil


Evening primrose is a plant found across most of North America and parts of South America, and has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years by Native Americans. Primarily used for respiratory infections, stomachaches, and hemorrhoids, evening primrose essential oil has now become popular for treating menopausal hot flashes. The wildflower is characterized by a circle of leaves ...

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Oregon Grape


Despite having a “grape” in its name, the Oregon grape root is not related to the grape family. This is a native plant that grows in rain forests located in the Pacific Northwest. This is a shrub that bears bright yellow flowers during springtime and easily spreads from one place to another through rhizomes, or underground stems. The tree then ...

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Clove, most notable for its mouth-numbing effect, is popular in Asian, African, and Mexican cuisine. In Indian Ayurvedic medicine, clove is used to dull pain (especially toothaches), to enhance digestion, and to kill parasites. And likewise, in Chinese herbal medicine, clove warms the digestive fire. It is also used to soothe morning sickness in pregnant women. Western studies have found ...

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Milk Thistle


Milk Thistle’s health benefits are not a new discovery and in fact their first medicinal use can be traced back to the ancient Greeks who used it as a liver tonic 2000 years ago. The flowing plant was originally native to the Mediterranean but is now found all over Europe and North America. Research is continuing into its possible use ...

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Many of us have an underused spice rack sitting in the corner of our kitchens. But those herbs and spices can do much more than liven up your food – many of them actually have tremendous medical benefits too. One such spice is cinnamon. Research over the past few years has tested it against several types of Candida, including Candida ...

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Dealing with mold in the body can be an overwhelming process. If you have had a long-term exposure to toxic molds, it is important to not only remove yourself from the exposure permanently, but to also treat the spores that may still be causing symptoms in your body. There are many different treatments and foods to consume or avoid. Today ...

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Candida is a fungus that naturally lives in your mouth in tiny amounts and is usually controlled by your immune system. However, if your immune system is compromised, then a disease called thrush can develop. At the time of publication, there is no evidence that this is related to a magnesium deficiency, although that also can be bad for your ...

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Candida Albicans is a type of yeast that naturally lives in the human body. When the body is healthy and balanced, it is not a problem and performs important functions in the digestive system. However when something upsets the natural balance in the body, Candida can become out of control and begin to cause many types of health problems. This ...

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