Archive for the ‘Herbal Extracts’ Category

Arnica Flower Extract

ArnicaArnica (Arnica montana) is a wonderful daisy-like flower famous with its health benefits and therapeutic powers. It grows in dry and mountainous areas throughout the Northern hemisphere. Arnica has been used for many epochs in traditional medicines of many countries of the world, and nowadays it is possible to purchase this natural remedy in various forms, starting from pills or tincture, and ending up with arnica flower extract which is considered one of the most effective types of arnica products. Many companies in the market offer this excellent natural product and provide the customers with optimal extraction and a high quality final product. Arnica flower extract can be used to prevent and treat a variety of health conditions, including skin problems, bacterial infections, inflammation-caused conditions, etc. (more…)

Asparagus Root Extract

AsparagusAsparagus plant (asparagus officinalis) is a known medicinal plant and valuable source of essential natural nutrients. For the last decade, asparagus has become a trend of healthy nutrition market, and those who are trying to follow the rules of healthy eating have introduced this amazing and very delicious food to their daily diet. However, not many people are aware about unique and very powerful health benefits of asparagus. Though actually asparagus is considered native to the Mediterranean region, this plant has been used for centuries as an effective and powerful medicinal herb by the practitioners of Traditional Chinese medicine and other national medicines of the Far East. In Ayurveda, asparagus products including asparagus root extract are known as Shatavari products. In Europe, the extract has been used and known as a very good natural remedy for hangover, and only recently European therapists started paying a proper attention to other health benefits of this natural remedy. (more…)

Ginseng Extract Benefits

GinsengGinseng herb and ginseng products are extremely popular around the world due to numerous therapeutic effects and healing properties of those. For thousands years ginseng played a key role in Chinese Traditional medicine and alternative medicines of many nations of South Asia, including India, Thailand, Indonesia, Nepal, Java islands, Japan, Korea, and so on. The first known properties of ginseng included treating health conditions like elevated blood pressure, headaches, respiratory system ailments, nervous tension and stresses, and so on. Aphrodisiac  properties of ginseng are known around the world, and many men use ginseng root products in order to provide their body with energy, power, and stamina. At the same time, this natural remedy has very high nutritional values and  plays a role as a source of many essential nutrients, including minerals (phosphorus, iron, potassium, calcium, etc.) and vitamins (primarily vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E, as well as some vitamins B complex). (more…)

Malt Extract Uses And Side Effects

What Is Malt ExtractMany of us have heard about malt extract and its uses as a dietary supplement to treat certain health conditions. However, not many people know for sure the answers to the question, what is malt extract, how good can it be for our health, what kind of diseases it can treat and ward off, and what kind of side effects are linked to talking this interesting natural remedy. What you should keep in mind if you are wondering about the issue is the fact that actually there are two types of malt extract: dry malt extract and liquid malt extract. Both of them are well know and have been used for over a century. Dry malt extract is very often used in the brewing of beer as a part of “malting” process, or the stage of breaking down complex sugars into simple sugars. Liquid malt extract can also be used in producing beer, as well as making whiskey. Both dry or liquid types of malt extract can also be used as a dietary supplement which can provide our body with plenty of essential nutrients, this way bring plenty of benefits to our health. (more…)

African Mango Extract

African MangoFor the last two years, African mango extract has earned a reputation of a popular but a little controversial natural help for weight loss. The situation peaked in 2011 when the African mango extract along with green coffee bean extract became a recommendation by famous Dr. Mehmet Oz whose word is very much important for forming public opinion about one or another natural remedy or treatment. Dr Oz based his opinion about African mango extract as an effective weight loss solution on the findings of some clinical studies including the one by the researchers from at the University of Yaounde in Cameroon dated March 2009 and reported in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease. However, a lot is told about the adverse effects of this natural extract. Let’s try to understand the benefits and possible risks of using this natural weight loss solution. (more…)

Grapeseed Extract Benefits

Benefits of Grapeseed ExtractGrapes and grapeseed products are traditionally used in the modern world as very effective natural remedies for a variety of conditions. The tradition of using wine and its therapeutic properties originates from the Mediterranean region, and nowadays, people around the world are using high quality wine and grapeseed extract as good sources of natural antioxidants and other natural nutrients to serve for disease healing and prevention. Grapeseed extract is a natural product extracted from organic red wine grape seeds, and it is very important to use only high quality product from the most reputable or known producers. Undoubtedly, grapeseed extract benefits are derived from very rich content of this amazing natural remedy. Studies have shown that this natural product is rich in proteins, lipids, natural antioxidants known as polyphenols, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and some other important nutrients. (more…)

Lemon Extract Benefits

Lemon ExtractLemon extract is one of the most commonly used and the best known natural extracts. It can be purchased in virtually every beauty shop grocery shop, and even supermarket, but most of the housewives easily do such extract in their kitchens to be sure that they use only 100 percent organic and high quality product. Lemon extract can be used in cooking, making salads and desserts, as well as for a great number of medicinal purposes. Many herbalists and alternative medicine practitioners talk about plenty of lemon extract benefits though for most of us the properties of lemons are limited only to anti-inflammatory and whitening effects of this natural remedy. However, there is a lot more to know, and those of you who want to learn more about amazing healing powers and possible uses of organic lemon extract should go on reading this article. (more…)

Vanilla Extract Benefits

Vanilla Extract SusbtituteVanilla extract is a natural product which is rather associated with culinary spice than a therapeutic remedy. Vanilla is a taste enhancer and a spice that has been used for many centuries around the world and can be found in virtually every kitchen. It is produced from vanilla bean, the bean of the plant originating from North America (the Gulf of Mexico). For many decades, Mexico is one of the leading exporters of vanilla powder, vanilla extract and even vanilla extract substitutes which are very popular in modern cuisines. Vanilla extract is a sort of liquid vanilla concentrate suitable for many kinds of uses and applications. Though many women are wondering how to make vanilla extract at home and receive a high quality organic product, it is actually not very easy, so many experts recommend buying a ready one from a reputable producer. (more…)

Japanese Knotweed Extract

Japanese KnotweedJapanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) is a large perennial plant originating from Japan, Korea and China. Nowadays, it is being cultivated in Europe and North America, mainly as a decorative plant. Known also as monkeyweed, monkey fungus, Himalayan fleece vine, or fleeceflower, Japanese knotweed is a representative of the Polygonaceae family of plants with the appearance of bamboo. The plant can get over 12 feet tall and is very tolerant to hot temperatures. The blossoms of the tree are beautiful white clusters of small flowers, which are very highly valued by beekeepers as great sources of honey. Young stems of Polygonum cuspidatum used to be considered edible and played a role of a nutritious addition to vegetable salads. (more…)

Grapefruit Seed Extract Benefits

Benefits of Grapefruit Seed ExtractGrapefruit seed extract is a very popular natural product used by thousands of men and women to treat a variety of health conditions. The extract is received from the seeds, peels and pulp of fresh grapefruits, the fruits of Citrus paradisi, and is sold in the form of bitter acidic liquid of amber color. For many centuries grapefruit seed extract has been very highly valued for its excellent anti-inflammatory properties, and it has been used to combat both external and internal infections including viral infections, bacterial invasions, germs, fungal infections, and other related problems. It is interesting that many physicians and alternative medicine promoters recommend anti-viral and anti-bacterial benefits of grapefruit seed extract as a unique remedy for all possible unknown and unidentified infections. It is one of the great natural solutions and herbal remedies to cleanse and detoxify the tissues, as well as create a natural protection from all possible infections by stimulating the function of the immune system. (more…)