Mate Tea

Mate TeaMate tea is a well known therapeutic beverage which is widely used and loved for many centuries in the countries of its origin, including Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and other nations of South America. It is sometimes called yerba mate tea, St. Bartholemew’s Tea,  Paraguay Tea, Jesuit’s Brazil Tea, or chimarrão tea. The therapeutic beverage has got its fame for very high content of caffeine, and it is prepared from the leaves of mate tea which can be found in many regions of South America, as well as in some areas in the Middle East. It is interesting that traditionally, in South America countries mate tea is served with a special massive silver straw (called a masassa or a bombilla), because this herbal infusion is usually prepared by using plenty of dried material, so the straw allows enjoying the tea while it is hot and the dried leaves are still on the top of the beverage. As a rule, for preparing the beverage the dried, chopped and properly selected mate tree leaves are used. Read the rest of this entry »

Vanilla Essential Oil

VanillaVanilla essential oil can not be named among the most known and the most commonly demanded natural products. At the same time, this oil plays an important role in aromatherapy since it has a distinguishing, sweet, rich, and very strong aroma. It is extracted from the bean of Vanilla plant (Vanilla planifolia), known also as common vanilla, Bourbon vanilla, or Mexican vanilla, by using the technology of solvent extraction. Though vanilla oil is less common than vanilla extract or other natural products made from this plant’s natural materials, the essential oil has been known in South America and the Far East for many centuries. This natural product has a great number of health benefits and is very highly valued by most of naturopaths and healthy lifestyle fans. Therefore, the uses of vanilla essential oil go far beyond just culinary purposes. Read the rest of this entry »

Heather Flower Essence

HeatherUnfortunately, not many people know about health benefits and unique healing properties of Bach flower essences. In contrast to such natural products as essential oils, various natural and herbal extracts, herbal teas and infusions, special herbal formulas for a variety of conditions, which are extremely popular and demanded all around the world, flower essences or healing herbs are not as well marketed and widely known as other herbal remedies. They were created by Dr. Edward Bach, a British homeopath and physician who worked at the beginning of the 20th century and is considered to be the Father of flower medicines. He was the first to come up with the idea of collecting morning dew from the plants which he discovered to have excellent healing actions and benefits of the plants. Thus, the  technology of producing Bach’s flower essences is based on this theory. Read the rest of this entry »

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). Read the rest of this entry »

Dandelion Tea Benefits

DandelionDandelion tea is a herbal tea or herbal infusion which has been recently gaining a great popularity around the world as a wonderful therapeutic beverage with multiple benefits and healing effects. Dandelion is a common medicinal herb which has been used in alternative medicines of many nations of the world for many centuries. The herb grows virtually in every warm region of the planet, and can be picked for preparing homemade herbal infusions and other therapeutic products for health by everyone of us. Dandelion known as Taraxacum officinale is well known and highly valued by traditional medicine practitioners in the United States and many European countries, and it is one of the top herbal remedies used in Traditional Chinese medicine and ancient Indian medicine. The benefits of dandelion are so diverse that some herbalists call this medicinal herb “an official remedy for all disorders”. Read the rest of this entry »

Yarrow Oil Benefits

yarrow oilYarrow essential oil is not one of the most widely popular natural products, but it has plenty of therapeutic properties and can be used for a great number of health conditions. Yarrow essential oil is a natural product extracted by steam distillation from dried leaves and flowers of yarrow plant (Achillea millefolium) known also as milfoil, and comes as dark blue oil with spicy, dry and a little sweet aroma. The oil has quite a long history of being used for many rituals and spiritual actions: in particular, in some Scandinavian nations this oil was used to ward off the devil. Besides, this natural product has been widely used as a part of beer production in many European countries. At the same time, the oil has a multitude of health benefits and can be used by everyone for supporting health and preventing a great number of serious diseases. Read the rest of this entry »

Gentian Flower Essence

GentianThe 38 flower essences are known as flower remedies of Dr. Bach, a famous British naturopath and therapist who developed these amazing remedies in order to give us a unique opportunity to support out mental health and look at the world at another angle, positive and optimistic. Unfortunately, Bach flower essences are not very well know, however, those who are wondering about their therapeutic properties and healing effects can find plenty of information online. Moreover, it is possible to order is special online distributors and herbal shops, and try them to see how great they can help to give up bad thoughts and start loving this beautiful world again, to forget our problems and get focused only on the positive things in this life, to feel better and start living full life again. Bach’s flower essences really work, and thousands of people have already experienced that and benefited from the amazing effects of these natural remedies! Read the rest of this entry »

Anti-Cancer Chamomile Tea Benefits Discovered

Chamomile TeaArguably, chamomile can be called one of the most known and most commonly used medicinal herb. Its numerous benefits have been known for centuries in various alternative medicines and traditional herbal medicines of many nations, starting from the United States and ending up with Traditional Chinese medicine. It can be used in the form of herbal infusion (herbal tea), tincture, poultice, and even essential oil extracted from this miraculous plant. Chamomile infusion is considered to be among the most popular and the most consumed herbal teas on earth. Read more about chamomile tea health benefits for skin and digestive system in this article. Chamomile essential oil is considered to be one of the safest and the nutrient richest essential oils, and you can learn more about its benefits after reading the article here. Chamomile can be used as a truly powerful natural remedy for many health conditions, both for treating and preventing those. Read the rest of this entry »

Ginseng Tea Benefits

Ginseng TeaMany experts name ginseng tea as one of the most miraculous and wonderful gifts of our Mother Nature. Ginseng is a very important part of Traditional Chinese, Indian, and other oriental medicines, and ancient therapists and doctors used ginseng as a unique remedy for plenty of conditions, starting from the common cold and ending up with erectile dysfunction. Nowadays, the popularity of ginseng tea or other therapeutic ginseng products has been drastically increasing, and health benefits of ginseng tea are known and used in all continents of the world. In addition, ginseng benefits have a very strong scientific prove base, because this miraculous plant from China is being well studied and known as the one which can make real miracles. It helps millions of people be back to life and enjoy it in its full beauty. Read this article in order to learn more about numerous therapeutic properties and health effects of ginseng tea. Read the rest of this entry »

Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot SeedCarrot seed oil is a popular natural product extensively used in cosmetics and alternative medicine. It is an essential oil received from wild carrot seed (Daucus carota) by using such common methods as steam distillation, or sometimes this oil is received by cold pressing the seeds (this way avoiding high temperatures and preserving more of natural properties). The best and the finest quality carrot seed oil is produced in India, Hungary, and France, and it is very important to use only high quality product in order to maximize its health effects. Carrot seed essential oil has earthy and slightly sweet aroma, and is a liquid product with a light consistency. It should not be confused with another popular natural product extracted from the plant of carrot, carrot root oil, which is usually used in combination with jojoba essential oil and has totally different properties and effects. Continue reading to learn more about health benefits and common applications of carrot seed oil in modern alternative medicine. Read the rest of this entry »