Stress Stress See also: Adrenal Support Anxiety Rhodiola Scientific research has shown that the adaptogenic Eurasian herb rhodiola significantly increases tolerance to various stressors {e.g. mental, physical, environmental). Rhodiola acts predominantly on the hypothalamus (the hormonal initiator of the stress response) in a way that regulates the manner in which the body responds to stress triggers. Evidence also suggests that this herb Read More

Syndrome X

Syndrome X Syndrome X See also: Cardiovascular Health Cholesterol Obesity Chromium A compound called “glucose tolerance factor” (GTF), of which chromium is a primary component, facilitates the action of insulin. Chromium’s main function in this respect is to increase the sensitivity of cell receptors to insulin, thereby increasing the efficiency of blood glucose metabolism. In fact, a study involving patients taking Read More


Peptic Ulcer Ulcers (gastric/duodenal) Oregano Oil Oregano appears to be one of the best natural antimicrobial agents against H.pylori, the bacteria responsible for the vast majority of cases of both duodenal.and gastric ulcers. H.pylori disrupts the integrity of the protective mucous membrane, which leads to the formation of ulcers and has also been identified as a trigger for gastritis. Recent studies have identified Read More

Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins Varicose Veins See also: Circulatory Health (General) Horse Chestnut (aesculus hippocastanum) The herb horse chestnut acts as a lower limb circulatory tonic. Studies show that the active constituent in horse chestnut, aescin, reduces capillary permeability and improves venous tone by increasing the contractile potential of the elastic fibres in the vein wall. These properties help to improve lower limb circulation and reduce Read More

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