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Sorrel: Leafy Greens that Fight Everything from Canker Sores to Cancer

I wouldn't be surprised if you haven't had sorrel before because it's not nearly as commonplace as many other greens. If you lived in the European Middle Ages, though, this green herb would likely be used to add a sour yet tasty punch of flavor to your latest meal. However, this was before Europe knew…

Bible Oils: 12 Most Revered Oils and Their Historic Uses

Essential oils have been an integral part of the daily lives of people for thousands of years. At least 33 specific essential oils and aromatic oil-producing plants are mentioned in the Bible, and the word "incense" is mentioned 68 times in Scripture. Psalm 45:7-8, Proverbs 27:9, Isaiah 61:3 and Hebrews 1:9 all reference oils in…

5+ Rose Water Benefits and Uses (Plus, How to Make It)

Rose water has been used for centuries in natural skincare and beauty products, perfumes, household cleansers and even in cooking. According to dermatologists, due to its natural antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory abilities, rose water can make a valuable contribution to your skincare and beauty routine. For example, according to a 2017 systematic review published in…

Garcinia Cambogia: Safe for Weight Loss?

Most people are drawn to the idea of using garcinia cambogia (or GC) because of the potential that it can provide near-effortless, quick weight loss without the need to change someone’s overall diet or lifestyle very much. But do garcinia pills really work? Just like most other weight-loss supplements, pills and products, studies regarding GC’s…

Renal Diet Foods List and Eating Plan for Kidney Disease

What diet is best for kidney disease? According to the American Society for Nutrition, "The renal diet is commonly recommended for those with late stages of chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease." Many people with these kidney conditions are undergoing renal replacement therapy, also called hemodialysis, but additionally require dietary changes in order to avoid…

Okra Nutrition: Improve Heart Health, Eyesight & Cholesterol Levels

Okra, both a common pod vegetable and nightshade vegetable eaten in the Deep South, is also called "gumbo" in the U.S. Although when we think of gumbo we usually think of soups, cajun and creole cuisine, okra has numerous health benefits. An edible ornamental flowering hibiscus, okra is an annual, erect herb with stems that…

6 Natural Ways to Manage Cardiomyopathy Symptoms 

Cardiomyopathy, a condition that commonly results in an enlarged heart and reduced blood flow, affects as many as 1 in 500 adults living in developed nations like the U.S. (1) What can you do to help lower the chances you'll experience cardiomyopathy and give yourself the best chance of fully recovering? Not all cases of…

White Tea Benefits Brain, Oral & Reproductive Health

By now, you've probably heard all about the benefits of green tea. A cup or two per day is said to lower your blood pressure, alleviate inflammation, reduce the risk of heart disease and even give your memory a boost. Other types of tea like black tea, dandelion tea or hibiscus tea are also well-known…