Burdock is well known as a powerful medicinal purifier, immune booster and edible root vegetable since antiquity. Native to Europe and Asia, Burdock, Arctium lappa, is now naturalized worldwide yet unfortunately thought of as a common roadside and garden weed by many in the U.S.
The major action of burdock is its beneficial effects on the performance of organs for elimination and purification-primarily the liver, stomach and colon. Several studies have shown that with continued use, burdock can help protect the liver from the damaging effects of Acetaminophen and alcohol over use. Burdock is an effective diuretic cleanser extracting toxins from the blood and kidneys eliminating them through the urine. Its anti-inflammatory action helps alleviate Continue reading
An efficient and balanced immune system is the key to maintaining good health. It protects us from diseases, allergies and slows down the aging process. Our immune system is like a team of organs working together mainly made up of the skin, bloodstream, digestive and lymphatic systems. The Lymphatic system is a network made up of lymph nodes and vessels, the spleen and thymus gland that produce lymphocytes which destroy and eliminate invaders.
Unhealthy lifestyles, poor health habits and toxic environmental conditions can compromise and weaken our immune system leaving us susceptible to infection. Immune system enemies are: poor nutrition-low vitamins A & C levels in the body, stressful lifestyles, lack of sleep, smoking, excess alcohol, caffeine, drugs, sugar, food additives, pesticides and pollutions. The signs of low or imbalanced immunity are those that Continue reading
One of our most popular requests is for information on herbs for weight loss. With the pressure to be thin coming from many sources, we should always keep our focus on achieving and maintaining a weight that optimizes our proper health. There is Continue reading