Medicinal Plants for Respiratory Health

It is that time of year again when everyone seems to have respiratory ailments.  Respiratory ailments are defined into two broad categories, upper and lower respiratory problems. Upper respiratory problems usually have simple ailments such as a cold, runny nose, sinus...

Beat the chill with chili peppers

Chili peppers or its scientific name, Capsicum, have been a part of the human diet since ancient times.  Research suggests that chili peppers may have been one of the first crops cultivated in Mexico and some parts of South America.  Christopher Columbus was among the...

Manage Stress with Medicinal Plants

Stress is something that most everyone is currently experiencing or has experienced at one time in his or her lives.  Stress can come from anywhere and can include work environments, family, personal relationships, money issues or even illness.  When dealing with...

Weight Loss and Maintenance

This is the time of year when many people realize that they have eaten too much throughout the holidays and have put on some extra weight.   There are some debates about the actual number of how much we gain during the holidays.  The national average weight gain...

Frankincense

Frankincense has a sweet, warm aroma that is stimulating and elevating to the mind and body.  It’s comforting properties have been used to help focus the mind and overcome stress and anxiety.   Frankincense is used in many Christian churches including the Eastern...

The History of Honey

Honey is considered one of nature’s oldest and most powerful remedies due to its antiseptic, antibacterial and antioxidant properties.  It has a long history dating back to several ancient civilizations. The Egyptians used honey topically as a dressing for wounds and...