Herbs That Help Spider Veins

When it comes to the medical treatment for spider veins, also known medically as telangiectasia or venulectasias, most people will think of sclerotherapy and laser therapy. Besides, herbal remedies may offer help and, hopefully, relief too. And the most popular herbs for varicose and spider veins include butcher’s broom, witch hazel, ginkgo biloba, apple cider vinegar, gotu kola, horse chestnut, Xin Yi Hua (Flos Magnoliae), hawthorn, Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae), grapeseed, Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae), cayenne pepper, St. Johns’ Wort, bilberry, lavender, chamomile, rosemary, calendula, and so on. Continue reading Herbs That Help Spider Veins

Echinacea Extract Benefits and Side Effects

echinacea-purpurea-extractEchinacea is one of the most widely used medicinal plants by the Great Plains Indian tribe in North America. Today it is available in extract, tincture, capsule, or tablet form. So, what does Echinacea extract do and how safe is it? Next, these questions will be answered based on scientific evidence. Continue reading Echinacea Extract Benefits and Side Effects

Best Herbal Colon Cleansers

best-herbs for-colon-cleanseWhen it comes to home remedies for colon cleansing, herbs can be an ideal option. And buckthorn bark, psyllium husk, European barberry root bark, and burdock root are generally considered the best colon cleansing herbs. Of course, there is no denying that some other herbs may work better for some individuals. So, it is a good idea to try something else if the mentioned methods fail you. Continue reading Best Herbal Colon Cleansers

Health Benefits of Maca Root Extract

lepidium-meyeniiMaca is a type of herbaceous plant that belongs to the radish family. Also formally known as Lepidium meyenii, it has the root with amazing healing properties. Since it is native to Peru and works just like ginseng, it is often termed as Peruvian Ginseng. When it is made into a supplement, it can be available in liquid, powder, pills, extract, or capsule form. And among them the powder form is most common. The health benefits of Maca root extract are enormous and here’s a quick list for your reference if you are interested in this healing herb. Continue reading Health Benefits of Maca Root Extract

Tribulus Aquaticus

eleocharis-dulcisTribulus aquaticus, a member of the water chestnut family, usually refers to an herbal extract sold as a replacement for anabolic steroids and a muscle builder from the point of view of pharmacies. However, in Asia, Africa, and Europe, the bulbs of this plant is a very common vegetable or fruit. Because it is crisp, delicious, sweet, and juicy, it wins a reputation as the “underground pear”. What’s more, all its fruit, stem, and leaf can be used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic Medicine. Continue reading Tribulus Aquaticus

Tulsi Tea Side Effects

tulsi-tea-reviewsAs the name implies, Tulsi tea, or better known as holy basil tea, is a kind of tea made from Ocimum sanctum’s blossoms, leaves, or seeds. These days this herbal brew is quite popular and often used to regulate the systems of the body and inhibit reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides. In fact, Tulsi is one of traditional herb used in Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest medical systems originated in India. Powdered whole plant of Tulsi can treat headache, colds, stomach pain, inflammation, heart disease, poisoning, malaria, asthma, and so on. Although it is good for your health, side effects of holy basil tea can’t be ignored either. Continue reading Tulsi Tea Side Effects

Ginkgo Biloba Contraindications and Drug Interactions

ginkgo-biloba-side-effectsAs a known memory enhancer, ginkgo biloba is very nutritious since it is rich in ginkgolic acids, ginnol, a variety of vitamins, many trace elements essential to humans, and so on. What’s more, its nut meat is soft with a naturally sweet taste although it is known as the “nature’s stink bomb” due to an assaulting stench. No wonder these days consuming ginkgo leaf supplement is considered one of the best way to keep memory sharp and increase male and female libido. However, it should also be mentioned that its products can have side effects too, just like most herbs. Besides, to be safe you should check out the side effects, contraindications and drug interactions before taking the leaves or the female ginkgo tree’s fruits. Continue reading Ginkgo Biloba Contraindications and Drug Interactions