Every Easter, my mother would make a pot of sassafras tea to drink with Easter dinner. For the most part, that was the only time we had this tea. My parents and grandsparents referred to it as a "blood purifier" or tonic. I am often asked about blood purifiers and tonic herbs. People want to […]

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Convulsions, or to use a common, although distinctly un-medical term, "fits", often result in well-meaning bystanders doing more damage than good owing to erroneous and outdated beliefs. Let us clear these misconceptions and watch out for the correct first-aid measures to be taken. Convulsions may have several causes, such as idiopathic (cause unknown) epilepsy; brain […]

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Question: I have suffered from heartburn for some time but have been unable to find relief from conventional remedies. Can you help? Answer: Heartburn is a common condition which causes great discomfort. What happens is that excessive acid plus some undigested food particles from the stomach regurgitate into the food pipe, or oesophagus, and some […]

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Improving your memory is a skill and involves a process. Before you initiate this process, it is important to get some facts right about your brain. Nothing is sader than not being able to take action by believing in certain myths about memory. How do you come out if this? There are several myths about […]

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The human brain needs oxygen. It can survive for just a few minutes in the absence of oxygen after which it suffers from an incurable brain damage. It also requires an adequate amount of fat, glucose, and protein in order to function well. Today, people live in an environment which changes drastically almost every day. […]

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Colloidal = a solid (in this case gold) of minute particles, that remain in suspension in a surrounding liquid (in this case de-ionized water). Gold has always been the prize of desire, but now the elixir of choice? We know that this precious metal has been a primary building block of the body. Very little […]

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Hepatica Hepatica Americana Ranunculaceae (buttercup family) Hepatica takes its common and genus names from the supposed resemblance of its lobed leaves to the shape of the liver – in Latin, hepaticus means “liver.” As its important earlier uses include treatment for liver problems, that connection may also have influenced the choice of name. Earlier observers […]

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Using apple cider vinegar for arthritis is something that has been done for centuries. There are many reasons for this that you should be aware of. Apple cider vinegar actually has many medicinal benefits and relieving arthritis pain is one of them. One thing to know about arthritis is that it can be characterized by […]

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Performing yoga asanas and practicing meditation are not easy undertakings. They require focus, concentration and strength of purpose. Everyday events take their toll on us physically and mentally. Often we find ourselves at the end of the day frazzled, exhausted and feeling like a nervous wreck. This can keep us from practising our yoga routines even when we […]

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All women experience irregular periods sometimes during their child bearing years, before menopause. While Western medicine has never seen that irregular menstruation is a problem of women reproductive system, traditional Chinese medicine looks at this problem seriously, if untreated, it will disharmonize the women ecosystem, leading to nervous tension and other health problems, including infertility. […]

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