Richard's Health Topics & Recipes

Turmeric (Curcumin)

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Botanical  Information A relative of ginger and native to Southern Asia, turmeric has been used for over 4,000 years in culinary and medicinal preparations. The roots, or rhizomes and bulbs, are the parts used for medicinal purposes. It is available in capsules or a tincture. It is used in both traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic…

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Saw Palmetto

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Saw Palmetto is a small fan palm tree native to the eastern United States. It produces berries that when ripe are dried for medicinal use. Saw palmetto can be purchased as dried berries, powdered capsules, tablets and tinctures. Features & Benefits of Saw Palmetto Beneficial to urinary health, including frequent urination, having trouble starting or…

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Peppermint

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Botanical  Information Peppermint, a cross between two types of mint (water mint and spearmint), is used as both a flavoring agent and a medicine. The leaves and stems contain the volatile oil menthol. It is available as a tea, prepared from dried leaves, a tincture, enteric-coated capsules and topical preparations. Features & Benefits A number…

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Pau D’Arco (Taheebo)

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Botanical  Information Pau d’arco is an evergreen tree native to South America. The inner bark of the tree is used medicinally. In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for pau d’arco, causing the tree to be endangered. Pau d’arco is sold as tablets, dried bark tea and tincture. The chemical that pau d’arco…

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Nettle (Stinging)

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Botanical  Information Stinging nettle has a long medicinal history. It has fine hairs on the leaves and stems that contain irritating chemicals that are released when the plant comes in contact with the skin. Nettle is available as dried leaf, freeze-dried leaf, extract, capsules and as a root tincture. The root appears to have different…

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Vitamins a Quick Reference Guide

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Vitamins are organic molecules that are essential to metabolism in all living organisms. While these molecules serve essentially the same role in all forms of life, higher organisms have lost the ability to synthesize (make) many vitamins. Vitamins are found in the foods we eat, or in supplement form. A lack of proper amounts of…

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