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Turmeric (Curcumin)

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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Feverfew

Botanical  Information Originally native to southeastern Europe, feverfew is now widespread throughout Europe, North America and Australia. Feverfew products usually consist of the dried feverfew leaves, but all parts of the plant that grow above ground may also be used for medicinal purposes. Supplements are available fresh, freeze-dried, or dried and can be found in…

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Cayenne

Botanical Information Derived from the fruit of Capsicum, a member of the nightshade family. This hot, red chili pepper is used to flavor food and for medicinal purposes. Features & Benefits Principal active ingredient is Capsaicin Applied topically may help reduce pain associated with arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, shingles and muscle pain Used internally, Cayenne may…

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Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh, a member of the buttercup family, is a plant native to North America. The underground stems and roots of black cohosh are used fresh or dried to make strong teas, capsules, pills, or liquid extracts. Commonly used in Native American medicine, black cohosh was a home remedy in 19th-century America. Features & Benefit…

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Basil

Basil is considered to be helpful for mental and physical fatigue, aids in mental alertness, concentration. Basil is a good wake up oil, used in moderation. Basil’s also helpful against colds and congestion, and may ease muscular aches and pains including menstrual cramps. It helps ease sinus congestion and headaches. WARNING: Avoid use if pregnant…

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