Posts Tagged ‘digestion’

The Many Functions of Prebiotics

Prebiotics for Digestion Consumer interest in ingredients such as probiotics and fiber have grown as people look for ways to alleviate symptoms of digestive health problems. Dealing with digestive and gastrointestinal disorders can be painful and uncomfortable; due to this, consumers seek to ease their symptoms with natural ingredients, contributing to market growth for digestive…

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Goji Berries

Health Benefits Goji berries have garnered interest through their use in various diets and role in helping to improve certain imbalances. In traditional Eastern medicine modalities, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Himalayan medicine and Ayurveda, foods are recognized for their medicinal qualities and have been used for centuries as medicine to treat imbalance and…

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Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathy Homeopathic remedies are a system of medicine based on three simple principles: Like cures Like: For example, if the symptoms of your cold are similar to poisoning by mercury, then mercury would be your homeopathic remedy. Minimal Dose: The remedy is taken in an extremely dilute form; normally one part of the remedy to…

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Cinnamon

Botanical Information Cinnamon is an herb that has been used for centuries as both a medicine and a spice. Has an overall warming effect on the body.  Cinnamon is available in two varieties: Ceylon cinnamon and cassia cinnamon. Cassia cinnamon is the kind most use for baking and cooking and is considered an inferior form…

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Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal has been used since ancient times as a cough remedy and digestive aid, as well as a flea repellent. The strong aroma works as a decongestant, helping to remove excess mucus from the lungs; it is therefore useful for coughs. While the dried herb is safe in recommended doses, the oil of the pennyroyal…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS, also known as spastic colon, mucous colitis, and nervous bowel, affects 15% to 20% of the adult population. It afflicts twice as many women as men, usually developing in late adolescence or early adulthood. The condition is characterized by intermittent periods of constipation or diarrhea, often accompanied by bloating or abdominal pain. Helpful Supplements…

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