My Mind on Allergies

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It’s tree pollen season. Maple, Oak, and Elm are the big offenders here in Maryland, and I am allergic to them all. I didn’t have allergies growing up in coastal Maine, but when I came down here to live I learned all about the wide variety of symptoms that can be caused by seasonal allergies. […] Read more »

Gotu Kola

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Gotu Kola, Centella asiatica, is a delicate, mildly flavored plant that is commonly found growing in damp marshy areas and next to gently moving streams and creeks around the world. It is used in the traditional medical systems of India, Africa, Europe, and Asia. In India, this plant is sometimes called Brahmi, and can be […] Read more »

Focus Tea Blend

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Herbal Tea Blend for Focused Attention and Relaxation   Whether you are a busy parent or swamped at work, we all have stress. Luckily, you can decrease your stress levels and increase your focus and energy without chemicals. Try making a tea blend with the herbs below to boost your mental functions the natural way! […] Read more »

Ginkgo Biloba

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Ginkgo Biloba and Health Today’s consumers have a heightened awareness of diet and lifestyle and are more health conscious than ever. Supplements fly off the shelves, as men and women struggle to improve their health and longevity. Across the planet, vitamin A, selenium, zinc, and lycopene sell like lemonade in the Sahara. There are a […] Read more »

The Many Benefits of Holy Basil

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Holy Basil Benefits   Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum or Ocimum tenuiflorum, also known as Tulsi) isn’t your ordinary Basil. While it makes a great pesto, it does lots more than add flavor to a dish; its antioxidant and antibacterial properties heal the body inside and out. Here’s how: PMS Reliever Holy Basil has a high content […] Read more »

Rhodiola rosea

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Rhodiola Herb Benefits You may not have heard of the plant Rhodiola rosea, and that’s a shame, because this is a powerful and beneficial herb for the body. Commonly known as golden root, or rose root for its lovely color, it is native to areas like Russia and Scandinavia. The herb is so tough, it […] Read more »

Holy Basil Calm

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Holy basil, or Tulsi, is one of the most revered herbs in Indian medicine. It has been used medicinally in India for many thousands of years. Nowadays, Western scientists are beginning to uncover the brilliance of this powerful herb. Holy basil can effectively aid in a wide range of illnesses and discomforts. A member of […] Read more »

Office Yoga

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Relax and Refresh Throughout The Day With These Simple Yoga Poses   Getting up away from your desk and computer every hour or two can greatly improve your health and concentration. Sitting still for long periods can reduce circulation, putting extra stress on your cardiovascular system, digestion, and immune system to name a few. And […] Read more »

How To Succeed At Meditation Without Really Trying

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Chances are if you’ve ever started a meditation practice, you’ve started it more than once. As yoga and meditation become more popular here in the US, we see many images of fit, glowing people performing complicated poses and sitting blissfully in meditation. It’s true that meditation provides a host of wonderful, life-changing benefits. But it’s […] Read more »