Gymnema: The Sugar Destroyer

Gymnema is an Ayurvedic herb with a truly extraordinary effect on blood sugar disorders. Its Sanskrit name is Gurmar, which means “Sugar Destroyer”, or “Destroyer of the Sweet Taste”. Gymnema has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for blood sugar for thousands of years. Its effects on the insulin cycle, pancreas, and liver make it a […] Read more »

Turmeric Queen of Spices

This ancient spice is the answer for just about anything Famously referred to as the “Queen of Spices,” turmeric (also known as curcuma longa) is an herb that originated in India and Asia dating back to 2,000 BC., and has since been used for culinary and medicinal purposes. Known for its pepper-like aroma and bright […] Read more »

Beating Diabetes Tea

Drinking Tea for Diabetes According to the American Diabetes Association, over 25 million American children and adults have diabetes and another 79 million are in the pre-diabetes stage. To help reduce symptoms associated with diabetes, such as frequent urination, increased thirst, hunger, fatigue and irritability, try incorporating a few of these medicinal herbs into your […] Read more »

The Many Benefits of Holy Basil

Holy Basil Called “The Incomparable One” in its native India, this beautiful plant is a powerful and easy to grow medicinal herb. 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 […] Read more »

Rhodiola rosea

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 »

Easy Weight Loss Tips

Spring is coming fast here in the Mid-Atlantic, and for many of us, that means thinking about shedding a few pounds for a summer wardrobe. Spring is a great time for new projects, positive changes, and creating a new look. Here are some simple tips to help you succeed with your weight loss goals. Drink […] Read more »