Turmeric is a perennial plant that belongs to the ginger family.  It is commonly used as a culinary ingredient in Asia, yet it possesses medicinal properties which can help your body fight toxins, bacteria and inflammation.Turmeric has been used...
Headaches, tension headaches or even tension alone can cause a big discomfort which can ruin your day in an instant.  Headaches, especially the ones which are related to tension are very common.  It affects up to 78 percent of...
This is the second of a two-part series that introduces some of the most popular herbs and their uses.In this article, we will take up more herbs and their properties.9. Cayenne PepperCayenne pepper is a red hot chili pepper...
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection of the organs that act as the body's filtering system for the removal of liquid waste.  The urinary tract system is composed of the kidneys, the bladder and the urethra.Urinary tract...
It is not uncommon for homes to keep emergency kits handy for the treatment of simple medical conditions that might not necessitate professional help.Some homes however, include the use of herbs for the treatment of minor conditions.  Minor illnesses...
Allergies are abnormal and often exaggerated responses of the immune system to substances which are generally not harmful.There are a lot of common allergens which make people feel some pain or discomfort in the area contacted by the allergen....
Ashwagandha, which is also called Indian ginseng or winter cherry, is a short shrub which is cultivated in India, Nepal and other regions of South Asia.  This is mainly because people in these regions use its roots to treat...
Fatigue is a feeling of having low energy or tiredness which may have resulted from physical or mental exertion or illness.  This can lead to a person's inability to normally perform his daily activities.Fatigue is a signal from your...
Lemon grass or citronella is a tropical grass which is known for its lemon scent and flavor. It is a very valuable herb in Asia for its medicinal and culinary uses. It is used as a scent in perfume,...
Wheatgrass refers to the grass of the young wheat plant.  It is considered as an herb because it has a lot of health benefits.  It is available in the market either as wheat juice or as powder concentrate.Many people...