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Green Tea – The Wonder Drug

Green Tea – The Wonder Drug

By Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri Steep it, boil it, use it as a cream. It prevents tumors from forming, reduces high cholesterol, helps digestion, inhibits the growth of prostate cancer, enhances the function of the immune system, and even promotes weight loss. It has...

The Marvels of Turmeric!

Are Spices herbs?  You bet they are. And most of them are extremely powerful, not only because of their nature, but also because they are powderized and represent the herb – whether that is a plant or a flower or a seed etc.-- in its highest concentration....

STOP THE COLDS/BEAT THE FLU!!!

Hello there! Well, we are already in mid-Winter, and if we have done well so far—no colds, no flu, no chest issues, then we are almost out of the worst as far as any of the above conditions are concerned. However, it is always wise to know how to address...

GOTU KOLA (Centella Asiatica)

The third and very important herb in the trilogy of Memory Herbs is Gotu Kola, another traditional medicine that comes to us from India, where it has been venerated for thousands of years by Yogis, and passed down the generations to modern times as not...

BACOPA MONIERI

Bacopa Monieri—its full name—is a plant that comes to us from India. Bacopa is used in the treatment of: Memory loss Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety ADD, ADHD Learning disability Mental illness Restlessness Stress It is also known to help with: depression,...

MEMORY HERBS

The subject of Memory is becoming increasingly important to me as I grow older. Though some people retain a perfect memory as they age, most of us do begin to show some problems, especially with short term memory.  We can remember in detail stuff that...

Adaptogens- Amla

The Holidays in the midst of Winter are great for getting us up and going, despite the cold and other weather phenomena, but in the end, when the joys of giving and receiving and being with family and friends are over, we begin to understand that we are...

Burdock, the Giant Herb!

Burdock, for me, goes way back to the beginning of my studying and using plants. Back in the very early 80s I was diagnosed with cancer, I refused Cancer treatments--so I took myself to an Herbal shop in New York City’s Lower East Side, owned by a Wise...

Cinnamon: To Your Health!

With the Holidays arriving very soon, I have been thinking of some herbs that are particularly appreciated this time of the year, whether by themselves or in combination with other herbs. In my mind, and due to my taste preference (!), Cinnamon is the...

TEA TIME Everyone!!!

Hello again and welcome to our Herbal Corner!   Best thing about herbs:  They make Magical Teas!! So…. How many of us drink teas (herbal teas!) throughout the day instead of coffee???(though coffee actually is an herbal product as well, and very...