Posts in the ‘Natural Cures’ Category

Barefaced Lies: How Makeup Helped Me Love My Natural Features

  A lot of us wear makeup on a daily basis, and some of us even consider perhaps don’t even feel ready to face the world without it. However, many others think it’s frivolous or unnecessary. Writer Lauren Depass shares her thoughts on women, makeup, and more… Makeup has seemingly become even more popular in

Anise Seed Benefits Blood Sugar & May Protect Against Ulcers

By Rachael Link, MS, RD Ranked as one of the top herbs and spices for healing, anise seed is a nutritional powerhouse when it comes to your health. Plus, besides being associated with an extensive list of anise seed benefits ranging from reduced blood sugar to decreased menopause symptoms, it also boasts a unique flavor that’s

Wild Yam Benefits for Diverticulosis, Cancer & More

  As fall draws near, so does the desire for yams. They are deliciously rich in vitamins and flavor, so what’s not to love? However, when we are talking about the wild yam, it isn’t what you think. For centuries, Native Americans and early Americans have used wild yam for possible benefits ranging from estrogen

More Than a Beer Ingredient: 8 Brewer’s Yeast Benefits

  Just as its name might imply, brewer’s yeast is a tiny, single-celled fungus that is a staple ingredient in the brewing of beer. Surprisingly, it also comes with a host of health benefits and has been used historically as a natural remedy for everything from insomnia to increasing the milk supply for breastfeeding. Recent

Devil’s Claw Benefits for Pain & Inflammation

  Many are rethinking their stance on traditional painkillers because of the many side effects of these medications. Instead, they’re choosing to relieve pain through natural methods. For people suffering from arthritis and other forms of joint or back pain, this is where devil’s claw benefits come in. Devil’s claw is one of the most

Carrot Seed Oil Benefits for Skin & Hair + More

  One of the unsung heroes of the oily world, carrot seed oil has some impressive benefits, particularly against dangerous bacteria and fungi. In fact, some studies suggest that it can even destroy certain cancer cells. Among its more popular uses, carrot seed oil can be included in skin care products as a skin-protecting agent. It’s

Vervain: 5 Benefits of a Versatile Herb

  The vervain plant is a lesser-known herbal remedy, but it has a lengthy history of medicinal use when it comes to a variety of systems in the body. In traditional herbal medicine, it has been used to treat headaches, insomnia, depression, anxiety, kidney stones, gout, jaundice and more.  It also has been used to improve

9 Health Benefits of Juniper Berries

Have you ever tasted berries that aren’t berries — berries that are actually used as a spice? Are you still with me? Good, because I’m talking about antioxidant-rich and heart-healthy juniper berries. Juniper berries traditionally have been used to “detoxify” the body and promote healthy digestion and skin health, among many other things.  And the

Sassafras: Beneficial Natural Remedy or Dangerous Drug?

Unlike the Urban Dictionary listing states, sassafras does not refer to dripping sarcasm. It’s actually a type of tree that grows in North America and East Asia, providing a pleasant aroma — and a great deal of folk medicine remedies. Over 38 years ago, however, sassafras in its pure form was outlawed by the U.S. Food

Homemade Honey Herbal Cough Drops

If you’ve ever perused the astonishingly large (and depressingly unnatural) selection of cough drops and throat lozenges at your local drug store, you may have found yourself wishing for simple and wholesome cough drops, made without all the refined sugar (or artificial sweeteners) and the long list of odd, unpronounceable, and possibly problematic, additives. Maybe,

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