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The Amazing Health Benefits of Cinnamon

  What’s So Special About Cinnamon? During certain parts of the year, it seems like you can’t get away from cinnamon, from everything being pumpkin spice flavored to pies and other treats, but after reading on its health benefits, you might wish to add it to your diet all year round. Reports have shown that cinnamon is among one of the top healthiest spices and herbs you can add to your diet and not just to flavor your food, but for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-diabetic, immune-boosting, heart-protecting and cancer-fighting properties. I bet you didn’t know you were getting all these potential benefits when ordering your pumpkin spice latte or enjoying a delicious seasonal dessert … although everything else in...

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Chinese Yam, a Staple in Traditional Chinese Medicine

What is Chinese Yam? The Chinese Yam, also commonly referred to as Dioscorea Opposita is a vine plant native to Asia, although now it can be found and is considered an invasive species in other continents and regions. Chinese yam, a staple in traditional Chinese medicine, is the root of the plant and considered more of a food, than an herb, and can be prepared in many different ways and different dishes or can even be eaten raw. However, it can also be used as an herbal supplement for many of the same benefits as if it was consumed as a food. An interesting note on the Chinese yam is that it is safe for every age group from infants...

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Epimedium, More than just an Aphrodisiac

What is Epimedium? Epimedium is a genus of flowering plants found mainly in Asia, and out of the hundreds of species of it, Epimedium Grandiflorum is the one that is used as a dietary supplement. Practitioners of Traditional Chinese medicine have been using this leafy green herb for over 2,000 years. In western countries, it is commonly referred to as Horny Goat Weed, the origination of this funny name comes from folklore that a goat herder noticed very strong sexual appetites of his goats after grazing on this herb. The main part of the plant used for medicinal purposes and dietary supplements are the leaves. Popularity of this herb has risen recently in western cultures for its benefits in sexual...

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Cassia vs Cinnamon

What is Cassia? Cassia is a close relative to Cinnamon, the two are often mistaken for the same herb, however, they are different and are harvested from different, yet similar, trees. I will note that when referring to “Cinnamon” in this article I mean “Ceylon” or “True” Cinnamon. In the US, and many other countries, it is actually legal to label cassia as cinnamon even though they are separate spices because of their similarities in color, taste and physical appearance. Both are harvested from a separate type of Evergreen and can be distinguished in stores by the shape of the quills (sticks). The cassia herb is the bark of the tree, and its quills when dried tend to have two...

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The Versatility of Hawthorn Berries

What are Hawthorn Berries? Let’s talk about another extremely versatile herb, the Hawthorne berry. With recorded data of this herb dating back to the first century, there are dozens of studies and researches done to reference regarding the wonders of it. The hawthorn berry comes from the Hawthorn plant, although it is just the berry extract that is used in our products Digestion…belch™ and Weight Management…whoo!™, the entire plant from the leaves, flowers, stem, and bark are used in various remedies for health concerns ranging from heart disease to anxiety. Hawthorn is a tree or shrub that is part of the Crataegus genus and can be found in many temperate locations such as Europe, North Africa, and West Asia. This...

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