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The perennial herb Rosemary (Salvia Rosmarinus) is a woody evergreen plant. Rosemary has a strong fragrance and needle-like leaves. Its flowers can be blue, pink or purple. The herb belongs to the Lamiaceae mint family and its old name Rosmarinus Officinalis, now a synonym was changed in 2017. Rosemary is derived from the Latin word ros […]Read more »
What’s Chamomile and Where to Find It From the family Asteraceae, there are several plants which look like daisies, of which chamomile is commonly used. A traditional medicinal herb, chamomile is found mostly in places that are well-drained and have enough sun. Location wise, it has been seen abundantly within the west sides of Asia […]Read more »
Chlorella is a freshwater unicellular green alga which contains essential amino acids, protein, minerals, vitamins, dietary fiber, and chlorophylls Chlorella Nutrients Bioavailable form of vitamin B12 Source of protein Vegetarian source of iron High in chlorophyll 20% of fatty acids are Omega 3s Chlorella is rich in the carotenoids beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and lutein. It’s […]Read more »
What are adaptogens? Adaptogens are herbs that help us adapt to changes and stress caused by physical, biological, emotional, and environmental factors. They can assist in restoring balance within the body and help us defend against both chronic and acute stressors. One of my favorite adaptogens is astragalus. Astragalus (Astragalus Membranaceus) Astragalus is an adaptogenic […]Read more »
Cleavers (galium aparine). The name (Galium) is derived from gala which is Greek for ‘milk’ (cleavers was used to curdle milk for cheese) and the species name ‘aparine‘ comes from the Greek word apara meaning ‘to seize’. Also known as Bedstraw because it was used to stuff mattresses. Cleavers is a persistent, sticky plant that […]Read more »
Being a Yogi is a commitment to the Self and to living a life that is lived with the essence of health and wellness. Food and lifestyle play a major role in reaching the complete effects of a regular yoga practice, wherein one ceases to be as effective with the absence of another. Experts proclaim […]Read more »
For many years, essential oils have been used to help in relieving pain and inflammation. Studies have shown that many essential oils offer joint and muscle pain-relieving properties while some are even more effective than many pharmaceutical analgesics. There are many benefits associated with using essential oils in relieving pain and inflammation. Some of the […]Read more »
Herbs can be a benefit to an Olympian or the Olympian in us all and peak athletic performance starts with sound nutrition. A diet full of fruits, vegetables, and protein are essential to build and maintain the body. Small, nutrient dense meals both before and after a workout can help maintain energy and facilitate quick […]Read more »
Golden milk seems to be one of life’s great pleasures. The soothing color, spices and creamy texture are truly delicious. I like to use coconut milk to make this drink, but the milk is really just a carrier for the spices. You get to use whatever milk you enjoy best. The spices that go into […]Read more »
An overview of mizuna Mizuna is a Japanese mustard green that is extracted from the species Brassica juncea var. It’s a super green that has a rich, peppery flavor, and this super green is very high in nutrients. The amount of calories is very low in this super green, but there are tons of benefits […]Read more »