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Introducing Ashwagandha

How Ashwagandha Can Help You Improve Your Health.

AshwagandhaAshwagandha is an herb that has been used for thousands of years, but this might be the first you’ve heard of it. Read on to learn more about what this herb is and what it can do for you.

What Is Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha is an herb that is commonly known as Indian ginseng and winter cherry. It is a green, leafy plant that has small white blooms and grows a red fruit. The part of the plant used for herbal medicine is the root and leaves.

This herb has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of year...

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Health Benefits of Basil

basilOriginally, Basil was not the most popular herb in the bunch. Actually, there were some who simply hated it, mainly the ancient people. The name basil means “be fragrant” but still various cultures battled with a love hate relationship over basil. Americans and Romans loved it while Hindus plant it in their homes as a sign of happiness. On the contrary it was the Greeks who despised it most but those from India and Persia were not too fond of it either...

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Health Benefits of Alfalfa

AlfalfaAlfalfa, which is a perennial herb, has a long list of dietary and medicinal uses and research has proven that Alfalfa might lower blood levels of cholesterol and glucose. Many take Alfalfa supplements orally and is has been proven safe except in a small percentage of people where it produces lupus like symptoms. In the seeds and sprouts of Alfalfa, amino acid L-canavanine is present and that is what is thought to cause this reaction. However, this is not present in the leaves of the Alfalfa...

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