Herbs & Superfoods

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Is Mucuna Pruriens Better Than Medication?

Mucuna pruriens is like no other plant. This legume—also known by the names velvet bean, cowitch, cowage, agbara and karara—boasts of multiple health benefits. Unsurprisingly, it is sought to make different kinds of dietary supplement. Plant Overview Mucuna pruriens is an annual …
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Gynostemma

You may have heard of the wonder herb that is ginseng, but have you heard of the “southern ginseng?” This is another miracle herb with many medicinal uses, and it is known more formally as gynostemma (and scientifically as Gynostemma pentaphyllum). Despite …
Fulvic Acid

Fulvic Acid

Have you heard of fulvic acid before? If not, then you really don’t know what you are missing. This naturally occurring acid has taken the health world by storm. It is a substance that can be found in the dirt under our …
Benefits of Ashitaba

Ashitaba

Ashitaba has been around as a plant-based medicine in Japan going back through known history. In this article, I want to share some of the top benefits of ashitaba that are going to cause this plant to make waves in the alternative …
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The Shilajit Fulvic Acid Myth

Shilajit is often sold in the West, with “high” standardized levels of fulvic acid as an active ingredient. Fulvic acid has benefits but was never the active ingredient or a relevant marker compound in shilajit or any regional variations thereof. The fact …
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Is Jiaogulan the Next Ginseng?

From the far-distant corners of the Guizhou Providence in China hails a plant that locals claim is so health-promoting, that they’ve named it “the herb of immortality.” Growing abundantly in this southwestern, mountainous region, the unassuming little plant called “jiaogulan” means “twisting-vine …
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Benefits of Shilajit A Complete Guide

Genuine Shilajit resin was traditionally used in Ayurvedic and Siberian shamanic medicine almost as a panacea. Since 1960s the modern day medical and pharmaceutical science was looking into the substance known as Shilajit (alternatively known as Mumijo, Shilajeet, mineral pitch, etc.). Even …

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