Benefits of Reishi Mushroom: Herbal Profile

Mushrooms are one food I have never tried to eat. My mom once tried to stealthily serve me spaghetti with pureed mushrooms in the sauce, but from the first bite, I knew something wasn’t right! Since learning about the health benefits of reishi mushrooms, though, I’ve discovered that mushrooms are far more desirable than I …

Horse Chestnuts: Natural Relief for Varicose Veins

No one wakes up one morning and says, “Hey, I think in another ten years, I’d like to have lots of bulging varicose veins!” It’s one of those things that creeps up on us, sometimes during pregnancy, sometimes not until later in life. Yet this doesn’t have to be an inevitable development because the beautiful …

Herbal Profile: Ginkgo

Have you ever seen a ginkgo tree? They have the loveliest fan-shaped leaves that seem to wave in the breeze. The leaves from this amazing tree have been used medicinally in China for over 3,500 years! In recent years, ginkgo has become popular as an aid to memory and concentration, and research confirms its use …

Hawthorn for Heart Health

Heart health is a primary concern for many Americans today. With heart disease being the number one killer and our typical diet not doing much to change that fact, the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular disease is worrisome to many people. The ripe berries of the hawthorn tree have …