Herb Spotlight: Sichuan Lovage


Sichuan lovage is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs in Chinese Herbal Medicine. It’s a perennial herb related to parsley and one that has been used historically as much as an everyday food as it has been as a medicine. As a food it can be chopped up and added to soups, stews or other creative preparations. Although different types of lovage grow around the world, Sichuan lovage is sp...

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Think of tea and health benefits and almost everyone’s mind goes to green tea. Research shows that compounds in green tea are beneficial for health. However, research also shows several health benefits of white tea. White tea has a long history in China but only in the last few decades has it become known in the West. History of White Tea The history of tea begins thousand...

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For years, if you started to feel ill, the recommendation was always to take vitamin C. Today, maybe it’s echinacea or a host of other alternatives. Yet, isn’t that odd in a world of modern medical drugs and science? For high cholesterol or atherosclerosis, modern medicine has statins. For diabetes, drugs like metformin can lower blood sugar. The list of conditions and drug solutions could...

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A unique and practical perspective on health makes the more than 3,000-year-old practice of herbal medicine the best hope for health and healthcare today. The practice developed at a time when disease or chronic illness was likely a death sentence. This forced herbal medicine to be best positioned to promote disease prevention and gaining insight into the very nature of health. One insight pres...

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Herbal medicine has enjoyed a boost in popularity in recent years. As more and more mainstream hospitals and medical centers embrace integrative medicine and its use of herbal medicines, word spreads and awareness grows. This is good and bad; and it’s the reason the mechanism of action of herbal medicine is so important. It’s good for the immense benefits herbal medicines can provide withou...

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Flowers don’t seem to get as much attention as roots, leaves and stems in discussions of herbal medicine. It’s time for that to change. The flowers of many plants and herbs offer amazing health benefits. And many are tasty too. Add them to a meal for a touch of simple natural beauty and delightful flavor. Here are several popular favorites… Calendula, aka Marigold Y...

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