Analgesics

Cayenne / Capsicum: Anti-Inflammatory, Weight Loss & Digestive Aid!

Cayenne is a spice that is also known as capsicum, hot pepper, red pepper, chili and chili pepper. It is derived from the cayenne shrub, a perennial plant native to Central America. Cayenne is often an ingredient of foods prepared in Latin America and the southwestern United States. Cayenne is rich in nutrients and phytochemicals. The active ingredient is a compound known as capsaicin. Capsaicin works by reducing the amount of a...

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SAMe Treats Both Depression and Arthritis

SAMe is an interesting supplement. Feeling “the blues” but not interested in taking Prozac? You might wonder about an alternative approach to depression and whether over-the-counter remedies can work on your moods. SAMe is a natural substance produced in the body (S-Adenosyl Methionine) when the amino acid L-methionine is combined with ATP. SAMe is most concentrated in the brain and liver, and occurs naturally in all human...

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Oil Of Oregano: Information And Benefits

Oil of oregano is made by pressing the leaves of the herb oregano to extract the oil from it. Oregano is a highly aromatic member of the mint family. It is, of course, a staple of Mediterranean cooking, though the common spice found on most kitchen shelves is usually not the pure Mediterranean oregano that can be used therapeutically. Pure oregano is a very potent spice that was used medicinally in ancient Greece. When properly...

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Feverfew: Benefits, Information and Side Effects

Feverfew is a perennial plant that is native to southeastern Europe and is now grown throughout Europe, North America and Australia. The flower of the feverfew plant (Tanacetum parthenium) is bright yellow with white blossoms that give off a powerful aroma. It was believed that these aromatic flowers could purify the air and ward off diseases. The leaves of the feverfew plant are used therapeutically to treat a range of ailments. As...

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