Traditional Medicinal Herbs - Page 2 of 7

Moomiyo (Mumie) Review: The “Russian Black Anabolic”

Moomiyo is the Russian version of Indian Shilajit (reviewed here). Known also as “Russian Black Anabolic,” moomiyo (or “mumie” as it is sometimes called) has been used for years in Russia to enhance athletic and physical performance. Moomiyo is said to help build muscle mass and strength and to shorten recovery time after strenuous exercise. It has been used as a performance enhancer for athletes, military...

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Maca Root / Herb and its Benefits

Maca is a South American cruciferous vegetable that has the distinction of being the plant that can grow in the highest elevation in the world, more than 15,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains. Maca is a remarkable plant due to its ability to thrive at this altitude, which is nearly a mile higher than non-pressurized airplanes are allowed to fly! Natives in Peru have used maca, also known as Peruvian ginseng, for thousands...

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Valerian Root: Benefits and Side Effects Of This Natural Sleep Aid!

What is Valerian Root? Valerian is a perennial plant that has been used as an herbal remedy since the time of the Ancient Greeks, who used it to treat digestive problems. The herb grows in damp areas throughout the Americas, Europe and northern Asia. Valerian root has been used for centuries to treat nervous system disorders, and it is commonly used as a sleep aid as well. Valerian root extracts contain a number of biologically active...

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Licorice Root & Side Effects: A Potent, Natural Remedy!

Licorice Root is one of the most popular herbal remedies in the world. In fact, only ginger is used more often. In traditional Chinese medicine, licorice is used to treat stress by boosting adrenal gland function. It is also used for hypoglycemia. Licorice root can also help people with chronic fatigue syndrome, most of whom have abnormally low blood pressure due to adrenal gland insufficiency. Licorice enables the adrenal glands to...

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Horse Chestnut: Benefits and Side Effects

The sturdy horse chestnut tree produces a shiny brown nut that has been used medicinally to treat inflammation and other ailments. The horse chestnut tree is unique, with sturdy erect trunks, ribbed boughs and thick buds. It gets its name from marks found on its branches that resemble horseshoes. Horse chestnut trees originated in northern India and Greece but are now cultivated throughout Europe. A variety of the tree is known as...

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Horny Goat Weed Review: Information and Side Effects!

Horny goat weed is the common name given to a number of closely-related herbs in the genus Epimedium. The name is derived from the observation of a Chinese goat herder, who noticed his goats would engage in intense sexual activity after eating certain plants. Also known as “Yin Yang Huo,” horny goat weed is traditionally used as an aphrodisiac, as well as a treatment for fatigue, lower back pain, menstrual irregularities...

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