START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

tag: herbal medicine

The Gingerbread Spice that Helps Treat and Prevent Diabetes

Who doesn’t love the gingerbread cookies found at so many holiday gatherings this season? But gingerbread cookies and houses aren’t the only reasons to love this delicious spice. New research found th…

11 comments

10 Strategies for Better Digestion

We all want our cake and to eat it too -- especially during the holiday season.  While all the holiday fare may taste great at the moment it often leads to digestive aftermath in the form of indigesti…

304 comments

Natural Remedy as Effective as Allergy Medication

Spring has sprung and with the warm weather comes bountiful buds and blooms on the plants that surround us.  Spring also brings plant allergens that can disrupt our enjoyment of nature's rebirth.  For…

191 comments

5 Holiday Healing Teas

Enjoy a cup of warming and healing herbal tea during the holidays.  Not only do they taste great, they impart incredible health benefits, too.  Here are five of my favorites: Gingerbread—New resear…

219 comments

16 Ways to Breathe Easier

The colder weather can aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions.  To make matters worse people spend more time indoors in their homes and office, which tend to have poor air quality.  To help…

153 comments

Herbal Supplements: Are You Getting What You Pay For?

A controversial new study published in the journal BMC Medicine found that one-third of 44 herbal supplements tested showed no detectable amounts of the plant advertised on the bottle. The researchers…

530 comments

7 Natural Lung-Healing Remedies

From the bountiful harvests to the changing colors of trees around us, autumn is a beautiful time of year.  For people suffering from fall allergies, asthma, or other breathing concerns, it is often a…

150 comments

5 Remedies that Minimize the Effects of Environmental Pollution

Over 80,000 synthetic chemicals are currently in use in industry, and they find their way into our air, water, food, cleaning products, personal care products, cosmetics, and other substances we regul…

171 comments

Honeybush Tea Stops Fat Accumulation

Exciting new research published in the journal Phytomedicine found that honeybush tea (both fermented and non-fermented varieties) inhibits fat accumulation in cellular and animal models of obesity. I…

119 comments

Ginger is Better than Drugs for Pain, says Study

A new study published in the journal Arthritis compared ginger extract to the common drugs betamethasone (cortisone) and ibuprofen for the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Whil…

325 comments

meet our writers

Kara Foran

Kara is an editor for Care2's Healthy Living. She's happiest when engaging with creative, bright and loving people--whether they are the stranger on... more

people are talking

It's always the thoughts behind that counts if a gift is wonderful

Rather than take capsules, I'd rather consume the real thing. How much ginger root/ground spice woul…

What a beautiful, sweet and patient kitty. Thanks for sharing.

I was born in November, and am "happiest" relatively during Autumn. Or more accurately, I can feel t…

A very good post. Thank you.