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2 Herbs for Healthy Hearts and Circulation: Garlic

Garlic is a delicious and pungent culinary herb, used throughout the world! It is renowned for its strong aroma and flavor. Besides being an important component of American and European cooking, garlic is also commonly used in the cuisines of the Middle East, Asia, northern Africa, and parts of South and Central America. Its use […]

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Herbs for adrenal support: Rhodiola Rosea

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Rhodiola rosea is a popular plant indigenous to Eastern Europe and Asia. The ancient Greeks used the herb medicinally as far back as 100 A.D. Named for the rose-like odor of the rootstock when newly cut, Rhodiola rosea has been used for centuries in China to prolong […]

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2 Herbs for adrenal support: Gotu Kola

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Gotu kola (Centella asiatica), also called centella, has been used since prehistoric times in India. It has been used both internally and externally, based on its ability to heal wounds and treat skin conditions such as eczema, varicose ulcers, and leprosy. In the 1880s, gotu kola was […]

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Herbs which help to promote progesterone production or balance estrogen and progesterone: Dandelion Root

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women To maintain a balance of estrogen and progesterone and prevent symptoms of PMS or premenopause, it is important to support the liver in its function of breaking down and excreting hormones. The liver must produce sufficient bile, which then passes through the gallbladder and into the intestine. […]

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Herbs which help to promote progesterone production or balance estrogen and progesterone: Chaste Tree Berry

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Chaste tree berry also inhibits the release of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). FSH is needed to stimulate estrogen production during the first half of the menstrual cycle. The end result is to promote the estrogen-to-progesterone ratio in favor of progesterone. Consequently, chaste tree berry can help normalize the […]

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Herbs which help to promote progesterone production or balance estrogen and progesterone: Maca

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Maca—referred to as either Lepidium peruvianum or Lepidium meyenii—is one of the most traditionally used and valued Peruvian herbs, due in large part to its rich nutrient concentration. This malty, butterscotch-flavored root contains a number of minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, plant sterols, amino acids, and alkaloids, among […]

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General endocrine gland, energy support and anti-aging: Licorice Root

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Licorice has been enjoyed over the centuries as a candy, but it is also an herb with medicinal properties, featured in the great recorded herbals for 4000 years. Respected by the ancient Egyptians, licorice was among the treasured items archaeologists discovered (in great quantities) when they opened […]

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