Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: 13 Reasons You Need A Bottle In Your Home

Ylang Ylang is the common name for the tree Cananga odorata, also known as the “flower of flowers,” something that’s been celebrated throughout history. It’s native to the rainforest regions of the Philippines and Indonesia and has been highly sought after for centuries because of its ability to thicken hair and heal the skin. In Indonesia, newly married couples spread ylang ylang petals across the… [read more]

6 Health & Beauty Benefits Of The Kokum Plant

Image Credit: Ramnath Bhat @ Flickr The Garcinia indica plant, commonly known as kokum, is a tree native to the Western Ghats region of India. It produces the highly prized kokum fruits, which are bright red in color and about the size of a small plum. Kokum is part of the mangosteen family, a juicy fruit with a mildly sweet fleshy peel and an acidic pulpy… [read more]

7 Reasons To Floss That Go Way Beyond Dental Health

Dental floss was first invented in the early 1800s by Levi Spear Parmly, a dentist from New Orleans who believed that, by dislodging matter caught between the gums, we could prevent the real source of oral diseases. Although flossing as part of daily dental care didn’t take hold until the 1950s, nowadays flossing once per day is pretty much universally recommended by dentists everywhere to… [read more]

8 Science Backed Home Remedies For Stomach Ulcers

Peptic ulcers are small open sores that develop in the lining of the stomach or small intestine. Known as gastric ulcers and duodenal ulcers respectively, this condition affects more than 6 million Americans each year. The most common symptoms of an ulcer span burning pain in the stomach, heartburn, nausea, and a feeling of fullness or bloating. Less common signs include faintness, changes in appetite,… [read more]

6 Reasons To Make Banana Peel Tea & How To Do It

What do you do with your banana peels? After reading this article, you’ll definitely want to try and make your own banana peel tea.  Up until now, you’ve most likely been tossing them into your trash or your compost pile, but doing that means you’re actually throwing away a ton of health benefits you could be taking advantage of. In some other countries, like India,… [read more]

Soil Based Probiotics & 3 Reasons You Should Start Taking Them

You’ve likely at least heard about probiotics, those microorganisms that are considered “good” bacteria which play an important role when it comes to health and wellness. Countless studies have shown the proper balance of gut bacteria is likely to be a key part of enjoying a long, healthy life, including 2014 research published in Cell. What we put into our gut is essential for wellness,… [read more]

16 Healthy, Wholesome & Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Further eroding the trust between consumer and corporation, a new report by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has found detectable levels of lead in baby foods. Published in June 2017, the EDF analyzed 11 years of data from the FDA and discovered that 20% of 2,164 baby food samples contained lead. Grapes, apples, pears, sweet potatoes, carrots, arrowroot cookies, and teething biscuits were among the… [read more]

9 Science Backed Benefits Of Dong Quai

Growing at high altitudes in the cold and damp mountain ranges of China, Korea, and Japan, Angelica sinensis has been used as herbal medicine for a millennium. Commonly known as dong quai or female ginseng, it is a handsome perennial plant that features purplish stems with branched clusters of small, white, fragrant flowers. Beneath the soil line, dong quai produces thick, gnarled, yellowish roots that… [read more]

6 Natural Remedies For Menopause Symptoms That Really Work

Menopause is a natural change in a woman’s reproductive cycle, marked by the end of menstruation and fertility. It tends to take place between the ages of 49 and 52 and is defined by medical professionals as having occurred when a woman has not experienced a period in one full year. This transition is a normal part of aging. Women are born with a finite… [read more]

20 Wholesome & Healthy Soup Recipes

From the Germanic word “sop” which means to dunk, soup is arguably one of the oldest prepared foods. There is evidence that humans have been slurping on soup since 20,000 BC, when the discovery of waterproof clay containers allowed liquids to be heated over hot rocks. It’s easy to see why humanity’s love affair with soup has lasted over 200 centuries… Soup is nutrient dense… [read more]