8 Reasons to Start Drinking Guayusa Tea

8 Reasons to Start Drinking Guayusa Tea

Like a lot of travelers, I spent my time in Quito drinking yerba mate from a gourd.  But then I headed to the highlands in Ecuador to stay with a local Kichwa (Quechua) family.  I was in a for a pleasant surprise when they started brewing tea that I later found out was guayusa.  Since then, I’ve become an avid guayusa tea convert – for the health benefits as well as these other reasons.

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Asclepias Tuberosa (Pleurisy Root): Why This Plant Should Be in Your First Aid Kit

Asclepias Tuberosa (Pleurisy Root): Why This Plant Should Be in Your First Aid Kit

Long before Asclepias tuberosa became a popular garden plant, it was used as a medicinal plant.  It is especially known for treating lung issues like coughs, flu, pneumonia and asthma. Considering how important lung health is today, Asclepias tuberosa is a potent natural remedy you should consider adding to your first aid kit. Read more

Best Acerola Cherry Powders and Extracts

Best Acerola Cherry Powders and Extracts

While living in Central America, I ate a lot of fresh acerola cherry and particularly loved making sorbet from it.  Now that I’m back in the States, I take acerola cherry powder when I need an immune boost.  An unfortunate problem with acerola cherry though is that its nutrients break down quickly.  If you want to get the health benefits of acerola cherry, it’s important that you choose the right product. Read more