I recently gave myself a challenge: to walk around my neighborhood looking at people’s gardens and see which plants have health benefits. This is what initially led me to Ophiopogon (aka mondo grass). Even though it is native to Asia, mondo grass is grown throughout the world. The humble plant has many surprising health uses, including suppressing cough, reducing inflammation and boosting immunity. Read more
Borage: The GLA Superfood which Transforms Your Skin
Borage is quickly becoming one of my favorite plants. Not only is it beautiful, easy to grow, and tastes good, but it also has a slew of health benefits – especially for the skin. These skin benefits are why borage seed oil is becoming popular and found in many beauty products.
9 Amla Benefits Everyone Should Know About
I first came across amla – also known as Indian gooseberry or amalaki – when a friend brought back some amla pickles from India. The amla berries were tart, fibrous, and surprisingly tasty. It was only later that I learned about the many amla benefits for health.
7 Surprising Ways You Can Use Turmeric to Improve Your Health
By now, you’ve probably heard about all of the health benefits of turmeric – like how it reduces inflammation, improves brain function, and is a potent antioxidant. The problem is this: how are you supposed to actually USE turmeric in your everyday life?