Best Organic Horsetail Supplements

Best Organic Horsetail Supplements

Horsetail is one of my favorite supplements.  As one of the world’s best sources of silica, it makes my hair and skin look great. Because it builds collagen, horsetail supplements can help prevent wrinkles and signs of aging.  And, even though I can’t see this benefit, horsetail also helps my bones get stronger and reduces the likelihood that I’ll get osteoporosis later in life. Read more

Best Mullein Extract (Plus Tips for Getting the Most Out of It)

Best Mullein Extract (Plus Tips for Getting the Most Out of It)

A common weed, mullein has been used for centuries as a natural remedy.  Today, mullein is one of the most well-researched medicinal plants with proven health benefits.  It contains numerous saponins, flavonoids, glycosides and other compounds.  These compounds are what make mullein so powerful in treating earaches, coughs, ulcers, and inflammatory conditions. Read more

Tinctures vs. Extracts, Powders and Dried Herbs: What Is the Best Way to Take Herbal Remedies?

Tinctures vs. Extracts, Powders and Dried Herbs: What Is the Best Way to Take Herbal Remedies?

When looking for herbal remedies, you will often find many different formulations of the same plant.  The most common ones are tinctures, glycerin extracts, dried whole herbs, powdered extracts and standardized extracts.  For health benefits, tinctures are usually best.  However, each formulation has its own pros/cons which might make it a better option for you. Read more