Berberine. It sounds like some kind of berry or Burberry knock-off brand, right? It’s actually a type of ammonium salt found in certain trees and shrubs—such as in the California Poppy or Amur Cork tree—and it has been linked to all kinds of health benefits, including heart health, mental health, and more.1 However, berberine is […]
If you’ve ever dug into a warm curry dish at an Indian restaurant, you’ve eaten turmeric.1 Turmeric, also known as turmeric rhizome, is the spice that gives curry its yellow color, and has been used in cooking for thousands of years.2 But it’s more than a vibrantly colored spice – it’s a nutritional powerhouse. In […]
Although you probably buy seedless grapes to eat, the seeds are actually extremely sought after in the beauty and health world. Why? Grape seed extract, commonly referred to as GSE, contains powerful health benefits. This is why it’s been showing up in nutritional supplements, skincare and beauty products. What’s so great about those tiny seeds? […]
November is National Pomegranate Month and there’s a good reason a whole month is dedicated to it! Why? Pomegranates are amazing…and cultures around the globe have known it for thousands of years. That’s the reason major religions think the pomegranate is powerfully symbolic…as the fruit of the gods, a link to the after world, a […]
Don’t let the chilly name fool you – arctic rose is one of the hottest medicinal plants, thanks to its health and beauty superpower. Now, arctic rose isn’t new – it has a long history of medicinal use in various cultures for thousandsof years…but recent studies have put the spotlight squarely on the popular plant […]
Besides a delicious addition in baked goods, curries, and apple ciders, did you know cinnamon has astonishing medicinal properties as well?