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Botanicals, Immune Support

The Antiviral and Anti-Inflammatory Potential of Quercetin

The value of quercetin for respiratory health beyond allergies Quercetin is another well-known member of the polyphenol family. Considered a flavonoid type of polyphenol, quercetin is found in many fruits and vegetables, including onions, apples, cherries, broccoli, tomatoes, and berries, as well as green tea. We look to quercetin most often seasonally as a…

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Botanicals, Immune Support, Kids Health

The Berrylicious Benefits of Black Elderberry

Pleasant-tasting purple berries provide powerful immune protection Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra), much like echinacea, takes its place in our botanical medicinal cabinet seasonally when the seasonal colds and flu are at large. Because of elderberry’s naturally appealing taste, it is a botanical that we commonly find as a pleasant tasting syrup or chewable. But…

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Botanicals, Healthy Aging, Stress and Relaxation

Pine Bark for Blood Vessels Big and Small, Part 1 of 2

A natural solution for high blood pressure, hemorrhoids, and varicose veins At first glance, the ailments of high blood pressure, hemorrhoids, and varicose veins seem to have little in common. As any holistically trained healthcare provider knows, however, these conditions all share one common cause: poor vascular health. Also known as the circulatory system,…

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Botanicals

Natural Support for the Fight Against Infections

Andrographis, cat’s claw, humic acid, and monolaurin In 2020 we became all too aware of how infectious disease seriously threatens the health of people worldwide. Fortunately, there is ongoing investigation of nutrients, herbs, and other natural substances that may help fight common injurious microbes, especially when conventional medicine fails to deliver.[1] In today’s post…

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