MeditationTM, or transcendental meditation is one of the most known relaxation and stress relieving techniques. It  is an approach based on the ideas of Krishna and ancient Indian philosophers, on yoga sutras and traditional oriental religious postulates. TM was widely practiced in the middle of the last century in India and the Far East, and then achieved global popularity due to the influence of famous band the Beatles and their friendship with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the father of so called the Transcendental Meditation technique. Such celebrities as Jane Fonda, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Scienfield and Arnold Schwarzenegger are among the most eager enthusiasts promoting TM and its benefits. Read the rest of this entry »

mullein health benefitsMullein is one of the most known medicinal herbs which is sometimes called flannel plant or velvet plant as it has soft and velvety texture. It has about 200 species and grows throughout Europe, the Middle East and the United States, especially the Western mountain areas. The main season to harvest this bi-annual plant is from June to September. For thousands of years this plant and various herbal remedies with this natural ingredient have been used to treat respiratory problems and to enjoy other health benefits of mullein. It is usually consumed in the form of herbal tea, and other herbal preparations involving mullein are decocts, tinctures, syrups and so on. Read the rest of this entry »

strawberryNowadays, everyone is talking about numerous benefits and therapeutic effects of antioxidants. Many of us are trying to add to our daily diet as many natural foods rich in antioxidants (green tea, chocolate, blueberries, black berries, raisins, kale, spinach, broccoli and so on) as possible. The main effects of antioxidants are centered around reducing oxidative stress, the imbalance in the cells which is linked to various dangerous diseases (cancer or cardiovascular diseases) and aging. Antioxidants can block the activities of free radicals and this way improve body’s defensive properties to prevent aging, especially premature aging. Read the rest of this entry »

sleep deprivationChronic fatigue, constant lack of attention and abilities to focus, irritability, depression, apathy… Those are very well familiar to most of us symptoms of chronic sleep deprivation and other sleep disorders. Unfortunately, most people do not really get the necessary amounts of sleep, though we know that sleeping 7-8 hours is essential for making people feel and perform the best, as well as mental performance. In fact, the scientists are convinced that getting normal amounts of sleep can make our brain younger and assist us substantially in improving our mental activities like problem solving, decision making and others. Read the rest of this entry »

FenugreekFenugreek is a known spice and herbal remedy. This bean-like plant grows throughout southern regions of the planet and plays a role in many Asian cuisines as a great spice for various meals. Since the times of ancient civilizations, seeds and leaves of this medicinal plant have been used for cholesterol lowering, relieving constipation and skin inflammations, combating the symptoms of colds and the flu, controlling diabetes and for menopausal symptoms relief. Apart of that, it is considered one of the best herbal appetite stimulants, and fenugreek seed infusion is recommended as one of the most effective home remedies for insomnia. Read the rest of this entry »

June 19, 2011

Vitamin B3 BenefitsVitamin B3 which is also called niacin and has two other forms (inositol hexanicotinate and niacinamide) is one of the main members of vitamin B complex. It was discovered in the middle of the nineteenth century and since those times has been thoroughly studied. Vitamin B3 is a white crystalline, odorless and water soluble substance, which is considered to be one of the most stable vitamins, resistant to high temperatures, oxidation and so on. In human body, niacin is absorbed from stomach and the intestines, and can be excreted with the urine. However, good amounts of niacin can be stored in all tissues of our body to provide us with valuable proprieties and benefits of vitamin B3. Read the rest of this entry »