Health Key Botanical

natural-health2Many people wonder if they should opt for natural supplements over other vitamins and supplements. One overwhelming plus in favor of natural supplements is that they come from food sources, as their name indicates. Since natural supplements come from food-based sources, your body has a better idea of what to do with them. As a result, you can expect that your body will be able to absorb the nutrition that they contain more readily than it can when you consume supplements that have artificial ingredients.

Artificial ingredients can be found in many supplements that have a “natural” label. Often these products work to pass themselves off as being “natural.” It is necessary to be on the lookout for such labels if you want to get the most out of your supplements and vitamins. Oftentimes vitamins and supplements will add in colorings, preservatives and chemicals.

Organic vitamins are a good example of an expensive supplement that is generally worth the money. Since your health is an investment, spending a little more for an organic vitamin stands out as a wise choice. Organic vitamins are made using organic food sources and, as a result, they should have no chemicals or additives. These types of vitamins are a great choice for those who are health conscious or have many allergies.

Herbal Ingredient Library

Medicago sativa

demo1Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) is used in treating female menstrual concerns, as well as in menopause. Due its antioxidant ability, Alfalfa has been clinically studied to lower cholesterol levels. Alfalfa is known as be hepatoprotective to the liver. Alfalfa can be used improving general body weakness.

Capsicum frutescens

demo2Capsicum Frutescens (Cayenne) applies to treat neuralgias, to aid in relieving pain from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Cayenne is used to treat a wide array of circulatory concerns, to treat digestive concerns such as hypochlorhydria, digestive weakness , abdominal colic and flatulence.

Matricaria recutita

demo3Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) uses to treat digestive conditions, and also to alleviate painful menses. Chamomile is used to alleviate various gastrointestinal conditions particularly in indigestion, bloating, colic and gas. Additionally, it has been used to treat muscle pain and menstrual pain.

Vitex agnus-castus

demo4Vitex Agnus-Castus (Chaste tree) is an important herb for female hormone regulation as it assists with balancing the female sex hormones of progesterone and estrogen in the ovaries, in a wide gynecological and menstrual cycle issues, including premenstrual syndrome, abnormal uterine bleeding disorders and mastodynia.

Trametes versicolor

demo5Trametes Versicolour (Coriolus) was used in chinese medicine for increasing the vitality of those experiencing chronic diseases. Coriolus has a potent immune protector and antiviral activity, and is used to strengthen the immune system, in cases of hypertension, diabetes and rheumatic conditions.

Curcuma longa

demo6Curcuma Longa (Curcumin) was used in Chinese herbal and Ayurvedic Medicine. Curcumin has been studied for treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, eczema, psoriasis and fungal infections. Curcumin is used as a preventative measure for those at risk of developing heart attacks and stroke.

Juniperus communis

demo7Juniperus Communis (Juniper) is clinically used for urinary tract conditions, such as in dysuria, cystitis, urethritis and fluid retention. It is also known to ease digestive conditions such as colic and in various stomach ailments. Juniper uses to stimulate menstruation and increase menstrual flow.

Taraxacum officinale

demo8Taraxacum officinale used chinese medicine to nourish the liver and relieve toxicity is a potent diuretic, for detoxification and intestinal cleansing. The leaf and root of the dandelion are good in preventing gallstones and to help dissolve formed gallstones and to assist in removing excess toxins from urine.

Foeniculum Vulgare

demo9Taraxacum officinale used chinese medicine to nourish the liver and relieve toxicity is a potent diuretic, for detoxification and intestinal cleansing. The leaf and root of the dandelion are good in preventing gallstones and to help dissolve formed gallstones and to assist in removing excess toxins from urine.

Trigonella foenum-graceum

demo10Trigonella Foenum-Graceum (Fenugreek) can be used in the treatment of gastric ulcers and gastritis due its soothing properties. Fenugreek has been widely studied for its ability to induce breast-milk production in difficult lactation. It is also known to decrease elevated cholesterol levels and aid in diabetes.

Folic Acid

demo11Folic acid (Vitamin B9) is extremely important for proper growth and development of the human body. It’s important for women before and after becoming pregnant, since the development of the child depends on this vitamin. It is especially important in aiding rapid cell division and growth, such as in infancy and pregnancy.

Urtica Dioica

demo12Stinging Nettle (Nettle) has a long history of use. The plant assists with in benign prostatic hypertrophy, by relieving urination difficulty and with removing excess urine waste products. Nettle is an excellent herb to be used in heavy menstrual cycles. The leaves can be used to improve breast milk flow and improve anemia.

Glycyrrhiza glabra

demo13Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) is used to aid in treating eye diseases, throat infections, peptic ulcers, constipation and arthritis. Licorice root is known for relieving various gastrointestinal concerns and is used to treat adrenal depletion, in female gynecological concerns such as cystitis. It has been used in Ayurveda for rejuvenation.

Lobelia Inflata

demo14Lobelia Inflata (Lobelia) is a potent respiratory stimulant and antispasmodic, it is primary used in bronchial asthma and bronchitis. It has been used to help stop smoking due to its chemical constituent of similar make-up to nicotine, and can be used as a gargle for sore throats and mouth ulcers.

Althea Officinalis

demo15Althea Officinalis is used to relieve and soothe inflamed mucous membranes, to treat mouth inflammation, for alleviating constipation, peptic ulcers, gastritis, excess gastric acid secretion, irritable bowel syndrome and colitis. Marshmallow is used as a diuretic with kidney cleansing and in traditional herbal medicine.

Filipendula ulmaria

demo16Filipendula Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) is used to reduce inflammation and relieve pain in joint pain and arthritic conditions. Meadowsweet is used to assist in in peptic ulcers, gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is also used in children experiencing diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome.

Oregon grape

demo17Oregon grape extract has been found to be successful supporting and balancing the skin and has blood cleansing effects and has been shown to help for skin disorders and digestive balance. The phytochemicals present in Oregon grape extract have natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Passionflower

demo18Passion Flower has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, diuretic, hypotensive, disinfectant, and expectorant properties. Passion Flower calming effects are from the herb’s ability to increase levels of the chemical gamma aminobutyric acid in the brain, for treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.

Saw Palmetto Plant

demo20Saw Palmetto is used fruit for treatment of urinary and genital disorders. Essential fatty acids and phytosterols contained in saw palmetto are lauric acid, palmitic acid, oleic acid. It is used to treat inflammation of the bladder and for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. The fruit increases sex drive in men and sperm production.

Rosmarinus officinalis

demo19Rosmarinus officinalis is used for aiding in blood circulation to the head and for improving memory and concentration, to ease headaches and migraines. Rosmarinus raises low blood pressure and strengthens blood capillaries, and is used in the prevention of various cardiovascular diseases.

Ganoderma lucidum

44Ganoderma (Red Reishi) is a herbal mushroom used for boosting the immune system, viral infections, swine and avian flu (lung conditions including asthma and bronchitis), heart disease and contributing conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, kidney disease and liver disease.

Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi

demo21Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Uva Ursi) is a strong urinary antiseptic and used to treat kidney and bladder infections, particularly in interstitial cystitis, pyelonephritis, urinary tract infections and for urethritis. The herb has an ability to soothe irritated urinary tissue and membranes, as well as its antibacterial effect.