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Inulin from Dandelion – How it Works

Inulin is a starchy, soluble dietary fiber found in many fruits and vegetables. It is a chain of carbohydrates (called an oligosaccharide) made by over 36,000 plants in order to store complex sugar and help them deal with adverse weather…

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Geranial from Lemon Balm – How it Works

Geranial is one of the primary chemical components of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis). It is one of the many volatile oils that give lemon balm its delightful scent. Geranial has a smell that reminds the herbalist of lemongrass. Geranial is…

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Nettle – The Sum of Its Parts

Nettle is commonly harvested for its leaves in the spring but advanced herbalists know it as a harvestable herb well into autumn. Nettle has medicinal value in the seeds and in the roots. Their use is not often mentioned in…

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How It Works – Gingerol from Ginger

Ginger is an amazing healer. It is used around the world to treat indigestion, motion sickness and arthritis pain. One of the primary constituents is gingerol which is a flavonol. Flavonols are high in anti-oxidants and many are noted for their strong antibiotic qualities.
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