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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cordyceps can increase oxygen supply and blood flow

Did you know that there is a mushroom that can support heart, kidney, immune system and liver function? Were you aware that this same mushroom is also able to increase energy, stamina and endurance, all while being a powerful antioxidant and aphrodisiac that can increase sex drive and help impotence? In addition, the powerful fungus can increase oxygen supply and blood flow throughout the body. The special, medicinal mushroom is called cordyceps sinensis and has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries.

Cordyceps – also known as the Chinese caterpillar fungus –can be found in health food stores, Chinese specialty stores, and at online retailers. While cordyceps are now produced in Western countries as well, the most potent cordyceps are thought to come from the Tibetan regions. The mushroom can be found in its wild state (sometimes still attached to the caterpillar), or bought in the supplemental forms of extract, tincture and capsule.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Burdock: A Weed For Health

Burdock is a common weed found all over Europe, North America and Asia. You may know it as burr, or simply know it for its prickly burrs which get stuck on everything it comes in contact with. While the weed may be common and even annoying at times, the roots of burdock are well known for their many healing properties, such as their phytochemicals that ward off fungi and bacteria.

Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners have used burdock for centuries as a diuretic and decongestant, while western herbalists use it frequently to eliminate toxins in various organs of the body. Studies have shown that burdock can help treat cancer, slow tumor growth and reduce blood sugar levels.

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