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Posted on April 22, 2017

OVERVIEW Angelica Keiskei Koizumi or Ashitaba has been around as a plant-based medicine in Japan going back through known history. It’s also known as “tomorrow’s leaf” because it’s known to regenerate its leaves within 24 hours of harvest. This plant naturally grows along the humid coastal line of southern Japan. It has been used medicinally… Read More

Surprising Uses of Activated Charcoal

Posted on February 6, 2017

My first experience with activated charcoal happened about a year ago when I came down with a nasty bout of food poisoning. Instead of seeing a doctor or taking medicine, I took a friend’s advice and tried activated charcoal.   Charcoal only becomes “activated” when oxygen is added to it, increasing the charcoal’s porosity and surface… Read More

Virgin Coconut Oil Head to Toe

Posted on January 18, 2017

I’m going to keep this as short as possible as to how I use virgin coconut oil for myself and for my family. HEAD I use it as a form of hot oil treatment for my hair. While I’m watching television, I massage my head with virgin coconut oil and work my way to the… Read More

Virgin Coconut Oil

Posted on October 23, 2016

OVERVIEW There are over 1,500 studies proving coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Coconut oil benefits and uses go beyond what most people realize.  Research has finally uncovered the secrets to this amazing fruit; namely healthy fats called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), these unique fats include: Caprylic acid Lauric… Read More


Posted on October 23, 2016

OVERVIEW Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.  Recently, science has started to back up what the Indians have known for a long time that it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties. These compounds are… Read More

Tongkat Ali

Posted on October 23, 2016

OVERVIEW Known also as “pasak bumi” (Scientific name ‘Eurycoma longifolia’), tongkat ali is a flowering plant that is native to Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Tongkat Ali is a treelet that takes about 20 years to mature and grows up to 15 meters in height.  Folkloric uses of Tongkat… Read More


Posted on October 23, 2016

OVERVIEW Though not technically an herb (actually a cyanobacteria), it has its fair share of health promoting properties being rich in Chlorophyll, and like plants, gets its energy from the sun.  It is incredibly high in protein and a good source of antioxidants, B-vitamins and other nutrients. When harvested correctly from non-contaminated ponds and bodies… Read More


Posted on October 23, 2016

OVERVIEW THE HERB FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.  Rauwolfia serpentina or Rauvolfia serpentina, or ‘ Indian snakeroot’ is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae; known as “sinta” in the Philippines and “sarpagandha” in India. Known as the ‘king of bitter plants’, it is native to South and East Asia.  It is a unique… Read More


Posted on October 23, 2016

OVERVIEW Sambong, also known as ‘Blumea balsamifera’, ‘Lakad-bulan’, ‘Blumea campho’r, ‘Dalapo’t  and many more name,s grows all over in the tropics of Asia and in the Phillipines where sambong is well known as a powerful healing agent. Sambong has been used effectively in Asia for treating all kinds of health challenges for hundreds of years…. Read More


Posted on October 23, 2016

OVERVIEW Mangosteen fruit scientifically known as Garcinia mangostana is a tropical evergreen tree, believed to have originated in Indonesia and is widely available in several South East Asian regions like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam and also in some regions of Africa. The purple Mangosteen, also known as ‘Mangustan‘ in Hindi, ‘Ivarumamidi‘ in Telugu, ‘Kaattampi‘… Read More


Posted on October 23, 2016

OVERVIEW Scienfically called “Moringa Oleifera”, it is known as  “Malunggáy” in the Philippines, “Sajina” in India; “Drumstick Tree”, “Horse Radish Tree,  or “Ben Oil Tree” in English; and “La mu” in Chinese. Malunggay, native to India, was introduced to the Philippines to fight malnutrition in children.   It is a popular plant known for its nutritional… Read More


Posted on October 23, 2016

OVERVIEW Lemongrass, also called fever grass, is indigenous to many Asian countries. As the name implies, lemongrass smells like lemon, but it tastes milder and sweeter. This herb is used in various Asian cuisines as a flavoring agent. Nutritionally, lemongrass is a good source of vitamins A and C, folate, folic acid, magnesium, zinc, copper,… Read More


Posted on October 23, 2016

OVERVIEW Lagundi, also known as Negundo Chaste Tree, Five-Leaved Chaste Tree, Indian Privet, Horseshoe Vitex, Lenggundi, Nirgundi, Sindvar, Dabtan, Dangla, Khemao, etc., is a large shrub recognized for its wide variety of health benefits. The scientific name of this plant is Vitex negundo.  It has been used as a traditional herbal medicine for centuries. The… Read More


Posted on October 23, 2016

OVERVIEW Guyabano is a fruit that comes from the Graviola tree.  Guyabano can be found in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela. Guyabano or Soursop is also native to sub-Saharan African countries. Guyabano or Soursop is adaptable to tropical climates and is currently cultivated for its fruit in most Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia,… Read More


Posted on October 23, 2016

OVERVIEW Garlic (Allium sativum), a herb used widely as a flavoring in cooking, has also been used as medicine throughout ancient and modern history to prevent and treat a wide range of conditions and diseases.  Garlic belongs to the onion genus Allium, and is closely related to the onion, rakkyo, chive, leek, and shallot. It… Read More

Activated Charcoal

Posted on October 23, 2016

OVERVIEW Activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so the body doesn’t reabsorb them. It’s made from a variety of sources, but when used for natural healing, it’s important to select activated charcoal made from coconut shells or other natural… Read More


Posted on October 23, 2016

OVERVIEW A highly nutritious fruit of an evergreen tree found across Singapore and Malaysia, bignay is well known for its health benefits. This gooseberry-sized, reddish-hued fruit is also known as the Queensland cherry. The fruit as well as its leaves render various health benefits.  Bignay tea, made from the bark of this tree, is an… Read More


Posted on October 23, 2016

OVERVIEW Banaba is a species of the crepe myrtle tree native to the Philippines and Southeast Asia.  The blood sugar regulating properties of corosolic acid, the active ingredient in banaba leaf, have been demonstrated in cell culture, animal, and human studies to stimulate glucose uptake. In fact, some studies have shown that it can help… Read More


Posted on October 22, 2016

OVERVIEW As the name implies, this vegetable is a melon that is bitter. There are two varieties of this vegetable: One grows to about 20 cm long, is oblong and pale green in color. The other is the smaller variety, less than 10 cm long, oval and has a darker green color.  Both varieties have… Read More

Top 20 Herbal Teas

Posted on October 22, 2016

1. Lemongrass Tea – Due to the presence of a component called “citral” it helps to digest our food therefore it is often served after dinner. Cancer patients in Israel are encouraged by their doctors to drink fresh lemongrass tea on the days they go in for radiation or chemotherapy treatments to help the healing… Read More

The Natural Alternative to the Flu Shot

Posted on September 21, 2016

Many medical professionals and organizations heavily promote getting a flu shot. Vaccinations are a controversial topic. For those in the natural health and medicine fields, it is counter intuitive to inject the body with foreign contaminants and known harmful toxins in an attempt to trick the immune system into doing its job. It goes against… Read More

Coconut and Diabetes

Posted on September 16, 2016

Coconut Oil and Diabetes Diabetes is becoming widespread with rising sugar consumption and obesity. Coconut’s unique properties go a long way in helping maintain health in people with diabetes. Besides lowering blood sugars, in some cases, coconut has completely reversed symptoms of type 2 diabetes with only 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil per day. Coconut… Read More

The RH Factor

Posted on September 16, 2016

The RH Factor: How It Can Affect Your PregnancyWhat is the Rh factor? Just as there are different major blood groups, such as type A and type B, there also is an Rh factor. The Rh factor is a protein that can be present on the surface of red blood cells. Most people have the… Read More

Changes in the Brain

Posted on September 16, 2016

Changes in the Brain Scientists continue to unravel the complex brain changes involved in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. It seems likely that damage to the brain starts a decade or more before memory and other cognitive problems appear. During this preclinical stage of Alzheimer’s disease, people seem to be symptom-free, but toxic… Read More

Medical Tourism in Thailand

Posted on September 1, 2016

  Thailand at a Glance Despite social and political unrest over the past few years, Thailand’s steadily rising economy has brought this land of 67 million well into the ranks of industrialized nations.   Longtime the world’s largest exporter of rice, Thailand now also has a firm foothold in electronics and light manufacturing, along with a… Read More