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…vitamin-like substance that is present in animal cells and is especially found in the mitochondria, the power house of cells. It is active in aerobic cellular respiration making energy in the form of ATP in the process. Almost 95% of the human body’s energy is generated through aerobic respiration and most of the body’s main organs need this energy for proper functioning like the kidney, liver and the heart. Coenzyme Q-10 may decrease when the…

[[Stress]] is defined as the body’s natural response to a physical or emotional stimulus. Stress in ideal amounts increases a person’s heart rate and increases their respiration making the heart muscles and the lungs stronger. Therefore, stress in moderation can be thought of to be healthy as it strengthens the heart and lungs. A healthy to moderate amounts of stress is normal for the body to handle, but chronic stress can make the body succumb…

…or treat gastric ulcers as well. Aloe barbadensis is also known to be an adaptogenic; it helps improve immune system function which allows the body to adapt to such physiologic changes such as high blood pressure and respiration issues. There are many more health giving properties of Aloe barbadensis and if you want to use this herb for your medical condition, consult a doctor before use for the appropriate dosage and any adverse drug reaction…

The scientific names of Yerba Santa are Eriodictyon californicum, E. glutinosum, and Wigandia californicum. However the more common names of this plant are the holy weed, gum plant, tarweed, consumptive's weed, bear's weed, mountain balm, and eriodictyon. The Yerba Santa plant is actually a very aromatic evergreen shrub that is native to the mountains and hillsides of Oregon, California as well as in the northern parts of Mexico. This plant…

…breakdown of fatty acids, carbohydrates and other similar components. It has an important role in the citric acid cycle which refers to the process whereby the production of biochemical energy is made possible in aerobic respiration. Likewise, this vitamin is well known for its ability to act as carrier of carbon dioxide where it transfers CO2 during gluconeogenesis and has therefore been found to lower blood sugar levels. It is also responsible…

…Without chlorophyll, plants are not able to manufacture food and humans will not be able to obtain nutrients from plants as well. Chlorophyll is beneficial in specific functions involved in plants like growth and cellular respiration. This amazing importance of chlorophyll to plants has led to the research of the direct importance of chlorophyll to humans. The name chlorophyll is derived from the Greek words chloros which means ‘green’ and also…

The botanical name for Lomatium is Lomatium dissectum and is also known by a few other names such as Biscuit Root, Pungent Desert Parsley and Consumption plant. The main purpose for the usage of Fresh Lomatium Root is as an herbal medicine used mainly for its antiviral properties. It is also known as Indian Consumption Plant. The Plant usually grows in clear water areas and is an endangered species in some of the US states. It is the most reputed…

The Mullein plant is one of the oldest remedies for different medical conditions. Despite being a wild weed that grows almost anywhere, it has incredible health benefits. The Mullein plant is one of the oldest medical herbs ever known. It was said to have been brought by European settlers, who had been using the Mullein leaf against cough and diarrhea, to North America. The plant is widely available in the infertile areas, fields and roads in…

Myrrh Gum is a woody shrub-like tree that does not grow too high and produces sap or resin. The scientific name for Myrrh Gum is Commiphora myrrha. It grows with a thick trunk and has branches with protruding spines. Its leaves have serrated edges and they grow in a bunch of three with two oval shaped small leaves and one larger leaf. It also produces flowers that are a yellowish red in color along with oval shaped brown fruits. It is the truck…

…because Niacinamide cannot help in correcting levels of blood fats and is not appropriate if you are being treated for high cholesterol. Niacinamide for oral use is usually taken at least once a day. It is taken for cell respiration, proper blood circulation and healthy skin, aid in the discharge of energy and burning of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, and for normal secretion of stomach fluids and bile. It is also used for the production of…

The Osha root, also called bear root, is a perennial herb of the parsley family. It has been used for its medical and spiritual properties. The Osha root is a herb native to the highlands and valleys of north America. Most Native American tribes treated this root with high regard as it was very crucial to their everyday needs. The tribal groups of the Zuni, Chiricahua, Tarahumara and Aztec were among the many groups who used this root. This root…

The herb called Pleurisy Root is a perennial plant, which means it lasts for at least three seasons and has many medicinal values. It is the best known plant expectorant and is used to treat many inflammatory diseases like pleurisy, pneumonia, pulmonary and respiratory ailments. It is also known to release spasms from the respiratory airways, helps promote perspiration which cools down the body during high fever, clears air passages and cures…

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