Coptis and burdock are complementary herbs that support immune health. They are often used in combination in the Chinese tradition, as that enhances their healthful benefits. Both have long histories in herbal traditions, and both are currently undergoing modern research trials to validate their effectiveness.
Craving sugar? You’re not alone. Trying to reduce the sugar in your diet? It’s not always easy!
Sugar lurks in just about every food we buy off the grocery store shelves, whether it is cookies, peanut butter or pasta sauce. Think about the following statement: “The American Heart Association target for total annual sugar consumption is 22 pounds per person, per year.” The reality: Average Americans consume about 142 pounds of sugar per year, 66 pounds of which come from hidden sugars.
Asian ginseng is probably the most famous and most highly regarded herb in the Chinese herbal tradition. It is also known as Chinese or Korean ginseng, or by its biological name, Panax ginseng. Ginseng means “essence of the earth in the form of a man.” Its Chinese name, ren shen, means “man root,” and ginseng roots sometimes do resemble a human body, arms and legs.
Joint health supplements are increasing in popularity, variety and sales as dissatisfaction with the current mainstream approach of pain killers and anti-inflammatory products that carry the risk of causing cardio and gastrointestinal issues increases. An aging population and expanded interest in physical training and exercise are strengthening the market.