We hope that you are all having a great summer. We have a number of herbal tips for you today and a coupon for a free bottle of Lemonbalm
, a very useful herb that should be better utilized in the US. Also, take a minute to check out our Facebook page, and don't miss our tip on treating sunburn with Green Tea
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Avoid Complicated Formulas. “These are the "kitchen sink" supplements,
products that have as many as 20 herbs in a tablet or capsule. It''''s
hard enough to get an active does of one herb into a single tablet or
capsule, much less 20 active doses of 20 different herbs. Bottom line:
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|Other Help for Chronic Fatigue
Natural medicine offers an
effective way to boost your general energy level and fight chronic
fatigue. These herbs need more exposure in our high stress and fast
paced society. Unlike stimulants, such as caffeine, these herbs will
help to build stamina and give you a vigorous energy all day long.
These natural stimulants have been used in eastern cultures for
centuries and have many health benefits beyond building your energy
Herbs for CFS:
American White Ginseng
Greenbush Ashwagandha was featured in Herbs for Health magazine as a treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
|Greenbush Bio-Chelated Extracts:
Full medicinal strength in an alcohol-free extract. Until Bio-Chelation there was simply no good way to make a potent
alcohol-free extract. Greenbush alcohol free extracts begin with
organic alcohol regardless of whether the final product contains
alcohol or not. After finishing the first step in the plant extraction,
an additional step is performed to remove the alcohol. This is done by
utilizing a proprietary cold extraction process called
Bio-Chelation Bio-Chelation describes the cold process vacuum
distillation method, which removes all the alcohol initially used to
obtain the good herbal extract.
Holistically Balanced Herbal Extracts:
It is important to note that a cold extraction process, as opposed to a
heat extraction process, helps maintain the full spectrum, or Holistic
BalanceTM of the plant''''s constituents in the final product. The
end-result is an alcohol-free extract containing the essential
properties of the complete herb in a base of vegetable glycerin and
water. (Vegetable glycerin is used because it can help to bind certain
plant constituents, is natural to the body, easily absorbed, tastes
sweet without affecting blood sugar levels, and acts as a good solvent
and carrier for the plant constituents).
The Problem with Lipozene
I'm sure that most of you have seen the barrage of commercials hawking the new weight-loss miracle "Lipozene". They seem to be everywhere. They are very slick and they are prime example of why you should stay away from slick advertising and hype.
This "miracle formula that melts off pounds" is nothing but Konjac root, a common food staple in Asia. The Japanese make noodles and tofu out of it. It is as cheap and plentiful as wheat flour in the US. But you don't know that. So the people at "Lipozene" have decided that they can convince you to pay $80.00 for less than two ounces of the stuff! And when it doesn't work you will find out that you don't qualify for their wonderful "100% Money Back Guarantee".
Our own weight-loss formula
contains herbs that have been found to be very effective in promoting metabolism and weight loss. We have cited the research behind each herb included in the formula. And we will send along our "Guide to Weight-loss Herbs" including information and tips on a successful weight-loss program.
We don't guarantee that you will lose weight. You actually have to put an effort into a sensible diet and add some exercise to your daily routine. Not much hype here. But we do present the reasons why these herbs will help tremendously in a healthy, long-term transformation.
See also our section on the South American herbal tea that helps millions to control their diets:
Green Tea Extract and Sunburn/Skin Cancer
By Joel Faville, Greenbush Natural
My daughter has the type of skin that burns almost instantly with sun exposure. Though she tries to be diligent with sunscreen, she gets burned now and then. After a recent burn we applied aloe vera with 1ml of our Green Tea liquid extract
. The sunburn vanished in a couple of hours.
Green Tea, Better than Sunscreen?
The health benefits of drinking green tea
are now well known due to positive research over the past twenty years. Its anti-oxidant elements, cancer prevention, metabolism boost and weight-loss effects have been touted everywhere from medical journals to the Oprah Winfrey show. But, rubbing it on your skin?
Yes. Recent research (A) has shown that topical application of green tea extract can protect you from the damaging effects of the sun and prevent, or even reverse the skin damage that can lead to aging, wrinkles, spots and skin cancer. And it won't turn you green in the process.
The Science: SPF and Broad Spectrum Ultra-violet Sunlight.
The sun protective factor, (SPF), used by the FDA in rating sunscreen measures only ultraviolet B protection. Ultraviolet A, a more deeply penetrating and potentially damaging light, is not a factor in the rating. The FDA has admitted to this flaw in the rating but to date has done nothing to correct it. Adding green tea extract to your sunscreen can protect you in this "broad spectrum" of UV light.
There are several factors that contribute to the damaging effects of the sun''s ultraviolet radiation on the skin. As the broad-spectrum light penetrates deeply into the skin it causes DNA damage and suppresses the skin's natural immune system function. This results in inflammation and oxidation and produces a perfect environment for cancer cells to develop. Studies have shown that epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG contained in green tea can protect against DNA damage and may significantly reduce the occurrence of skin cancer. (B)
The extract can be added to sunscreen to expand protection before sun exposure. It has also been shown to be beneficial when applied after sun exposure. So even if you have already suffered sunburn green tea extract can help to reverse the damage. (C)
Additional Benefit: Making your Skin Young Again.
Green tea extract can repair and reverse sun damage, but for aging baby boomers there is an even more appealing benefit. It can rebuild the support tissue of the skin, reducing wrinkles and making the skin more supple and smooth.
In the supporting structure of the skin there are cells called keratinocytes. These cells make up 90% of the epidermis. The extract protects these cells and makes them more robust leading to an increase in skin thickness. This thickening leads to fewer wrinkles and more youthful-looking skin. Simply adding a few drops to some aloe vera gel could take years off your appearance without the frightening list of chemicals included in more wrinkle creams. (D)
Usage Recommendations. Green Tea Alcohol-free Extract
Before sun exposure: add ½ ml of 1:1 strength alcohol-free extract to your sun block and apply as usual.
After sun exposure: add ½ ml of 1:1 strength alcohol-free extract to aloe vera based lotion and apply to areas exposed to the sun.
Oral Benefits as Well.
Add a little extract to your favorite beverage too. Recent research has shown health benefits in regard to cancer prevention and weight loss.
Metabolism and Fat Burning: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition conducted a study in which it was found that this extract significantly increased energy expenditure (a measure of metabolism), and fat oxidation. The researchers felt that this study had wonderful implications for weight control. The study indicated a nearly 40% increase in daytime thermo genesis. In other words, dieters would burn 40% more fat during the day with Green Tea Extract. Is it possible that this is one of the reasons for lower obesity levels in areas of the world where more green tea is consumed?
Cancer Prevention: The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference in Phoenix recently produced some startling news on the cancer prevention and treatment front. And it wasn't about new cancer drugs. It was about common green tea. Four scientific studies presented at the conference showed that green tea has the ability to prevent gene damage associated with the onset of cancer, and to retard the growth of cancer cells once the cancer has started. Researchers agreed that 2 to 4 cups per day showed significant effects against lung, prostate, liver and esophageal cancer, among others, and could prevent cell damage caused by cigarette smoke. In addition, green tea has been shown to lower cholesterol, prevent heart disease, aid in weight loss and help with oral hygiene.
Resources: Green Tea Alcohol-free Extract
Morley N, Clifford T, Salter L, et al. The green tea polyphenol (-)-epigallocatechin gallate and green tea can protect human cellular DNA from ultraviolet and visible radiation-induced damage. British Association of Dermatologists. 2005 Feb;21(1):15-22.
Katiyar SK, Elmets CA. Green tea polyphenolic antioxidants and skin photoprotection. University of Alabama, Birmingham. (Review). Int J Oncol. 2001 Jun;18(6):1307-13.
Lu YP, Lou YR, Xie JG, et al. Topical applications of caffeine or (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) inhibit carcinogenesis and selectively increase apoptosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2002 Sep 17;99(19):12455-60.
Chung JH, Han JH, Hwang EJ, et al. Dual mechanisms of green tea extract (EGCG)-induced cell survival in human epidermal keratinocytes. FASEB J. 2003 Oct;17(13):1913-5.
|Coupon Code : lemonbalm
We are getting the word out on an herb that is very popular in Europe yet hardly known in the US: Lemon Balm. It is a powerful anti-viral herb as well as a relaxant and mental stimulant, and the top treatment for herpes related illnesses such as cold sores. So read the research information below and try a bottle of this very useful extract free with any $30 order.
To use the coupon simply shop as normal. When you check out enter lemonbalm in the coupon code box and your free bottle will be included ($12.95 value). This will appear on your confirmation as a 1 cent discount. ($30 minimum order please). Ends 8/15/12
Read on for more information on this wonderful herb. Also see our article below entitled The Problem with Lipozene for some interesting information on this highly-hyped weight-loss program and our information on skin protection with Green Tea extract.
|Lemon Balm, Helpful for Homework?
In a study of lemon balm at Northumbria Univeristy in England students were tested for weeks while using either Lemon balm or a placebo.
The students did significantly better on the tests after taking Lemon balm and continued to post improved scores for up to six hours after taking the herb.
The students taking Lemon balm were noted to be calmer and less stressed during the tests which makes sense when you look into the popularity of the herb for treating anxiety. See more uses below.
|Lemon Balm Extract: The Research, Health Benefits and Greenbush Quality.
| Benefits of Lemon Balm*: Amenhorrhea, anxiety, chronic fatigue, cold sores, Graves' disease, headaches, Herpes virus, hypothyroidism, insomnia, mental clarity and concentration, relaxation, shingles and viral infections. *From "The Green Pharmacy" by Dr. James Duke.
Lemon Balm reseach and Medical Uses:
Mental Clarity, Concentration and Relaxation: Lemon balm is widely used to treat anxiety and insomnia in Europe. It reduces anxiety and stress and eases sleep disorders. Recently it produced an unexpected result in a research study: it greatly increased the ability to concentrate and perform word and picture tasks.
Herpes and Anti-viral Properties: Lemon balm is commonly used in Europe to treat cold sores, herpes and shingles as well as other viral afflictions. Studies have shown a significant reduction in the duration and severity of herpes. Researchers also noted a "tremendous reduction" in the frequency of recurrence. Studies of Lemon balm and herpes have yielded more positive results than the use of the pharmaceutical drup Zovirax.
Insomnia/Anxiety: Several studies have used Lemon balm, and Lemon balm/Valerian combinations to treat stress, anxiety and insomnia. The studies have shown improved sleep patterns and reduced stress and anxiety. In one study a Lemon balm/Valerian combination was found to be as effective as the prescription drug Halcion.
Thyroid and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Lemon balm is used in Europe for treating thyroid problems and has shown an ability to regulate thyroid hormone production. This ability, along with the herbs anti-viral characteristics have made the herb useful in the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
|More Greenbush Alcohol-free Liquid Extracts:
Avena Sativa- Wild Oats... Sexual stimulation (men and women), impotence,
premature ejaculation, nervous system tonic.
Bilberry... Vision health, circulation, macular degeneration, night vision, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, varicose veins.
Black Cohosh... Menopausal symptoms, hot flashes, night sweats, PMS, anti-inflammatory, fever, bronchitis, kidney health.
Restore energy and libido, stimulate the intestinal tract and brings
oxygen to the genital area. Sexual tonic for men and women.
The ultimate women''''s herb in Chinese herbal medicine, used for PMS,
menopause, menstrual cramps, sexual desire, liver health, sciatica,
Desire for Women Formula... Proprietary blend of Damiana, Dong-quai, Fenugreek,
Fennel, Avena Sativa, Ginkgo biloba and Muira puama.
Enhancement Blend Extract... Pure liquid blend of fenugreek, wild yam and saw
Female Hormone Balance... For PMS and menopausal discomforts, menstrual cycle difficulties, reproductive health and vitality.
Fennel... Breast enhancement and health, breast milk, sexual desire, PMS, amenhorrea, angina, asthma, heartburn, high blood pressure.
Fenugreek... Breast enhancement and health, breast milk, sexual desire, PMS,
blood sugar, anti-oxidants, menopause, diabetes.
Ginger root... General health and energy, anti-viral, motion sickness, vertigo, nausea, indigestion, headaches, cancer prevention.
Ginkgo Biloba... Sexual function in men and women, circulation. Mental function,
eyesight, impotence, vertigo, male enhancement.
Green Tea Power Extract...Fighting Cancer, Preventing Cancer, Lowering Cholesterol,
Preventing Heart Disease, Aiding in Weight Loss, Metabolism, Fat Oxidation, Boosting Oral Hygiene.
Male Enlargement Power Formula... Proprietary blend of Ginkgo Biloba, Yohimbe, Muira Puama,
Wild Oats, Saw Palmetto. Free "Male Enlargement Exercise Instructions" included.
Male Vitality Formula... Proprietary blend of Wild Oats, Damiana, Ginkgo Biloba, Saw Palmetto
and Muira Puama Extracts.
Muira Puama... Sexual stimulation (men and women), sexual hormone production,
erectile function, "The Viagra of the Amazon".
Saw Palmetto... Breast health and enhancement, prostate health, sexual
health and stimulation, vitality, muscle tone.
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