The Medicinal Herb Info site was created to help educate visitors about the often forgotten wisdom of the old ways of treating illnesses. Many of today's drugs and medicines were originally derived from natural ingredients, combinations of plants and other items found in nature.

We are not suggesting that you ignore the help of trained medical professionals, simply that you have additional options available for treating illnesses. Often the most effective treatment involves a responsible blend of both modern and traditional treatments.

We wish you peace and health!

Eating Peppers Could Hold the Key to Parkinson’s Prevention

This one came as a huge surprise to me. Not the fact that eating peppers is good for us, but the reason why eating peppers could help prevent the onset of Parkinson’s disease. The key is nicotine.

Crazy, right? For years, we’ve been told how terrible nicotine is for us, but it might actually […]

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Civil War Era Medicinals Found Potentially Effective Against Infection

Scientists at Emory University took on the study of some medicinal plants cited in a Civil War era medical guide to see if they actually are effective in treating some infections. The guide, Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural; Being Also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States, by […]

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New Research Suggests Elderberries May Lessen Impact of COVID-19

According to recent research studies, another promising herb to help treat coronavirus is elderberry. An article in Elsevier states “…elderberry extracts, have evidence for shortening the duration of influenza by about two to four days and reducing the severity of the infection.”

That’s pretty promising news for anyone already infected with the virus. There […]

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Research Shows Promise of Licorice Root Compound to Fight Coronavirus

The current spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 is disturbing. We all want to know how to protect ourselves and our loved ones from this dangerous new virus. Well, it turns out that a well-known herbal medicinal may actually be a key in the search for a treatment and potential vaccine. Licorice root contains a […]

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Chocolate for Your Sweetheart May Offer Health Benefits

If you are considering giving your Valentine some chocolate this year, don’t count out chocolate as an option. A recent study shows that eating 100 grams of chocolate each day, or the equivalent of about one bar of chocolate, could have multiple health benefits.

This small amount of chocolate has been shown to improve liver […]

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Tomatoes Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

Tomatoes are one of the vegetables (aka fruits?) that I grew up eating. My family served tomatoes in one form or another at nearly every meal. They are delicious and so very versatile. So it was a delight to discover that they may also provide some protection from breast cancer too.

As women reach […]

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An Avocado a Day Keeps High LDL Cholesterol Away

We’ve been told for years that avocados are good for us and even that they help lower overall cholesterol, but now there’s a scientific study that helps us understand that. And the results may even be better than we expected.

“Including one avocado each day as part of a moderate-fat, cholesterol-lowering diet compared to a […]

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Turmeric: Be Careful Where it Comes From

Recent news reports say that one of the world’s largest producers of turmeric adds a lead-laced compound to it before selling it. This producer on Bangladesh adds lead chromate to the powder.

Turmeric itself is extremely healthful and has many beneficial effects as part of the diet. But people in Bangladesh have been consuming it, […]

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Broccoli Sprout Extract May Improve Autism Symptoms

We have all been told that we should eat more broccoli, but now there may be an important reason for people with autism to eat broccoli sprouts. A new research study shows that a chemical found in broccoli sprouts helps improve the symptoms of autism.

The study involved 40 teenage boys and young men, ages […]

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Plants Have a Form of Consciousness?

Here is a fascinating TED Talk by Florianne Koechlin that talks about ways that plants communicate and show a form of consciousness. They even learn from experience and remember past events. It’s amazing!

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