Tag Archive: weight loss

Yohimbe (yohimbine)

Yohimbe (yohimbine)

Yohimbe (yohimbine) is an herb and plant native to the parts of western Africa such as Cameroon, Gabon, and Zaire. A bark off the yohimbe evergreen tree contains a chemical compound that may have aphrodisiac and stimulant properties called yohimbine. Yohimbine (yohimbe) is often used as a herbal dietary supplement, natural medicine, naturopathic remedy, homeopathic …

Continue reading »

Thiamine (vitamin B1)

Thiamine (vitamin B1)

Thiamine (vitamin B1) is a type of B-complex vitamin that is water-soluble. Thiamine (vitamin B1) is found in the diet. Foods such as yeast, beans, meat, cereal grains, and nuts naturally contain thiamine (vitamin B1). thiamine (vitamin B1) is often used as a natural medicine, home remedy, naturopathic medicine, homeopathic medicine, alternative medicine, and vitamin …

Continue reading »

Senna

Senna

Senna is an herb and plant of the flowering plant genus of family Fabaceae. Senna is native mostly to tropical regions but a few can be found in temperate regions as well. Senna is sometimes used to produce various home remedies, herbal dietary supplements, naturopathic medicines, homeopathic remedies, alternative medicines, and holistic medicines due to …

Continue reading »

Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol (proanthocyanidins) is a product that has ingredients that originate from the pine bark of the Pinus pinaster tree, as well as peanut skins, witch hazel bark, pine needle and grape seeds. Their chemical compositions are a subgroup of the flavonoid class of polyphenols. Pycnogenol is thought to have health benefits and is thus used …

Continue reading »

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)

Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is a water-soluble vitamin. Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is a vital nutrient that many animals need to metabolize carbs, fats, coenzyme-A and proteins. Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is often used to produce various home remedies, natural medicines, naturopathic homeopathic health products, and alternative medicine for their health benefits. Pantothenic acid (vitamin …

Continue reading »

Melatonin

Melatonin

Melatonin is a type of chemical compound and hormone that is naturally found in human beings and other animals, microbes, and plants. Melatonin can be synthesized in labs and used in various kinds of home remedies, natural medicines, homeopathic holistic health products, and alternative medicines due to their health benefits. Other names for melatonin include: …

Continue reading »

Horsetail

Horsetail

Horsetail is a plant or herb in the genus of vascular plants in the family Equisetaceae. Horsetail has often been used to produce a wide range of holistic homeopathic medicines, herbal health products, alternative medicines, naturopathic cures, home remedies, and natural medicines. It is considered a living fossil due to the fact that it appears …

Continue reading »

Hoodia

Hoodia

Hoodia is an herb and cactus-like plant in the genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae; subfamily Asclepiadoideae. Hoodia is sometimes taken as a home remedy, herbal dietary supplement, holistic homeopathic medicine, alternative medicine, and natural remedy. Hoodia also goes by the name of Kalahari cactus and Xhoba.   Health Benefits of Hoodia   …

Continue reading »

Green Tea

Green Tea

Green Tea, like most teas, is produced from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Fresh lives from the plant are steamed to produce green tea. The Chinese were the first to produce Green tea and has subsequently been made more popular in the western world. Green tea is often times used as a home …

Continue reading »

Glucosamine sulfate

Glucosamine sulfate

Glucosamine sulfate is a chemical that forms naturally in the human body. Glucosamine sulfate is a component in the fluid that can be found in the joints of the body. Glucosamine sulfate is often times used as a natural medicine, home remedy, homeopathic treatment, and naturopathic medicine. Glucosamine sulfate can also be found elsewhere naturally …

Continue reading »

Flaxseed and Flaxseed Oil

Flax seed and flax seed oil

Flaxseed and flaxseed oil are often times used to make a wide range of alternative medicines, natural cures, home remedies, holistic & homeopathic treatments, naturopathic medicines, and herbal dietary supplements. Flaxseed is derived from a plant called Linum usitatissimum in the genus Linum; family Linaceae. Flaxseed is native to India, some parts of the Mediterranean, …

Continue reading »

Fish Oil

Fish oil

Fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) is a type of oil that can only be found from certain types of fish and it can only be obtained by the consumption of such a fish or by consuming a supplement that contains fish oil. Fish oil is a popular supplement because they are high in omega-3 fatty …

Continue reading »

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil is a type of oil that is produced from evening primrose plant seeds. Evening primrose is a type of plant that is native to northern parts of the Unites States, but it grows elsewhere all over the globe. Even primrose oil is often times used to produce various natural medicines, alternative medicines, …

Continue reading »

Chromium

Chromium

Chromium is a type of mineral, metal, and chemical element that was traditionally used by the ancient Chinese to coat weapons, but in modern times it is used as a kind of home remedy, naturopathic medicine, natural remedy, dietary vitamin supplement, and homeopathic cure for a variety of different ailments. Other names for chromium include: …

Continue reading »

Bromelain

Bromelain

Bromelain is an enzyme that is extracted from the stem component of pineapples. It has historically been used as a folk remedy, but has been used in modern times as an alternative medicine, home remedy, herbal supplement and cure for various ailments, and natural treatment as well. Two different enzyme extracts can be referred to as …

Continue reading »

Blue-green algae

Blue-green algae

Blue-green algae (also known as Cyanobacteria) are a group of plant organisms commonly found in salt water and in some of the larger fresh water lakes as well. Blue-green algae are in the phylum of bacteria that tends to get its energy via photosynthesis. Blue-green algae is sometimes used as a natural cure, home remedy, …

Continue reading »

Blond psyllium

Blond psyllium

Blond psyllium is a type of herb; its seeds and husk are often times used in home remedies, herbal cures, and in natural & alternative medicines. It is a kind of medicinal plant that is native the western and southern regions of Asia. This species of herb was also introduced to the United States and …

Continue reading »

Bladderwrack

Bladderwrack

Bladderwrack, as known as, Fucus vesiculosus, is a type of seasweed that is common to the coastal regions of the North and West Baltic Seas; plus the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. People often use bladderwrack to produce home remedies, health products, vitamin, dietary, and herbal supplements, natural cures for various things, and alternative medicines. Other …

Continue reading »

Black tea

Black tea

Black tea is a product made from a type of herb or plant. Black tea is particularly popular as a means of losing weight and in sometimes added to products that are marketed as weight loss products. The plant in which black tea is produced is called the Camellia sinesis plant. People often use the …

Continue reading »

Biotin (Vitamin H & Coenzyme R)

Biotin

Biotin a.k.a. Vitamin H & Coenzyme R is a type of vitamin that can be common in a myriad number of foods. It is known to be a type of B-complex vitamin (B7). In the production of fatty acids and the growth of cells, Biotin is a necessary component. Biotin is often used as a …

Continue reading »

Is Acai a Cure for Obesity?

MLI-00226-4

Acai has become a popular herbal dietary supplement for weight loss and is often times marketed as one of the many “superfoods” in the U.S. where obesity is an epidemic. They have been said to have anti-aging properties and an excellent nutritional supplement to help one lose weight. There have been studies done on animals …

Continue reading »

Acai

acai

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) also known as Euterpe oleracea or Amazonian palm berry is a fruit produced from the acai palm tree, which is native to Central & S. America. The Acai herb is a used in a number of home remedies. The palm tree in which they are cultivated is from the genus Eterpe. These …

Continue reading »