Plants & Herbs

Five Best Herbs for Respiratory Support & Lung Detox

Five Best Herbs for Respiratory Support & Lung Detox

The lungs never rest. They ensure life-giving oxygen is flowing into the body while removing carbon dioxide. This rhythmic exchange is one of the many wonders of human physiology.  A healthy respiratory system is pivotal for our overall health, but the lungs are also a delicate organ that is under […]

5 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Mango Leaves

5 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Mango Leaves

Mango is a sweet and tropical fruit of the mango tree and it’s one of the most popular fruits in the world. However, the leaves of the trees are also edible and offer wonderful health benefits! The young green mango leaves are tender so they’re often cooked and consumed in […]

White Peony Root: Lowers Anxiety & Reduces Inflammation

White Peony Root: Lowers Anxiety & Reduces Inflammation

The white peony is a flowering plant that originates from eastern Asia. However, it’s cultivated elsewhere too, including in Siberia, Mongolia, and China.  White peony is a popular plant in gardens in the north of the US. You can find it under other common names such as bai shao, garden […]

Valerian Benefits, Uses (Possible Side Effects)

Valerian Benefits, Uses (Possible Side Effects)

Valerian is an herb originating from Europe and some parts of Asia. The root of valerian has long been used as a sedative. This herb can grow more than six feet in height and its odor is potent. It has been used since ancient Roman and Greek times.  People have […]

Walmart Invests $400 Million for a Vertical Farming Startup Plenty

Walmart Invests $400 Million for a Vertical Farming Startup Plenty

Walmart recently announced that they’ve started investing in vertical farming.  The international retailer and the single biggest company globally (by revenue and number of employees) invested in Plenty, an indoor vertical farm startup based in San Francisco. Walmart will stock up the leafy greens of the startup at all of […]

Seaweed Seems to Be the Key to Our Sustainable Future

Seaweed Seems to Be the Key to Our Sustainable Future

The use of seaweed both for food and as medicine is old as time itself, especially among people who live in coastal cities. Asian cuisines in countries like China, Korea, and Japan have a long and rich history of seaweed use.  Though its medicinal and culinary uses are well-established, the […]