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Our HERBAL INSIGHT segments feature the latest research on herbal remedies with experts in the field of phytomedicinal research. Over half of the world’s population uses some form of herbal medicine, making it one of the most popular natural health remedies on the planet. Western science is now discovering just how effective herbal remedies can be when treating a wide range of health problems such as cold and flu, digestive issues, sleep disorders, even hormonal imbalance.

Licorice

Licorice

Licorice is one of the most versatile herbs in the world, and probably one of the top five or ten most commonly used herbs in all of Chinese Traditional Medicine.

From a medicinal standpoint licorice has several well-established and well-documented properties. One of these is its medicinal, demulcent effect that soothes irritated mucus membranes, which is why licorice is a favorite ingredient in cough/throat syrups for over a hundred years.

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Senna

Senna

The safety of senna has been well established through many years of historical use, with millions of people around the world using laxative preparations made with senna extracts.

Senna can come in solid dosage forms like pills or tablets that contain the extract of the senna leaf or fruit, or they can come in the form of teas which often contain other herbs that have a beneficial effect on the digestive system.

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