Khadir

Khadir Supplement

Khadir is an herbal supplement made from the Kher plant (Senegalia catechu or Acacia catechu). The Kher plant may go by other names, such as black catechu, black cutch, cachou, catechu, cutchtree and khair. Kher is a thorny, deciduous tree that is native to Asia and parts of India near the Indian Ocean. In Ayurvedic medicine Khadir is …

Goldenseal

Goldenseal Plant

Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) is an herb in the Ranunculaceae family that is native to Eastern North America. According to historical documents, Native Americans relied on the medicinal qualities of Goldenseal for the treatment of a variety of ailments. These ailments include skin infections, digestion problems and cancer. Goldenseal is now occasionally used by modern Naturopathic …

Fish Oil

Fish Oil Supplements

Fish Oil refers to the naturally occurring oils in the flesh of fish. Fish Oil is extracted from many types of fish and is among the most popular nutritional supplements on the market. Fish Oil is purported to have many health benefits, such as decreasing inflammation and improving skin tone. Fish Oil supplements are commonly …

Elderberry

Elderberry Supplements are produced from berries of several species of Elderberry tree (Sambucus spp.), most commonly Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra). The Elderberry plant has been used for centuries by traditional healers to treat respiratory infections and other diseases. Elderberry is occasionally used in the Naturopathic treatment of acne. Elderberry extracts have been reported to have antibacterial, …

Echinacea

Echinacea supplements are prepared from several species of Coneflower (Echinacea spp). The most common Echinacea supplements are extracts from the roots of the Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). Echinacea is native to the Eastern North America, and this plant was an important part of the traditional medicines of many Native American groups who lived in the …

Chromium Picolinate

Chromium Picolinate Supplements help raise the amount of chromium present in the body. Small levels of dietary chromium are essential for normal metabolic function. Chromium-deficient patients have problems with blood sugar regulation and other essential metabolic processes. Chromium picolinate is a semi-popular supplement for athletic training. Chromium Picolinate supplements are also occasionally used in Naturopathic …

Calcium

Calcium Supplements are nutritional supplements that contain bio-available forms of elemental calcium. Calcium is an essential mineral that is most commonly used to improve bone density and limit the effects of osteoporosis. Many foods are either naturally rich in calcium (eg. Milk, Spinach) or fortified with additional calcium (eg. Breakfast Cereals). Calcium Supplements are rarely used …

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid (aLA) is a compound that is important for the function of many enzymes involved in aerobic (oxygen) respiration. Alpha Lipoic Acid supplements are widely available and are purported to have antioxidant properties and other effects that are beneficial for overall health. Alpha Lipoic Acid is rarely used for the direct treatment of acne. When …