June is here and this month we celebrate the men in our lives with Father’s Day. One of the best ways we can do this is to make sure they are aware of the importance of health to ensure we get many more years with our favorite guy.
Good health is a duty to yourself, to your contemporaries, to your inheritors, to the progress of the world. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks
Tribulus: Tribulus is one of those weeds that we see all the time and hate. I have always called them goat heads or puncture vines. I was really surprised to learn that this annoying, thorn-producing weed actually had some pretty great qualities. Tribulus is great for increasing testosterone levels in the body and increasing libido. Many athletes use it to increase strength and muscle mass. Tribulus is helpful in treating some cardiovascular conditions including angina, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and poor circulation. It is beneficial for those with digestive disorders such as constipation and flatulence. It has antiseptic and diuretic properties that reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections. Tribulus can be used internally and topically to treat skin issues like allergic reactions, eczema and psoriasis. You can find Tribulus in our bulk section, in capsules, in blends and in a tincture.
Saw Palmetto: Saw Palmetto is derived from the purple berries of the Saw Palmetto Fan Palm. It has benefits for both men and women. It reduces testicular and urinary tract inflammation. It strengthens the thyroid gland, balances metabolism, stimulates appetite and aids digestion. Saw Palmetto tones the urethra and urinary system. It is very effective for men with benign prostate hyperplasia or BPH which causes painful urination, reduced urine flow, difficulty starting or stopping the flow of urine, dribbling after urination and more frequent nighttime urination. BPH can lead to serious kidney problems if left untreated. Saw palmetto does not reduce prostate enlargement. It inhibits the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). BPH is thought to be caused by an increase in testosterone to DHT. You can find Saw Palmetto in our bulk section, in capsules and in blends.
Sarsaparilla: Sarsaparilla is recognized all over the world for its medicinal properties. It smells absolutely amazing and gives old-fashioned root beer its bite. It has been used to treat gout, gonorrhea, open wounds, arthritis, cough, fever, hypertension, pain, lack of sexual desire, indigestion, and even certain forms of cancer. Sarsaparilla root contains saponins, which work by disabling bacterial components called endotoxins. Endotoxins show up in the bloodstreams of people with immune disorders such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. Sarsaparilla can be taken in capsules or extracts, but then you would miss out on one of natures best tasting herbs. Use 1-2 teaspoons of the chopped, dried root for each cup of water, boil and simmer. You can find sarsaparilla in our bulk section, in capsules and in a tincture.
Nettle Root: Nettle Root is a helpful little herb that has amazing healing properties. Nettle Root has many active chemicals that play an important role in reducing the effects of an enlarged prostate. Nettle can be used to help maintain a healthy prostate as well as a healthy urinary tract. The root is recommended as a diuretic, and provides relief for benign prostatic hyperplasia and other prostate issues. Nettle Root is a natural remedy for treating or preventing baldness. Internally, Nettle Root is good for anemia, hemorrhoids, arthritis, rheumatism and skin complaints, especially eczema. Nettle interferes with the body’s production of prostaglandins and other inflammation-causing chemicals. Consequently, nettle has an anti-inflammatory effect. Externally, the plant is used to treat skin issues, arthritic pain, gout, sciatica, neuralgia, hemorrhoids and hair problems. You can find Nettle Root in our bulk section, in a capsule and in blends.
Maca: Maca is a really popular herb for men and woman alike due to its high nutrient content that revitalizes the entire body. It is a great herb to increase men’s libido, combat impotence and help overcome mild erectile dysfunction. One of the things Maca does well is to increase blood circulation. Maca Root can enhance a person’s stamina, or lasting power in the bedroom and enhance his total energy. Maca improves men’s fertility by increasing the volume of semen and sperm count. This root can help balance hormones like testosterone and progesterone, which provides support for males affected by hormone imbalances. Maca is anabolic or muscle building. It has a high content of bioavailable protein and other nutrients that support healthy, natural muscle growth. Maca works as a mood up-lifter and supports positive emotional health. Maca is also known to help men to boost concentration, memory and learning. You can find Maca in our bulk section, in capsules, in a tincture and in blends.
Horny Goat Weed: Horny Goat Weed is often used to treat various sexual dysfunctions like spermatorrhea and impotence. It increases libido in both men and women. Horny Goat Weed can treat hypertension, bronchitis, coronary heart disease, and polio. The active ingredients work on smooth muscle tissue which surrounds the heart. Mental and physical fatigue are alleviated when the smooth muscle tissues are relaxed. Horny Goat Weed can treat joint pain, numbness, memory problems, and pain in the lower back. It has anti-aging effects and improves the function of the immune and endocrine system. You can find Horny Goat Weed in our bulk section, in capsules and in blends.
Ginseng: Asian Ginseng is highly regarded worldwide in all types of herbal and functional medicine. It is also known as Chinese Ginseng, Panax Ginseng, and Red Ginseng. It has a reputation for promoting health, increasing body vigor, and prolonging life. Ginseng is an adaptogen, or an herb the supports a healthy response to physical and mental stress, especially stress and anxiety. Ginseng can reduce the symptoms of erectile dysfunction, or male impotence, and increase libido. Men taking Ginseng have higher sperm counts and increased sperm motility. Ginseng is useful in the treatment of anemia, cancer, depression, diabetes, fatigue, hypertension, insomnia, shock, side effects of radiation, side effects of morphine and cocaine use, and chronic illness. It acts as a stimulant, promotes endurance, relaxes the nervous system, improves mental awareness, encourages proper hormone functions, improves lipid levels, lowers cholesterol, and improves nerve growth. You can find Ginseng in our bulk section, in capsules, in blends, and in a tincture.
Ginkgo: Ginkgo Biloba, also known as Maidenhair, has been traced back nearly 300 million years making it the oldest surviving tree species on earth. Ginkgo extract has proven benefits to support the health and wellness of elderly people. It enhances oxygen utilization and thus improves memory, concentration, and other mental faculties. Ginkgo has also been shown to significantly improve long-distance vision and may reverse damage to the retina of the eye. It has been shown to provide relief from depression in elderly people. Ginkgo extract provides relief for those who suffer from headaches, sinusitis, and vertigo. It may also relieve chronic ringing in the ears known as tinnitus. Another use for Ginkgo Biloba is in the treatment for impotency. The main cause of male impotence is poor circulation and impaired blood flow through the penis, which is often the result of atherosclerosis. Raynaud’s disease is believed to be caused by blood vessels that over react to the cold and spasm, reducing blood flow, depriving extremities of oxygen. Ginkgo Biloba may help this condition by widening the small blood vessels, which would keep these spasms from completely blocking the blood flow. It’s believed that by preventing blood clots from developing and increasing blood flow to the brain, Ginkgo Biloba may help stop strokes from occurring. It also inhibits free-radical damage of brain cells after a stroke. You can find Ginkgo Biloba in our bulk section, in capsules, in blends, and in a tincture.
Fenugreek: Fenugreek has a delightful aroma that resembles maple syrup. Fenugreek is known for its ability to increase libido and performance. It helps people maintain normal testosterone levels. Fenugreek can protect diabetic and insulin resistant individuals by keeping blood glucose levels in check after a meal, making it an effective treatment for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Fenugreek has been used to treat arthritis, asthma, and bronchitis. It improves digestion, maintains a healthy metabolism, and increases libido and male potency. Fenugreek treats skin problems, sore throats, and acid reflux. You can find Fenugreek in our bulk section, in capsules, in blends and in a tincture.