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Issue 34: Botanicals for better health

Herbs, spices, and other plants have been used in traditional medicine for centuries, but not all natural remedies live up to the hype. In this edition, we're highlighting botanicals backed by science.

Herbs, spices, and other plants have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. And now, there's a growing body of evidence to support their use. 
However, not all natural remedies live up to the hype. In fact, some are downright dangerous. In this edition, we're highlighting botanicals backed by science. From Ayurvedic favorites like ashwagandha and turmeric to green tea, some plants offer a surprisingly broad range of benefits.
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ashwagandha powder and ashwagandha root

1. The ultimate guide to ashwagandha

Sometime referred to as 'Indian Ginseng', ashwagandha has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine for stress relief and sleep. Read about the latest science on the increasingly popular herb. 

2. Science-backed benefits of green tea

Loaded with antioxidants and polyphenolic compounds, green tea is considered one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Research shows that it may beneficial for heart health, blood sugar control, fat burning, and more.
Turmeric in a black dish on a wooden table

3. Should you be taking turmeric?

Turmeric is more than just a useful addition to your spice cabinet. Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, offers an array of health benefits.

4. Energy-boosting botanicals.

Struggling with low energy? While there's no replacement for adequate sleep, these botanicals may offer a boost at the right dose. However, consuming too much or too many can be dangerous.

5. The best supplements for blood sugar control.

Cinnamon, berberine, aloe vera, and gymnema are among a growing list of plants shown to be beneficial for blood sugar regulation.
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