Amalaki > Wheatgrass + Spirulina You’ve probably heard of the antioxidant power of wheatgrass and spirulina, right? But did you know that amalaki beats them both many times over in terms of vitamin C and E, both known antioxidants? A 2009 study compared vitamin C and E content of amalaki (aka Emblica officinalis or Phyllanthus […]
Whole Herb or Extract? Once again, science tells us the risks of using the turmeric extract curcumin, rather than whole turmeric root. Curcumin is just one of some 300 constituents in turmeric root. It makes sense that when you isolate one of turmeric root’s constituents, it will act more like a drug (aka with side […]
While researchers and scientists are not known for taking herbal or nutritional supplements, a group of journalists from Inverse queried six scientists to see what supplements, if any, they take on a regular basis.1 Five very important supplements were on top of their lists. TURMERIC The most common supplement taken by scientists is the Ayurvedic […]
Turmeric + Stem Cells If you follow LifeSpa, you probably know some of the amazing benefits of turmeric, one of Ayurveda’s favorite herbs. But there is some new research indicating that, alongside its other benefits, turmeric can also increase production of stem cells! Turmeric has been well documented to increase production of a brain and […]
When shopping for herbal supplements, few people realize the differences from one brand to the next. New evidence provides deep insight into the differences between herbal extracts and naturally dried whole-herb products. In fact, while extracts have been considered a more concentrated, and therefore more potent, bang for your buck, it has now been shown […]
We’ve all been there . . . one of the most irritating things to deal with is a cough that just won’t quit. Nagging coughs tend to make their appearance during the seasonal change from winter to spring.
RARE (Reviving Ayurveda’s Rare Ecology) is a LifeSpa project built to support sustainable growth of rare and endangered herbs. Last year, LifeSpa bought an entire crop of the endangered herb kutki from local farmers in the remote Himalayan village of Kesh at 9,000 feet above sea level. To support the farmers and villagers of Kesh, […]