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Natural Health Remedies: Why Healing Lies At Our Feet

All the answers lie in nature, said some wise person.

And when our ancestors used to look for natural health remedies, they’d often find them at their feet outside in the forest and countryside.

These days, more and more people are turning towards natural health solutions because of the many downsides of mainstream medication (dependency, negative side effects, and poor health outcomes etc).

That choice is always yours. It’s your body, your health, your responsibility after all.

And when we look beyond what we thought was the only game in town, we become empowered when we see that there are many options for us to look after our health in a natural, safe, effective way.

In this article, we’re going to look closely at three species of mushrooms – which are all legal and have numerous positive effects on human health.

We’ll also shine a light on one of the world’s oldest trees, which produces leaves that are renowned for their healing effects.

Best of all, we’re so enthusiastic about these fabulous four natural health remedies that we stock them here in the YouRevolution wellness store.

Chaga – One Of The Best Natural Health Remedies Found in Scotland

Chaga mushrooms are a rock star in the fungi world, with numerous health benefits that are attracting plenty of attention.

With potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Chaga mushrooms can be a very useful alternative remedy for conditions including arthritis and high blood pressure.

This particular mushroom assists in lowering blood sugar levels, and one study completed in 2016 showed that this magical mushroom may even help fight cancer.

Scientists found that using the Chaga supplement resulted in a 60% reduction in tumour size in mice, while other research shows it helped prevent the growth of cancer cells in the liver.

The Seven Chaga formulation available via the YouRevolution wellness store is available as coffee, tea, and tinctures. Best of all, it’s foraged here in Scotland.

Click here to check it out.

Reishi – ‘Mushroom of Immortality’

Fancy living longer than expected? This special mushroom might well increase your chances.

A study published in 2009 in Bio-organic & Medicinal Chemistry concluded that the polysaccharides found in the reishi mushroom has ‘life-span promoting’ effects. No wonder it’s nicknamed the ‘mushroom of immortality’.

While the reishi mushroom is fairly unheard of here in Scotland, this fascinating fungus has been revered in Asian societies for thousands of years.

Found growing on plum trees in the wild, reishi mushrooms are believed to boost the immune system, fight fatigue and depression, and they also contain cancer-fighting properties.

The Apothecary Grove reishi tincture is available via the YouRevolution wellness store by clicking here.

Turkey Tail Mushrooms – Wonder Of The Wood

Ever seen the video on YouTube where world-leading mushroom expert Paul Stamets (of Joe Rogan Podcast fame) talks about how turkey tail mushrooms saved his elderly mum from stage four breast cancer?

If not, we won’t ruin the whole story for you, but highly recommend you watch that video here. It’s mindblowing and heartwarming all at once.

Along with its well-recognised anti-cancer properties, turkey tail is also antiviral and antibacterial, supporting the immune system and helping to reduce inflammation in the body.

The turkey tail is a small, tough fungus you’ve probably walked past countless times on a stroll through the woods or local park. It is very common and can be found throughout Scotland and the UK on rotting tree stumps and branches.

The Apothecary Grove turkey tail tincture is available via the YouRevolution wellness store by clicking here.

Ginkgo Biloba – 200 Million Years Of Goodness

The ginkgo tree is thought to be one of the oldest living trees, dating back more than 200 million years.

Its leaves and seeds have been used medicinally for centuries and studies indicate that ginkgo biloba improves blood circulation, brain health, eye health, and even sexual health.

Native to China, Japan and Korea, Ginkgo biloba seeds have been commonly used for healing purposes in traditional Chinese medicine.

However, ginkgo leaf extracts are now among the leading prescription medicines in both France and Germany, where over 100,000 physicians write over 10 million prescriptions for mental wellbeing every year.

One study published in 2009 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine suggested that ginkgo baloba can help reduce premenstrual syndrome symptoms. The women involved in the study took either a placebo or ginkgo supplement. The ginkgo participants reported significantly more relief.

The Apothecary Grove ginkgo baloba tincture is available via the YouRevolution wellness store by clicking here.

There’s a saying that nature provides everything we need. In this article, we touched upon just a handful of many, many natural healing remedies that could prove to be a health game-changer for you – or a loved one.

If you have any concerns about contraindications with your medication, please speak to your doctor for advice first.

To read full description of each of these wonderful natural healing remedies available via our wellness store, click here.


Continuous intake of the chaga mushroom (inonotus obliquus) aqueous extract suppresses cancer progression and maintains body temperature in mice

Chaga mushroom (inonotus obliquus) induces G0/G1 arrest and apoptosis in human hepatoma HepG2 cells

The lifespan-promoting effect of acetic acid and Reishi polysaccharide

A randomized placebo-controlled trial of Ginkgo Biloba in treatment of pre-menstrual syndrome

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