Health and Wellness

Prevent disease, treat ailments and live a naturally healthy lifestyle with our health tips, natural remedies, recipes for homemade beauty products and more.

Q and A: Treat Severe Depression with St. John's Wort

By Robert Rountree and Daniel Gagnon

Health professionals answer readers questions about antidepression treatments.

Prostate Cancer and DHEA Supplement Studies

By the Herbs for Health Staff

News Capsules: New data for prostate cancer cases and studies on the effects of DHEA hormone supplements.

Conflicting Evidence: The Health Benefits of Beta-carotene

By the Herbs for Health Staff

News Capsules: Three questionable studies cast doubt on the cancer-fighting benefits of beta-carotene

Standardizing Supplements: The Office of Dietary Supplements

By the Herbs for Health Staff

News Capsules: A new government agency acts to ensure the safety of dietary supplements.


Treat the Common Cold: New Studies on Vitamin C and Zinc Supplements

By the Herbs for Health Staff

News Capsules: New studies on treating the common cold with vitamins and supplements.

Why Marjoram and Oregano are Superfoods

By Tonia Reinhard

Discover why sweet marjoram, pot marjoram, and oregano is considered a powerful superfood. (Hint: They're full of antioxidants.)

Why Basil is a Superfood

By Tonia Reinhard

Basil is an excellent source of vitamins A and K, and a good source of vitamin C and manganese. Its essential oils contain antioxidant compounds and carotenoids. Learn more.

4 Super Herbs and Spices

By Tonia Reinhard

Some foods are so healthy for you they are known as "superfoods." These high-powered herbs and spices can build and maintain our body tissues, provide us with the energy we need to function properly, enhance our immune system, and provide protection against some diseases.