The Poisonous Pout: 14 Toxic Skincare + Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid

Called – BHA Found – Hair relaxers, hair-growth products, skin lighteners Linked To – Immune system toxicity, cancer, hormone disruption, organ toxicity Called – Coal tar Found – Certain hair dyes, dandruff shampoos Linked To – Cancer Called – Coumarin Found – Hair relaxers, hair dyes, fragrance Linked To – Immune system toxicity, reproductive harm, …

Yarrow – Nature’s Blood Coagulant

Millefoil. Carpenter’s weed. Soldier's woundwort. Bloodwort. Seemingly non-related utterances, these names all refer to the same plant capable of stopping a nosebleed or preventing a sneeze. Yarrow, botanical name Achillea millefolium, is a flowering perennial roadside weed that also thrives in wasteland and meadows. Common in North America, yarrow is also native to Europe and …

Are You Allergic to Nightshades?

The Solanaceae, or nightshades, represent more than two thousand species of widely consumed plants. The plants in this group may not seem related, but after taking a second glance at the leaves you begin to see the family resemblance. Common Nightshades Cape Gooseberries Eggplant Garden Huckleberries Goji Berries (Wolfberries) Ground Cherries Peppers (Including Paprika, Chili …