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Village Herbalist: Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in Healing Herbs

Village Herbalist: Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in Healing Herbs | D.I.Y. Herbalism | Scoop.it
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The more you learn, the less you fear.

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Andrea McIntyre Rivers's curator insight, November 30, 2013 12:55 AM

There has been much discussion about herbs containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids and their toxic effect on the liver - no proper research has substantiated these claims. Herbs contained PAs have been used traditionally without problems so -

Point six is very important "6) If you are not confident in using these herbs yourself but feel they may be helpful to you, consult a more experienced herbalist as your guide."

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The Herb Bus Service Manual

The Herb Bus Service Manual | D.I.Y. Herbalism | Scoop.it
Clinic can be a demanding environment.  The main challenge we face as a mobile clinic, beyond typical medical stressors such as illness and pain, is how to provide a sense of calm and security when...
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Local Herbalism: Don't Forget the Dandelions!

Local Herbalism: Don't Forget the Dandelions! | D.I.Y. Herbalism | Scoop.it
Local medicinal plants harvested with intention, care, respect, and thankfulness for the plant and its surroundings are more likely to help people heal.
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Tales of a Kitchen Herbwife: Book Review: Practical herbs by Henriette Kress

Tales of a Kitchen Herbwife: Book Review: Practical herbs by Henriette Kress | D.I.Y. Herbalism | Scoop.it
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Skullcap – Northeast School of Botanical Medicine

Skullcap – Northeast School of Botanical Medicine | D.I.Y. Herbalism | Scoop.it

The Skullcaps-A Scutellaria Monograph: Skullcap is a favorite plant among many favorite plants. It is a plant I have spent a lot of time around, which will add to the length and depth of this monograph. I hope that this writing helps people appreciate skullcap both as a medicine and also as a creek bed denizen.

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How to Grow Turmeric | Backyard Gardening Blog

How to Grow Turmeric | Backyard Gardening Blog | D.I.Y. Herbalism | Scoop.it
Days to germination: Started by root cuttings, not seeds Days to harvest: 250 days or more (8 to 10 months) Light requirements: Full sun, or slight...
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Herbal Options for Managing Adrenal Fatigue

Herbal Options for Managing Adrenal Fatigue | D.I.Y. Herbalism | Scoop.it

Think of adrenal fatigue as the "waiting room" for type-2 diabetes, hypothyroidism and heart attack. As a disease classification, it hangs out there with other "pre-" conditions like"pre-diabetes" and "pre-hypertension," and is a strong indicator of which direction a patient's health is headed; namely, down.

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Five Kitchen Herbalists Share Favorite Summer Recipes

Five Kitchen Herbalists Share Favorite Summer Recipes | D.I.Y. Herbalism | Scoop.it
Kitchen herbalism is quickly becoming one of the most accessible and empowering ways to care for your health, and the health of your family, through incorporating herbs into simple cooking and baki...
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Herb Dispensing Practicalities — Packaging

Herb Dispensing Practicalities — Packaging | D.I.Y. Herbalism | Scoop.it
How to dispense the herbs is an important consideration,  both in terms of ease of use for patients and the cost of packaging. TINCTURES/GLYCERITES – I use 1 and 2 oz plastic bottles that have a li...
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Plant Journeys: Conifer Tree Potions (Solstice Medicine - or How to use your Christmas Tree)

Plant Journeys: Conifer Tree Potions (Solstice Medicine - or How to use your Christmas Tree) | D.I.Y. Herbalism | Scoop.it
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Hunger and Thirst: Foragers First Aid Kit

After a long time foraging, I finally realized a few years ago that the same plants I was harvesting for food could be used as medicine.

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Nettles As Food, Nettles As Medicine

Nettles As Food, Nettles As Medicine | D.I.Y. Herbalism | Scoop.it

“Our doctors and pharmacists are ashamed of fetching such a common weed from behind the fences to include in their formulas, even though in both cookery and medicine it has proven its mightily impressive effects.” Hieronymus Bock, 1532.

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Mood-boosting Bacteria Found in Dirt

Mood-boosting Bacteria Found in Dirt | D.I.Y. Herbalism | Scoop.it
Even if you don't love gardening, digging in the dirt may be good for your health. The secret may be in the dirt itself: A bacteria called that acts as an antidepressant.
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Reclaimed bus yard begins life as urban wetland

Reclaimed bus yard begins life as urban wetland | D.I.Y. Herbalism | Scoop.it
It took three years and more than $26 million to turn an old MTA bus yard in South Los Angeles into what it is today: a sprawling park and urban wetland that will store and clean millions of gallons of storm water — while also giving children a...
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Tulsi can detoxify fluoridated water

Tulsi can detoxify fluoridated water | D.I.Y. Herbalism | Scoop.it
It could come as a great relief to millions of people living in fluoride-hit areas.
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Cultivating Medicinal Herbs, with a Focus on At-risk Woodland Medicinals | Blog Castanea

Cultivating Medicinal Herbs, with a Focus on At-risk Woodland Medicinals | Blog Castanea | D.I.Y. Herbalism | Scoop.it
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