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A collection of practical herbal lore for health & healing
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From a tree, a 'miracle' called aspirin

From a tree, a 'miracle' called aspirin | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
The word "aspirin" wasn't a coincidence. It comes from Spiraea, a biological genus of shrubs that includes natural sources of the drug's key ingredient: salicylic acid. This acid, resembling what's in modern-day aspirin, can be found in jasmine, beans, peas, clover and certain grasses and trees.
The ancient Egyptians used willow bark as a remedy for aches and pains, said Diarmuid Jeffreys, author of "Aspirin: The Remarkable Story of a Wonder Drug." They didn't know that what was reducing body temperature and inflammation was the salicylic acid.
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Dr Verkerk on research of pharma + natural health products

Dr Robert Verkerk talks about the sales, supply and research of pharmaceutical and natural health products.
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Blend edible wild weeds into green smoothies

A few appealing recipes included like "Tropical Dandelion", "Raspberry Plantain"
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Vaporizer Herbs

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Whether you want to quit smoking or just want to enjoy the elements of herbal vaporizing, there are several herbs that can be easily vaporized. Many herbs have medicinal elements that are absorbed by lung tissue for quick administration to the circulatory system.


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Topical honey is superior to acyclovir in treating recurrent herpes simplex lesions. | GreenMedInfo | Article | Natural Medicine | Alternative Medicine | Integrative Medicine

Topical honey is superior to acyclovir in treating recurrent herpes simplex lesions. | GreenMedInfo | Article | Natural Medicine | Alternative Medicine | Integrative Medicine | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Topical honey application vs. acyclovir for the treatment of recurrent herpes simplex lesions.
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Herbs for Memory: Maintain Your Brain

Herbs for Memory: Maintain Your Brain | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Though nothing so far can cure or prevent dementia, many herbs show promise in combating its memory-threatening menace.
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Apple Medicinal Properties: Blood Purifier and Good Source of Iron

Apple Medicinal Properties: Blood Purifier and Good Source of Iron | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
(Pyrus malus) The beautiful Apple Tree, known all over the world for its popular fruit, belongs to the plant family Rosaceae.Here is a good summary of the medicinal uses for both the bark and fruit.
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Facts on Nettle - by Johnnie D Williams

Facts on Nettle - by Johnnie D Williams | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Often seen as a weed this veracious plant hides many secrets amongst its ferocious acid laden barbs.
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Not-for-Profit to Help Cancer Fighters Pay for Alternative Cancer Treatments

Not-for-Profit to Help Cancer Fighters Pay for Alternative Cancer Treatments | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 15, 2011) - Cancer fighters will soon get help paying for alternative cancer treatments, thanks to the new not-for-profit organization, the Jeacline Heaven Can Wait Cancer Foundation...
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Orange Medicinal Properties: Cough, Stress and Nervousness Remedy

Orange Medicinal Properties: Cough, Stress and Nervousness Remedy | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
(Citrus aurantium var. dulcis) The popular Orange tree belongs to the plant family Rutaceae. The fruit purifies the blood, increases thirst in fever, heals inflammation of the mucus membrane, and improves appetite.
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Managing Menopause Symptoms With Alternative Medicine

Managing Menopause Symptoms With Alternative Medicine | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
The difference between the way American women and Asian women deal with menopause is like night and day. It is the yin and yang, natural foods and herbs versus artificial hormones and drugs.
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Medicinal Herbs for Women: S to W

Medicinal Herbs for Women: S to W | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
You will find here a valuable collection of information on herbs of particular importance to women. An attempt has been made to make it as complete as possible. This is the continuation of Medicinal Herbs for Women: D to P.
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Bruce Lipton on VITALISM.mov

Bruce Lipton, PhD, in an interview on VITALISM at the Freedom for Family Wellness - Celebrating the Shift to Conscious Choice Summit in Washington, DC, in Oc... (Check this video out -- Bruce Lipton on VITALISM.mov http://t.co/4fvzwgR via @youtube)
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Global plant database set to promote biodiversity research and Earth-system sciences

Global plant database set to promote biodiversity research and Earth-system sciences | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
The world’s largest database on plants’ functional properties, or traits, has been published. Scientists compiled three million traits for 69,000 out of the world’s 300,000 plant species.
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Elle D'Coda's comment, July 30, 2011 8:08 AM
Here's a direct link to TRY http://www.try-db.org/index.php?n=Site.Database
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Native American Thompsonian Herbalism

The majority of people worldwide assume that America has no named herbal tradition, that the only major herbal traditions of the world are Chinese Herbalism, Ayurvedic Herbalism (from India), and Homeopaths of Europe. Contrary to that belief, here in America our herbal medicine tradition began with the Native American Healers of the different tribes. This article covers the history of how European settlers embraced this herbalism.
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How to Cleanse Your Body From Toxins Using Herbs

How to Cleanse Your Body From Toxins Using Herbs | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
http://www.CancerDetoxSecrets.com Judy Seeger, ND shares her proven clinical methods for cleansing your body from toxins.
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Amazing herbs - Discover the benefits of burdock root

In folk medicine, the seeds of the burdock were compressed to make a mixture that provided relief for measles, arthritis, tonsillitis, throat pain, and viruses like the common cold. Burdock root can also be used to treat gout, rheumatism, ulcers, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Folk herbalists use it to treat snake bites and those that are afflicted with rabies. They also used dried burdock as a diuretic, diaphoretic, and a blood purifying agent. It purifies the blood by getting rid of dangerous toxins. Much more in the article, check it out.
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Healing With Herbs For Cat And Dog Diabetes | Diabetes Treatment

Healing With Herbs For Cat And Dog Diabetes | Diabetes Treatment | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Dog and cat diabetes are common in North American domestic pets, with nearly all cat owners trying out natural home remedies for cats and dogs with diabetes. Making use of organic diabetic solutions for cat and dog diabetes enables those who own cats and dogs that have diabetes to naturally decrease blood glucose concentrations, reverse insulin resistance, induce inherent insulin production and additionally eliminate painful injections – all without any side effects of any significance.

Successful treatment of dog diabetes lies in four principal herbs whose powerful actions are tried and tested over many years: Gymnema sylvestre, Bitter Melon, Fenugreek seeds and Turmeric root. Infused in a tea or in the form of a natural herbal concentrate, each herb has its own properties to take care of cat or dog diabetes and maintain the animal’s well being while balancing blood-sugar.
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Natural and Herbal Remedies for Eliminating Skin Cancer

Natural and Herbal Remedies for Eliminating Skin Cancer | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
The herb, chaparral, works well for skin cancer. Take it as a tea or in tablet form. Also good is burdock root and red clover tea. Fortunately, with skin cancer, as long as it is treated in the early stages, you can tell if it is gone.
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Gardening With Herbs Tips

Gardening With Herbs Tips | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Gardening With Herbs can help produce you natural healthy herb plants. Everything you need to get up and running your very own herb empire, from choosing the correct soil and keeping plants.
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The Triumph of New-Age Medicine - The Atlantic

The Triumph of New-Age Medicine - The Atlantic | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Medicine has long decried acupuncture, homeopathy, and the like as dangerous nonsense that preys on the gullible. Again and again, carefully controlled studies have shown alternative medicine to work no better than a placebo. But now many doctors admit that alternative medicine often seems to do a better job of making patients well, and at a much lower cost, than mainstream care—and they’re trying to learn from it.
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The herbal factor: Elevate your cooking with herbs

The herbal factor: Elevate your cooking with herbs | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Some useful tips for learning how to incorporate various ...perhaps unfamiliar...herbs into your cooking.
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Flax Seeds Promote Radiant Health When Nothing Else Will!

Flax seeds are the best source of Omega 3 since the body is not capable of producing it on its own. Flax seeds a...
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Alternative Health Solutions

Alternative Health Solutions | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Alternative Health Solutions - Welcome to RemedyGuidance.com, your online source for information and resources on proven alternative health remedy solutions.
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Guarana intake associated with reduction in metabolic disorders: Study

Guarana intake associated with reduction in metabolic disorders: Study | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
weightloss - (Guarana intake compared with rebate in metabolic disorders: Study: The study, published in Phytotherapy Research... http://bit.ly/fQXrJB)
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