A Herbalist Library

When you start on any new craft there are always go-to books. Beginner herbalists often find themselves curious about all the different ways to practice herbalism or ways to just dabble. Whether you’re interested in growing medicinal herbs, creating herbal medicine or becoming a herbal practitioner, there’s a book for you! Here are some staples that you can find. Herbal Recipes

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According To Research: Aphrodisiacs: Do They Work?

The quest for sexual satisfaction is as old as civilization itself. Can 21st-century medicine unravel the secret? Despite good-quality clinical studies, the holy grail of aphrodisiacs remains to be found. Do aphrodisiacs have a place in our sex lives? For many couples, a happy sex life is a key to long-term happiness. But sexual dysfunction and loss of interest in sex are

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Review on Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plants

Chen S-L, Yu H, Luo H-M, Wu Q, Li C-F, Steinmetz A. Conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants: problems, progress, and prospects. Chin Med. July 30, 2016;11:37. doi: 10.1186/s13020-016-0108-7. Over 1300 medicinal plants are used in Europe, with 90% harvested from the wild. In the United States, about 118 of the top 150 prescription drugs come from, or are

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Hawthorn {Crataegus oxyacantha or Crataegus monogyna}

Also, Known As: English Hawthorn Haw Hawthorn May May Blossom Maybush May Tree Quick-set Shan-cha Whitethorn The herb called the hawthorn is one of the best herbal remedies to boost the performance of the heart and the human circulatory system in general. A potent vasodilatory action can be induced in the human body by the flowers, leaves and the berries

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Saw Palmetto {Serenoa repens}

Also, Known As: Palmetto Sabal Saw Palmetto Saw palmetto was a frequent ingredient in the conservative remedies during the first half of the 20th century and was generally used as a moderate diuretic and also as remedies for chronic cystitis. Saw palmetto herb was also believed to be an effective therapy for enlarged prostates. Since saw palmetto is believed to

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Nettle {Urtica dioica}

Also, Known As: Chinese Nettle Common Nettle Common Stinging Nettle Great Nettle Great Stinging Nettle Hsieh-tzu-ts’ao Nettle Stinging Nettle The herb known as the nettle is a small plant reaching about two to three feet in height with an erect stem; it bears dark green leaves that are marked by serrated margins. The nettle gives out small and inconspicuous flowers

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A New Road To Explore; Stinging Nettles: A New Approach To Cancer.

An innovative approach to cancer treatment utilizes a compound found in stinging nettles. While it’s early days, the new treatment could offer more effective and more specific cancer treatment. A compound found in stinging nettles may help in the fight against cancer. A platinum-based drug called cisplatin is often used in the fight against cancer. Though it can be effective, there

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