Monthly Archives: October 2016

Cranberry Extract Disrupts Spread Of Hard-To-Treat Bacteria

New research reveals fresh clues on the infection-fighting properties of cranberries. Researchers in Canada showed how cranberry extract rich in a particular type of compound successfully disrupted cell-to-cell communication in bacteria responsible for hard-to-treat infections. The study shows cranberry extract rich in a particular group of compounds may help stop the spread of a bacterium that causes infections in hospital

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Aloe Vera Shows Promise in Lowering Blood Glucose and Reducing Other Symptoms of Prediabetes

Zhang Y, Liu W, Liu D, Zhao T, Tian H. Efficacy of aloe vera supplementation on prediabetes and early non-treated diabetic patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Nutrients. June 23, 2016;8(7). pii: E388. doi: 10.3390/nu8070388. Diabetes is characterized partly by elevated blood glucose and is a serious disease that may lead to potentially devastating health complications.

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Food As Medicine: Coriander/Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum, Apiaceae)

History and Traditional Use Range and Habitat Coriandrum sativum, known by the common names coriander and cilantro, is a bright green herbaceous member of the Apiaceae (or carrot) family. Often grown as an annual, it has thin, hollow stems that can reach several feet in height. The stems bear glossy, aromatic, dissected leaves, and pale pink or white flowers forming

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Can You Treat Psoriasis With Essential Oils?

Psoriasis is a long-term skin rash that has no medical cure, although it can be managed with the help of doctors. As with many conditions that are difficult to manage and need treatment, alternative treatments are available. These are often without the same scientific backing that conventional medicine has. Essential oils are one of the alternatives to medical treatment that

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DIY Food Forest Herb Plantings – An Open Source Archive

Food forest herb plantings archive: It includes food forest herb plant pictures, descriptions, cultural considerations, planting guidelines, and links to additional information. For food forest creation information visit the Food Forest Open Source Hub. The Food Forest Open Source Hub is also where you can find the results of our research into complete purchasing details for all plants listed on

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Time to Revive Our Traditional Knowledge Systems

For long, the attitude of Western science was such that it called Indian traditional knowledge systems a mere superstition. It was much later that indigenous systems were recognized for their scientific innovations, values, and benefits. They are now validated by the international scientific community. These systems evolved over centuries as communities living in challenging environments were able to develop suitable

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