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 … Continue reading Cranberry Extract Disrupts Spread Of Hard-To-Treat Bacteria
Adding cinnamon to your diet can cool your body by up to two degrees, according to research. And the spice may also contribute to a general improvement in overall health, say authors of a new report. Source: The spice of life: Cinnamon cools your stomach -- ScienceDaily
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 … Continue reading Aloe Vera Shows Promise in Lowering Blood Glucose and Reducing Other Symptoms of Prediabetes
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 … Continue reading Food As Medicine: Coriander/Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum, Apiaceae)
Did you know spider's webs were used to stop bleeding and the most common cures sought were for warts Source: Herbal medicine: A relic of the past or a signpost of the future?
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 … Continue reading Can You Treat Psoriasis With Essential Oils?
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 … Continue reading DIY Food Forest Herb Plantings – An Open Source Archive
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 … Continue reading Time to Revive Our Traditional Knowledge Systems