United Plant Savers – The Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals

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Alchemy of Fermentation Workshop | Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism

    Valerie Blankenship, RH, AHG has over 24 years experience in the herbal field as a clinician, formulator, medicine maker and educator. She is Source: Alchemy of Fermentation Workshop | Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism

Food as Medicine: Caper (Capparis spinosa, Capparaceae)

The caper (Capparis spinosa, Capparaceae) bush is a small, salt-tolerant shrub with trailing, thorny branches, and thick, fleshy leaves. Caper has a deep root system and trailing vines that grow seven to 10 feet tall.1 The semi-prostrate branches have ovate, petiolate leaves arranged opposite of each other. The flowers are pink or white with three petals … Continue reading Food as Medicine: Caper (Capparis spinosa, Capparaceae)

Hibiscus Water Extract Demonstrates Significant Antioxidant Effects in Patients with Marfan Syndrome

Marfan syndrome (MFS) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder manifesting in persistent oxidative stress and malfunction of connective tissue in the cardiovascular and skeletal systems. Previous studies of hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa, Malvaceae) calyx drinks showed improvements in circulating antioxidant levels in healthy humans. Anthocyanins and organic acids like ascorbic acid are water-soluble antioxidants that are … Continue reading Hibiscus Water Extract Demonstrates Significant Antioxidant Effects in Patients with Marfan Syndrome