Monthly Archives: February 2018

Systematic Review on the Use of Cranberry Products to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections in Healthy Women

In the United States, the most common urologic disease is urinary tract infection (UTI). Uncomplicated UTI in otherwise healthy individuals is more common in women than in men and is commonly treated with antibiotics. Women with recurrent UTI often receive multiple antibiotics within short periods of time, and, in some women, antibiotics are used prophylactically. This use of antibiotics increases the

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Review of Bacopa-containing Polyherbal Products in Children Supports Use to Improve Cognition and Behavior

Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine from India. Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri, Plantaginaceae) leaf is used in Ayurveda as a cognitive enhancer. Research in child and adolescent populations has found it to improve language comprehension, memory, focus, and attention. While research supporting the benefits of bacopa is extensive, there is less understanding of its effects in multi-herb combination formulas that are

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Plant Profile: Eucalyptus {Eucalyptus globulus}

Also, Known As: Blue Gum Blue Gum Tree Eucalyptus Fever Tree The familiar tree known as the eucalyptus is indigenous to Australia. This popular quick growth tree is now cultivated in many other countries. The tree is one of the quickest growing tree species around; it is also among the world’s biggest and tallest trees. The eucalyptus grows successfully in

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Plant Profile: Yerba Mansa

Anemopsis californica Also, Known As: Lizard’s Tail Queue de Lézard Swamp Root Yerba Mansa Yerba Manza Usually, the yerba mansa, scientific name Anemopsis californica, is depicted as a perennially growing herb. Native to the United States, this herb grows most actively during the spring and summer. The foliage of this plant is green and it produces unremarkable white blooms along

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Plant Profile: Chuchupate, Oshá

Ligusticum porteri – Chuchupate, Oshá Other Names:  Bear Root, Colorado Cough Root, Chuchupate, Hunawpi, Nawpi, Wasike, Shush, Chuchupaste, Porter’s Lovage Origin:  Chuchupate is found primarily from the Rocky Mtns. south down into the Cordillera of Mexico. Widely used by peoples of the Southwest and Mexico with a far-reaching significance in their cosmology. The plant is greatly varied in terms of size,

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Can Yoga Help To Manage Metabolic Syndrome?

People who practice yoga — who are also known, at least in the Western world, as “yogis” — always rave about how yoga could benefit the body and mind. But what does the science say? A new study investigates, focusing on how yoga affects people with metabolic syndrome. For instance, some studies have suggested that yoga boosts brain health and cognition,

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Lung Cleansing Benefits of Lungwort and Osha Root

Lungwort, also known as lungwort leaf or Pulmonaria officinalis, is a natural plant that has been used around the world for a variety of respiratory ailments, including coughs, colds, bronchial detoxification and catarrhal problems. Lungwort is found in native damp habitats and coastal areas in Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa. Because it’s very sensitive to environmental toxins, the areas in

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Menthol Crystals For Lung Cleansing

If you’ve experienced congestion, and we all have, you know it’s not only a miserable feeling but it also, mechanically, can be difficult to breathe. Regular lung cleansing may just be the answer to many respiratory ailments. We’re always breathing so, unlike some conditions, which may be easy to temporarily ignore, clogged sinuses and lung congestion are a constant and

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