ADVISORY: American Botanical Council Submits Comments to FDA Suggesting Rescheduling of Cannabis

ABC ADVISORY American Botanical Council Submits Comments to FDA Suggesting Rescheduling of Cannabis ABC highlights clinical research supporting therapeutic benefits, noting that current Schedule I drug status significantly impedes research efforts on cannabis, cannabis preparations, and its compounds AUSTIN, Texas (April 26, 2018) — The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) recently submitted comments to the US Food … Continue reading ADVISORY: American Botanical Council Submits Comments to FDA Suggesting Rescheduling of Cannabis

Creating Herb Gardens With Children

Visit http://www.kidsgardening.org/ for more fun gardening ideas at school or at home. Herbs arouse kids' curiosity and interest because they thoroughly engage the senses. What better motivator for student investigations than plants that feel cool, smell great, and can turn mere tomatoes into pizza sauce? Their life stories, it turns out, are fascinating too. After all, … Continue reading Creating Herb Gardens With Children

HERBARIUM PROJECT FOR CHILDREN

An herbarium is a collection of dried plants that botanists use for studying, identifying, and classifying plants. Making an herbarium is a great way for kids and their parents to learn about botany and the plants used in herbalism. An herbarium will help you and your child get to know what plants look like, along with … Continue reading HERBARIUM PROJECT FOR CHILDREN

Fun On The Wild Side ~ INTRODUCTION TO HERBS FOR KIDS: WILDCRAFTING

Take a trip outside your door and look down! What do you see? Do you see little plants growing? Perhaps it is one single little dandelion or maybe you have found a whole area of plants growing and thriving. You won’t have to go far to find wild plants! Sometimes wild plants found around homes, … Continue reading Fun On The Wild Side ~ INTRODUCTION TO HERBS FOR KIDS: WILDCRAFTING

Safety of Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract in the Elderly

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgoaceae) is one of the most widely used medicinal plants throughout the world, and ginkgo leaf extract is used frequently to treat cognitive decline. There is extensive research evaluating the efficacy and safety of ginkgo. Clinical studies show that the rate of adverse events in patients treated with ginkgo is similar to … Continue reading Safety of Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract in the Elderly

Review on Stress Reduction from Rhodiola

Stress, a physiological reaction to threat or pressure, is mediated by hormones, cytokines, and catecholamines. If untreated, these signals can lead to chronic stress or "burnout." Stressors may be physical, emotional, environmental, external, or self-driven. The World Health Organization calls stress "the health epidemic of the 21st century." Stress-related conditions include depression; anxiety; diabetes; and … Continue reading Review on Stress Reduction from Rhodiola

Health Benefits of Barley Water

Barley water is made from barley, which is believed to be one of the oldest grains in the world. Although it is not a staple of most American diets, there is growing evidence that barley and barley-based foods have a variety of health benefits.In this article, we look at the evidence behind the many health … Continue reading Health Benefits of Barley Water

The Venus Flytrap: Conserving the Carnivorous Curiosity

In his book Insectivorous Plants, which was first published in 1875, English naturalist and evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin wrote that the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula, Droseraceae) “is one of the most wonderful [plants] in the world.”1 Now, that “wonderful” plant is being threatened in the wild by a combination of poaching, overharvesting, habitat loss, fire suppression, … Continue reading The Venus Flytrap: Conserving the Carnivorous Curiosity

Sustainable Harvest of Wild Plant Populations

Introduction Harvesting plant resources from wild populations have a number of benefits. For many medicinal and aromatic species, wild material is thought to be qualitatively superior to cultivated stock because plants that grow in natural, more adverse environments typically produce increased amounts of secondary metabolites.1 Wild-harvested plants frequently provide an important source of income for local … Continue reading Sustainable Harvest of Wild Plant Populations

30 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Every April 22, millions of people in nearly 200 countries celebrate Earth Day, and I’m one of them. Originating in 1970, Earth Day is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on how we can make our Earth a better place. It’s a time to be mindful of your impact on the Earth and … Continue reading 30 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day