Monthly Archives: August 2020

American Botanical Council and Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs Warns Consumers about High Toxicity of Oleander

Herbal science group emphasizes that consumers should NOT attempt to produce oleander-based home-remedies or self-medicate with the dangerous poisonous plant. AUSTIN, Texas (August 18, 2020) — The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) today warned the public about the substantial toxicity associated with all parts of the oleander (Nerium oleander) plant. ABC warns consumers not to ingest any parts of the

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Botanicals Offer Options to Support Brain Function and Cognitive Health

Many botanical medicines are used to enhance cognitive function, concentration, and memory. The author reviews several substantial scientific and traditional support. Curcumin from turmeric (Curcuma longa, Zingiberaceae) has been tried in healthy adults to prevent cognitive decline and in those with dementia and cognitive impairment (CI). In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial (RCT), 57 community-dwelling elders who took curcumin

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Free Webinar: Botanical Supply Sustainability in the time of COVID Online

A conversation with Loren Israelsen, President, United Natural Products Alliance; Angela McElwee, President and CEO of Gaia Herbs; and Ajay Patel, Founder, and CEO of Verdure Sciences. The climate emergency and the decline of biodiversity make it abundantly clear that business, as usual, is no longer enough. The disruptions caused by COVID-19, challenging as they are, offer an opportunity to

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Nutritional Impact on Immunity and COVID – 19 | DonnieYance.com

Although statistics show that people over the age of 65 have an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 and dying from complications due to underlying conditions, it appears that it has more to do with nutritional status than age alone. It’s true that the older we get, the more nutritional deficiencies we may have, primarily because of poor dietary choices throughout

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Free Online Event Plant Medicine for Modern Epidemics Summit August 24-28, 2020

Never has it been more important and urgent to regenerate your body and build robust immunity than now, in the midst of our global health crisis. Acquiring the right knowledge about plant allies, and how to source and prepare them, can be life-changing for you and your family. Some of the plants and fungi of our immediate natural environment offer remarkable

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Nose-Twisting Nasturtiums

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
By Susan Belsinger Plant Profile Family: Tropaeolaceae Scientific name: Tropaeolum majus Common names: nasturtium, Indian cress, trophy cress, trophywort Native Habitat: Peru, parts of South America Plant Type: Annual Growth Habit: Dwarf bushy cultivars grow from 8 to 18 inches in height, while the climbers can easily reach 6 to 10…

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DIY Recipe of the Month: Summertime Peach Liquor • The Organic Alcohol Company

The long slow days of August are upon us and the hot summer weather has settled in. As a child, August was bittersweet with the return to school and friends on the horizon. Now still, I catch scents of fall, feel the cooler nights, and know these lazy hot days won’t last forever. Taking advantage of all that this season

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