Monthly Archives: October 2020

Medicinal Plant Research Experts Publish Extensive Review on Adaptogens

On October 25, 2020, the scientific journal Medicinal Research Reviews published a review entitled “Evolution of the adaptogenic concept from traditional use to medical systems: Pharmacology of stress‐ and aging‐related diseases.”1 This paper, written by 11 medicinal plant experts, comes at a time when herbal adaptogens are becoming more widely used by proactive health consumers to deal with increasing mental and physical stress.

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Activities and Applications of Emerging Herbal Preparations

“Nutraceutical” is an umbrella term, often used interchangeably with “functional food”. Nutraceuticals are foods, food ingredients, or dietary supplements (DSs) with benefits beyond basic nutrition. They include functional and fortified foods, fiber products, herbs that are not primarily medicinal, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Regulated differently in different countries, they have varying routes to approval and histories of use. In

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Herbs for Respiratory Health – Urban Moonshine

You can notice the change from the humid, vegetal smells of summer mornings to the crisp richness of autumn, at least here in Vermont. The dawn is much later too: now we step outside as the last stars fade, and the air has a trace of wood smoke from the first fires of the season. Source: Herbs for Respiratory Health – Urban Moonshine

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DIY Recipe of the Month: Spiced Pear Liquor • The Organic Alcohol Company

October’s recipe is extra exciting to share, not only because we are showcasing our newly available Craft-Grade Pear Spirits, but because fall flavors like Clove and Cinnamon and ripe Pear happen to be an all-time, cozy-inducing favorite. We now have our Certified Organic Craft-Grade Pear in house, and it was hard to choose what recipe to make with this fragrant,

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Free Webinar: Saw Palmetto: A Conversation on Sustainability, Quality, and Authentication

As part of the Sustainable Herbs Program’s outreach for the SHP Sustainability and Regenerative Practices Toolkit, we are hosting a series of conversations on key issues around sustainability and the botanical industry with leaders in the botanical community. We are happy to announce the third webinar in this series: Saw Palmetto: A Conversation on Sustainability, Quality, and Authentication. Nearly the

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