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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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Celery Seed – The Herb Society of America’s Herb of the Month

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
By Maryann Readal Celery seed comes from a variety of celery that is different from the celery (Apium graveolens) we see in grocery stores. The seed comes from an ancestor of celery called smallage or wild celery. The smallage variety is native to the Mediterranean area and the Middle East and…

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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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Safe Passage for Plants & Pollinators: Building GreenBridges™

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
By Debbie Boutelier, HSA Past President & GreenBridgesTM Chair It’s summer and the living is easy for our pollinators. There is an abundance of blooming plants from which to choose. A little here, a little there, moving pollen around from plant to plant and increasing the abundance. It’s glorious now, but…

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