Korean Red Ginseng May Reduce Genotoxicity and Improve Quality of Life in Patients with Epithelial Ovarian Cancer receiving Chemotherapy

Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) has no effective screening method for early detection, and it is often detected at advanced states. As a consequence, the survival rate is low. Patients diagnosed with EOC have a poor health-related quality of life (HRQL), which is worsened by chemotherapy. Complementary and alternative medicines are being evaluated to help improve HRQL in these patients. Korean

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Salvia: Summer Herb and Flowers

COMMON NAME: salvia GENUS: Salvia SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: S. splendens-popular bedding plant grown as an annual. S. superba ‘Blue Queen’-perennial; short spikes of deep violet flowers. S. haematodes-perennial; to 36 inches; sprays of lavender flowers. FAMILY: Labiatae BLOOMS: summer TYPE: annual and perennial DESCRIPTION: Both annual and perennial salvias are characterized by attractive spikes of flowers. The bedding-plant salvia produces brilliant

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The Forager’s: Foraging for Summertime Herbs

Go beyond the confines of the garden and into the wild to find some of nature’s most valuable medicine. Summer is the perfect time to stock up on nature’s healing gifts. But all too often we walk right by these treasures, not recognizing them as valuable plants. Learning how to identify and then use a variety of edible and medicinal

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Getting to Know Lyre-Leaf Sage

Having fallen into disuse, this North American species is making a comeback thanks to some notable herbalists and a nod from the Herb Society of America. Graceful, light-blue wildflowers border the roads and cover swaths of meadows in periwinkle, from the Mid-Atlantic to Missouri and from Florida to Texas. Known as “just a roadside weed” or invasive species, lyre-leaf sage

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Scientists Discover How Chinese Medicinal Plant Makes Anti-Cancer Compound

New research led by Professor Cathie Martin of the John Innes Centre has revealed how a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine produces compounds which may help to treat cancer and liver diseases. The Chinese skullcap, Scutellaria baicalensis – otherwise known in Chinese medicine as Huang-Qin – is traditionally used as a treatment for fever, liver and lung complaints. Scutellaria

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Summer Herbs: Feverfew {Tanacetum parthenium}

Also, Known As: Bride’s Button Compositae Featherfew Featherfoil Febrifuge Plant Feverfew Wild Chamomile The feverfew herb has been used as an herbal remedy since the time of Dioscorides-78 A.D. The herbal remedies made from the feverfew was used to treat problems such as a headache, the development of menstrual irregularities in women, disorders such as stomachaches, and all types of fevers in

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Larkspur is the Flower of the Month of July

Did you know? Larkspur is the flower of the month of July and its meaning denotes Fickleness. Larkspur Flowers are irregularly shaped and bloom in a loose, vertical grouping along the upper end of the plant’s main stalk. Larkspur is actually a very complex flower consisting of both petals and sepals. Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Ranunculales Family Ranunculaceae Genus

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