A message from Rosemary 💖💞💖

A special note from Rosemary! Dearest Friends & Herbal Students, Warm spring greetings.  What a world we woke up too! And yet, spring comes irrevocably, with a thousand seeds beneath the ground getting ready to thrust upwards.  Tree buds are bursting forth as they’ve done for millennia, flowers are blooming and birds returning in great flocks to the northlands.  In

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The National Library of Medicine Expands Access to Coronavirus Literature Through PubMed Central

March 26, 2020 To: ABC Members and Supporters From: American Botanical Council Re: The National Library of Medicine Expands Access to Coronavirus Literature Through PubMed Central The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is expanding access to scientific papers on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by expanding the number of journal articles available

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A Brief History of Chloroquine

FDA fast-tracks the drug, modeled after the natural substance quinine in cinchona bark, for use in COVID-19 clinical trials Editor’s note: The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) is disseminating this information to its members and other stakeholders in the medicinal plant community to provide historical insight into the ethnobotanical approach to drug discovery with respect to chloroquine and its derivative hydroxychloroquine.

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Fire Cider Remedy, by Rosemary Gladstar

http://www.rosemarysremedies.com Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar shares how to make Fire Cider, a cold and flu remedy that she formulated and shared with the world. This is a perfect remedy for someone who needs a fiery kick to his or her immune system. A blend of spicy and sweet flavors was combined to enhance your circulatory and digestive system. Will come in

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Dilution of Essential Oils for Topical Application: What You Need to Know.

Although essential oils are absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream somewhat more readily when applied undiluted than when used in diluted form, this is not a good practice because of the risks of experiencing skin irritation and sensitization (a type of allergic reaction) increase greatly when undiluted essential oils are put on the skin and the risk of systemic

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Essential Oils A Natural Substance

For over several thousands of years, humans have been employing essential oils for therapeutic purposes as well as sustaining good health. In effect, the ancient Egyptians extensively used essential oils. Currently, essential oils are used extensively in lotions meant for external use, aromatherapy, comforting baths and in a great assortment of herbal medications. Any attempt to define essential oils accurately as

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Sustainable Harvesting of Dragon’s Blood (Croton lechleri) in Peru

by Steven R. King HerbalGram. 2020; American Botanical Council This article describes the sustainable management practices and use of sangre de drago (Croton lechleri, Euphorbiaceae), meaning “dragon’s blood,” a medicinal plant native to tropical forests, which has been used in traditional medicine by many Amazonian indigenous peoples and cultures for centuries. This plant is also used as a phytomedicine in Latin

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Aromatherapy with Damask Rose Essential Oil Improves Sleep Quality of Patients with Cancer

Cancer patients often complain of sleep disorders that affect their quality of life and social functioning. Complementary and alternative medicine treatments such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and yoga can improve the quality of life for cancer patients. Clinical studies have reported sedative effects of damask rose (Rosa × Damascena, Rosaceae), particularly improved sleep quality with aromatherapy. These authors conducted a randomized,

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