June Herb of the Month: Capers

Did you know: Capers – Capparis spinosa • Capers are the flower buds of the Flinders rose (or caper bush) Capparis spinosa • This thorny shrub is native to the Mediterranean and hardy to USDA zone 9 • Capers thrive in hot dry climates • Grows as a mounding shrub with a sprawling habit • … Continue reading June Herb of the Month: Capers

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Crooked Bear Creek Organics: Food As Medicine

We will focus on the latest databases, curation, and research done in each and every area of the body, mind, spirit, and emotions and its therapy which will help for optimal health and wellness. Through this, we will offer a unique opportunity for participants, investigators globally to meet, network, and perceive new scientific interactions for … Continue reading Crooked Bear Creek Organics: Food As Medicine

Turmeric Adulteration Bulletin Published by ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

Bulletin focuses on adulteration of turmeric with related species, artificial colorants, and the addition of synthetic curcuminoids to turmeric extracts AUSTIN, Texas (June 4, 2018) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Botanical Adulterants Bulletin on turmeric (Curcuma longa) rhizome and its extracts. Few herbal dietary supplement ingredients have seen such a steep … Continue reading Turmeric Adulteration Bulletin Published by ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

Know Your Herbal Chemistry

A herbalist should be fully aware of details about the pharmacology of herbs, a basic understanding of it is more than enough. Herbs are used for healing the human body, they are considered to be holistic agents, and they are used on a physical and biochemistry level. Many pharmacologists try to find out the constituents … Continue reading Know Your Herbal Chemistry

Know Your Underground Roots

Underground Stems The underground stems, by being situated below the surface of the soil, protect themselves against unfavorable conditions of weather and the attack of animals and serve as storehouses for reserve food, and in vegetative propagation. Their stem nature can be distinguished by the presence of nodes and internodes, scale leaves at the nodes, … Continue reading Know Your Underground Roots

Endangered Species; Herb Guide: Goldthread

Health Benefits of Goldthread Goldthread, also known as coptis or canker root, is a genus of perennial herbs that have been part of Asian and North American traditional medicine for hundreds of years. The roots of the plant look like a tangled mass of gold thread, hence its name. Herbal goldthread is actually the powdered … Continue reading Endangered Species; Herb Guide: Goldthread

Herb Guide: Senna

Cassia senna syn. Senna Alexandria Also, Known As: Alexandrian Senna Senna The senna plant is a small shrub belonging to the Caesalpiniaceae family. Incidentally, the senna belongs to two genus of Cassia - C. senna is also known as Alexandrina senna and C. Angustifolia that is also called the Tinnevelly senna. While the first variety … Continue reading Herb Guide: Senna

Herbal Pet Care

Just as we use herbs to enhance our lives, we can do the same for our four-legged family members - our pets. A growing number of veterinarians take a holistic approach to health care for animals, and that includes the use of herbs to promote wellness and increase the quality and length of our pet's … Continue reading Herbal Pet Care

The Venus Flytrap: Conserving the Carnivorous Curiosity

In his book Insectivorous Plants, which was first published in 1875, English naturalist and evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin wrote that the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula, Droseraceae) “is one of the most wonderful [plants] in the world.”1 Now, that “wonderful” plant is being threatened in the wild by a combination of poaching, overharvesting, habitat loss, fire suppression, … Continue reading The Venus Flytrap: Conserving the Carnivorous Curiosity

Honey Bees; Heros of Our Planet

Have you ever had the opportunity to observe the busy work of a tiny honey bee as it meanders from flower to flower on a clear, sunny day? There’s something truly captivating about honey bees that draw us deeper into their world. We see honey bees frequently in books, movies, and television, where they are … Continue reading Honey Bees; Heros of Our Planet