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Blockchain Systems May Create an Accountability System for Herbal and Botanical Products and Ingredients

The global trade in botanical products has been steadily increasing. Thus, creating a growing concern about the ethnopharmacology, quality, and social and economic viability of botanical resources. Valid concerns have been raised regarding equitable benefit-sharing, responsible sourcing, and sustainable supply. Cultivated or wild-harvested material, varied regulation among different markets and in different countries, insufficient knowledge and poor practice regarding threatened

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Lemongrass: A Resourceful Herb and Essential Oil

Lemongrass {Cymbopogon citratus} Also, Known As: Citroengrass Fever Grass Lemongrass Sereh Te Limon Zacate Limon Cymbopogon citratus, generally known as lemongrass, is a resourceful herb, a natural source of aroma, mosquito repellent as well as a plant that is widely used to decorate gardens. Lemongrass belongs to the grass or Poaceae family (formerly known as Gramineae) and has several functions – an effective

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Where and How to Grow an Herbal Groundcover – Richo’s Blog

The urge to muck about and create plant habitat goes hand-in-hand with the urge to grow more and more species of plants that need individualized growing conditions.   As your species list increases, you will probably feel motivated to prepare specific plant habitats.  After all, making your plants happy is a way to spread a groundcover of happiness into yourself. RICHO

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HerbalGram Special Sustainability and Conservation Issue Highlights Threat of Climate Crisis on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

AUSTIN, Texas (November 25, 2019) — Rapidly warming temperatures, fluctuating precipitation patterns, and changing landscapes are having measurable negative effects on global flora, including medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs). These impacts are described in the extensive cover article of issue 124 of HerbalGram, the quarterly, peer-reviewed scientific journal of the nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC). This latest issue focuses on conservation and sustainability

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How To Make An Herbal Liniment For Pain

What is a liniment? A liniment is an herbal remedy that is used topically to help alleviate pain in sore muscles and soft tissues.  It’s usually made with either rubbing alcohol or witch hazel, so the herbs can be easily and quickly absorbed into the skin.   Oils can also be used, but they don’t have the immediate effect of an alcohol-based

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American Ginseng Extract Used with Conventional Therapy Enhances Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Several herbal supplements are used to help manage type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Among them is American ginseng (AG, Panax quinquefolius, Araliaceae), which has been evaluated in randomized, controlled trials for its effects on glycemic control. These authors conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, crossover, clinical trial to investigate the effects of AG on glycemic control and diabetes-related risk factors when used

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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 lives. At home, you can

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Natural Home Remedies for Sore Throat

Sore throats are one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor and they tend to affect children the most. A sore throat is usually considered a minor complaint until you have one and every swallow induces pain—pain that may seem unbearable. Unfortunately, the only option is to treat the symptoms and rest until you recover. Fortunately, there are many

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