Tag Archives: Herbals

Arnica as a First Aid Medicine

Arnica has a long history of use for injuries wherever it grows. It has a long history of use by Native Americans. Many of the ways it is currently employed are derived from European traditions, where it is still commonly used. Our current usage is very similar to its historical use for injuries. Arnica has historically and traditionally been used

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DIY Recipe of the Month: Herbal Spring Tincture • The Organic Alcohol Company

Organic Alcohol Company (OAC) was founded in 2001 to provide high-proof Organic Alcohol with herbalists in mind. Our founder, an herbalist himself, saw the need to provide an alternative to other conventional ethanols on the market. Focusing on high quality and healthful medicines is still something our whole team values. We regularly purchase products from our local herbalist customers, not

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The Anti-Infectious Medicinal Properties of Propolis | DonnieYance.com

What is Propolis? A resinous material produced by honeybees from plant exudates, propolis is valued in traditional herbal medicine for its immune modulating and anti-microbial effects. The word “propolis” is rooted in the Greek language and means ‘defense for’ (pro) ‘the community’ (polis), which refers to the beehive. Bees use propolis to construct and restore their hives. Propolis forms a

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Wild Lettuce, Spontaneous Generation in the Garden of Diversity – Richo’s Blog

How does one identify volunteers in the field?  Well, the volunteers will appear in the area under and around the mother plant, or in the case of short-lived plants like Wild Lettuce, in the area where the mother plant once prospered but is now gone.  Every seedling has its individual characteristics.  Some will carry the seed coat up above the

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Scientific Journal Publishes BAPP Staff-written Article Detailing Adulteration Schemes Used to Fool Commonly Used Laboratory Analytical Methods

The scientific journal Acta Horticulturae has just published a paper entitled “Botanical ingredient adulteration – how some suppliers attempt to fool commonly used analytical techniques”.1 The article is part of the proceedings of the International Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, held at the 30th International Horticultural Conference of the International Society on Horticultural Sciences in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2018. The paper

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Herbs for Respiratory Health – Urban Moonshine

You can notice the change from the humid, vegetal smells of summer mornings to the crisp richness of autumn, at least here in Vermont. The dawn is much later too: now we step outside as the last stars fade, and the air has a trace of wood smoke from the first fires of the season. Source: Herbs for Respiratory Health – Urban Moonshine

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Cannabidiol: A Race to Relief

by Nishi Whiteley, Ethan Russo, MD Few chemical compounds have enjoyed such a rapid ascent to market acceptance and consumer popularity as CBD. According to BDS Analytics, the US hemp-derived CBD market is projected to grow to $20 billion by 2024.1 CBD was the top-selling herbal dietary supplement in US natural retail stores in 2019, according to the American Botanical Council’s Herb Market Report. Sales

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US Herbal Supplement Sales Increase by 8.6% in 2019, Record-Breaking Sales Predicted for 2020

HerbalGram’s Herb Market Report discusses 2019 trends and highlights ingredients with steep sales increases during COVID-19 pandemic in first six months of 2020 AUSTIN, Texas (August 31, 2020) — Consumers in the United States spent an estimated $9.602 billion on herbal dietary supplements in 2019, an 8.6% increase in total US sales from the previous year, according to the American

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Botanicals Offer Options to Support Brain Function and Cognitive Health

Many botanical medicines are used to enhance cognitive function, concentration, and memory. The author reviews several substantial scientific and traditional support. Curcumin from turmeric (Curcuma longa, Zingiberaceae) has been tried in healthy adults to prevent cognitive decline and in those with dementia and cognitive impairment (CI). In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial (RCT), 57 community-dwelling elders who took curcumin

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