Tag Archives: Herbs

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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Stock Your Winter Herbal Apothecary – Traditional Medicinals

Traditional herbalism is inextricably intertwined with the seasons. The shifting tides of hot to cold, harvest to hibernation, and light to dark guide us to the plants and healing protocols best suited to our needs any time of year. Whether our seasons are indistinguishable, or extremely dynamic, it is undeniable that for those of us in the northern hemisphere, we

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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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Getting Results with Herbs, a free training with Rosalee de la Forêt

We are thrilled to share with you that Learning Herbs will open their registration this morning for Taste of Herbs with herbalist and best-selling author Rosalee de la Forêt who has created a transformative online training. Rosalee writes and teaches with such substance, and depth, but also makes it very easy and practical for people to understand.  In Rosalee’s ‘Taste of Herbs’, she has

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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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AHPA UPDATE: Online Botanical Safety Handbook Updated with New Information

Historical use as food added for plantain leaf, stinging nettle, and elderberry AHPA continues to expand and update the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd ed. to provide the herbal industry with comprehensive safety information on over 500 species of herbs from clinical trials, pharmacological and toxicological studies, medical case reports, and historical texts. The latest updates and additions include: Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) was revised

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Hope, Wisdom, and Science from the Plant Kingdom in the Ongoing COVID Crisis | DonnieYance.com

  Viruses are one of the oldest organisms on Earth. They consist simply of a protein envelope and nucleic acids, which renders them unable to replicate outside of a host.  Some viruses, such as influenza, can both rearrange compatible genes and mutate on a regular basis in order to remain invisible.[1] Interestingly, the main benefit of herbs is their working

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