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Category Archives: Herbs

CBD and Hemp Seed Oil Nutrition – Journal of Nutraceuticals, Functional & Medical Foods

The recent awareness of the power of CBD hemp oil extracts without any psychoactive properties (no to trace levels of THC) is not really new science. Rather the unveiling to the public of the power and importance of hemp/cannabis derived nutritional and medicine products for dietary supplement use
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Ayurvedic Medicine medicinal plants, by Dr. Scott Gerson of NIAM, the National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine

Top Ayurvedic medicinal plants and herbal medicines. Ayurveda means "the knowledge for long life," is a medicinal plant based science system of traditional medicine native to India and a form of alternative complimentary medicine.
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Top 10 Herbs to Boost Your Immune System

The herbs and foods listed below are in the “superfood” category, are nutrient dense, and can help your health. Dried plants were after all the drugs of choice by doctors for thousands of years.
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Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica is designed to give practitioners the information they need to practice Chinese herbal medicine with greater understanding and confidence. It provides a wealth of new information - more than twice the content of the previous edition -- and practical insight into more than 530 of the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese pharmacopoeia.
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Super Healing Foods

Super Healing Foods educates you on the most nutritious foods that help you delay disease onset, age gracefully and increase longevity.
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Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Plants, the Encyclopedia by Chevallier

Discover over 900 herbs and plants with detailed information on the most healing one hundred plants, each with a full-page spread outlining their habitat and cultivation, related species, key constituents and actions, research, traditional and current uses, parts used, key preparations, and self-help uses.
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Effectively Treat Cold and Flu Symptoms with Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine is incredibly effective in quickly resolving cold and flu symptoms naturally without medications. In my 37 years of working in the medical field, including 26 years as a Licensed Acupuncturist, I have not found any medicine, vitamin, or nutritional supplement that works as well as the appropriately selected Chinese herbal formula.
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Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)(Siberian Ginseng)

Renowned for its ability to increase mental alertness, the immune system, and muscle performance, scientists believe Eleuthero helps prevent "adrenal burnout" caused by ongoing physical or mental stress. For this reason it is a natural resource to assist in the training of athletes. The mental alertness it offers is comparable in nature to caffeine, but without the crash that often accompanies caffeine.
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Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)

Chaste Tree is possibly the most well known hormone balancer for women. It is found in formulas made to address PMS, dysmenorrhea, menopause, and is useful to treat any type of imbalance caused by a disturbance in hormonal activity. It is indicated when treating hormonal acne, during the period of rebalance experienced after discontinuing use of birth control pills, and also when trying to become pregnant, as it can increase fertility.
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Wheatgrass is considered by many one of nature’s land based superfoods. It provides chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. It derives from the cotyledons (the embryo within the seed of a plant) of the common wheat plant. It is often found in juice bars served alone in one ounce shots (they taste exactly like the smell of fresh cut grass) or mixed in with other fruit or vegetable drinks. Wheatgrass is often found in superfood concentrate supplements as are barley grass, oat grass, chlorella and spirulina. Many claim wheatgrass has unique curative properties originating from Wheatgrass proponent Schnabel who in the 1940s claimed that wheatgrass’s overall nutritional value to that of ordinary garden vegetables is a ratio of 1:23.
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Clover (Trifolium) or trefoil

Clover is a wild plant that is a primary food source for grazing cattle and other animals. It has also been used medicinally to treat a number of conditions and is high in vitamins and minerals. Traditionally, these have included cancer, whooping cough, respiratory problems, and skin inflammations, such as psoriasis and eczema. Red clover, particularly its flower, is commonly used medicinally. It was thought to "purify" the blood by acting as a diuretic (helping the body get rid of excess fluid) and expectorant (helping clear lungs of mucous), improving circulation, help cleanse the liver, menopausal symptoms, and to treat skin conditions. It can be a mild laxative. Read more to learn more about nutrition and medicinal uses of clover and watch our selected video.
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Burdock – Arctium lappa

Burdock is most famous for its blood cleansing abilities. It is widely used to treat skin conditions caused by an overload of toxins, like eczema, psoriasis, acne, and dermatitis. As a powerful detoxifier with mild bitter properties, it is useful to maintain liver and digestive health as well. The burdock root is the most commonly used part in formulations targeting cell cleansing of waste and toxic products.
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Onions – Allium cepa

Onions lend their flavor to almost every regional cuisine in the world. While their taste is extraordinary and unique, onions also contribute to health and wellness, providing many phytonutrients, minerals, and vitamins. Onions have been coined the “rose among the roots” due to medicinal value known since ancient Egypt and commonly prescribed by Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. Eating onions on a regular basis can lower the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, regulate blood sugar levels, lower cancer risk, and reduce asthma and hayfever due to allergies. Nutritionally they are natural “uppers” providing beta-carotene, vitamin A, potassium, B1, B2, Vitamin C and a host of potent antioxidant and anti-cancer phytonutrients. Add fresh onion to nearly any dish to punch it up in taste and nutrition. Better yet, add onion, garlic and a dash of cayenne. Well your at it toss in some anti-viral mushrooms.
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Medical Marijuana, Hemp and Cannabis – History of Use and the Untold Story

Medical marijuana is the rage today in many parts of the US. Decriminalization is the trend. The hemp plant has been used globally for over 10,000 years. Hemp use in protein supplements, skin care, body care, beverages and other foods is increasingly common. This article discusses medical marijuana and other human consumption aspects of hemp - one of nature’s miraculous superfoods and most misunderstood renewable resources.
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Robert Doane, LAc and Masters in Oriental Medicine, is now an OWC featured member expert

Mr. Doane is a frequent speaker and educator to other medical professionals interested in learning effective clinical application of Traditional Chinese Medicine, perhaps the world's oldest natural medicine science.
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Anti-Stress Herbs: Staying Calm and in Natural Balance

Though allopathic medicine offers an enormous choice of stress relievers, most of them have side effects of some kind, and many people suffering from chronic stress can become addicted to the relief and often the euphoria they provide. On the other hand, herbal remedies come from a natural medicine cabinet filled with stress relieving plants that rarely cause side effects. Herbs prompt the body to release tension in a healthful manner while helping the system regain its natural balance.
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Save Your Life with Cinnamon Spice! by Dr. Steven Joyal

We are in the midst of a deadly epidemic of metabolic disease. As our waistlines bulge ever wider, our blood sugar levels rocket upwards. Delicious cinnamon, that versatile and amazingly aromatic spice, offers impressive health benefits.
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Essential Oil Primer

Essential oils are used in various medicinal systems. Aromatherapy is the art built upon them. Each has believed distinct health benefits most of which are still being learned particularly in western medicine. The more common benefits indicated in the literature are referenced following the name of each genesis.
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