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tag: botanical medicine

Natural Remedy as Effective as Allergy Medication

Spring has sprung and with the warm weather comes bountiful buds and blooms on the plants that surround us.  Spring also brings plant allergens that can disrupt our enjoyment of nature's rebirth.  For…

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16 Ways to Breathe Easier

The colder weather can aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions.  To make matters worse people spend more time indoors in their homes and office, which tend to have poor air quality.  To help…

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Herbal Supplements: Are You Getting What You Pay For?

A controversial new study published in the journal BMC Medicine found that one-third of 44 herbal supplements tested showed no detectable amounts of the plant advertised on the bottle. The researchers…

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7 Natural Lung-Healing Remedies

From the bountiful harvests to the changing colors of trees around us, autumn is a beautiful time of year.  For people suffering from fall allergies, asthma, or other breathing concerns, it is often a…

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Honeybush Tea Stops Fat Accumulation

Exciting new research published in the journal Phytomedicine found that honeybush tea (both fermented and non-fermented varieties) inhibits fat accumulation in cellular and animal models of obesity. I…

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Ginger is Better than Drugs for Pain, says Study

A new study published in the journal Arthritis compared ginger extract to the common drugs betamethasone (cortisone) and ibuprofen for the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Whil…

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Spice Proven to Speed Metabolism, Fight Cancer

Turmeric is not just for curries anymore.  New research by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) found the key ingredient in the spice turmeric, curcumin, enhances the activity of the cel…

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7 Flower Remedies for Depression

Everyone feels down sometimes. Perhaps  you’re overwhelmed, exhausted from chronic illness, or dealing with life circumstances that feel hopeless.  Of course, you should always consult a doctor if you…

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