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Purple Sage Medicinal Herbs

Purple Sage Medicinal Herbs
Welcome to Purple Sage Medicinal Herbs. This website is maintained by a Medical Herbalist as an information resource for those interested in medicinal herbs and their applications, including students of complementary and alternative medicine, botanists, gardeners, cooks, and anyone wanting to learn more about traditional herbal medicine. If you are intending to use herbal medicines yourself you should first read the safety statement. Site Contents Herb Profiles: An expanding database of monographs on individual herbs and their medicinal uses. Treatments: This section deals with a selection of common ailments and possible herbal treatments. Shop: Buy dried herbs, herbal capsules, lotions & potions, books, gifts and much more. Books and Equipment shop: In association with Amazon, all the herbal books and equipment you'll need, all in one place. Recipes: Seasonal recipes and simple crafts using herbs and spices. Back to top Which herb books are being recommended by Amazon this week? Who am I? Related:  staying healthy (non-diet)Herbs

Want Cleaner and Purer Air? Try Air-Cleaning Plants, NASA Says NASA knows a thing or two about keeping air clean, sending astronauts into space with a limited amont of breathable air for months on end. Afterall, they can’t simply open a window when things get stuffy in space. What NASA researchers have learned about air quality in the home concerning air-cleaning plants, however, is refreshing to say the least. They’ve found several common houseplant varieties can essentially clean the air of certain chemicals. According to the NY Times: “Formaldehyde is commonly found in drapes, glues and coating products. And with asbestos, formaldehyde, and other VOCs leaching off every wall of our home, it’s no surprise that indoor pollution may be causing 50% of illnesses worldwide. Taken from NASA’s ‘Interior Landscape Plants for Indoor Air Pollutant Abatement‘ report, it reads: The plants found to be most effective at purifying the air include: Peace liliesMother-in-law’s tongueFicusGerbera daisiesSnake plantsDevil’s ivy Dr. Additional Sources: NY Times Scribd

Survival Food Series: Medicinal Plants for the Survival Garden Plants have been revered through out history for their magical healing powers. In a dire situation where over the counter medicine is no longer available, many will be forced to turn their backs on modern medicine and reacquaint themselves with more homeopathic and natural forms. In this type of situation, many will be turning to alternative medicines to alleviate and assist some of the more chronic health issues such as high blood pressure, menopausal symptoms, migraines, anemia and arthritis. Acquiring books on herbal medicines for a disaster scenario would be a great knowledge source to add to any preparedness library. In the book, Herbal Medicine: The Natural Way To Get Well and Stay Well by Dian Dincin Buchman, Ph. 1. “Cayenne pepper is a powerful stimulant, producing a sense of heat in the stomach, and a general glow ove r the body without a narcotic effect. This pepper can assist as a digestion aid. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. A tea made of common sage can help lift depression. 8. St. 9.

Five Scientific Conclusions About Cannabis That The Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want You To Know Photo Credit: N.ico via Flickr July 29, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. While studies touting the purported dangers of cannabis are frequently pushed by the federal government and, therefore, all but assured mainstream media coverage, scientific conclusions rebutting pot propaganda or demonstrating potential positive aspects of the herb often tend to go unnoticed. 1. In the years immediately prior to the passage of the federal Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, exploitation journalists routinely, yet unfoundedly, claimed that cannabis use triggered psychotic and violent behavior. Writing in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, investigators assessed the impact of a lifetime history of substance use on mortality in 762 subjects with schizophrenia or related disorders. A ‘novel’ and ‘interesting’ finding indeed; too bad no one in the corporate media cared enough to report it. 2. Can cannabis use quell thoughts of suicide? 3. Or not.

Bulk organic herbs, spices & essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs New Catalog Our latest catalog for Spring/Summer 2014 is here! Enjoy over 20 brand new herbal recipes from our kitchen, fun how-tos, exciting new products, gorgeous color photos, farm stories, and plenty of herbal inspirations to explore. We have all of the essentials you'll need as the sun brings new growth our way. Organic Tea Blends Our delicious herbal tea blends are made by hand in small batches each day. Herb Day Celebration Join us on May 4th for FREE herbal education and celebration! Salmon-Safe Certified Mountain Rose Herbs is the first business in Eugene to be certified!

Biodiversity loss may cause increase in allergies and asthma Declining biodiversity may be contributing to the rise of asthma, allergies, and other chronic inflammatory diseases among people living in cities worldwide, a Finnish study suggests. Emerging evidence indicates that commensal microbes inhabiting the skin, airway, and gut protect against inflammatory disorders. However, little is known about the environmental determinants of the microbiome. Ilkka Hanski et al. from the Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, investigated whether reduced human contact with nature and biodiversity influences the composition of commensal skin bacteria and allergen sensitivity in a random sample of 118 teenagers living in eastern Finland. The authors found that subjects living on farms or near forests had more diverse bacteria on their skin and lower allergen sensitivity than individuals living in areas with less environmental biodiversity, such as urban areas or near bodies of water.

Horizon Herbs-Organic growers of medicinal herb seeds, medicinal herb plants, organic vegetable seeds and organic garden seeds. Empowering Gardeners to Grow Roots of Sustainability Thank you for your interest in open pollinated vegetables, culinary herbs and medicinal herbs. We are here to serve you and to nurture nature. Please use the navigation at the left (click) to access the full range of our seeds, plants, books, and other cool stuff. One Love! Our greatest joy is to provide you with GOOD LIVE SEEDS. We believe that the best way to support good health of friends and family is to get everybody out into the garden to do some work in the sunshine, then feed them up on fresh salads and vegetables that are the results of their own good labors. Naturopathic doctors tell us that the best way to avoid cancer is to eat organic, freshly grown green leafy vegetables. We believe that by planting diversity we can really help the earth to heal. We put detailed growing instructions specific to the plant on each and every packet of seeds. Live fully this precious life!

Government Forced Cancer Institute To Censor Medical Marijuana Benefits | THE Weed Blog By Steve Elliott of Toke of the Town In March, the National Cancer Agency (NCI), a component agency of the National Institutes of Health, acknowledged the medicinal benefits of marijuana in its online treatment database. But the information only stayed up a few days, before it was scrubbed from the site. Now, newly obtained documents reveal not only how NCI database contributors arrived at their March 17 summary of marijuana’s medical uses, but also the furious politicking that went into quickly scrubbing that summary of information regarding the potential tumor-fighting effects of cannabis, reports Kyle Daly at the Washington Independent. Phil Mocek, a civil liberties activist with the Seattle-based Cannabis Defense Coalition, obtained the documents as a result of a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request he filed in March after reading coverage of the NCI’s action. The treatment database on NCI’s website is called the Physician Data Query (PDQ).

Roselle (plant) The roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a species of Hibiscus native to the Old World tropics, used for the production of bast fibre and as an infusion. It is an annual or perennial herb or woody-based subshrub, growing to 2–2.5 m (7–8 ft) tall. The leaves are deeply three- to five-lobed, 8–15 cm (3–6 in) long, arranged alternately on the stems. The roselle is known as the rosella or rosella fruit in Australia. The plant is considered to have antihypertensive properties. The red calyces of the plant are increasingly exported to America and Europe, where they are used as food colourings. In East Africa, the calyx infusion, called "Sudan tea", is taken to relieve coughs. The heated leaves are applied to cracks in the feet and on boils and ulcers to speed maturation. In Andhra cuisine, Hibiscus cannabinus, called Gongura, is extensively used. In Burmese cuisine, called chin baung ywet (lit. sour leaf), the roselle is widely used and considered an affordable vegetable for the population.

The Toxic Origins of Autism December 11, 2008 | 109,507 views Share Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, is known for his successful treatment of neurological illness and chronic pain with Integrative Medicine. Synthesizing traditional and alternative medicine for more than 32 years, Dr. Dr. I'm sure you will receive many valuable health tips from this small segment of the expert interview. Courting Ms. Violet | thesensualshaman It is a Wednesday afternoon in late April. The day is overcast and cold for the middle of Spring. I wear my winter coat and sling my foraging bag over my shoulder. I am off to Central Park and pray to the water elementals to hold off until I am finished harvesting. I am on a mission. This season, a new plant ally has risen up to be greeted and I am becoming more familiar with her delightful acquaintance. Violet called to me across the park and told me exactly where to gather her. While many violets were growing along the Central Park pathways, she was very specific with me about which ones wanted to be harvested. On singing and picking, I was transported to when I was a little girl picking wild violets in my grandmother’s backyard. During a self-pleasuring meditation ritual after I had harvested my first batch of violets this summer, my clitoris actually appeared to me as a violet. As I harvested in the park today, Ms. If you find yourself in a field of violets stop and sit with her.

Pharmaceutical Drugs are 62,000 Times More Likely to Kill You than Supplements by Dr. Mercola The UK-based, international campaign group, the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) recently revealed data1 showing that compared to supplements, an individual is: Around 900 times more likely to die from food poisoningNearly 300,000 times more likely to die from a preventable medical injury during a UK hospital stay, which is comparable to the individual risk of dying that active military face in Iraq or Afghanistan Additionally, the data shows that adverse reactions to pharmaceutical drugs are: 62,000 times more likely to kill you than food supplements7,750 times more likely to kill you than herbal remedies The data, which was collected from official sources in the UK and EU, demonstrate that both food supplements and herbal remedies are in the ‘super-safe’ category of individual risk – meaning risk of death from their consumption is less than 1 in 10 million. According to the featured article on NewHope360.com3: The Drug Industry is the Real Health Threat

Institut de Botanique - Herbiers Universitaires de Clermont-Ferrand CLF : Un herbier mondial, 3ème collection universitaire nationale. Un centre de recherche et d'expertise pour la connaissance de la diversité végétale en moyenne montagne. Institut de Botanique - Herbiers Universitaires de Clermont-Ferrand (IBHUC) 3 boulevard Lafayette 63000 CLERMONT-FERRAND FRANCE Tel./Fax.: 04.73.40.62.36 herbiers@univ-bpclermont.fr Conservative Contemporary Treatment of Phimosis auf Deutsch Limba romana This page provides information on conservative treatments of foreskin problems such as phimosis and preputial stenosis. In accordance with standard medical ethics, these treatments avoid unnecessarily radical surgery, and preserve normal physiologic function of the patient's body. Reports suggest that external irritants and other environmental factors may cause the foreskin to tighten. What is "phimosis?" "Phimosis" is a vague term. Most infants are born with a foreskin that does not retract. "True" phimosis—better termed "preputial stenosis," because "phimosis" has so many different definitions it now is devoid of any useful meaning—occurs in less than 2% of intact males. Of these 2%, 85–95% will respond to topical steroids. There are several alternatives to radical circumcision which preserve the function of the prepuce and result in less morbidity (pain, bleeding, complications). The ``Phony Phimosis Diagnosis'' Jakob Øster. Rickwood AMK, Walker J. Rickwood AMK.

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