20 Health Benefits of Turmeric Last updated on September 4, 2015 Over the years, researchers have been learning more and more about the health benefits of turmeric and its active component, curcumin. It’s been eight years since we first published the 20 Health Benefits of Turmeric and I decided that it’s time for an update with links to the latest studies. Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India. One thing to take note of is that research has found that consuming black pepper with curcumin increases its bioavailability. BRAIN TUMORS One of the biggest health benefits of turmeric is in the prevention and treatment of cancer. PROSTATE CANCER One study found that turmeric, when combined with cruciferous vegetables, may prevent prostate cancer and stop or slow the growth of existing prostate cancer. SKIN CANCER A study found that curcumin caused melanoma cells to commit suicide. LEUKEMIA Curcumin was found to have an inhibitory effect on WT1 gene expression in childhood leukemia cells. H.
Dandelions by Anita Sanchez Whether you love them or hate them, dandelions are among the most familiar plants in the world. They're one species that just about anyone can identify at a glance, as familiar to humans as the dog. Dandelions are, quite possibly, the most successful plants that exist, masters of survival worldwide. Nowadays, they're also the most unpopular plant in the neighborhood – but it wasn't always that way. Only in the twentieth century did humans decide that the dandelion was a weed. To get us back on the right dandelion track, here are 10 dandelion-related facts. 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 10. Dandelions probably will never be eradicated, but we can learn to be more at ease with dandelions and other wild things – and maybe even to love them a little.
How To: Grow Lavender Plants Patsy Bell Hobson is a garden writer and a travel writer. For her, it's a great day when she can combine the two things she enjoys most: gardening and traveling. Visit her personal blog at and read her travel writings at Lavender attracts butterflies, is drought and heat tolerant and grows well in gardens and containers. Both flowers and foliage are fragrant. Attract birds, butterflies and pollinators to your garden with lavender. Jody Byrne, founder of DayBreak Lavender Farm says “Lavender is the Swiss Army Knife of herbs. “We couldn't say that about oregano, for example. Like any new plant, you need to give lavender plenty of water and attention until its roots are well established. Lavender gives height to containers of mixed plants. 'Goodwin Creek' lavender (Lavandula heterophylla) has light grey, deeply toothed foliage and small, deep purple flowers. Lavender fields ready for harvest in Ohio.
Homemade Shampoo I have always loved Cinnamon-Raisin bread, so I went and found a basic recipe and then added the most wonderful ingredients to make it extra special. I love tons of flavor in my foods, and this bread reflects my tastes completely. If you also love bold flavors, then this is a recipe for you! It is the perfect breakfast food ( I prefer a slice buttered, but if you want to toast it it’s amazing that way, too!) There are some pieces of equipment that are really necessary to own to be able to keep your property in prime condition.
Pharmacological and Clinical Studies of Salidroside.Rhodiola Rosea Extract.INCI Name Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract EINECS ELINCS No 306-819-2 CAS 97404-52-9 Salidroside 10338-51-9 Rosavin 84954 -92 -7 Siberian Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract,Rhodiola extract,Rh Contents Pharmacological and Clinical Studies of Salidroside.: The traditional use of R. rosea as a tonic in Siberian and Russian medicine stimulated extensive research leading to identification of R. rosea as an adaptogen a substance that nonspecifically increases the resistance of an organism and does not disturb normal biological parameters. Pharmacological activity - quality matters! There are products on the market that contain Rhodiola rosea. 1.Effects of Salidroside upon the Central Nervous System The systematic study of the pharmacological effects of Rhodiola rosea, begun in 1965, found that small and medium doses had a simulating effect, such as lengthening the time mice swim and remain on vertical perches to the limit of their abilities. In comparing studies of Rhodiola rosea, Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Anti Depression:Rhodiola boost serotonin precursors Depression is a consequence of insufficient serotonin levels in the body brought about by various stimuli. Up.
Why Dandelions Are the New Kale Kale has received plenty of press in the last decade. Good for kale. Good for our bodies. Kale is actually a “gateway” leaf into the world of green. Humans Used to Eat Green As a species we’re in a “remembering” phase of our health evolution. Inner & Outer Ecosystem Theory There is a holistic gorgeousness to the situation here: as we green our diet with growing complexity, we evacuate the toxic rubbish from our cells. Externally, we begin to notice more variety in the plants in the supermarket, our yard and our ecosystem. The Dandelion Effect I’ve seen the dandelion effect emerge like this: you do your first body cleanse and start drinking green juice or green smoothies. The light bulb goes off. Wait, you think. Greens Are Free Now, it really clicks and you see that all plants, not just the ones in the grocery store, have green leaves. If we as a human species wake up to eating green and living green, our ecosystems become our bodies. I’m glad you’ve started eating green.
The Genus Helleborus Inside Marijuana: Lab-Testing Opens New Territory for Growers and Consumers Ever wondered why one strain of marijuana locks you to your couch, while another strain sends your mind into a million creative directions and you jump up and exercise for two hours? Or maybe you're a grower wanting to harvest at just the right time so you get maximum payoff from your marijuana. Now you can find the answers by looking at cutting-edge marijuana research that opens up incredible potential for hydroponics marijuana growers and tokers. The value of using scientific testing to analyze marijuana potency and quality became more obvious when I was interviewing Michael “Big Mike” Straumietis, co-founder of hydroponics manufacturer Advanced Nutrients. “We put a bunch of clones from the same mothers in a grow room and fed them different nutrient brands. The reports came from a lab that uses gas chromatography (GC) to precisely chart the amounts and ratios of THC and other cannabinoids. Fast forward to 2011. So just what does lab testing do for growers and patients? Preview :
How to Grow an Edible, Vertical Garden in Five Steps - Cities It’s hard to believe but, yes, spring is on its way. And with it all kinds of wonderful green things like arugula, celery, and cherry tomatoes. If you’re a gardener, you’ve probably already started your seedlings (or at least have an order in for black seeded Simpson lettuce, Astro Arugula or sugar snap peas). Don’t know what to grow? “It can work in almost any space, anywhere,” says Meg Glasser, Regional Director for Urban Farming, a group that grows edible gardens on walls, fences and other vertical surfaces. 1. Most vegetables need at least four hours of sunlight a day and a south-facing wall will provide the most light. 2. A local, dependable, water source is one of the most critical components—without it you will need to consider another site. 3. 3. You can start with seeds or seedlings but if you’re starting in later spring, use seedlings. 4. This is the most challenging part of the garden. Bonus tips! * Photograph and document your progress from planting to harvest.
Inside Marijuana: Cannabinoid Lab-Testing for Growers and Tokers In our previous article, we explained how marijuana laboratory testing is providing us new information that helps growers and tokers get way more from marijuana than they ever imagined. At the heart of these discoveries are marijuana testing laboratories using high-tech equipment that analyzes marijuana’s quality, purity, potency and cannabinoid effects. But as a recent California NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) study points out, some marijuana testing labs aren’t producing accurate results. Fortunately, Big Buds has an inside track to one of the most-respected marijuana labs, California’s BudGenius laboratory. Here’s what BudGenius founder and CEO Angel Stanz had to say when I asked him about the marijuana testing industry… Big Buds: Angel, start by giving Big Buds readers a summary of why marijuana testing is so important. Angel Stanz: Marijuana testing shows that the medical marijuana industry regulates itself to provide crucial data about marijuana.
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