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.
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.
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.
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 :
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.
The Raw Promise™ Natural mosquito repellents (NaturalNews) Mosquitoes can be a nuisance when trying to enjoy the outdoors, especially if you're trying to host guests. The faint buzzing reminds us of those pesky pricks we receive when we least expect it. Soon thereafter the itching and swelling begins as our bodies react to the foreign attack. Sometimes deadly, the mosquito bite is more of a nuisance than anything. The itch and swelling can last anywhere from a couple of days to a few weeks. Carbon Dioxide/ Lactic Acid: When we have been exercising or working vigorously, our bodies give off more carbon dioxide. Dark Clothing: Mosquitoes are highly attracted to dark clothing. Fruity/ Flowery Fragrances: Another thing that attracts mosquitoes are certain scents. Moisture: When perspiring, mosquitoes are drawn not only to the chemicals that are released as a direct result of sweating, but also to the humidity around our body. Forget using commercial varieties of mosquito repellent. Some oils include: 1.
Healthy Eating Tips | Summer Tomato - Upgrade Your Healthstyle Hawthorn Flower Pictures - Hawthorn Flowers and Leaves The crataegus plant – better known as the hawthorn – is a large genus of flowering trees and shrubs from the rosaceae family. The hawthorn flower is native to more temperate areas of Europe, Asia and North America, and can easily grow in either full or partial sun, and within a variety of soil types. Interspersed among strong, toothy leaves, the hawthorn flower blossoms from small white balls into delicate white, five-petaled blooms. These blooms surround tiny, pink-headed stamens, and are backed by five star shaped sepals. The branches of the hawthorn flower were once traditionally used as decorative pieces that were placed in the home on the first day of May. Depending upon the time period and the region, hawthorns have had their fair share of symbolism. Hawthorn Flower Pictures
Hawthorne Tree Hawthorne (Crataegus) is deciduous and a member of the rose family. The common name for hawthorne comes from haw, which is an old English word for "hedge." The tree's name simply means "thorny hedge." After the British General Enclosures Act of 1845 hawthorn was used extensively as hedgerow because of its thorny nature and quick growth, angering peasants who no longer could enter the lands they previously roamed at will. Its Latin name, Crataegus, means "hardness", referring to the quality of the wood. Cultivation The hawthorne is native to the Mediterranean region including north Africa and all of Europe and central Asia, and now grows in many areas of North America. Crateaegus will grow in most soils, including alkaline, in sun or partial shade. The flowers of the hawthorne are interspersed with the newly opened leaves and look like tiny white balls. On the back of each hawthorne flower are five green, star-like sepals. The C. pinnatifida is native to northeastern Asia. Harvesting Pests