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Herbal Remedies and Cures

Technology Update: Building bridges to tomorrow Nature’s Most Powerful Medicinal Plants From marijuana to catnip, there are hundreds of remarkably common herbs, flowers, berries and plants that serve all kinds of important medicinal and health purposes that might surprise you: anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, insect repellent, antiseptic, expectorant, antibacterial, detoxification, fever reduction, antihistamine and pain relief. Here are eighteen potent medical plants you’re likely to find in the wild – or even someone’s backyard – that can help with minor injuries, scrapes, bites and pains. Seriously. Though marijuana is still illegal in the United States, it is legal in 12 states for medicinal purposes, and if a case of poison ivy in the woods isn’t a medicinal purpose, what is? Marijuana was *mostly* legal until 1970 when it became classified as a hard drug. Lady Ferns If you grew up in the Pacific Northwest you likely know what ferns are good for: treating stinging nettles. California Poppy The brilliant blooms of the poppy make this opioid plant an iconic one. Tansy Sage

Herbal medicine Overview What is herbal medicine? Herbal medicine -- also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine -- refers to using a plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Herbalism has a long tradition of use outside of conventional medicine. It is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control along with advances in clinical research show the value of herbal medicine in the treating and preventing disease. What is the history of herbal medicine? Plants had been used for medicinal purposes long before recorded history. In the early 19th century, when chemical analysis first became available, scientists began to extract and modify the active ingredients from plants. Recently, the World Health Organization estimated that 80% of people worldwide rely on herbal medicines for some part of their primary health care. How do herbs work? How are herbs used? The use of herbal supplements has increased dramatically over the past 30 years. St.

Paper gems (+ templates) This has got to be one of my favourite projects to date…which is a good job because I nearly broke my brain putting the templates together!! I’m not so good at maths and figuring out angles (my lovely Mum is a retired maths teacher so I should know better!). By the way this project is quite fiddly so more aimed at grown-ups or older kids. My paper gems were very influenced by these wonderful crayons (via Deborah’s Pinterest board). You can use these paper gems as hanging decorations (for your Christmas tree) or you can incorporate them into a mobile or garland. If you spray them lightly on one side they look very pretty and a bit more crystal-like! If you love crystals and gems as much as I do then check out these cool projects: Home-made rock candyHome grown geodes Edited to add: Check out this great advent calendar idea using my paper gems. Kids craft coming up next week…I absolutely promise this time! I’ve been a total slacker on email lately…but intend to catch up over the next week. !!

45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you'll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7. 1. Freshen the Fridge Remove refrigerator odors with ease. Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours. Make sure to toss out any malodorous items that might be causing the bad smell. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. * If you do consume lemon peel, stick to organic lemons to reduce your pesticide exposure.

Terapii alternative - Sanatate Razi cu pofta zi de zi! Iata care sunt beneficiile Rasul si efectele sale benefice par sa fie din ce in ce mai mult ignorate in societate. Ti-ar prinde bine o portie sanatoasa de ras, atata vreme cat simti ca te destinde de fiecare data. Utilizarea mestecenilor in gemoterapie La trecerea dintre anotimpuri, organismul isi accelereaza propriile procese de detoxifiere, pentru a face fata unui nou ciclu biologic. insa, tot acum apar virozele respiratorii, alergiile cutanate si [..] How To Make an Eight Page Book Out of a Single Sheet of Paper Here are eight panels of artwork printed on one side of a single sheet of paper. With some trimming, folding, and cutting, we will transform this sheet into the eight pages, including the front and back cover, of a tiny book. Be sure to download and print a free book from the Free For All exhibition! The first thing to do is to trim off the excess paper from the edges. Here's the first fold you should make, dividing the page in half. Unfold the sheet, and fold it in half along the other dimension. Unfold it again, and then fold the page into quarters. And here's the next. Unfold the sheet, and make a slice between the tops of the center four panels. Fold the sheet together, so that the two strips of panels are back to back. And then find the front and back cover, and crease the book into its final shape.

12.02.2008 - Broccoli compound targets key enzyme in late-stage cancer By Robert Sanders, Media Relations | 02 December 2008 BERKELEY — An anti-cancer compound found in broccoli and cabbage works by lowering the activity of an enzyme associated with rapidly advancing breast cancer, according to a University of California, Berkeley, study appearing this week in the online early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Indole-3-carbinol, or I3C, is a chemical compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables and which is known to stop the growth of breast cancer cells. UC Berkeley researchers' discovery of how I3C works will help them modify the compound to improve its anti-cancer effects. (Firestone & Bjeldanes labs/UC Berkeley) The compound, indole-3-carbinol, is already undergoing clinical trials in humans because it was found to stop the growth of breast and prostate cancer cells in mice. Caramelized Brussels sprouts 1 lb. Cut Brussels sprouts in half and steam until nearly done. By Karen McRoberts

Judy's Organic Herbs Shar Pei Fitness, Nutrition, Tools, News, Health Magazine Honey Lemon Throat Drops "A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down." ~Mary Poppins These soothing throat drops not only soothe the throat, the lemon helps clear up the phlegm and open the passageways. There is no corn syrup, artifical colors or additives which makes them great for kids or anyone with allergies. They are easy to make with just a few simple kitchen ingredients. Honey Lemon Throat Drops 2 C. sugar 1/2 C. honey 3/4 C. water juice of 1/2 lemon 1-2 Zinc tablets, crushed (optional) 1-2 Vitamin C tablets, crushed (optional) Butter an 8"x8" pan. Place sugar, honey and water in medium saucepan. Turn the heat down to med. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice. Pour into prepared pan. Cool completely. You can wrap pieces individually or store in a baggie or other container until ready to use. Store in a cool dark place.