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The Pros & Cons of Coffee

Coffee has long been a controversial drink, both in the alternative health community and in mainstream medicine. Some see it as an elixir, instant energy and the only way to begin the day. Others see it as liquid evil and a cause for many health problems. Actually, coffee is a mixed bag. It has many […]

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Plant Profile: Turmeric

This Plant Profile is longer than usual for a few reasons: One, turmeric is a polycrest herb, meaning it has multiple uses. Two, the traditional and complete uses of turmeric have largely been lost as it has gained popularity in the inflammation supplement market in the US. Lastly, much of the information available in the […]

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Using Aromatic Spices to Improve Digestion

Many traditional views of healing from around the world view the digestive system as a key to overall health. This includes Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda and Western Herbalism. One way to support complete and thorough digestion of our food is through the use of spices. These aromatic seeds and roots are seen as more […]

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9 Month “Foundations of Herbal Medicine” Course for 2018

Many people begin using herbs in small steps – something for sleep, a cold or maybe a headache. As one continues on the herbal path of independent study, information is pulled from many sources. After a few or several years, this person begins to identify as an herbalist and continues to increase both the learning […]

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Plant Profile: Ashwagandha Root

Botanical Name: Withania somnifera Family: Solanaceae Common Name: Ashwagandha Primary Characteristics for Field ID: Withania can be grown in many parts of the US. It is not found in the wild in North America. Part Used for Medicine: Root Habitat in Which it is Found/ Harvesting Season/ Special Considerations: The best quality comes from smaller […]

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Plant Profile: Tulsi – Holy Basil

Common Name: Tulsi, Holy Basil There are different varieties and chemotypes of Tulsi. A chemotype is a species of plant that changes chemistry and therapeutic actions depending on where it is grown.  This can be due to soil, elevation or climate. Besides the herb of Tulsi, some essential oil plants such as Rosemary and Basil […]

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Tulsi Essential Oil

Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum, Lamiaceae, also known as Holy Basil) is one of the most revered medical and spiritual plants in India and is becoming increasingly popular in this country. The use of Tulsi as an essential oil is less known. However it is one of my favorite oils and it makes a valuable addition to […]

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