Plant Medicines

Health Promoting Properties of Citrus Flavones

By Sandra Nomoto Further Studies Could Pay the Way to Development of New Functional Foods and Health-Promoting Neutraceuticals Several studies have focused on food products that have been available for centuries and are the backbone of traditional medicine. The efficacy of traditional herbal remedies derives from the bioactive compounds coming from the original plant or …

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How Mushrooms Can Save the World with Paul Stamets: A Review

By Sheida Livai Mycologist Paul Stamets Hints at the Revolution That Will Move Humans to a Higher State of Consciousness Hosted by DoubleBlind, a live session took place only a few days after drug reform won a clean sweep in the US election. Attendees were eager to hear from the renowned mycologist who has carried …

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Study Shows Psychedelic Treatment with Psilocybin Relieves Major Depression

In a small study of adults with major depression, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that two doses of the psychedelic substance psilocybin, given with supportive psychotherapy, produced rapid and large reductions in depressive symptoms, with most participants showing improvement and half of study participants achieving remission through the four-week follow-up. A compound found in so-called …

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Insight and Approaches on the Health Benefits of Green Tea

By Sandra Nomoto Quality of Tea Guarantees its Place in Pharmacy Camellia sinensis, commonly known as green tea, represents about 20 percent of the dried tea that’s manufactured and consumed annually, mainly in Asian countries. Green tea possesses different classes of chemical compounds: polyphenols, alkaloids, proteins, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. Its positive health properties …

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Study Finds Older Adults Using Cannabis to Treat Common Health Conditions

Data Indicates 61 Percent of Patients Who Used Cannabis Began After Age 60 With growing interest in its potential health benefits and new legislation favoring legalization in more states, cannabis use is becoming more common among older adults. University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that older adults use cannabis primarily for …

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Magnolia Bark Could Someday Treat Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Study Identifies the Future Development of Compounds with Potential Activitiy Against Therapy-Resistant Epilepsy In patients with epilepsy, normal neurological activity becomes disrupted, causing debilitating seizures. Earlier this year, researchers reported in the American Chemical Society Chemical Neuroscience journal that they have found a potential new treatment for this disorder in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Tests …

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Studies of Effects of CBD on the Cardiovascular System

By Sandra Nomoto Studies suggest the therapeutic potential of cannabis in cardiovascular disorder treatment; more research required Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating and well-tolerated constituent of cannabis, which has potential benefits in a wide range of diseases, including cardiovascular disorders. CBD affects the cardiovascular system in different ways. This recap of studies reviews the influence …

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Can psychoactive plants help terminally ill patients?

By Patrick Bailey Changing Attitudes Toward Psychedelics Benefit the Terminally Ill The prejudices of yesterday do not have the same hold on people today. Psychoactive drugs have a long history of negative publicity and incredibly Draconian law enforcement practices. The most common one is cannabis, but the current generation of Americans coming of age has …

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Elixirs as the Antidote to Promote Self-Healing

By Jhena Waring Elixirs Boost the Body’s Capacity to Recuperate Elixirs are not juices or kombucha; they are natural drinks that nurture the body. Antidote Healing is an ethical vegan company selling natural elixirs sourced from the highest grade ingredients. From recyclable packaging to profit kickback initiatives and their remedial plant-based beverages, it’s a business …

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Potential of Siberian Ginseng and Gu-Sui-Bu to Improve Neuropsychological Function

By Sandra Nomoto Clinical Study Evaluated Cognitive Enhancement and Anti-Stress Effects A study in Japan that began last year and was published earlier this year expanded on research done on animals using the leaves of Siberian ginseng or eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus) and water extract of rhizomes (plant stem or rootstalk) of gu-sui-bu (Drynaria fortunei, also …

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