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Rosemary and Its Use in Mental Clarity

By Catherine Kakenya There are many ways people have found to improve their mental clarity. One of those ways is by using rosemary, either by inhaling its scent or adding it to food. What is Rosemary? Scientifically known as Rosmarinus officinalis, rosemary is an herb with needle-like leaves. It is an herb that grows year-round. …

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David Crow: Modern Medicine Man Spreading Ancient Wisdom

By Sandra Nomoto Master herbalist and author David Crow is one of the world’s experts in botanical medicine and grassroots healthcare. A renowned speaker, poet, acupuncturist and aromatherapist with over 30 years of experience in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, he is the Founding Director of the e-commerce boutique and academy, Floracopeia. After graduating from the …

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Terpenes: The Not-So-Secret, Potentially Magical Plant Ingredient

Or, Why Those Essential Oils Are So Potent By Sandra Nomoto Terpenes are hydrocarbon organic compounds deriving from conifer plants, fungi, and some insects. They have an odour that protects plants from herbivores or attracts predators of herbivores, which may be why certain plants have survived for thousands of years. More than 20,000 terpenes are …

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Five Ideal Plants for Respiratory Illnesses

Inhale, Exhale: Breathing Easy In Difficult Times As you are well aware, the coronavirus, more commonly referred to as COVID-19, is a highly contagious respiratory illness. Health care professionals and scientists are scrambling to understand the nature of the disease. Federal governments are taking extreme measures in order to prevent its spread. As we all …

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