herbal medicine

Research on Psychoactive Cacti and Fungi to be Conducted in Asia for Treatment of Mental Ailments

New Psychedelic Research Institute to Study Alkaloids in Cacti and Psilocybin Mushrooms and Develop Consumer and Medicinal Products Toronto-based Nutritional High International Inc. announced its intent to acquire Kruzo LLC (Kruzo), a subsidiary of Psychedelic Science Corp (PSC). Kruzo has entered into an agreement with Rangsit University (RSU) to develop a cacti-based water beverage, and …

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Reishi: The Medicinal Mushroom That Promotes Longevity

By Jhena Waring This Healing Fungus Boosts Immunity and is Believed to Help Combat Cancer Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), also known as Lingzhi, is a type of fungus native to the humid soils of Asia. It has been used as a medicinal mushroom for over 2000 years in various medicinal systems, such as Ayurveda and Traditional …

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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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Before Humans, There Was Horopito: A Hot Shrub That’s Kept Predators and Unwanted Conditions at Bay

By Sandra Nomoto Known to Alleviate Multiple Conditions, Horopito Could be One of the World’s Oldest and Most Beneficial Plants Horopito, or Pseudowintera colorata is one of the world’s earliest evolved flowering plants. It is also known as mountain horopito, peppertree, pepperwood, or ramarama. A small two to three metre tree or evergreen shrub that …

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Kampo: A Modern Japanese Medicinal System with Traditional Chinese Roots

By Jhena Waring What is Kampo? Kampo is a traditional Japanese herbal medicine system, used to treat chronic and acute disease alike. Its guiding principle is the balance of physical and mental health; body and mind. The body and mind are seen as inseparable, and health is achieved by balancing these two entities. Kampo Through …

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Ashwagandha, The King of Ayurvedic Herbs, Fights Stress For Your Body

Commonly Used to Combat Stress, Ashwagandha Provides a Variety of Benefits to Plant-Based Lifestyles By Jhena Waring Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera), is an evergreen plant native to India, the Middle East, and parts of Africa. Often hailed “the king of Ayurvedic herbs,” its usage goes back over 3000 years. Ashwagandha is classified as an adaptogen: a …

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Despite a Rich Traditional History, Chaparral is Still Controversial

Chaparral Has a History of Medicinal Use and a Controversial Place in Cancer Therapy. By Safiyyah Bazemore Chaparral (Larrea tridentata) is a low-growing evergreen shrub native to the deserts of North America’s southwest and central Mexico. Also known as creosote bush, greasewood, and gobernadora, the plant is in the Zygophyllaceae family. To people who live …

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Ayurveda: The Holistic Intersection of Mindful Living and Eating

By Jhena Waring Ayurveda, translated to “science of life,” is a system of holistic medicine. It focuses on intentional living, through the cultivation of complete mind-body harmony. Dating back 5,000 years from India, it continues to be one of the world’s most powerful mind-body health systems. Navi Gill, a Vancouver-based Ayurvedic Therapist & Lifestyle Consultant, …

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‘Fire Cider Three’ Receive Award for Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Victory to Keep ‘Fire Cider’ Generic

The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) has announced the recipients of its annual Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award. Mary Blue, Katheryn Langelier, and Nicole Telkes are three herbalists who became the face of the “Tradition Not Trademark” movement when they were sued for trademark infringement and battled in court to keep the herbal legacy …

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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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