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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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Among Other Benefits, Cannabis Sativa Provides a Vital Source of Protein

By Jhena Waring Here’s Why You Should Consider Adding This Plant-Powered Miracle Crop to Your Diet What Is Hemp? Hemp is a variety of the infamous Cannabis sativa plant, a flowering plant that is cultivated widely due to its varied functions. It’s a source of industrial fibre, seed oil, and is used for recreational and …

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More Than Incense: Boswellia’s Wide-Ranging Potential

By Sandra Nomoto Commonly Called Frankincense, Boswellia Species Have Been Used to Treat Ailments for Thousands of Years in Traditional Medicine, Which Still Applies Today Boswellia is a genus of trees, flowering plants, and shrubs. Boswellia sacra, commonly known as frankincense or olibanum-tree, is native to the Arabian Peninsula and northeastern Africa. It grows up …

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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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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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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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