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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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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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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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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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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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