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To Relax Your Mind, You Need to Relax Your Body

By Alison Palmer The past year has definitely been unnatural for all of us, and created detrimental effects on everyone’s physical and mental well-being. In fact, many people reported that they have felt more stressed due to their overall health and their personal hardships. Thus, a majority of Canadians have emphasized that they are placing …

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Newly Launched Plant Medicine Healing Alliance Aims to Decriminalize Plant and Fungi Medicines for Group Healing

A new coalition, the Plant Medicine Healing Alliance (PMHA), launched on Earth Day with a goal of decriminalizing all plant and fungi medicines for home growing, group healing and religious purposes. The Alliance, which is working in partnership with leaders from the medical community, veterans and indigenous stakeholders among others, has a dual mission of improving access to …

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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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Ayurvedic Remedies for Improving Immunity

By Shristi Patni Ayurveda is a natural mechanism of traditional medicines available to boost immunity and protect the body from viruses. Its origin is transferred through the continual practices originating thousands of years ago. To maintain the physical, mental and emotional resilience of a person, the physiological components demand a healthy immune power to fight …

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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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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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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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Hoodia: A Case Study on the Difficulties in Commercializing a Potential Anti-Obesity Plant

By Sandra Nomoto Despite a Decade’s Worth of Research and Marketing, the Science Remains Inconclusive on the Appetite-Suppressing Mechanism Behind Hoodia Hoodia (Hoodia gordonii) is a succulent also known as Bushman’s hat and Kalahari cactus, because it grows in the Kalahari Desert of southern and southeastern Africa. Its flowers have a putrid smell, and are …

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