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Lavender for Anxiety

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 30 July 2021
Lavender for Anxiety
Lavender is a well known to promote relaxation, foster sleep quality in those experiencing occasional anxiety, calm nervousness, and support general mental health. Clinical trials published in peer reviewed medical journals demonstrate levander is a well-tolerated option for occasional anxiety. While lavender's chemical composition includes terpenes, alcohols, ketones, polyphenols, and flavonoids, its monoterpenes linalyl acetate and linalool are the most likely primary components r...
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Amazing Amla

Posted on 10 July 2021
Amazing Amla
Amla is the most revered medicinal berry in India, being used for myriad health issues and diseases for thousands of years. It is the foundation ingredient in Chyavanaprasha, the traditional Indian jam which is a potent antioxidant mixture aiding digestion and excretion, and rejuvenation. There is a deep spiritual connection with this fruit and its medicinal compounds, as it is thought to have been the first tree to grow on Earth, springing from Brahma's tears whilst he was meditating. ...
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Herbal Medicine: Artemisia Annua

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 8 July 2021
Herbal Medicine: Artemisia Annua
Also known as Qing Hao in Traditional Chinese Medicine, or Sweet Wormwood in Western Herbal Medicine. This herb has become notable recently because Dr Youyou Tu researched TCM's use of this herb and its significant effect on Malaria. She was able to identify the compound responsible, Artemisin, which dramatically changed the worldwide ability to combat Malaria reducing the international cases by 25%. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2015.1
Sweet Wormwood has many other s...
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A Good Lymphatic System improves Immune Health

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 30 June 2021
A Good Lymphatic System improves Immune Health
The lymphatic system is a vital part of the immune system. It eliminates waste and toxins from our cells and control the flow of bacteria fighting immune cells throughout the body. It 'cleans' nodes, vessels, ducts and organs such as the thymus, bone marrow, spleen, tonsils, appendix and Peyer patches in the small intestine that produce and process specialised white blood cells that fight infection and cancer. Keeping the lymphatic system healthy is crucial for detoxification,...
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The power of plant lignans : magnolia

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 2 June 2021
The power of plant lignans : magnolia
In therapeutic doses, honikiol, the extract of the plan magnolia, has demonstrated to significantly induce cancer cell death and suppress cancer cell proliferation. Honikiol is a plant lignan that constitutes an important group of polyphenols,with demonstrated effects in inducing cancer cell death and proliferation. Numerous epidemiological studies have shown that the intake of lignans is associated with lower risk of several cancers. These natural compounds have the potential to inhibit ...
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