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How to Use Honey as Medicine

Posted April 30, 2012

The verdict is in! Honey-a-day keeps the doctor away. While this might sound like the old wives tale of an apple a day (which helps with digestion and elimination), honey acts in numerous ways to support your immune system. With winter upon us, colds occur surprisingly frequently. My previous article illustrated how honey can be used in-lieu of a daily multivitamin. Now lets talk about how it can be used to fight sickness, eliminate disease and slow aging.

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Plants can be natural medical wonders

Posted April 30, 2012

Gardeners are fond of plants — that’s no secret — but often for their beauty or taste. However, many plants also contribute to the medical needs of humans. Traditionally, plant concoctions generally were in the category of folk medicine or herbal medicine and lost respect throughout time as reliable healers even though many people still continued to use them.

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Benefits of Sage: 5 Ways to Use Sage as Medicine

Posted April 30, 2012

Sage is not your ordinary herb. Like many in the mint family, sage (Salvia officinalis) has a distinct scent and hardiness that allows it to bloom year after year. Sage leaves are grayish-green due to the fine white hairs that cover the leaves. The leaves feel soft, almost velvety and emit a spicy, yet pleasant aroma when bruised. These leaves have healing properties and can be used for a variety of health concerns.

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Homeopathic Remedies for Ear Infection and Headaches

Posted April 30, 2012

One of the charges that detractors of homeopathy level against the practice of this method of healing is that there is no backing of this form of medication with clinical studies and evidence based research. Since data from a clinical setting is sometimes deemed insufficient, there is much skepticism in respect of how and how much homeopathy works.

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What you need to know about ginkgo biloba

Posted April 30, 2012

According to the National Institute of Health, Americans spend more than $33 billion dollars on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) annually, accounting for more than 10 percent of out-of-pocket purchases.

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Know the Wonderful Benefits of Ginseng

Posted April 30, 2012

Ginseng is one of the most popular herbs and is the most widely recognized plant used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is very helpful if you consider it as part of your overall health regimen.

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Bulbs in Traditional African Medicine

Posted April 30, 2012

It is estimated that 60% of South Africans use plants for traditional medicine and over 300 000 traditional healers support a multi-million Dollar hidden economy. Traditionally the gathering of medicinal plants was restricted to trained healers who had undergone years of training. Some received strict instruction to dig for plants just before winter and after seeds had matured and seldom were medicinal plants ring-barked or uprooted.

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Life really is a bowl of cherries

Posted April 30, 2012

Supplementary food and health food are increasingly popular these days because people are more interested in protecting themselves from illnesses rather than waiting until they fall ill and need treatment. Those who are already sick are also afraid of taking many pills because there might be side effects, but naturally, we are not afraid of consuming food because we need it to survive. What many people don’t know is that a lot of medicine (both traditional herbal medicine and modern medicine) comes from food, and many kinds of food have medicinal properties.

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Natural Remedies for Skin Problems

Posted April 30, 2012

Forget about your local drugstore, sometimes the best medicine can be found in rainforests and other remote areas of the world. Just ask the Medicine Hunter, Chris Kilham, who travels around the globe in search of natural remedies.

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Herbal Therapy in Dentistry

Posted April 30, 2012

An herb, botanically speaking, is any plant that lacks the woody tissue characteristic of shrubs or trees. More specifically, herbs are plants used medicinally or for their flavor or scent. Herbs with medicinal properties are a useful and effective source of treatment for various disease processes. Many drugs used in Western medical science-called allopathic medicine-have their origin in medicinal plants.

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