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Medicinal potential of Morella serata (Lam.) Killick (Myricaceae) root extracts: biological and pharmacological activities

Posted July 8, 2013

Morella serata is a South African medicinal plant used in the treatment of microbial infections and to enhance male sexual performance. There is dearth of information in scientific literature on its efficacy and safety.

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Potentiation of neuritogenic activity of medicinal mushrooms in rat pheochromocytoma cells

Posted July 4, 2013

Senescence of the neurons is believed to be a focal factor in the development of age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Diminutions in the levels of nerve growth factor (NGF) lead to major declines in brain cell performance. Functional foods, believed to mitigate this deficiency, will be reaching a plateau in the near future market of alternative and preventive medicine. In the search for neuroactive compounds that mimic the NGF activity for the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases, the potential medicinal values of culinary and medicinal mushrooms attract intense interest.

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Medicinal Mushrooms

Posted June 13, 2013

Mushrooms have been valued throughout the world as both food and medicine for thousands of years. Throughout the world, many people enjoy hunting for wild mushrooms, delighting in the variety of shapes, sizes, and colors exhibited by these “flowers of the fall.” Europeans have always appreciated the gastronomic value of wild mushrooms. In Japan, pushcart vendors on the streets still sell medicinal mushrooms to the average citizen who uses them to maintain health and promote longevity.

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Top five medicinal herbs that help fight influenza

Posted February 18, 2013

Using herbal medicines to fend off sicknesses is a traditional practice that still lives on today. Experts debate about the effectiveness of these herbs in preventing influenza and other kinds of diseases because of a lack of evidence. On the other hand, others have no doubts about their efficacy. The fact remains that these herbs possess qualities that help the body become strong enough to fight off sickness. It is important; however, to consult properly with a professional before taking any of these herbal medicines.

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Medicinal Properties of the Banana Plant

Posted December 11, 2012

The banana tree is actually the largest herbaceous flowering plant in the world which on an average is 20 – 25 feet tall. There is a lot more to this humble fruit than meets the eye. This starch-rich fruit doubles as a meal many a time.

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Meditation for Anxiety Can Change Your Life

Posted April 30, 2012

Many people around the world use meditation for anxiety because the daily lives of people today seem to becoming more complex and stressful by the minute. When you have a new project to complete every few days and you always have to get to work on a certain schedule it can be hard to have some time to yourself for reflection.

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Emotional Behaviors In Teachers Improved By Meditation

Posted April 30, 2012

Schoolteachers who underwent a short but intensive program of meditation were less depressed, anxious or stressed – and more compassionate and aware of others’ feelings, according to a UCSF-led study that blended ancient meditation practices with the most current scientific methods for regulating emotions.

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Mantra Meditation – The Power of Sound

Posted April 30, 2012

In our daily lives we are surrounded by sounds. Often we pay little or no attention to them. By focusing our attention on sounds we can reach profound levels of peace of mind and enter into deep meditative states. This article discusses the power of mantra meditation, its techniques and buddhist connections.

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Understanding the Types of Meditation Mindfulness, Transcendental and Vipassana

Posted April 30, 2012

The evidence of the benefits of meditation for enhancing physical and mental wellbeing is increasing by the day and there are many forms of meditation that a person can derive advantage from.

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Redirecting the Body’s Flow of Energy with Chakra Meditation

Posted April 30, 2012

The word Chakra is a Sanskrit word which translates to mean a circle or vortex. There are seven chakras in the body. These chakras are energy centers which control the distribution and flow of energy. If there is a partial or full blockage within one of these energy centers it has a negative effect on our physical, mental and emotional well-being. These blockages can be restored to normal flow by following a simple chakra meditation process.

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