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Plant Food

Infants know plants provide food, but need to see they’re safe to eat

Posted January 31, 2014

Infants as young as six months old tend to expect that plants are food sources, but only after an adult shows them that the food is safe to eat, according to new research.

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More evidence regarding the efficacy of plant foods for improving health

Posted July 20, 2013

A recent study that appeared in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology discussed the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables to combat excess acid buildup in the kidneys of sufferers of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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Marijuana Genetic Code Unlocked, New Treatments Underway

Posted April 30, 2012

A company called Medicinal Genomics has published the genetic code for the marijuana plant, specifically the cannabis species Cannabis sativa and C. indica. This advancement opens the door to new treatments using the highly controversial plant, which has been legalized in 16 states for medicinal purposes.

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‘Miracle’ plant boosting health in Sierra Leone

Posted April 30, 2012

A tropical plant said to be nutritional dynamite is being plugged by Sierra Leone’s government as a natural cure-all in the country, which has some of the worst health indicators in the world.

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A good night’s sleep may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes in obese teens

Posted April 30, 2012

Obese teenagers who don’t get the proper amount of sleep may have disruptions in insulin secretion and blood sugar (glucose) levels, say pediatric researchers. Their study suggests that getting a good night’s sleep may stave off the development of type 2 diabetes in these adolescents.

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BACE1 inhibitory activity of fungal endophytic extracts from Malaysian medicinal plants

Posted April 30, 2012

BACE1 was found to be the major beta-secretase in neurons and its appearance and activity were found to be elevated in the brains of AD patients. Fungal endophytic extracts for BACE1 inhibitory activity and cytotoxicity against PC-12 (a rat pheochromocytoma with neuronal properties) and WRL68 (a non-tumorigenic human hepatic) were investigated.

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Herbs and plants as alternative medicines

Posted April 30, 2012

Nowadays, there is an increasing trend towards the use of herbal medicines in Egypt, reflecting an increasing confidence in such remedies. Herbal medicine means the use of herbs and plants for their medicinal value to treat diseases and boost health.

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Supplement Your Life with Herbal Vitamins

Posted April 30, 2012

Many of the problems that are found in the bodies of various people today are directly related to a lack of nutrition and vitamins in the body. Herbal vitamins allow you to supplement your diet with more of the things that your body needs on a regular basis, and this will lead to a healthier body overall. Your body will be able to fight against sickness and disease more easily when it is strengthened with vitamins on a daily basis.

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DNA System Developed to Identify and Authenticate Plant Species

Posted April 30, 2012

A pioneering system which uses a plant’s DNA to identify and authenticate a species has been developed in Leicester. Experts from De Montfort University (DMU) have developed a method which can detect the use of illegal or counterfeit plants in medicine and could also be used to boost conservation by identifying and monitoring the exploitation of endangered plant species.

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Steam sauna and mother roasting in Lao PDR: Practices and Chemical constituents of essential oils of plant species used in postpartum recovery

Posted April 30, 2012

Fundamental in traditional postpartum recovery in Lao PDR is the use of hotbeds, mother roasting, steam sauna and steam baths. During these treatments medicinal plants play a crucial role, but little has been published about how the treatments are carried out precisely, which species are used, the medicinal properties of these species, and the medicinal efficacy of their chemical constituents.

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