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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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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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Are Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants Really That Effective?

Posted April 30, 2012

Many people are familiar with the word Ayurveda by now because the treatments involved with Ayurveda have become rather popular as an alternative form of medicine. While many people have definitely heard of the various Ayurvedic medicinal plants, most people probably dont know how they work and which illnesses they fight against.

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Research helps shed light on medicinal benefits of plants

Posted April 30, 2012

Scientists at Purdue University and eight other institutions have developed new resources poised to unlock another door in the hidden garden of medicinally important compounds found in plants.

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Plants for a Strong Immune System

Posted April 30, 2012

Your immune system is amazing. When exposed to something that could potentially be harmful, it kicks into action, providing a defense against infectious organisms and other invaders. Your strong immune systems specialized cells, proteins, tissues, and organs constantly keep track of what is in your body and respond when needed.

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Chlorophyll can help prevent cancer – study

Posted April 30, 2012

A recent study at Oregon State University found that the chlorophyll in green vegetables offers protection against cancer when tested against the modest carcinogen exposure levels most likely to be found in the environment.

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