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by Merry Lycett Harrison, RH (AHG)

One of my favorite moments in spring is when I come home in the afternoon to air scented by the sweet violets blooming in my yard. Their flowers vary in color from pink to deep purple and they bloom even before the crocus, bloodroot and trees. As an herbal medicine, they make a good tonic for the immune system, and their heart-shaped leaves were once thought to be an indication of benefit for the health of the heart...

 

Editor´s Note from Milan Perry: Merry Harrison paints a wonderful picture in helping us to see the beauty in growing a diversity of plants in your garden. Even if you live in the city you can benefit from the aromatic flowers of medicinal herbs as well as culinary herbs. Instead of buying basil why not grow it for much less? Enjoy the bouquet of green leaves.

 

Herbalism


by Marion Mackonochie

It’s the time of year when we are surrounded by new growth and I’ve already been spotting useful plants flowering all around. I live in the middle of a city, but just taking my son to school this morning, I walked past at least five great plants that I could pick to use for food or medicine...

 

Herbalism


by Robert Pendergrast, MD

Adrenal fatigue is frequently the problem when a patient comes to me with a chronic sense of exhaustion, need for more than the usual amount of sleep, anxiety, dizziness, and loss of appetite. Sometimes eating is disordered so that foods are overused in an attempt to regain energy or feel an elusive sense of wellness...

 

Editor's Note: Stress is a fact of life in many people’s lives. Here are a few tips on medicinal herbs that are good stress protectants. Of course simplifying your activities, diet and relationships are also key components to a less stressful lifestyle.

 

Integrative Medicine


 

Editor's Note: Since I pack my lunch for work everyday and I don't have a way to heat anything up I'm always looking for something other than the usual salad that has become the mainstay staple of my lunch. This is a wonderful addition and of course great source of protein for those trying to cut back on meat consumption yet still get enough protein out of their diet. The fresh herbs and spices give this salad a great flavor and add anti-inflammatory benefits to the dish. Additionally, fiber from the beans protects our hearts by pulling cholesterol out of the body.
 

Healing Recipes


 

Editor's Note from Margaret Marchuk: During the day these plant containers soak up the sun while holding your greenery, flowers, and herbs and function at night as a solar lights on your patio and in your garden.  Plus, product packaging that can recycled by planting in your garden to grow into edible greens or flowers.

 

Eco-Products & Services


by Stacy Lazar

On the quest for total body health and wellness, we’ll inevitably be met with new tips and terms along the way. And while the Chinese therapy known as gua sha may be widely known among Eastern medical practitioners, at least among us Westerners, some may be less aware...

 

Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This article explains the benefits and uses of a Chinese medicine modality called gua sha. In conjunction with acupuncture and herbs, this technique can effectively treat many conditions such as muscle soreness, scoliosis, and pain. Ask your acupuncturist if it can be beneficial for you!

 

Acupuncture/TCM


by Dr. Sachin Nandedkar

Ayurvedic herbs  and medicines are very beneficial and useful also for the animals. Veterinary Ayurveda provides with a number of  great and safer options for this purpose. As we know that Ayurvedic medicines are safe, natural , provide longevity and well being and most of all these medicines offer a preventive approach...

 

Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: This is another informative article by Dr Sachin Nandedkar, Ayurvedacharya wherein the author recommends Ayurveda herbs and medications also for the pets and animals in general. This is great to know and understand that how the ancient wisdom science and therapeutic knowledge of Ayurveda comes to practical aspect to provide healing and health to the animals. Dr Nandedkar has also provided with case file and improvements based on his study.

 

Ayurveda


 

Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: In this video, Dr Greg Emerson highlights the medicinal usage of turmeric as anti-oxidant, anti- inflammatory and anti cancerous. He calls turmeric as a Super Herb ! Turmeric is surely on of the few Ayurveda herbs which as per Ayurveda, turmeric is believed to be a destroyer of aggravation in all the three basic humors of the body viz. vatta, pitta and kapha. These humors or doshas when remain in their balanced state, provide us with the fruit of health. On the contrary any distortion among any of the same results in the production of a disease. Therefore, turmeric is recommended in a large variety of ailments! Please have a look.

 

Ayurveda


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