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Inflammation: The global epidemic we should be worried about

In herb book Inflammation, Christine Herbert discusses the complex networks which create chronic inflammation...

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Chaga (Inonotus obliquus): A mushroom with many medicinal properties

Medicinal fungi like chaga have boomed in popularity in recent years. Matthew Clark shares...

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Pollutants, pesticides and our microbiome: How they all affect allergies

The onslaught of synthetic chemicals has affected people’s immune systems, and microbiomes. We explain...

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The 3 types of Echinacea: A comparison of medicinal actions

Ruth Weaver explores the 3 types of echinacea and their different medicinal actions.

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Essential oils for treating inflammation: An aromatherapist’s perspective

Aromatherapist Ellen Rowland takes a look at treatment strategies of inflammation with essential oils.

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Pain and CBD: How it works and how to use it

Use of CBD is from the cannabis and hemp plants has boomed in recent...

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5 herbs instead of anti-inflammatories

Modern approach to most inflammatory disturbances is to suppress them with anti-inflammatory drugs, but...

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Inflammation in Acute Hypersensitivities

Kevin Spelman looks at three cases of acute inflammation in hypersensitivities and their clinical...

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The Chinese Herbal Medicine Approach to Inflammation: Solving the Turmeric Paradox

Inflammation is the healing response of the body to tissue damage, and Chinese Herbal...

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Botanical Drugs and Supplements that May Be Safe and Useful in COVID-19

Mark Blumenthal explores the misapprehensions surrounding the safety and efficacy of herbal ingredients to...

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Why there is such an increase in allergies and what herbalism can do about it?

People are having stronger symptoms and more hypersensitivity allergic reactions. Vilma Matuleviciute explores why...

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The Relevance of Complementary and Integrative Medicine in the COVID-19 Pandemic

In light of the adverse health risks faced both at the population and individual...

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Botanical drugs and supplements affecting the immune response

In times of health crisis, including the current COVID-19 pandemic, the potential benefit of...

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Skin Inflammations in Ayurveda

Skin inflammations are becoming increasingly common, with atopic dermatitis or eczema affecting 1–3% of...

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