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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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Environmental Sustainability of Medicinal Plants (Part 8)

Roy Upton explores how traditional healing systems have developed in developing countries compared to...

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Pharmacopoeias in Codifying Quality of Herbal Medicines (Part 6)

Roy Upton explores the history of pharmacopoeias and their important role in herbal medicine.

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Traditional Herbal Medicines: Centuries of Empiricism (Part 5)

Roy Upton explores how the true level of medicine is only revealed through empirical...

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The Most Advanced Medicine in the World and the Worst Health Statistics to Show for It: America (Part 4)

Roy Upton explores the role of herbal medicine in America's healthcare system.

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Economic Influences of Medical Evolution (Part 3)

Roy Upton explores why today’s desire to fit traditional herbal medicines into a modern...

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Historical Perspectives on Traditional Herbal Medicine (Part 2)

The dynamic relationship between humans, plants, and the environment overall has been captured in...

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Traditional Herbal Medicine, Pharmacognosy, and Pharmacopoeial Standards: A Discussion at the Crossroads (Part 1)

Despite the development of modern medicines in the past few hundred years, herbal medicine...

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Kratom leaf: An alternative to opioids for chronic pain management?

With the exploration of alternative routes for managing chronic pain, we take a look...

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First do no harm: A call for sustainable herbalism in clinical practice

Josef Brinckmann explores what it takes to make a herbal medicine practice part of...

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Medicinal Mushrooms: An Introduction

Neither plants nor animals but sharing characteristics of both, mushrooms have much to offer...

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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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The Role of Adaptogens in Prophylaxis and Treatment of Viral Respiratory Infections

Adaptogens are a class of botanicals that offer promise in the prevention and adjunctive...

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Psilocybin and depression – Where are we currently at with the psilocybin revolution?

Collective efforts by researchers, scientists & psychedelic activists bring in major changes with the...

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Herbs suitable for diabetics

Type 2 diabetes is increasingly common in industrially developed societies. Simon Mills explores the...

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Ephedra: ma huang or ephedrine? – A lesson for herbal practitioners

Ephedra is a valuable herb. It is however banned in the USA. We take...

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Five herbs to enhance your mood in winter

These five herbs bring the comforting qualities of nature inside us helping lift our...

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The Jade Screen Project

The Jade Screen Project (JSP) offers immune-enhancing and anti-viral herbal formulae for front line...

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Back to the future: How plant medicine can save us from antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics have undoubtedly saved millions of lives but the assumption that they are safe...

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Do You Know Where Your Herbs Come From?

Do you know how herbs for herbal medicine are harvested and by whom? Paying...

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Are herbs safe?

In this review we understand that herbs are not a public hazard, and that...

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What is herbal medicine?

Herbs are very well suited to expert personalised health care, and were the basis...

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Where is the herbal evidence?

How our use of herbs is founded on both science and intelligence.

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Does intuition play a role in modern herbal practice?

We discuss the value of intuition and how it relates to modern herbal practice.

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Healing the Whole

How herbs are changing the face of the world through a holistic approach to...

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Green Gold: The Incredible Benefits of Matcha

Matcha is a unique form of bright emerald green tea. Here we discuss its...

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Healthy oils

Fat can be healthy, you just have to pick the right ones. We will...

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Healthy weight

Maintaining a balanced body weight and appearance is a constant pressure in the modern...

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A History of Ayurveda and the Growth of the Materia Medica

This article gives a broad overview of ancient Indian culture and Ayurvedic history.

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Ayurveda and Immunity: Thriving the Ayurvedic Way

Ayurveda presents some excellent philosophy and guidance on how we can maintain a healthy...

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The Joys of Being a Vegetarian

The vegetarian world is a colourful, nutritious and exciting place; perhaps more than you...

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The Six Tastes

Taste impacts what we eat, when we eat and how much we eat. Each...

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Adaptogens

Adaptogens help the body to adapt, adjust and recalibrate itself depending on our emotional...

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The Birth of Nutraceuticals

Find out how nutraceuticals first evolved and are now a booming industry bringing the...

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Tea – the original health drink?

So, is tea drinking good for you? As is so often the case when...

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What is detoxification?

Traditional systems of healthcare have used purification and cleansing techniques for centuries, here we...

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Perceptions of herbal medicine in the media

Do we abandon the potential benefits of botanicals to uphold outdated prejudices, or do...

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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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Our caffeine and sugar culture

We discuss some home truths about sugar, coffee and caffeine including its origins, evolution...

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