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Research seeds: Fenugreek

Research Seeds

We discuss a study that investigates the effect of fenugreek on the lipid profile...

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Research seeds: Psyllium husk

Research Seeds

We discuss a study that investigates the effects of psyllium seeds on patients with...

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Ethnopharmacology: Where science and traditional wisdom meet

Chinese Herbal Medicine Herbal Research

We share how ethnopharmacology has been used to give a deeper understanding to traditional...

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Herbal medicine research: What role does a herbalist play?

Herbal Research Herbal Projects

Herbal research has risen exponentially over the years and herbalists play a vital role....

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How climate change is affecting medicinal plants: A phenological, physiological and phytochemical analysis

Sustainability & Social Welfare Herbal Research

Climate change is having a dramatic effect not only on plant harvesting times, but...

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Neuroinflammation: An emerging role for herbs and spices?

Herbal Research

Inflammation in the nervous system can lead to a plethora of problems. However herbal...

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MAO inhibitors: Plant enzymes for mood, libido and psychedelic experiences

Herbal Research

MAOI inhibitor enzymes are found in over 70 plants affect our dopamine, serotonin and...

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The evidence house of Herbal Medicine: A holistic approach to contemporary research

History Herbal Research

Herbalist Danny O'Rawe discusses a holistic approach to contemporary research.

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A brief history of herbal quality assessment: From Ancient Rome to 21st century mitochondria

Herbalism History Safety Sustainability & Social Welfare Western Herbal Medicine Herbal Research

Quality control has been an issue for as long as humans have used herbs...

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

Immunity Safety Western Herbal Medicine Herbal Research

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

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How to search for herbal science research: Top tips and techniques

Western Herbal Medicine Herbal Research

Viv Rolfe explains where to look for good quality herbal research, and how to...

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Too many pills, Not enough roots

Western Herbal Medicine Herbal Research

Herbalist Edward Thompson discusses the role of herbal medicine in patient self-care and reducing...

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The Art & Science of Herbal Formulation: Western Herbal Medicine

Western Herbal Medicine Herbal Research

We explore how formulations and medicine making of traditional medicine in the west has...

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The Art & Science of Herbal Formulation: Ayurvedic Formulation

Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine Western Herbal Medicine Herbal Research

Herbalist Sebastian Pole explores the creation of Ayurvedic formulas which is based on some...

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The Art & Science of Herbal Formulation: Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine Herbal Research

Herbalist Sebastian Pole explores what's in a traditional Chinese herbal formulation.

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The Art & Science of Herbal Formulation: An Introduction

Western Herbal Medicine Herbal Research

The art & science of herbal formulation can be viewed as a pinnacle of...

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

Men's Health Western Herbal Medicine Herbal Research

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

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

Immunity Sustainability & Social Welfare Western Herbal Medicine Herbal Research

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

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

Mood & Mind Western Herbal Medicine Herbal Research

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

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

Western Herbal Medicine Herbal Research

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

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Where is the herbal evidence?

Western Herbal Medicine Herbal Research

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

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