The effects of modern life on our gut health and what to do about it

With the advent of ultra-processed foods and the over-use of pharmaceuticals, what do we...

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Bitters: Why herbalists love them and how they help digestion

In botanical medicine, we value the gentle but consistent effects bitters have in promoting...

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

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

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Kava: Mythical origins and epic coevolution

Origin Myths from various cultures and religions are fascinating examples of oral tradition. Bill...

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Cannabis: A Folk Remedy in Europe

The cannabis plant is extraordinarily versatile: it can be used for textiles, oil, food,...

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Can We Integrate Traditional Knowledge and Modern Science? (Part 7)

Roy Upton explores if, and how, we can integrate the knowledge from traditional herbal...

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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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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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