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Uses of Pokeweed in Herbal Medicine

Native to the American continent, pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) was valued by native American healers as a blood purifier, fever reducer, and pain killer. Today, herbalists respectfully administer this potentially poisonous herb with the same care as their predecessors. A perennial member of the Phytolaccaceae family, pokeweed grows in moist soils …

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Plum Flower

In Chinese herbal medicine, the plum flower is a remedy for stomach ulcers. The plum flower is also called plum blossom, Japanese apricot, or Chinese plum. This tree is native to China. It has been introduced to Korea, Vietnam, and Japan. The tree is grown for it’s fruit and flowers. …

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Herbal Remedies for Anxiety

Anxiety is a psychological and physiological response to stress and in typically stressful situations is a normal response. However, some people suffer from excessive feelings of anxiety in the normal routines of their lives. Anxiety creates feelings of worry, fear, uneasiness, dread and even panic. According to the National Institute …

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How does Resveratrol Assist Health

Resveratrol is the protective bioactive nutrient found most commonly in the skin of red grapes, peanuts and cacao. Resveratrol provides a protective barrier against disease and fungus in plants which is also beneficial to human health. A wealth of information exists to support the function of resveratrol for brain rejuvenation, …

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