Herbal medicine has always been with us; in fact, humanity has survived for thousands and thousands of years – even prior to the advent of modern technologies and conventional medicine – because of it.
Products labeled "ginseng," "echinacea," and "ginkgo biloba" often contain no trace of these substances, according to an investigation announced today.
The Cleveland Clinic, one of the country's top hospitals, is a surprising venue for the dispensing of herbs, a practice that is well established in China and other Eastern countries but has yet to make inroads in the U.S. because of a lack of evidence proving their effectiveness.
Faced with increasingly drug-resistant bacteria, scientists and farmers are now looking to plant extracts to keep people and animals healthy.
Up until very recently, herbal medicine was considered pretty much a pariah as a topic of conversation in polite medical circles. After all, why talk to a patient of an inexpensive 2,000 year-old Chinese herbal remedy for arthritis, when the drug rep for an arthritis pill manufacturer just slipped you four tickets to the Chinese Medicineplayoffs?
Many nutritionists, herbalists, and other health experts believe that far too many modern industrialized humans are deficient in bitter substances, which in part contributes to our epic rise in digestive related illnesses, inflammatory conditions, immune challenges, diabetes, and more.
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Herbal medicines have provided the world's populations, including Americans, with safe, effective and low cost medicines for centuries.
We are just beginning to understand the complexities of herbal medicine, with its multiplicity of active chemicals in a single herb, and the interaction of a mixture of herbs found in traditional therapies. Previously, scientific research relied on the drug development model, which focused on a single compound and mode of action.
These herbs reflect some of the top herb searches on Annies Remedy for the last 30 days. Much of the time popularity translates into usefulness, but not always. There are some real herbal gems that don't generate so much "buzz", and wildly popular herbs that are not always the most beneficial in their class. Use the alphabetic listing above to find a herb by common name or botanical name.
Since 1985, Blessed Herbs has been providing over 600 premium quality bulk herbs and herbal products to herbalists, health professionals, herbal manufacturers, retailers and individuals in the United States and abroad.
Home of the electronic version of "A Modern Herbal" by Maud Grieve since 1995.
The Christian Herbal is here to provide a Christian herbal education to everyone who has a desire to learn: from the young mom just getting started to the wiser woman that has been studying for years.
Cyberbotanica is a free online botany education resource produced as a part of Indiana University's BioTech Project. This site will probably always be under construction; for now, it contains a mini-chapter on plants and chemotherapy (also still under construction), but other chapters are in the works: plants used in bioremediation, fungi which produce antibiotics, and genetically engineered fruits and vegetables.
Greenmedinfo.com is an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is widely recognized as the world's largest and most referenced health resource of its kind, receiving over 1 million visits a month.
One of the oldest and largest herbal information sites on the web.
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The mission of the Herbal Academy is to teach the art and science of plant medicine honoring our intrinsic connection to nature. We are dedicated to teaching and promoting a lifestyle of wellness and vitality through the use of herbs, sound nutrition, and optimal health practices.
Herbal News Magazine is designed to be a destination for learning about natural health and herbal alternatives on the web. Daily news on alternative medicine, natural healing and health maintenance and longevity will be found here.
Herbal Remedy Chart containing common ailments and how to make medicines using herbs and plants from the garden
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Vibrant health is our birth right, but it can be overwhelming to paddle through the plethora of information available to us today. I would love to guide you towards vibrant health by finding solutions unique to who you are!
John and Kimberly Gallagher have combined their knowledge of how to learn herbal medicine along with their expertise in distance learning to create LearningHerbs.com and The Herbal Medicine Making Kit.
The many resources on this site are dedicated to helping you use herbs in your everyday life for health and wellness. The focus is on empowerment in self-care and healing. Explore the home medicine chest garden, understanding your medicine shed, turning seasonal harvests into healing medicine and inspiring sustainable home use of herbs for disease prevention.
The LHTF was organized in the fall of 1998 by faculty, staff and students from Children's Hospital, the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to learn more about and teach other clinicians about herbs and dietary supplements.
We provide links to medical information and to any resource we can find relevant to medicinal herbs or herbalism practiced a clinical setting, regardless of the medical tradition or system.
Medicinal Herbs are in use for thousand of years and are renowned for their effectiveness in many diseases. These natural herbs are very effective in boosting the immune system, increasing the body resistance to infections, healing the allergies, and raising and renewing the body vitality.
A comprehensive database that provides unbiased, scientific clinical information on complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies.
Naturally Simple Living is a consulting group, offering educational services on healthy living and well-being, operated by Stephany Hoffelt.
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Combining inquiry, inspiration & skills in artful celebration of the evolving folk herbalism culture
Susun Weed has appeared on numerous national radio, television, and new-media venues, including National Public Radio, NBC News, CNN, and ABCNews.com. She has been quoted and interviewed in many major magazines, including Natural Health, Woman's Day, First for Women, and Herbs for Health.
The Ginkgo as a symbol, in art, as ornamental tree, its wood, leaves and seeds, a recipe and its usage as a herbal medicine.
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
Traditional Chinese medicine originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use herbs, acupuncture, and other methods to treat a wide range of conditions. In the United States, TCM is considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. This fact sheet provides a general overview of TCM and suggests sources for additional information.