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Cyclamen Purgative Toxic Herb that can Also Heal

Cyclamen Purgative Toxic Herb that can Also Heal

Cyclamen is a popular house plant. But did you know it can also be a medicine? Its roots have powerful purgative properties that can be either toxic or healing. They are therefore only recommended for external use and remain quite potent and effective when used in...

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[VIDEO] Cyclamen: Death, Birthing, and Purgative

Cyclamen is a very acrid and bitter herb. Its potentially toxic but used correctly is a powerful healing herb. Find out how to use cyclamen safely and effectively from both a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective​.Check out my Herb Health Session all...

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5 Key Aspects of Coptis

5 Key Aspects of Coptis

Coptis, also called Golden Thread or Canker Root, is considered one of the 50 Fundamental Herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine. There are other species of coptis (Coptis chinensis) with similar healing properties found in North America (Coptis trifolia) and Japan...

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[VIDEO] Two Key Aspects of Coptis

Coptis, often called golden thread or canker root, is one of the 50 Fundamental Herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It has powerful gastrointestinal and respiratory healing powers. Find out more about coptis from a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine...

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[VIDEO] Butterbur and the Question of PA’s

Butterbur is used in both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine herbalism. Considered safe and commonly used to effectively treat migraines, headaches, and seasonal allergy symptoms it does contain PAs that can make it harmful to the liver. Find out more about PA’s...

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Key Uses for Butterbur

Key Uses for Butterbur

Butterbur is an herb used in both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Note that butterbur (Petasites hybridus, P Japonicus) is often lumped in with the species Tussilago farfara, aka coltsfoot, which is a common name that is often used interchangeably by...

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[VIDEO] Your Brain on Lion’s Mane

Lion’s mane is a popular medicinal mushroom with multiple health benefits. Here are a few key specifics about lion’s mane and brain function. Find out about lion’s mane from a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective. You’ll be glad you did.Check out my...

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Barberry Not Bayberry!

Barberry Not Bayberry!

Barberry, also sometimes spelled berberry, has been used in Asia, Europe, India, and the Mediterranean for over 2500 years to treat a wide variety of health issues ranging from digestive disorders, diarrhea, plague, heart issues, and liver disorders. Used externally,...

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5 Key Uses for Bitter Melon

5 Key Uses for Bitter Melon

Bitter melon is a popular Asian fruit and medicine. It is considered the most bitter of all fruits and vegetables. It is an essential component of the Okinawan diet. Okinawa is one of the earth’s “Blue zones” which are areas and cultures known for superior health and...

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[VIDEO] Using Bitter Melon to Treat Diabetes

Bitter melon, also called wild cucumber, is a popular Asian fruit and medicine. Find out how it is used to treat diabetes from a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective.Check out my Herb Health Session all about Bitter Melon (Ku Gua)​. Be Healthy!- Ann

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[VIDEO] Are Anise and Star Anise the Same Thing?

Anise (a.k.a. aniseed) is often confused with star anise. Find out why and what’s unique about these two popular culinary and medicinal herbs from a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective.Check out my Herb Health Session all about Anise / Star Anise (Hui...

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Lemon: The Power of Sour

Lemon: The Power of Sour

Lemon has traveled the world as food, medicine, scent, and other amazing uses (did you know they can charge batteries?) Best known for their soothing and cleansing scent, lemons are also famous for their tart, sour flavor, which we even describe as “lemony”. The sour...

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[VIDEO] The Legacy and Recorded History of Lemon

Lemon has a long history and interesting legacy as a scent, a food, a medicine, a cleanser, and so much more. Gain insight about using and celebrating lemon from a Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective.Check out my Herb Health Session all about...

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Why Does Nettle Sting???

Why Does Nettle Sting???

Nettle is magical, edible, and medicinal, with a long history of treating allergies, especially hay fever, boosting the immune system and metabolic functions, and helping to flush the kidneys and bladder. It is native to Africa and West Asia. And despite their long...

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Hibiscus Yesterday and Today

Hibiscus Yesterday and Today

Hibiscus is native to Angola and is now cultivated throughout tropical and subtropical regions. Especially in Sudan, Egypt, Thailand, Mexico, and China. It has a long history of use in Egypt, Sudan, Iran, and North Africa for supporting respiratory function, improving...

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