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Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Gila - The Catron County Plant Walk by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sun 19 Apr 2009 11:11pm Did I say I was done editing the children’s book before? I did, but I was wrong. I had a whole ‘nother round with it and am actually done ~today~ and will be sending the final (really really final) version to the printer tomorrow.  It’s a good thing too, because with the amount of student work that has built up, I might be spending from now until ... Read on »
Growing At-Risk Medicinal Plants – by Juliet Blankespoor by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 24 Oct 2011 7:29pm Growing At-Risk Medicinal Plants Photos and Text by Juliet Blankespoor Growing our own medicine creates an intimate connection with healing plants as we watch them emerge from the ground, and grow leaves, flowers, and fruits. I tend to be more curious about the plants around me, as I see, smell and feel them through ... Read on »
Zoopharmacognosy: Chimps Eat Medicinal Plants by Dr. B G Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Tue 31 Aug 2010 10:37pm What do Aspilia, cocaine and kissing have in common? Robert M. Sapolsky writes in his book of essays 'The Trouble With Testosterone and Other Essays on the Biology of the Human Predicament' (which I'd highly recommend -- Sapolsky is a FR**KIN genius) about the use of a leaf by chimps studied by Wrangham at Harvard at the Gombe National Park ... Read on »
Licorice hailed as "Medicinal plant of the year" by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Dec 2011 12:00am Licorice plant, Glycyrrhiza glabra Seems most people either love licorice or hate it. I can’t stand it. But I had no idea that licorice has medicinal properties until I came across a surprising news flash in my daily perusal of conservation articles.  Licorice has been named “Medicinal plant of the year 2012″ because of i ... Read on »
Foraging for wild, medicinal plants and herbs by ACHS Posted Tue 19 May 2009 9:20am Foraging for wild food is not a "I just happened to see it" activity anymore. More and more websites are sprouting up with tips about what and how to forage native plants in your local neighborhood. So, what does "forage" mean? Generally, to forage for wild food is to search for and identify natural food sources safe for eating. Whether in the ... Read on »
Standards: New Yardstick for Medicinal Plant Harvests by Environmental Health Posted Mon 31 Dec 2007 9:00pm Standards: New Yardstick for Medicinal Plant Harvests Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. Jump to ... Read on »
Researchers Use Chemical From Medicinal Plants To Fight HIV by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sat 15 Nov 2008 4:23pm Like other kinds of cells, immune cells lose the ability to divide as they age because a part of their chromosomes known as a telomere becomes progressively shorter with cell division. As a result, the cell changes in many ways, and its disease fighting ability is compromised. But a new UCLA AIDS Institute study has found that a chemical from ... Read on »
Entering the Green World: Shamanic Herbalism & Sacred Plant Medicine by Kiva Rose by Wise Woman Wisdom .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 03 Nov 2008 8:46pm In light of the recent events attempting to regulate and cage the healing power of the plants and the amazing wise women who work with them, I want to post this piece as a reminder of the spirit and voice of our calling and love; of the root that mothers us all, sending us as shoots towards the sun to tend our kin, human and otherwise. If i ... Read on »
Vietnamese Scientists Find Cây Lược Vàng Plant Many Medicinal Uses by EyeDrD Posted Tue 26 Feb 2013 7:36am Scientists from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology’s Institute of Marine Biochemistry have identified many valuable compounds in the Cây Lược Vàng plant, whose scientific name is Callisia fragrans.   The compounds included ecdysteroid, megastigmane, adenosine and N-trans-feruloytyramine agents, … Continue reading → From: Eye Dr D ... Read on »
Interviewing Jesse Wolf Hardin of Plant Healer by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 09 Dec 2013 5:21pm Interview with Plant Healer CoCreator JESSE WOLF HARDIN by Melanie Pulla My dear life and work partner Wolf Hardin has interviewed over 30 different herbalists and wildcrafters for Plant Healer Magazine ( ) and books over the past 5 years, sharing the in-depth stories of the best known herbalists but als ... Read on »