Herbal Information Sheet: Eleuthero

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ELEUTHERO (Eleutherococcus senticosus)                                                                                           2/6/18 Excerpted from: Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism By Donald R. Yance   “Eleuthero is the most well-known, well-researched, and well-suited adaptogen in the world. Often referred to as the ‘king’ adaptogen, there are more published scientific studies on Eleuthero than on any other herb. It blends well with other herbs, […]

Herbal Information Sheet: Bacopa

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BACOPA (Bacopa monnieri)                                                                                                             Excerpted from: The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs By Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa and Michael Tierra   “In India, Gotu Kola is often used interchangeably with another similar herb, Bacopa.  Both are called Brahmi.  These two plants are not very well distinguished in the […]

Turmeric: A superior herb hiding beneath media hype

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by Laurel Redmon, M.S., L.Ac. Dipl. C.H.     Turmeric rhizome, Curcuma longa, or jiang huang has been enjoying the limelight in recent months.  It was the herb-du-jour, in the wake of the Vioxx scandal, along with a bit of research funding and an urban myth that Indian women never contract breast cancer.  Media scrutiny […]

Herbal Information Sheet: Ashwagandha Root

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ASHWAGANDHA ROOT (Withania somnifera)   Excerpted from: Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief By David Winston “It is believed that this herb gives its users the stamina and strength of a stallion.  In ayurvedic medicine, this herb is used for prolonging life, stimulating the mind, and enhancing vigor and sexual prowess as well […]