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The Story about CBD – Part 2

Welcome to the 2nd part in our 3-part series on CBD. If you missed the first part, “CBD Basics,” you can read it here. On to part 2: “How CBD Works and Its Uses.” How CBD Works and Its Uses CBD’s...

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The Story About CBD (A 3-part series)

Welcome to our 3-part series on CBD. Here we’ll tackle all the questions you’ve had about CBD but didn’t know who to ask. On to part one: CBD Basics! CBD Basics CBD seems to have something for...

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The Healing Power of Plants

Jim Duke, America's elder statesman of herbs and spices, is a dedicated and strong-willed scientist whose advocacy of natural healing methods has never diminished. Born in Birmingham, Alabama in...

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A Field Guide to Stress

Tom Ferguson, M.D. interviews Kenneth R. Pelletier Ph.D. about explains how a prolonged biological stress pattern leads to disease. He details how to break this pattern with various stress management...

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Self-Care In a Mexican Village

Tom Ferguson, M.D. interviews David Werner about the self-care network run by the farm people among the villages in western Mexico. These people with no formal medical training have learned how to...

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Manifesto for a New Medicine

Daniel Redwood, D.C. interviews James Gordon, M.D. about the dramatic advances in public acceptance of alternative medicine in the past decade and how he first became involved with alternatives. Dr...

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Herbal Materia Medica

Natural Health, Natural Medicine

Daniel Redwood, D.C. interviews Andrew Weil, M.D. about his views on integrating natural medicine into conventional healthcare settings and the need to reform medical school curriculum, medical licensing boards, and government policies.

Of Love, Death, And The Medical Cold War

In "Of Love, Death, And The Medical Cold War" Daniel Redwood, D.C. interviews A. Robert Smith about his late wife Jane’s final illness as an example of the adversarial relations and lack of coordination between the alternative and conventional...

Euonymus atropurpureus

Wahoo

Euonymus atropurpureus Part Used: Root bark. Constituents: Cardenolides based on digitoxigenin Alkaloids such as asparagine & atropurpurine Sterols; euonysterol, atropurpurol, homoeuonysterol Actions: Cholagogue, hepatic, laxative, diuretic...

Populus tremuloides

White Poplar

Populus tremuloides Salicaceae Names: Quaking Aspen, American Poplar. Habitat: N. American. Collection: The bark should be collected in the spring, taking care notto ring-bark the tree and thus kill it. Part Used: The bark. Constituents: * Phenolic...

Thuja occidentalis

Western Hemlock

Thuja occidentalis Cupressaceae Names: Thuja Collection: The twigs of this evergreen conifer can be gathered all year round, but are best during the summer. Part Used: Young twigs Constituents: l% Volatile oil including thujone; flavonoid glycoside;...

Scutellaria laterifolia

Skullcap

Scutellaria laterifolia Part Used: Aerial parts. Constituents: Scutellarin, a flavonoid glycoside and many other flavones. Iridoids; catalpol is present Volatile oil and waxes, mainly C3l, C33 and C35 hydrocarbons Tannins Actions: Nervine tonic...

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