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Chinese plant has potential as cancer cure


ScutellariaA plant used in traditional Chinese medicine is being investigated for medicinal compounds which may help treat cancer and liver disease.

Compounds in the root of the plant can kill human cancer cells but leave the healthy cells untouched.
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HerbFeast 2015 takes place in Co Carlow

36450926_sForaging for herbs, exploring the language of plants and practical demonstrations of their use are all part of this year’s 4th annual HerbFeast.

Forgotten European Herbs, Icelandic  Herbal Medicine and Appalachian Root Medicine will be discussed by speakers.

Participants will also go on herb walks,  attend an Ayurvedic cookery class and a practical workshop to make herbal preparations. Continue reading

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Public herbal garden opens in Raheny Dublin

St Anne's Physic garden

St Anne’s Physic garden

A new Physic public herbal garden will be officially opened in St Anne’s Park in Raheny on Dublin’s northside 0n May 23rd this year.

The grand opening also marks the start of National Herb Week 2015 from May 23rd-29th which will feature events all around the country promoting the use of herbal medicine.

See:  http://nationalherbweek.ie

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Making your own herbal tinctures, syrups and teas – April 5th

herbsDiscover the herbs to help your heart, circulation, respiratory and immune systems.

Make herbal tinctures, syrups and teas.  You will also learn to make creams, ointments, pastes and decoctions at the first of three Herbal Workshops by Medical Herbalist Christine Best this Saturday – April 5th 2014. Continue reading

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Rosemary and mint help pre-Alzheimers

RosemaryRosemary for remembrance may be more than just an old saying.

Extracts from rosemary and spearmint may have a role in helping people who are in a pre-Alzheimers stage. Continue reading

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