Discovery reveals plant-based aspirin medicine was used 50,000 years ago

by Amy Goodrich Neanderthals are our closest extinct relatives. They left Africa some 200,000 years ago to venture into Eurasia long before humans did. It is believed that, for a while, Neanderthals and our early human ancestors lived alongside each other in Europe. While Neanderthals looked quite similar to us, they are often thought of…

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Humans have been using cannabis for at least 2,400 years

by Carey Wedler Archaeologists in China recently discovered evidence indicating humans have been using cannabis as medicine and employing it in spiritual rituals for over 2,400 years. According to “Ancient Cannabis Burial Shroud in a Central Eurasian Cemetery,” published in Economic Botany last month, “[a]n extraordinary cache of ancient, well-preserved Cannabis plant remains was recently…

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The amazing health benefits of ylang-ylang oil

What Is ylang ylang oil? Ylang ylang oil is derived from the fresh flowers of the ylang ylang tree (Cananga Odorata), which is usually found in the rainforests of Asian and South Pacific islands like Indonesia, Philippines, Java, Sumatra, Comoro and Polynesia. There are several grades of ylang ylang essential oil sold in the market,…

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Cannabidiol may soon be used in the emergency room to fight effects of stroke and cardiac emergencies

by Lance D Johnson During a cardiac emergency, the sudden stoppage of blood flow puts severe stress on the rest of the body. During a cardiac arrest, valuable oxygen and nutrients are cut off. The real damage occurs when the person is revived and the blood flow returns. The quick influx of blood flow often…

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Choose Clove Bud Oil for Better Dental Health

By Dr Mercola You’re probably familiar with clove, an aromatic spice that is commonly used in Indian and Chinese culture as seasoning and for medicinal purposes. Cloves, also known as clove buds, gained popularity all over the world, especially in the western hemisphere, during the 7th century because of their health benefits. Like other spices,…

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Ancient Chinese malaria remedy helps with tuberculosis

A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the evolution of drug resistance. In a promising study led by Robert Abramovitch, a Michigan State University microbiologist and TB expert, the ancient remedy artemisinin stopped the…

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Frankincense oil: The essential oil that can stop cancer

By Twain Yobra Researchers are now recognizing the effectiveness of essential oils at fighting and preventing cancer. Studies have been conducted on different essential oils to determine whether these oils fight cancer. These oils have shown promising results, but essential oils won’t help you if they aren’t therapeutic grade. Most essential oils out there are…

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Exploring psilocybin therapy as a treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

As the dark days of winter stretch out ahead of us, you may be feeling the icy grip of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD, a depression caused by the reduced sunlight during winter, can make you feel groggy, unfocused, and irritable. It’s common for Americans to experience such winter blues; around 4-6 per cent of…

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US reclassifies cannabis oil as Schedule 1 drug as UK reclassifies it as medicine

By Vicki Batts While the United Kingdom has recently made a tremendous leap forward by acknowledging the unparalleled medicinal benefits of CBD oil, the good old United States continues to lag behind at an embarrassingly slow, essentially backwards pace. Prior to the UK unveiling its decision to reclassify CBD oil as a medicine, the Drug…

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The good, the bad and the ugly of traditional Chinese Medicine

By Andrew Porterfield The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, shared by Chinese scientist Youyou Tu for her development of an effective antimalarial treatment derived from the wormwood plant Artemisia annual, put the ancient practice of Chinese medicine under a spotlight. It showed the positive side of combining more recent scientific methods with traditional medicine.

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Three top miracle superfoods that protect from colds and flu

By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut We have to take especial care of ourselves during the cold months because the body needs a little extra help then to tick over properly. It’s no coincidence that more people die during this season of death, in Nature, before the rebirth of the Spring. As we get older, the body needs…

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Seven herbs that provide powerful protection against liver cancer and liver damage

More than 10 percent of the world’s population currently suffers from some form of liver disease, whether it be fibrosis, cirrhosis, a hepatocellular carcinoma, alcoholic steatosis, or chronic hepatitis. And a great number of these folks use some kind of natural remedy as treatment rather than pharmaceuticals, according to a 2012 study published in the…

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