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Culinary Herbs Information

By wendy | May 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum (Umbelliferae) B A somewhat unfashionable pot herb that grows wild in southern and western coastal areas of the British Isles, but in cultivation is a hefty, handsome plant, particularly in spring before most other herbs are ready for use. (In America, the name alexanders sometimes refers to the indigenous wild angelica, a…

Culinary Herbs

By wendy | May 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

 Culinary Herbs MANY culinary traditions relying on herbs originated in the ancient world and reached northern Europe, including Britain, with the Romans. Forgotten during the Dark Ages, herbs were reintroduced into cultivation by the monks in the early Middle Ages and were the main flavouring, colouring and preserving agents. Even when the great spice markets…

Introduction to Herbs

By wendy | May 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Renewed interest in Growing Herbs! HERB growing currently enjoys immense popularity. The renewed interest so it is apparent in the second half of the twentieth century began in America in the 1950s and spread quickly. The two-way exchange of plants between the Old and the New World began with the sixteenth century voyages that preceded the…

Traditional Chinese Medicine

By wendy | April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originated in the Huanghe Valley in Ancient China. At that time, people had only an elementary knowledge of anatomy, and the JL specific functions of the different organs of the body were not fully understood. The ancient Chinese based their medical studies on concepts that bore many similarities to modern control theory…

THE ADAPTOGENS

By wendy | December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

   THE ADAPTOGENS   It is a difficult thing to write about this class of medicines without resorting to an array of hackneyed cliches. Properties of adaptogens, in fact pretty much all of them, are found in each of them, and include;   * Improvement in cognitive function * Anti-cancer activity * Aphrodisiacal and hormonal…

ANTI-AGEING PART 3

By wendy | December 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

ANTI-AGEING PART 3 click to read anti-ageing part 1 The most significant and influential of the biochemical beneficiaries of the anti-ageing medicines and their constituents are what are know as the Nrf2/ARE Pathway and a group of intracellular proteins known as the Sirtuins (referred to as SIRT 1 to SIRT 7).   Nrf2 is a…