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Herbal Medicine

Aromatherapy | The Art & Science of Using Plant Oils in Treatment

Aromatherapy: The Art & Science of Using Plant Oils in Treatment |Genevieve Vincent Wild Seed School of Herbal Studies, 2018 Webster’s Dictionary describes aromatherapy as “the use of aroma to enhance a feeling of well-being”. Most of us practice aromatherapy unwittingly in our everyday lives. Enjoying fragrant flowers, cooking with aromatic herbs, taking scented baths...
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Plant Spirit Medicine: Relationship and Responsibility

Plant Spirit Medicine: Relationship and Responsibility | L. LeBlanc Wild Seed School of Herbal Studies, 2018 “You cannot take what you have not given, and you must give yourself. You cannot buy the Revolution. You cannot make the Revolution. You can only be the Revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.” –...
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Vitamin B6 and B12

by Jessica Slavik, Advanced Case Study student Vitamin B6 and B12 are both water soluble vitamins in the B complex. They both are important co-factors in many of our body’s metabolic processes. They are often taken together, and work synergistically, along with other B vitamins and especially folic acid, but they each have their own...
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How to do herbal research

By fancy graham There are many types of research out there, many ways to do research and many different things to research when it comes to herbal medicine. For the purpose of this paper I will try to give an outline on how to research scientific studies, herb-drug interactions, and historically or empirically validated research....
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Lactation Mastitis (Puerperal Mastitis)

By Jennalee Marie, apprentice 2011/2012 What is it? In most cases, lactation mastitis occurs within the first three months after giving birth (postpartum), but it can happen in later months during breast-feeding. It usually occurs when a Mother does too much without resting!
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Detection of anal dysplasia through anal pap testing in HIV infected individuals

Background: Anal cancer is infrequent in the general population; currently at the rate of approximately one per 100,000 (Chiao, et al.,2005). However, the incidence of anal cancer in HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) has been increasing at rates of 60-160 per 100,000 (Salit, et al., 2010).
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The Eclectics

Elisha Barker, Intermediate Student, 2011 Eclecticism is a conceptual approach that does not hold rigidly to a single paradigm or set of assumptions, but instead draws upon multiple theories, styles, or ideas to gain complementary insights into a subject, or applies different theories in particular cases.
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Increasing the use of herbal treatment of staphylococcus aureus infections to prevent life-threatening illness

By Rachel Ogis, Intermediate Student, 2011 Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are Gram-positive facultative anaerobes that grow in grape-like clusters and contain a pigment called staphyloxanthin which causes the characteristic golden colour of their infections. They are highly virulent, partially due to the pigment that has an antioxidant action that helps the bacteria evade death.
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Common weed petty spurge ‘could treat’ skin cancer

By Michelle Roberts Health reporter, BBC News 25 January 2011 Sap from the common garden weed petty spurge appears to treat non-melanoma skin cancers, experts are reporting in the British Journal of Dermatology. But they tell patients not to “try it at home” since the treatment is still experimental and can irritate the skin.
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