cardiovascular http://mtpr.org en Evening Primrose http://mtpr.org/post/evening-primrose <p>4/19/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.floradelaterre.com/" target="_blank">The Plant Detective</a>:"&nbsp; There's an important acid in the seeds of evening primrose: gamma linolenic acid, or GLA, which is an essential fatty acid. From EFAs, our bodies manufacture chemicals responsible for many basic functions, and EFA deficiency may contribute to arthritic inflammation, menstrual problems, eczema, and more.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 17677 at http://mtpr.org Evening Primrose Elderberry http://mtpr.org/post/elderberry <p>January 18th, 2014: Elderberry is an immune-booster, an antioxidant more potent than vitamin C, a stress reducer, and a powerful anti-viral. As they say in Austria:&nbsp; “Tip your hat to the elder.”</p><p><a href="http://www.floradelaterre.com/" target="_blank">http://www.floradelaterre.com/</a></p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 13664 at http://mtpr.org Elderberry Foxglove-Digitalis http://mtpr.org/post/foxglove-digitalis <p>January 4th, 2014: From old wives' tales to pharmaceutical. Compounds in digitalis treat atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure, restoring the heart's ability to process fluids. Lanoxin - from the species, <em>Digitalis lanata</em> - remains one of the top cardiovascular drugs in the U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.floradelaterre.com/" target="_blank">http://www.floradelaterre.com/</a></p><p></p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 15:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 13233 at http://mtpr.org Foxglove-Digitalis Willow: Tree Bark That Begat Aspirin http://mtpr.org/post/willow-tree-bark-begat-aspirin <p>December 7th &amp; 9th, 2013: Willow, the original source of aspirin, is still prescribed by herbalists, particularly for urinary tract infections and muscle pain.</p><p><a href="http://www.floradelaterre.com/" target="_blank">http://www.floradelaterre.com/</a></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 11221 at http://mtpr.org Willow: Tree Bark That Begat Aspirin