herb http://mtpr.org en Astragalus http://mtpr.org/post/astragalus <p>5/10/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.floradelaterre.com/" target="_blank">The Plant Detective</a>:" For centuries, the root of <em>Astragalus membranaceus</em> has been used in Chinese traditional medicine, usually in combination with other herbs, to support the immune system and fight fatigue. Today, researchers are investigating roles for astragalus in cancer treatment and heart disease.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 18733 at http://mtpr.org Astragalus 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 Tulsi http://mtpr.org/post/tulsi <p></p><p>3/29/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.floradelaterre.com/" target="_blank">The Plant Detective</a>:" “Holy basil” helps many ailments. It's sacred - dedicated to Vishnu - and has been cultivated by Indian people for centuries, as medicine for fever, digestion, diabetes, stress, and more.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 16833 at http://mtpr.org Tulsi Valerian http://mtpr.org/post/valerian <p>3/22/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.floradelaterre.com/" target="_blank">The Plant Detective</a>:" Valerian is a powerful agent for relaxation and sleep, with no dangerous side effects. In the past, aggression, epilepsy, shell shock and hysteria were all treated with valerian.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 16250 at http://mtpr.org Valerian 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