tree en Horse Chestnut <p>3/8/14: This week, on "<a href="" target="_blank">The Plant Detective:</a>" Horse chestnut improves circulation by strengthening vein walls, improving blood flow, and fighting inflammation. Applied topically, it can also reduce swelling after injuries.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 15850 at Horse Chestnut Cinchona <p>January 25th, 2014: Cinchona is the national tree of Peru and Ecuador. Its bark contains the alkaloid quinine, which since the 1600s, has been used to treat the fever and chills of malaria.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:00:00 +0000 13665 at Cinchona 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="" target="_blank"></a></p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:00:00 +0000 13664 at Elderberry Cinnamon <p>January 11th, 2014: Compounds in the beloved spice show activity against Type-2 diabetes among people with insulin resistance; cinnamon may resensitize cells to insulin. Researchers are studying cinnamon as well for its effects on HIV, colorectal cancer, multiple sclerosis and Alheimer's disease.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:36:01 +0000 13498 at Cinnamon