immunity en Tea I <p></p><p>6/28/14: This week on "<a href="" target="_blank">The Plant Detective</a>:" According to archaeologists, human use of tea,&nbsp; <em>Camellia sinensis</em>, goes back 500,000 years.&nbsp; The flavonoids in tea are more effective antioxidants than Vitamins C or E - they seem to boost immunity and protect against cavities and ultraviolet rays. More research is needed to find out if tea's flavonoids protect against cardiovascular disease and certain kinds of cancer.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 21043 at Tea I American Ginseng <p>6/21/14: This week on "<a href="" target="_blank">The Plant Detective</a>:"&nbsp; Even today, many elderly Chinese still prefer a good ginseng root to health insurance. American ginseng <em>(Panax quinquefolius) </em>is used to aid digestion, treat diabetes, boost immunity, and balance qi, or life energy. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 20128 at American Ginseng 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