Stress http://mtpr.org en Gotu Kola http://mtpr.org/post/gotu-kola <p>6/7/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.floradelaterre.com/" target="_blank">The Plant Detective</a>:" For thousands of years, people in India, China, and Indonesia have used gotu kola to heal wounds, improve mental clarity, and treat skin conditions such as leprosy and psoriasis. Today, in the U.S. and Europe, gotu kola in ointment helps heal minor wounds and taken in other forms, it treats varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. The Chinese use it to reduce stress.</p><p>Don't confuse gotu kola with cola or cola nut. They're completely different plants.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 20111 at http://mtpr.org Gotu Kola Rhodiola Rosea http://mtpr.org/post/rhodiola-rosea <p></p><p>5/17/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.floradelaterre.com/" target="_blank">The Plant Detective</a>:" The harsh living conditions of rhodiola, a plant that grows at high latitudes and elevations, might explain the strong protective compounds it produces. People of the Arctic used it in their folk medicine for everything from increasing endurance and fighting fatigue, infection and depression to increasing fertility, sharpening memory, and reducing the effects of aging and stress.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 17 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 19036 at http://mtpr.org Rhodiola Rosea 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 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 Stress http://mtpr.org/post/stress <p>1/18/2014 - STRESS - Stress may save your life if you're being chased by a tiger.&nbsp; But if you're stuck in traffic, it may be more likely to make you sick.&nbsp; This hour we take a long hard look at the body's system for getting out of trouble.&nbsp; Stanford University neurologist (and&nbsp; part-time "baboonologist") Dr. Robert Sapolsky takes us through what happens on our insides when we stand in the wrong line at the supermarket, and offers a few coping strategies.&nbsp; Plus:&nbsp; the story of a singer who lost her voice, and an author stick in a body that never grew up.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:12:02 +0000 Sue Ginn 14185 at http://mtpr.org Stress