cancer en Tea II <p>7/5/14: This week on <a href="" target="_blank"><em>The Plant Detective</em></a>: They may have different flavors but black, green, white and oolong teas all come from the same plant: <em>Camellia sinensis</em>. They're just processed differently; black tea is fermented, green tea isn't. Unfermented green tea is especially high in catechins, those antioxidants that scavenge the blood for free radicals and are associated with lower rates of atherosclerosis.</p><p></p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 21180 at Tea II Cloud Mushroom <p>5/24/14: This week on "<a href="" target="_blank">The Plant Detective:</a>" Cloud mushroom, used for centuries in Chinese medicine, shows immunomodulator properties, helping prolong life after treatment in certain types of cancer. And in clinical trials, a compound derived from cloud mushroom, Polysaccharide-K,&nbsp; inhibited the onset of cancer.</p><p></p> Sat, 24 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 19479 at Cloud Mushroom Fear <p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 17:26:17 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 19318 at Fear Astragalus <p>5/10/14: This week on "<a href="" 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 Astragalus Tulsi <p></p><p>3/29/14: This week on "<a href="" 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 Tulsi "Still Alive" <p>Grain from farms along the Highline<br />fills the hold of Nordic Monarch.<br />Madrona sheds its bark like skin and<br />the surface of the sea is more<br />sensitive than skin. Somewhere<br />my noble fir breathes in<br />a million cells of air.<br /><br />My life is stored in the city,<br />marrow frozen for the futurity<br />markets, news for brokers of shade<br />and schedule.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; So the sweet air<br />and tall trees of God's country Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:06:00 +0000 Matthew Hansen 14292 at "Still Alive"