cold en 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 Licorice I: Never Mind the Spoonful of Sugar <p>November 23rd &amp; 25th, 2013: Licorice is an important shrub around the world, treating many ailments. The chemicals contained in licorice are thought to decrease swelling, thin mucus secretions, decrease cough, and increase the chemicals in our body that heal ulcers.<br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:00:00 +0000 11217 at Licorice I: Never Mind the Spoonful of Sugar The Many Uses of Hyssop <p>August 10th &amp; 12th, 2013: Hyssop is spicy, warming, &amp; antiviral. Its sweet aroma attracts humans, and its purple flowers attract honeybees. Hyssop should be avoided during pregnancy. <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:00:00 +0000 6443 at The Many Uses of Hyssop