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Plant-Based Medicine



Plant-based medicine is the ancient practice of using plants and their components to aid in our health. Plant-based medicine is not mutually exclusive to modern pharmaceutical and synthetic medicines: aspirin (from willow bark), quinine (from cinchona bark), and morphine (from the opium poppy) are all examples of plant-based medicine. As with all medical treatments, guidance should always be under the supervision of an expert medical professional.

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Mushrooms as Medicine with Paul Stamets at Exponential Medicine

Leading mycologist Paul Stamets shares his work exploring the diverse role medicinal mushrooms may have in activating our immune systems and helping treat cancer, to new data supporting the role of fungi in biosecurity and the health of the bees that pollinate our planet.

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Plant Magic: Herbalism in Real Life

A fun, modern, and irreverent introduction to healing herbs, this field guide to feeling good includes more than 20 plant profiles. Here is an invitation to the wild world of healing plants growing right outside your door.

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Nature’s 9 Most Powerful Medicinal Plants and the Science Behind Them

While these manufactured drugs have certainly become paramount in our lives, it can be comforting to know that the power of nature is on our side, and these herbal choices are available to complement our health practices. But the extent of the power they hold is also still being explored.

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Deep Dive: Fomitopsis Officinalis Agarikon

Our habitats provide us with innate immunity. . As habitats are destroyed, zoonotic diseases can emanate from stressed ecosystems to us. .

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Botanicum Medicinale: A Modern Herbal of Medicinal Plants

A beautifully illustrated, informative, and engaging guide to 100 plants used for medicinal purposes. Remedies derived from plants are the world's oldest medicines.

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The Practical Shaman Renee Baribeau Interviews Levi Baker

A candid talk about the use of Iboga and plant medicine for symptoms including: depression, anxiety and addiction. Levi is a former tech entrepreneur who has been working on himself with the aid of iboga & other plant medicines for the last 6+ years.

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Hildegard’s Healing Plants: From Her Medieval Classic Physica

Hildegard’s Healing Plants is a new translation of the ‘Plant’ section of Physica, Hildegard’s classic work on health and healing. Hildegard comments on 230 plants and grains—most of which are still grown in home gardens and sold at local health food stores.

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Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal

Did you know there's a powerful herbal medicine chest in your kitchen? Imagine being prepared for that next cold, scrape, headache, digestive issue, stressful day, or sleepless night with simple ingredients from your cupboard. Instead of pills, reach for: Cinnamon Tea to soothe your throat . . .

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Natural Highs: Supplements, Nutrition, and Mind-Body Techniques to Help You Feel Good All the Time

What does it take to make you feel "high"? Do you routinely reach for caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, or sugary snacks to get you through the day? Unfortunately, the quick fixes we have become accustomed to don't work long-term, and often contribute further to the underlying problems of fatigue,...

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Green Witchcraft: A Practical Guide to Discovering the Magic of Plants, Herbs, Crystals, and Beyond

Connect to the earth and find peace and power with this guide to green witchcraft. Explore ways to put natural magic into practice no matter where you live or who you are.

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