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Althea Rose: Our third medicinal flower for May
OUR Flores de Mayo celebration continues with our third flower for May: Althea rosea. This is commonly known as the “rose mallow” or the hollyhock.The first common name though, makes me and the family laugh upon learning it because it ...
From 528 days ago
Mongolian Milkvetch: Our second medicinal flower for May
OUR Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May) celebration continues with our second flower of the month: Astragalus mebranaceus (variety mongholicus), or the so-called “Mongolian Milkvetch.”The plant is an enduring medicinal plant in the Chinese and Japanese pharmacopeia. It can also ...
From 535 days ago
Stomach surgery options for reducing weight
DO NOT ever mistake this word with “barber.” It is not. However, if you look at the word carelessly, you will. How did I know? I did, once. The correct spelling registered in my consciousness only some seconds later. The ...
From 549 days ago
From rabies, without love
PERHAPS rabies is still among, if not, the deadliest diseases that threaten humankind since antiquity. Upon infection, its fatality rate is almost 100 percent. Mass vaccination of dogs is often the best prevention against rabies in any community. It is ...
From 591 days ago
Saffron: A potential protector from liver cancer
SAFFRON is a known spice, commonly referred to as “saffron crocus.” The spice we use in cooking is, however, the flower of the plant Crocus sativus. As a spice, it is useful both as seasoning and food coloring. So far, ...
From 633 days ago