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Chicory health benefits

Scientific name: Chicorium intybus English name: Chicory Family: Compositae Chicory is a perennial herbaceous plant with 30- 150 cm height. The stem has longitudinal grooves and some latex. The root continues with thick short rhizomes. Chicory is a plant indigenous to Europe, India, and Egypt. It was introduced to the US in the late 19th century. It grows as a …

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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy Essential

You will be cured by various scents Aromatherapy is a kind of treatment method, which is widespread in the eastern countries of the globe and it could be an auxiliary method beside herbal medicine and massage therapy. In this method different diseases of body and soul are cured by inhaling the extract of medicinal plants. Aromatherapists according to the patient’s …

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Milk thistle supports our liver

milk thistle

Milk thistle Balance life in the busy world is a challenge for all of us. In modern living we indulge with unhealthy habits without considering the side effects that can cause to our body. Excessive alcohol, medications, poor water quality, processed fast foods, exposure to pesticides and herbicides and inappropriate rest can lead to liver problems. The liver metabolizes carbohydrates, …

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“Valeriana” a strong sedative

valeriana

Scientific name: Valeriana officinalis English name: Valeriana Family: Valerianaceae Valeriana or cat herb plant is an aromatic plant with white and pink flowers, which grows wildly in most areas of Iran and around rivers. Its nature is warm and dry and it is a strong sedative. The root is valuable in treatment of different diseases of the nervous system. Pharmalogical …

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Depression and medicinal plants

effect of medicinal plants on depression

Overcome your depression with medicinal plants Antidepressant medications are used to treat different kinds of depression, but the treatment takes along time and it always makes most of the users of these medications unsatisfied about the side effects. Although according to the extensive researches on antidepression and sedative characteristics of medicinal plants, some effective medicinal plants with the fewest side …

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Herbal medicine

Overview: What is herbal medicine? Herbal medicine — also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine — refers to using a plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Herbalism has a long tradition of use outside of conventional medicine. It is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control along with advances in clinical research show …

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Anorexia Nervosa At A Glance

Anorexia Nervosa At A GlanceAnorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and, more importantly, a psychological disorder. The cause of anorexia has not been definitively established, but self-esteem and self-image issues, societal pressures, and genetic factors likely each play a role. Anorexia affects females far more often than males and is most common in adolescent females. Anorexia tends to affect the …

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depression in elderly

Depression and Older Adults: What It Is and How To Get HelpSadness is a universal emotion that no one is immune from, everyone in the world feels sad in some way or another on a daily basis for various reasons. The state of feeling sad is called depression and usually refers to a condition of feeling sad very often, for …

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massage

What is massage? Massage is a “hands-on” treatment in which a therapist manipulates muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve health and well-being. Varieties of massage range from gentle stroking and kneading of muscles and other soft tissues to deeper manual techniques. Massage has been practiced as a healing therapy for centuries in nearly every culture around …

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massage

What is massage? Massage is a “hands-on” treatment in which a therapist manipulates muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve health and well-being. Varieties of massage range from gentle stroking and kneading of muscles and other soft tissues to deeper manual techniques. Massage has been practiced as a healing therapy for centuries in nearly every culture around …

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Androgens

What Is It?Androgens are a group of hormones that play a role in male traits and reproductive activity. Present in both males and females, the principle androgens are testosterone and androstenedione.Androgens may be called “male hormones,” but don’t let the name fool you. Both men’s and women’s bodies produce androgens, just in differing amounts. In fact, androgens have more than …

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