Monthly Archives: March 2017

Reverse Zoonosis: Can You Make Your Pet Sick?

For good reason, there is a great deal of interest in the transmission of diseases from animals to humans. Recently, however, medical researchers have started to ask the opposite question: can we make animals sick? The transmission of diseases from humans to animals is a growing area of concern. Swine and bird flu are two of the most recent and

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Herbs: A -Z List: (…The Medicinal, Spiritual and Magical Uses of…)

The following information is for reference only. Herb-lore is an art which must be respected, and several herbs can be as equally dangerous as beneficial if not used correctly. Aloes: General: Aloes are indigenous to East and South Africa, but have been introduced into the West Indies (where they are extensively cultivated) and into tropical countries, and will even flourish

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Honeysuckle {Lonicera caprifolium / Lonicera japonica}

Also, Known As Honeysuckle Jin Yin Hua The herbal plant called the honeysuckle is a climbing plant that can grow to twelve ft – four meters – in length. The plant comes in several varieties, and some varieties are deciduous – example, the L. Capri folium variety – while some are semi-evergreen – the Asian honeysuckle or jin yin Hua,

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Angelica {Angelica archangelica}

Also, Known As: Amara Aromatica American Angelica Angelica Archangelica Archangelica Officinalis Bellyache Root European Angelica Garden Angelica Goutweed Herb Of The Angels High Angelica Holy Ghost Plant Holy Herb Masterwort Purple Angelica Purplestem Angelica Root Of The Holy Ghost Wild Angelica Wild Parsnip Angelica (botanical name Angelica archangelica) is generally a biennial plant that grows up to a height of

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Ginger {Zingiber officinale}

Also, Known As: African Ginger Ardraka Black Ginger Chiang Gan-Jiang Ginger Nagara Race Ginger Shen-Jiang Sunthi Zingiber officinale, the official name of the common ginger was coined by the famous eighteenth-century Swedish botanist and general naturalist, Carl Linnaeus. While Latinizing the name, Carl Linnaeus also derived the name Zingiber for the generic term, using the Indian Sanskrit name for ginger

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Orris Root

Iris pallida Also, Known As Dalmatian Iris Orris Root Sweet Iris The term orris root is used to denote the roots of a number of species, including Iris germanica, Iris pallida and Iris florentina. They have a very sweet fragrance, which is more distinct in some bearded irises compared to others. The aroma of the flowers of a particular species

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