IT’S NETTLE TIME!

July 24, 2015 by  
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IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN! Winter in Australia is when stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) grow and flower so instead of thinking about them as a weed – consider them as a valuable medicinal herb instead. I made stinging nettle soup last night and I recommend you do too if you have some growing in your […]

CHINESE MEDICINE MAY OFFER HOPE IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

May 15, 2014 by  
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Western scientists look to chinese medicine for fresh leads In the quest for new treatments, U.S. researchers are looking to traditional Chinese medicines, some of the oldest remedies in the world. A recent discovery resulted in a better treatment for a type of leukemia that strikes about 1 in 250,000 in the U.S. Another study […]

MUNG BEANS MAY HELP PREVENT CERVICAL AND LIVER CANCER

November 6, 2012 by  
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Recent studies to identify the anti-cancer activity of an extract made from mung bean sprouts (MBS), showed the natural medicine had potent anti-cancer mechanisms against human cervical and hepatocarcinoma cancer cells (Hafidh et al., 2012). Although extracts of plants are highly concentrated compared to consuming the plant itself – including mung beans in the daily […]