What Is Cystic Fibrosis?

What Is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that affects a protein that regulates membrane transport and creates the main epithelial cell chloride channel.  In CF sufferers, disorders of the epithelial cell chloride channel cause mucus and other secretions to...
Aromatherapy: Everything You Need To Know

Aromatherapy: Everything You Need To Know

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils, or volatile oils, to promote health and wellbeing. Essential oils have a high odorous principle generally formed by complex types of compounds. They are stored in specialized cells and are often found in flowers,...
Ayurveda And Traditional Chinese Medicine

Ayurveda And Traditional Chinese Medicine

Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine are ancient systems of medicine that share many similarities. The concept of harmony is at the core of each of these traditional medicine systems which believe that health is only achieved when balance and harmony are in...
Valerian And Hops For Anxiety

Valerian And Hops For Anxiety

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) has been used medicinally for thousands of years. The Romans and Greeks used it to treat anxiety, heart palpations, tremors and headaches. The use of hops (Humulus lupulus) also dates back the time of Pliny, and it has a variety of...
Clinical Uses For Tea

Clinical Uses For Tea

Dried leaves and leaf buds of the Camellia sinensis are used to make black and green tea. Oolong tea is also a product of the Camellia sinensis plant. The Chinese have been drinking black tea for about 5,000 years. Tea was historically drunk during ceremonies and...

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