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Potent Jungle Vine Brew Has Potential to Treat Addiction. 3-23-10. Voice of America. The medicinal plant ayahuasca has recently been studied for its ability to treat drug and alcohol addiction, as well as its medicinal efficacy when brewed with other plants.
Humidity Can Lower Effect of Vitamin C. Journal & Courier. 3-23-10. Purdue University researchers recently found that humidity and high temperatures, common in home bathrooms and kitchens, could potentially degrade non-fat soluble vitamins, such as Vitamin C.
Natural Cures. The Dr. Oz Show. 3-23-10. Chris Kilham, “the Medicine Hunter,” speaks with Dr. Mehmet Oz and his TV show guests about the health benefits of various herbal remedies from around the world.
Artificially Reproduced Red Yew Trees Readily Grown. 3-22-10. Viêt Nam News. A research center in Vietnam recently reproduced thousands of endangered red yew trees and found that their Taxol content was higher than that of wild-grown red yew trees.
Ayurvedic Drug Makers Struggle to Promote Herb Cultivation. Livemint. 3-15-10. As the number of India's medicinal plant gatherers declines, some Ayurvedic medicine companies are considering increasing their use of cultivated herbs, despite potential obstacles.
City Garden Staff to Nurture Hope in War Zone. Scotsman. 3-12-10. Staff from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in Scotland have recently started a project in Afghanistan to create a botanical garden for Kabul University research and educational activities.
Lemongrass Fights Headaches. Science Alert. 3-5-10. Recent findings from a 5-year study suggest that lemongrass could be used to treat headaches and migraines as it has strong biological activity on human blood platelets.
Echinacea Herbal Remedies Receive a Plant-breeding Boost. 3-5-10. NutraIngredients. Recent research has found that Echinacea populations can be grouped into 9 distinct species, an increase from the existing 4, and researchers speculate that some of these new species might have medicinal properties.