1. 2000-12-15 In this handy companion to the best-selling bookThe Green Pharmacy, leading herbal authority James A. Duke, Ph. D., delivers the lowdown on virtually every healing herb available in today's marketplace: its description and history, therapeutic uses, medicinal properties, prescription...
  2. Neem trees are medium to large sized, drought resistant, multipurpose trees, that can be up to 30 m tall. All parts of the plant produce azadirachtin, a powerful antibiotic and antimicrobial. Seeds and leaves often have the highest concentrations and may be used to make insecticides and...
  3. 2015-03-26 Plants have been used since ancient times to heal and cure diseases and to improve health and wellbeing. Despite ancient nature of the tradition, medicinal plants still form the basis of traditional or indigenous health systems and are reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) to still be...
  4. Rural people of Ethiopia are endowed with a deep knowledge concerning the use of wild plants. This is particularly true for the use of medicinal plants, but also for wild plants, some of which are consumed at times of drought, war and other hardship. Elders and other knowledgeable community...
  5. 2016-07-11 Companion planting is a form of intercropping, typically practiced in small-scale gardens, in which two or more species of plants are grown near each other for shared benefit. For example, shade-loving vegetables like lettuce can be grown under taller crops like maize or sunflower. Mixed...
  6. 2010-04-01 Many complicating factors affect agricultural work, family health, and nutrition when one or more family members are HIV positive or have an active case of AIDS. In addition to those who are sick, others in the family and community are affected by the consequences of their illness. This broader...
  7. 2016-10-18 Paper mulberry is native to China, Japan, Korea, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma and Assam (India), but cultivated extensively elsewhere in Asia and the Pacific. It has also naturalized in parts of southern Europe and the USA (Kew 2016). According to the World Agroforestry Centre, paper mulberry...
  8. 2017-04-11 Through many mistakes and trials, Sarah Hornsby, and husband Jim, learned much of the practical use of medicinal plants from their experience in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. The reforestation project started with the purchase of land in the Arenal Forest Reserve. From there, the learning process began...
  9. MPNS has built upon Kew’s existing plant name resources to create an authoritative database of medicinal plants and their names.Upto date taxonomy is linked to pharmaceutical, drug, common and scientific names as they are used in the relevant literature and legislation.The MPNS Resource currently...
  10. 2017-12-04 From the ancient wisdom of indigenous people we inherit a healthier lifestyle for ourselves, our neighbors and the planet. In this article, Sarah Hornsbyshares herjourney with medicinal plants of Nicaragua, which started after her husband and she retired in Matagalpa.