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Marijuana/Cannabis as a medicinal herb
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why he has had a change of heart about the legitimacy of medical marijuana.

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In this myth shattering, information packed documentary, learn from physicians and leading researchers about medicinal cannabis and its demonstrated effects on human health.

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The top 5 Health Benefits of Oregano
1. Antioxidants for Immune System Support
One active agent in oregano is rosmarinic acid, which is a strong antioxidant that may support immune system health. Oregano has one of the highest antioxidant activity ratings, with 42 times the antioxidant punch of apples. 

2. Antifungal, Antibacterial, and May Even Kill MRSA
Carvacol and thymol, two phytochemicals in oregano, are powerful antimicrobials. Research has shown essential oils from oregano may kill the foodborne pathogen Listeria and the superbug MRSA (making it a useful addition to hand soaps and disinfectants).
Studies have also found essential oils of oregano to be useful against certain Candida species.

3. Anti-inflammatory Properties
Oregano contains beta-caryophyllin (E-BCP), a substance that inhibits inflammation and may also be beneficial for conditions including osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis, as well as metabolic syndrome.

4. Useful for Upper Respiratory Infections
Oregano also has potential anti-viral activity, and a spray containing aromatic essential oils from five plants, including oregano, was found to significantly relieve symptoms “immediately” in those with upper respiratory infections.

5. Cancer-Fighting Effects
Oregano extract has been shown to “lead to growth arrest and cell death in a dose- and time-dependent manner” in colon cancer cells. A phytochemical in oregano, carnosol, has also been “evaluated for anti-cancer property in prostate, breast, skin, leukemia, and colon cancer with promising results.”

More:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/02/01/oregano-health-benefits.aspx

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It is always a great time to stop smoking. Here are some wonderful herb and other ways that will assist you in kicking the habit and heal your lungs.

First of all smoking is an addiction with all the chemicals in tobacco these days you become addicted to the chemicals more than you are addicted to the tobacco and nicotine.

Most people smoke because of nervousness and anxiety and it does give a person a temporary high and takes their mind off of things. So relaxing the mind/body is very important in order to stop smoking.

St. Johns wort is a good relaxing agent that will boost your mood and help you get through the tough times of ending your smoking addiction.
Saffron Extract will give you a boost of serotonin which brings about mood altering good feelings that help with weight loss and kicking the smoking habit too.
Lobelia has been known to help a lot of people with the need for nicotine and people say that tobacco tastes bad when taking Lobelia. Lobelia works on dopamine and nicotine receptor in the brain thus helping withdrawal symptoms. Lobelia also contains a substance that’s similar to nicotine and you can get it in patches too… it’s similar to the regular nicotine patches and gums that you can buy but without the nicotine.
Catnip is wonderful for relaxing, soothing nerves, and helping your body overcome the anxiety of kicking the habit.
CaoSu a Chinese herb will help you kick urge for a smoke… and detox your body at the same time.
Valerian works great for the stress and anxiety, lots of people feel they are able to get through the first few days with valerian.
Chamomile is great for soothing away anxiety… and like Valerian it helps you sleep.

http://omtimes.com/2013/01/natural-ways-to-stop-smoking-heal-lung-tissue/

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Medicinal herb: Wildflower Viola tricolor, known as heartsease, heart's ease, heart's delight, tickle-my-fancy, Jack-jump-up-and-kiss-me, come-and-cuddle-me, three faces in a hood, or love-in-idleness....

Medicinal use: It is considered as a “blood purifier”, and therefore associated with treatment of all sorts of skin problems (acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, itching). Due to its expectorant properties, it is recognized as helpful in treatment of bronchitis, asthma and whooping cough. It is also a good diuretic, and therefore advisable in treatment of arthritis and rheumatism. Due to salicylic acids, the plant has anti-inflammatory properties. Chinese healers use the plant to soften certain tumors (breast cancer, lung and gastrointestinal cancers). Heartsease has also shown to be very helpful in lowering the blood pressure and reduction of painful urination.
Safety: Plant shouldn’t be used in excessive amounts. Large doses can cause nausea, vomiting and skin irritation. Also, it shouldn’t be used with prescribed diuretics and asthma medications. Some herbs could react with certain medication. Therefore, it is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption of any herb.

http://health-from-nature.net/Heartsease.html

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PASSIFLORA INCARNATA

Traditionally, the fresh or dried whole plant has been used as a herbal medicine to treat nervous anxiety, hypersensitivity, cramps (muscles), nervosity and insomnia. It is available in tinctures and capsules, pills, and teas. You can buy it in good health shops. Because it is a medicinal herb you cannot use without any advice or explanation. Consult a phytotharapist or naturopath.

The name of this medicinal herb is not a coincidence: The Passion Flower received its name from the early Christian missionaries to South America, who saw in the various parts of the curiously constructed flower symbols of the Crucifixion—the three crosses, the crown of thorns, nails and cords.

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