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Federal government conducting police raids, confiscating medicinal plants, depriving sick children of medication

11/12/2014 - You wouldn't think that two small regions of a large state that was the first to legalize medical marijuana would be raiding fields of marijuana that have less THC and more CBD than other cannabis plants. THC is the compound that gets one "high" or elevates conscious awareness. CBD is a compound...

Amish farmers pioneer organic agriculture focusing on crop nutrition to boost plant immune systems naturally

11/12/2014 - The relationship between plants and man has grown distant in the modern era of chemical treatments. Instead of observing, listening and understanding the language of his crops, man has instead resorted to spraying them with pesticides, suppressing plant immune systems. Spraying plants with chemicals...

Office plants can increase productivity by 15% and improve overall well-being

9/16/2014 - The University of Exeter in England coordinated a study that concluded late summer 2014 on increasing office productivity by placing indoor plants in actual working offices. Since NASA (National Aeronautic and Space Administration) did similar testing a few years ago, this may seem redundant. But...

Solar energy plants ignite birds in mid-air; thousands killed by intense light beams

8/29/2014 - This type of solar energy plant differs from the normal solar panels that convert the sun's energy directly into electrical energy by light-sensitive semiconductors to be used immediately or stored in large batteries. The solar energy plant that's accused of killing too many birds magnifies the sun's...

Vampire plants inject their prey with RNA

8/22/2014 - A scientist from Virginia Tech University has found a potentially new form of plant communication, one that permits them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with each other. According to a press release by the university, the finding by Jim Westwood, a professor of plant pathology,...

Could this be the answer to California's drought?

6/18/2014 - California is facing one of its worst droughts in recorded history. Farmers all over California, of both meat and plants, are seeing crop failures in epic numbers. What if there was a method, a closed-water-cycle system that could change all of that? There is... and its called aquaponics. In its...

EPA's forced closing of U.S. power plants will disrupt food supply, cause empty shelves at grocery stores

6/12/2014 - With President Obama's direction and approval, the Environmental Protection Agency has just issued new rules supposedly aimed at reducing "harmful emissions" but which critics say will do nothing but force a dramatic increase in energy prices and an overall decline in production of food and other commodities. "Specifically,...

Six edible plants that will help you survive in the wild

6/8/2014 - Most of us have seen one of those "survival shows" on television, in which ordinary people become "stranded" in the wild and are forced to live off the land. Yes, it's true, many of those shows are "staged," but what would you do if you were ever seriously lost or stranded and all you had to live off...

Why is Obama concerned about mercury in coal power plants but not in vaccines?

6/4/2014 12:12:35 PM - The Obama administration's war on carbon is advancing the battle lines to coal production, with a new proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to attain a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from energy production by 2030. Based on the premise that natural carbon is causing...

Scientists create bionic plants with improved photosynthesis using carbon nanotubes

3/27/2014 - The world's first "robotic" plants have been created by US scientists and can effectively absorb greater amounts of energy from the sun. These bionic plants are advanced at the cellular level, with new biochemical detection functions and improved photosynthesis capabilities. The MIT biochemists and...

Far from being passive, plants are incredibly active manipulators of their environments

3/24/2014 - Plants may not be able to move, but they have evolved a staggering array of techniques for affecting their surroundings. These adaptations allow plants to do everything from incapacitating predators and deterring rivals to colonizing new lands and even changing the behavior of the plants and animals...

Plants actually want seed predators like squirrels and jays to hoard their seeds in giant food stores

3/8/2014 - Typically, we assume that plants live in an antagonistic relationship with seed predators, but, in fact, some plants appear to encourage such predators, especially those that engage in food hoarding behavior. After all, if not every seed in a cache gets eaten, whether because there was too much food...

Fungi - such as mushrooms, molds and yeasts - are actually more closely related to animals than to plants

3/7/2014 - At first glance, mushrooms, molds and other fungi appear to be a type of plant. After all, they are stationary, they grow out of a single substrate, and their tissues look roughly similar to those produced by plants. But fungi are actually an entirely separate kingdom of living beings, on the same level...

Veggies of the future: How cyborg plants could help us monitor our world

2/11/2014 - Could plants actually communicate with us in a way that lets us know how to take better care of them? Yes, say scientists and researchers, and in fact, the day is not far off. According to Wired, there is a time coming in the near future when we could possibly see cyborg plants that are able to inform...

Associated Press caught 'restructuring' old EPA news to mislead readers; mainstream media blindly plays along

1/22/2014 - Four days ago, the Associated Press reported that coal-fired power plants are dumping enormous quantities of pollutants into U.S. waterways. According to the Associated Press, the EPA says that coal-fired power plants are dumping nearly 2 million pounds of aluminum, 79,000 pounds of arsenic, 64,000...

Plants won't grow near Wi-Fi routers, experiment finds

12/13/2013 - It's not difficult to understand the appeal of Wi-Fi. This revolutionary technology, which has been commercially available since 1999, eliminates cabling and wiring for computers, reduces cellular usage charges and allows us to connect to the Internet from anywhere with a signal. Despite these benefits,...

Over-unity nuclear fusion breakthrough may make today's nuclear power plants obsolete

10/25/2013 - Scientists at a top U.S. laboratory have surpassed a critical milestone in their development of a process that would create self-sustaining nuclear fusion. According to the BBC, the ability to harness fusion - the process that powers the sun - "could provide an unlimited and cheap source of energy"...

China's industrial pollution is so bad that it's dumping toxic mercury on Japan's Mount Fuji

10/23/2013 - China and India combined have more coal-burning energy plants than the rest of the world, and China has more than India. Japanese scientists are openly complaining that the almost 13,000 foot Mt. Fuji is coated with toxic mercury from China's coal burning plants. Some Chinese scientists have challenged...

While EPA shuts down coal plants in the USA, China unveils monstrous greenhouse gas polluters called an 'environmental disaster'

10/1/2013 - One of the primary reasons why the U.S. does not sign onto global treaties limiting so-called greenhouse gas emissions is because some of the world's biggest polluters won't sign on or, worse, will sign on and cheat, leaving American industry and business at a huge economic disadvantage. In fact,...

MRI of roots uncovers key to limits of plant growth

9/6/2013 - Over the past 15 years, a growing number of changes have been impacting the food choices people make. Contemporary culture's growing concern over issues such as diet-related health problems, produce quality, environmental impact, and the questionable techniques of large agricultural corporations has...

America's nuclear power plants highly vulnerable to terrorist attacks

8/21/2013 - The majority of Americans do not live near a nuclear power plant, but that doesn't mean they are safe from any fallout should one be damaged or destroyed. With that in mind, a new report suggests that America's 107 nuclear power facilities are extremely vulnerable to terrorism. In fact, according...

Plants alter their chemistry and taste in response to attacks by predators

8/21/2013 - There are a variety of ways in which prey animals are known to naturally disguise themselves or flee certain areas to avoid being eaten by predators. But new research out of Wisconsin has found that stationary plants also employ their own protective mechanisms to avoid becoming predator lunch, which...

African medicinal plants may stop tumor growth from multi-drug resistant cancers: Research

6/26/2013 - Traditional African medicinal plants may contain naturally occurring compounds that effectively kill drug-resistant cancers, according to research conducted by Victor Keute of the University of Dschang in Cameroon and Thomas Efferth of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany. "The active substances...

Is the IRS the next NSA? Tax agency buying up covert cameras to be hidden in plants and clcok radios

6/22/2013 - The federal leviathan has become obsessed with keeping an eye on us, as evidenced by recent revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been conducting blanket warrantless surveillance on all our electronic communications for years. Though inexplicable on its face, the NSA at least had...

Coming to a store near you: GMO plants with synthetic biology that makes them glow

6/18/2013 - A team of researchers from Stanford University in California wants you to donate your hard-earned money to them so they can continue to develop an unapproved genetically-modified (GM) plant that literally glows to generate light. The so-called "Glowing Plant Project" has already raised nearly half a...

Al Gore backlash: Why environmentalists are celebrating rising CO2 levels

6/2/2013 - Thank goodness carbon dioxide levels are finally rising ever so slightly in our atmosphere, bringing much-needed carbon dioxide to the plants and forests of the world which have been starving for CO2. The lack of CO2 in the atmosphere is one of the most devastating limiting factors for plant growth...

Systemic pesticides are penetrating deep into plants tissues, destroying beetles, trees, bees, and human hormones

5/17/2013 - Over the last 30 years, the use of pesticides has spiked around the world. People now pour 2.5 million tons of these chemicals into the environment annually, contributing to a $35 billion industry run by global corporations. To make matters worse, the more people use pesticides, the more ineffective...

BREAKING: European Commission to criminalize nearly all seeds and plants not registered with government

5/6/2013 - A new law proposed by the European Commission would make it illegal to "grow, reproduce or trade" any vegetable seeds that have not been "tested, approved and accepted" by a new EU bureaucracy named the "EU Plant Variety Agency." It's called the Plant Reproductive Material Law, and it attempts to...

Top ten ways humanity is being murdered in the name of 'evidence-based science' (#10 Radiation)

4/4/2013 - In the name of "science," our world has built a network of deadly, unstable nuclear power plants that quite literally threaten the very future of human civilization. As the Fukushima accident shows, all these "scientists" who think they're so smart are actually incredibly myopic in that they couldn't...

CO2 myth busted: Why we need more carbon dioxide to grow food and forests

3/31/2013 - If you talk to the global warming crowd, carbon dioxide -- CO2 -- is the enemy of mankind. Any and all creation of CO2 is bad for the planet, we're told, and its production must be strictly limited in order to save the world. But what if that wasn't true? What if CO2 were actually a planet-saving...

Easy guide to help you choose the best nursery plants for landscaping and vegetable gardens

3/18/2013 - Whether you're planting a vegetable garden or designing a back yard garden landscaping project, if you're not starting with seeds, it's important to buy healthy nursery plants from the start. Shopping for plants for a garden landscaping job or to add some color to your windowsill is usually a pleasurable...

Seven ways GMO toxicity affects animals, plants and soil

1/23/2013 - In the aftermath of the defeat of Proposition 37 in California, many more Americans are now aware of the existence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their unlabeled presence throughout the food supply. But with this awareness has come a lot of confusion, as the processed food and biotechnology...

Campbell Soup to close two U.S. plants in response to declining demand for processed, canned foods

10/3/2012 - Americans are eating a lot less processed, canned soup these days, which has prompted the Campbell Soup Co., the world's largest soup maker, to close two of its U.S.-based production plants. A recent Associated Press (AP) announcement explains that Campbell's oldest soup plant, located in Sacramento,...

Microbiome swapping is the new and "natural" alternative to GMOs

9/6/2012 - Our knowledge on the Human Microbiome has skyrocketed the last couple of years, and we now know that humans host more than 10,000 different microbial species. Most of these microorganisms are located in the gastrointestinal tract and have a huge impact on human health. However, humans and animals aren't...

Use Native American favorite bee balm plants for healing and cooking

6/21/2012 - Bee balm plants are a showy and fragrant group of plants indigenous to northeastern North America which have long been prized for their medicinal and culinary properties as well as showy flowers which attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Bee balm plants are members of the genus Monarda and grow best...

Natural ways to purify the air indoors

5/21/2012 7:15:33 PM - People spend around 90 percent of their lives indoors, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Unfortunately, indoor air quality is sometimes two to five times more polluted than the air outside. Poor air quality in the home and office can result in people developing health conditions like...

10 tips for companion planting for natural pest control and organic sustainability - Increase vegetable yields and improve flavor

5/13/2012 - Companion planting for pest control and to encourage plants to grow with more vigor has fascinated men for centuries; however, few backyard gardeners know how to use these natural methods for organic sustainability and how to improve your garden. Plants that work together to help one another grow; plants...

Detox your dwelling and purify your indoor air with plants

4/17/2012 - The air quality in an airtight home or office is usually worse than outdoor air. Since a good deal of time is spent inside one's home and/or office space, then measures to improve that air quality are in order. Dwelling detoxIt's important to be aware of mold, what it looks like, and the hazards...

How do I grow my own herbs indoors?

2/28/2012 - Growing your own herbs can add a new dimension to your cooking and give you the opportunity to save money by making your own herbal teas, tinctures and salves. Some people think herb gardening is an option only available to those who have access to a plot of land, but this is not true. Even if you live...

Six steps to create your own organic permaculture garden

2/22/2012 - Organic gardening avoids the use of chemicals to make plants grow or protect them from insects, relying instead on natural gardening principles used for thousands of years. Permaculture organic gardening goes a step further and also emphasizes growing plants sustainably, working with rather than against...

Wild edible plants and natural solutions for diabetes

1/19/2012 - Why should you care about wild edibles? Because many health experts agree that wild edibles are the highest quality, best foods available to eat. The NaturalNews Talk Hour presents "Wild Edibles - The Miracle of Greens" with our special guest Sergei Boutenko, raw food expert. "I learn something new...

Mainstream science validates healing properties of plants

12/20/2011 - Are plant-based therapies, including potential natural cures for cancer, mostly pie-in-the-sky wishful thinking promoted by "health nuts" and old hippies? Not at all -- and the evidence for the validity of the healing power of plants is coming from none other than mainstream science. In fact, the...

Many invasive pests necessary for pollination of plants, eliminating them could cause global devastation

12/10/2011 - Native pollinators like birds and bats are becoming extinct in some areas of the world, and this loss is wreaking major havoc on many of the world's ecosystems. But new research published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B has found that non-native animals, which are typically viewed...

How to find free food and medicine all around you, no matter where you live

11/7/2011 - The most powerful food and medicine on the planet is free, and it's growing right outside your door and around your neighborhood. Did you know that wild local plants and foods are far better for you than organic produce from a supermarket? They're naturally loaded with plant-based medicines -- phytonutrients...

Plants absorb carbon dioxide 25 percent faster than previously thought, say scientists

10/15/2011 - The so-called climate change "experts" that still cling to the mythical theory of man-made global warming are having an increasingly difficult time defending this flailing position. New findings published in the journal Nature reveal that plants, which absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen,...

Solar flare could unleash nuclear holocaust across planet Earth, forcing hundreds of nuclear power plants into total meltdowns

9/13/2011 - Forget about the 2012 Mayan calendar, comet Elenin or the Rapture. The real threat to human civilization is far more mundane, and it's right in front of our noses. If Fukushima has taught us anything, it's that just one runaway meltdown of fissionable nuclear material can have wide-ranging and potentially...

Radiation-induced mutation breeding of plants was precursor to modern-day GMOs

8/27/2011 - The motives of feeding the world and ending hunger are expressed to keep critics at bay. Although some real issues are occasionally addressed successfully, scientists are prone to meddle with nature without investigating potential hazards. And there are those, including this author, who say the short...

Phytoremediation: You can grow plants that help eliminate radiation in the soil

6/19/2011 - Concerns about radioactive materials accumulating in soil and water since the nuclear accident in Japan this year have led individuals to look at natural ways to clean their property of possible radiation. One method worthy of examination is phytoremediation. Phytoremediation uses plants to detoxify...

Know the trees and plants that grow easily in a desert garden

6/10/2011 - Many vegetables and herbs can successfully be cultivated in a hostile, semi-desert environment. One of the easiest and hardiest trees to plant in an arid climate is the Moringa tree, which is particularly well-adapted to the heat and/or poor, sandy soil. The prickly pear is a nutritious desert fruit...

Monsanto pesticide found to infect plants with AIDS-like disease

5/18/2011 - When Dr. Don Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University and internationally-recognized plant pathologist, wrote a letter back in January to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack, warning him about a new mystery disease showing up primarily in genetically-modified (GM) crops,...

Soil microbes are the immune system that protects plants, crops from disease

5/11/2011 - New research conducted by the US Department of Energy (USDE) provides even more proof that synthetic pesticides and herbicides are completely unnecessary when the right balance of natural microbes are present and flourishing in soil. Gary Anderson and his colleagues from both the USDE and Wageningen...

Use comfrey to quickly grow plants for backyard gardening

5/9/2011 - As the food supply becomes more and more poisoned, a lot of people are moving toward growing their own food in backyard gardens. And if there's one thing every backyard gardener should know about - it's comfrey. Comfrey is an herb that makes things grow - and using it in the garden can easily and dramatically...

Fukushima nuclear catastrophe forces world to rethink future of nuclear power

3/15/2011 - With one massive lurch, planet Earth has put an end to the nuclear power "renaissance" that was gaining momentum around the world as a safe, clean energy source. For the last few decades, nuclear power looked quite good compared to the dirty coal industry which fuels most of the world's power plants....

Australia to outlaw thousands of plants, including national flower

2/28/2011 - In what it claims is an effort to stamp out plants and flowers that can be used as drugs, Australian authorities have proposed insane legislation that will outlaw hundreds, if not thousands, of common plant species, including the golden wattle, its national flower. If the law passes, nurseries, commercial...

University receives government grant to grow bomb-sniffing plants

2/19/2011 - The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has embarked on an unconventional new counter-terrorism program aimed at detecting bombs and other explosives. According to CBS 4 in Denver, Colo., DOD has given $8 million to Colorado State University (CSU) to grow plants that are capable of detecting dangerous...

Monsanto's Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health

1/28/2011 - The following article reveals the devastating and unprecedented impact that Monsanto's Roundup herbicide is having on the health of our soil, plants, animals, and human population. On top of this perfect storm, the USDA now wants to approve Roundup Ready alfalfa, which will exacerbate this calamity....

Indoor winter gardens grow

11/28/2010 - Now that winter is approaching and our gardens are dried up it raises the question of how we can still sustain our own food supply. It's quite possible to grow many fruits and vegetables indoors with the right tools. First, it's essential to have artificial lighting in order for your plants to grow...

Drug factories flush painkillers down the drain, contaminating streams

10/26/2010 - A study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has exposed drug factories as major sources of pharmaceutical pollution, revealing drug concentrations in the wastewater downstream of these factories more than a thousand times higher than those found in other wastewater. "The...

Monarch butterflies use medicinal plants to treat diseases in their offspring

10/21/2010 - What happens when animals get sick in the wild -- do they just fight off disease by themselves? It seems they may actively treat themselves, and their sick offspring, with natural therapies. If that sounds like a far-fetched idea, listen up. Although few studies have been conducted on self-medication...

One-third of Earth's plants and animals now at risk of extinction

10/9/2010 - A third of all plants and animals on Earth are now at risk of going extinct, according to the most recent edition of the United Nations' Global Biodiversity Outlook. The species now threatened with extinction include 21 percent of known mammals, 30 percent of amphibians and 35 percent of invertebrates. "The...

93 percent of medicinal plants may become extinct due to habitat destruction

9/1/2010 - Ninety-three percent of the wild plants used in traditional Indian (ayurvedic) medicine are threatened with extinction, according to an assessment carried out by the Botanical Survey of India. In November 2000, the Indian government formed a National Medicinal Plants Board to promote the development...

Monsanto: The world's poster child for corporate manipulation and deceit

7/30/2010 - At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100...

Power of Plants: The Fury of Nature will Enhance Your Nutrition

7/28/2010 - In the nineteenth century, Charles Darwin developed his theory of "natural selection" (later referred to as the "survival of the fittest"), about how a plant or animal`s ability to adapt to its environment will lead to a thinning of the herd. This concept is clearly evident in the plant kingdom today....

If You Live Near the Gulf Coast Oil Spill, Use House Plants for Cleaner Air

6/26/2010 - As if Louisiana and other gulf coast residents didn't already have enough to worry about from the catastrophic oil spill, new reports are indicating that the very air they breathe has become a health threat. Air quality samples have found levels of sulphur dioxide, benzene and other volatile organic...

Natural compounds in carnivorous plants could fight human fungal infections

3/9/2010 - The vast array of plants in nature includes carnivorous plants that kill to survive. How can a plant zap a flying or crawling insect? By using a highly evolved group of compounds and secondary metabolites to trap and absorb prey. Now Tel Aviv University researchers say they've found a way these natural...

Plants are actively intelligent: What does this mean for vegetarians?

2/20/2010 - Most vegetarians believe that by not eating animals, they are preserving life. Everyone knows that plants are alive but they are not viewed with the same level of intelligence as animals are. As science continues to uncover the complex nature of plants, it is becoming more apparent that plants are actively...

Indoor Air Pollution: Look at the Causes and Solutions

1/25/2010 - According to the EPA, air pollution indoors is often two to five times worse than it is outside. In extreme cases, air pollution inside can be a hundred times worse than outside. The reason is partly because numerous chemicals, like cleaning supplies, hair sprays and perfumes, are used inside the home....

Ten Alternative Plants that Cleanse the Liver, Part I

9/28/2009 - By now most Natural News readers understand the importance of liver detoxification, and many are familiar with the more common liver cleansing herbs such as burdock, dandelion, licorice and milk thistle. Some who have experienced the strong results provided by these plants may be wondering what similar...

Resveratrol - The Miracle Nutrient for Cancer, Cholesterol and Longevity

8/12/2009 - You've all heard the good news about resveratrol, commonly known as the "red wine nutrient." There's more to resveratrol than red wine, though, and it's helpful for far more than just preventing heart disease. It's also phenomenal for maintaining a healthy cholesterol balance and even supporting increased...

Sixteen Active Plant Components Explained

7/21/2009 - Along with minerals and vitamins there are many other active components that originate in plants. As each serves a particular function, and some plants contain more of these elements or compounds than others, familiarity with each one offers insight into their combinatorial and physiological effects....

The Modern Lawn Contributes to Climate Change

5/13/2009 - Americans love to have a healthy and beautiful yard. They have adopted and accepted a concept of beauty known as the "lawn." Many people believe that an expanse of short-trimmed grass-covered land is the most desirable look to have in one`s yard. This may include an occasional shrub or tree to add uniqueness...

Real Flower Power: Study Shows Plants Speed Healing

4/26/2009 - Research now confirms what nature lovers have always known: plants have healing power. Even the simple presence of a potted plant can do wonders for speeding the recovery of surgery patients, says a study published in HortTechnology in October of 2008. Seong-Hyun Park and Richard H. Mattson from...

Resveratrol is "Nature's Medicine" for Cancer, Heart Disease and Much More

4/1/2009 - Just how good is resveratrol at preventing cancer and heart disease? It's so good that drug companies are trying to mimic its molecules in order to claim they're "creating" a new drug to prevent heart disease. But this is Mother Nature's miracle drug -- only it's not a drug. It's a molecule synthesized...

Grow It Yourself: Save Money, Help Earth, and Improve Your Quality of Life

2/23/2009 - The Telegraph reported that "26% [of residents in Britain] are growing their own fruit and vegetables" [1]. One-quarter of British populations now choose gardening at home in order to improve their quality of life during difficult times. As a result, this has helped many UK residents to considerably...

Clean Your Air and Brighten Your Day with Houseplants

2/11/2009 - People have long known about the psychological benefits of brightening their homes and offices with decorative houseplants. What many may be overlooking are the physical health benefits of having plenty of these plants to remove harmful pollutants from the air and replace them with fresh oxygen. Not...

Organic Gardening Offers Many Health Benefits and Helps Plants and Animals

2/11/2009 - Many scientific studies have begun to conclude that organic gardening is beneficial for every level of life: soil, plants and animals, insects, water and air quality, as well as our own mental and physical health. Certain conventional farming practices have led to increases of pollutants in our air,...

Plants Aid Recovery from Surgery, Ease Pain

1/25/2009 - You visit someone who is in the hospital following an operation or a sick friend confined to bed at home and you bring along a gift of colorful flowers or a lovely potted plant. That may sound like simply a thoughtful gesture to spread some cheer. But, it turns out, your gift of greenery may actually...

Post-Surgery Recovery Time Shortened by Flowering Plants

1/22/2009 - Giving flowers to cheer one who is sick is a widespread custom throughout the world. Luther Burbank, famous American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science, felt strongly about the healing effects of flowers when he stated: "Flowers always make people better, happier, and more...

Five Elements And Five Reasons We Need Traditional Chinese Medicine In America

11/26/2008 - The Traditional Chinese 5 Element Diagnostic System is used as a tool to determine disorders and prescribe a combination of all natural herbs for healing. It is without a doubt the most valuable "medical" wisdom we have on this planet. Of course The FDA and most Medical Doctors in this country will...

Plants from the Mint Family Found Highly Effective Against HIV and Herpes

11/24/2008 - Herbs from the Lamiaceae family, also known as the mint family have been shown to drastically reduce the infectivity of HIV-1 virions, single infective viral particles. A research team from the University of Heidelberg has found that extracts of lemon balm, sage and peppermint work rapidly to produce...

The Cancer and Disease Fighting Plants of the Rainforest

9/5/2008 - One of my all time favorite websites is Dr. Leslie Taylor`s Rain-tree.com and my favorite section of the website is the plant database she has painstakingly compiled. It is a database of the many plants and herbs used by indigenous peoples of the Brazilian and South American rain forests and it has...

How to Use Herbs Safely and Effectively

8/11/2008 - Starting from some time well before man was placed on earth, or evolved to his present species, the earth was covered with all manner of plant life. These plants had to deal with microorganisms, climate variations and all manner of variety. When man entered this phase of existence, he found himself...

Using Sea Minerals in Agriculture – a Tutorial

7/10/2008 - Based on my other two articles on sea minerals here on NaturalNews, (http://www.naturalnews.com/022278.html) and (http://www.naturalnews.com/022309.html) , I have received a lot of questions from readers on how to make a Sole and how to ocean-farm. In this article I attempt to teach you in plain English...

Offices With Live Plants Make Employees Happier and Healthier

6/25/2008 - According to the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), Americans who work in offices spend about 52 hours a week at their desks or in their cubicles. What's more, the ASHS points out that a host of recent studies on job satisfaction have concluded that those who work in typical office environments,...

400 Medicinal Plants on Verge of Extinction Warn Researchers

6/10/2008 - Botanic Gardens Conservation International has warned that 400 medicinal plants around the world are at risk of extinction if current over-harvesting and deforestation practices continue. The organization, which has member gardens in 120 different countries, surveyed more than 600 members and university...

The Energetic Contamination of Beef Products (Transcript)

5/24/2008 - Greetings everyone, this is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, here reporting for www.Naturalnews.com. I am currently in the rainforest of Southern Ecuador, high in the Andes Mountains. I am not joking. I am actually in a bamboo rainforest here. It is raining so I am under some shelter right now. Unfortunately,...

Create a Happy and Healthy Indoor Environment With Plants

3/7/2008 - The amazing health benefits we derive from eating plants and drinking their juices are just the beginning of the story. Research shows that when we bring plants inside to share our environments, we multiply those benefits. Houseplants Clean the Air We are used to thinking of the indoors as a safe...

The Impact of Global Warming on Coffee Plants and Beans

2/5/2008 - If you've taken notice to the sporadic ranges in coffee prices, it's not because of greed amongst the growers. Read about the effects of global warming and how it is substantially impacting coffee crops around the world. The effects of global warming are widespread, impacting not only our daily atmospheric...

Excess Ozone Chokes Plants, Accelerates Global Warming

1/10/2008 - The chemical known as ozone may be making a much more significant contribution to global warming than scientists had previously thought, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. "Ozone could be twice as important as we previously thought as a driver of climate change," said study...

The Many Benefits and Uses of Sea Minerals

11/29/2007 - We humans are designed to take in trace elements. How does it work? Plants feed off of minerals in the soil. They will take up only those minerals they need for their growth and development. The plants digest these minerals by adding a carbon atom. When we consume these plants we eat whatever mineral...

Oceans, Plants, and Humans - Closer Than You Think

11/21/2007 - If you look at our "family tree" you will find that apes are our "parents", plants are our "grandparents", and the sun and sea our "great grandparents". The ocean as a plasma Let's start with our great grandmother, the sea. A French doctor by the name of René Quinton discovered as early as 1897...

Product review: Read this before buying the AeroGrow AeroGarden countertop herb garden

2/21/2007 - There's a new countertop herb garden device on the market called "AeroGarden," and it's being sold by catalog companies, online retailers and even some home product stores. Marketing text written about the AeroGarden device claims the unit, "...uses aeroponics, a form of gardening tested by NASA and...

Ethnobotanical study of Northern Peru reveals abundant system of plant-based medicine spanning 510 plant species

12/14/2006 - A pair of researchers from the University of Hawaii and the San Diego Museum of Man recently examined the traditional plant-based system of medicine -- "ethnobotany" -- in Northern Peru to gather information on ancient herbal remedies and healing rituals, in a study published in the online November...

Native plant medicine guide lists some of the most powerful medicines in the world, found in common plants and weeds (press release)

11/16/2006 - Did you know that some of the most powerful, safe and effective medicines in the world are found in common plants and weeds that may be growing near your home right now? For decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and drug companies have tried to control where you get your medicine (from...

The Scientist, the Holy Plants and the Cure for Cancer

9/26/2006 - When it comes to finding the cure for cancer, researchers who operate in a western science point of view believe they're doing important work when they dissect and disassemble plants to find isolated anti-cancer chemicals that can be replicated in synthetic pharmaceutical factories. But this approach...

Can Texas Plants Help Fight Cancer? (press release)

8/14/2006 - Could a great new cancer drug be found in your own backyard, perhaps in the leaves of the Nandina, the bloom of a beautiful Texas wildflower, or even the roots of a troublesome weed? A novel research project led by Dr. Susan Mooberry is exploring this question, and early test results indicate that...

Clues to Colon Cancer May be in Bark of Mahogany Tree (press release)

8/14/2006 - An unexpected entry in a traditional medicine book from the Republic of Guinea has led a University of South Carolina cancer researcher to study whether medicinal properties in the bark of mahogany trees may hold clues to understanding colon cancer. Funded by a $300,000, two-year grant from the National...

Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham discusses healthy herbs that naturally increase sex drive without lethal side effects

8/11/2006 - Mike:Hello everyone. Thanks for joining us. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger here with Chris Kilham, the Medicine Hunter. Chris Kilham: Great, the Health Ranger and Medicine Hunter. We sound like boy scouts. Mike:No kidding. We are these crazy people who travel the world looking for health...

Producing biofuel from plants uses more energy than it produces

7/6/2006 - A joint study from the University of Cornell and the University of Berkeley has uncovered evidence that producing biodiesel from plants such as maize and sunflower uses up more energy than the resulting fuel produces. Hot on the heels of President Bush's recent State of the Union Address, in which...

How to build a pharmaceutical factory in your back yard and grow your medicine for free

1/24/2006 - I have just completed construction on a massive pharmaceutical factory in my own back yard. I'm not making this up. This is absolutely true. Right now, this factory is turning out pharmaceuticals that prevent prostate cancer, nervous system degeneration, birth defects and Alzheimer's disease. There...

How to grow your own pharmaceuticals

7/11/2005 - It's very easy to grow powerful medicines that can lower your cholesterol, protect your heart, reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, enhance nervous system function, and protect you from diabetes and many other chronic diseases. Every plant is a pharmaceutical factory provided by nature. It's...

Why organized medicine wants to outlaw nutrition and turn healers into criminals

6/6/2005 - How about some truth for a change about the Food Supplements Directive in the European Union? The proponents of this directive say that it's about protecting patients from all these dangerous vitamins, minerals, supplements, plant extracts and antioxidants that are so dangerous for people. They say,...

Interview with Chris Kilham, the Medicine Hunter, author of Hot Plants

5/28/2005 - Mike: I'm here with Chris Kilham, the Medicine Hunter. Is that a trademarked term? Kilham: I don't trademark it. I mean, I'm a medicine hunter. If other people use it, good for them. I research natural medicinal plants all around the world, and so I like the name "Medicine Hunter." I think it gives...

An overview of new health products, plant technology, superfoods and natural health research breakthroughs

5/22/2005 - In this article, we'll take a closer look at some of the more interesting products and issues we're uncovering these days. There’s a product that I highly recommend for those that want a nutritious food bar made with real food, and not a bunch of processed or manufactured ingredients. It's called LaraBar,...

Drug researchers bastardize nature by using Frankenstein plants to grow pharmaceuticals for profit

7/13/2004 - Leave it to western medical researchers to come up with something this freakish: they've figure out a way to genetically modify plants to force them to create chemicals that can be used against rabies, AIDS and, eventually, other diseases. If you're steeped in the world of science and western medicine,...

Researchers hijack natural anti-cancer compounds in plants to boost pharmaceutical profits

1/30/2004 10:02:34 AM - Junk science alert: A press release from Purdue that says its researchers have discovered a way to use plants as natural factories for producing pharmaceuticals that fight diseases cancer. Well I've got news for Purdue researchers: plants are already natural factories for anti-cancer compounds,...

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