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Category Archives: Herbs

UNTUL PAMANTULUI: THE MYSTERIOUS BUTTER OF THE EARTH

This article introduces my readers to an exotic Romanian species of wild yam, Tamus communis, called Untul Pamantului, or “Butter of the Earth”, discussing its various benefits and uses.

THOSE EXOTIC ROMANIAN VEGETABLES!

Spring has sprung, and here I am, back in Romania again.  The apartment I’m staying at happens to be right next to Piata Obor, Bucharest’s biggest and best open air food market.  Anytime I need to go food shopping, the best food and produce in Romania is only a stone’s throw away.  In the springtime, […]

DIETARY MUSINGS OVER THE HOLIDAYS

I spent a few days for Christmas with my sister in San Francisco. My sister and I have often had many heated arguments about dietary matters. Back when my mother was alive, both she and my sister would frequently go on the low carb, high protein Atkins diet in order to lose weight. The Atkins […]

REFLECTIONS ON ADDICTIVE DRUGS, SOCIAL SYMBIOSIS AND RECOVERY

Just yesterday, I was contacted by a drug treatment center called Steps to Recovery.  Amy, one of their staff writers, had written an interesting and informative article about the prevalence of Adderall abuse and addiction amongst college students seeking to improve their mental, cognitive and athletic performance levels.  Adderall, it turns out, is a psychoactive […]

HEALING WONDERS IN THE SHADOW OF THE ACROPOLIS!

I just returned from a trip to Athens Greece, in which I ran across several interesting herbs, honeys and other healing wonders.

THIS COLD SEASON, FIGHT BACK WITH BERRY POWER!

I still vividly remember what was the coldest night I ever spent in my life.  It was in a little country cabin in Romania, in a small town in the sub-Carpathian region, in the middle of January.  I was snowed in, and the temperatures got so cold that night that the gas lines froze, and […]

FOOD VS. MEDICINE – AND SO MUCH MORE!

I recently received an email in my inbox from a follower and admirer of my blog posts.  She was from the website www.bestmasterofscienceinnursing.com, and was presenting me with a link to an educational infographic entitled, Food versus Medicine.  I present you with the link to it below: http://www.bestmasterofscienceinnursing.com/food-vs-medicine/ I believe that I had received solicitations from this organization […]

THE MYSTERIOUS SPIKENARD OIL AND AROMATHERAPY IN HERBAL MEDICINE

All four of the Christian gospels tell the story of the anointing of Jesus’ feet with precious Spikenard Oil, or ointment.  Here is the version from the Gospel of John: Then Jesus six days before the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.  There they […]

Greek Medicine for the Greeks? What a Novel Idea! After Its Long Odyssey, Will Greek Medicine Finally Come Back Home?

Over the years here at GreekMedicine.net, I have heard from various people in Greece, and many of them were seeking to revive or resurrect, in one way or another, various aspects of Greece’s glorious past and hallowed wisdom and traditions.  Most recently, I heard from an American expatriate living in Greece who was interested in […]

The Dog Days of Summer

Well, well, my readers, the Summer Solstice was just yesterday, and in Redlands, California, where I live, the heat was quite oppressive, and almost unbearable!  At least in the Northern Hemisphere, we have summer from around June 21st to September 21st.  During Summer, the Sun transits through the tropical zodiac signs of Cancer, Leo and […]