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Category Archives: Herbs

CHAPARRO AMARGO: MIRACLE HERB FOR INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE

This article introduces my readers to the wonderful and amazing healing properties of a major Mexican medicinal herb, Chaparro Amargo (Castela tortuosa).        

THE CHALLENGES OF AGING

This article discusses the challenges of aging, both from an abstract, universal perspective as well as from a personal perspective, and the challenges I have faced recently.

JEW’S MALLOW / MOLOKHIA – MIDDLE EASTERN SUPERFOOD

This article introduces readers to Jew’s Mallow, a nutritious Middle Eastern super-vegetable and superfood, summarizing its many benefits for nutrition, beauty and health. It also discusses how to take Jew’s Mallow as a nutritional supplement, and how to cook with it.

THE STORY OF MY LIFE LONG LOVE AFFAIR WITH HERBS – Part One: The Early Days

Introduction: An Old “Blast from the Past” “Hello – may I speak to David Osborn?”, announced the voice at the other end of my cell phone line.  My jaw dropped as I recognized that unforgettable voice from way out of my past – over thirty years ago, to be exact.  It was none other than […]

EPIDAURUS, THE MOTHER OF ALL HEALING SPAS

I just got back to Romania from another trip to Greece, to visit a friend there who was a fan of my website, and interested in Greek Medicine. I had always wanted to visit the Asclepion at Epidaurus, but I had always found one excuse or another for putting it off. But finally, becoming tired […]

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, […]