Plants

28th June 2016

The journey from traditional to modern medicine with turmeric

Materia medica is the Latin medical term for the body of collected knowledge about the therapeutic properties of any substance used for healing derived by the Ancient Greek physician Dioscorides in the 1st century AD. The term materia medica was used from the period of the Roman Empire until the 20th century, but has now been generally replaced in medical education contexts by the term "Evidence-based Medicine". Evidence-based medicine is being used to validate the use of modern drugs as well as time-honoured herbal remedies, including turmeric.

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1st March 2016

What are adaptogen herbs?

Master Herbsmith Sebastian Pole explores a very special selection of plants that can literally help our bodies adapt to the daily challenges of life.

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9th December 2015

How wrong is a piece of string?

Whether we know it or not, cotton plays a big part in all our lives. There is a good chance that you will be wearing some cotton threads as you read this – perhaps a cotton t-shirt or a pair of jeans? We wear it all the time, but how many of us know where it comes from and how it’s produced?

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20th August 2015

Changing the face of the world; growing herbs for healing the whole

The current global environmental crisis is common knowledge. Sebastian Pole proposes that converting our primary medical healthcare systems to include Traditional Herbal Medicine (THM) as a central part of the health system can have a massive impact on the health of the environment as well as on the health of society.

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