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Herbal Remedies for gastrointestinal complaints: Part 3 A healthy intestine as the basis of our well-being

Our gut is home to trillions of germs, bacteria and fungi – and that’s a good thing. This is referred to as the “microbiome”. When we talk about the intestinal flora,…

herbals on a table
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Herbal remedies for gastrointestinal complaints: Part 2 Herbal remedies for flatulence

In the second article in our series, we present plants that can relieve flatulence. Flatulence is usually shown by a bloated stomach and an uncomfortable feeling of fullness. It can…

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Herbal remedies for gastrointestinal problems: Part 1 Herbal remedies for constipation

Many people prefer herbal medicines for mild cases because of their more gentle effects. We would therefore like to introduce you to some plants in our series “Herbal medicines for…

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The plant woad
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Woad – Use for Treatment of Viral Diseases

The history of woad, (Isatis tinctoria), is most interesting. Its uses range from wood preservatives and biological paint to pharmaceuticals. The British used woad during the period of occupation under…

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Nasturtium
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Nasturtium and its potential use in fighting multi-resistant pathogens

The nasturtium was named Medicinal Plant of the Year in 2013. A committee of experts at the University of Würzburg (Germany) awards this title every year. The scientists, pharmacists and…

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Glasses on a book besides flowers
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Countering stress and insomnia with natural means

The subject of stress is omnipresent these days. According to the stress report of the American Psychological Association (APA), the stress level of Americans is rising steadily. Corona in particular…

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St. John's wort
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St. John’s wort – herbal medicine between tradition and modernity

The real St. John’s wort, (Hypericum perforatum), has been one of the most popular medicinal plants in Europe since the end of the 20th century. In 2015, the characteristic yellow…

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