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Flaxseed: no matter what form you eat them in, the nutritional benefits are plentiful

They’re golden, tiny, tasty and perhaps one of the most wholesome seeds to sprout from the earth, and no matter what form you eat them in, the nutritional benefits are plentiful. The use of flax dates as far back as Ancient Egyptian times, where flax fibers were used to produce linen. Over time the crop became one of the most important ones throughout Europe and North America until cotton became cheaper and easier to obtain. Even now, hundreds of years later, we still use the plant’s fibers for linen, but we also make use of this incredible superfood by taking advantage of its healthful nutrients as well. Flaxseed can be purchased and consumed two ways: whole or milled. While whole flaxseeds add crunch and texture to recipes, they unfortunately pass right through the… Read More

2010: Mullein vs TB Where Modern Drugs Are Failing?

This article outlines the history  of  Verbascum thapsus, mullein, and its potential benefits for use with tuberculosis. Abstract Common mullein weed (Verbascum thapsus ) has a large number of synonyms and old local “nick names” which connect the plant with mycobacteria. A strong history of medicinal use has been uncovered for the treatment of tuberculosis, tubercular skin disease, leprosy, and mycobacterial disease in animals. Here, we examine problems encountered in treating such diseases today, the historical and scientific links between mullein and pathogenic bacteria, and the possibility that this common weed could harbour the answer to beating one of the world’s biggest infectious killers. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2011;2011. pii: 239237. Epub 2010 Sep 19. 1. Tuberculosis: Modern Day Scourge It has killed ancient Egyptians and Iron Age British settlers as well as John Keats,… Read More