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Herbs from Antiquity, Uses for Today

11/21/2008 5:04:54 PM

Tags: myrrh, frankincense, milk thistle, turmeric, flax, aloe, garlic, James A. Duke, Herb Companion, beauty, health

Did you know that myrrh can be used as an astringent or for high cholesterol? In all honesty, I've rarely encountered the herb outside of Nativity stories or holiday candle catalogs, but I love reading about its practical applications — aside from air fresheners — for modern life. While there's no doubt that modern medicine has offered invaluable discoveries and treatments, there's also a real value to natural solutions that have been tested for generations. Our sister publication The Herb Companion has recently published an interesting article about modern uses for herbs that have been valued for centuries as a part of beauty regimens, rituals and ceremonies, and for their hygienic and medicinal properties. Written by James A. Duke, Ph.D., the article discusses both the history of, and modern applications for, aloe, flax, frankincense, garlic, myrrh, milk thistle and turmeric.

For some fascinating, useful reading, check out the complete article, Ancient Herbs, Modern Uses.



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