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  1. Taking a closer look at cranberry

    by , 04-05-2015 at 07:14 PM
    Scientific Name: Vaccinium macrocarpon

    Common Name: Bearberry, Mossberry, Cranberry

    History of Use

    Cranberries were originally used by North Americans as fabric dye, food and healing agent. High in Vitamin C, these fruits were transported by American whalers and mariners while on long travel at sea to prevent scurvy (History of Cranberries, n.d.). Traditionally, cranberries are incorporated in the diet of North Americans as pemmican (crushed cranberries, dried ...

    Updated 04-05-2015 at 07:26 PM by mrdarwinb

  2. Taking a closer look at milk thistle (silymarin)

    by , 04-05-2015 at 07:03 PM
    Scientific Name: Silybum marianum

    Common Name: Our Lady’s thistle, Marian thistle, St Mary’s thistle, Sow thistle and Wild artichoke

    History of Use

    Milk Thistle has been used in as early as 23 AD. Traditionally, it has been used “for infants that have their sinews drawn together, and for those that be bitten of serpents” in Rome. In Britain, it has also been used as treatment of disorders affecting the liver and spleen, the kidneys in provoking the flow ...

    Updated 04-05-2015 at 07:27 PM by mrdarwinb

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