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Saffron adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program

The American Botanical Council has announced the adoption of saffron (Crocus sativus) through its Adopt-an-Herb program. These are notes about saffron and its traditional medicinal uses that the new sponsor is helping ABC continue to make available online in its HerbMedPro dat...

07 Apr '20 | Herbal Medicine | USA

How to get along when staying at home

Advice to stay at home has caused millions of people to change their daily routines in recent weeks. There are many articles about how to deal with boredom, frustration, worry and the social requirements of getting along with others in a confined area. Here are some brief sugg...

31 Mar '20 | Mental Health | At Home

Handwashing campaign targets a billion people worldwide

Unilever and the UK government are funding an information campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of washing hands with soap regularly and disinfecting surfaces. This will include TV, radio, print, social and digital media and include countries across Africa and Asia.

28 Mar '20 | Handwashing | International

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by John Harvey Gray & Lourdes Gray

Unlike many other books on the subject, this is also a personal autobiographical account. The author was one of the first students of Sensei Hawayo Takata, at that time the only Reiki master practicing outside Japan.

This week features books about reiki.

Nature Notes for spring

Tree blossoms are among the most uplifting joys of spring. Apple blossom such as this is to be found in gardens and hedgerows, not just in commercial orchards.

Apple blossom is produced in spring at the same time as the budding of the leaves. The flowers are white with a pink tinge and five petals .

What is effleurage ?

Notes about this essential massage technique

If it's your birthday today ...

... you were probably* born under the sign of Taurus, often referred to and depicted as the bull, or represented symbolically.

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include carnelian, red jasper and rose quartz.

Although taureans have a reputation for being stubborn, they can also be dependable and trust-worthy. Many enjoy participating in outdoor sports that require strength and endurance.

Angel Thought for 7th May:

Talk freely about Angel experiences only when you feel completely comfortable doing so. Let nothing feel forced.

An 'Angel Thought' appears here every day.

See also the pages about Angels and Archangels.
There are many names of archangels, some being due to spelling variations.


Today's Study Tip:

Apparent complexity usually consists of many simple things put together in the right way.

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These pages include articles about healthy living and various approaches to health and well-being. There are also study areas and general interest sections. The content featured here changes frequently.

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Vitamin B3 (Vitamin PP)

Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, nicotinic acid and as vitamin PP, is important for healthy growth and development in children. In adults it is understood to support the heart and blood circulation as well as the production of hormones in the adrenal glands. Vitamin B3 is also helpful for a balanced mental and emotional outlook.

Sources of vitamin B3 include wholegrain cereals, Brewer's yeast, cheese, eggs, tomatoes, broccoli and dates, among other foods.

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More from the News Section:

Hand sanitiser plant to be built in 10 days to make 1 million bottles / month - 25 Mar '20

Free to access online data about latest clinical research on novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV - 29 Jan '20

Improving the relationship between use of social media and body image - 9 Jan '20

Latest violence in Tripoli (Libya) shuts 210 schools - 8 Jan '20

Aromatherapy assoc. NAHA supports lavender via ABC's adopt-an-herb - 22 Dec '19

Packaged food healthiest in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada - 22 Aug '19

Portland area nonprofit groups form social health network - 16 Aug '19

Reducing saturated fat in diet lowers blood cholesterol and risk of CVD - 1 Aug '19

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