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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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Nature Notes for April

In England the common name for the genus of perennial bulbous plants known as Muscari is grape hyacinth, not to be confused with the larger flowering genus Hyacinthus (hyacinth).

Originally from central and southern Europe, north Africa and Asia, they can now be seen in North America and elsewhere. As well as occuring woodlands they are often cultivated in gardens and containers.

What is herbalism ?

Introductory notes with links to more information ...

If it's your birthday today ...

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

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include blue kyanite, citrine and red aventurine.

Aquarians are often considered impulsive and action-oriented. They like to get going and get things done. When particularly determined they can seem excessively outspoken.

Angel Thought for 19th April:

Share an Angel thought or experience when inspired to do so. It may help others, as well as reminding you of Angelic protection.

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:

Get to know your own learning style. Do you learn best with sound or silence, with others or alone ?

What else is here?

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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What is Metabolism ?

The word metabolism refers to the chemical changes due to all the chemical reactions that occur in the body.

They include the break-down of food during digestion to form chemicals that store energy within chemical bonds then release it to help to fuel other processes. Reactions that occur in different parts of the body, e.g. nerves, muscle tissues, vary. Overall the metabolism of the body can be described in terms of two main categories of chemical reactions, anabolism and catabolism.

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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

AMA (USA) offers 6 tips for better heart health - 1 Feb '20

Food Aid for Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh - 1 Feb '20

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

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

Excessive use of antibiotics to treat young children - 16 Dec '19

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

Canadian initiatives against Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - 26 Jul '19

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