Thanks to dairy marketing bureaus and their massive marketing budgets, most people think of dairy products to build strong bones. But eating more of these foods may not be the best way to boost your bone health and ward off osteoporosis. When it comes to building strong bones and preventing bone dis
Plants were the original medicine, and many of the pills and other pharmaceutical remedies that exist today were derived from, or are based on, components of plants. There is recorded evidence from 3,000 BCE that people in China and Egypt used plants as medicine, and indigenous cultures around the w
As women approach menopause, the warning signals set in - irregular periods, night sweating, hot flushes and emotional issues like irritability and low sexual drive. Conventional hormone replacement therapies have generally been proven to provide only short term respite from menopausal symptoms. Hor
Nature offers a large selection of plants that can heal or help many health problems. However, discovering the benefits of each plant extract continues to be a challenge while regulations often add more obstacles. Nevertheless, a registered pharmacist recently shared her list of beneficial plants and herbs for a variety of medical conditions.
As with all crops grown for the marketplace, a variety of considerations bear on commercial value. Market demand in relation to supply is the most obvious factor, but relative stability of demand and supply are also important, since strong fluctuations can be costly to both producers and marketers. Of course, crops differ in their suitability for given regions and climates, and indeed for markets. Ginseng species are especially illustrative of the fact that crops may differ greatly in terms of domestic production, domestic use, exports, and imports.