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Chemistry

Cranberry for Phytochemical Protection: How it works

Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait) is one of the most cultivated fruits in the western upper regions of North America. Today bogs and terms like “superfruit” are associated with cranberry. But only within the past few decades has the phytochemical composition of cranberry been widely recognized and studied. Now it is known among the scientific community as a viable antioxidant and a treatment for urinary tract infections.

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Energetics

Goji Berry, Wolfberry, Lycii, Energetic Properties

Goji Berry is one of those little dried fruits that pops up as popular every few years among the herbal and health crowds for a while, then it fades into the background until it's needed once again. There's loads of good reasons for that, not the least of which is that Goji Berry is a Yin-Building herb.

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Herbal Nerd Society, Meet the Herbalist

Better Bittering for Beers: Brewing Better Herbal Beers

Hops have been the bittering herbs for beer for a few centuries now. In more recent years here in the Pacific Northwest, it's as if brewers have gotten drunk off the bitter Hops brings to the feremeter- Extreme IPA has become the standard beer here, with extreme being the important element in that moniker. These beers are quite medicinal in strength. Between the higher alcohol levels that draw higher levels of medicinal constituents out of the hops and the sheer volume of hops brewers are using, Extreme IPA beers are starting to taste more like tinctures than like beers. If that's your jam, great. But, if hops isn't the best herb for you, it'll come as a relief to know that there are a lot of other herbs you can try!

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