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Vesna Podkrajac  BA App Psychology, MPhil Psychology, MRehbCounlg (current)

Category: Organic Medicine

MOMORDICA, KU GUA

MOMORDICA, KU GUA

Momordica Charantia Bitter Melon ~ Bitter Apple ~ Bitter Gourd ~  Bitter Squash ~ Balsam Pear   Momordica Charantia is a tropical and subtropical vine of the family CUCURBITACEAE, widely grown in Asia, Africa, and the Carabbean for its edible fruit. Many varieties of Momorica Charantia differ substantially […]

SWEET POTATO

SWEET POTATO

Sweet Potato Lpomoea Batatas   The sweet potato is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the bindweed or morning glory family, Convolvulaceae. Its large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots are a root vegetable. The young leaves and shoots are sometimes eaten as greens. The sweet potato […]

WATERCRESS, SAI YEUNG CHOI

WATERCRESS, SAI YEUNG CHOI

Chinese Watercress Nasturtium Officinale Watercress is an aquatic plant species with the botanical name Nastrum officinale. This term should not be missplaced with Tropaeolum. Watercress is a rapidly growing, aquatic or semi-aquatic, perennial plant native to Europe and Asia. It is one of the oldest […]

PAPAYA

PAPAYA

Papaya or Powpaw Carica papaya L. PAPAYA FAMILY CARICACEAE   Well-known in Australia and New Zealand as pawpaw, this native plant of tropical America was widely cultivated in pre-Columbian period. An evergreen tree grows 6 to 8 meters tall and it has a stright trunk […]

WHITE FUNGI

WHITE FUNGI

Tremella Fuciformis   Tremella Fuciformis is a species of fungus. It produces white, frond-like, gelatinous basidiocarps (fruiting bodies). It is widespread, especially in the tropics, where it can be found in the dead branches of broadleaf trees. This fungus is commercially cultivated and is one […]

KELP

KELP

Kelp Disambiguation   Kelps are large brown algea seaweeds that make up the order Laminariales. There are about 30 different genera. Kelps grows in “underwater” forests (kelp forests) in shallow oceans, and is thought to have appeared in the Miocene, 23 to 5 million years […]

GINGER: The Power of Ginger in Herbal Medicine

GINGER: The Power of Ginger in Herbal Medicine

  The Herb that Warms the Interior and Expels Cold Zingiber Officinale Roscoe, Zingiberacae   Vesna Podkrajac | MRehbCoulng (current), MPhil Psych, BA App Psych, BHSc TC MEDICINE (current), Dip HRM, Neuropsychology, Neuroscientist, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Master CBT, TC MEDICINE Practicioner    MAJOR KNOWN INGREDIENTS: zingiberol, zingiberene, phellandrene, […]

ROSEMERY: The Natural Herbal Medicine

ROSEMERY: The Natural Herbal Medicine

Medicinal use of Rosemery   Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis Mint Family (Lamiaceae)   From medieval times, rosemary  – a symbol of love and fidelity – is often worn in bridal wreaths and given to wedding guests. Rosemary is a bushy, aromatic evergreen shrub found all around […]

LAVANDER: The Medicine for Magnificent Mind and Body

LAVANDER: The Medicine for Magnificent Mind and Body

Medicinal use of Lavander Lavandula Angustifolia, Lavandula Vera (Latin ‘lavere’ – to wash) Lavander is nature’s medicine (lavandula angustifolia, lavandula vera). The pseudonym of the plant excogitates from the Latin ‘lavare’ – to wash, presumably from its application in cleansing wounds, although it was also […]

Bringing Medicine and Meaning Together

Bringing Medicine and Meaning Together

The Integrative Three-Unified Model Of Healing   From my point of view, Medicine and The Three Unified Model are very important area of research today. To begin with, majority of us are glorified with the gift of sight. However, we all have psychological unsighted iota that […]

Organic Food: Exposure and Health Implications

Organic Food: Exposure and Health Implications

Health Benefits Linked to Organic Food Consumption VESNA’S ORGANIC BUSH GARDEN   The modern organic organisation began in Europe in the 1920s. The biggest motivations were to protect and develop the fertility of the soil and to avoid the increasing dependence on synthetic fertilizers and […]


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