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Month: October 2017

Rainforest Plants – Quinine Bark

Family: Rubiaceae Genus: Cinchona Species: officinalis, ledgeriana, succirubra, calisaya Common names: quinine bark, cinchona, Jesuit's bark General Description: The members of this genus contains about forty species of trees that all grow 15-20 m in height and produce white, pink, or yellow flowers. Quinine bark, also known as Cinchona, is one of the most popular and well-known plants of the rainforest. Location: They are cultivated in many tropical areas such as India and Java, but are native to the Andes Mountains. Uses: The medicinally active bark is stripped from the tree, discharged and powdered, and generally used to treat malaria symptoms. Today, it is used infrequently due to the threat of death if consumed in large quantities. However, Quinine was used sporadically through the first half of the 18th century for cardiac problems and arrhythmia and it became a standard of cardiac therapy in the second half of the 19th century. Another alkaloid chemical called quinidine was discovered to be responsible for this beneficial cardiac effect. Quinidine, a compound produced from quinine, is still used in cardiology today, sold as a prescription drug for arrhythmia. The sales demand for this drug still generates the need for harvesting natural quinine bark today because scientists have been unsuccessful in synthesizing this chemical without utilizing the natural quinine found in cinchona bark. In addition to it use for malaria and heart arrhythmias,...

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3 Tips For Healing Ovarian Cysts

Those little fluid-filled sacs that develop on the ovaries; the same ones that many women do not even know about – can actually grow to a size where they start to become of a nuisance to their owner. However, the good news is that around 95% of them are usually benign (non-cancerous). Due to this benign factor, most ovarian cysts are never actually treated, as they tend to clear-up by themselves. However, that is not a good enough reason to not help them on their journey to non-existence and out of the body. So, what can be done by their owners to help get rid of them? The following are simple remedies that can help destroy ovarian cysts: 1. Home Remedies – are abundant these days (many are actually very safe to use and come with excellent results). For example, the following is a very good one to try: One teaspoon of burdock root, mothertwort leaf, red raspberries, and vitex berries (in tincture form [natural extract]) mixed together (total 4-teaspoons) taken half a dropper’s worth once or twice a day is particularly effective. Vitex leaf tea, and chamomile tea may at the same time be used to soothe the muscles and relieve any pain. 2. Dietary Change – which may include the foregoing of such things like: alcohol, coffee, and a reduced sugar intake can noticeably help to heal...

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Dating Advice – 3 Reasons Why You Are Still Single

Are you still single? How long has it been? Can be quite scary as you think back at how long its been since you had a girlfriend and unless you shape up you will probably stay single. For guys the dating scene can be really harsh and having to be proactive can be really scary and confronting. No one likes rejection. In fact, it is the number one reason why most single guys are still single. One of the main reasons why you are still single is because you are probably not playing the field. If you think that some super hot girl is going to come knocking on your door and ask you out, then I hate to break it to you but you are going to wait for a very long time. You have to be proactive. You have to ask girls out. Its as simple and as hard as that. Secondly, you need a target. Just saying "I want a hot girl" is not good enough. You really need to set yourself a target of the type of girl you want. Do you want a steady girlfriend? Do you want to meet your future wife? Do you just want to have some fun? You also have to get more specific on the type of girls you like. Lastly, you need a game plan. Once you know...

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The Best Bait For Trout Fishing

In this article I’m going to discuss some of the most effective baits to use while fishing for trout in order to determine the best bait for trout fishing. Is this possible? Is it possible that there’s a “best” bait for trout fishing? I’m not entirely sure, but after fishing for these wonderful fish for more than 25 years I can honestly say that some are certainly better than others, and one in particular is certainly my favorite. Before I get into the trout baits themselves, it’s important to know the type of trout that you’re attempting to catch. Not the species of fish, but the kind of trout. There are two basic kinds. Stocked (or planted) and native. Stocked trout are placed into the river or lake by the governments’ fish & game department. Native trout on the other hand were born and live in the water in which they reside. Actually stocked trout can become native after living in said body of water for an extended period of time (2 or more years). Why do I mention stocked and native? Simply because both manners of trout tend to eat different kinds of bait, and as an angler you should be aware of this fact. Stocked trout eat baits such as corn, marshmallows, dough baits, and cheese. Native trout, on the other hand, tend to shy away from...

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The Baby Shower – Why It’s Called That, and How to Have a Great One

Someone you know, a friend, the child of a friend, your son or daughter is having a baby. You decide to have a shower for them. Someone asks what they can do to help, what to bring, and all the details. The baby shower is an important ritual in the pregnancy and birth process, a tradition that goes back a long way. Here’s a short history of the baby shower, and seven ways to make it the best one yet. Why a shower? Is it because the mom to be will be showered with good wishes and good will? Because she’ll be showered with gifts? Or is it because of the shower of happy tears that will flow during the event, one of the happiest, most solidly traditional milestones on the way to becoming a mother? No one seems to know the exact history of baby ‘showers’, and much speculation centers on the fact that whatever theory arises can’t be proven. Perhaps at one of the common tea parties held for the expectant mom, a rain shower was a sign of good luck and good fortune for mom and the little one. It is true that during those tea parties, held for women who, in earlier times, were expected to stay hidden during their pregnancy, attendees, always women only by the way, carried umbrellas along hoping the fortunate shower...

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