Berry Boosters

Berry Boosters

Acai, Maqui And Many Other Popular Berries That Will Change Your Life And Health. Berries have been demonstrated to be some of the healthiest foods on the planet. Each month or so it seems fresh research is being brought out and new berries are being exposed and analyzed for their health giving attributes.

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Augmentation Biological Control

Augmentative releases of parasitoids and predators are currently included in a variety of pest management programs around the world (Leppla and King, 1996). Although natural enemies are sold for suppression of pests in several different systems (e.g., manure management, urban environments, stored product protection, pastures and forests), detailed estimates of implementation are readily available only for food cropping systems. In Europe, approximately 40-60,000 ha of orchard, vineyard, and vegetable crops are treated with natural enemies annually (Bigler, 1991). Approximately 5000 ha of greenhouses worldwide utilize some form of augmentative biological control (van Lenteren et al., 1997). In the U.S., augmentative releases of natural enemies take place on approximately 10 of greenhouses, 8 of nurseries, 19 of cultivated fruit and nut acreage, and 3 of the cultivated vegetable acreage (U.S. Congress OTA, 1995). On one high-value crop, strawberries, Although natural enemy producers and...

Support Kidney Excretion with Diuretic Herbs

If a patient is on an antiepileptic drug that is excreted by the kidneys, herbs that promote urination (diuretics) can be used on a short-term basis to help remove the by-products or metabolites resulting from drug usage more quickly from the body. Two examples are Equisetum arvense (horsetail) and Taraxacum officinale (dandelion leaf). Dandelion leaf is rich in magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese, potassium, and calcium, which can help balance any potential electrolyte loss. Common foods, such as parsley and blueberries, have a diuretic action and can be consumed on an intermittent basis.

Recreational Drugs and the Nervous System

Alcohol is a byproduct of fermentation, the process some organisms use to produce energy when oxygen is not available. When yeast cells break down the sugars present in grapes, wine is produced. When yeast cells ferment barley, beer is produced. The fermentation of juniper berries produces gin.

Cranberry and Other Herbal Therapies for Urinary Tract Infections

Because UTIs in people with MS may lead to serious complications, including worsening of neurologic difficulties, cranberry juice should not be used to treat infections. On the other hand, for people interested in an herbal approach, it may be reasonable to attempt to prevent infections using cranberry juice. The exact doses that should be used have not been established. Doses sometimes recommended for prevention are 1 to 10 ounces of juice daily. Six capsules of dried powder or 1.5 ounces of frozen or fresh cranberries may be equivalent to 3 ounces of juice. The use of frozen or fresh cranberries may not be possible because of the sour taste of the berries. Cranberry juice cocktail is 26 to 33 percent juice.

Site selection criteria

The site area should have good vegetation cover if possible. Trees and plants provide shade, help to prevent soil erosion, allow recharge of the groundwater supplies and help in reducing dust. It may sometimes be necessary, however, to destroy poisonous trees or plants, for example where populations are accustomed to collecting berries or mushrooms.

Early Warning System

Thanks to jet airplanes and global trade in everything from raspberries to beef, viruses can spread more quickly across the world than ever before. Almost every day, the news carries reports of viruses from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, the virus that causes AIDS) to influenza viruses. But it is not always easy to tell which virus is which. They are very small, far smaller than

Strange Brews

Barley, hops, water, and yeast are the main ingredients in beer. Change the process a bit, and the results are different types of beer ales, stouts, lagers, or porters. Some enterprising beer makers have added a few extra ingredients, including apples and berries, ginger and other roots, and nuts to spice up their brews.


Mythology generated the Greek name for the plant Daphne. Apollo was said to have relentlessly pursued the unwilling nymph Daphne until merciful Gods turned her into a laurel tree. At the Olympic Games, founded ca. 2775 b.p., champions were crowned with laurels. Our Baccalaureate means nothing more than laurel berries (more appropriately drupes), rather suggestive

Mistletoe Extracts

The fresh leaves, short branches, and mistletoe berries and sometimes the layer (rooting shoot) are used for producing the extracts (Table 15.1). Depending on the manufacturer, the mistletoe plant is either subjected to fermentation, pressed, or extracted with cold water (8).