NIH Centers for Advancing Research on Botanical and Other Natural Products (CARBON) Program Announce New Research Awards

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The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) initiated the Centers for Advancing Research on Botanical and Other Natural Products (CARBON) Program in partnership with the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)external link disclaimer in 1999, in response to a Congressional mandate.

The purpose of the CARBON Program is to promote collaborative, transdisciplinary research on the safety, effectiveness, and mechanisms of action of botanical dietary supplements that have a high potential to benefit human health and to support the development of methods and resources that will enhance the progress of this research.

The CARBON Program includes Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Centers (BDSRC), two Centers focused on enhancing methods and resources for research on the health effects of complex natural products, and pilot projects collaborating with the Centers. All the Centers are jointly funded by ODS and NCCIH, with additional funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) for the 2020-2025 project period…

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La’au Lapa’au | What Is Bulbine?

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Bulbine frutescensB. latifolia (syn. B. natalensis), and B. narcissifolia
Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae (syn. Asphodelaceae)

INTRODUCTION

Bulbine species are geophytic (plants that have a subterranean storage organ known as a corm), aloe-like succulent perennials with rosettes of fleshy leaves. The amount of water stored above ground (succulence) in Bulbine species, however, may be more important for survival than the amount stored in the corm (geophytism).1 The Bulbine genus includes approximately 78 species2 with a highly disjunct distribution,1 occurring almost entirely in southern Africa,1,2 but with six species in Australia.3 This article concerns the most widely used African species: B. latifolia (syn. B. natalensis), known as broad-leaved bulbine,4 and as rooiwortel (“red root”) in Afrikaans due to its red-orange corm5B. frutescens, known as stalk-bulbine,6 burn jelly plant, cat’s tail, and snake flower7; and B. narcissifolia

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Meditation Moments

”Every day you look into a mirror to observe your face and body, because you want to look your best before others. Is it not even more important to look daily into the inner mirror of introspection, self-analysis, to insure the proper visage of that which is behind the superficial appearance?

All outer attractiveness derives from the divinity of the indwelling soul. And as even a little scar on the face spoils its beauty, so are there psychological disfigurements of anger, fear, hatred, jealousy, worry from the uncertainties of mortal existence, which mar the reflection of the soul. If every day you strive to free yourself from these defacements, the beauty of your inner being will shine forth.

Human troubles are threefold: those that afflict the physical body, those that attack the mind, and those that occlude the soul. Disease, old age, and death are the difficulties of the body.

Psychological maladies invade through sorrow, fear, anger, unfulfilled desires, discontentment, hate, any fever of nervous excitation or mental cancer of emotional obsession.
And the soul sickness of ignorance, which is the most injurious of all, is the underlying condition that makes possible all other troubles.

Try constantly to improve yourself. Seek out good company, company that reminds you of God and of the noble things in life. Be conscious every day of how you are going to change your bad habits; how you are going to schedule your day; how you are going to hold your calmness.

Start the morning in meditation and praying deeply to God; and after you have meditated, ask God to guide your life and all your noble efforts.

Determine to be better in every way that day. If you start in the morning and keep on working at trying to hold on to your calmness, or trying to put into effect some good habit that you want to acquire, thinking of God all the time, then when night comes you can go to sleep knowing that you have put the day to good use. You will know you are making progress.”

– Paramahansa Yogananda

Astrology | Rare Cancer Solar Eclipse June 20/21

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

Cancer “World Point ” Annular Solar Eclipse is exact June 20/21 @11:41 pm PDT/ JUNE 21 @ 2:41 am EDT/ 6:41 am GMT. The Solstice and equinoxes are one of the 4 major “World Points” which marks the ingress of every season.

The 0 degrees Point of Cardinal Cancer marks the beginning of SUMMER in the Northern Hemisphere at the SUMMER SOLSTICE. The only other time an annular solar eclipse coincides with the June Solstice in this Century is on June 21, 2039. This is a rare synchronicity. 

If your birthday is June 19-22 you will be affected the most as well as anyone born in the last day of SAGITTARIUS first day of CAPRICORN and the last day of PISCES first day of ARIES and the last day of VIRGO first day of LIBRA. 

 All SOLAR ECLIPSES focus on outward visible, conscious expression. A Solar Eclipse occurs only on…

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Astrology | One Hundred Million times Lucky Solar eclipse

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

According to Tibetan Buddhists, you can get ONE HUNDRED MILLION TIMES the Good Karma during solar eclipses from saying specific mantras and following certain precepts. Seven million times good karma on a lunar eclipse.  

You don’t have to be a strict Tibetan Buddhist to get 100 million times the benefits on this auspicious day.

SOLAR ECLIPSES are NOT Times to do MAGIC especially Black Magix hexes or CURSES as they will come back at you 100,000,000 times. 

The actual partial solar eclipse is June 20 @ 11:41 pm PDT/ June 21 @ 2:41 am EDT/ 6:41 am GMT

check the eclipse calculator in your location 

I believe that you can still get great luck if your intent is pure and prayers are offered with a sincere heart. Repeat the main mantra and meditate for as long as you can. Every hour adds up.

OM MANI PADME  HUM at least…

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Photographer Captures A Once-In-A-Lifetime Shot Of A ‘Horizontal Rainbow’ That Filled The Whole Sky

Sancta Rosa

Image credits: Cessna Kutz

Fire rainbows aren’t actually rainbows and they have nothing to do with fire, either. Technically known as circumhorizontal arcs, these optical phenomena occur when the sun is higher than 58° in the sky. The other ingredient forming these arcs are cirrus clouds, which are thin, feathery clouds occurring at higher altitudes. The temperature where these clouds exist is low; therefore, they are made of hexagonal ice crystals. When optimally aligned, these crystals act as a prism and that results in refraction that is reminiscent of a rainbow.

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Spirituality | Master Shi Heng Yi – 5 hindrances to self-mastery 

Meet Shaolin Master Shi Heng Yi in his serene talk about self-discovery. Learn why rainfall is an essential part of each flowering. And every small step – part of the journey to the highest peek. The hindrances along the way to self-discovery and personal growth are easy to overcome. Learn how from his talk. For more than 30 years, Master Shi Heng Yi has been studying and practicing the interaction between mind and body. His strength is the ability to smoothly combine this knowledge with physical exercises and to practice Martial art –Kung Fu and Qi Gong. He has an academic background but he prefers to live at the Shaolin Temple Europe, Monastery located in Otterberg, Germany. Since 2010 he has been taking care of the settlement and he personifies the sustainable development and spreading the Shaolin culture and philosophy. As a contemporary monk, Master Yi holds a smartphone in the folds of his clothes as he sees no contradiction between living together with ancient knowledge and high technology. “The universal law of being successful and happy at the same time means finding the balance”, says master Yi. And as for flying – yes, he really can do it! He only needs a stick and a little space. We expect him to fly-in and share about the Shaolin way at TEDxVitosha 2020.

Astrology | 2020 Solstice Eclipse begins Water Horse Month

Susan Levitt

water horse pic

June 20 2020 at 11:41 pm PDT is a new Moon eclipse in Water sign Cancer. Cancer rules the 4th house of home, family, and nurturing. Many people are staying home due to Covid-19, so continue to create a home sanctuary and take care of self and others.

This new Moon eclipse occurs on Summer Solstice, the start of summer and the longest day in the northern hemisphere. Plus this new Moon eclipse begins Water Horse month. Fiery Horse is strong and brave, and is one of the power animals of the Chinese zodiac. The Water Horse is more sensitive and sentimental than other Horses, but like all Horses they prize freedom and independence.

So during Water Horse lunar month, people do not want to be told what to do. They could be ruled be their feelings (Water), impulses, and subjective interpretation of facts. There’s plenty of Water to be…

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La’au Lapa’au | Herbal Companies Brace for Supply Chain Impacts of COVID-19

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This article reports on market conditions as of mid-April 2020 for herbal ingredients and products. Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs {CBCOH} is not recommending any of the mentioned botanical ingredients as remedies to prevent or treat coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19).

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, a global pandemic. By the end of March, about one-third of the world’s population was under some form of quarantine or public lockdown, and the virus has prompted a tsunami of disruptions to the global economy.1

The pandemic has had ripple effects across every economic sector, as companies and workers have halted travel and adapted to the new reality of “nonessential” business closures, supply chain interruptions, and nationwide stay-at-home orders. It is an unprecedented event for most people and has the potential to forever change life and business.

For the herbal products…

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La’au Lapa’au | Food as Medicine: Moringa (Moringa oleifera, Moringaceae)

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Moringa oleifera is one of the 12 known Moringa species in the horseradish tree family (Moringaceae) that flourish in drier parts of the world.1 Nine species occur in eastern Ethiopia, northern Kenya, and Somalia, of which eight moringa flowersare endemic to Africa, and three species occur in India.1,2 Belonging to the Brassicales order, this plant family is distantly related to cruciferous vegetables like arugula (Eruca vesicaria ssp. sativa, Brassicaceae) and broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica, Brassicaceae) and contains many of the same nutrients and sulfurous phytochemicals.1,3 Moringa species grow as stout-stemmed trees or shrubs. Some species are known as bottle trees and have a large root system that enhances water storage and aids the trees’ survival during periods of drought.1 Members of the Moringa genus have corky gray bark and distinct bi- or tri-pinnately compound leaves that have conspicuous swellings, or pulvini, at…

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Astrology | Mercury Retrograde Emotional reset

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

June 17 astrology aspects today  with the moon in Bullish Taurus

Mercury turns retrograde in PDT tonight at 14+ CANCER on SIRIUS and U.S. SUN

June 18th at 12:59 am EDT until July 12.

Expect the usual Mercury Retrograde snafus but this time its expressed through Cancerian themes, women, emotions, your tummy, your mom, your emotional needs, intuition and dreams and what makes you feel safe emotionally.

Its time for an emotional review, a rewind of your childhood issues and cleansing cleansing cleansing.

If you’re born at mid-degree of ARIES, LIBRA and CAPRICORN you will experience this Retrograde the most. Cleanse your emotions, diet and home.

It’s an emotional re-set, revolution, review, reflection. What with the BLACK LIVES MATTER and revolution against status quo and police being racist. We need to find an emotionally stable place to look at what needs to go and what people need to feel emotionally…

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La’au Lapa’au | NAHA | Fennel: A Versatile Powerhouse of Nutrition 

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Fennel: A Versatile Powerhouse of Nutrition 
By Marie Olson, RWP, NTP, CA 

Fennel is an interesting and versatile plant. It has several uses culinarily, and also provides benefits herbally and aromatically.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a perennial herb that is highly aromatic. It has been described as having the flavor of black licorice, or anise (Pimpinella anisum), but many find it to be much milder, which makes it suitable for a variety of applications. There are three different plant parts that are used in cooking: The seeds, the stalk/bulb, and the fronds.

Edible Parts of Fennel

The fronds resemble dill (Anethum graveolens) in both appearance and flavor. That makes sense, since both fennel and dill are from the Apiaceae family, which includes celery (Apium graveolens), parsley (Petroselinum sativum), and coriander (Coriandrum sativum). It is also a relative of anise (Pimpinella anisum), which it resembles both physically and aromatically. The fronds are often used as a garnish…

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La’au Lapa’au | NAHA | Herbal Salves for Aromatherapy

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Herbal Salves for Aromatherapy

By Anna Pageau, NAHA Certified Professional Aromatherapist®

What is a salve? A salve as defined by dictionary.com is “a medicinal ointment for healing or relieving wounds and sores.”1 Many over-the-counter remedies are salves such as Neosporin®. Lip balms are also a form of salve, so a salve doesnt have to be medicinal, just nourishing to the skin. Salves in general are a simple formula with just a few ingredients. They generally include an oil and a wax to create a semi-solid material. Today people use the terms lotion bars or balms to also describe salves.

These oil-rich salves are used to nourish and protect skin. They lock moisture in, keeping skin soft and smooth throughout the seasons. Salves can be made as thick as a bar of soap. A salve will remain in a solid state…

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Spiritual Radio | Coming up 2020/06/15 Sticky Attitudes, Practical Magic – Lanakila on Tarot Joy 

Float away in Calm – 2 Meditations from Sultry Voiced Lanakila. Sticky Attitude?  You NEED Practical Magic. Join Us.

Ann Marie’s Velvet voiced guest, Rev. Dr. Victoria Lanakila is going to blow you away with 2 sultry Meditations on Sticky Attitudes, Practical Magic. Fetch your dancing shawl, belly dancing bells as the music is hot!

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