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23 Medicinal Plants the Native Americans Used on a Daily Basis

Native Americans are renowned for their medicinal plant knowledge. It is rumored they first started using plants and herbs for healing after watching animals eat certain plants when they were sick. In order to protect these plants from over harvesting, the medicine men used to pick every third plant they found. Here are the most versatile plants the Native Americans used in their everyday lives. (more…)


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Lavender in different countries

Lavender is one of the most beloved and oft-used plants in the history of human civilization, and its name has become synonymous with a light shade of purple. Nowadays, its delicate foliage and beautiful, distinctively scented flowers make it a garden favorite. (more…)


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Scientists reveal 20 Kenyan plants that can cure cancer

Scientists have confirmed more than 20 local plant species are effective against many of the top killer cancers today. During a three-day annual scientific conference of Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri), more than 30 researchers left no doubt that the country has immense capacity to deal with cancer from its plant resources. (more…)


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MAP EXPO 2017 Matching programs: Agricultural solutions and Buying – Selling link

MAP EXPO 2017 matching programs: 1. Agricultural solutions The matching programme is organised between established companies and institutes from North West Europe who possess advanced agricultural expertise, and a variety of industry players from the rest of the world. The programme will be held in cooperation with the European Enterprise Network (EEN) and Brainport Food Tech in the Netherlands, among others. (more…)


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NVF Seminar – 29 March 2017

Organizer: Nederlandse Vereniging Voor Fytotherapie (NVF) De Nederlandse Vereniging voor Fytotherapie maakt zich als wetenschappelijke vereniging sterk voor kwaliteit en betrouwbaarheid van plantaardige geneesmiddelen. De NVF geeft viermaal per jaar het Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Fytotherapie uit. Daarnaast is de NVF uitgever van een onderwijsgids met opleidingsmogelijkheden op het gebied van fytotherapie. De NVF fungeert ook als netwerk voor professionals die bij elkaar terecht kunnen met vragen, voor verdieping en om belangen te behartigen. Het netwerk functioneert zowel één op één als via commissies en studiegroepen. Website: http://fyto.nl/ Program 29th March 2017 (1st day of MAP EXPO)   Time Contents Speakers 13:00 – 13:25 The importance of robust extraction procedures for active compound identification   Q&A Dr. Henrie Korthout Fytagoras 13:30 – 13:55 Regulatory aspects of Herbal (Traditional) Medicines and Botanical Supplements in EU / the Netherlands   Q&A   Ir. Theo van Rooij Rivendell Health Food Consultancy 14:00 – 14:25 Use of herbs in production animals   Q&A   Dr Maria Groot RIKILT, Wageningen University & Reserach   14:30 – 14:55 Provided by Nature, Proven by Science   Q&A   Dr Kees Beukelman PhytoGeniX BV 15:00 – 15:25 Escop-monografiën (Nederlands/Dutch)   Q&A   Drs Christine Catlender and/or Dr  Stephan Horsten NVF 15:30 – 15:55 “Waar staat de NVF voor anno 2017?”  (Nederlands/Dutch)   Q&A   Dr Marij Schüsler NVF 16:00 – 16:25 Systems Biology and herbs     Q&A Dr. Herman van Wietmarschen Researcher Nutrition & Health Louis Bolk 16:30 - 19:30: Annual meeting NVF (only for NVF members) - NVF ledenvergadering (alleen toegang voor NVF leden)  30th March 2017 (2nd day of MAP EXPO) Time Contents Speakers 14:00 – 14:25 Provided by Nature, Proven by Science Q&A Dr Kees Beukelman PhytoGeniX BV 14:30 – 14:55 “Waar staat de NVF voor anno 2017?”  (Nederlands/Dutch)  Q&A Dr Marij Schüsler NVF 15:00 – 15:25 Escop-monografiën   Q&A Drs Christine Catlender and/or Dr  Stephan Horsten NVF


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