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Interestingly, pharmacists are the go to for any prescription. However, people don't realize that druggists have ample information on the use of pharmaceutical drugs and almost nothing on homeopathic medicines. Why is that? It is not because there is no information on homeopathy, it is because they are mostly funded by the prescription on patent drugs by medical doctors. There are the odd and awesome pharmacist who has been trained in homeopathy, most have not been.

Asking your family doctor or pharmacist for advise on homeopathy is like going to your mechanic for a hair cut. It is not within their scope of practice. If you would like to have more information on homeopathy, look at journals such as "Homeopathy" or contact a registered homeopath. You will be glad you did and get accurate information.

Interesting the herb privot, aka Ligustrum has some good indications in both homeopathy and herbal medicine. It is prepared in a 1DH potency, as a gemmotherapy remedy and helps with symptoms of healing, chronic intestinal problems, bronchitis, ulcers, bedsore, vaginal discharges and colitis.

TCM practitioners online, mention the Japonese privot's benefits such as for menopausal hot flushes, vertigo, graying hair, floaters, low back pain, macular degeneration and tinnitus.


The name of this herbal remedy intrigued me, "Happiness Bark" aka Albizia julibrissin. This herb, toted as happiness bark has a number of excellent properties. Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners say that it

  • Helps to calm the mind
  • It helps with suppressed emotions
  • Improves heart issues due to emotional stress

     According to Natural News, "Michael Tierra, L.Ac., offers further insight into the benefits of Albizia: "Both the bark and the flowers of Albizia are used as a calming sedative in Oriental traditional medicine. Categorized in the Chinese Materia Medica as a calming spirit herb, the bark is thought to 'anchor' the spirit, while the flowers lighten it. The flowers have also been used for the treatment of insomnia, amnesia, sore throat, and confusion in Oriental traditional medicine as well as depression, melancholy, and anxiety." As a trusted Chinese herb for centuries, Albizia julibrissin brightens your day gently and safely. Peace and mental well-being are within reach with this versatile tree.

A recent study published in the American Journal of Nutrition, found that a low carb, and higher fat diet, is linked to a reduction in belly fat. Thus many nutritionists recommend patients with type two diabetes and morbid obesity, follow a more low carb, high fat diet, similar to the ketogenic diet. Read more

A recent study published in The American Journal of Nutrition, found that consuming 10 grams of almonds before breakfast, increases HDL, the good cholesterol that protects your heart, by drawing cholesterol out of the body through the liver. Read more

J Nutr. 2015 Oct;145(10):2287-92. doi: 10.3945/jn.114.207944. Epub 2015 Aug 12.