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Montmorency Cherry – what’s so good about it?

About Montmorency cherries Montmorency cherries are a variety of tart cherry called “Prunus Cerasus”. They are part of the light red amarelle cultivar of sour cherries, in contrast to the dark red Morello cultivar. They grow mainly in the United States (over 70%), but can also be found in Canada and France. Traditionally used in cooking, Montmorency cherries have recently

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Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease

Named after Dr. Burrill Bernard Crohn, the physician who first described the condition in 1932, Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disorder – a broad title used to describe any condition which involves the intestines becoming swollen, inflamed and ulcerated. Ulcerative colitis is another example of an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Crohn’s, in particular, is an unpleasant and painful condition,

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Devil’s Claw in Herbal Medicine

Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) comes from the Pedaliaceae family, just like sesame. Devil’s Claw has been extensively used in South African folk medicine in the form of an ointment for injuries and skin disorders, as well as internally as a dried root powder. The root of Devil’s Claw has anti-inflammatory as well as pain reducing properties, if taken in an

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