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THAI CUISINE AS MEDICINE

thai_foods_as_medicineThe following presentation was recorded on Saturday, September 17, 2005, at Natural Products Expo East in Washington D.C. This slide show is titled ‘Thai Cuisine as Medicine’.

Total time: 87min 57sec [lc13]
Listen using Quicktime: (Thai Cuisine As Medicine.mov)
Download the MP4: (lc15.mp4)

 

 

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ALTERATIVES, DEPURATIVES, & BLOOD CLEANSERS

In this 90-minute presentation, at the 16th Annual American Herbalists Guild’s Symposium, Ed Smith discusses “Alteratives, Depuratives, and Blood Cleansers”.

Promoting removal of the body’s metabolic wastes and affecting the supply of nutrition, this important class of herbs has traditionally been used to enliven the so-called Vital Force or the Healing Power of Nature (the vis medicatrix naturae). Herbs discussed include Wild Indigo, Echinacea, Burdock, Plantain, Poke, Calendula, Blue Flag, Prickly Ash, and Violet.

Total time: 93min 02sec [lc13]
Listen using Quicktime: (Part One) (Part Two)
Download the MP3: (Part One) (Part Two)

 

blueflagSLEEPER HERBS: GREAT HERBS THAT ARE NOT WELL KNOWN

Internationally known medical herbalist, Ed Smith, elaborates on various less-popular, slower-selling herbs that deserve more recognition and use as healing herbs.
Herbs discussed: Spilanthes, Culver’s Root, Black Haw, Blue Flag, Wild Indigo, Cactus Grandiflorus, Fringe Tree, Jamaican Dogwood, Khella, Scotch Broom, Wood Betony, Yucca, and more. Recorded March 18th, 2005 at Expo West.

Total time: 60min 28sec [lc12]
Listen using Quicktime: (Part One) (Part Two)
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INTERNAL & EXTERNAL “COSMETICS” FOR THE SKIN

The first commercial product ‘Herbal Ed’ Smith created was Herbal Ed’s Salve for the skin. Twenty five years later, at the 2004 Natural Products Expo in Washington, DC, he returns to his roots in this entertaining and informative presentation on using herbs for promoting healthy skin, first-aid support, and chronic skin disorders. Psoriasis, eczema, acne, spider veins, aging and wrinkles, dermatitis, burns and wounds are all addressed by one of North America’s most respected herbalists.

Total time: 64min 43sec [lc11]

Listen using Quicktime: (Part One) (Part Two)
Download the MP3: (Part One) (Part Two)

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THE VALUE OF LIQUIDS VS. CAPSULES

This recording can be enjoyed by the herbal novice and expert alike. Ed Smith discusses many issues related to herbal extracts, including herbal medicine making, the value of capsules v. liquids, and standardization.

Total time: 83min 28sec [LC01]

Listen using Quicktime: (Part One) (Part Two)
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KAVA ROOT: ANCIENT RITUAL HERB & MODERN PHYTOPHARMACEUTICAL (Is it Safe? Is it Toxic?)

In this recent presentation before the annual convention of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Ed Smith discusses many of the important and timely issues surrounding the manufacturing and use of this important medicinal plant. This from one of the country’s most respected authorities on Kava (Piper methysticum).

Total Time: 60mins 27sec [LC09]

Listen using Quicktime: (Part One) (Part Two) (Part Three)
Download the MP3: (Part One) (Part Two) (Part Three)

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BEYOND STRUCTURE/FUNCTION STATEMENTS: LITTLE KNOWN USES FOR WELL-KNOWN HERBS

In this dynamic presentation at the 2002 Natural Products Expo in Washington, DC, Ed Smith discusses the many therapeutic uses of herbs which are not allowed to be stated as structure/function statements for herbal dietary supplements.In 1994 congress granted the dietary supplement industry the right to make claims for the influence of dietary supplements upon the structure and/or function of the human anatomy and physiology. The seldom discussed therapeutic applications which lie beyond such structure/function statements for a number of well-known herbs are presented here by one of the country’s leading herbalists and herbal supplement manufacturers.

Total time: 82min. 52sec. [LC07]

Listen using Quicktime: (Part One) (Part Two)
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THE HERBAL VAGABOND

Whether you’re a world explorer facing malaria and dysentery in the tropics or a weekend hiker looking to use herbal first-aid on your next hike in the woods, this excellent audio-lecture conveys lots of practical travel-related herbal healthcare information. Ed Smith distills years of his extensive herbal adventures throughout the world, into a single, one-hour presentation.

Total time: 59min 21sec [LC03]

Listen using Quicktime: (Part One) (Part Two)
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