My daughter is still sleeping. It's okay. She was indecisive last night. She wanted to watch "Stitch" so we did then I put on the second one and complained because she wanted to watch "Stitch". LOL She eventually realized it was another Stitch movie and got mad when I turned it off. She kept saying she wanted to sleep but she also wanted to watch her movie. Poor thing! LOL I think I have everything restored on this page that I can restore. instead of listing the herbs under each action like I had it before, I'm posting a document with those herbs on it. The sources so far for those lists is the text book from Herb 503 and 504. These are the books written by my school. I'll finish these today. I'm also posting an overall document of the herbs with their Latin names. I can't remember if I said that yesterday or not so I'm saying it again. :) I posted 2 videos on zox.ee yesterday as well. If you want to check them out, you need to create an account and my channel's name is MyMind. It's nice to use a platform that doesn't believe in censorship! I still need to go back to filling out the herbarium forms for next semester but I should be able to resume that by the end of the day. It WILL be done before class starts back up. The discussion board post I'm leaving below, I included the prompt. Have a great day!
The monograph in your ACHS eTextbook highlights some research on the anticancer potential of wild cherry Prunus serotina. Using pubmed.org, locate at least one paper published in the last two years that discusses this potential. Summarize the findings in no more than three sentences and discuss with your class.
I conducted my search in PubMed using the terms wild cherry and cancer and I got 12 returns but none of them were within the last 2 years. I put the latin name Prunus serotine and got 1 that talks about the antioxidative response is sweet cherries. I consulted Petersen and realized the book says CHERRIES are antioxidative making them anti-cancer, not necessarily one specific cherry over another. I haven’t read anyone else’s responses yet I’m running a bit behind this week. I did discover that cough syrup from earlier works well in conjunction with the digestive tea I made for anatomy for colds. I’m still a LITTLE down so I took a dose of usnea a bit ago. The flavor is revolting but if you put it in water, it’s nothing but you can still smell it. I also discovered why the crock-pot-method is best for usnea and will make all future doses that way in the Herbal Constituents book by Ganora but this is way off topic.
While not in the conclusion, Commisso, et al. (2017) determined that cherries do help against cancer but also that not all antioxidants are created equal. Some work well and others do not.
The discussion section of this study is one I wish to write even half as well on my final paper! I was left with no questions by the time I reached the end except one from my daughter asking if she can watch Cats, which the answer is no until I get done with this assignment… One thing I’m curious about and plan to look into later so I’ll add the note here to remind me, the constituents in sweet cherries they looked at were anthocyanins (cyanidins), flavonols (quercetins) and hydroxycinnamic acids, neochlorogenic acid, chlorogenic acid and p-coumaroyl quinic acid, as well as ascorbic acid. I’m curious if the other types of cherries have these same constituents. I have the monographs saved and can look later to see what they say but “cats” is calling… What I found most interesting is all the cherries except one batch came from the same area and they still had varying degrees of the above-mentioned constituents. This indicates the very large amount of variables in determining how effective any form of herbal medicine is going to be. 2 plants growing right next to each other may not have the same properties!
Commisso, M., Bianconi, M., Di Carlo, F., Poletti, S., Bulgarini, A., Munari, F., Negri, S., Stocchero, M., Coeldo, S., Avesani, L., Assfalg, M., Zoccatelli, G., and Guzzo, F. (2017). Multi-approach metabolomics analysis and artificial simplified phytocomplexes reveal cultivar-dependent synergy between polyphenols and ascorbic acid in fruits of the sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) PLOS ONE doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0180889
Ganora, L. (2009). Herbal Constituents: Foundations of Phytochemistry. Louisville, Colorado: Herbalchem Press.
Petersen, D. (2018). Herb 503: Advanced Herbal Materica Medica II. American College of Healthcare Sciences.
I am currently a student at American College of Healthcare Sciences earning my Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine. This blog is my journey of juggling mom-life with student life. My husband is a truck driver so I'm essentially a single mom all but 3 days a month. It's a challenge but we will get through this. I complete this degree on 18 December 2019 and will take one additional semester and then be done for a while. My children need more attention from their mommy but I can't wait on getting this education done. I will do what I must for now.