January 22, 1993 |
As much as I hated to admit it, the timing was perfect. For two days, I'd been interviewing people about echinacea and goldenseal, an herbal cold remedy that some called "miraculous." Suddenly, 36 hours into my reporting, it hit me. My throat scratched. My eyes itched. It was the moment everyone had told me about--that first hint of sickness, that grim feeling of impending doom--when echinacea and goldenseal was supposed to do its best work. And I had a bottle sitting right on my desk.
April 21, 1985
I'm writing to thank you for the Los Angeles Times coverage. We started noting the California postmarks and after awhile began to sit up and take note--and I noted $100 worth of subscriptions attributable to Hillinger's story in one day. Most of the folks seem to be displaced West Virginians. We've always had a few hundred of those (254 California subscriptions, as of the last count) and are glad to welcome more into the fold. KEN SULLIVAN, Editor Goldenseal West Virginia Department of Culture and History
January 22, 1993 |
It's cold season. You'd have to live in a cave not to know it. The sneezing. The coughing. The ads that promise relief from sneezing and coughing. But not everybody in town is snorting nasal spray and popping decongestants. In certain circles--and not necessarily the ones you might expect--a vile-smelling brown liquid is making the rounds, passed from friend to friend, even recommended by some physicians.
March 7, 1993 |
If you're prone to allergies, then watery eyes, itchy nose and scratchy throat can soon snuff out the pleasures of a springtime trip. Here's some advice on how to manage your sensitive senses while traveling: Dr. Bernard Geller, Santa Monica allergist and USC professor of pediatrics: "Stuff some plastic dry-cleaning bags into your suitcase. When you get to your hotel, take off the pillowcase and wrap the pillow in the bag, then replace the pillowcase.
HOME & GARDEN
June 27, 1998
Common Name, Botanic Name Aconite (wolfsbane, monkshood), Aconitum Anemone (windflower), Anemone Anthurium Atamasco lily, Zephyranthes Autumn crocus, Colchicum autumnale Azalea, Rhododendron Baneberry, Actaea Black locust, Robinia pseudoacacia Burning bush (strawberry bush, spindle tree, wahoo), Euonymus Buttercup, Ranunculus Butterfly weed, Asclepias Caladium, Caladium Calla (calla lily), Calla palustris (Zantedeschia aethiopica), Carolina jessamine (yellow jessamine), Gelsemium sempervirens
April 2, 2001 |
Got a headache? There are pills for it. Too much stress and anxiety? Numerous pills and capsules for those problems, too. Sex life not up to par? A pill can take care of it. High blood pressure? Good medication for that as well. Pharmaceutical companies have done a fantastic job of making our lives healthier and more comfortable. Why, then, is the natural and herbal remedies business going so strong? More than 1,000 Web sites are dedicated to herbs.