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New Episode of Take 5: What is Botanical Medicine?

July 11, 2019

A new episode of the Center's "Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing" podcast is out! In this episode, we sit down with Amy Taylor to discuss the topic of botanical medicine. Tune in to learn more about the history of botanicals, what they are, and how you can use them safely and effectively!

"There's a very good chance that you've actually tried some type of botanical therapy and didn't even know it. A really common example of this is if you've ever had an upset stomach and you've taken ginger ale. Ginger is a well-known botanical that helps settle the stomach--it can really help relieve nausea, and that's why so many people will consume ginger ale if they've got some stomach upset," says Taylor. Taylor is a physician and a faculty member at the Center, where she teaches two courses in the area of botanical medicine.

The biweekly Take Five for Your Health and Wellbeing podcast provides science-based health and wellbeing tips and interviews with experts. Take 5 is now available on iTunesStitcherGoogle play, and TuneIn where you can listen, rate, and subscribe. After you've listened, be sure to give us feedback.

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