Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Top 10 Rainforest Remedies

I was recently interviewed by Ann Louise Gittleman who wanted to know what the top ten rainforest remedies are that I recommend.  You can listen to the First Lady of Nutrition Podcast by clicking on the picture.



Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Chanca Piedra Book

The new Rainforest Medicinal Plant Guide for Chanca Piedra is now published and available for sale.  If you have a kindle account, you can read it for free on amazon.com.  Follow the links below.

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 More information on the book, including the introduction and table of contents, is available on the Rain-Tree Publisher's page.  Chanca piedra also appears in the Rain-Tree Tropical Plant Database which shows all the new research performed on this small but mighty rainforest medicinal plant.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Camu Camu Book

The new Rainforest Medicinal Plant Guide for camu camu is finished and available!  More information  on the book is on the Rain-Tree website.

Camu camu is the highest known natural source of vitamin C on the planet but as this book reveals, camu camu is much, much more than just the vitamin C it provides. You’ll learn about the amazing “power of polyphenols” and the many health benefits polyphenols provide to prevent many common diseases. Camu camu delivers an incredible amount of these natural plant compounds, which have been proven time and time again through research to prevent the development and progression of cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, neurodegenerative brain diseases, obesity, and other life-threatening and age-related illnesses and conditions. It provides these benefits with its incredible antioxidant actions and you'll learn that polyphenol antioxidants may be the most important thing to prevent diseases and retard aging. These polyphenols also enhance the absorption of the high vitamin C it provides and your cells can utilize this important vitamin almost twice as efficiently.

Camu-camu has more antioxidant power from these powerful polyphenols and it's vitamin C content than any other superfruit supplement available.  It's better than acai, noni, acerola, mulberry, pomegranate, and all others. And there is research now to back that up that's detailed in the book.  If you have an Amazon kindle account, you can read the book for free! 




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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Acerola Book

The second book in my new series is now available!  Acerola: Nature's Secret to Fight Free Radicals. If you have an Amazon Kindle Unlimited account you can read it for free on Amazon
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Leslie Taylor 


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Chanca Piedra and Coronavirus

As many of you know, I’ve been working on a new series of books on the effective rainforest medicinal plants I’ve used for over 20 years as a health practitioner and product formulator to treat many types of diseases and conditions.  I wanted to share with you some vital information on one of these remarkable plants I’ve long used for viruses in light of the current events about viral concerns.
In fact, I’m working on the medicinal plant guide book for this plant right now, but it won’t be available for at least a month. The plant is called Chanca Piedra (Phyllanthus niruri) and it’s currently available as an herbal supplement under various labels in the marketplace.

I’ve used chanca piedra for many years as an effective herbal antiviral. It’s been the subject of clinical research in humans to treat hepatitis B and C. It’s also been confirmed to be effective against several herpes viruses (including the chicken pox virus in children), HIV, influenza, dengue, and others.  It works by inhibiting enzymes and other substances that viruses need to divide and multiply (transcriptase and protease), while also providing a direct toxic effect to some viruses (as well as bacteria). Researchers have confirmed the presence of at least 8 natural plant chemicals in the plant with antiviral actions.  It has not been scientifically tested against this current coronavirus, however I used it effectively with several clients (including my own granddaughter) when the country was fighting the H1N1 swine flu virus years ago.

In addition to being a good antiviral, significant new research on chanca piedra confirms it is an effective immune modulator.  It significantly increases the production and activation of immune cells responsible for fighting infections, while lowering the production of immune cells that cause inflammation.  This has also been confirmed in human research.  In human trials, adults and children with pneumonia, tuberculosis, hepatitis, chicken pox, and Hanson's disease (leprosy) mounted a much stronger immune response to fight these infections which sped healing and viral/bacterial clearance.  It was also noted that immune cells responsible for immunity were also increased, and those taking chanca piedra for their infections had no relapses or secondary infections and had higher levels of antigens (cells responsible for immunity). The small trial on leprosy patients led researchers to surmise that it's strong and immediate immunity response might be helpful as a preventative/anti-infection remedy to protect caregivers of this devastating disease.

In the people with pneumonia, asthma, and tuberculosis that were studied, a significant reduction in lung inflammation was also noted with significantly less pro-inflammatory immune cells causing lung cell stress, damage and cell death. Chanca piedra’s many strong antioxidant plant chemicals were probably one reason for this noted effect.  However, other research has been published on chanca piedra’s effective anti-inflammatory actions delivered by other novel anti-inflammatory chemicals in the plant.

I don't know if chanca piedra can kill this particular coronavirus outright like it can other viruses. That it boosts the immune system to fight both bacterial and viral infections naturally, as well as protects the lungs from inflammation and cell damage bacteria and virus causes in the lungs was enough for me to stock up on chanca piedra to protect myself and family, just in case, during these trying times.  
If you want to get chanca piedra to have on hand, just in case, look for a supplement that uses chanca piedra that was harvested (preferably wild-harvested) in Peru or Brazil. Buy a whole-herb in bulk, capsules, or tablets and avoid the dry or liquid extracts that used alcohol to prepare them.  The active ingredients in chanca piedra are water soluble and don't much like alcohol.  Also there are other species of Phyllanthus plants being sold as “chanca piedra” harvested in China, India and Southeast Asia that are not as effective and don’t contain as many natural plant compounds as the South American Phyllanthus niruri species does (lots of research confirms this).  Personally, I purchase chanca piedra from Rainforest Pharmacy (rainpharm.com) since they are wild-harvesting it from Peruvian rainforest. You can also get their product from Amazon.com.

I’ve just uploaded all the new research on Chanca Piedra in my Tropical Plant Database at http://rain-tree.com/chanca.htm  so you can see all the new research conducted on this effective rainforest plant with many active chemicals and many medicinal uses.  Hopefully, the new rainforest medicinal plant guide book on chanca piedra that updates all the information shown in the plant database will be available very soon. But effective dosage information for the plant is already shown in the database file. As soon as the new chanca piedra book is available, it will be announced on this page:  http://rain-tree.com/books.htm

Stay well and take care,

Leslie Taylor

UPDATE  April 15, 2020

The new Rainforest Medicinal Plant Guide for chanca piedra is now available.  If you have a kindle account you can read the ebook for free now.  Follow the links below:




Sunday, February 23, 2020

Hibiscus Flower

The first book in my new series is now available!  If you have an Amazon Kindle Unlimited account you can read it for free here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0852B569X/ 
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Thursday, February 20, 2020

The Rainforest Medicinal Plant Guide Series

I am excited to present my new series of books featuring the important medicinal plants of the rainforest that I've  studied and used for more than 20 years. These new plant guides provide up-to-date factual, scientific, and vital information on how to use these powerful medicinal plants effectively to improve your health. I struggled with whether to update my big rainforest plant book, The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs, since it really needed updating with all the new research that has been conducted on all these wonderful rainforest plants. There was just too much new information on all the plants in the book to do a second edition.  It would be huge and probably necessary to print in two volumes.

Instead, I am doing individual plant guides books on each plant. This will allow me to provide much more information on each plant, provide disease-specific dosages, and more fully explain the main uses that I recommend the plant for, and how the plant can address these uses in much greater detail. These books are between 80 to 150 pages in length.  All will be available through amazon.com as both eBooks and printed books.

Keep in mind, I don't sell herbal supplements or herb products other than books. The books in this series do not promote any specific brands or herbal supplement products however, I'll share my insider information and my research on the plants in a comprehensive consumer guide to help you choose a good product, prepare it correctly, and take it in the proper dosages. These definitive medicinal plant guides concern the plants and their researched effective actions and uses. The information in these guides is more extensive, complete, and unbiased than natural product companies who sell these plants as supplements can provide.  They will contain all the information that you need to use the plants effectively which companies who sell these plants simply cannot legally provide.

The first books in this new series include:

HIBISCUS FLOWER: Nature's Secret for a Healthy Heart

Learn how to address high blood pressure, high cholesterol and clogged arteries, and more naturally without the negative side effects of prescription drugs.
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ACEROLA:  Nature's Secret to Fight Free Radicals

Discover how fighting free radicals with acerola promotes healthy aging and weight loss,  prevents many chronic diseases, and more.
Available March 2020

CAMU-CAMU: Nature's Secret for Disease Prevention

The highest source of natural vitamin C combined with the “Power of Polyphenols” in this Amazon super-fruit provides amazing health benefits
Available March 2020

CHANCA PIEDRA: Nature's Secret for Kidney Stones

Discover how to use this powerful and effective rainforest plant for kidney stones, gout, viruses, and more.
Available April 2020

GRAVIOLA: Nature's Secret for Cancer

Learn about exciting new research that reports this power plant of the Amazon may well be the most powerful natural aid in the battle against cancer. 
Available May 2020

PAU D'ARCO: Nature's Secret to Fight Infections

Learn about the infection-fighting actions of this powerful rainforest plant to kill bacteria, yeast, mold, candida, viruses, and more.
Available July 2020

CAT'S CLAW: Nature's Secret for the Immune System

Learn how to boost your immune system, reduce inflammation, and protect your brain with this effective rainforest vine.
Available June 2020

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