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Chicago,Illinois: What is Butea Superba Root? Here’s How to Use it, What it’s For and When to Avoid it

It’s time to take a look at one of those precious plants that just a short time ago, most people in North America hadn’t heard of. Fast forward to today, and Butea Superba route is becoming a very popular “superfood” and herb. Butea Superba root, has been prized for generations as an energy enhancer and mood stabilizer. It’s a nutritionally and powerfully complex with life-giving (and beauty-enchancing) ingredients like phytonutrients, amino acids, vitamins and fatty acids. Plus, there’s an abundance of trace minerals and phytohormones.

The Vitality of Butea Superba

So, what does it do? Butea Superba root has the capability to regulate, support, and balance the hormonal systems of both men and women. Hello promising anti-acne herb! And since it’s boosting the hormones, it may also help with fertility, digestion, energy levels, and all things sexual. Butea Superba root is an adaptogen (I love that word), sharing many similarities with ginseng. Adaptogens are, by definition, substances that raise your body’s resistance to diseases through physiological health and emotional health improvements. That means it can be a big help for people fighting the symptoms of chronic fatigue. It’s believed to do this by helping the adrenal and pituitary glands. In short, it makes you feel good, body and soul.

How To Use Butea Superba

Traditionally, Butea Superba has also been used to treat PMS and menopause. It’s rumored to really cut down on all those hot flashes and nighttime sweats. It’s been used recently as a natural alternative to anabolic steroids for athletes who are trying to achieve muscle hypertrophy. Both men and women have used it to increase their libido, fertility, and stamina. Rawr!

You can expect to hear more about Butea Superba root in the coming years as Butea Superba root is becoming more popular in the skin care and toiletry industry. Recently, it was shown that Butea Superba root nourishes and softens the skin. Laboratory studies have shown that Butea Superba root stimulates proliferation of fibroblasts in vitro, resulting in younger looking skin.

Butea Superba may increase collagen synthesis, improving the integrity of the skin’s structural matrix. The results are amazing! Skin becomes firmer, smoother, and younger-looking! Adhesion has become an important key in hair care as well. Butea Superba-infused products help maintain hair thickness and fight hair loss. It encourages hair growth and maintenance by promoting keratinocyte synthesis and protecting the hair bulb.

Here’s a quick list of the potential benefits of Butea Superba root for you:


• balances mood
• strengthens the skin
• increases energy
• increases libido and fertility
• better sleep
• helps your body adapt to stress
• increases memory and brain power
• anti-aging properties
• anti-acne properties
• increases endurance and stamina
• reduces symptoms of PMS and menopause
• helps to reduce aches and pains
• strengthens hair and reduces hair loss

Butea Superba-infused hair and skin products may become a future skin care trend. Remember that you read about Butea Superba root here first. In fact, I bet you’re going to hear a lot about Butea Superba in the future as it’s potential is more fully explored.

Who Should Not Use Butea Superba
Butea Superba root can be quite energy enhancing for some people so take it first thing in the morning or in the early afternoon. Don’t over do the dosage (a teaspoon/5 grams is a good place to start), take it slow and gradually increase as you go. If you have thyroid disease this is probably not the best thing for you. Butea Superba root is high in iodine and glucosinolate, which is not ideal for your condition, so check with your physician first. If you have breast cancer or PCOS check with your herbalist before using Butea Superba in your diet.

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Phoenix, Arizona: Lawmakers Unconvinced Age Of Consent Should Be Raised

Lawmakers remain unconvinced about the merits of raising the age of consent from 16 to 18 years old and have told Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison to bring more evidence to support the position she has been advancing.

Harrison yesterday started her submissions before a parliamentary committee that is reviewing Jamaica's sex-offence laws. Though Jamaica's age of consent for sexual intercourse is 16, the age that persons are no longer considered children is 18.

"It may be credibly argued," Harrison told the committee, "that an anomaly is created when children who are 16 years are not considered intellectually or otherwise mature enough to make certain independent decisions such as who should govern their country for a five-year term, yet they are given the legal authority to engage in sexual activity.

But she explained that something else is tied to the proposal.

"It's really a conditional increase, because the focus of the recommendation is to ensure that girls and boys who are 16 years old but still children under our law can, in fact, access protection from the arm of the State. So, we're recommending that Section 10 of the Sexual Offences Act, which deals with the age of consent, include the close-in-age group exceptions," said Harrison.

Under that close-in-age proposal, underage children would not be criminalised for participating in what they deemed 'consensual' sex with another child in their age group. Though listing Turkey and Canada as examples with close-in-age exceptions in the law, the children's advocate said Jamaica would create its own preconditions and processes suited for the country's context.

'What's The Magic In The Age Of 18?' Asks Minister

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck, who chairs the committee made up of senators and members of parliament reviewing Jamaica's sex-offence laws, expressed concerns that the problems being faced by the authorities in enforcing the law could be multiplied with an increase in the age of consent.

"The age of consent is 16. There are many grandmothers in their 20s. The lowest age I've heard is 22. If we can't enforce the law with the age of consent at 16, we're going to have a major problem trying to enforce it at the age of 18," he pointed out. "I just don't know how we're going to manage."

"Is there any evidence that increasing the age of consent will assist with the issues that we're having?" Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith asked the committee yesterday. "I'm yet to read anything that says to me that there's something in the law that makes children decide they're going to have sex at 16."

"What is the magic in the age of 18?" she further asked, after voicing her support for the close-in-age suggestion that also won support from the Child Development Agency.

Opposition Member Sophia Frazer-Binns said a ramped-up public education campaign may help rather than raising the age of consent.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Young bank worker researched 'how to die painlessly' before friends found her lifeless body in parked car

An inquest heard how Jodie Anne Jose had a history of depression and had been on anti-depressants for six months before her death

Mirror, 22 JUN 2016, UK

A young woman researched 'how to die painlessly' on her smartphone before committing suicide, an inquest heard.

Jodie Anne Jose, 22, had a history of depression when she went missing from her home earlier this year.

Friends and family launched a frantic search for Jodie as police immediately deemed her a 'high risk missing person '.

Jodie, from Chelmsford, Essex, was later found lifeless in her Ford Fiesta parked outside a railway station.

The young bank worker was rushed to hospital, but later pronounced dead.

Essex Coroners' Court in Chelmsford heard how she was plagued by depression and had been on anti-depressants for six months following an earlier self-harm attempt.

Jodie went missing from her home on March 4, before friends found her ten miles away outside Great Bentley railway station at around midnight.

She was rushed to Colchester General Hospital but was pronounced dead at 2.10am after efforts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful.

At the time of her death, friends took to the social media site to pay tribute to the "kind hearted and beautiful girl".

Megan Smith said: "You were amazing Jodie, so kind and caring there wasn't a bad bone in your beautiful little body. I miss you so much already."

Recording a verdict of suicide, Essex chief coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray said: "I have come to the very sad conclusion that she intended to take her own life.

"I have to be sure that is the highest standard of proof, beyond all reasonable doubt.

"Having regard to how she was over the last few months and her previous attempt and having regard to the planning, really that she seems to have intended this."

The court heard evidence from Inspector Paul Butcher who concluded there was no third party involvement or foul play to make him think there were any suspicious circumstances surrounding Jodie's death.

Insp Butcher praised the efforts of Jodie's family in organising an extensive search for her through Facebook .

Jodie had researched how to die painlessly on a phone and written about depression in her diary (Photo: SWNS)

Jodie's sister Stacey Saville said her sibling had written about her depression in her diary and had researched how to die painlessly on an old phone she kept hidden.

She told the hearing: "Jodie had an old phone, she used that because she thought none would see it."

Speaking to Jodie's family Mrs Beasley-Murray said: "She clearly was much loved and had a lot going for her but again I want to express my condolences, I hope you remember all the happy memories of her."

She told them that their love and support for Jodie throughout her life really "shines through".

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