Daniel Powers, MS

Daniel is the founder of The Botanical Institute. He has a Master of Science in Herbal Medicine (with a focus on herbal formulation) from the Maryland University of Integrative Health.

His passion is in finding the intersection between traditional herbal usage and modern scientific research. It may seem shocking, but oftentimes ancient man has a better understanding of how herbal medicine works than modern-day researchers! His goal is to thread the needle between traditional knowledge and modern breakthroughs.

When Daniel is not reading and writing about herbal medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife Rachel and three young daughters (Gwen, Vivian, and Franklyn). He lives on an organic herb farm where he has unlimited access to play & experiment with herbs.

Articles by Daniel:

the 5 best herbs for lowering blood pressure

The 9 Best Herbs for Lowering Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, impacts almost 50% of all American adults. Doctors note that hypertension is the most preventable risk factor for heart …

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Cistanche side effects and drug interactions

Cistanche Side Effects & Drug Interactions

Cistanche is a famous traditional Chinese herb known for its wide range of health benefits. It’s often used to support hormonal health, reduce anxiety, and …

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health benefits of cistanche

Cistanche: 4 Key Benefits, Dosage & Safety

Cistanche is a traditional herb with adaptogenic properties that provide many health benefits. Cistanche has been used for centuries for supporting immune function and brain …

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