Northern dock is closely related to yellow dock (Rumex crispus), and has similar medicinal properties. In the past, the herb has been used traditionally both as a food source and medicinally but in today’s herbal medicine it does not play a big role. In folk medicine, it was especially the root that was used, and then primarily for wound treatment. One of the folk uses was to … [Read More...] about What is Northern Dock used for?
The herb contains approximately 1% silicic acid which is partly water-soluble (0.08%) in boiling water. It contains 4% tannins, phenolic acids (caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid), coumarins (umbelliferon and scopoletin) and flavonoid glycosides (hyperin, quercitrin and avicularin). In addition, the herb contains mucins, tannins, traces of an essential oil, vitamin C and other … [Read More...] about What is Knotgrass used for?
The healing properties of neem are mainly due to some bitter substances, known as triterpenes (limonoids), with azadirachtin as one of the main active ingredients. In addition, neem contains beta-sitosterol, tannins, polysaccharides, flavonoids and essential oil. Neem in Ayurvedic or Indian Medicine For centuries, the neem tree has played a big part in Ayurvedic medicine and Indian folk … [Read More...] about What is Neem used for?
The active substances found in brooklime are tannins, bitter substances such as Aucubin (an iridoid glycoside), phenolic acids, phytosterols, hydrocarbons, essential oil and some sulfur. The medical effects of this herb are considered rather weak and are thought to be mainly due to the iridoid glycosides and phenolic acids. Brooklime has very mild diuretic and laxative properties as well as … [Read More...] about What is Brooklime used for?
Eyebright contains carbohydrates, tannins, alkaloids, sterols, phenolic acids, iridoid glycosides (aucubin, loganin and verbenalin), flavonoids, amino acids, essential oils and vitamins A and C. A Herb for the Eyes Ever since the Middle Ages, eyebright has been used to treat bloodshot and irritated eyes. It is believed that this application arose because of “signature doctrine”, a method … [Read More...] about What is Eyebright used for?
The root contains an essential oil (up 0.4%), 1% saponins, bitter substances, tannin, polysaccharides, resin and the coumarins pimpinellin, bergapten and umbelliferone. Burnet saxifrage has been used for a long time in folk medicine. The Greek physician Dioscorides (1st century AD) allegedly used the herb as a diuretic agent and the Danish physician Henrik Harp Strings (the 1200s) … [Read More...] about What is Burnet Saxifrage used for?
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the root of blackberry lily (she-gan) is viewed as bitter and cold in nature and it is mostly used medicinally as a treatment for ailments related to the lungs and liver. In China, the herb is also used to lower high fever, expelling phlegm, relieving sore throat, and lessen inflammation. The herb is quite important in Chinese herbal medicine, … [Read More...] about What is Blackberry Lily used for?
Comfrey has traditionally been used a folk medicine for a variety of ailments, such as the topical treatment of painful muscles and joints, to aid the healing of wounds and skin cells, haematoma, broken bones, fractures, gangrene, inflammation, burns and sprains, bruises, gout. It has also been taken internally for rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, stomach and digestive problems such as diarrhea, … [Read More...] about What is Comfrey used for?
The root bark contains saponins, a lignan glycoside (phyllirin), and several secoiridoids (oleuropein, ligustroside and angustifolioside). A Tonic for the Liver and Gallbladder Fringe tree is regarded as an excellent stimulating tonic and in modern-day herbal medicine, it is mainly used to treat ailments related to the liver and gallbladder. Internally, the bark is mostly used as an … [Read More...] about What is Fringe Tree used for?
Yerba mate is not an Australian greeting or a cream substitute for tea (like Coffee Mate for coffee.) It is actually pronounced “Yerba Mat-ay” and is a very healthy herbal drink. The name comes from the Spanish word “hierba” which was changed to yerba in Argentina and means “grass or herb,” and the word mati which was changed to mate and stands for “cup or gourd.” This gives it the literal … [Read More...] about What is Yerba Mate used for?
About 24% of the American adult population has reported joint pains related to fibromyalgia, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Over 15 million Americans with arthritis have complained of severe to moderate joint pain. Although arthritis is the leading cause of joint pain, it is not the only one. People with viral infections, bursitis, gout, and tendinitis occasionally complain of joint … [Read More...] about 5 Important Ways to Improve Joint Health
Aloe Vera Gel: The gel, more correctly ‘mucilage’, is best known for treating injuries and irritations of the skin, especially minor burns, and cuts. It is a common house plant that is often kept in kitchens as a first aid. A piece of the succulent leaf can be cut off and opened and the gel applied directly to the burn or cut. It should not be used on deep wounds. There are several reasons why … [Read More...] about What is Aloe Vera used for?
Botanical Name: Olea Europaea Other Common Names: african olive, brown olive, common olive, European olive, olive tree, small-fruited olive, wild olive Habitat: Olea Europaea is native to southern Europe, northern Africa and western Asia. African olive (subspecies) is native to Africa, Madagascar, western Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Description: Olive leaves are from the … [Read More...] about Olive Leaf Extract & Oleuropein Benefits & Uses
Berberine was first used in China and India where it appears in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Used as a dye, it has a distinctive yellow color. Berberine is an alkaloid bioactive compound which occurs naturally in several plants including goldenseal, barberry, tree turmeric, Oregon grape and goldthread. Scientific studies have shown that berberine has many pharmacological uses … Read More... about Berberine Toxicity, Uses, and Benefits
Botanical Name: Nigella sativa Other Common Names: fennel flower, black cumin, black onion seed, black caraway and kalonji Habitat: Nigella sativa is native to Southern Europe, North Africa and Southwest Asia and it is cultivated in many countries in the world such as the Middle Eastern Mediterranean region, South Europe, India, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia. Description: Olive … [Read More...] about Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) Benefits & Uses