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?
Allspice is mostly used as a spice, but it does have a history of traditional and folk medicinal uses. Some uses of the herb as herbal medicine have, to a certain degree, been substantiated by scientific methods but more and thorough studies are needed to rate the herb’s effectiveness fully. Allspice has been used for the following conditions: indigestion (dyspepsia)muscle … [Read More...] about What is Allspice used for?
It is known that kudzu has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 2000 years, and it is still regarded as one of the 50 most important herbs in Chinese herbal medicine. It has been used as a medicinal herb for a variety of ailments such as alcoholism, angina, cancer, headache, a migraine and high blood pressure. Furthermore, it has been used traditionally as a remedy … [Read More...] about What is Kudzu used for?
Avicenna (980-1037), a Persian physician and philosopher, wrote about the uses of hemp agrimony as a medicinal plant. This herb also was used by others who practiced Arabic herbal medicine in the early Middle Ages, primarily as an invigorating tonic and detoxifying agent. The plant contains flavonoids, a benzofuran (Euparin), phenols, tannins, resin, and inulin. The essential oil extracted … [Read More...] about What is Hemp Agrimony used for?
The cnidium seeds have antiseptic and disinfectant properties and are often used as an ingredient in lotions, powders or ointments for external uses as remedies for skin conditions such as eczema, ringworm and scabies. The seeds are considered particularly valuable in diseases related to sexual organs, such as vaginal inflammation (vaginitis) and vaginal discharge. The herb is effective … [Read More...] about What is Cnidium used for?
Horsetail contains silicic acid, saponins, flavonoids, sterols, tannins, potassium, aluminum salts, manganese, magnesium, sulfur and calcium. Historically, horsetail has been used to stop bleeding, repair broken bones and as an herbal remedy for arthritis. It has also been beneficial in the treatment of dropsy, gravel and kidney infections, including ulceration and ulcers in the urinary … [Read More...] about What is Horsetail used for?
The plant contains 0.2 to 1 percent essential oil, which consists primarily of linalool and methyl chavicol, but it also contains small amounts of cineole, methyl cinnamate, and other terpenes. Other constituents include tannins, monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and phenylpropanoids. Sweet basil is a highly aromatic herb, which in addition to its use in cooking also has its uses in herbal medicine … [Read More...] about What is Sweet Basil used for?
The leaves contain 0.5% essential oil (1.8-cineol and other substances), tannins, bitter substances (in the form of lactone artemisinin), an alkaloid (abrotanin), flavonoids, phenolic acids (chlorogenic acid, coffee acid, folic acid, vanillic acid, salicylic acid, etc.) and coumarin derivatives. Today southernwood is rarely used as a medicinal herb, but it was highly valued as such in the … [Read More...] about What is Southernwood used for?
Herb Paris has been used as a medicinal plant as far back as ancient Greece and the Italian physician and botanist Matthiolus (Pietro Andrea Mattioli 1500-1577) referred to it as a good remedy against boils. As a treatment for neck abscesses, the root was either eaten raw or a tincture was made from the berries that were then brushed on the affected area or used as a gargle. Herb Paris … [Read More...] about What is Herb Paris used for?
The bitter taste of gentian is due to bitter iridoid glycosides; primarily gentiopicroside, swertiamarin, amarogentin and gentiopicrin. Gentian contains several alkaloids, predominantly gentian and gentialutine. Additionally, it contains the constituents: xanthones, triterpenes, pectin, tannin, mucilage, and sugar. Many species of gentiana are used in a similar way across widely divergent … [Read More...] about What is Gentian used for?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not cause a psychoactive effect. CBD works by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a regulatory system that helps maintain homeostasis, or balance, in the body. It consists of cannabinoid receptors located throughout the body, as well as … [Read More...] about How Does CBD Work and What are its Benefits?
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