The leaves of Bog Myrtle contain an essential oil which is rich in various terpenes. The main substances are alpha-pinene, 1,8 cineol, myrcene, and limonene. Additional substances found in the plant are beta-cadin-4-En-10-ol, 11-selina-4-ol, beta-terpinene, p-cymene, caryophyllene, 4.11-selinadien, beta-elemennon, germacrone and a trace amount of other substances. The plant also contains toxic … [Read More...] about What is Bog Myrtle used for?
Oat straw contains protein (avenins), saponins, flavonoids, alkaloids, steroidal compounds, vitamins B1, B2, D, E, carotene, starch, and fat. It also contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron and trace elements like silicon and potassium. Oats have been an elemental food source for both humans and animals since prehistoric times. Oats uses as a food source is reflected in its … [Read More...] about What is Oat Straw used for?
Wild yam root has been promoted as a “natural progesterone”. Many herbalists have raised doubts about the practical value of the plant in that regard and concerns relating to possible toxic effects of the herb. In the past, wild yam root was used as a starting material to synthesize progesterone medications such as cortisone, estrogen and other steroid products. Wild yam root contains a … [Read More...] about What is Wild Yam Root used for?
Heather contains tannins, arbutin, saponins, karotin, and the flavonoids quercitrin and myricitrin. It also contains the alkaloid ericodin. This herb is an ancient remedy for urinary tract problems. It is thought to be good for inflammation of the urinary passages, prostate problems, such as prostate enlargement, bladder ailments and kidney stones. Tea made from the flowers is … [Read More...] about What is Heather used for?
The root of balloon flower is considered to have the following health properties; astringent, anti-inflammatory, digestive, expectorant, antitussive, analgesic, antibacterial and slightly sedative. The use of balloon flower in herbal medicine is primarily associated with lung and throat related ailments and the herb is often combined with Chinese licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) in that … [Read More...] about What is Balloon Flower 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