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
Dandelion - Medicinal Herb Illustration Dandelion is traditionally used as a general tonic, for constipation, for inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, and eczema, and as an herbal remedy for diseases like psoriasis. [Read more about Dandelion here] … [Read More...] about Did you know Dandelion can help inflammatory skin conditions?
Around the world, there are hundreds of flowering plant species known as Hibiscus, many of which are purely ornamental rather than medicinal. The most common of these ornamental varieties is Hibiscus syriacus. Like the rest of its sister strains, syriacus is part of the mallow family. The hibiscus plant is widely revered by a number of cultures. For instance, the ancient Egyptians … [Read More...] about Did you know hibiscus can help with energy and menstrual cramps?
The Herb Galangal (Alpinia officinarum) The medical applications of galangal are in many ways the same as its close relative ginger. It is a bitter herb that is used to promote digestion and stimulate appetite and production of digestive fluids. The herb is therefore used to treat anorexia, indigestion (dyspepsia), colic and stomach ache. It is also used traditionally for … [Read More...] about Did you know Galangal Root can help hiccups and more?
It’s Not Just For Wise Men Anymore: the Modern Health Benefits of Frankincense If you’re at all familiar with the Nativity story, then you’ve undoubtedly heard of the three wise men bringing gifts of frankincense and myrrh to the Christ child’s manger. But chances are, you’re not entirely sure what frankincense and myrrh even are. And you probably didn’t know that both are still around today, … [Read More...] about Frankincense – Benefits, Uses and Toxicity
It seems that addiction is prevalent in almost every area you look in this country. For some, addiction means not being able to put their phone down for five minutes. For others, addiction comes in the route of sugars or caffeine. However, others still suffer from even more horrible addictions than these which comes in the form of drugs, alcohol, or even tobacco addiction. An astounding 21 … [Read More...] about 5 Medicinal Herbs Known To Soothe Addiction Triggers
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