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
The greatest benefit of all that lies in tree turmeric is its ability to help regulate blood sugar. High blood sugar is typically caused by diabetes, a health condition prevalent in the United States as well as the rest of the world. Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when sugar builds up in the bloodstream and the body doesn’t create enough insulin in order to combat the problem. There’s … [Read More...] about Did you know Tree Turmeric can help regulate blood sugar (and is different from Turmeric)?
Cinchona Bark (Cinchona officinalis) The active ingredient against malaria, the alkaloid quinine, was isolated in the 1820s, prompting further cultivation of trees, especially C. ledgeriana and C. succirubra. In the 1940s, after the active alkaloid was isolated and identified drug companies were able to develop synthetic quinine. Some strains of malaria have become … [Read More...] about Did you know Cinchona Bark fights malaria with Quinine?
Medicinal Herbs for High Fever There are a number of medicinal herbs that have a long history of use as a natural treatment for fever, as well as traditional herbal combinations that are pleasant to the taste and provide a number of benefits when suffering from fever and chills. In holistic tradition, herbs are not used to reduce fever unless there is also some positive benefit in treating … [Read More...] about What herbs reduce fever?
The Medicinal Herb Andrographis paniculata - ©The Herbal Resource This bitter shrub has shown immunity-boosting capabilities by stimulating the body’s natural immune systems. Researchers have reported that the plant is effective in preventing the multiplication of cancer cells. Andrographolides in the plant are thought to enhance immune function such as in the production of white blood … [Read More...] about Did you know Andrographis can boost your immune system?
Cinchona Bark (Cinchona officinalis) The native range of cinchona species are the lower to mid-elevations of the Andes in South America. Cinchona is the national tree of both Peru and Ecuador. Supposedly, the planting of cinchona trees outside of South America was initiated by the Jesuits, who had long collected the bark in Peru and promoted its use wherever there were Jesuit missions. The … [Read More...] about Did you know Cinchona Bark is the source of the anti-malarial drug quinine?
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