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croton eleuteria (cascarilla)

Cascarilla (Croton Eleuteria )

Summary Scientific Name: Croton eleuteria, Cascarilla officinalis. Family: Euphorbiaceae. Other Names: Cascarilla, Sweetwood, Sweet Bark, Bahama Cascarilla, Eleutheria, Cascarilla Cortex, Cortex Thuris, Aromatic Quinquina, False Quinquina, Sweet Wood Bark, Sweet Bark. Habitat: Indigenous to the West Indies, also grown in tropical areas of America. Description

Equisetum arvense / Horsetail / Shave grass.

Horsetail (Shave Grass) – Benefits & Uses

Scientific Name: Equisetum arvense L. Other Names: Shavegrass, Pewterwort, Nature’s hoover, Bottle-Brush, Corn Horsetail, Dutch Rushes, Field Horsetail, Horse Willow, Horsetail Grass, Horsetail Rush, Paddock-Pipes, Scouring Rush, Shave Grass, Toadpipe Medicinal Parts The medicinal parts are the dried green, sterile shoots and fresh sterile shoots,

White Dead Nettle

White Dead Nettle

Scientific Name: Lamium album Other Names: Blind Nettle, Dumb Nettle, Dead Nettle, Deaf Nettle, Bee Nettle, Archangel, Stingless Nettle, White Archangel Medicinal Parts The medicinal parts are the flowers and leaves. Constituents Flavone glycosides, mucilage, tannin. Main Action Anti-catarrhal. Uses of the White Dead Nettle

Croton (Pavana)

Summary The genus Croton belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family, which comprises approximately 1300 species. Many Croton species have been used as folk medicines. Scientific name: Croton pavana (syn. Croton tiglium) Related species: Croton lechleri, Croton megalocarpus, Croton palanostigma, Croton salutaris Other names: Croton Seeds, Tiglium,

Tetrapleura tetraptera

Herbal Medicine in Ghana Part 1

Research Title: An Exploratory Ethnobotanical Study of the Practice of Herbal Medicine by the Akan Peoples of Ghana Researchers: Caroline Abel, BSc (Hons), MNIMH, and Kofi Busia, PhD, BSc (Hons) Herb Med, MCMA Abstract This exploratory ethnobotanical study took place in Kumasi, the capital city

Coronavirus

Coronavirus – Natural Remedies

Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) The Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new respiratory illness that has not previously been seen in humans. At the time of publishing this article it has been reported that more than 9,000 people in China have been infected and 213 have died. There have

book of herbology

Dioscorides De Materia Medica

The below is a book of herbology said to written by Pedanius Dioscorides, who lived over 2,000 years ago. It is exhibited here for informational purposes only. Editorial Preface (Excerpt) Pedanius Dioscorides the Greek wrote this De Materia Medica approximately two thousand years ago. In

lung cancer

Lung Cancer (Natural Remedies)

Cancer of the Lung Lung Cancer is cancer in the lungs. It is one of the more common and serious types of cancer. There are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages of lung cancer, however some people develop symptoms such as aches

Syphilis

Herbs For Syphilis

Syphilis is described as a bacterial infection that is usually caught by having sex intercourse with someone who’s infected. Antisyphilitics herbs are used to rid the system of syphilis. Lapacho Tree/Pau d’arco (Tabebuia avellanedae) Lignum vitae (Guaiacum officinalis) Turkey Corn (Corydalis canadensis) Sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)