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Condurango – Benefits and Uses

Condurango Scientific Name: Marsdenia cundurango, Rchb. Other Names: Eagle Vine, Condurangu, Condor vine, Gonolobus Condurango, Kondurango, Mata peroo Family: Asclepiadaceae Not to be Confused With: Asclepias umbellata or Elcomarrhiza amylacea Habitat: Native of the Andes Mountains in South America and especially in Ecuador and Peru.

cascara sagrada

Cascara Sagrada Extract (Herbal Formula)

Cascara Extract. (half strength) 1 in 2. Ingredients: 4 ounces Cascara Sagrada bark (cut or ground) 1 quart Distilled water Instruction: 1. Bring to boil, then simmer slowly, covered, for 1 hour. 2. Strain, return bark to clean saucepan, add enough water to cover bark,

Pumpernickel slice with tomatoes

Pumpernickel Avocado Slices (Recipe)

Here are two sandwich ideas you might want to try. They are easy to prepare and very delicious! Description: Pumpernickel bread covered with avocado mashed with chili flakes and topped with cherry tomatoes. Description: Pumpernickel bread covered with avocado mashed with chili flakes and topped

Guaco

Guaco (Mikania spp.) – Benefits and Uses

Scientific name: Mikania spp. Species: cordifolia, glomerata, guaco, laevigata Other names: Guaco, Huaco, Guao, Vejuco, Bejuco, Gwaco Bush Family: Asteraceae Genus: Mikania Activities Anti-septic, anti-bacterial, tonic, depurative, hemostat, fungicide, cholagogue, febrifuge, laxative, aperative Constituents Guaco’s constituents include coumarin, lupeol acetate o-hydroxy-cinnamic acid, kaurenoic acid, cinnamoylgrandifloric

balm of gilead

Balm of Gilead (Commiphora gileadensis)

Latin Name: Commiphora gileadensis. Other Names: Balsam, Judaean Balsam, Balm of Mecca Families: Commiphora Habitat: India, W. Pakistan, Arabia, Tropical and Southern Africa. Parts Used: Leaf bud, resin Uses The gum resin obtained from the stem is astringent, demulcent, diaphoretic, stomachic and vulnerary. It is

balm of gilead

Balm of Gilead (Poplar)

BALM OF GILEAD (Poplar) Scientific Name: Populus Balsamifera, Populus spp. Other names: Balsam Poplar, Poplar buds, Populus gileadensis. French: Baumier. German: Mekkabalsambaum; Spanish: Bilsamo; Italian: Balsamo della Mecca; Indian: Gungal. Leaf buds. Habitat: Canada and North America Flowering and Fruiting: Balsam poplar generally reaches flowering

hiatal hernia

Hiatal Hernia – Natural Remedies

Hiatal hernia occurs where the stomach protrudes into the lower chest, worsening heartburn and weakening the esophageal sphincter. Symptoms of Hiatal Hernia Symptoms of hiatal hernia are distension, regurgitation, belching, pain, heartburn (which worsens when lying down or stooping), feeling of food ‘sticking in the

Natural and Herbal Remedies for Dandruff

Dandruff is dermatitis of the hair and scalp. It is a common skin condition that causes white or grey flakes to appear on the scalp and in the hair. Herbs for Dandruff Below are some herbs traditionally used to treat dandruff: Burdock Eucalyptus Nettle Rosemary

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