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Varicose veins

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins that usually occur on the legs and feet. They may be blue or dark purple and are often lumpy, bulging or twisted in appearance. Symptoms of Varicose Veins Visibly distended veins. Large veins that you can see just

Fibroids

Fibroids and Natural Alternatives To Treatment

A fibroid is myoma of the womb. It is non-malignant growth of smooth muscle tissue enlarging into a mass on the wall of the womb. Fibroids account for most hysterectomies. Women may have them without knowing and they are more common between the ages of

Sickle cell

Sickle Cell Anaemia

Sickle Cell Anaemia is a form of anaemia affecting people of African, Asian, and Mediterranean origin. The name derives from the sickle-shaped cells instead of circular red blood cells. Few sufferers of sickle cell survive beyond their 40th year. Symptoms of Sickle Cell Anaemia The

Lobelia

Bronchodilators (Asthma, Bronchitis)

Herbs that expand the clear space within the bronchial tubes, thus opening-up airways and relieving obstruction. Effective for asthma, bronchitis, emphysema. They may help cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and relieve cough. Bronchodilator Herbs Ephedra Euphorbia hirta Grindelia Lobelia Mouse Ear Sundew White Horehound White Squills Wild

wild lettuce

Wild Lettuce – Benefits & Uses

Scientic name: Lactuca virosa L. Family: Asteraceae/Compositae Other names: Bitter Lettuce, Great Lettuce, Lettuce Opium, Prickly Lettuce, Strong-Scented Lettuce, Green Endive, Lettuce Opium, Acrid Lettuce, Poison Lettuce, Wild Lettuce Not to be Confused With: Lactuca sativa, Lactuca serriola, Lactuca quercina and Sonchus oleraceus. Habitat: The

lily of the valley

Potassium Chloride (Tumour, Fibroid, Growth, Catarrh etc)

Potassium Chloride Formed through the unification of potassium and chlorine. It is found in the blood and lymph. By its action on collagen (which is a particular gelatinoid) it forms fibrin. This fibrin is the builder of muscular and ligamentous structures, but unless there is

Damiana flower

Traditional Aphrodisiac Plants

Traditional Plants Containing Aphrodisiac Potentials Reference(s) noted 1. Ang HH, Chan KL, Gan EK, Yuen KH. Enhancement of sexual motivation in sexually naive male mice by Eurycoma longifolia. International Journal of Pharmacology 1997; 35:144‐146. 2. Osen RC, Ashton AK. Prosexual drugs: empirical status of the

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,

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

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