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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,

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

Mimosa plant

Medicinal Plants Used by the Marakwet Community in Kenya

A study of the medicinal plants used by the Marakwet Community in Kenya Conducted by: Wilson Kipkore, Bernard Wanjohi, Hillary Rono and Gabriel Kigen Published: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 2014 Abstract Background: The medicinal plants used by herbalists in Kenya have not been well

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)

sciatic nerve

Remedies for Sciatica

Dr Sebi’s Recommendation In an interview Dr Sebi was asked what he suggested for Sciatica and he recommended the following: Viento Holy Thistle / Blessed Thistle Herbal recommendations Elderberry Juice – often banishes the pains of sciatica and other forms of neuralgia, though, of no

Bay leaves

Bay (Leaves)

Bay Leaves Overview Scientific name: Laurus nobilis Other names: Sweet Bay, Victor’s laurel. French: Laurier franc, German: Edler Lorbeerbaum, Spanish: Lauro, Italian: Lauro franco. Action: antiseptic, antifungal, gastric tonic, nutritive, mild sedative, anti-dandruff, carminative, cholagogue, and vermifuge. Oil has mild bactericidal and anti-fungal properties. Uses

boldo

Boldo

Scientific name: Peumus boldus Part used: Leaves Habitat: Grows in Central Chile Constituents Alkaloids (narcotic alkaloid called boldoglucin), flavonoids, volatile oils, other constituents such as coumarin, resin and tannin. Action Cholagogue, liver tonic, diuretic, urinary antiseptic, laxative (mild), choleretic, anti-obesity, liver-protector, anti-inflammatory, choleretic. Medicinal Uses