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Solanum incanum - Bitter Apple

Solanum Incanum (Bitter Apple)

Bitter Apple Summary Scientific Name: Solanum incanum Synonymns: Solanum incanum, Solanum sanctum, Solanum esculentum, Solanum subexarmatum, Solanum delagoense, Solanum beniense Common Names: Intobo, Umucucu (Rwanda); Ndula (Kihene), Bwantula, Bwanhula, Mtula (Mizaramo), Ntufululu (Kibende), Hnyanya-mvitu (Kirufiji), Mtula (Kisambaa), Nangali (Kifiome), Mdangu (K1pare), Hatulu (Kisukuma), Indulele (Ki-arusha),

Mimosa pudica

Mimosa Pudica – Sensitive Plant – Benefits and Uses

Mimosa Plant Summary Scientific Name: Mimosa pudica Other Names: Touch me not, Live and Die, Shame Plant, Humble Plant Habitat: Africa, Caribbean, Tropical America and Australia, also found in India. Commonly distributed in open-spaces, especially road side, cultivated land, and waste area. Description: Has recurved

oregon grape

Oregon Grape Root Benefits and Uses

The Oregan Grape falls into the category of alterative. It belongs to the order Berberidaceae. Latin name: Berberis Aquifolium. Synonyms: (or common names) Rocky Mountain grape, Holly leaved barberry, California barberry and Trailing mahonia. Habitat: Grows along the western coast of United States and in

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola Medicinal Plant – Benefits and Uses

Summary Latin name: Centella asiatica. Other names: Hydrocotyle, Hydrocotyle asiatica, Indian Pennywort, European Water-marvel, Pennywort. Habitat: The plant is indigenous to southeast Asia, India, Sri Lanka, parts of China, the western South Sea Islands, Madagascar, South Africa, southeast U.S., Mexico, Venezuela, Columbia, and eastern South

sangre de drago

Sangre de Drago (Dragon’s Blood)

Summary Scientific name: Croton lechleri Genus: Croton Species: lechleri, salutaris, palanostigma Common Name: Dragon’s blood also is known as Sangre de grado, Sangre de drago, Drago, Dragon’s blood, Sangue de drago, Sangue de agua Part Used Bark, resin/sap Medicinal Uses Dragon’s blood is a natural

Cupressus sempervirens

Cypress

Summary Scientific name: Cupressus sempervirens. Other names: German: Zypresse. French: Cyprès. Spanish: Ciprés. Chinese: Pien-po. Action: Vaso-constrictor, vein-tonic, antiseptic, aromatic, antispasmodic, sedative, diuretic. Part Used The parts of the plant used medicinally are the leaves and cones. Essential oil – external use only. Medicinal Uses

Artemisia absinthium

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

Scientific name: Artemisia absinthium Other Names: Green Ginger, Absinthe Medicinal Parts: The medicinal parts are the aerial shoots and leaves of the plant. Characteristics: The plant has an aromatic odour and a very bitter taste. Flower and Fruit: The numerous flower heads are short-stemmed and

gotu kola

Herbs for Radiation (5G, 4G, 3G, 2G)

A review examining the radioprotective potential of plant and herbal extracts with results obtained from in vitro and in vivo studies indicate that several botanicals protect against radiation-induced lethality, lipid peroxidation and DNA damage. Listed below see herbs with anti-radiation properties: Sea moss (Chrondrus crispus)

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

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

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