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Calotropis procera plant

Apple of Sodom (Sodom’s Milkweed) Medicinal Plant

Overview of Calotropis procera Name: Apple of Sodom (Sodom’s Milkweed) Latin Name: Calotropis procera Other Names: Sodom Apple, Stabragh, Kapok Tree, King’s Crown, Rubber Bush, Rubber Tree, Calotropis, Auricula Tree, Cabbage Tree, Calotrope, Camel Tree, Dead Sea Fruit, Desert Wick, French Cotton, Giant Milkweed, Indian Milkweed, Mudar Fiber, Mudar Plant, Rooster Tree, Sodom’s Milkweed and […]

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Cenizo De Monterrey (Leucophyllum Frutescens) - ital is vital

Cenizo de Monterrey (Ash of Monterrey) Medicinal Plant

Latin Name: Leucophyllum frutescens Family: Scrophulariaceae Common Names: Cenizo de Monterrey, Monterey Pigweed, Barometer Bush, Ash Plant, Cenizo, Texas Ranger, Texas Silver Leaf, Purple Sage Habitat & Description The Ash is a medium-sized shrub with a compact shape, delicate silver to gray-green leaves, and displays of prolific purple flowers from summer to fall. It is […]

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Castor plant (Castor oil, leaves, seeds))

Castor Plant / Castor Oil Benefits & Uses

Castor Plant Summary Scientific Name: Ricinus Communis Family Name: Euphorbiaceae Other Names: Castor, Castor Bean, Palma Christi, Ricin, Wonder Tree, Krapata, Djarak, Reer, Mexico Seed, Castor Oil Plant, Castor Oil Bush Habitat: Common in distributed areas and waste land. The plant is cultivated widely today in the tropics and subtropics and in temperate latitudes where […]

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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), Htobotobo (Kikerewe), Htobolo (Kijita), Htunguja, Hndulele (Kiswahili), Hdulamu, Htulantu (Kinyamwezi), […]

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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 thorns and with sensitive soft grey green leaflets that fold […]

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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 the Rocky Mountains. Parts Used: Rhizome and roots. Therapeutic Properties […]

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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 America. Constituents Flavonoids, terpenoids, volatile oil and other constituents. Action […]

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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 healing agent with properties to heal small wounds and cuts […]

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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 Cypress can be used traditionally for varicose veins, oedema, piles, […]

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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 hang in a many-flowered panicle. The capitula are small, globular, […]

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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) Gingko (Gingko biloba) Gotu Kola / Pennywort (Centella asiatica) Seaberry […]

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