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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

Muicle (Justica spicigera)

Muicle

Scientific name: Justicia spicigera Family: Acanthaceae Other names: Limalin, Mohuite, Muitle, Mucle, Indigo stone, Indigo grass, Purple grass, Mahuitle, Mayotli, Micle, Mohuite, Dye stick and Trumpet, among others Habitat: Native to Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua) and Mexico, and

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.

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

Blue vervain herb

Nervine Tonic (Nerves, Reproductive Problems and more)

A nervine is a plant remedy that has a beneficial effect upon the nervous system. Nervine Tonic Ingredients 2 oz Blue Vervain Herb (Verbena hastata) (cut) 2 oz Damiana Leaves (Turnera diffusa) (cut) 2 oz Scullcap Herb (Scutellaria) (cut) 2 quarts Distilled Water Preparation 1.

candida

Natural Herbal Remedies for Candida

Natural Herbal Remedies for Candida Candida, (Candida albicans) is a fungal infection. Candida species can infect the mouth, skin and mucus membranes. Symptoms: Vulva itching, soreness, white discharge of watery to cheesy consistency. Urination painful, recurring cystitis, irritability, premenstrual and menstrual problems, anxiety, heartburn, and

lily of the valley

The Lily of The Valley

Lily of the Valley Scientific Name: Convallaria majalis L. Other Names: May Lily, May Bells, Convallaria, Our Lady’s Tears, Convall-Lily, Lily Constancy, Jacob’s Ladder, Ladder-to-Heaven, Muguet What it is called in other languages: German: Lilienkonvallen. French: Muguet. Spanish: Lirio de Los Valles. Italian: Mughetto. Habitat:

Shepherd's purse

Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstrual Bleeding)

Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstrual Bleeding) Menorrhagia is menstrual periods with abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding. [1] It could be as a result of uterine fibroids, hormonal imbalance, uterine cancer, ovary dysfunction, intrauterine device (IUD), medication or a number of other conditions that resulted in deficiency and

lily of the valley

Lily of the Valley Herbal Formula

Decoction of Lily of the Valley Root Ingredients: 2 ozs. Lily of the Valley Root (cut) 1 quart distilled water Instruction: 1. Put the root into the water and let stand for 6 hours. 2. Boil slowly for 1 hour, while closely covered. 3. Strain,

Ageratum conyzoides

Medicinal Plants of Southern Ecuador

Medicinal Plants of Southern Ecuador The below table outlines traditional use of medicinal plants in Loja province, Southern Ecuador. Two hundred fifteen plant species were collected, identified and their vernacular names and traditional uses recorded. The information was accumulated from local healers, market vendors and

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