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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

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

chaparro amargo

Chaparro Amargosa

Overview Scientific name: Castela texana Botanical Family: Simaroubaceae Common Names: Bitter Chaparro, Bitter Chaparro, Tight Chaparro, Corona de Cristo, Amargosa, Bisbirinda, Bisvirinda, Quasia, Bitter Stick, Dog Grass, Quassia Common Names in English: Allthorn castela, Bitter bark, Crown-of thorns, Crucifixion thorn, Goat bush, Holacantha. In Mexico,

Stellaria media (Chickweed)

Chickweed

Scientific name: Stellaria media Other Names: Adder’s Mouth, Passerina, Satin Flower, Starweed, Starwort, Stitchwort, Tongue-Grass, Winterweed Habitat: The plant is found worldwide. Leaves, Stem and Root The plant is 5 to 30 cm high. The stem is decumbent and weak, heavily branched and often grows

Red Clove flower - alterative

Red Clover

Scientific name: Trifolium pratense Common name: Red Clover, Purple Clover, Trefoil, Wild Clover Natural order: Leguminosae Habitat: The plant is indigenous to Europe, central Asia, northern Africa and is naturalized in many other parts of the world. Flower and Fruit: One to 4 globular, ovate