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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

7 Medicinal Plants Used In Belize

No. Common name Scientific name Use 1 Bejuco Verde Agonandra racemosa (DC.) Standl. Sedative, laxative, gastritis, analgesic 2 Calawalla Phlebodium decumanum (Wild.) J. Smith Ulcers, pain, gastritis, chronic indigestion, high blood pressure, cancer 3 China Root Smilax lanceolata L. Blood tonic, fatigue, anaemia, acid stomach

Brickellia grandiflora

Herbal Medicine for Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common endocrine disorder that afflicts many people worldwide. It is estimated that by 2030 approximately 5.82% of the world’s population will be affected.1 There are different types of diabetes but the two more well-known are diabetes type 1 and diabetes

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