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Medicinal Plants for HIV/AIDS

Science continues to grabble with the issue of HIV/AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). We recently heard how close they are to finding a cure. However, we have, in fact, heard this many times before. While they work to find the elusive cure,

Stinging nettle leaf

Stinging Nettle Beverage for Iron Deficiency Anaemia

Spring is here and there is no doubt you will see the stinging nettle herb (Urtica dioica L.) springing up (no pun intended) just about everywhere, especially as the climate gets warmer and we experience more of the sun. What better time to begin incorporating it

Stinging nettle

Medicinal Plants of Jamaica and Their Uses – Part 2

The information provided in this article are excerpts from the research of medicinal plants carried out at the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica, between 1948 and 2001. The data is organised as listed in the

Salvia (Sage)

Medicinal Plants of Jamaica and Their Uses – Part 1

The information provided in this article are excerpts from the research of medicinal plants carried out at the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica, between 1948 and 2001. The data is organised as listed in the

Herbs - how to use herbs

Medicinal Plants of Nigeria and Their Uses

The use of medicinal plants is an important part of Nigeria’s culture. Traditional healers over the years have used plants to treat and prevent a wide range of illnesses. The information provided here is from the research paper Traditional medicine and the future of Medicinal

Balanites aegyptiaca

Medicinal Plants of Sudan and Their Uses – Part 2

Medicinal Plants of Sudan and their uses – part 2 is a continuation of part 1. The information is from the paper ‘Gems from traditional north-African medicine: medicinal and aromatic plants from Sudan’ by Hassan K HALID, Wail Elsadig A BDALLA, Haider A BDELGADIR, Till

Guiera senegalensis

Medicinal Plants of Sudan and Their Uses – Part 1

Medicinal Plants of Sudan and their uses – part 1 is from the paper ‘Gems from traditional north-African medicine: medicinal and aromatic plants from Sudan’ by Hassan K HALID, Wail Elsadig A BDALLA, Haider A BDELGADIR, Till O PATZ, b and Thomas E FFERTH. Below

Salvia (Sage)

Popular Mexican Herbs and Their Uses

Achiote, Annato: (Bixa orellana – Bixaceae): – Measles (ground seeds applied to bath) – Buccal sores (seeds steeped in water, as rinse) – Condiment and food colouring Aguacate: (Avocado, Persea americana): – Intestinal worms (grate 8 to 10 grams of fresh avocado-pit rind into a

Dandelion

Herbal Plants: Keep Traditional Medicine Alive

It is important that we not only learn about herbal plants but pass on the knowledge to those around us – including our children, and others we come in contact with. Below is some information that might help you to do that. Herbal Plants Keeping

allspice, pimento

Herbs, Spices & their Complements

The following list includes the most common spices and herbs and, in general, the types of foods they’re compatible with: Allspice: Apples, beets, cabbage, caramel, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, juniper, nuts, nutmeg, onions, pears, pumpkin, root vegetables, seaweeds Anise: Apples, beets, caramel, carrots, chocolate, citrus, cinnamon,

How To Make Chickweed Salve / Ointment For Skin Conditions

Chickweed, scientifically known as Stellar maria, is a herb that is traditionally used to combat health conditions including obesity and dietary insufficiencies. It is however more popularly known for its skin healing abilities. Chickweed is administered both internally and externally to address skin conditions. Here

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