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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

Burdock herb

Uses of Burdock Root, Leaves & Seeds

Burdock is a plant traditionally known for its many uses. In this article, we include some information on some of its recorded uses. Popular uses It has a direct influence on the blood, and as such conditions affecting the skin and mucous membranes. Its influence

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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

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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

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