A study of the medicinal plants used by the Marakwet Community in Kenya Conducted by: Wilson Kipkore, Bernard Wanjohi, Hillary Rono and Gabriel Kigen Published: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 2014 Abstract Background: The medicinal plants used by herbalists in Kenya have not been well
In his literature on herbology, Dr Edward Shooks gave us an insight on potassium chloride, and its effect on the formation and role of fibrin in the body. It is an explanation that is rarely seen at such a basic level, giving insight into the
Cancer of the Lung Lung Cancer is cancer in the lungs. It is one of the more common and serious types of cancer. There are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages of lung cancer, however some people develop symptoms such as aches
Syphilis is described as a bacterial infection that is usually caught by having sex intercourse with someone who’s infected. Antisyphilitics herbs are used to rid the system of syphilis. Lapacho Tree/Pau d’arco (Tabebuia avellanedae) Lignum vitae (Guaiacum officinalis) Turkey Corn (Corydalis canadensis) Sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
Dr Sebi’s Recommendation In an interview Dr Sebi was asked what he suggested for Sciatica and he recommended the following: Viento Holy Thistle / Blessed Thistle Herbal recommendations Elderberry Juice – often banishes the pains of sciatica and other forms of neuralgia, though, of no
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
Herbal Materia Medica, Fifth edition by Michael Moore Outlines of over 500 major botanical medicines, with the preferred forms and methods of their preparations, strengths, solutions, the most common adult dosages environmental status, and potential dangers.
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,
African women worldwide spend millions of dollars every year on various hair care products. Unfortunately, many of the products we use contain harmful chemicals that are linked to serious health conditions such as cancer, reproductive impairment, heart and mental problems among many other health issues.
Scientific name: Peumus boldus Part used: Leaves Habitat: Grows in Central Chile Constituents Alkaloids (narcotic alkaloid called boldoglucin), flavonoids, volatile oils, other constituents such as coumarin, resin and tannin. Action Cholagogue, liver tonic, diuretic, urinary antiseptic, laxative (mild), choleretic, anti-obesity, liver-protector, anti-inflammatory, choleretic. Medicinal Uses
Hepatitis C is primarily spread by contact with blood. In the past it was transmitted by blood transfusions, but that is rare today because our blood supply is screened for the virus antibodies. Today it is spread by sharing needles, and less commonly, from contaminated
Actions of Flaxseed The actions of flaxseeds include demulcent, emollient, anti-cough, nutrient body-builder, antispasmodic (stomach and bowel). An expectorant. Source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, mucins and minerals. Rich in linoleic acid for breaking down cholesterol deposits, and to produce specific types of prostaglandins. Bulk laxative