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Iron Phosphate – Benefits and Sources

Iron Phosphate Iron (Fe) and oxygen (O) combines with phosphorus (P) to form iron phosphate (FePO₄). There are different forms of iron phosphates, however, this article focuses on the natural conversion occurring in the body and plants (not the poisonous man-made chemical used to kill slugs and snails). The Significance of Iron Phosphate Iron is […]

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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 glass of water, and the next day sweeten it, drink, […]

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13 Uses of Dandelion

Dandelion is considered a pesky weed that pops up in people’s garden, on their landscape and just about anywhere they could squeeze themselves. They are however a very valuable herb that is rich in nutrients and possess a number of healing properties; some of which have been scientifically proven. Scientific name: Taraxacum officinale Common names: Dandelion, […]

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Antacid Herbs

Antacid Herbs Antacid herbs are those that neutralise excess acids in the stomach and intestines.  Many also have demulcent properties to protect the stomach lining. People tend to use antacids when there is discomfort after eating,  such as, acid-reflux, bloating, heartburn and general feelings of indigestion.  Acid-reflux and associated conditions, are actually due to problems […]

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Diuretic Herbs

Diuretics Herbs Diuretics are herbs that increase the flow of urine.  They allow the body to eliminate fluids without losing minerals, which is usually the case with diuretic medications. Ailments used to address Diuretics are used to treat fluid retention, obesity, bloating, lymphatic swellings, swollen feet, dropsy, edema, congestive heart failure, nerve inflammations such as […]

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Herbs and their properties - this is Damiana

Herbs, Parts Used, Properties & Uses

Common Name Parts Used Latin Name Family Properties & Uses Chemical Constituent Abelmosk seeds Hibiscus moschatus Malvaceae nervine, perfume, aphrodisiac, demulcent Acacia gum resin Acacia senegal, A. vera Leguminoseae gum, sweets, adhesives, demulcent gums, tannins Alfalfa leaves, sprouts Medicago sativa Leguminosae nutritive protein Allspice seeds Pimenta officinalis Myrtaceae spice, carminative eugenol, cineole, caryophyllene Allspice, Carolina […]

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Burdock plant - rich in iron

17 Great Sources of Iron

Below are a list of foods that are good sources of iron. 1. Anamu (Guinea Hen Weed) Not only is it rich in iron, it is also used for cleansing the body of harmful organisms and stimulating the immune system. Used to make teas, tinctures and extracts. 2. Blue Vervain Used to soothe the nervous […]

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