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Cenizo De Monterrey (Leucophyllum Frutescens) - ital is vital

Cenizo de Monterrey (Ash of Monterrey) Medicinal Plant

Latin Name: Leucophyllum frutescens Family: Scrophulariaceae Common Names: Cenizo de Monterrey, Monterey Pigweed, Barometer Bush, Ash Plant, Cenizo, Texas Ranger, Texas Silver Leaf, Purple Sage Habitat & Description The Ash is a medium-sized shrub with a compact shape, delicate silver to gray-green leaves, and displays of prolific purple flowers from summer to fall. It is […]

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cranesbill

Handbook of Medicinal Herbs by James A. Duke

Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, Second Edition by James A. Duke with Mary Jo Bogenschutz-Godwin, Judi duCellier, Peggy-Ann K. Duke HAN D B O O K O F Medicinal Herbs• Mary Jo Bogt schutz-Godwin Judi.dnCclliu Feggy—Aoa IN Dulc €R PRHSS H A N D B O O K O F Medicinal H A N D B […]

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barberries

Herbal Materia Medica

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.

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

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Anatomy - Digestive System

Herbal Formula For Colon Cleanse

I have been asked a few times about herbal formula for cleaning the bowels, and gastrointestinal tract in general. Below are a list of formula I have gathered from some of the more effective herbalists of the past and today. The formula are listed as known, you may substitute any herb as you desire. Dr […]

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Blood circulation

How To Improve Circulation

What is circulation Circulation refers to the blood’s ability to move freely throughout the body. It is “the movement of blood through the vessels of the body induced by the pumping action of the heart”. Why is it important Circulation is important because the blood, in particular the red blood cells, carry oxygen and nutrients […]

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red blood cells

Understanding Disease & A Natural Approach To Healing

Health is our natural state of being. Period! ‘Disease’ is an unnatural concept, in fact, what if I told you there was no such thing as ‘diseases’.  OK, don’t run for the hill… and no, I am not going crazy!  Believing in the concept of diseases is believing that something has afflicted us,  that is […]

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Seaweed and Kelp

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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Blue vervain herb

Herbs Actions & Related Definitions

Below are a list of actions, therapeutic effects and definitions relating to herbs, medicine and the body. abortifacient an agent that can induce abortions alkaloid a nitrogenous, basic, and often medicinal, plant compound allergen a compound that produces an allergic reaction alterative a compound that alters body metabolism analeptic a restorative analgesic an agent that […]

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Filling your own capsules

How Much Herb To Use

Packing Your Own Capsules It is a definite advantage to learning how to pack your own capsules – I simply believe we should all learn how to, even if we still decide to buy pre-packaged formula. There are a few things to bear in mind when you undertake making your own herbal formula, including deciding […]

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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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