Echinacea (Coneflower)

Echinacea Definition and Utilization Originates from North America. Echinacea was used by many physicians and curers before antibiotics were found. Today, it begins to be popular remedy again because it strengthens immunity system during coldness and other infections. Coneflower is widely vegetating plant with purple flowers similar to daisies. In Central America, its planting was widely […]

Read More

Milk thistle and liver

Milk Thistle Definition and Utilization Milk thistle was used for his remedial effectiveness in antic Greece and Rome. Over 300 scientific works have been posted until today. All of them confirmed beneficial effects of this plant, especially in therapy of liver diseases. Milk thistle, also called Silybum marianum, belongs to aster tribe, has purple flowers […]

Read More

Valerian (valeriana officinalis) dosage and side effects

Definition of Valerian It is three o’clock in the morning and you awake with wide eyes. I sincerely hope to have something that you conjure up sleep. The answer can be Valerian – valeriana officinalis. This herb easily promote sleep without unpleasant side effects of conventional medications. In many European countries, including Germany and England, valerian is authorized […]

Read More

Information about Herbs and Medical Plants

Tip: Are you looking for some specific term or disease? The best way is to use search feature above Herbal supplements are made from plants, especially leaves and flowers, stems, roots or bark. Plant parts can be used either in their natural form, or prepared as tablets, capsules, powders, tinctures and other forms. Herbal supplements […]

Read More

Angelica sinensis benefits and side effects

Angelica Sinensis Definition Angelica sinensis is commonly added to many female dietary supplements. This herb is a traditional tonic used in Asia to strengthen female reproductive system. Angelica sinensis is only a little bit less popular than ginseng, especially in China or Japan. West countries are not confident about effectiveness of this plant. Even though, […]

Read More

Ginger- Definition, Treatment, Side Effects

Definition and Utilization Since the time of old India, China and Rome, ginger has been known for its healing qualities. Ginger is still used as effective remedy for digestion difficulties. Ginger is a lasted plant of warm climate relative to curcuma and cardamom which roots are used in kitchen or in the medicine. It tastes biting, […]

Read More

Peppermint (mentha piperita) benefits oil and tea

Definition of Peppermint Even after centuries provides peppermint (mentha piperita) – Hall of aromatic herbs – relief from indigestion, colds and headaches. Today’s most appreciated the ability to mint soothe the digestive system, alleviate digestive disorders, symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive problems. Peppermint (mentha piperita) is grown worldwide as a spice and as […]

Read More

Astragalus Membranaceus (milkvetch)

Astragalus Membranaceus Definition and Usage Rich in many substances stimulate immunity system of human organism. In China, Astragalus is used as remedy in prevention of many diseases. Even though it’s yellow flowers look frangible, this plant is resistant to unfavorable weather. The most important part of this herb is its root containing many beneficial substances […]

Read More

Gotu Kola (centella-asiatica) benefits and side effects

Gotu Kola Definition Therapeutic use of Gotu kola also known as Asiatic pennywort has its roots in India, where it is still part of the ancient healing tradition known as Ayurveda. The legend of their medicinal effects in skin disease has gradually spread from Asia to Europe, where it is widely used to treat burns […]

Read More

St. John’s wort anxiety and depression

St. John’s wort Definition Old Greeks and Romans believed that St. John’s wort can drive away demons. Today, St. John’s wort is famous as natural medicine against depressions. It is more abstemious alternative medicine with less contraindication. Common St. John’s wort (Klamath weed) is shrubby herb with light yellow flowers is planted all over the […]

Read More