Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil Definition and Utilization Australian inhabitants have been using the leaves of a plant called Melaleuca (Tea tree) for centuries. Today, the tea tree oil is known as antisepticum effective against bacteria and virus illnesses all over the world. Tea tree oil, Melaleuca alternifolia, smells pleasantly as nutmeg. It is the best remedy […]

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Turmeric (curcuma longa) Health Benefits and Side Effects

Definition A major component of curry spices – turmeric (curcuma longa) – is used in Chinese and Indian medicine for thousands of years to mitigate disease states, ranging from flatulence to irregular menstruation. In western countries is now recognized as an effective anti-inflammatory agent and a cure for cancer. It is grown in China, Indonesia […]

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Cranberry – Health, Benefits, Dosage

Cranberry Definition and Utilization Cranberry is generally used in kitchen and also as remedy. In present days, fen-berry widely vegetates in the area of peatery and moorland in Central America, North Europe and North America where it is also grown. Traditionally, crushed berries were applied on lesions and tumors. They were also effective to prevent […]

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Uncaria Tomentosa (Cat’s Claw) benefits and side effects

Uncaria Tomentosa Definition and Utilization However cat’s claw – Uncaria tomentosa is used in medicine only since 1980, Indians has been applying this plant to heal lesions, to cure stomachache, pain, joint pain, to help in therapy of cancer and other diseases. Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) is utilizable for its bark and root. In the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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