Scientific Name: Taxus x media “Greenwave” Extracts from the bark of the Pacific and common yew are used in treatment for ovarian and breast cancer.Continue reading "Yew"
Scienitfic Name: Eupatorium rugosum The common name boneset apparently derives from the plant’s historical use in treating dengue fever (which is also known as breakbone).Continue reading "Chocolate"
Scientific Name: Piper methythusticum The active components called kavalactones are found mostly in the root and rhizome. The kavalactones are thought to help decrease anxiety and relax musclesContinue reading "Kava Kava"
Scientific Name: Vachellia nilotica Used to provide a soothing coating for inflammations in the respiratory, and urinary tracts.Continue reading "Gum Arabic"
Scientific Name: Agave americana Agave syrup is commercially produced from agave. Most agave syrup comes from Mexico and South Africa.Continue reading "Agave"
Scientific Name: Punica granatum L. Juice of the pomegranate may be effective in reducing heart disease risk factors, including LDL oxidation.Continue reading "Pomegrante"
Scientific Name: Ephedra sinica Used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat asthma or bronchitis.Continue reading "Ephedra Ma Huang"
Scientific Name: Rauvolfia serpentina Reserpine is an alkaloid first isolated from R. serpentina and was widely used as an antihypertensive drug.Continue reading "Indian Snakeroot"
Scientific Name: Catharanthus roseus Source of vincristine and vinblastine, anticancer drugs used in the treatment of leukemia and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Can be dangerous if consumed.Continue reading "Madagascar Periwinkle"
Scientific Name: Carica papaya Used for tenderizing meat.Continue reading "Papaya"