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"
Tag: Plant Family: Fabaceae
Scientific Name: Vachellia nilotica Used to provide a soothing coating for inflammations in the respiratory, and urinary tracts.Continue reading "Gum Arabic"
Scientific Name: Derris elliptica The root of Derris contains rotenone, which is a powerful insecticide. It can also be applied topically to abscesses.Continue reading "Derris"
Scientific Name: Senna marilandica Effective cathartic.Continue reading "Maryland Senna"
Scientific Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra Common flavor additive in food, beverages, and tobacco. It has been used to treat gastrointestinal conditions such as gastric ulcers, chronic gastritis and dyspepsia.Continue reading "Cultivated Licorice"
Scientific name: Ceratonia Siliqu infantile diarrhea, emulsifierContinue reading "Carob"
Scientific Name: Senna elata Effective treatment for ringworm and fungal infections of the skin. A poultice is made from the fresh leaves and blended with vegetable oil. The active ingrediant is chrysophanic acid. Also has laxative effects from the anthraquione content.Continue reading "Candelabra Bush"
Blue Wild Indigo
Scientific Name: Baptisia australis Wild Blue Indigo was used by the Cherokees as a source of blue dye. The roots have purgative properties, and may also alleviate nausea and toothaches.Continue reading "Blue Wild Indigo"