Scientific Name: Silybum marianum Research suggests that milk thistle extracts both prevent and repair damage to the liver from toluene and/or xylene.Continue reading "Milk Thistle"
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Scientific Name: Avena sativa Oat extract is used to soothe skin conditions. It is the principal ingredient for the Aveeno line of products. Immature flower heads used in herbal tea as “milky oats.”Continue reading "Oats"
Scientific Name: Crocus sativus Saffron’s taste and fragrance result from the chemicals picrocrocin and safranal.Continue reading "Saffron"
Toothache Plant, Splanthes
Scientific Name: Acmella oleracea The aerial parts contain spilanthol, which creates a numbing sensation and increases salivation when chewed.Continue reading "Toothache Plant, Splanthes"
Scientific Name: Curcuma longa Used in Aryuvedic medicine for treatment of indigestion and inflammatory ailments. Curcumin, a phenol derived from the plant has been the subject of numerous clinical trials for a range of diseases and is the source of the yellow coloring.Continue reading "Turmeric"
Scientific Name: Impatiens balsamina Plant is high in mucilage. Traditional use in TCM is to remove stagnation of chi, also used for anti itch. # of specimens: 2 Source: Strictly Medicinal Seeds. Seed.Continue reading "Balsam, Chinese"
Scientific Name: Lobelia cardinalis The Iroquois had many medicinal uses for cardinal flower. The root was boiled together with the root of Cichorium intybus and the liquid was used to treat fever sores.Continue reading "Cardinal Flower"
Scientific Name: Fagopyrum esculentum Used to improve blood flow by strengthening veins and small blood vessels; to treat varicose veins and poor circulation in the legs.Continue reading "Buckwheat"