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"
Tag: Type: Tender/Tropical
Dotted Wild Coffee
Scientific Name: Psychotria punctata The genus Psychotria are sources of indole, monoterpene indole, quinoline and isoquinoline alkaloids, flavonoids, coumarins, terpenoids, the psychedelic chemical dimethyltrytamine and cyclic peptides with biological activity (cytotoxicity, analgesics, antivirals, antifungals and modulators.Continue reading "Dotted Wild Coffee"
Scientific Name: Hyslocereus sp. The red fleshed fruit contains antioxidant lycopene, which helps protect against cell damage. Contains many more antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that are helpful for the body.Continue reading "Dragon Fruit"
Scientific Name: Moringa oleifera Many parts of the drumstick tree (flowers, seeds, leaves, bark, roots) are used medicinally. It is rich in polyphenols, and has anti-septic properties.Continue reading "Drumstick Tree"
Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree
Scientific Name: Musa acuminata Source of potassium. Smaller version of the larger banana trees allowing it to be a house plant.Continue reading "Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree"
Ephedra Ma Huang
Scientific Name: Ephedra sinica Used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat asthma or bronchitis.Continue reading "Ephedra Ma Huang"
Scientific Name: Eucalyptus globulus Antibacterial, intiinflammatory properties.Continue reading "Eucalyptus"
Scientific Name: Eucalyptus teneticornis Used in production of cineole based eucalyptus oil.Continue reading "Forrest Redgum"
Scientific Name: Plumeria sp. Irritates eyes and skin. Contains antioxidants and can be used as a stress reliever.Continue reading "Frangipani"
Scientific Name: Alpinia galangal Treats stomach ailments and skin infections.Continue reading "Galangal"